NorWest News 05-12-17

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Tuesday December 5 2017


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WATER SKILLS: One of several challenges at the PCT event which required the pupils to work together.

By Sophie Cornish FOUR ST Patrick’s Catholic Primary School pupils are on their way to being as fit as the police. The year 7 and 8 pupils gained the quickest time for intermediate students in the physical competency test at the Royal New Zealand Police College. The annual PCT event is run by Blue Light New Zealand with teams of intermediateage students participating in a variety of mental and physical challenges. One challenge included a water race, which required pupils to carry and pass water through their hats to fill a bucket. The Bryndwr school was one of two from Christchurch

PHYSICAL: St Patrick’s and Marshland School pupils were put through their paces in a police fitness test. ​ chosen from a competition run by Blue Light Canterbury to get the all-expenses paid trip to Wellington.

Marshland School was also selected and the two teams trained and travelled together.

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MORE THAN $1400 was raised to buy Christmas presents for girls with parents in prison. Rangi Ruru Girls’ School year 7 and 8 pupils held their annual market day, with profits going towards the presents. The year 8 pupils bought the Christmas gifts while the year 7 girls wrapped them

and made cards. Dean Rebecca Allen said the pupils hand made the goods that largely sold out. “The day was a culmination of learning over the past term and it was a credit to the girls entrepreneurship and team work. They were able to share their learning with their families and their community,” she said.

MADE WITH LOVE: Lily Boock and Paloma Muir selling punch and homemade cookies.

Kerbside public holiday collection is changing Christchurch School of Music presents Christmas in the Gardens on the Archery Lawn on

Saturday 9 December from 11am - 3pm Enjoy a wide range of ensembles, orchestras, choirs, jazz and more. Come and try out all the instruments in the KBB “Have a Go” tent - all instruments available for children and their parents to try.

Starting this Christmas, you will notice a change with your kerbside collection on certain public holidays. Wheelie bins will now be collected a day after their usual collection day. MON

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Monday collections will be picked up on Tuesday Tuesday collections will be picked up on Wednesday Wednesday collections will be picked up on Thursday Thursday collections will be picked up on Friday Friday collections will be picked up on Saturday

These changes will only affect Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Good Friday and ANZAC Day, for all other holidays collection will continue as normal. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on this through our survey. Please ensure wheelie bins are placed at the kerbside by 6am on collection day.




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