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Jazz Quest Page 6

Art Exhibitions Page 8

Alpine Tramp Page 11

Senior Art Exhibition at Down by the Liffey

Snow Caves Page 12

Rugby Wrap Page 16

Alpine Adventures


Staff News Welcome to Penny Munro

Students in Year 8 have recently completed their Aprons in Soft Materials Technology. Here are a selection proudly modelled by their creators.

I am really privileged to be joining the Darfield High School community. Originally from Christchurch, I have spent 20 years teaching in Oamaru and, more recently, in Alexandra. I am passionate about career guidance and the wonderful opportunities that are available. Please feel free to contact me and I look forward to meeting you all.

DHS DISPATCH welcomes any news or photographs you have from events our students have attended outside of school. We love to hear about and share successes and interesting stories. Please email: sheryl@darfield.school.nz Black and white paper copies are available from reception or Student Administration. Colour and back copies can be ordered by emailing the above address. Please enquire for cost. Advertising: If you would like to advertise in our newsletter, please email for more information. 7 McLaughlins Road PO Box 5 Darfield 7541 New Zealand admin@darfield.school.nz www.darfield.school.nz Phone: +64 3 318 8411 Fax: +64 3 318 8543 Copyright: You are welcome to reproduce material from the newsletter after gaining permission from the school. All reproduced material must be appropriately acknowledged.

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These students receive a certificate and a $10 voucher

AL’S AWAR NCIP DS PRI

Jessica Henderson Sarah Gerritsen Leah Keating Samuel Inch-Reed Kerryn Tomlinson Georgia Thompson Grace Manera Jeroen Breunisse George Brown Ged Roessink Hannah King Ryan Neal Matthew Ashworth Crystal van Duinen Harrison Buck Angus Whitaker Aidan McCallion George Thorne

Principal’s Comments New buildings and facilities are great to have but the most important input to student success at school is the quality of the staff. Our staff work hard to identify the learning needs of students and find ways to meet these needs. Information is gathered through contact with previous schools, Ministry of Education, assessments, teacher observation and parent feedback, and is used to develop a picture of a student’s strengths and areas for development. A ‘normal’ school programme at any level will provide more than enough opportunities for students to learn and be challenged across the breadth of the curriculum. Sometimes, however, additional strategies are needed to help a student to achieve their best. Students may require support with a range of cognitive, behavioural, emotional and social needs. Support can include reader writers, teacher aides, special programmes, in-class strategies, alternative education, counselling, group programmes, mentoring, rewards, new courses, and amended curricula. For example, about 15% of students in the school use reader/writers for tests and exams. In order to access this support, the students are assessed with specialist assessment tools to determine their area of need. We have a team of reader/writers from the community

who give their time freely to support these students during tests. There is an ongoing programme with these students of confirming the support is still required and in place. One of the challenges of doing a good job at identifying learning needs of individuals and groups is that it creates more work and a greater demand for resources. The better we get at finding out what the barriers are to a student’s education, the more resource we want to put into addressing the need. It can take significant time and work to draw together all of the information available and to develop strategies. I commend those who do this work - our teachers, support staff, guidance and support teams - for the positive difference they make in people’s lives. We know that there will never be enough money to meet every need as well as we would like. However, if the government wants us to get closer to the levels of support our community expects, then we must do more than just redistribute funding within education. Additional funding is required in education and I would encourage you to advocate for this when the opportunity arises. James Morris

Cara Jenkins Matthew Ryan Hamish Keating

Around School

Charlotte Boyd Ellie Knights Paige Hunter Monique Hore Caitlin Hool ISSUE 9 / DHS Dispatch

Spotted at lunchtime in the Library. Congratulations, you guys have won an Around School prize. See Mrs Watson next week during lunch or interval.

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Name the Robot Competition Our students were excited to receive five new Lego Mindset kits thanks to Dave Galletly (Scott Service International). In no time, robots were being built and programmed and it was clear these would be a big asset to students who were interested in robotics and computer programming. A competition was held to name each one and so we present: R2DHS:

Chaedyn Bellam, Tim Mathers and Ethan Marriott

ANNE DROID: Lily Cameron CHIP:

Emma Grigg

PIXEL:

Callum Jones

SCOTTY:

Mrs Galletly

Peer Mediators Big Day Out and Peace Week During the week of 8–12 August it was Peace Week. This year's theme was 'Dialogue for Peace'. There were a number of activities organised this week including the Youth Workers doing activities with the Year 7 classes, a Peace Week competition and gathering to make origami cranes. A large number of students participated in the origami crane making; these will be taken to the Peace Park in Horishima when the Darfield High School students go to Japan. Congratulations to Kelly Rod and Aneliz Gardner who won the canteen vouchers for the peace quote competition. On Thursday 18 August, Olivia Lemon, Emma Kellock, Caleb Banks, Esther Blain, Mrs Cartman and I travelled to Oaklands Primary School in Christchurch for the Peer Mediators Big Day Out. At these Big Day Outs, mediators combine forces to extend their knowledge, help motivate mediators, and share tips and tricks along the way. Other schools involved were Hanmer Springs Primary, Redwood Primary, Redcliffs Primary and Springston Primary. As we were the only High School, it was a great leadership opportunity for us, and we got to run a lot of games and some information sessions with the primary school students. It was a great way for us to learn how to communicate better and it was also a lot of fun.

Darfield High School runs a nationally recognised programme called Peer Mediation. This programme is problemsolving by youth with youth, and is for students to help students solve disputes. Mediations take place at intervals and lunch times to help solve problems with friendships, relationships, bullying, cyberbullying, etc. We currently have a team of about 30 trained mediators ranging from Year 8 to Year 13. Katie Sharp

Coast to Coast Crew

Above: Kylie Schnell and Harriet Watson speak to students in assemblies encouraging them to join the Multisports at Darfield High School Club. Below James Thornley, Rachael Phillipson and Gus Thomas have entered the Coast to Coast as a team.

Recently, Rawhiti House staff held a morning tea for Daffodil Day and raised over $65.00.

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Topics covered Online grooming Sexting Damaged reputations Cyber bullying

Are you a parent/guardian concerned about how your child uses the internet or mobile phone? Cybercrime is a very real issue facing families in NZ, but there are easy practical steps to help prevent it. (ORG) invites you to a presentation on the issues and dangers associated with the inappropriate use of computers, mobile phones and the internet.

CYBER SAFETY PRESENTATION Venue: DHS Hall Free Entry Date: 19 September 7.00–8.30 pm Any questions please email Jayne Mallinder at ma@darfield.school.nz Hosted by NZ Cyber Security expert John Parsons who gives you real life examples of children who have been affected by cybercrime. You will leave with the knowledge to help, support and protect your family.

Reputation Management Learning to repel and report Future proofing for employment Educating young people to understand the value of identity is the first step to using ICT safely Educating young people to respect and protect friends and family identity is the second step

Selwyn Camps for Students Two exciting opportunities for young people to develop new skills are now open for applications. The Selwyn Youth Council is hosting a Youth Leadership weekend for 20 young people aged 13–15 at Wainui Camp on Banks Peninsula on the weekend of 24 and 25 September. The weekend is an opportunity to get to know other young people, develop new skills, be empowered to make positive changes in the community and be mentored by young leaders. The camp is free with transport to and from Rolleston provided. The project has received a grant from the Ministry of Youth Development. Applications for the camp are open until Friday 2 September—for more information visit www.selwyn. govt.nz. Young people from 15–19 can also apply to join a Youth in Emergency Services camp happening from 26–30 September at Waipara Adventure Centre. The camp is a combined initiative by the Waimakariri, Hurunui and Selwyn Youth Councils. Emergency Services including the NZ Fire Service, Red Cross, NZ Police, Coastguard, St John and New Zealand Land Search and Rescue will attend the camp. Camp participants will have the chance to find out more about their work, learn new skills, including hands on activities, and meet new friends. Following the camp, young people also spend three months volunteering with the emergency service of their choice. The volunteering is after hours for a few hours per week. Applications for the camp close on Friday 26 August see hurunuiyouth.co.nz/yes for more information.

www.s2e.co.nz …protecting people online

Youth

DO YOU LIVE IN SELWYN? ARE YOU AGED 13-15?

Leadership Weekend

SATURDAY 24 – SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER SELWYN YOUTH COUNCIL IS HOSTING A FUN AND INFORMATIVE TWO DAY CAMP WHERE YOU’LL LEARN HOW YOU CAN SHAPE YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY VISIT WWW.SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/LEADERSHIPWEEKEND

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Students from all over the South Island have the unique opportunity to participate in master classes, public performances and competitions. Southern Jam is the only event of its kind in the South Island, and is a great chance for young musicians to learn from other great, well respected musicians and the competition offers the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt. The public performances give them great experience and develop their confidence in playing to audiences. Our Jazz band competed in the ARA Jazz Quest on Friday 5 August. Jazz Quest is an annual competition for secondary school jazz bands, showcasing the quality of some of the country's top school jazz bands and musicians. Bands are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards, and individual musicians are presented awards for outstanding contributions on their instruments, as well as for original compositions and arrangements.

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Being veterans of this competition season, we were much more confident on stage and had a good groove going. Although the pieces weren’t necessarily as tight as they have been some years, the improvements in individual playing were awesome. We received a Bronze Award. Unfortunately, we headed home without supporting other bands due to the prospect of snow— at least there was a bit at school to make it worthwhile.

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Wednesday 10 August brought another awesome trip to Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival in Blenheim. We revisited some of the bars and cafes we’ve played in previously, including spending Thursday in Picton. At various times, some of us went to watch other bands, which always adds to the experience. The prizegiving on Saturday was really enjoyable, with well-deserved special mentions going to Lilian (bass) and Selina (guitar) and Holly being awarded the Robin Randall Award for Most Outstanding Vocalist. Awesome work by everyone on our notquite-gold silver.

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The gala concert was held in the new and very flash ASB theatre, and the bands were allowed to watch the second half including the judge’s performance, the All Stars band and the overall competition winners, a combo from Cashmere High. It was cool to see so many parents come up to see what was happening.

up with us all. It has been an honour to be with you all. Long may these trips continue!

Sunday came all too fast, bringing to an end the last trip for eight of us, after four years in many cases. It was a very sad time to leave Blenheim, but we sure have many incredible memories. I’d like to say a huge thanks to the family for an amazing birthday and also to Mr and Mrs Balchin and Mrs Wilson for putting

Photos by Lee Malzard

You can see the Jazz Band and Holly Kimber perform on stage at the Darfield High School Talent Quest next week, Tuesday 6 September at 7.00 pm. Ellen Walters

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Two Locations, Two Exhibitions It has been a busy term for the Art Department, with two exhibitions running concurrently in different locations. Our biennial exhibition in the school was a success, with many visitors commenting on the standard and display of work. We are so lucky to have the expertise of June Milne in the department. This year’s Year 7s have produced some beautiful work. I can’t wait to see the collected results of their individual contributions at the end of the year. A few students were lucky enough to sell their work. This provides a much valued lift in confidence for the students and clearly communicates the interest of those visitors who make purchases. Thank you to those people and congratulations to the three winners of ‘The People’s Choice Award’ – Saskia Kremers (Year 10), Anna Hefferon (Year12), and Eboni Lawrence (Year 10).

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Our second exhibition was of Year 13 work at Down by the Liffey Gallery in Lincoln. Our students were very lucky to have this opportunity, which allowed them to connect with a wider audience. The gallery staff made the process easy for us, which went some way to compensate for the ridiculous amount of time spent getting the work ‘gallery ready’. Reception of the work was positive and I don’t mind sharing the observation that our students' work was considered of a better quality and presentation than the high school exhibiting in the weeks preceding us. Yay us!

Paintings by (above) Aidan Tuhill and (below) Liam Hindle (Bottom) Year 7's Tivaevai crayon resist and applique work

Thank you to those teachers and students who generously gave their time to support both exhibitions and to the students for your artistry, collectivism, and enthusiasm. It’s why we do this. Ms Smith (HOD Art)

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Student Trustee Election: Nominations are now open for the 2016–17 Student Trustee. Students in Years 9–13 are eligible to stand for election and to vote. Forms will be emailed to students and are also available from the Office. Nominations close on Friday 2 September. Year 10 Prefects: Applications for these positions are now open. Applications forms can be obtained from the school office. Applications close on Friday 9 September.

New Space for 24/7 Youth Workers For some time the school youth workers have been looking forward to having a little space of our own that we can work out of, and now that space has arrived in the form of a converted container. Our new office will soon be kitted out with desks, chairs, bean bags, and games and will have

some outside landscaping done. The space will be wonderful for meeting kids for mentoring sessions, Hannah's youth coach appointments, and running programmes like Girl. Once set up properly, the office will also help staff and students to know when we are around, with a sign identifying whether or not we're in school each day. We'd like to thank Mr Morris for allowing this space to go ahead; Ross Meder for his help with the practical elements of the project; Sam Broughton for co-ordinating everything and all others involved with converting and shifting the container.

House Captains: Applications to be House Leaders need to be in to Mr Adams Friday 2 September. Senior Scholarships: Applications are now open. Please see email from Mrs Huggins (sent 17 August). All information is on the school website.

Poiema Heine and Hannah Cossey

Celebration Assembly This week, during assemblies, students and staff celebrated the success of another year fundraising for World Vision. Alex Hitchmough, School Partnership Manager for World Vision, visited to thank everyone for their contribution in raising funds so Syrian refugee children could attend school and be provided with basic stationery and equipment. Our school raised over $7,000 and was in the top 31 schools—a great effort from everyone. Because of this, we are proud to announce that our school won a scholarship for Gus Thomas to spend three and a half days in Auckland during the school holidays. Along with 30 other students from around the country, Gus will develop an understanding of social justice issues, leadership skills and ways in which they can effect change in their communities. They will be exposed to a number of World Vision experts in development, advocacy and emergency response where they will be involved in thought-provoking and hands-on activities.

Top Collectors Tiaan Johns

Jack Robertson

Georgia Allison

Millie Adams

Harry Robertson

Monique Weber

George Brown

Mrs Hatton

Elijah Cullen-Reid

Campbell Bryant

Millie Wilson

Johnny Millar

They will also have the opportunity to meet with a number of community and New Zealand leaders who have a critical role to play in social justice issues. They will come away with the skills and knowledge needed to take action in their spheres of influence. This will be a great experience for Gus and we will be looking forward to hearing about it. Olivia, Georgie and Eloise joined Alex on stage and, after announcing our school's total and recapping on the events held, they presented the top collectors with certificates and prizes.

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It all started on 13 August 2016 when the Year 13 Outdoor Ed class began our threeday-long trek of the rugged wilderness. We arrived at the start of the track at 2.00 pm. When we arrived the area was cold and there was a slight drizzle moving through the valley. We shrugged it off and started walking, crossing a small one-person manmade wire bridge over the rapidly flowing Hurunui River. We got to the other side of the river with high hopes that the tramp was going to be great with bridges crossing all the rivers we were yet to come to. After travelling for about 15 minutes we were lost and Alan had forgotten to lock the van—so far so good. The track we were following was rapidly getting more bushy and harder to make our way through, with our packs becoming stuck on a lot of branches. After about 40 minutes of struggling through this, it dawned upon us that we had taken a wrong turn and we would now be forced to cross the freezing cold river. After more kilometres of travelling, and numerous river crossings, it was getting

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dark and the group's morale was hitting an all time low with freezing cold legs and heavy packs. We turned on our head torches and continued our travels through the night. We still had poor visibility but the moon was on our side slightly lighting up our path. Before long we stumbled across the DOC hut that we had been striving to get to before dark. It was only seven bunks, so Ben thankfully took one for the team and slept on the floor. We planned to rise at 8.00 the next morning but it turned out that we actually got up at 9.00 and began the next stage of the tramp with a massive climb up Mount Jollie Brook in the snow. This was quite the task with some of the members pushing faster than others. When we finally got through the snow and made it to the top, the view was amazing— well worth the pain taken to achieve the climb. Going down was slightly sketchy, but still a lot of fun, as the snow made for a giant slide down the mountain. We decided to stay at the hut area again and bivvy out in the wilderness. We achieved that by making a seven-man hut out of a tarpaulin and some sticks (I don't think anyone got

sleep apart from Jack). We woke up early and began the final trek home from Jollie Brook Hut, down past Gabriel's Hut and along the Hurunui home. This walk was long and challenging and there was a large uphill at the very end that we were disappointed to see. Despite all our tired bodies, we walked without stopping up the hill with no talk from anyone. From there it was smooth sailing as we pottered along the tracks until we came to the last bridge we needed to cross. One by one, we crossed the river and finally we were close. It was a 15 minutes walk back to the far carpark where we stopped at the end of the track, with Alan hitchhiking back to the car to drive it over and get us. We were all completely shattered and we quickly packed the van and made the long journey home. Thank you to Alan Hislop, our instructor and driver. Harry Barrett-Power and Ben Weatherley

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T hank You

Snow Caving at Temple Basin It was 25 August and we set off on our adventure to Temple Basin, Arthur's Pass. It was a very wet day when we set off from the vans on our journey to the unknown; we are thankful for our instructor, Alan, and our teacher, Mr Dickens, Dr Mckenzie, and Miss Hely for supplying us with gear if we ran out or it got wet. They taught us so much. With a nice walk up the hill we hit the snow when the hut was in sight. A warm lunch awaited us at the Temple Basin Ski Lodge (this is where we spent the first night in a nice comfy bed). After the warm lunch, we set off out into the snow and learnt some new skills to help us survive in the alpine environment. Some of these skills were self-arresting, plunge and walking in the snow.

where we cooked a yummy lunch that warmed us all up. Then we went out in the snow and learnt how to cut steps, how to walk with crampons and how to locate people using avalanche transceivers when they are stuck under the snow. Then we walked back down to the lodge where we spent our afternoon building our snow caves which we spent the night in. After we got out snow caves built, cooked our own dinner and then went out and had a comfortable and warm sleep in our caves. We then woke up and showered and had a nice warm cooked breakfast for us; then we packed up our gear and headed back down to the vans.

The Senior Girls' Basketball Team would like to thank the following businesses for their financial contribution to the team for the South Island Girls Basketball Championships. •

Polyfusion Ltd

Mason's Drapery

Riverlea Farms

Malvern Lions

Selwyn District Council

Thank you to all who helped the Senior A Girls Basketball team by purchasing a ticket. We really appreciate your support. The winning tickets were drawn under Police supervision at the Lincoln Police Station on 24 August 2016. The winners have been notified. 1st- Caroline Cumming 2nd- Roger Mason 3rd- Alice Bradley

By Morgan

The next day we put on our crampons and headed up the ski field to the back lodge,

Royal NZ Ballet Workshop A group of keen Years 7–13 students enrolled in a workshop held at DHS on Tuesday 23 August with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Here the students learnt about the Dance industry; professional auditions, requirements etc. Pagan Doran, the educator for the RNZB, also taught the students a dance from the current show Giselle. The workshop was great fun, and the students had the opportunity to learn something new. We'll certainly be asking for another workshop next year!

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DELF Exams Coming Up

On Saturday 3 September, four of our students will be heading to Burnside High School to sit the DELF examinations. The Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education, and now available worldwide to secondary students who are studying French. The DELF is recognised throughout the world as reliable proof of proficiency in the French language. It is a permanent qualification, which students can include on their CV, and which gives them access to opportunities in places where NCEA credits might not be recognised. Only five schools in the Christchurch region are offering this opportunity to their students and we are one of them! We are wishing our students the best of luck!

Otago Daily Times Extra Quiz

On Thursday 25 August, two Year 7 teams participated in the Otago Daily Times Extra Quiz! Canterbury edition. The teams both participated and preformed well, but did not place. Darfield One (above—left to right): Oscar Gosling, Johnny Millar and Molly Mannering scored 82 points to come 30th. Darfield Two (below—left to right): Vincent Sanderson, Cameron Newell and Charlotte Moana scored 79 points to come 38th. There were about 70 teams in total so students preformed rather well for not having much practice before hand. Thank you to Miss Kensington and the parents who helped with transport.

Above: Kathryn Barnhill, Cameron Brunton, Sophie Bucknell and Jayden Hann

Chess Competition Results

Over the last week, students have been competing for the title of Chess Champion. Each game needed to be played within a lunchtime. It was a fantastic week of chess competition between all year levels and started with the preliminary rounds on 18 and 19 August to select the top Years 7 and 8 students. Congratulations to Max Whyte (7CC) and Vincent Mandapat (8HL) who made it into the rounds. The next two days were for these players and the Years 9 and 10 students. Once again, Max and Vincent defeated all opponents and made it into Round 3 with the Years 11 and 12 students. In the end, Max Whyte placed 4th, Daniel Felipe (11RS) was 3rd, and George Brown (11RS) was second. Vincent won the championship for the second year running. Well done, Vincent!

CantaMaths

On Wednesday 24 August, six teams from DHS competed at the CantaMaths Years 7–10 Mathematics Competition, held at Horncastle Arena. The teams acquitted themselves with aplomb, with each team representing DHS well, competing with energy and enthusiasm against 50 other school teams. The teams enjoyed themselves and scored good results, which ranked them near the middle of the schools represented. Year 7: Amelia Ridgen, Sam Jones, Belinda Inch and Ella Taylor—40 points

Reading for Pizzas

Years 7 and 8 students are rewarded for their reading with a free pizza. The challenge is to finish seven books and, so far, many students are taking part. Librarian, Trudy, said about 12 have finished the wheel and others have until 4 December to do so.

House Quiz

Year 8: Jake Searle, Jack Kennedy, Will Davidson and Lachlan Adams—45 points Year 9 Team A: Emily White, Brie Edwards, Hayley Murray and Lewis Smith—50 points Year 9 Team B: Katherine Hadler, Katie Griffiths, Rebecca Inch and Caitlin Warrington —30 points Year 10 Team A: Michelle Bruce, Kate Morris, Abi Tuhill and Georgia Allison—60 points Year 10 Team B: Hanako Wilson, Sarah Kellock, Kieran McKay and Cameron Hendriks—40 points.

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Above: students in 7KK enjoying the Reading Challenge

The annual House Quiz has begun this week with Years 7 and 8 kicking off the competition (above). Results will be in the next newsletter.

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Canterbury District St John Youth Competitions

ICAS Competition Results

Darfield St John Youth Division was well represented at the Canterbury District competitions held recently in Christchurch.

Ireland and Rebecca Inch), and 2nd overall (Niamh Guy, Zahara Sutton, Emily Cullen and Amanda Busch). Hannah Ireland was placed second overall in the senior individual section.

As well as providing judges, patients and marshals, Darfield had two intermediate teams, one senior individual and a colour party competing. Once again, they all preformed at a high standard and made Darfield proud.

A real credit must go to all the hard work and dedication contributed to trainings over the last few months, by cadets and leaders.

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent, skills-based assessment programme which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students.

The Colour Party (the flag-bearing group) performed outstandingly and were placed second. The intermediate teams were placed 1st overall (Jenny Walter, Charlotte Courtney, Samuel

Hannah and the teams will now go on to represent Canterbury District at the Regional Competitions to be held on the weekend 23–25 September at Glentui. Then the training REALLY begins! We wish them all well. Michelle Kittelty and Lynda Walter

Congratulations to all those who took part in the Spelling, Writing, English, Mathematics, Science, and Digital Technologies competitions. We have received results from the following:

Science Credit: Jeremy Bourhill Oscar Gosling Niamh Guy Distinction: Kieran McKay Kate Morris

Digital Technologies Credit: Oscar Gosling Cameron Newell Jessica Bassett Kieran McKay

Writing

Creative Award

To Amelia Williams who was selected to receive an ACG Yoobee Creative Excellence Award for her work done during the Web Design Kickstart Holiday Programme. "These awards are given only to our absolute top performing students‌students who we believe have tremendous potential in the creative industry, and demonstrated both passion and skill while at our school." Peter Godkin Training Services Co-ordinator Yoobee AGC School of Design

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Travel Scholarship

Distinction: Michael Bruce Kate Morris Hanako Wilson

George Brown has been awarded a

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$2,000 regional scholarship for an overseas high school exchange programme with Your Education.

Merit: Jeremy Bourhill Credit: Oscar Gosling Niamh Guy

George represents all the qualities of an outstanding exchange student, including independence, maturity and an outgoing personality. He will travel to the Netherlands in December this year to complete a two-month high school exchange programme. The regional scholarship recognises a student who is passionate about their region of New Zealand, outgoing and creative and a strong academic student.

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Canterbury Primary and Intermediate Schools Ski Champs On Sunday 21 August, a group of six students from Darfield High ventured up to Mt Cheeseman Ski Field to participate in the Canterbury Primary and Intermediate Schools Ski Champs.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Hockey Monday: Girls' Hockey vs Riccarton: win 3–2 Boys' Hockey vs Otago: win 5–0 Tuesday: Girls' Hockey vs Waitaki: win 3–0| Boys' Hockey vs Papanui: win 1–0 Wednesday: Girls' Hockey vs Tiaeri: win 4–1| Boys' Hockey vs Tawa: win 1–0 Boys' Hockey vs Geraldine/ McKenzie combined: draw 1–1

The day did not start that well with Mr Adams' car refusing to go into gear on the way to the carpark. The weather gods were certainly not on our side either, with very strong wind gusts playing havoc with the timing lights on the courses, and poor visibility in the morning making skiing difficult even without the wind. The Year 7/8 competition was not until the afternoon, so the students got plenty of time to get some ski practice in during the morning. Unfortunately, Harry Cookson had a fall on his way up the T bar, hurting his wrist and ending his skiing before he had had a race.

However, the remaining members: Mari Henderson, Monique Weber, Tom Freeman, Maia Adams and Jo Veronese, completed their runs over the blue and red courses. There was a huge number of students entered in the event this year—280 across the age groups and 60 in the Years 7 and 8 category. Mari Henderson was placed 2nd in the 7/8 Girls and was closely followed by Monique Weber into 3rd. In the Boys 7/8 Category, Tom Freeman was placed third. Combining the times of the top four skiers for each team resulted in the Darfield Year 7/8 team placing second overall!! A huge thanks to the parents for taking the students up for the day and managing them through some rather unpleasant conditions.

Netball Round 1: DHS vs Motueka HS: win 38–23 DHS vs Kaiapoi HS: loss 25–28 DHS vs Nayland College: win 28–20 Round 2: DHS vs Menzies College: win 29–17| DHS vs St Kevins College: loss 24–27 DHS vs Middleton Grange: win 27–22

Students Chosen for Canterbury Rep Teams

Playoffs: DHS vs Buller High School: loss 30–26| DHS vs Timaru Girls High School: win 30–26

Congratulations to those students who have been chosen for the Canterbury Country primary rugby representative teams. They were chosen from Ellesmere and North Canterbury teams.

Rugby Monday: DHS vs Mt Aspiring: win 24–14 DHS vs Gore: loss 14–22

Full Tournament Reports (including Basketball) will be in the next Newsletter.

Above left: Placegetters in the Years 7 and 8 Girls—Mari Henderson (left) 2nd, and Monique Weber (right ) 3rd; Above right: Tom Freeman receives his bronze medal

Mitchell Calcott U65 kg Team Reuben Boyes U48 kg Team Tyler Tapa-Wither U48 kg Development Jonty Kupe U48kg Development These boys were selected for Ellesmere first and then Canterbury Country. There are a few more students who were also in the Ellesmere teams.

Isaac Earl and Ethan Rose both competed at the held at Ruapuna Raceway on 9 July. Isaac placed 3rd in his individual time trial and is seen here above left with his medal.

Ellesmere U65kg: Mitchell Calcott, Reuben Boyes, Bae McNicol and Harry Cookson Ellesmere U48kg: Tyler Tapa-Wither, Jonty Kupe and Callum Summerfield Ellesmere U12 years: Blake O'Donnell and Todd Thomas

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South Island Secondary Schools Cycling Championships

Congratulations to Katie Griffiths who placed first in her gynastics event at the South Island Gymnastics.

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It's a Wrap for Rugby! The 1st XV celebrated the end of the rugby season by coming together in the Gym for their Prizegiving. Mr Bell ran through the highlights of the season, showing photos from a training session with Kahu Carey from the CRFU, then the success of bringing home the Brockbank Graves Trophy after three games, the last being very intense and down to a final try from Ben Millar. College Day Rugby resulted in two losses to Rangiora and Hornby and two wins against Middleton and Mt Hutt. Then it was on to the Annual Quad Tournament—schools from around the Canterbury region come together for a day of games and, on this day, the team beat Geraldine and Mt Hutt, but lost to Ellesmere. The Southern Tour was next and saw a loss to Timaru Boys' High School and a win against King's High School. Finally, to finish the season, Darfield welcomed Adams Grammar School, visiting from the UK. It was a reminder to all that we were in the depths of winter with snow in the morning and driving rain to contend with. However, there was no shortage of competitive spirit, nor spectators, as the teams gathered on the sports field. A very challenging game resulted in a win for Darfield 10–7. The following awards were then presented:

Most Points •

1st Ben Millar (40)

2nd: Cole Spinks (33)

Best Try •

Above: Adams Grammar Visit

Ant Searle (during the King's High game, retrieved a kick and ran 60m, beating five defenders)

Best Tackle •

Aidan Tuhill (against Adams Grammar was a try-saving and, therefore, game-saving tackle)

Most Outstanding Individual Performance in any Match •

Morgan Heselwood (against Westland High School at Darfield)

Most Versatile/Mr Utility Award •

Ed Searle (for playing everywhere from Flanker to Wing to Flanker again and Centre)

Haka Award •

Devon Mount (for outstanding performances and enthusiasm)

Most Tries •

Ben Millar (eight tries including the most important one of the year at Westport)

MVP Points Awards 2016 (as voted by the coaches) •

Daniel Felipe: 4th Place on 7 Points

Jack Devlin and Jed Roessink: 2nd = each on 9 Points

Devon Crequer: 1st Place on 10 Points

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Above: Mr Bell presents awards to Devon Crequer, Daniel Felipe,

2 SEPTEMBER 2016


Winter Ski Season at

Porters

Each Wednesday afternoon, a group of students, accompanied by staff and parents, have been travelling up to Porters Skifield for skiing lessons (first four afternoons) and then general fun on the slopes. Thanks to Trudy McKay for the photos.

Canterbury Schools One Day Horse Trial Two teams competed this year for Darfield High School at the Canterbury Schools One Day Horse Trial. The field was large, with 18 schools represented, and 23 teams in total. Unfortunately, the weather was dismal and most riders had to contend with driving rain and freezing cold southerlies on and off for most of the day. Both teams made a good start on the dressage, with the team consisting of Niamh Rayne, Jodie Rollings, Katherine Hadler and Georgia Allison lying in first place. Our second team, Caitlin Aubrey, Caitlin Rayne and Mikayla Jarvis, also did well in the dressage,

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lying in 15th place overall. The wheels came off a little in the cross-country with some costly stops which we could not recover from, even though all of the riders performed well in the show jumping. Overall, this relatively young team did very well, considering the trying conditions, and should be proud of their achievements. They should continue to develop and should be looking strong for next year's competition. Congratulations to all the riders and a big thank you to the mums who made this possible. Mrs Voss

Above: Mikayla Below: Katherine Below left: Jodie, Georgia, Katherine, Niamh, Caitlin R, Caitlyn A and Mikayla

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SENIOR EXAM TIMETABLE THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER: Level 1 English

9.00 am 3 Hours

1.00 pm Hall

Level 1 Mathematics

2 Hours

Hall

Level 1 MAS (CW)

1.5 Hours

P1

Level 2 English

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 DVC

3 Hours

C3

Level 2 Economics

1 Hour

C5

Level 2 Biology

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Home Economics

1.5 Hours

P1

Level 3 History

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Accounting

3 hours

Hall

Level 3 DVC

3 Hours

C3

Level 3 Chemistry

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Geography

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Classics

3 Hours

Hall

1.5 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Music (Ellen)

FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER:

9.00 am

1.00 pm

Level 1 Economics

2 Hours

P1

Level 1 History

3 Hours

Hall

Level 1 Health

2 Hours

Hall

Level 1 Art

3 Hours

C1

Level 1 Music

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Mathematics

3 Hours

Hall

Level 1 Science

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 DTG

2 Hours

A7

Level 2 History

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Chemistry (Caitlin A, Pippa F)

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Drama (Adam Walker)

2 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Japanese

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 French

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Music

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Engineering

3 Hours

C7

Level 2 Science

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 DTG

2 Hours

A7

Level 3 Calculus

2 Hours

P1

Level 3 Media Studies

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Agriculture

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Art (Samara Crosby)

3 Hours

C1

Level 3 Drama

2 Hours

P1

Level 3 Music

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 French

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Biology

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Home Economics

2 Hours

P1

Level 3 Engineering

3 Hours

C7

MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER:

9.00 am

1.00 pm

Level 1 Japanese

3 Hours

Hall

Level 1 Commerce

2 Hours

Hall

Level 1 DTG

2 Hours

A10

Level 1 Accounting

2 Hours

Hall

Level 1 Geography

3 Hours

A7/Hall

Level 1 Drama

1.5 Hours

Hall

Level 1 Home Economics

2 Hours

Hall

Level 1 French

3 Hours

Hall

Level 1 DVC

3 Hours

C3

Level 1 Engineering

3 Hours

C7

Level 1 Art (Jack McConnell)

3 Hours

C1

Level 2 Classics

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Health

2 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Chemistry

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Drama

2 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Commerce

1 Hour

Hall

Level 2 Physics

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Art

3 Hours

C1

Level 2 Geography

3 Hours

Hall

Level 2 Computer Program

2 Hours

A10

Level 2 Art (Anna Hefferon)

3 Hours

C1

Level 3 Science

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Te Reo Maori

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Physics

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Economics

1 Hour

Hall

Level 3 English

3 Hours

Hall

Level 3 Japanese

3 Hours

Hall

3 Hours

C1

Level 3 Art

TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER: Level 1 Home Economics

9.00 am 2 Hours

Level 2 Commerce Level 3 Statistics

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER: Level 1 MCAT

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1.00 pm C10 A10

3 Hours

Hall

9.00 am 1 Hour

1.00 pm Hall

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2016 Examination Timetable Date / Time Wed 9 9.30 am Nov

Level 1

Thur 10 Nov

9.30 am

English

Mon 14 Nov

9.30 am

Science

Classical Studies

2.00 pm

Agricultural and Horticultural Science Economics Physics Geography Dance # Mathematics

Agricultural and Horticultural Science Physics Economics Dance # Geography

2.00 pm

Level 2

Level 3

Scholarship Drama +

NO EXAMINATIONS THIS AFTERNOON Spanish * Earth and Space Science Canterbury Anniversary Day

English

Biology

WEEKEND

Tues 15 Nov Wed 16 Nov Thur 17 Nov

9.30 am 2.00 pm 9.30 am 2.00 pm 9.30 am 2.00 pm

English

Fri 18 Nov

9.30 am

Biology

Agricultural and Horticultural Science Making Music *

History Chemistry

Latin Physics Geography Dance # Spanish

Economics French * + Japanese * + Physics Statistics Biology

History

Spanish * +

Accounting

Music

2.00 pm

History

Mon 21 Nov Tues 22 Nov

9.30 am 2.00 pm 9.30 am 2.00 pm

Home Economics Chemistry Accounting Te Reo M훮ori

Chemistry Home Economics Art History Accounting

Home Economics Chemistry Classical Studies English

Geography Te Reo M훮ori * + Chinese * +

Wed 23 Nov

9.30 am

Biology

History

Art History / Calculus

2.00 pm

Chinese * / German *

Latin

Music Studies

Agricultural and Horticultural Science Samoan * +/ Te Reo Rangatira * + Art History

WEEKEND

Thur 24 Nov

9.30 am

Mathematics

2.00 pm

Spanish *

Fri 25 Nov

9.30 am

Business Studies

2.00 pm

Music *

Mon 28 Nov

9.30 am 2.00 pm

Health French *

Tues 29 Nov

9.30 am 2.00 pm

Wed 30 Nov

9.30 am

Statistics Samoan * / Te Reo Rangatira * Business Studies

Business Studies

Calculus

Economics

Earth and Space Science

French * Health

Health French *

Latin

Latin Media Studies

Media Studies Chinese * / German *

Chinese * / German * Media Studies

Classical Studies

Social Studies

Thur 1 Dec

9.30 am 2.00 pm

Japanese * Classical Studies

Te Reo M훮ori Japanese *

Samoan * / Te Reo Rangatira * Earth and Space Science Japanese * Te Reo M훮ori

Accounting

2.00 pm

Samoan * / Te Reo Rangatira * Social Studies

Friday 2 Dec

9.30 am

Drama

2.00 pm

Art History

Education for Sustainability Drama

WEEKEND

Music *

German * + Media Studies

Drama Social Studies

WEEKEND

Morning Exams start at 9.30 am. Afternoon exams start at 2.00 pm * Listening required

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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

RRP

Sale Price

Discount

Blazer

J8

205.00

164.00

20%

Blazers

M, L, XL,

220.00

176.00

20%

Short Sleeved Blouse

L, XL

64.00

51.00

20%

Gym Dress

J8

175.00

140.00

20%

Gym Dress

XS

189.00

151.00

20%

School Shorts

J8

60.00

48.00

20%

School Shorts

6

65.00

52.00

20%

Blazer

64 J8

240.00

192.00

20%

Blazer

76, 84, 96, 100, 108, 112

259.00

207.00

20%

Long Sleeved Shirt

XXL

82.00

66.00

20%

Short Sleeved Shirt

L, XL, XXL

72.00

58.00

20%

Trousers Wool Mix

64, 68

106.00

74.00

30%

Trousers Wool Mix

72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 104, 108, 112

114.00

80.00

30%

Shorts Wool Mix Tailored

68

88.00

70.00

20%

Shorts Wool Mix Tailored

100

94.00

75.00

20%

School Shorts Summer

92

70.00

56.00

20%

Sports Tee

L

48.00

38.00

20%

Sports Shorts

L, XL

42.00

34.00

20%

Jewellery: The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch and one gold or silver stud in each ear. No other jewellery is to be worn.

Knit Jersey

J8

105.00

84.00

20%

Knit Jersey

XL

115.00

92.00

20%

29.00

23.00

20%

Anorak

J8, J10

128.00

90.00

30%

Blazers: Blazers are to be worn on Tuesdays. Parents, please remind your students to bring their blazers on Tuesdays for Assemblies.

Anorak

XS

138.00

97.00

30%

Uniform Reminders:

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

Boys Uniform

Unisex Uniform Items

Bucket Hat

Unisex Optional Sportswear Trackpants

J8, J10

69.00

48.00

30%

Trackpants

M, L, XL

72.00

50.00

30%

Fleece Sweat Top

J8, J10

77.00

54.00

30%

Fleece Sweat Top

XS, S, M, L, XL

83.00

58.00

30%

Uniform Shop Hours for Students Monday: 11.00 –11.25 am Thursday: 11.00 –11.25 am 2 SEPTEMBER 2016


School and Community Notices Proposal for Big Day Out 2016

Purpose: • To celebrate and recognise students who are meeting school expectations. •

To motivate students to improve.

Selection: Five students from each year level selected by random draw from 'eligible' students.

TERM THREE WEEK SEVEN Tuesday 6 September • Talent Quest Final, 7 pm Wednesday 7 September • Paid Union Meeting Thursday 8 September • Senior Exams (to 14th)

Drawn last week of Term 3 for a trip in Week 2 of Term 4.

To be eligible for entry to Big Day Out:

Friday 9 September • Junior Progress Reports Sent

Chess Competition

No detentions or referrals (including part-referrals) in Term 3.

Fewer than 5% unexplained absences in Term 3.

WEEK EIGHT

All attitude grades in Term 3 reports at 'usually' or 'always'.

Plus an additional entry for: •

Any Principal's Award in 2016.

School Service (as recorded in Reports—Term 2 Junior, Term 3 Senior).

School Representative (as recorded in Reports—Term 2 Junior, Term 3 Senior).

Maximum one entry for each category above. Students will get an additional entry only if eligibility criteria (above) are met.

Term Dates 2016 Term 3: •

Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September

Year 11 Rural College Practical Day

Monday 12 September • Year 8 Camps Years 7 & 8 Christchurch Music Festival

Tuesday 13 September • Primary Koru Games (to 15th) • Victoria University Course Planning for Seniors, P5 • BOT Meeting, 7.00 pm Wednesday 14 September • Canterbury University Course Planning for Seniors, P5 Thursday 15 September • Year 12 Outdoor Ed Canoeing Trip Friday 16 September • Year 12 Biology Trip • Otago University Course Planning for Seniors, P5 • Day Taster at CPIT Saturday 17 September • SI Secondary Schools' Motocross Championships in Pleasant Point Sunday 18 September • Leadership Camp (to 19th) WEEK NINE

Term 4:

Monday 19 September • Japan Trip (to 2nd October)

Monday 10 October to Friday 16 December

24 October: Labour Day

10 November: Staff Only Day

Tuesday 20 September • House Meetings (Captains)

11 November: Canterbury Anniversary Show Day

If you have changed addresses or phone numbers, please let the Student Administrator, Mrs Hill, know. Ph 3188 411

DARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE

Canterbury SS Match Play Golf Championships (to 21st)

PTSA Meeting, 7.30 pm

Year 12 Biology Trip Postponement Day

Wednesday 21 September • Credit Cards Issued • Lincoln University Course Planning for Seniors, P5 • Class Production Drama, 7.30 pm Thursday 22 September • Year 10 Film Festival • DHS Supporters Evening Friday 23 September • Year 13 Rural College Practical Day

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Paid Union Meeting

Darfield High School Board of Trustees By-Election Nominations are invited for the election of one parent representative to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 16 September 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday September 30 2016. Trudy McKay Returning Officer

All staff who are members of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) or the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) are required to attend a union meeting from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm on Wednesday 7 September. As a consequence, our school day will be re-organised. •

Supervision will be provided at school from 12.30 pm until 3.15 pm.

All buses will run at normal times. All students travelling home on buses on Wednesday 7 September must stay at school for supervision.

Students living locally and those using independent means of travel, or being collected, may leave school at 12.30 pm.

The timetable that day will be: 8.45 am

Form Time

9.00 am

Period 1

10.00 am

Period 2

11.00 am

Interval

11.30 am

Period 3

At 12.30 pm, students will either leave school or be supervised until 3.15 pm. If students do not have reading or homework to complete, then they will be provided with a study skills assignment to work on during the supervision periods.

Wanted: DHS require about six–ten 60 litre metal oil/ fuel drums in reasonable order, for use in the Boiler House. We are happy to collect if required. Please leave contact details with the school office, 3188 411, attention Ross Meder, and he will get back to you.

Can You Help ? Darfield High School is currently looking to purchase a second hand 12 seater mini-bus in good condition for the school. If you know of any suitable vehicles please contact Brenda Lester at the school Ph 318 8411 Ext 807

Wanted: Ice Cream Containers If you have unwanted icecream containers (and lids) the Science Department would love to take them off your hands for absolutely nothing. Please drop at reception or email cat@darfield.school.nz

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Public Health Nurse: Pam Eden is here at school every Monday during lunchtime, in the Counsellors' Office. She provides for all students a brief drop-in clinic. She will be available to discuss confidentially any health concerns, physical, mental, and sexual health, emotional safety and well being. You can make an appointment with Mrs Townsend or Mrs Mallinder.

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NEW local DRIVING SCHOOL due to start early December 2016. Expressions of interest welcome. Phone Michelle 3187364 or Text 027 2260118

Selwyn Athletic Club Registration Day Sunday 11 September 2016 Brookside Park, Rolleston 10 am-1 pm Everyone welcome Juniors (Age 4yrs and up), Seniors and Masters. Athletes and those keen to assist and coach. If you would like to know more and/or are unable to make it to registration day and would like to receive an electronic registration form please email selwyn.athletics@gmail.com Registrations after 11 September will be accepted.

Sheffield Tennis 2016/17 Registration Juniors: Intending Saturday players only—meet Thursday 22 September, 3.30–4.30 pm at the Sheffield Domain Tennis Courts. Bring your racquet for a hit.

how to write a

how to poem

Have you always wanted to know... how to pack a bag for Mars, how to dance like a banjo, how to hold the wind? Join award-winning young people's writer and renowned poet, James Norcliffe, for a two-hour workshop and create your own collection of amazing how to poems. Location: Lincoln Library Tuesday 27th September

Location: Leeston Library Thursday 6th October

Times: 10.00 - 12.00 ( Year 4-6) or 1.00 - 3.00 ( Year 7-9) Cost: $20 To book, email: young.writers@xtra.co.nz Booking required. Places are limited.

Saturday games begin Saturday 15 October. Thursday Skills Sessions: Start first Thursday of Term Four at the Sheffield Domain Tennis Courts. Any queries and to register your child's interest please call Debs on 021 510 406.

Maths Tuition . _ x .

Private maths tutoring available after school for students up to Year 11. Experienced maths tutor, only five minutes walk from school. Includes support with exam revision. For more details, please contact Kelly Maude on 3187969 or kellymaudenz@gmail.com

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DARFIELD’S

GOT

T LENT FINAL Tuesday 6 September 7.00 pm

Entry

Gold Coin Donation

Judging Panel: 24/7 Team

FEATURING A Performance by Darfield High School Staff Address: 7 McLaughlins Road

PO Box 5

Email: admin@darfield.school.nz

Darfield 7541

Web: darfield.school.nz

New Zealand

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