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$100m in rates: Do you get your money’s worth? Study shows what north-west residents are paying By Julia Evans THE FENDALTON, Waimairi and Harewood wards are putting $100 million into the city’s rates fund. That’s almost a fifth of the total $497 million the city council collected in rates for the 2016/17 year. But Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board deputy chairman Sam MacDonald says the $100 million doesn’t always match the level of service local ratepayers get. Mr MacDonald, an accountant, has done a financial exercise on the rates people in the wards pay. “I wanted to get it particularly in the lead up to the Long Term Plan so we can advocate for things like getting our roads fixed and getting the basics covered,” he said. Mr MacDonald said although

the wards put a “high” amount of money into the city council’s rates fund, residents aren’t always getting things like good roading, clean water and rubbish collected. “We can say this is how much we pay into the kitty so it should translate . . . service shouldn’t waver,” he said. On top of that, there are the larger projects such as the new Fendalton pump house or regenerating Bishopdale which also need to be lobbied for. “The essential point of local government is to deal with basic things like water, road repairs and collecting rubbish,” he said. “We’ve got to get the basics right and I don’t think we always are . . . there are always improvements that could be made,” he said. •Turn to page 8

FIX IT: Community board deputy chairman Sam MacDonald said residents in his wards should have the basics covered like roading, considering they have paid $100 million rates. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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AN INTERESTING exercise on our front page today which Sam MacDonald spent some of his holidays on. The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board deputy chairman is an accountant by profession so he tampered with some figures over Christmas/New Year, the outcome of which is in today’s paper. The question is: Does he have a valid argument – are ratepayers in the Fendalton, Waimairi and Harewood wards getting their money’s worth from the high rates they pay? MacDonald is questioning whether they are and, as a result, he will be distributing the figures to community board members, who can use them when talking to interest groups. That will arm those groups with data if and when they lobby the city council for money to fix roads, and provide better services. – Barry Clarke

Aimee Taylor, 18, has just booked her spot at the prestigious International College of Hotel Management in Adelaide thanks to a $28,000 scholarship.

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Boards eye traffic, youth issues By Julia Evans FROM FINISHING anchor projects, to getting the basics right and keeping rates down – community boards are set for a busy year. Nor’West News asked the Papanui-Innes and FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood community boards what the key issues are in 2018. Papanui-Innes Community Board chairwoman Ali Jones said its plans include a number of short, medium and longterm goals. “The board will be focusing on mitigating any negatives the growth in traffic . . . creates,” Ms Jones said. This year it will also be vying to get funding included for a youth recreation centre in the Long Term Plan, she said. It also wants to continue connecting to the local community through events like the garden and the edible garden awards. Papanui city councillor Mike Davidson said he was personally looking forward to seeing some positive community outcomes in his area. “Like the repair of the Redwood Plunket room being completed and this building being used by the community for

CONGESTION: Dealing with traffic is high on the priority list for the Papanui-Innes Community Board. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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the community,” he said. Cr Davidson said although it is currently at an early stage, he is hoping to see the regeneration of the historic Papanui Bush in Bridgestone Reserve started. “With the Long Term Plan being adopted, I will be looking to secure funding for much needed outdoor youth recreational facilities in Papanui and Redwood over the next 10 years.” Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board chairman David Cartwright

Cartwright would like to see the annual general charge on city council rates reviewed and increased. “It’s about $80 or $90 at the moment . . . it doesn’t even include rubbish removal. The inequality needs to be reviewed,” he said. Harewood city councillor Aaron Keown said the plan for lights at Harewood, Breens and Gardiners Rds is at the top of his list. But that isn’t the only goal Cr Keown’s is shooting for. He said he will also lobby for rates not increasing more than inflation. “We’ve got to get spending under control. We’ve got these community facilities that are really expensive . . . and so many pools. It’s crazy, we need to rein it in,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What should community boards prioritise in the area? Email your views to julia.evans@

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said most of the board’s objectives will come off the back of the long-term and annual plans. “It ranges from maintaining all of the standard projects to the bigger, chunkier end of the spectrum like developing Bishopdale Mall,” he said. But Mr Cartwright said, personally, he was particularly interested in focusing on savvy spending of city council funds. “Being responsible with council money has always been a concern of mine,” he said. Mr



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KEOWN’S NEW ROLE Harewood city councillor Aaron Keown has been appointed chairman of a new city council working party to focus on issues affecting people with disabilities. NORTH AVON RD REPAIRS A major roading project has started in Shirley. Yesterday roading crews began work on reconstructing earthquakedamaged North Avon Rd. The project will take several months to complete and will involve rebuilding footpaths, kerbs and the carriageway from Hills Rd to North Parade. CRANFORD ST WORK Work has started on the installation of a new wastewater pipe in Cranford St. City Care will be working in the middle of Cranford St until March 16, with traffic flowing either side between Berwick and Westminster Sts. The work will take place between 7am and 7pm. FAMILY DAY AT POOL The Belfast Community Network is hosting a summer series of community days at the pool in Sheldon Park. Events run each Sunday throughout January, with family activities, games, races and competitions. Gates open at 1pm and close at 4pm.

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News Bill the Botanist leaves his garden Well known St Albans botanist Bill Sykes passed away on January 5. His perennial love of nature and adventure meant life was never quiet. Julia Evans reports.

LEGACY: Bill Sykes on his 90th birthday in October.

WILLIAM SYKES was born with a green thumb. Fondly called Bill the Botanist, the well-known St Albans resident passed away at Nurse Maude Hospice aged 90. But it was when he was at primary school in Suffolk, United Kingdom, that his life-long love of all things flora began during a competition to collect as many wild flowers and plants as possible. From the age of 16, he went on expeditions to the Himalayas in Nepal to study undiscovered plants and animals, visited the United States to study Californian redwoods, and went on a trip to the Kermadec Islands which had to be cut short due to a volcanic eruption. He published accounts of his adventures and discoveries in various journals and publications throughout his life. In 2005, he was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for services to botany. But one of his proudest moments was in 2016, when the latest of his books was published.

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authored Floras of New Zealand Volume IV in 1988. “But he was an incredibly humble man. To us, he was just Bill. But to a lot of other people, he was incredibly highly regarded,” Mr Sykes daughterin-law Marnie Kent said.

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behind aged 90 In 1961, following an invitation to work with the botany division of the Department of Scientific Research at Lincoln from renown New Zealand botanist Eric Godley, Mr Sykes left the UK for New Zealand. In spite of retiring in the early 1990s, Mr Sykes continued to work as a research associate in the botany division and contributed to the New Zealand Grass Flora, 2000. He moved to St Albans in

1991. About two years later, he married Peggy Kelly, then three years on the pair co-founded the Packe Street Community Garden just down the road from their long-time home. Mr Sykes and his wife were made life members of the Packe Street Association in March, having spent countless hours pruning, weeding and tending the native plants. An afternoon tea was held in the garden to celebrate his 90th birthday in October.

Ms Kent said Mr Sykes’ funeral, held at John Rind Funeral Services in Richmond last Tuesday, was “absolute madness” with people packing in to pay their respects. Mr Sykes left behind a large and loving family, including son Julian, daughter Claire and granddaughter Amelia – as well as step-children Katrinka, Justin and Louise. His family, friends and botanical colleagues were very dear to him, Ms Kent said.

ADVENTURE: (Left) – Bill Sykes and his wife Peggy Kelly in China. LITERARY: Bill and with his co-authors Colin Webb and Phil Garnock-Jones at the launch of the Flora of New Zealand Vol IV in 2000.


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PLANS: An artist’s impression of the new toilet pavilion at St Albans Park which will be built as part of the park’s revamp.

Park upgrade to finally start By Julia Evans WORK IS set to start on repairing and upgrading St Albans Park. The $900,000 revamp of the park’s drainage and irrigation system, as well as remediation of the field playing surface, is scheduled to start this week. The upgrade comes on the back of ongoing frustration from St Albans residents who said the park and playground have been a cesspit of smelly brown water following the February 22, 2011, earthquake. “Conditions have deteriorated for the park since the earthquakes,” council operation manager for neighbourhood and sports parks Al Hardy told Nor’West News. The Papanui-Innes Community Board sent an apology to residents about the delay to repairs. A city council pamphlet said trucks will be entering the park regularly so it will remain closed

for the duration of the work, which is expected to be complete by July. “There will be heavy machinery operating during the day. They will be stripping the existing surface, installing drainage and irrigation, and installing a new playing surface,” the pamphlet said. There may be increased noise but it said dust would be kept to a minimum. The skate park and flying fox will remain open with portable toilets available for use as the toilet pavilion was pulled down at the end of last year. “There is also a new pavilion being erected under a separate contract. Work for this will run concurrently with the park upgrade,” the pamphlet said. Board chairwoman Ali Jones said the board worked hard last year to get the redevelopment of St Albans Park under way. “After delays that were disruptive and far too long,” she said.



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Rehoming unwanted and With the SPCA and other organisations rehoming hundreds of animals this summer, reporter Emily O’Connell checks out some of the potential pets desperately in need of some love and attention PASCAL THE cat is looking for a new home. And if she gets one, the nineyear-old will become one of hundreds of cats rehomed by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Canterbury this summer. Pascal is an affectionate and loving animal, according to SPCA southern region general manager Barry Helem. But the furry feline has been without a home for two months. Mr Helem said Pascal was found lost in Ashburton and was taken to a vet clinic as she had an injured tongue and some dental

WAITING GAME: Pascal has been at the SPCA for two months and is eagerly awaiting a new home.

issues. She was collected by the SPCA ambulance and had a few teeth removed as well as other treatments to help her heal. Pascal then went to a foster home where her foster parents said she loved “rolling around, chilling out in front of the fan and sleeping on the pillows.”

Mr Helem said the perfect home for Pascal would be one with no young children, “so she can live out her golden years calmly being the centre of attention.” “She has two disclaimers – one regarding the teeth which she had removed and another

regarding a historic soft tissue injury to her right hip,” he said. Mr Helem said SPCA Canterbury has had a very high adoption rate during summer but also a very high influx of animals coming into its care. “Our adoptions for the November and December period

CARE: SPCA Canterbury is currently looking for homes for Tigger and Pigglet (left), as well as Governor the rabbit. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

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totalled 316. This included 201 cats and kittens, 14 dogs and puppies, 59 rabbits and 32 livestock. This total is an 11 per cent increase over the same period last year,” he said. Pascal is one of about 20 cats SPCA Canterbury is currently trying to rehome. The organisation has 321 animals on-site at present and 139 animals in foster homes. Adoption fees for an adult cat like Pascal are $150, kittens $250, adult dogs $250, puppies $350 and rabbits $50. In a bid to continue rehoming animals, SPCA Canterbury has a Facebook page which profiles different animals in their care. The page has more than 22,000 followers. SPCA is a charity which helps protect animals that are sick, injured, lost, abused or simply abandoned. Every year, the 40 SPCA centres across the country receive more than 45,000 animals through their doors and 14,000 animal welfare complaints. •Visit https://www. SPCACanterbury/ for more information on the animals available


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HOME NEEDED: Three-week-olds Arnold (above) and Andrea both need permanent homes. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

CONSTRUCTION OF the $18.8 million expansion to Northlands Shopping Centre is under way. Work began yesterday, marking the start of the 10-month project that will see a new entertainment and dining precinct added to the Main North Rd mall. Called Langdons Quarter, it will include 12 food tenancies, plus two new external buildings expected to open in October. The new food precinct will be built under the existing cinema complex, with a new pedestrian entrance providing direct access to the south-western car park building, as well as the refurbishment of the existing bathrooms. The development will include the reconfiguration of the existing food court and improved pedestrian flow within the southern end of the centre. Centre manager Vicki Bain said: “The design of Langdons Quarter draws on international trends to provide a unique experience for our

PLANS: Work has started on the $18.8 million entertainment precinct at Northlands Shopping Centre, which includes plans for a new restaurant quarter. ​

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multi-level car park on the south-western corner of Northlands, providing great convenience for our customers. “We are very excited about Langdons Quarter and the impact it will have on the existing centre,” she said. As part of the project, seismic strengthening work will be undertaken with a steel structure being added to the building.

Teen takes hotel scholarship AIMEE TAYLOR (right) has just booked a one-way ticket to Adelaide. The Papanui resident and former St Margaret’s College student was awarded a $28,000 scholarship for the International College of Hotel Management. Aimee is set to move to the college’s campus in South Australia in July to start the four-year programme, which leads to a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of International Hotel Management. She was the only winner from New Zealand out of five scholarships awarded throughout Australasia. She undertook a written assignment and did a panel interview for the scholar-

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MUSICAL: Former Burnside students Marijke Cooper and Gabriel Baird have landed spots in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 internship programme.

PAID UP: A fifth of the city’s rates are paid by residents from the Fendalton, Waimairi and Harewood wards. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

$100m in rates: What you get for your money •From page 1 Mr MacDonald says a focus will be making sure the level of service ratepayers receive from the city council matches the rates they are paying. He also doesn’t want rates to increase. “I expect rate increases to be at a minimum, we’re already putting in that $100 million,” he said. He said his figures can be used by the community board to provide context when talking to community groups and ratepayers or when lobbying the city council for funding.

“The way I see it, council talks about how it wants to be responsible with money, so this gives people a context to where their money is going, what they’re paying and where it’s being spent,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board area is getting the level of service it should from the city council compared to the amount of rates paid? What would you like to see your rates spent on? Email your views to

Former Burnside students join city’s top orchestra TWO FORMER Burnside High School students have landed this year’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra internships. Marijke Cooper, who plays viola, and Gabriel Baird, bassoon, were chosen out of 18 applicants from across the city.

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CBHS, Rangi Ruru stand out By Andrew King IT WAS a successful outing for Christchurch Boys’ High and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School rowers at the weekend with more than 10 golds won between them at the Canterbury championships. More than 900 competitors from 28 clubs and schools in Canterbury competed for medals on Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel, on Saturday and Sunday. CBHS won eight golds – which included a blistering fast time of 6min 13.42sec to win the men’s open eights – as well as three silver and three bronze medals. Rangi Ruru won six golds, with two of those coming in the women’s novice eights and i​ ntermediate eights, two silver and three bronze medals. St Margaret’s were nipping at their heels with five golds and four silvers. Christ’s College won three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. St Andrew’s won seven silver and two bronze medals. Results: •Womens under-19 coxed four: St Margaret’s, 7:44.95, 1 and Rangi Ruru, 7:51.04, 2. •Men’s under-19 coxed four: CBHS, 6:48.93, 1, Christ’s


TOP STUFF: Rangi Ruru was strong in the eights winning the women’s novice and ​intermediate grades. PHOTO: STEVE MCARTHUR ©

College, 6:57.88, 2 and CBHS 6:58.25, 3. •Men’s open coxed octuple sculls: CBHS, 6:40.26, 1, and St Andrew’s College, 7:02.44, 2. •Boys under-16 double sculls: St Thomas’, 7:31.83, 1. •Girls under-16 coxed

four: Rangi Ruru, 8:06.21, 1, St Margaret’s, 8:16.11, 2, and Christchurch Girls’ High, 8:19.76, 3. •Girls under-17 coxed four: Rangi Ruru, 8:11.75, 2, and St Margaret’s, 8:15.96, 3. •Women’s novice coxed four: Rangi Ruru, 8:16.60, 1,

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and St Margaret’s, 8:20.99, 2. •Women’s intermediate coxed four: St Margaret’s, 8:33.92, 1, and Rangi Ruru, 8:37.11, 2. •Girls under-15 coxed four: Christchurch Girls’ High, 8:17.46, 1. •Boys under-16 coxed

eights: CBHS, 6:30.17, 1, St Andrew’s, 6:33.18, 2, and Christ’s, 6:42.85, 3. •Boys under-17 coxed eights: CBHS, 6:25.41, 1, Christ’s, 6:29.42, 2, and St Thomas’, 6:52.30, 3. •Men’s novice double sculls: CBHS, 7:43.98, 2. •Boys under-15 double sculls: St Andrew’s, 7:56.84, 2. •Women’s under-19 coxless pair oars: St Margaret’s, 7:50.11, 1. •Boys under-16 coxed four: St Andrew’s, 7:24.63, 3. •Boys under-17 coxed four: CBHS, 6.57.79, 1, and CBHS, 7:03.00, 2. •Girls under-16 coxed eights: St Margaret’s, 7:16.08, 1, and Rangi Ruru, 7:18.47, 2. •Girls under-17 coxed eights: Rangi Ruru, 7:02.46, 1, and St Margaret’s, 7:10.28, 2. •Boys under-15 coxed eights: St Andrew’s, 7:06.01, 2. •Men’s under-19 coxless pair oars: Christ’s, 7:18.04, 1, St Andrew’s, 7:31.29, 2, and Christ’s, 7:37.08, 3.





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at Canterbury champs •Girls under-16 coxed quadruple sculls: Rangi Ruru, 7:43.48, 1, and St Andrew’s, 7:53.16, 3. •Girls under-17 coxed quadruple sculls: Christchurch Girls’, 8:04.70, 3. •Women’s novice coxed eights: Rangi Ruru, 7:42.09, 1 and Christchurch Girls, 7:58.86, 3. •Women’s intermediate coxed eights: Rangi Ruru, 7:46.87, 1. •Boys under-17 coxed quadruple sculls: CBHS, 6:56.25, 1, and St Thomas’, 7:01.64, 3. •Women’s under-19 coxed eights: St Margaret’s, 7:04.82, 1, Rangi Ruru, 7:11.83, 2, and Rangi Ruru, 7:18.12, 3. •Men’s under-19 coxed quadruple sculls: CBHS, 6:51.41, 1 and CBHS, 6:56.20, 2. •Men’s novice coxed quadruple sculls: Christ’s, 7:37.49, 1. •Men’s intermediate coxed quadruple sculls: CBHS, 7:35.21, 3. Boys under-15 coxed quadruple sculls: St Andrew’s, 7:26.11, 3. •Girls under-15 coxed quadruple sculls: St Andrew’s, 8:14.84, 2, and

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Christchurch Girls, 8:23.27, 3. •Women’s under-19 double sculls: Marian College, 8:22.30, 2. •Men’s under-19 coxed eights: Christ’s, 6:40.88, 1, Avon Rowing Club (Shirley Boys’), 6:51.11, 2, and CBHS, 6:55.80, 3. Men’s open coxed eights: CBHS, 6:13.42, 2, and Christ’s, 6:18.16, 3.s

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HISTORY: The Papanui railway station was the starting point for Papanui Primary School pupils’ days out during World War 1.

Papanui pupils always loved summer Papanui Heritage Group chairman Murray Williams returns for the year with his monthly look into Papanui’s rich history. He writes about the adventures of Papanui Primary School pupils through the 1920s and 30s THE immediate post-World War 1 period was significant for Papanui Primary School. The Canterbury Education Board finally agreed that the original school, built in 1870 on the corner of the North and Winters Rds, was no longer fit for its purpose. In 1926, the move to a larger site, featuring modern buildings between Winters and Tuttons Rds (now Cranford St), was welcomed as a new beginning for the school – although one feature that did not change was the institution of the annual school picnic. The school committee was prepared to permit lessons to be suspended for a day for the event, which was usually held at a venue that entailed a train trip. Perhaps that experience was seen as an integral part of the annual treat. But another issue was the timing of the muchanticipated event. Perhaps the ideal date would have been in De-

cember in the last week of school when juvenile concentration span in standard lessons would have been naturally flagging as the long summer holidays approached. However, in the interwar period, the committee tended to favour February, March or April, possibly as the weather was seen to be more settled. In both 1925 and 1926, the chosen venue was Pearson Park, Oxford. The school committee minutes included quotes from the railways department for the return trip: Children’s fares were 1/6 (15 cents) teachers, 2 shillings (20 cents) and other adults 2/6 (25 cents). In 1927, the venue was Little River. The train was scheduled to leave Papanui at 9.15am. This would have been a long day for children (and staff) as the train did not leave for the return trip until 4.30pm. Later events were held in Ashburton and Amberley, although in 1934 the children had to be satisfied

with a walk to the Papanui Domain in Sawyers Arms Rd. Perhaps a sign of hard times in the depression of the early 1930s. A school committee minute from 1932 gives some idea of the activities involved in the annual picnic. Committee responsibilities were defined and assigned – for example, judges, recorders, handicappers, and the provision of milk, soft drink and lollies, a measuring tape, bell and sacks. In 1938, athletic events were not the only activity on offer, the Amberley baths were available for swimming and the pupils were then given free ice cream and soft drink to complement the healthier snack provided by local orchardist, Frank Sisson, who donated four cases of apples. •Reference: Transcription of the Papanui Primary School minutes sourced from the Mollie Chalken Papers.

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your way back to it As we return to our normal daily routines after the holidays you may begin to find the odd ache or pain creeping in.


his is a good indicator from our bodies, that the holiday routine was somewhat different. Perhaps you sit a lot for work and you were on the go or, you are normally more active and the holiday break was more sedentary. Either way the sooner you pay attention to these signals the easier it will be to deal with it. So what can you do to ward off pain and stiffness and boost your energy and alertness? 10 simple stretching exercises at your desk that will release tension from head to toe. They take only a few minutes. Set the alarm on your cell phone or computer to go off every hour to remind you it’s time to get up and stretch. Just stand up and sit down - no hands If you stand up and sit down (over and over) without using your hands it can be a challenge, do it while you’re on the phone; no one will know. Shrug your shoulders - to release the neck and shoulders Inhale deeply and shrug your shoulders, lifting them high up to your ears. Hold. Release and drop. Repeat three times. Loosen the hands with air circles Clench both fists, stretching both hands

out in front of you. Make circles in the air, first in one direction, to the count of ten. Then reverse the circles. Shake out the hands. Point your fingers - good for hands, wrist, and forearms

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Excitement building along with new campus

Enormous progress is being made in the construction of a new campus for Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School. Some 5000 piles have now been driven into the ground at the site in QEII Park. The state of the art campus is on track to be opened for term two of 2019.

“Residents in the east of Christchurch have long been calling for a new high school, and the new campus will be a place where the community is welcomed. Many of our facilities, including the sports facilities will be available for community use,” says Sue Hume.

Among the facilities are a Performing Avonside Girls’ Principal Sue Hume Arts Centre with a 750-seat theatre, a expects the campus will become a crucial asset for the east of Christchurch. second smaller

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Start of Year 2018 A warm welcome to all new and returning students Tuesday 30 January Year 12 Course confirmation. International Student Orientation – Day 1. *BYOD set up for Year 10 students new to AGHS and for Year 11 students new to BYOD in 2018. 1.00pm – 2.30pm Year 13 Course confirmation. *BYOD set up for Year 10 students new to AGHS and for Year 11 students new to BYOD in 2018. *Students may choose to come at 11am or 1pm session for BYOD and must bring their device.

100-seat theatre and three full-sized indoor Gymnasiums. Shirley Boys’ Principal John Laurenson says the new school will be the ultimate campus for providing high quality single sex education. “We’ll still be offering all the benefits of a single-sex education, but our students will have the advantage of being able to learn and grow alongside students from our partner school, in what will be

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Friday 2 February 8.30am 10.00am 11.30am – 2.30pm 3.00pm

All levels to whanau classes. Powhiri. Parents welcome. Pou activities. House colours needed for this time. Students dismissed.

Enrolment enquiries at all levels, please phone the School Office, 389 7199 between 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Office open from Monday 22 January 2018.

onsite, the schools are gearing up for a busy 2018. The schools will make New Zealand history in 2019 when they become the first two single sex schools to co-locate.


Uniform to be worn from Wednesday 31 January

Monday 15 January

School office re-opens

Tuesday 30 January

Year 11-12 Course Confirmation Day Only those ineligible to re-enrol online required –individuals will be emailed

Wednesday 31 January

Year 9 Orientation Day 1 8.30am – 3.00pm Year 9 students - report to Sports Hall Gym Powhiri commences at 8.40am in the Assembly Hall (parents welcome) Year 10-13 students (Attendance not required)

Thursday 1 February

Year 9 Orientation Day 2 Student Executive Year 10-13 students (Attendance not required)

Friday 2 February

Bring House shirts for Tabloid Sports in the afternoon SBHS school buses commence All students 8.30am – 2.10pm Aoraki and Blake students report to Assembly Hall Mullins and Snell students report to form rooms

Monday 5 February

All students report to form rooms

8.30am – 3.00pm

Tuesday 6 February

Waitangi Day

School Closed

Wednesday 7 February

All students report to form rooms 8.30am – 3.00pm Normal timetable, school photos and Can Do Card photos

Year 13 Peer Support training, International student orientation - Day 2. Years 9, 13 and International students to Gym 1 for assembly. Parents welcome. International student orientation - Day 3. Students dismissed.

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Chisnallwood Intermediate Casebrook - ʻA school of opportunity that will engage and challenge Established as a Junior High School, Chisnallwood is specifically designed to meet the needs of students in their preadolescent years. This design has been carefully developed over many years and is based on the best that has been seen in New Zealand and Internationally.

By enrolling at this school you are opening doorways to opportunities that will prepare you fully for secondary school and beyond. A well-balanced mixture of specialist and home room teaching in this

highly resourced environment will capture your interest and attention in a manner that will ensure your success.

Recognised as a leader in its field, Chisnallwood is nationally renowned for its achievements particularly in the areas of music, the arts, sport and all academic endeavours. This success is brought about by the quality of the resources we have and by the commitment of the highly trained and dedicated teaching staff.

Breens Intermediate Breens Intermediate School prides itself on providing top quality specialist Year 7 and 8 education. Breens has a strongly embedded school values, which focuses on quality learning and raising student achievement. We expect our students and staff to be BOLD, be BRAVE, be BEAUTIFUL and be BRILLIANT and to BELONG. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who have a sound understanding of the specific needs of pre-adolescent young people. We strive to ensure Breens is a place where our students can feel at ease with who they are as individuals and achieve to their very best ability. Relationships are at the core of what we do and our teachers pride themselves on knowing their learners and families well and taking responsibility to ensure that


Intermediate School Office Hours Will be available from Thursday 25th January 2018, from 10.00am - 2.00pm. School commences Year 7: Thursday 1st February. Students to assemble in the Hall at 9.00am. School finishes at 2.00pm. Year 7/8: Friday 2nd February – Full school. All students to go to their classrooms at 8.40am. School finishes at 2.50pm. Sharon Keen, Principal Email: Phone: 3597428

each child is working towards achieve personal excellence. Our specialist staff and facilities in Foods, Textiles, Digital Technologies and Design, Manufacturing, Science and Visual Arts ensure high quality, authentic learning experiences. We actively look for ways to encourage students to extend themselves in all sorts of areas including traditional academic areas, technology, cultural, the arts, sport, outdoor pursuits and student leadership. There are many, many opportunities for all of our students to be involved in extra-curricula activities outside of their classroom programme. You can learn more about our school by visiting We welcome visits from prospective families at any time during the year.

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Welcome back to our Year 8 students. Hopefully you have all had a good holiday and are excited about your learning for this year. 2018 school year commences: Year 8 students – Monday 29th January at 8.50am Year 7 students – Tuesday 30th January at 8.50am On Tuesday 30th January – Year 7 & the new Year 8 students are to assemble on the front courts as we are holding a Mihi Whakatau at 9am to welcome new students to Breens. Parents & Whanau are invited to join us for the welcome to the Breens school community. School office will re-open on Wednesday 24th January, 2018

REP community and are proud to display their achievements.

Happy students are engaged students. Engaged students succeed. At Casebrook, we constantly review our programmes to find the best possible way to excite and challenge. We provide a flexible programme that moves with the needs of the students and the learning that excites them.

Beyond the classroom we look for opportunities to engage our students in cultural, artistic, musical, technical, sporting and community programmes. We have expert teachers who strive to involve as many students as possible in our groups. It is our aim to find the right extra-curricular programme for every one Our classrooms promote innovative ways of learning, with all students having access of our students. to modern digital technology, and learning Our students leave Casebrook filled with through researching, thinking and acting new experiences, great friendships and on new understanding. All our students are most importantly a newfound confidence catered for by adapting our programmes to find the best ways to teach our students that can be found in a supportive, learning-rich environment like ours. and providing learning support and extension where needed. Casebrook’s school culture is driven by our REP programme. We expect our Casebrook REPs to demonstrate Respect, Excellence and Perseverance to provide a positive environment where student wellbeing is central to our school and community. We celebrate their success as Casebrook REPs through our school houses and REP badges. Our students tell us they love being part of the Casebrook

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Our opening procedures for 2018 are as follows:

Chisnallwood Intermediate School welcomes students to the 2018 School year.

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Students commence Thursday, February 1st at 11am.

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Welcome to new Breens students for the 2018 school year. Our staff are looking forward to meeting you and we anticipate yet another ‘Brilliant’ year at Breens Intermediate School.

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Monday 29 January 8:30am – 4:00pm

Staff Only Day

Staff and Department Meetings

Staff Only Day Monitors & Peer Support Leaders

Department Day Peer Support Training (School uniform not required)

Assemble at the Te Kura St Gates for Mihi whakatau (Parents welcome) (Full school uniform)

10:30am – 2:30pm

All Year 9 and New Students (Years 10-13) Year 9

Thursday 1 February 9:00am – 2:00pm

Year 9

Year 9 in Form groups with Kaitiaki and One Note introduction (Full school uniform) Compulsory course confirmation for all Year 12 & 13 students, including hostel students. All students must attend. Year 11 students who have course selection concerns or timetable issues can see the Dean at this time. (School uniform not required for Years 11-13)

Tuesday 30 January 9:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday 31 January 9:45am

9:30am – 12:30pm

Learning today to succeed tomorrow Kia mau ki nga akoranga, kia tau ai apopo Banks Avenue School welcome enrolments for 2018 and beyond. We are a continuing school looking forward to providing high quality teaching and learning programmes for many years to come. • The school office will be open and staff available from Monday 29 January 2018 (8.30am – 3.30pm daily). Call in or phone 03 385 4163. • School opens for instruction at 8.55am on Wednesday 31 January 2018. • Stationery packs may be purchased from school between 12.30 – 3.30pm on Monday 29 January and from 9.00am – 12.00noon on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Principal: Toni Burnside For further information contact our school office: 91 Banks Avenue, Shirley • Phone: 385 4163 Email: Website:

Monday 15 January 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm daily  email:  03 348 5003

Friday 2 February 9:00am – 9:30am 9:30am – 10:00am 10:00am – 10:45am 10:00am – 10:45am

Year 11-13 A-G 9:00am H-N 10:00am O-Z 11:00am

Year 9 Induction (Full school uniform)

11:15am-12:30pm 11:15am-2:30pm

Year 9 Year 9-13 Year 9-10 Year 13 Year 12 Year 11 Year 11-13 Year 9 & 10

Go to Form class to meet Kaitiaki Full School Assembly (Full school uniform) John Parsons – Cyber Safety Big Room (Full school uniform) Small Gym (Full school uniform) Big Gym (Full school uniform) John Parsons – Cyber Safety and students in Form groups Students with Kaitiaki & activities (PE and Swimming Kit)

Monday 5 February 8:45am – 3:00pm

Year 9-13

Full school timetable for all year groups

Tuesday 6 February

Waitangi Day

School closed

NOTE: The school canteen will not be open until Wednesday 7th February. If your son is in for a full day they will need to bring lunch with them. Stationery is not required for Year 9 students from Tuesday 30th Jan – Friday 2nd Feb apart from their device and a pen.


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Christchurch Girls

2018 Pathways at Linwood College Education is about the well-being of the whole person and how developmentally positive experiences enrich our students’ understanding of who they are and broaden their outlook. They nurture students’ classroom focus by contextualising their learning and sowing the seeds of positive ambition. Linwood College believes in a ‘pathwayed curriculum’. This means the school, students and families knowing:

Last year our school was 140 years old and in that 140 year history we have never doubted what we stand for. We know what we are. From our beginnings in 1877 we have only ever been a purpose built school for girls. When our school first opened on that September day in 1877 who could have envisaged 140 years later: three site moves, a number of earthquakes, 13 principals and a fabulous new building? In that time we have seen the move from ink pens to ball points, from blackboards to whiteboards to laptops. It makes you wonder what the future holds in store and how can you prepare for what may or may not be? At Christchurch Girls’ High School we work hard to build capacity in our students so that they are able to embrace the future with confidence. Students strive to pursue personal excellence on the sporting field, in cultural activities, through community service and

academically. They do so with energy and enthusiasm, supported by an experienced, professional and caring staff. We are traditional in aspects such as uniform, courtesy and the high expectations we have of our students but innovative in the wide range of opportunities we provide both inside and outside the classroom. Hence our vision: Embrace Tradition, Embrace Innovation, Embrace Excellence. Education takes us from darkness into light.



New Staff Orientation Peer Support Leader Training (10am-2pm)

Week 1

School runs from 9am through to 2.30pm


Teacher Only Day International Student Orientation


Year 9 Orientation and Year 13 Prefects (9am – 2.30pm) Year 13 Peer Support Leaders (11am – 1.30pm) Year 10-13 New Student and International Student Orientation (10am – 11.30am) Sports and Cultural Roadshow



Hornby High

Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo e lelei. Bula. Fakaalofa atu. Namaste. Kumusta. Haere mai ki Te Kura Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka. Warm greetings to the Hornby Kia mohio hei whakatuwhera mou High School community. Nau mai, Haere mai. What an exciting year we have ahead of us So stand at this threshold – Te Whai Ao – in 2018. We will move into the first two of our The World of Light and know that it is open new buildings around the middle of the year. Our new gymnasium offers a second full for you. You are welcomed. sized basketball court to complement the Christchurch Girls’ High School Te Kura o court in the existing Gymnasium. It will also Hine Waiora looks forward to welcoming contain a fitness and weights room (a new you in 2018. addition for students) and teaching spaces.


Year 9 Orientation (9am – 2.30pm) Year 13 Peer Support Leaders (11am – 2.30pm) Year 13 (9am – 11am) Sports and Cultural Roadshow Year 9 Orientation (9am – 2.30pm) Year 11 9am – 11am Year 12 1pm – 2.30pm Sports and Cultural Roadshow


Year 9 Orientation (9am – 2.30pm) Year 10 (9am – 2.30pm) Sports and Cultural Roadshow

Week 2

School runs on normal times (8.40am - 3.10pm)


All years Extended Form Time (Timetables) Powhiri Timetabled Classes from Period 3


Waitangi Day


Timetabled Classes

School office phone 03 348 0849

Our school’s Year 7-13 curriculum creates aspiration and community. There is age-appropriate educational and social continuity and multiple opportunities for leadership so students excel and develop independence.

1. Students’ prior learning and skills as they At our school all students can make come into LC from our partner primary their mark whether academic, cultural schools and building on these successes or sporting and set their direction for life 2. How the learning at LC connects to after secondary school. An LC leaver is what the students want to do when they confident and well-prepared for the future. leave school. “What are my post-school pathways and how does my time at LC Our leavers continue to join thousands of help me achieve these pathways?” former LC students who have achieved personal success both within New Zealand In this way learning is meaningful to the individual and strengths-based. and overseas.

Kia tu ki tenei taumata – o te Whai Ao – ki te Ao Marama

CGHS Start Dates for 2018

Students learn best when who they are in terms of language, culture and identity – is affirmed. Enhancing the mana and dignity of the individual is at the heart of Linwood College.

Marian College welcomes all students and whānau to the new school year. Visit for 2018 starting dates and times Late enrolments for preference students are still being received. Follow us!

Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka

Start of year 2018 Monday 22nd January School Office Opens. New Enrolments welcome Tuesday 30th January 2 - 3pm Years 7 & 8 Open Afternoon Wednesday 31st January 9am - 2pm – Years 7, 8 & 9 9am – Mihi Whakatau for new students. Whanau welcome 10.30am - 11.30am – Year 10 assembly & form time 11am - 12pm – Year 11 assembly & form time 12pm - 1pm – Year 12 & 13 assembly & form time Thursday 1st February 8.30am – Years 7 - 11 Normal Timetable all day Friday 2nd February 8.30am – Years 7 - 13 Normal Timetable all day

180 Waterloo Rd, Hornby - Ph 03 349 5395

The main building (the one you see from Waterloo Road) will contain specialist teaching spaces for technologies, visual arts and sciences. It will also include our learning commons, Whare, student cafe and wellness resources, staffroom, and administration. We all know of course that a school is much more than its buildings, and a huge amount of work has gone into adapting how we cause learning. The Manaiakalani pedagogy (Learn Create Share), and the use of digital devices (Chromebooks) is having a huge effect on student achievement, with achievement surpassing growth and improvement nationally by a significant margin. We ask all students to come to school equipped with a Chromebook, apart from your time, there is little better you can invest in your child’s education than the purchase of that Chromebook. Junior students are increasingly approaching their learning via real world contexts (whether it’s the arts or business, or project based learning designed to improve our community in real ways). This is contributing to improved engagement and improved learning. We are a very values based school, and our students repeatedly show that they have a heart for our values, for their community, and for what is right. What an amazing year we are going to have. Please make sure you follow us on Facebook for the latest and most up to date news hornbyhighschool/ . Ngã mihi nui, Robin Sutton

‘Success through Learning’ Located in the heart of Linwood High quality education - Year 0 to 6 The office is open for enrolments from Wednesday 24 January 2018 Term 1 commences Tuesday 30 January 2018

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Kiwi Christmas visits South New Brighton Primary

Marian College

Stress-Free Day 2017 at Marian College.

Marian College is a Catholic state integrated school for girls with a reputation for ‘punching above its weight’. With a maximum roll of 430 students, South New Brighton Primary School Marian College is fortunate in having a children were delighted to see a Christmas friendly, family atmosphere which comes Sleigh in their playground area on from teachers and students knowing each Wednesday morning. other well. Student wellbeing is important at Marian There was much excitement around a College and each individual is nurtured visit from Tony Simpson, the writer and director of the newly released movie ‘Kiwi Christmas’ and the sleigh from the movie. Tony visited the school to share the process of making a movie from developing the idea, writing the script, casting the actors and adding the special effects. The children were in awe listening to him and asked some fantastic questions about the journey of making the movie. The children from the Ruru and Kuaka teams then got to sit inside the sleigh that was used in the actual movie. Even Principal John Bockett got in on the action by sitting inside the sleigh and making it go faster than the speed of light by pressing the red button on the dashboard of the sleigh! The children had so much fun and loved enjoying the magic of a ‘Kiwi Christmas’.

Estuary Road • South New Brighton Christchurch 8062 Telephone 388-9426 • Fax 388-1810 Our vision: To be a community of learners who Create, Achieve, Relate and Engage.

and her skills and talents fostered. Students have every opportunity to contribute through participation, service and leadership. At the Zonta Sports Awards, three Marian College students were named as finalists. Renee Rae won the top award for contribution to netball umpiring. A judge commented on a long tradition of Marian students winning the award, and there

was something very special about Marian College and its tradition of service. Marian College has a genuine commitment to the values inherent in the traditions of the religious orders of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and the Sisters of Mercy. Late applications for preference enrolments at Marian College are still being received in 2018.

PAPANUI HIGH SCHOOL START OF SCHOOL YEAR 2018 NB: SENIOR STUDENTS (Year 11 – 13). Students will be notified if course changes are required. The Senior Course Tutor will be available from January 22 for consultation. Monday 22 January - School Office opens Wednesday 24 January – Friday 26 January Peer Support training camp Monday 29 January Teacher Only Day

Our start date will be Monday 5th February Enrolments taken from Friday 2nd February To contact us for further information ph 388 9426 or email:

Tuesday 30 January New International students report at 8.45am Year 9 students report in full uniform to Hall, 9.00am – 2.30pm. Transferring students (Years 10 – 13) in full uniform to Hall, 9.00am – 12.00noon Powhiri for all new students – 9.00am

First day of School for 2018

Wednesday 31 January All Year 9 students report to form classes at 8.30am – 2.30pm All Year 12 students report to hall in uniform at 9.00am – 10.30am All Year 13 students report to hall 10.00am – 11.30am

Thursday, 1st February, 8.55am All students are to meet in the school hall.

Thursday 1 February All Year 9 students report to form classes at 8.30am – 2.30pm All Year 10 students report to hall in uniform at 9.00am – 10.30am All Year 11 students report to hall at 10.00am – 11.30am

New enrolments welcome Contact us at 03 348 5700 or

Full Primary Years 1-8

37 Cunningham Place, Halswell 8025 Phone: 03 322 8735 Email:

NEW ENROLMENTS / PAYMENT OF FEES Monday 29th January, 10am - 2pm Tuesday 30th January, 10am - 2pm


2018 stationery packs are available online. Please visit the school website for more information.

TERM ONE BEGINS Wednesday 31 January, 9am

Friday 2 February Timetable starts Monday 5 February Normal school Tuesday 6 February Waitangi Day - School closed

Papanui High School 30 Langdons Road, Christchurch 8053 Tel: (03) 352 6119 Email: Jeff Smith - Principal


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Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College is a state integrated Catholic secondary school for girls in Years 7 – 13. The foundation for everything we do is our Catholic faith, which we express through our Mercy charism. We aim to offer spiritual formation and pastoral care in the tradition of Catherine McAuley, and the Sisters of Mercy who founded the College in 1918. This year we turn 100 years old and will be celebrating in style on 16,17,18 February. Our Mission is to: “Empower each young woman to determine her potential, live Gospel values, confidently embrace lifelong learning and as a Mercy woman be inspired to make a difference”. We have a proud academic history, annually achieving academic results which are among the best in the country. Students set high goals and the College

supports them in striving for excellence. Our most recent NCEA results included pass rates of 93.5% at Level 1, 95.2% at Level 2 and 97.4% at Level 3. UE 86.4%. Villa Maria College offers many sporting opportunities, our Sports Director coordinates over 30 sports for girls to choose from. It’s not surprising that we have extremely high participation levels along with impressive regional and national successes! The cultural life of the College is also filled with extensive musical and choral opportunities along with bi-annual Productions and Stage Challenge entries. We invite you to visit our Open Day on 8 May, 2018 and see for yourself our special character. You will also find a wealth of information on our website –www.villa.

Hagley Community College Over 1,000 students enrol into Hagley each year. They choose Hagley because of the great choice of subjects and the unique programmes Hagley offers. Students go to Hagley because of the way they are treated and supported. Every student at Hagley knows that it is cool to be different and they celebrate this difference in a dynamic environment.

If you are looking for a high school where you can be yourself while achieving your goals, where high standards are set and maintained, and staff will work closely with you to ensure you get the very best out of your high school years, then consider enrolling at Hagley College for 2018.

With over 150 senior subjects available, Hagley creates opportunities that you never imagined were possible at school. Imagine being able to be an animator, a dancer, a scientist, a film producer, a fashion designer, or a chef. At Hagley

Head to one of Hagley’s Enrolment days on Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February from 10am- 2.30pm to discuss your options, personalise your programme, meet their teachers and enrol into Hagley for 2018.

you can live your dream.

Shirley Intermediate When Shirley Intermediate School’s two swimming pools were earthquake damaged the SIS Board of Trustees, having found no likely help sources, undertook costly repairs. Now, after six summers their pupils continue to reap the benefits. In addition to swimming almost daily, pupils can also join the endurance club. As few SIS pupils attend swim clubs, It is significant whenever the 1km continuous swimming certificate is awarded. In addition to hosting Banks Avenue and Shirley Primary schools (who can use the

15m pool), and Shirley Boys High School sports groups, the school has hosted the St Albans Swimming Club – formerly based at the now-closed Edgeware Pool for several years. Principal, Geoff Siave said the pools provide achievement opportunities and fun - for pupils, local schools, and the community. “Learning to swim is achievable, and we’’re also building community connections.” Children need to see connections between school and real life.

St Mark’s School

Transforming Lives Through the St Mark’s Story An Anglican integrated, co-educational school for children in Years 1-8 (Ages 5-13)

St Mark’s School welcomes all pupils on Monday 29th January 2018. Applications are currently being accepted for 2019 new entrants. Contact the school office for further information. Limited vacancies currently exist in other year levels.

The new school year begins! School opens Wednesday 31 January 9am Y7 and new pupils assemble on grass inside North Parade gates Y8 take bags to rooms and assemble in hall for Powhiri Full correct uniform, including school sunhats please

Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch Phone: 03 332 7339 | Fax: 03 332 4485 Email:

Enrolment forms at school office or 03 385 2229 Full and satisfying lives

Waltham Primary School We look forward to seeing all of our students and families back at 8.55am on Thursday 1st February 2018. New enrolments are welcome. If you are new to the area come in and find out why we are such a fast growing and successful Full Primary School (Years 1-8). Feel free to leave a phone message or email if our office is unattended over the holiday period. Gordon Caddie, Principal Email: Waltham Primary School Cnr Waltham Road & Hastings Street East, Christchurch

Ph: 379 3137

At Wairakei School we aspire to be Absolutely Brilliant because: • We work hard • We think • We communicate effectively • We care • We make meaningful connections Our school year starts for children on Monday 29th January. The office is open for enquiries from Monday 22nd January. We look forward to seeing you and showing you around our absolutely brilliant school.

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Enrolment Days JANUARY




10am-2:30pm Hagley College Student Centre Corner of Hagley Avenue and St Asaph Street Our Enrolment Centre re-opens on January 16th, please phone them on (03) 364 5156 to find out what you need to bring.

Hagley College Start Dates and Times 2018

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Year 9s at home

Year 9s and 10HG only 10am - 2.00pm Mihi Whakatau & Orientation BBQ Lunch provided


Year 10s 10am - 12noon Assembly in Cafe


Year 11s 9am - 2.45pm in Gym 2 - Mihi Whakatau & Orientation with Tutors Lunch provided

Year 11s at home

YEAR 12 AND 13

Year 12s and 13s at home

11.30am - 2.30pm Mihi Whakatau & Orientation programme Lunch provided

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6 February

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2 February

Wednesday 7 February

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Normal timetabled classes from 10.00am

Normal timetabled classes from 10.00am

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Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Play scrabble each week with this friendly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave Holiday Activity – Treasure in the Library Tuesday, 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm Did you know there is treasure in your local library? It’s hidden all over the place, all you’ve got to do is look for it. Are you up for the challenge? Enjoy storytelling, go on a scavenger hunt in the library and discover treasures and then get crafty by making your own little treasure box to take home with you. Free, but bookings are essential on 941 7923. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Holiday Activity – Create a Lion Note Holder Tuesday, 10-10.45am Use a special quilling tool and bright craft materials to create your own lion note holder for your desk at home. Library staff will assist you with your creations, and all craft materials supplied by the Make Company. Free, but bookings are essential on 941 7923.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Holiday Activity – Make a Pinwheel Fan Tuesday, 10.30-11.30am Using simple materials, such as straws, paper, scissors and pins, create a spinning fan to cool you off this summer. Free, no bookings required. Redwood and Shirley libraries, 339 Main North Rd and 36 Marshland Rd The Wizard of Oz Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 6.30pm Act 2 Drama Group is off to see The Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion down the yellow brick road. But evil is around every corner when the Wicked Witch of the West tries everything in her power to get back the ruby slippers that Glinda the Good Witch of the North gifted to Dorothy for killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The Wizard of Oz is a classic story for all generations. Call 027 852 003 to book tickets for $9 each. Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, 59 Hewitts Rd

Elmwood Players Kidz Theatre returns with Goldisnowerellahood. This is the story of Goldilocks but there’s only one problem, the players can’t remember how it goes. But with some help from the audience, they attempt to tell the story, taking side trips into well-known fairy tales like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, before eventually (or accidentally) ending up with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Tickets cost $8. Phone 355 8874 for more information. Elmwood Auditorium, Elmwood Normal School, Aikmans Rd. Thursday-Sunday.

Bridge Club Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm A fun, social group to get you out and talking over a game of cards. The Bishopdale Bridge Club meets every Wednesday from 11am to 2.30pm. New members are always welcome to go along. Table fees are $5. Phone president Janet Stokes on

352 1440 for more information. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Go Well Group – Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library to play Rummikub, an exciting,


interactive strategy game that will test your wits. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm This weekly card club is on every Friday, just go along and join in the fun. Shirley Library, Marshland Rd


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