Big Day Out Page 2
Senior Sign Out Day Page 4
New Entrants' Day Page 5
Mr Scrooge Page 6
Prize Givings Page 16
FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER
Big Day Out A fun-filled day at Hanmer Springs was the reward for a group of students selected by ballot from the many who have met school expectations throughout the year.
Departing at 8.00 am on 29 November was a bus-load of sleepy, quiet students. This quickly changed with the challenge of Alpine Crazy Putt, which saw many a golf ball find its way ricocheting off the course onto the grass. Laughter and, at times, frustration aside, everyone had built up a good appetite for lunch at The Log Cabin. Then it was time to relax in the hot pools and the students really appreciated being able to pop between the pools, which ranged in temperature from 28 to 40 C! And what better way to finish such a great day than an ice-cream before the bus ride home? The bus was alive with the lovely chatter of students sharing their stories from the day. Not only were the students fantastic role models for the school, but the accompanying teachers were great fun, too. A big thank you to Senior Management for organising such a successful day; also many thanks to bus driver Rod who kept the front of the bus entertained with his many hilarious stories. Penny Munro
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Principal’s Comments It has been pleasing to have been presenting a large number of Principal’s Awards at assemblies recently. These awards are presented to students who have achieved five Dean’s Awards and reflect students who have been consistently meeting our school expectations over a long period of time. Congratulations to the recipients.
Other teachers we farewell are:
The most important resource in supporting student success at school is our staff. At the end of this year, we farewell from the school several teachers who have been on fixed term contracts due to maternity leave, roll growth, and staff changes during the year. Sophie Beaumont, Samantha Collins, Sarah-Jane Rennie, Lisa Walker, Genevieve Galletly, and Hayley Woolf; thank you all for considerable contribution and best wishes in your future teaching positions.
These students receive a certificate and a $10 voucher
AL’S AWAR NCIP DS I R P Emma Pennells
Stephanie McKenzie Casey Roessink Katie Griffiths Bena Pearson
Matthew Young Nik Hodgman Ben Francis
Jessica Galletly Jack Barnes
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Kim Hobson, who has been a Year 7 Homeroom teacher for two years as she goes off on her big OE.
Bree Smith, who has been HOD Art for three years and is moving to a position closer to her home in Lyttelton.
Grant McKenzie who has been teaching Science for five years and was also involved in coaching girls’ basketball.
Jan Stark who is moving to be Head of English at Golden Bay High School. Ms Stark has been teaching English at DHS for five years. Most recently, her work has included cross school literacy leader and Specialist Classroom Teacher. She has also made a big contribution as a teacher rep on the PTSA.
Charlotte Walker, the Dean of the current Year 11 cohort and also Assistant Head of Maths is taking a year's refreshment leave after six years of service at the school. Graham Fee retires this year after 15 years at the school. Mr Fee was on leave in 2016; however, many students will have had Mr Fee as a teacher in Year 8. He is a highly respected teacher who has made a significant contribution. We wish him well. Each year has its share of successes and challenges. Thank you to all of our staff for their hard work, their patience and their focus on the learning and achievement of the students at Darfield High School Finally, for those of you leaving DHS at the end of this year, I hope you feel that you have had good value from your education here and that you look back with pride and fondness, and remember that we will always be your secondary school.
Emily Mangels Millie Adams
Hayden de Burger
Lucas de Burger
Senior Sign Out Day On Thursday 1 December, seniors, relieved their exams were over, arrived back at school for the last time this year, to sign out, collect their yearbooks, say their goodbyes and have morning tea with the staff. James Morris wished them all well for their future ventures and study, and reminded them that, as ex-students, they would always be welcomed back at the school. Students had one more school event to attendâ€” Senior Prize Givingâ€”before they were finished for the holidays.
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It was great to see all the Year 6s from our contributing schools arrive for their orientation day last week. At first, they gathered in their own school groups but it wasn't long before they had been welcomed and sent off to various activities planned for them. This day is organised so they can learn their way around the school and meet new friends, future classmates and next year's teachers. The senior Peer Support group were there to look after them too and we look forward to seeing everyone at the start of 2017.
Peer Support Training Recently, Year 11 students attended a Peer Support Training Day. Those chosen to be Supporters next year attended the programme. The Peer Support Programme offers secondary schools the opportunity to provide new entrants a structured introduction to school under the guidance of senior students who are trained as leaders.
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Illustrated by Jasmine Nash
Mr Scrooge A Christmas Pantomime by Peter Bond
Last week, junior Drama students put on a fabulous pantomime, Mr Scrooge, for the local primary schools, with two matinees and an evening performance. The show was totally student directed. Director, Jasmine Nash, did a superb job and the cast and crew delivered a very strong and entertaining show. Oscar Gosling, as Sherlock Holmes, wowed the audience with his singing and acting and Kieran McKay was a very convincing Mr Scrooge. There was a gorgeous performance by Kate Morris as the love-struck Agnes, and James Stead brought a great sense of comedy to his role as the Ghost of Christmas Past. The traditional Christmas songs were delivered beautifully by some wonderful soloists and a lovely Chorus who hit all the right notes. The visiting primary students were encouraged to participate and loved the interactions, especially yelling "Humbug!" as they were often asked what Mr Scrooge thought of Christmas. A delightful, Christmassy end to the school year!
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Cast List Leads
Oscar Gosling (Sherlock Holmes) Kieran McKay (Mr Scrooge) Matthew Ashworth (Dr Watson) Cameron Mills (Fred) Brooke Muirsmeath (Marley) James Stead (Ghost of Christmas Past) Isabella Stevenson (Ghost of Christmas Present) Maddie Anthony (Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) Ben Francis (Young Scrooge) Jessica Galletly (Mrs Fezziwig) Kate Morris (Agnes) Matthew Young (Bob Cratchit) Hanako Wilson (Mrs Cratchit) Abigail Tuhill (Tiny Tim) Kelly Rod (Martha)
On Monday 12 December, 7LW had a shared lunch and pool party to celebrate the year's successes and to farewell Mrs Walker. The rain and 6 degrees did not deter the students from having a great splash in the outdoor pool. Now and then they hopped into the indoor pool to warm up and there was plenty of yummy food.
Workers/Orphans Ben Knowles Danielle Bates Natalia Little Zahara Sutton Niamh Guy Tiaan Johns Michelle Bruce Aleisha Knowles
Georgia Walker Millie Wilson Rebecca Inch Emily Cullen Maia Adams
Jasmine Nash (Director) Alice Bradley (set) Caleb Banks (set)
Natasha Young Taylor Parker
Lighting/Sound Remington Evans Adam Walker Caleb Banks Natasha Young
During Term 4, 7LW students wrote creative stories for reading to primary students. On Friday 9 December, the students went to Darfield Primary to read the books they created to the junior students. A lot of fun was had by both 7LW and junior children. Mrs Walker was very proud of their efforts, stories, and behaviour while away from school.
Costuming and Makeup Natasha Young Alice Bradley Samara Crosby Kyla Higgins Lilian Stott Alexis Sutherland
Alice Bradley Taylor Parker Lilian Stott Alexia Sutherland
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The Science Roadshow The Science Roadshow visited school recently, providing students an opportunity to explore various science and technology concepts by â€˜touch and feelâ€™. Below are students investigating all the different workstations.
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Learning about Pest Control On Friday 18 November, Miss Hobson and Mrs Rangi's Social Studies classes went to Victoria Park in the Port Hills on a pest control trip where we studied pest tracks and what they did to native flora and fauna (native plants and animals).
Year7 Wearable Arts
We were split into two groupsâ€”while one went to go and study pests, the other was to do orienteering. Most of us go lost scaling rocky ledges in search of adventure. At lunch, we played ball games before we swapped activities. In the second activity, we learnt about the vegetation that is on the Port Hills. We also learnt what some type of pest tracks looked like, as well as their faeces. The rangers showed us the different trapping methods that they use in the Port Hills. Overall, it was a great day and if I had the chance, I would do it again. Sarah Gerritsen
Year 9 Mathematics students using compasses and pacing techniques to establish the bearing and distance between a series of flags on the field.
Ellen Walters and Eddie Searle Malvern Youth Trust Spirit of Adventure Award winners. Ellen Walters and Jasmine Nash who both received Malvern Community Arts Council Scholarships. Emma Pennells has reached semi-finals of Canterbury Secondary Schools Tennis
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Mt Somers Tramp Brooke Robinson, Nicole Grigg, and Brooke Steele share their adventure.
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On 23 November, 24 students and seven adults began the treacherous journey around Mt Somers. We all arrived at school, buzzing with energy and excited for the days that lay ahead. We had our gear checked again and packed in the last few essentials we’d need for the next few days. Once everything was sorted, we loaded up the bus and started to make our way to the Mt Somers carpark. Originally, the plan was to walk to Woolshed Creek Hut for the first night and then onto Pinnacles Hut for the second night, however, this was changed due to another group who would be completing the tramp. So it was decided we would head to Pinnacles Hut then to Woolshed Creek Hut for our tramp. Maps were distributed among us and we quickly set off on our journey in the heat of the day. With time going by, our packs rapidly felt heavier, but we were far from the hut. As the sun started to cool off, we were nearly
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there. We found Mr Dickens standing on a rock as we came to the top of a hill; he gave us the good news that the hut was just 10 minutes away—but what a long 10 minutes it was. Reaching the hut was a relief—our first day of tramping was over. We all found a campsite and began cooking our meals. We were responsible for cooking our own dinner which was to be judged in the Mt Somers Master Chef competition. We were to be judged on the taste, presentation, and the story behind our meal. It was mandatory to have at least two veggies and there was to be no dehydrated food. The winners of this competition were Nicole Grigg, Brooke Robinson, Brooke Steele and Georgia Allison. After this, we debriefed our first very demanding day and then tucked into our little tents for the night. The next morning, we awoke to find that there was still no view to admire due to the
thick cloud covering the mountains around us. At about 9 o'clock, the first group was released to begin the next stage of their journey, to Woolshed Creek Hut. The first part of this journey was to climb a steep ridge line to a saddle. We then began to learn some new navigational skills and took a different path off the track to Morgan Stream. With our heavy packs on our backs, we made our way down the steep, rocky, scree slope to the stream. We were instructed to be careful where we stood as the fog was so thick that you could hardly make out the bottom of the slope. After reaching the bottom, we split into groups to make our way along the creek to the hut. We continued to make our way to the hut which brought us to some caves. We crawled through the cave and then a brave group of students decided to swim in the cold, refreshing water. The remaining students then proceeded to make the last stretch to the hut.
Mt Somers Tramp (cont) On arrival, we found that it was a really big hut with lots of room for trampers. Unfortunately for us, we’d all have to have another enjoyable experience of being in tents for another night as we weren’t allowed to sleep inside. Reluctantly, we set up our wet tents from the night before and were given food to cook for dinner. Towards the end of the night, two French trampers arrived at the hut. We all got a chance to talk to the trampers and I got to speak some French to them. As night set in, we played a bunch of games before tucking in to our tents for the second night. During the night, the wind picked up which was a great reminder of how uncomfortable we all were being crammed into a small space among other students. Waking up on the final day, everyone was full of mixed emotions—either happy to be leaving because they needed a shower, or excited for the day that lay ahead. We were briefed that on our final day one group would be taking the bus stop route to the car park and the other group would be taking a route through an old mine. The first group left at about 9.00 am, while the other group stayed and tidied up the hut for the next trampers. At about 9.45 am, the second group set off.
As we began climbing the first hill, we could vaguely make out small moving dots along the summit beside us—it was the bus stop group. Reaching the top was a relief. Fortyfive minutes of solid uphill was challenging, especially with the sun beginning to get hot. We then started making our way down the hill in the direction of the mine. We had lost sight of the bus stop group at this point so we assumed they had begun their monstrous descent down the hill towards the car park. The mine was a lot smaller than we'd first thought, but it was fascinating to see what one had looked like many years ago. We had a brief stop and we met up with a smaller group which departed at the same time as the bus stop group. We all made the final 40-minute walk down to the car park. The full force of the sun's heat had hit us by that point. Our feet were sore and our packs felt very heavy but, after three hours, we reached the car park. We went down to the river, which was near the car park, for a quick dip to refresh ourselves while we waited for the final group to arrive. Once they'd arrived, we sorted out our gear into piles of what was essential that we needed, essential but we didn't use, and then just the gear that we took but wasn't essential
and we didn't use. It was interesting to see how a lot of the things that we thought we would need, we didn't end up using. Finally, we sat down and did a debrief of what was good and bad about the past few days. We had all previously set a goal that we wanted to achieve on the tramp, and we were all really happy to report our success in reaching our goals. We loaded our gear onto the bus and began the trip back to Darfield. We made a quick stop to get an ice cream which was nice after the challenging days we had had. At this stage, we were all ready to get home for a shower. After arriving at school, we cleared everything off the bus and said our final thank yous to all the teachers and parents who had accompanied us over the past few days, and then made our way home. On behalf of the Year 10 trampers of 2016, I'd like to say a huge thank you to Mr Dickens and all the teachers for organising the tramp, the parents who came with us, and also to Jules and Michael, from Outdoor Education New Zealand, for coming with us for the three days. We all learnt so much and had an amazing experience that I'm sure we will remember for many years to come.
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House Competitions During the year, students in each House compete at many events for House points. Then, at Senior Prize Giving, the final tally is revealed by Mr Adams and the coveted House Cup is awarded. Check out the table at right for the placings after each event.
Right: Current House Captains handed over the House Books to 2017's Leaders. Below: Next year's Captains are welcomed by 2016 Captains: Breanna Hale and Rosa Millar, Olivia Shinn and Georgie Watson, Jasmine Nash and Jade Coliier, Kylie Schnell and Sam Dalley Bottom: Mr Adams announces the winners of the cup - Tawera; House Leaders, Olivia and Bailey, proudly show it off; next year's leaders are announced
Once again Tawera House won the cup with a great score throughout the year. Athletics Congratulations to Mr Gough (Staff Leader), Tabloids Olivia Shinn (Captain), and Bailey Campbell (Deputy) for a fun, competitive and successful Singing year. Swimming
Triathlon Cross Country Talent Quest Principal Awards Excellence in NCEA Merit in NCEA 1st, 2nd, 3rd Yrs 7â€“10 2015 1st, 2nd, 3rd Yrs 11â€“13 2016 World Vision Oral Tapestries House Quiz Mufti Day Production Stage Challenge ICAS Enviro Pts Tennis Champs School Chess OVERALL
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Surfing at Spencer Park
Adrenaline Forest On Thursday 24 November, some of the kids in Year 10 went to Adrenaline Forest in Woodend. The bus was very full as we headed off. When we arrived, we were given a tour of where everything was and were geared up with gloves and harnesses and taken over by the instructors to an area where they taught us how to use our carabiners and hooks. When we were ready, we had to start on Levels One, Two or Three, and Three was
so high. Most people started on One or Two. As we passed each level, they got harder and higher; some even started to use their carabiner to pull themselves across the obstacle. A few of us even got stuck and had to have the Adrenaline Forest team get us down or untangle us. Most people got to do all of the levels that they wanted to do, so it was a good day overall and everyone enjoyed themselves. Aleisha Knowles
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Hannah and Pearl's Success at the A&P Area Day On the day, it was very wet so we were pleased the big tents were still up from the Canterbury A and P Show and we paraded our animals in the members' tent! Students come from all over Canterbury with their pets; it is like zones for sports! Animals include dairy and beef calves, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry. This is my last year I can attend this event as you can compete only up until Year 8.
Above: Hannah and Pearl
On Thursday 17 November 2016, I attended the Canterbury A and P Boys and Girls Agriculture Club Area Day at the Canterbury Show Grounds with my calf, Springoak Beemer Pearl, but Pearl for short! This year, my calf was a little different. I was lucky enough to have a friend’s (who lives in Melbourne) calf and she is an ET (Embryo Transplant) calf. Pearl arrived at our farm at only one day old with four others; she is a Holstein Friesian.
We were judged on four sections: Care and Attention, Leading and Handling, Type, and Project Book. In the project book, we write a diary about our animals from the very beginning of their lives, details on what we feed them, animal health information, and a little bit about ourselves. Competition is always very tough; I was placed 1st in Project Book, 2nd in Care and Attention, and Dairy Type, 3rd in Leading and Handling and then Pearl and I got Reserve Champion. It is a great opportunity to show off the hard work we have put into our pets over many months. Hannah King
Canterbury Primary Schools Athletic Championships On Wednesday 7 December, a number of Years 7 and 8 students, Miss Hobson, and I travelled down to Ashburton for students to compete in the above championships. Due a lack of a suitable venue in Christchurch, for the past few years this event has been held in Ashburton Domain in the Ashburton Botanical Gardens. It is a lovely venue surrounded by trees and shrubs. The weather this year was a lot cooler than in previous years but at least it did not rain! The competition is very strong, with students from North Canterbury, the West Coast, Canterbury, and Mid Canterbury, all participating to be the champion in a number of different events. This year, the students from Darfield High School, after winning their events at the Malvern Athletics, can all be justifiably proud of their efforts. As I was organising one of the Shot Put events for the day, I was not able to
watch all of our athletes, but I have been told we had some pleasing results, especially in the events on the track. Congratulations to: William Brown (8SJ) who finished 3rd in the 100 metre 13 year old boys Lucas de Burger (8GA) who won the Discus, second in Shot Put, second in the 80 metres and was third in the 50 metre race in Athletes with Disability events. Well done to you both—we are all proud of your efforts! A big thank you to Miss Hobson for supervising our students and to the parents/ caregivers who helped with transport. Karen Armstrong, Sport Co-ordinator Below: Nathan Carter and Lucas de Burger
PTSA Raffle Winners
Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising and purchased tickets in our recent raffle. Congratulations to: •
Jane Duncan who won the two Cape Cod chairs
Matt Benassi who won the foot stool
Susan Searle who won the pasta machine and goodies
Malvern Athletics and the Canterbury Schools' Athletic Championships Recently, the Malvern Athletics were held here at school and our students performed exceptionally well, with some going on the the Canterbury Schools' Athletic Championships held in Ashburton. Emily Waters 12 Years • Girls Long Jump: 3.30m • Girls High Jump: 1.26m • Girls Distance: 4:56:15 Zahara Sutton 13 Years • Girls Distance: 5:05:10 Brook Leighton 13 Years • Girls Long Jump: 4.66m Anna McKenzie 11 Years • Girls High Jump: 1.26m Luke Reeves 12 Years • Boys High Jump: 1.33m Brody Simpson 11 Years • Boys Shot Put: 9.10m Dwight Felipe 12 Years • Boys Shot Put: 8.50m Hunter Jones 12 Years • Boys Discus: 18.66m Mitchell Calcott 13 Years • Boys Distance: 4:23:18
Congratulations! Sam Clarke was selected to play for the Under 17 Canterbury Country Cricket Emerging Players team which toured Nelson.
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Senior Cultural Awards
Above: Emma Grigg: The Christopher Cullen Memorial Trophy, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize and the Malvern Community Board Award for 3rd in Year 13; Lilian Stott: The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize and The Malvern Community Board Award for Dux. Johanna Basevi: Mr & Mrs Ryburn’s Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize, the Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize, and the Rosanowski Family Trophy for Proxime Accessit to the Dux
Colours and Letters Blues
Courtney Townsend: Equestrian; William Benbow: Target Shooting; Brogan Baldwin: Target Shooting; Hunter Benbow: Target Shooting; Rosa Millar: Equestrian; Lily Barrett-Power: Equestrian; Niamh Rayne: Equestrian; Kerryn Tomlinson: Pony Trots; Adam Walker: Drama; Ellen Walters: Music; Camille Malincon: Volleyball.
Letters Karta Hewitt: Netball; Michael Ridgen: Hockey; Kyla Higgins: Artistic Gymnastics; Caitlin Thistoll: Athletics; Kaitlin Feast: Equestrian; Hannah Glassey: Netball; Georgia Shinn: Cross Country; Laura McLean: Equestrian—Endurance; Brooke McKay: Hockey; Ged Roessink: Rugby; Caleb Banks: Drama; Jodie Rollings: Drama; Hunter Benbow: Music.
Colours Grace Lemon: Aerobics.
Senior Sports Awards Georgia Shinn: The Darfield High School Cup for Intermediate Girls' Cross Country Champion; Harry Bampton: The Darfield High School Cup for Intermediate Boys' Cross Country Champion; The Diane Baird Trophy for Intermediate Boys’ Swimming Champion; The David Baird Trophy for Intermediate Boys’ Athletics Champion; Karta Hewitt: The Staff Rose Bowl for Senior Girls' Cross Country Champion; The Cup for Senior Girls' Athletics Champion; Isaac Proud: The Mr C S Ell Cup for Senior Boys’ Cross Country Champion; The Charles Family Cup for Senior Boys' Athletics Champion; Jessica Osborne: The Trophy for Senior Girls’ Individual Triathlon Champion; Holly Kimber: The Skinner Cup for Senior Girls' Swimming Champion; Aidan Tuhill: The Coley Cup for Senior Boys' Swimming Champion; Pippa Foster: The David Baird Trophy for Intermediate Girls' Athletics Champion; Caleb Banks: The Neil Thomas Cup for the Best Off-the-Field Contribution in any Sport or Recreation; Grace Lemon: The Roach-Wilson Trophy for the Sportsperson of the Year for Excellence and Contribution.
Natasha Young: The T & H Drama Trophy for an Emerging Talent who Demonstrates Initiative and Enthusiasm at Year 11; Adam Walker: The Kirwee Players’ Trophy for Contribution to Drama in Years 12/13, Colours for Drama; Jasmine Nash: Senior Drama Trophy; Alexis Sutherland: The Carran Cooke Cup for Best Performance in a School Production; Hitomi Kaneko: The Darfield High School Award for the International Student who Participates Most Fully in the Life of the School; Wei Jingyan: The Darfield High School Award for the International Student who Achieves the Greatest Academic Progress in a Language other than their Native Tongue; Honoka Kurata: The Darfield High School Award for the International Student who Shows Consistent Effort and Application Across All Subjects; Selina Dixon: The Lorraine Jacobs Award and Carus and Resene Prize for the Student who has shown Outstanding Effort in Senior Art; Alexis Sutherland: The Malvern Community Arts Council Prize and the Jessica Penn Clark Memorial Art Award for the Senior Art Student with the Most Potential; Esther Blain: The Hatton Cup for Excellence in Correspondence; Emma Grigg: The Lilly Cup for Services to the Darfield High School Library; Emily de Rooy: The Stage Challenge Trophy for Performing Arts; Natasha Young: The MKB Buchart Cup for Year 11 Public Speaking, The Jebson Trophy for the Best Public Speaker—Years 7–13; Sophie Bucknell: The Avery Cup for Public Speaking in Year 12; Lilian Stott: The J Paul Cup for Public Speaking in Year 13; Jaewoo Lee: The Malvern Community Arts Council Metronome for the Most Promising Instrumentalist; Holly Kimber: The Grenell Family Trophy for Best Performer of Contemporary Music, The Robin Randall Trophy for Outstanding Vocalist at the Southern Jam Youth Festival; Selina Dixon: The Hayes Trophy for the Most Improved Music Student in the Senior School; Ellen Walters: The Malvern Community Arts Council Prize for the Best Contribution to School Music, Colours for Music.
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Senior Academic Awards Year 11 Subject Prizes Abbey-Lee Dunlop: 3rd in Home Economics; Adrian Nolan: 3rd in Digital Technologies; Aeryn McMillan-Da Via: 3rd in Drama; Chloe McCaughan: 3rd in Art; Emma Kellock: 3rd in Music; George Brown: 3rd in Rural College; Harry Pooler: 3rd in Engineering; Lucy Learned: 3rd in Commerce; Natasha Young: 3rd in Economics; Taylor Cleland: 3rd in Furniture Making; Toni Forsythe-Walton: 3rd in French; Campbell Bryant: 2nd in Furniture Making; Honoka Kurata: 2nd in English for Speakers of Other Languages; Hunter Benbow: 2nd in Music; Jayden Hann: 2nd in French; Jodie Rollings: 2nd in Drama; Katie Sharp: 2nd in History; Kyla Benbow: 2nd in Rural College; Wei Jingyan: 2nd in Japanese; Olivia Lemon: 3rd= in Geography, 3rd in Physical Education; Adriana Cornelissen: 2nd in Commerce, 3rd= in Geography; Ella Reeves: 2nd in Art, 2nd in Design and Visual Communication; Esther Blain: 2nd in Mathematics, 2nd in Digital Technologies, 2nd in Physical Education; Yun Jeong Lee: The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for English for Speakers of Other Languages; Brittney Blackburn: The Diedrichs Family Prize for Home Economics; Devon Mount: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Furniture Making; Imogen Groom: The Andrew John Kennedy Memorial Prize for Art; Sam Francis: The Barnhill Engineering Trophy and Carus and Resene Prize for Engineering; Caleb Banks: 3rd in English, The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Drama; Teri Jackson: 3rd in Design and Visual Communication, The AK Scott Cup and The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for Music; George Gibb: 2nd in Geography, The Canterbury Education Services Cup and I & A Cullen Prize for History; Jack McConnell: 2nd in English, The Mitchell Brothers’ Prize for Digital Technologies; Renee Cullen: 2nd in Home Economics, The Carus and Resene Prize for Soft Materials Technology; Riley Bell-Taylor: 2nd in Engineering, The New Zealand Agriseeds Limited Prize and the Forrester Family Cup for Agriculture for Conscientiousness and Diligence in Theory and Practical Work; Courtney Newell: 2nd in Economics, 2nd in General Science, The Trevor Wall Design Prize for Design and Visual Communication;
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Kate Sutton: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Commerce, The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for Physical Education; Niamh Rayne: 3rd in Mathematics, 3rd in History, 3rd in General Science, The G M Ridgen Prize for English, The Peter Jebson Family Prize for Geography; Elyse Kerr: The Christchurch Cleaning Supplies Prize for General Science, The Macartney Prize for Mathematics, The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for Economics, The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Japanese, The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for French.
Year 12 Subject Prizes Cameron Cook: 3rd= in Science; Alyssa Cruickshank: 3rd in French; Georgia Burrows: 3rd in Home Economics; Georgia Shinn: 3rd in Physical Education; Rosa Millar: 3rd in Rural College; Thomas Wilson: 3rd in Music; Bailey Quirke: 2nd= in Employment Skills; Adam Walker: 2nd in Drama; Courtney O’Callaghan: 2nd in Physical Education; Devin Benbow: 2nd in Science; Eloise Dance: 2nd in French; Georgi Pander: 2nd in Outdoor Education; Harriet Watson: 2nd in History; Iva Vukovic: 2nd in Art; James Doherty: 2nd in Furniture Making; Leigh Walters: 2nd in Music; Wei Jingyan: 2nd in English for Speakers of Other Languages; William Benbow: 2nd in Rural College; Abigail Cider: 3rd in Biology, 3rd in History; Haydn Rose: 3rd in Outdoor Education, 3rd in Furniture Making; Hannah Glassey: 3rd= in Science, 2nd in Design and Visual Communication; Georgia Watson: 2nd = in Economics, 2nd = in Business Studies; Brogan Baldwin: 2nd in English, 2nd in Chemistry; Caitlin B Fraser: 2nd in Digital Technologies, 2nd in Home Economics; Findlay Davidson: 2nd in Physics, 2nd in Mathematics—Calculus; Lily Barrett-Power: 2nd in Biology, 2nd in Mathematics—Statistics; Joseph Manifold: 3rd in Mathematics— Calculus, 3rd in English, 3rd in Physics, 3rd in Computer Programming; Hamish Evans: The Barnhill Engineering Cup and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Engineering; Hiroaki Yokoo: The Darfield Bakery Prize for English for Speakers of Other Languages; Hitomi Kaneko: The Carus and Resene Prize for Chemistry; James Thornley: The Carus and Resene Prize for Outdoor Education; Kelly Leonard: The Trevor Wall Design Prize for Art;
Madison O’Callaghan: The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Drama; Momo Kawakami: The Hayakawa Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Japanese; Caitlin M Frazer: 3rd= in Mathematics— Statistics, The Pearson Family Cup and Rosanowski Family Prize for Geography; Amy Bruce: 3rd in Design and Visual Communication, The DHS Prize for Science; Cameron Ellis: 3rd in Engineering, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize and Federated Farmers Trophy for Excellence in Employment Skills; Fergus Thomas: 3rd in Geography, The Rural Women New Zealand Prize for Business Studies; Holly Kimber: 3rd in Drama, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Music; Stephanee Lomas: 3rd in Digital Technologies, The Courtenay A&P Association Prize for Home Economics; Rachel Phillipson: 3rd= in Mathematics— Statistics, 3rd in Chemistry, The Carus and Resene Prize for Biology; Matthew Grigg: 2nd in Engineering, The Carus and Resene Prize for Physical Education; Sean Pennells: 2nd in Geography, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Mathematics—Statistics; Georgia Cottrell: 2nd = in Economics, 2nd = in Business Studies, The Logan Friedman Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Year 12 History; Sophie Bucknell: The Rachel Ridgen Memorial Cup and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for English,The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for French; Sacha Smith: 3rd in Art, 2nd= in Employment Skills, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Furniture Making, The Malvern Federated Farmers’ Neil Stott Memorial Trophy and Prize for Outstanding Performance in Class and Practical Work in Rural College Studies; Caitlin Soal: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Computer Programming, The McDonald and Horton Architects Ltd Prize for Design and Visual Communication, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Digital Technologies; Samuel Roper: 2nd in Computer Programming, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Physics, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Excellence in Economics, The Trevor Wall Design Prize for Mathematics—Calculus.
Year 13 Subject Prizes Andrew Hennessy: 3rd in Outdoor Education; Emily de Rooy: 3rd in History; Grace Lemon: 3rd in Physical Education; Liam Hindle: 3rd in Digital Technologies; Anna Hurst: 2nd in Economics; Chloe Walker: 2nd in Home Economics; Fern Stuart: 2nd in Business Studies; Kaitlin Feast: 2nd in Physical Education;
Senior Academic Awards (continued) Harry Barrett-Power: 2nd in Outdoor Education; Marmik Patel: 2nd in Engineering; Kyla Higgins: 3rd in Drama, 2nd in Media Studies; Alice Bradley: 2nd in Classical Studies, 2nd in Design and Visual Communication; Jaewoo Lee: 2nd in English for Speakers of Other Languages, 2nd in Music; Lucy Wilson: 2nd in History, 2nd in Science; Mariah Glasson: 3rd in Science, 3rd in Economics, 3rd in Home Economics, 2nd in Rural College; Johanna Basevi: 3rd= in Physics, 3rd in Calculus, 2nd in Mathematics—Statistics, 2nd in Chemistry; Caitlin Thistoll: The Class of 1954 Trophy and the Carus and Resene Prize Ltd for Outstanding Performance in Class and Practical Work in Rural College Studies; Callum Freer: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Engineering; Ellen Walters: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Music; Hitomi Kaneko: The Carus and Resene Prize for English for Speakers of Other Languages;
Maddie Tasker: The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize for History; Olivia McEwan: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Business Studies; Samuel Dalley: The National Trade Academy Cup and Carus and Resene Prize for Excellence in Practical Assessments in Rural College; Aidan Tuhill: 3rd in Art, The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Media Studies; Chloe Fraser: 3rd in English, The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for Digital Technologies; Courtney Townsend: 3rd in Geography, The Torlesse Travel Ltd Cup for Economics; Olivia Shinn: 3rd in Rural College, The Mitre 10 Mega Prize for Home Economics; Bailey Campbell: 2nd in Drama, The Darfield Pharmacy Prize for Outdoor Education; Edward Searle: 2nd in Physics, The Carus and Resene Prize for Geography; Kathryn Barnhill: 3rd in Mathematics— Statistics, 2nd in Biology, The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for French; Jasmine Nash: 3rd in Classical Studies, 3rd in Design and Visual Communication, 2nd in
Digital Technologies, The Malvern Community Arts Council Prize for Drama; Emma Grigg: 3rd= in Physics, 3rd in Chemistry, 3rd in Biology, 2nd in English, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Mathematics—Calculus; Selina Dixon: 3rd in Music, The Helen Moore Trophy and the Trevor Wall Design Prize for Excellence in Art/Painting in the Senior School, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Science; Alexis Sutherland: 2nd in Art, Mr Bruce Smart’s Prize for Classical Studies, The Trevor Wall Design Prize for Design and Visual Communication; Lilian Stott: 2nd in Calculus, Mrs Eleanor Smart's Prize for English, The PWA Griffin Prize for Physics, The Rosanowski Family Prize for Chemistry, The Darfield ITM Prize for Biology; Michael Ridgen: 2nd in Geography, The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize for Mathematics— Statistics, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Physical Education.
Niamh Rayne: Mr and Mrs R L Bennetts’ Trophy and The Malvern Community Board Prize for General Excellence—1st in Year 11; Caitlin Soal: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for High Academic Achievement—2nd in Year 12; Rachael Phillipson: The Sonia Early Memorial Trophy and The Malvern Community Board Prize for General Excellence—1st in Year 12; Grace Lemon and Maddie Tasker: University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarships; Samara Crosby: Victoria University Achiever Scholarship; Ellen Walters: University of Otago Performance Entrance and Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships; Cameron Carter: Frews Transport Sponsorship; Claudia Thomas, Georgia Cridge, Harriet Evans, Paige Heselwood, Caitlin Brooks, Aaron Watson, Daniel Winter, Jonas Meyer, Mariah Glasson, Olivia Shinn, Caitlin Thistoll, and Robert Wright: Elizabeth Richards Scholarships; Emma Grigg, Charlotte Carter, Chloe Fraser, and Selina Dixon: Hickman Family Trust Scholarships;
Lilian Stott and Alexis Sutherland: Victoria University Excellence Scholarships; Kathryn Barnhill and Michael Ridgen: University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship and The ViceChancellor’s Scholarship; Edward Searle: Mrs M Thompson’s Trophy, World Travellers Prize and Malvern Community Board Prize for the Best AllRounder; Emma Grigg: The Christopher Cullen Memorial Trophy, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize and the Malvern Community Board Award for 3rd in Year 13; Johanna Basevi: Mr & Mrs Ryburn’s Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize, the Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize, and the Rosanowski Family Trophy for Proxime Accessit to the Dux; Lilian Stott: The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize and The Malvern Community Board Award for Dux.
Senior Premier Awards Charlotte Carter: The Darfield High School Ex-Students' Association Cup and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Consistent Application and Effort in the Senior School; Sacha Smith: The Patricia Henderson Plate and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Consistent Effort and Application in Year 12; Grace Lemon: The Office Max Prize for Service and Co-operation for Years 11 to 13; Edward Searle: The William Broughton Plate and Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for the Student who Realises their Potential by Making the Most of their Opportunities; Grace Lemon: The 1993 Malvern Suffrage Celebrations’ Committee Business Distributors Ltd Prize for a Female Student in the Senior School who Participates Fully in the Academic, Cultural, Sporting and Social Life of the School; Alexis Sutherland: The 1993 Malvern Suffrage Celebrations' Committee Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for a Female Student who Demonstrates Exceptional Leadership Skills both at School and as a Representative of the School in the Wider Community; Esther Blain: The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for High Academic Achievement—2nd in Year 11;
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Form Class Merit Awards 7HB Jack Gillians: Being a polite and hard-working student who is always willing to help others; Emma Miles: Completing all work to her best ability and being first to offer to help students and teachers; Isabella Stevenson: Being a diligent student who works hard and puts her best effort into everything; Amelia Ridgen: Taking on feedback to complete learning activities to her best ability and always going the extra mile in her work and when helping others; Charlotte Roberts: The ability to make everyone laugh, always working hard to make sure others are happy, and putting her full effort into everything she does
7CC Leah Keating: A great effort in all subject areas; Ainsley Worling: Positive attitude to learning and a great work ethic; Kate Curle: Consistent effort in all subject areas; Jemma Horn: Effort and application in all subject areas; Sam Robinson: Having developed a positive attitude towards learning
7KK Peter Bourgeois: A positive attitude and showing a consistent effort in all subjects; Bernadette Campbell: Showing kindness and respect towards others in all areas of school life; Will Reynolds: Consistent effort in all subjects; Jasmine Inch: Excellent class participation and always thinking of others; Aneliz Gardner: Consistent effort in all subjects
7JR Vincent Sanderson: Putting in his best effort and having amazing manners and a positive attitude; Kelly Rod: Consistent effort and participating in many extra activities, including Shave for a Cure; Declan Kenure: Excellent improvement in all subjects and a positive outlook on learning; Jessica Townsend: Diligence, consistent effort in all subjects and a positive attitude towards school; Monique Weber: Trying her best and getting on with every task quickly and quietly
7LW Lucy Hunter: Working to a high standard with a positive and mature outlook; William Heiler: A positive attitude towards his peers and always being willing to lend a hand to anyone; Jacob Horrey: A friendly and helpful attitude and diligence in all subject areas; Connor Palmer: Being an enthusiastic, kind and thoughtful student; MacKenzie Scannell: A friendly attitude and always being willing to lend her teachers a hand
7SJ Johnny Millar: Demonstrating positive behaviour and work ethic; Ethan Longdin: Having amazing manners and being an excellent role model; Mya Moore: Consistently working to the best of her ability and producing excellent work
8SJ Jessica McKenzie: Having a positive attitude towards learning; Brodie Taylor: Striving to do his best; Olivia Manning: Consistently working to the best of her abiliity
8HL Rosa Dunnlogan: Diligence, high achievement in all subjects and a positive attitude towards school; Ben Mendez Cabezas: Consistent effort and application in class; Jayden Crawford: Always working incredibly hard in writing; Harry Robertson: Positive attitude towards his learning and always trying to improve; Bailey Crawford: Enthusiasm and effort in classes
8GA Maia Adams: High achievement in all subjects, and consistent effort and application in literacy; James Wright: Diligence and a positive attitude towards school; James Baylis: Diligence and excellent effort in all subject areas; Brooke Winter-Reid: Diligence and high achievement in all subjects and a positive attitude towards school; Zahara Sutton: Enthusiasm and consistent effort in all classes
8KH Ruby Marshall: Consistent effort and application, substantial improvements in story writing and a positive attitude to learning; Campbell Barrett: Trying new ideas, stepping outside his comfort zone and always being polite and helpful; Brooke Thomason: A positive attitude to learning and making others feel welcome in her peer group; Jack Kennedy: A positive attitude towards learning, willingness to help his peers and teachers and being polite and courteous; Ryan Neal: Being extremely helpful, putting others first, a great attitude to learning and taking on new challenges
8JN Rebecca Bruce: An infectious smile, happy persona, and consistent effort in class; Olivia Coyle: Quiet persistence and a positive attitude to school; Brooke Muirsmeath: Enthusiasm in all subjects and a willingness to help others; Charles Blom: A positive attitude and consistent effort in all classes; Molly Batstone: Diligent work in all subjects
9NV Cara Jenkins: Diligence and application in class; Annie Campbell: Working diligently in all subjects; SeanKelly Galler: A positive and enthusiastic attitude towards school life and learning; Aidan McCallion: Enthusiasm and general improvement in all subjects; Natalia Little: Consistent effort and general improvement in all subjects
9BH Star Chalmers: Making a positive contribution in class; Samuel Cunningham: Excellent work habits throughout the year; Hamish Keating: Making the most of all learning opportunities offered; Benjamin Sharp: Consistently showing an eagerness to learn; Charlotte Boyd: Working hard in all subject areas
9BV Caleb Curtin: Consistent effort and diligence across all subjects, and being a responsible student with a positive attitude; Saskia Jansen: Being a diligent, responsible and focused student; Ellie Knights: Consistent effort and diligence demonstrated across all subjects, and being a responsible student; Brendan Broxup: Being a responsible student who has applied himself diligently and has made sound progress; Paige Hunter: Being a talented and conscientious student who has completed a very good year
9MB Alex Gerritsen: Diligence, kindness towards other students and showing a willingness to improve; Caden Dixon: Conscientiousness, willingness to improve and enthusiasm for classroom duties; James Stead: Leadership, always being willing to participate and being helpful towards other students; Taylor Barnes: Improvement in all subjects throughout the year; Matthew Young: Enthusiasm and willingness to take risks in class
9JD Jordan Rugg: Consistent effort and application in class; Johny Hart: Ability to show leadership and maturity; Monique St Clair-Newman: Positive attitude towards school and willingness to help others in the community; Bena Pearson: Enthusiasm and excellent effort in all subjects; Emily White: Diligence, consistent application and excellence throughout the year and for organisation of class jobs
10EV Corien Blom: A positive attitude and diligence in all subject areas; Lucy Glassey: A positive attitude and diligence in all subject areas; Elizabeth Laws: A positive start to Darfield
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High School and demonstrating a productive work ethic; Rachel McLean: Consistent application in class; Reilly Neal: A polite, positive attitude and a diligent work ethic in all classes
10GC Alex Stiles: Being a motivated student who consistently shows positive study habits; Nicole Grigg: Enthusiasm and consistent effort in schoolwork and extra-curricular activities; Beowulf Scott: A positive attitude towards learning; Brooke Steele: Building positive relationships and making sound progress across all subjects; Ellouise Day: Being a diligent student across all subjects and always prepared to help others
10CH Mereana Gilmour: Improved consistent effort in all aspects of school life; Ryan Hughes: Being a consistent and conscientious student in class; Edward Manson: Being a diligent student who displays a positive attitude; Lachlan Summerfield: Displaying an improved enthusiastic approach to his classes; Savarnnah Taylor: Being a conscientious student who continues to improve
10PN Christal Dudley: Displaying a positive attitude and working well throughout the year; Callum Murdoch: Displaying a positive work ethic and participating in both class and extra-curricular activities; Jackson Proud: Having a positive attitude towards learning and fully participating in both class and extracurricular activities; Olivia Sherlock: Being a positive individual and putting in consistent effort throughout the year; Antonia Sutherland: Being a caring individual who has put in consistent effort throughout the year
10MI Maddison Beardsmore: A conscientious effort to represent the Form Class at Student Council meetings and reporting back well; Jackson Smith: A conscientious effort to represent the Form Class and taking on leadership roles when asked; Will Spinks: Being polite and always working well in lessons to achieve pleasing results; Alicia Duncan: Being respectful, polite and friendly to others and showing diligence in lessons; James Roulston: Being friendly, wellmannered and obliging towards others and working conscientiously in lessons
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Sporting Awards Years 7 and 8 Anna McKenzie: The Julie Battersby Cup for Year 7 Girls' Cross Country Champion; Callum Summerfield: The Darfield High School Trophy for Year 7 Boys' Cross Country Champion; Caitlin Knowles: The Early Cup for Year 8 Girls' Cross Country Champion; Ethan Rose: The Blackburn Cup for Year 8 Boys' Cross Country Champion Harrison Beresford: The W & M Broughton Cup for Under 12 Boys' Athletics Champion; Emily Waters: The R Adams Cup for Under 12 Girls’ Athletics Champion; William Brown: The Hill Challenge Cup for Under 13 Boys’ Athletics Champion; Scarlett Banks: The Miller Cup for Under 13 Girls' Athletics Champion Vincent Mandapat: The Harcourt Insulation (2006) Ltd Cup for Chess Champion Holly Curtis: Junior Girls’ Triathlon Champion; Ethan Rose: Junior Boys’ Triathlon Champion Reuben Boyes: Collinton Cup for Under 13 Boys' Tennis Champion; Hannah King: Collinton Cup for Under 13 Girls' Tennis Champion Erin Hammond: The Mrs A Cullen Trophy for Under 13 Girls' Swimming Champion; Jack Kennedy: The Malvern Jaycee Cup for Under 13 Boys' Swimming Champion Emma Wason: The Lesley Hurst Trophy for the Most Improved Junior Netballer Mitchell Calcott: The Steele Family Cup for Excellence in Sportsmanship in Years 7 and 8 Rugby Jack Kennedy: The Malvern AFC Trophy for the Junior Player of the Year; Jordan Frew: The Rodger Family Trophy for the Most Valuable Junior Cricketer Leah Hamilton-Cross: The Rosanowski Trophy for Contribution to Year 7/8 Hockey; Oscar Gosling: The Price Trophy for the Most Improved Year 7/8 Hockey Player
Years 9 and 10 Paige Hunter: The Adams Cup for Under 14 Girls' Cross Country Champion; Jonathon Sims: The Trophy for Under 14 Boys' Cross Country Champion;
Junior Sports Awards (continued) Maddison Beardsmore: The Mitchell Brothers Cup for U15 Girls’ Cross Country Champion; Jackson Proud: The Addington Cup for U15 Boys’ Cross Country Champion
Emma Pennells: Senior Girls’ Tennis Champion
Stefanie McKenzie: The Chamberlain Cup for Under 14 Girls' Athletics Champion; Cameron O’Donnell: The Dickens Cup for Under 14 Boys' Athletics Champion; George Brown and Jackson Proud: The Frew Brothers Trophy for Junior Boys' Athletics Champion; Penelope Mitchell: The Dickens Cup for Junior Girls' Athletics Champion
Caitlin Rayne: Intermediate Girls’ Triathlon Champion; Caleb Longdin and Jackson Proud: Intermediate Boys’ Triathlon Champion Christal Dudley: The G and L Beattie Cup for Intermediate Girls’ Swimming Champion; Laura Ashworth: The Clucas Trophy for Under 14 Girls’ Swimming Champion; Ethan Taylor: The Webster Cup for Under 14 Boys’ Swimming Champion Rozlyn Doherty: The Milne/Mulholland Netball Trophy for Sportsmanship; Monique St Clair-Newman: The Malvern Netball Association Trophy for the Most Improved Netball Player Abi Tuhill: The Horndon Cup for the Most Improved Girls’ Hockey Player; Samuel Ridgen: The Chamberlain Trophy for the Most Improved Boys’ Hockey Player Mitchell Longdin: The Sportsmaster’s Trophy for Contribution to Rugby below 1st XV Jack Curle: The Doppelmayr Ski Scholarship Benjamin Sharp: The B & E Smart Trophy for the Individual Claybird Shooting Champion
Sophie Townsend: Te Piko Trophy for Outstanding Female Sportsperson in any Code
Years 7 and 8 Samuel Harrington: Rugby; Jonty Kupe: Rugby; Mitchell Calcott: Rugby; Reuben Boyes: Rugby; Tyler Tapa-Wither: Rugby; Angus Marsh: Cricket; Jordy Frew: Cricket; Mari Henderson: Skiing; Monique Weber: Skiing; Tessa Bishell: Netball; Harley Gray: Football; Angelo Barrimond: Football; Lucas de Burger: Athletics; William Brown: Athletics; Isaac Earl: Duathlon, Cycling, Cricket
Sports Letters Years 9 and 10 Katie Griffiths: Artistic Gymnastics; Mika Wealleans: Artistic Gymnastics; Katherine Hadler: Artistic Gymnastics; Brianna Longdin: Cricket; Sam Clarke: Cricket; Ryan Hughes: Cricket; Jennifer Walter: Football; Jonathon Sims: Football; Scott McKay: Football; Ryan Hughes: Football; Harrison de Rooy: Football; Olliver Sims: Football; Oliver Pooler: Motocross; Kegan Pitkethley: Motocross; Paige Hunter: Rugby; Annalise Selfe: Softball; Katherine Hadler: Equestrian; Brodie Wanhalla: Athletics; Zoe Spinks: Athletics; Ethan Taylor: Swimming; Lucy Glassey: Netball
Sports Colours Ethan Rose: Mountain Biking; Sophie Townsend: Equestrian; Georgia Allison: Equestrian; Tom Freeman: Swimming; Callum Murdoch: Athletics; Kieran McKay: Go Ju Ryu Karate
Years 7 and 8 Oliver Blackburn: The Worsfold Cup for Year 7 Speech Competition; Jessica Bassett: The Tecorian Cup for Year 8 Speech Competition William Morgan: The Darfield High School Creative Writing Award for Year 7 and The Jenny Pearson Cup for High Achievement in Year 7 Reading; Tamzin Brunton: The Darfield High School Creative Writing Award for Year 8 Niamh Guy: The Hayes Trophy for the Greatest Contribution to Music in Years 7 & 8 and The Malvern Community Arts Council Trophy for Enthusiastic Participation in Cultural Activities—Years 7 and 8; Oscar Gosling: The Christchurch Music Centre Cup for Years 7 and 8 Music
Years 9 and 10 Harriet Cottrell: The Post Office Cup for Year 9 Speech Competition; Georgia Allison: The Lee Cup for Year 10 Speech Competition Brie Edwards: The Darfield High School Creative Writing Award Year 9 Hanako Wilson: The Johnston Family Trophy for Excellence in Japanese—Years 7 to 10, The Malvern Community Arts Council Cultural Trophy and The Hayes Trophy for the Greatest Contribution to Music in Years 9 & 10 Aleisha Knowles: The Darfield High School Junior Drama Trophy for Years 7–10; Daniel Conway: Mrs Wilson-Coutts' Cup for the Most Promising Musician in the Junior School; Kate Morris: The Christchurch Music Centre Cup for Years 9 and 10 Music and Mrs Wilson-Coutts' Cup for the Best Contribution to Vocal Music in the Junior School
Georgia Allison: The Darfield High School Equestrian Trophy
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Academic Awards Year 7 Jessica Henderson: 3rd= in Year 7 English; Samantha Jones: 3rd= in Year 7 Health; Dwight Felipe: 3rd in Year 7 International Languages; Hamish Thornley: 3rd in Year 7 Mathematics; Holly Curtis: 3rd in Year 7 Art; Jack Barnes: 3rd in Year 7 Physical Education; Sophie Dance: 3rd in Year 7 Technology; Amelia Ridgen: 2nd in Year 7 Mathematics; Angus Pattie: 2nd in Year 7 Technology; Belinda Inch: 2nd in Year 7 Art; James Day: 2nd in Year 7 Te Reo Maori; Vaughan Smart: 2nd in Year 7 Science; Shannon Bayliss: 2nd in Year 7 Health; Scott Bourgeois: 2nd in Year 7 Physical Education; Oliver Blackburn: 3rd= in Year 7 English and 3rd in Year 7 Science; William Morgan: 3rd= in Year 7 Health, 3rd in Year 7 Social Studies, 2nd in Year 7 International Languages and 2nd in Year 7 English; Ava de Rooy: The Bob Hayward Cup for Year 7 Technology; Kendal Moore: The Five Star Paints Ltd Cup for Year 7 Art; Manaia Davies: The Collins Family Cup for Year 7 Social Studies; Mari Henderson: The Judd Family Cup for Year 7 Physical Education; Megan Allan: Te Roopu o te Aka Tawera Taonga for Te Reo Maori Te Tau Tuawhitu; Tess Jenkins: The Stuart Frew Cup for Year 7 Science; Melissa Duncan: 3rd in Year 7 Te Reo Maori and The Prime Foods New Zealand Limited Cup for Year 7 International Languages; Oscar Gosling: 2nd in Year 7 Social Studies, The Darfield High School Prize for Year 7 Health, The Delys Addington Cup for Year 7 Mathematics and The Roger Hart Memorial Cup for Year 7 English
Year 8 Carwyn Chaffey: 3rd in Year 8 Art; Harry Cookson: 3rd in Year 8 Mathematics; Isaac Earl: 3rd in Year 8 Physical Education; Leah Hamilton-Cross: 3rd in Year 8 Te Reo Maori; Georgie Hamilton: 2nd in Year 8 Science; Hannah King: 2nd in Year 8 Physical Education; Jordan Frew: 2nd in Year 8 Art; Katie Molloy: 2nd in Year 8 English; Sophie Clarke: 2nd in Year 8 Technology; Sophie
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Kingi: 2nd in Year 8 Health; Tamzin Brunton: 3rd in Year 8 English and 2nd= in Year 8 Social Studies; Emily Waters: 3rd in Year 8 International Languages, 3rd in Year 8 Technology, 3rd in Year 8 Science and 2nd= in Year 8 Social Studies; Niamh Guy: 2nd in Year 8 Mathematics, 2nd in Year 8 International Languages and 2nd in Year 8 Performing Arts; Rowan Hickey: Te Roopu o te Aka Tawera Taonga for Te Reo Maori Te Tau Tuawaru; Emily Cullen: The Taege Engineering Cup for Year 8 Technology; Ben Knowles: The T & J Gallagher Family Trophy for Consistent Effort and Good Example in Special Programmes; Ria Kelly: 2nd in Year 8 Te Reo Maori and The Brian Connell Cup for Year 8 International Languages; Arial Galbraith: The Darfield High School Cup for Year 8 Art and The Darfield High School Prize for Year 8 Health; Scarlett Banks: The Elizabeth Blackburn Cup for Year 8 Mathematics, The Creed Brothers Cup for Year 8 Performing Arts and The Milne Family Cup for Year 8 Physical Education; Jessica Bassett: 3rd in Year 8 Performing Arts, The Stone Cup for Year 8 English, The Kellie-Ann Headifen Cup for Year 8 Science and The Darfield High School Cup for Year 8 Social Studies
2nd in Year 9 Physical Education and 2nd in Year 9 Art; Hayley Murray: 3rd= in Year 9 Social Studies, 3rd in Year 9 Mathematics, 2nd in Year 9 Science and 2nd in Year 9 French; Jennifer Walter: The Darfield High School Prize for Year 9 Health; Regan BellTaylor: The S Gardner Cup for Year 9 Physical Education; Rebecca Inch: The Codie Barnett Trophy for Year 9 Performing Arts; Rebecca Manifold: The Trevor Glasson Memorial Cup for Year 9 Technology; Brianna Longdin: The Darfield High School Cup for Year 9 Art; Ethan Spence: The Darfield High School Cup for Year 9 French; Grace Moana: Te Roopu o te Aka Tawera Taonga for Te Reo Maori Te Tau Tuaiwa; Rozlyn Doherty: The Katsui Okamoto Memorial Cup for Year 9 Social Studies; Georgia Walker: The Darfield High School Cup for Year 9 Japanese; Harriet Cottrell: 2nd in Year 9 Social Studies and The Darfield High School Cup for Year 9 Music; Caitlin Rayne: 3rd= in Year 9 Social Studies, 2nd in Year 9 Health and The Shaw Cup for Year 9 English; Katherine Hadler: The Woodhouse Family Cup for Year 9 Science and The Oliver MÏ‹ller-Cajar Cup for Year 9 Mathematics
Abbey Thornley: 3rd= in Year 10 Rural College; Emma Pennells: 3rd= in Year 10 Economics; James Grafton: 3rd= in Year 10 Rural College; Sara Dorsey: 3rd= in Year 10 Economics; Brooke Robinson: 3rd in Year 10 French; Cameron Hendricks: 3rd in Year 10 Digital Technologies; Ella Harper: 3rd in Year 10 Soft Materials Technology; Thomas Grafton: 3rd in Year 10 Engineering; Kelsey Parsons: 3rd in Year 10 Food and Nutrition; Oliver Moody: 3rd in Year 10 Music; Daniel Conway: 2nd= in Year 10 Social Studies; Anna Lovelock: 2nd in Year 10 Rural College; Tiaan Johns: 2nd in Te Reo Maori; Bridget Freer: 2nd in Year 10 Engineering; Jessica St Clair-Newman: 2nd in Year 10 Food and Nutrition; Georgia Mitchell: 2nd in Year 10 Soft Materials Technology; Chantelle Rod: 2nd in Year 10 English; Rachel
Sophie Townsend: 3rd= in Year 9 English; Asit Lappradtana: 3rd in Year 9 Music; Benjamin Sharp: 3rd in Year 9 Science; Oliver Sutherland: 3rd in Year 9 French; Rhys Hawkins: 3rd in Year 9 Te Reo Maori; Aimee Fleet: 2nd in Year 9 Te Reo Maori; Anika Fouchee: 2nd in Year 9 Music; Ben Francis: 2nd in Year 9 Japanese; Brie Edwards: 2nd in Year 9 English; Chrystal Van Duinen: 2nd in Year 9 Performing Arts; Johnathan Hart: 2nd in Year 9 Mathematics; Paige Hunter: 2nd in Year 9 Technology; Caitlin Warrington: 3rd= in Year 9 English and 3rd in Year 9 Performing Arts; Caden Dixon: 3rd in Year 9 Health and 3rd in Year 9 Technology; Stefanie McKenzie: 3rd in Year 9 Physical Education, 3rd in Year 9 Art and 3rd in Year 9 Japanese; Jesse Sutherland:
Academic Awards (continued) McLean: 2nd in Year 10 Health; Jemma Dalley: 3rd= in Year 10 English and 2nd in Year 10 Performing Arts; Jennifer Bell: 3rd in Year 10 Japanese and 2nd in Year 10 Art; Kilita Fouchee: 3rd in Year 10 Art and 2nd in Year 10 Economics; Sam Clarke: 2nd= in Year 10 Physical Education and 2nd in Year 10 Hard Materials Technology—Wood; Kieran McKay: 3rd in Year 10 Design and Visual Communication, 2nd in Year 10 Japanese and 2nd in Year 10 Science; Ewen Lalor: The Te Whare Koru Trophy for gaining a Significant Goal; Madeleine Berge: The Selwyn District Council Cup for Year 10 Soft Materials Technology; Zoe Spinks: The J & A Scott Cup for Year 10 Physical Education; Aleisha Knowles: The Mary Smith Trophy for Year 10 Performing Arts; Mereana Gilmour: Te Roopu o te Aka Tawera Taonga for Te Reo Maori Te Tau Tekau; Saskia Kremers: The Claire Hughes Award for Year 10 Art; Benjamin Millar: 3rd in Year 10 Hard Materials Technology—Wood and The Selwyn District Council Trophy for Rural College; Georgia Allison: 2nd= in Year 10 Physical Education and The Healey Family Trophy for Year 10 Economics; Hanako Wilson: 2nd in Year 10 Music and The Searle Family Cup for Year 10 Japanese; Alex McGregor: 3rd in Year 10 Performing Arts, 2nd in Year 10 Design and Visual Communication and The Darfield High School Prize for Year 10 Health; Jack Curle: The Taege Engineering Award for Excellence and Application in Hard Materials Technology—Wood in Year 10 and The Darfield High School Prize for Year
10 Engineering; Sarah Kellock: The Ridgen Family Cup for Year 10 Design and Visual Communication and The Evans Cup for Year 10 Digital Technologies; Abigail Tuhill: 3rd= in Year 10 English, 2nd in Year 10 Digital Technologies, The Diedrichs Family Cup for Year 10 Food and Nutrition and The Gavin and Pam Henderson Cup for Year 10 Mathematics; Kate Morris: 3rd in Year 10 Mathematics, 2nd= in Year 10 Social Studies, The R L Bennett Cup for Year 10 French, The Dennis Family Cup for Year 10 Music and The Dr Mary Warren Cup for Year 10 Science; Michelle Bruce: 3rd in Year 10 Science, 3rd in Year 10 Health, 2nd in Year 10 French, 2nd in Year 10 Mathematics, The Alan Blackburn Cup for Year 10 Social Studies and The Rebecca Halkett Memorial Cup for Year 10 English
Premier Awards Years 7 and 8 Jessica Henderson: The School Council Cup and Selwyn District Council Award for Service and Co-operation in Year 7; Darren MacRae: The Class of 1953 Cup and Selwyn District Council Award for Consistent Effort and Application in Year 7; Oscar Gosling: The Creed Brothers Award and the Darfield High School Trophy for the Highest Academic Achievement in Year 7; Niamh Guy: The School Council Cup and Selwyn District Council Award for Service and Co-operation in Year 8; Emily Cullen: The School Council Cup and Selwyn District Council Award for
Consistent Effort and Application in Year 8; Scarlett Banks: The Milne Trophy and the Selwyn Sawmills Ltd Award for the Best All-Rounder in Years 7 and 8; Jessica Bassett: The Creed Brothers Award and the Darfield High School Trophy for the Highest Academic Achievement in Year 8 Kohen Earl: The Hororata-Malvern Returned Services Association Scholarship Ben Knowles: The Hororata-Malvern Returned Services Association Scholarship
Years 9 and 10 Kate Morris and Hanako Wilson: The Malvern Suffrage Committee Trophy and Bond Frew Ltd Award for the Junior School; Anna Lovelock: The Darfield High School Ex-Students' Association Trophy and the Selwyn District Council Award for Consistent Application and Effort in Year 10; Caitlin Hool: The Class of 1953 Cup and the Selwyn District Council Award for Consistent Effort and Application in Year 9; Rozlyn Doherty: The Wooster Cup and Selwyn District Council Award for Service and Co-operation in Years 9 and 10; Caitlin Rayne: The Creed Brothers Ltd Award and The Wilsthorpe Trophy for the Highest Academic Achievement in Year 9; Michelle Bruce: The Creed Brothers Ltd Award and the School Supplies Prize for the Highest Academic Achievement in Year 10; Georgia Allison: The R H White Trophy and the Selwyn Sawmills Ltd Award for the Best All-Rounder in Years 9 and 10
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Careers It is very normal for teenagers to not know what they want to do when they leave school. The more they know about themselves (likes, interests, personality, skills) and the world of work the better able they will be to find a career pathway that best suits them.
Te Hoe Maori Language Course During Term Three, staff attended a Te Reo course, held here after school hours by the Ara Institute of Canterbury. to further understand basic tikanga Maori, pronounce the language with confidence, and to participate in karakia, himine and waiata.
The Careers department is a great place to start along with the Careers NZ website (www.careers.govt.nz). They provide information on: •
Finding work: find out where to look for jobs and how to apply
Exploring jobs: get job ideas based on your school subjects
Finding courses: find out about courses available, apprenticeships and scholarships
Creating CVs: Create your CV online
Year7 Science Projects
Te Reo course certificates were awarded to: Shawn Gough, Vicky Oliver, Kirsty Holland, Matt Maude, Grant McKenzie, James Morris, Jan Stark, Erin Vincent, Kath Wilson, Karen Armstrong, Louise Blakemore, Samantha Collins, Nikki Ferguson-Brown, Genevieve Galletly, Helen Duckworth, and Hannah Cossey.
Year 13 Mufti Guidelines
Appropriate mufti is:
Clean, tidy and in good condition
Modest (ie all clothing should cover from shoulder to mid-thigh – no midriff showing)
Boys should be clean shaven
Jewellery (no visible piercings, except in ears) and make-up should not be excessive
Appropriate to situations (eg, for health and safety reasons, covered footwear is to be worn in Science Labs, Food and Nutrition Room, and Design Technology Rooms)
Any words, logos or images must be appropriate for school situation, eg no alcohol or drug connotations or offensive language
The desire for a high standard of dress through providing guidelines for an appropriate standard of dress
Year 13 demonstrating leadership in action and appearance
Allowing some choice in recognition of senior role in school
The normal day wear for Year 13 students is either school uniform or very tidy mufti. Year 13 students are the student leaders in the school and their standard of dress should be equivalent to the formality of the normal school uniform. It is expected that students who represent the school at formal events will wear a school blazer or a formal black blazer. Very Tidy Mufti: •
Shorts or trousers with zip fly
Skirts or dresses
Collared shirt or blouse
Not permitted: •
Sportswear: sports shoes, track pants, sports shorts, rugby jerseys
Blazer, jersey, cardigan, jacket
T-Shirts or singlets
Tie for formal occasions, eg Prizegiving, Assemblies during Terms 2 and 3
Hoodies or sweatshirts
Extreme hair styles
Students should bring a change of clothes when required for sports activities
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If unsure if an item is permitted, please check with the school in advance of wearing an item to school.
School and Community Notices Term Dates 2017 Term 1: Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 13 April Wednesday 25 January: Office Opens 30 January: Staff Only Day Monday 6 February: Waitangi Day Friday 14 April: Easter Friday Monday 17 April: Easter Monday Tuesday 18 April: Easter Tuesday Tuesday 25 April: ANZAC Day
TERM ONE 2017 WEEK ONE Monday 30 January • Staff Only Day Tuesday 31 January • School busses run •
Year 7s attend
Powhiri for new staff and students
Wednesday 1 February • Whole school attends
Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July 5 June: Queen's Birthday
Thursday 2 February •
Term 3: Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September
Friday 3 February •
Monday 16 October to Wednesday 13 December 23 October: Labour Day 9 November: Staff Only Day 10 November: Canterbury Anniversary Show Day
Tuesday 7 February • House Meetings (House Mufti Day)
Monday 6 February • Waitangi Day
Yubetsu Group visit
Wednesday 8 February • Swimming Sports
If you have changed addresses or phone numbers, please let the Student Administrator, Mrs Hill, know. Ph 3188 411
Thursday 9 February • Friday 10 February • Swimming Sports postponement day WEEK THREE
Dear Darfield High School parents
Monday 13 February •
You are invited to attend the Schooltex VIP Nights at your local The Warehouse Store—Rolleston on Tuesday 17 January between 3.00–8.00 pm.
Wednesday 15 February • Auckland University visit to seniors, P5
Tuesday 14 February • Academic Colours Assembly
Join us on the day as we will have a dedicated team helping you select your school's uniform requirements.
Thursday 16 February • Triathlon
Friday 17 February • Triathlon postponement day
Exclusive discounts on certain item/s of your school's uniform.
Zero deposit laybys!
Two chances for your students to win their Schooltex uniform purchase back.
Great deals when signing up to the Warehouse Money Card.
Not forgetting your school, on confirmation of your support to the VIP event, we will be automatically putting you into the draw to win one of two $300 The Warehouse Group vouchers.
DARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE
We look forward to seeing you there. Other Ts and Cs apply—see in store for details.
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School Uniforms We have a small range of uniform items in stock at school. Fittings are by appointment only. It is preferable parents refrain from coming to reception for uniform items from 8–9.30 am as this is a very busy time. For purchases, please contact Sue or Elaine in Admin. Out of stock items will not be replaced; we are discontinuing the Uniform Shop at school. Please ring to check we have the item you require. All Darfield High School uniform items are for sale at The Warehouse, Rolleston.
We are having a Sale!
The following items have been discounted for sale from the DHS Uniform Shop. Stock for sale is in particular sizes as detailed below. Other items are available at the regular price. Most of our uniform supply has moved to The Warehouse in Rolleston. We do, however, still have stocks of most uniform items for sale here at school. If you would like to purchase items from the Uniform Shop, please contact the Uniform Co-ordinator, on 3188 411, to make an appointment for a fitting. The Warehouse is also offering layby with a 20% deposit and three months to pay. This offers the additional advantage that if, in the intervening months, your student has grown, you can change the size at no extra cost. Sizes
M, L, XL,
Short Sleeved Blouse
76, 84, 96, 100, 108, 112
Long Sleeved Shirt
Short Sleeved Shirt
L, XL, XXL
Trousers Wool Mix
Trousers Wool Mix
72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 104, 108, 112
Shorts Wool Mix Tailored
Shorts Wool Mix Tailored
School Shorts Summer
Jewellery: The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch and one gold or silver stud in each ear. No other jewellery is to be worn.
Blazers: Blazers are to be worn on Tuesdays. Parents, please remind your students to bring their blazers on Tuesdays for Assemblies.
Ties: During the winter terms, Terms 2 and 3, students are required to wear a school tie with their uniform. These are available from both Darfield High School and The Warehouse. Sports Socks: If your student is playing a winter sport in the following codes, they will need a pair of Darfield High School socks: Rugby and Hockey. These are available from the school office only. Hats: Students are permitted to wear a plain navy beanie or the DHS beanie with crest. This is for outdoor wear only. Jackets for cooler weather: Students are permitted to wear either a plain navy or plain black jacket with their uniform to keep warm on cooler days. Jackets and DHS scarves are for outdoor wear. Socks: Ensure that your child is wearing the correct socks to school. For both girls and boys, knee-high black socks are required.
Lost Property: Many uniform items have been found around the school. Please name all items of your student's clothing and check that they have not lost anything. Lost Property will now be stored in the Uniform Shop. Students can access it by seeing Sue at the office or by visiting the shop when it is open.
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Item Girls Uniform
Unisex Uniform Items
Unisex Optional Sportswear Trackpants
M, L, XL
Fleece Sweat Top
Fleece Sweat Top
XS, S, M, L, XL
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Student Accommodation Accommodation available for senior students from outlying areas Monday–Friday 2017. Friendly, caring home next to Darfield High School. Enquires phone (03) 3179072
Online Holiday Program Four weeks. Any level. Hours of fun.
Be a Music Producer! Make a beat with Matthew Stuart this summer using Studio One 3 Prime. Whether you're a complete beginner or have been making music for ages, Matt will walk you through every step of the process and show you how to make the music you hear in your head! What will your song sound like?
January 2017 What will your song sound like? Register at: https://activatemusic.academy/onlineholidayprogram
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West Melton Scholarship Applications for the 2017 West Melton Scholarship are now invited. • •
If you attended West Melton Full Primary School for at least two years and are Enrolling in 2017 for the last year of a degree programme at a tertiary institution you can apply as soon as you have the results for this year.
The Scholarship is worth $1,750 payable at the start of the 2017 academic year. Further details about the Scholarship and the selection criteria are available from wmawards@ xtra.co.nz or the Convener, West Melton Scholarship and Awards Committee, phone 03-3181-761. Closing date for applications 24 February 2017 – Don’t leave it to the 23rd! Please pass this announcement on to family and friends who are eligible.
Mainland Football Outdoor Holiday Programmes December Age: 7–14 year olds. Dates: 20, 21 and 22 December 2016 Times: 9.00 am–3.00 pm Venue: English Park
2017 Year 8 School Based HPV Vaccination Programme Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common viral infection which can lead to cervical cancer, genital warts and other types of cancers later in life. Early HPV immunisation offers the best protection against contracting these diseases. Starting 2017, both girls and boys in Year 8 will be offered free HPV Vaccination through the school based programme. A new updated version of the vaccine (Gardasil 9) will cover more strains of the virus, providing cover with 2 doses rather than 3 with Gardasil 4. The vaccination will continue to be available within the GP Practices, however, we encourage you to participate in the school based programme. Girls and boys who have partially started the process with their GP will have the option to complete the course through the school based programme. To enable students to receive the vaccination at school, parents will need to complete the consent form which will be sent home with the student along with supporting information during the first weeks of term one. Please check with your child or the school to ensure you receive the consent form and information pack.
January Age: 7–14 year olds Dates: 25, 26 and 27 January 2017 Times: 9.00 am–3.00 pm Venue: English Park Cost: $37.50 per day ($112.50 for three consecutive days) Mainland Futsal Indoor Holiday Programmes January Age: 6–12 year olds Dates: 23, 24 and 25 January 2017 Times: 9.00 am–3.00 pm Venue: Pioneer Stadium Cost: $37.50 per day ($112.50 for three consecutive days)
For more information about the vaccine, contact Public Health Nursing Service at 03 383 6877 Ext. 99469 or 99698, talk to your doctor, practice nurse or visit www.health.govt.nz/hpv.
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Cantastic Christmas Tree Donate a can, build a tree and help those in need! Put your donation on the Cantastic Christmas Tree at your local library and service centre between 7 November â€“ 20 December. Donations must be in cans, nonperishable, within the use by/best by date, and with original label. Donations will be given to Ellesmere Food Bank Trust which covers all of Selwyn.
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PO Box 5
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