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THE ALL Girl Big Band set out to inspire the younger female students from St Andrew’s College to pick up brass or wind instruments. The concert in the Centennial Chapel was for girls years 5 to 10. But the school’s jazz big band only has a few girls in it, so it is encouraging more girls to learn those instruments and develop a love for jazz. Music, dancing, singing and laughter filled the chapel. MUSICAL: Lana Law from the All Girl Big Band set to inspire young jazz musicians. ​

Teacher nominated for award

DANCE: Students from years 5 to 10 were treated to a performance by the city’s only All Girl Big Band. •More schools, p16

By Julia Evans CO-DEVELOPING AN entirely new school curriculum has earned Simon Christie a nomination for a teaching award. The year 7 Selwyn House teacher has made the finalist in the technology category of the Education HQ New Zealand Unsung Hero award for his work on the mechatronics course. The curriculum is for year 1 to 8 pupils and combines mechanical engineering, mathematics, science, technology and the arts. It engages the pupils in real-world, local problems to solve. In Mr Christie’s class, pupils designed tools to be used by his tetrapalegic mother-in-law.

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