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Colourful street party attracts 1000 punters

NEW FACE: Head boy Jacob Clements and Medbury trust board chairman David Hiatt (right) show Ian Macpherson around Medbury School. PHOTO: KEN BAKER ​

FUN: Balloon animals were made for children at the Riccarton street party. PHOTO: WAL CATTERMOLE

„„ By Emily O’Connell A CROWD of more than 1000 gathered at the Riccarton Community Street Party. The ninth annual party had free food, bouncy castles, activities, pony rides, a petting zoo, competitions and a stage programme. Organiser Matt Meek said the party went well. He said the highlight was having everyone together and seeing how excited the whole

community were about the party. Mr Meek said the aim was to make as much as possible free for the community. He said what made this year’s party unique was the toy stall, where children could pick out and take home donated toys for free. Mr Meek said they also had a pre-school zone where young children could participate in different activities.

New headmaster to lead Medbury School into 2018 MEDBURY SCHOOL has a new headmaster joining the team next year. Ian Macpherson, who is currently head of middle school at Brisbane Boys’ College, will make the move across the Tasman. Prior to that, he held the positions of deputy headmaster – operations and head of middle school at Anglican Church Grammar

School in Brisbane. He and his wife, Elizabeth, will both move to Christchurch in January. Medbury trust board chairman David Hiatt said the school was very impressed with Mr Macpherson and listed his credentials. “His experience, his ability to inspire, his understanding of the unique learning needs of boys, as well as his passion

for encouraging creative young minds,” Mr Hiatt said. He said he was looking forward to Mr Macpherson joining the team next year. “Mr Macpherson has a strong vision for learning, which balances Medbury’s unique traditions and Christian underpinnings, alongside innovative strategies and technology,” Mr Hiatt said.

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