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Quarry fight goes up a level By Emily O’Connell WEEDONS residents are backing their Templeton neighbours in a bid to stop plans for a new quarry development. Two weeks ago, Fulton Hogan put forward a plan for a quarry on a 170ha section of land on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds which borders Weedons and

Templeton. More than 200 people gathered in St Saviour’s Anglican Church on Kirk Rd on Wednesday to discuss the proposal. Weedons Residents’ Association secretary Gary Doyle said the group will be supporting its Templeton neighbours as much as it can. “All we can do is try and fight it as well,” he said.

Mr Doyle said traffic is going to be a major problem for the area. “Maddisons Rd and Jones Rd are not suitable for a lot of heavy traffic, they’re not wide enough,” he said. Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday said Wednesday’s meeting was very successful.

Said Mr Kilday: “We had an awesome turn out. It was an emotive session because there were people there who are so badly affected.” Mr Kilday said the association is now creating an action group from people who attended the meeting. “The majority [of people] who were there are going to be in this group. Nobody wants this thing

[the quarry] where it is,” he said. Mr Kilday said the group will be placing signs to protest the quarry on houses and in different spots in Templeton. He said a concern the group has other than the health risks is whether there will be public consultation on the resource consent application. •Turn to page 5

Donations go up in smoke By Emily O’Connell HOUSEHOLD GOODS, books and clothing destined for the needy have gone up in smoke. And that frustrates Hornby Community Care Centre manager Linda Turner. “It’s done a lot of damage to the bin but also to the donations and, of course, over the weekends, that’s the busy time,” Mrs Turner said. The centre’s donation bin was set alight in the early evening of Saturday, January 6. The fire was lit by a boy aged between 10-13, who was with a group of other youngsters, she said. The boy’s name, which was provided to the centre, had been passed on to police. Mrs Turner says the centre is “the heart of the community.” It has an opportunity store where clothing and household goods left in bins like the one set alight are sold cheaply. •Turn to page 7

DAMAGE: Hornby Community Care Centre manager Linda Turner with the burnt out clothing bin. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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WEEDONS RESIDENTS have responded to their Templeton neighbours and weighed into the battle over another quarry plan (see page 1). The quarry is in the Selwyn District but the people who will be affected most by any potential dust are in Templeton – Christchurch city turf. The Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury will sign off consents – which means Templeton people will desperately need help from their Weedons neighbours. At this point they are ready to help. No surprises what local community boards will prioritise this dition yeardatE] (see page 3). Hornby’s $35.7 million mega centre and the Yaldhurst Village are both key priorities. Time will tell what progress is made on both. There are still lots of hurdles to jump. - Barry Clarke

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News Top priorities for this year By Emily O’Connell HORNBY’S $35.7 million mega centre and the Yaldhurst Village are both key priorities for the community boards this year. Western News asked Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton and Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood community board members what the important issues in their areas were. Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board chairman Mike Mora said the Yaldhurst Village was a significant matter which the board will be working “very closely” on with the Selywn District Council and city council. “There are still a lot of legal issues to be sorted out and variations of consents and stuff which have shut quite a lot of the development out,” he said. Mr Mora described the Yaldhurst Village development is “an absolute disaster.” Over the course of the year, he also said the community board wanted to be proactive, not reactive. “What happens sometimes is the bureaucracy grinds away and comes up with a plan, and sometimes those plans don’t work in reality and then we have to go

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into reactive mode to try and fix something,” Mr Mora said. He said confirming a location for Hornby’s mega centre was a major priority. The city council plans to build the centre at Denton Park. However, the proposed facility has been highly controversial with sports clubs concerned about the loss of their home ground. Mr Mora said “we need to get the best solution that will work.”

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Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton agreed it was vital to find the best location for the centre. She also said the completion of roadworks on Riccarton Rd between Deans Ave and Harakeke St was a priority. “That’s obviously caused a lot of concerns and justifiably so,” she said. However, more work is planned along Riccarton Rd, she said. “It’s my understand-

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Rates: Are you getting your money’s worth By Julia Evans THE FENDALTON, Waimairi and Harewood wards are putting $100 million into the city’s rates fund. That’s more than 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

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

waver,” he said. On top of that, there are the larger projects such as the new Fendalton pump house or regenerating

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Weedons residents to fight quarry plan •From page 1 “Environment Canterbury and the Selwyn District Council will meet to decide whether the resource consent will be decided in private or whether public participation is permitted,” Mr Kilday said. Selwyn district councillor Mark Alexander agreed with Mr Doyle that traffic could be an issue. But he doubted dust from the Garry Kilday quarry would be. “I would say based on the new Rolleston quarry’s operation, dust should not be an issue as any new consents should not allow any dust to Mark cross the quarry’s Alexander boundaries,” he said. In a letter sent to residents near the proposed quarry, Fulton Hogan said it would be there for 25 to 40 years. “We see this location as being suitable because the site has few neighbours and is close to State Highway 1.” Mr Alexander had a suggestion

DISCUSSION: More than 200 people gathered at St Saviour’s Anglican Church on Kirk Rd to talk about the quarry proposal. (Above) – The site of Fulton Hogan’s proposed quarry on a 170ha section of land on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds.

for the association’s group: “My advice is to form a new, separate, incorporated society to submit against these consent applications. Be prepared to spend $150,000 to get reasonable conditions on the consent,”

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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

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November and December period 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. facebook.com/ SPCACanterbury/ for more information on the animals available


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Donations set alight •From page 1 Said Mrs Turner: “Our function is to provide a building and services for the local community, and I mean there’s always been a real need for good quality clothing at very reasonable rates,” she said. Mrs Turner is thankful for the 28 volunteers who keep the centre running. “Our volunteers are mostly older ladies . . . We have several ladies who have been here since the community centre opened – something like 37 years,” she said. Mrs Turner has been the centre manager for three and a half years, and relishes the unpredictability of the work. “You never know who’s going to come through the doors . . . sometimes it’s as simple as needing directions, but then sometimes it’s ‘how about I make you a cup of coffee?’” she said. Mrs Turner said they once “decked out” an unemployed man in new clothes for a job

HELPING OUT: Linda Turner (right) with Phylis Searles who has been volunteering at the centre for about 40 years. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

interview. He then insisted on giving them the $4 he had on him for the items, but the volunteers refused. Two weeks later the man went

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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


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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

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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

REGATTA: The CBHS under-16 coxed four of Max McKeich, Sam Wield, Thomas Allsop, Scott Milnes and Caleb Fitzsimmons (cox) battling hard at Lake Ruataniwha. PHOTO: RICARDO DE SOUSA

START: The women’s eights all set to race. PHOTO: STEVE MCARTHUR ©

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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Don’t feel lonely Oak Development Trust community development worker Nicki Aitken talks about connecting people in the Riccarton community

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I DON’T know about you, but I find that too much time alone is not good for me. That’s not to say I’m never alone. I like peace and quiet but I also know that too much of it’s not healthy. Getting the balance right can be a tricky thing to work out. I’m a community development worker in Riccarton. My role is about welcoming people into the community and helping them to connect with others. I do this by visiting new people with welcome packs, which include an information booklet of local groups and activities as well as some homebaking and preserves from the local community garden. It’s about giving everyone the opportunity to connect at some level in their new community. Not everything

appeals to everyone and you can’t do everything, but we are social beings and we all need to connect with other people sometimes for our own mental health and well-being. I love this job and am passionate about people connecting with each other. Isolation is not helpful for anyone. Linking new people in as quickly as possible goes a long way to avoiding things like loneliness and depression. We are blessed to have a great num-

ber of activities and services happening right here in our local community. Some of these activities are for children, some for older people, some for men, some for women and some are for everyone. Examples include a fortnightly café, to weekly fruit and vegetable co-operative, exercise classes, community garden and a craft group. There is no excuse not to link in somewhere. If you are new to Riccarton or want to get out and about, don’t sit at home and feel alone – get involved in a way that works for you. I’m happy to come and talk to you or someone you know about what is available. •To get in touch with Nicki call 021 056 9315 or email nicki@odt.org.nz.

Readers react to Fulton Hogan’s plans to create a quarry in Templeton Bill Palmer – The quarries in that Yaldhurst area have been there for as long as I can remember, in fact I’ve seen photos going back to the early 60s so why would any sane person buy in that neighbourhood? Gary Robinson – So the poor people who moan about the dust from these quarries think it only affects them, well what about the people that go in there or work there? Does it not affect them as well or is it only the people that live by the quarries? I’ve been going in and out of these quarries for 30 years and I’m still

alive and I only live about 3km from one. Sarah May Cronin - The city council need to do something. Talk about devaluing property in the area. Sean Woods – Plant some trees, amazes me why there are not more trees planted when everyone complains of dust. Tess Lenihan – Why buy next to a quarry? Plant trees if you’re that intent on living there. Thor Major – Seems like the right place for a quarry. Luke Simpson – People want roads but don’t want the places roads come from.

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New concept in fitness training comes to Wigram Wigram is to be the latest Christchurch location for one of the world’s fastestgrowing fitness trends when the new F45 Training gym opens there later this month. Developed in Sydney by Rob Deutsch, a former equities trader, F45, or Functional 45 minutes, is a team-based HIIT (highintensity interval training) workout protocol that focuses on motivation, innovation and results. Franchise owner of the Wigram gym, Marcin Miroslaw, who also has F45 franchises in the central city (the first in the South Island) and Ferrymead, says one of the key advantages of the F45 concept is that participants don’t need to think about what they have to do when they come to the gym for a workout. “The programme is all laid out for members and there are two personal trainers at each class, who correct people’s technique, motivate and encourage them, plus there’s the music designed by one of the world’s top DJs to keep them pumped,” Marcin says. Over the 45-minute programme, participants proceed round the circuit doing short bursts of exercise, with shorter breaks in between. Circuit styles are different every

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Go along to the Hornby Working Men’s Club annual picnic on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. The picnic will take place on the Yaldhurst School grounds on 17 Carmen Rd. At this free event, there will be races for children and adults, games and prizes, a merry-go-round, bouncy castle and food.

Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with this friendly weekly 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 Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1-3pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. There’s no obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. All materials are supplied. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale

Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Chinese Book Club Wednesday, 6.15pm7.15pm Chat about favourite reads, discover new titles and authors, make friends and share your life experiences with other enthusiastic readers. At each session, you will also get to know some E-resources a the library. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Chill Out Tunes Thursday, 9.30am-noon Do you love music and like the idea of making your own using an iPad? Pitched at a beginner level and using Garageband, you can make your own funky original music tracks. Places are limited so bookings are required. Suitable for children aged between seven and nineyears-old. $7 per child. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Knit ‘n’ Yarn Thursday, 10am-noon Those who want to have a chat while they construct their favourite woollen

creations can at the weekly Knit ‘n’ Yarn meetings. From crochet to knitting or a craft of your choice, have fun with this social group. There is a variety of books to help inspire ideas for your next project. Everyone welcome. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd A Pack of Fun Friday, 10am-noon Remember when you could spend a whole afternoon over a game of cards? The Upper Riccarton Library is bringing back the classic games which made for good, lazy summer afternoons. They include snap, go fish, happy families, donkey and last card. They will supply the cards and instructions for a fun and competitive game of cards. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Maker Space Saturday, 1-2.30pm Go along for fun activities every week in the Maker Space. There will be a variety of activites and fun to be had for all. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd


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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

Stretch your left hand out in front of you, pointing fingers toward the floor. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pushing your fingers down and toward the body. Be gentle do the same with the other hand. Now stretch your left hand out straight in front, wrist bent, with fingers pointing skyward. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pulling the fingers back toward your body. Do the same on the other side. Release the upper body with a torso twist Inhale and as you exhale, turn to the right and grab the back of your chair with your right hand, and grab the arm of the chair with your left. With eyes level, use your grasp on the chair to help twist your torso around as far to the back of the room as possible. Hold the twist and let your eyes continue the stretch see how far around the room you can peer. Slowly come back to facing forward. Repeat on the other side. Do leg extensions Grab the seat of your chair to brace yourself

and extend your legs straight out in front of you so they are parallel to the floor.Flex and point your toes five times. Release. Repeat. Stretch your back with a “big hug” Hug your body, placing the right hand on your left shoulder and the left hand on your right shoulder. Breathe in and out, releasing the area between your shoulder blades. Cross your arms - for the shoulders and upper back Extend one arm out straight in front of you. With the other hand, grab the elbow of the outstretched arm and pull it across your chest, stretching your shoulder and upper back muscles. Hold. Release. Stretch out the other arm in front of you - repeat. Stretch your back and shoulders with a “leg hug” Sit on the edge of your chair (if it has wheels, wedge the chair against the desk or


wall to make sure it does not roll). Put your feet together, flat on the floor. Lean over, chest to knees, letting your arms dangle loosely to the floor. Release your neck. Now bring your hands behind your legs, right hand grasping left wrist, forearm (or elbow if you can reach that far), left hand grasping the right. Feel the stretch in your back, shoulders and neck. Hold. Release your hands to the floor again. Repeat three times or as often as it feels good. Look up to release upper body Sit up tall in your chair, or stand up. Stretch your arms overhead and interlock your fingers. Turn the palms to the ceiling as you lift your chin up, tilt your head back, and gaze up at the ceiling, too. Inhale, exhale, release.

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Tuesday January 16 2018


Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

2018 edition

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

Avonside Girls’ High School

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

9.00am 3.00pm

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.

In the meantime, as work continues


Wednesday 31 January Thursday 1 February


“Kiwi soul, global vision”

11.00am - 12.15pm

9.30am 10.00am

a truly incredible campus,” says John

8.30am – 4.00pm

8.30am – 3.00pm 8.00am – 3.00pm

Stationery and Uniform Information available by clicking on the respective button on the school’s website www.shirley.school.nz


Tuesday January 16 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi


2018 edition

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 www.casebrook.school.nz Email: office@casebrook.school.nz 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 www.breens.school.nz. We welcome visits from prospective families at any time during the year.

Chisnallwood Intermediate School

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

Christchurch Boys’ High School Kia Ora, Welcome CBHS

Our opening procedures for 2018 are as follows:

Chisnallwood Intermediate School welcomes students to the 2018 School year.

Office Opens:

Year 7

Students commence Thursday, February 1st at 11am.

Year 8

Students commence Friday, February 2nd at 8.40am.

Enrolment enquiries:  email: larterjtl@staff.cbhs.school.nz Uniform Shop: www.cbhs.school.nz (click on new students & select PTA uniform shop) Stationery: www.cbhs.school.nz/events/school-stationery-and-art-supplies-for-2018 eLearning Information: www.cbhs.school.nz/students/curriculum/e-learning

For further information contact: The Principal Breezes Road Christchurch Phone: Fax: E.mail: Web Site:

3884-199 3884-803 kim@chisnallwood.school.nz www.chisnallwood.school.nz

“A school proud of its academic, cultural and sporting success”

Banks Avenue School

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.

Casebrook Intermediate students will tell you they love their school and the learning

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: office@banksave.school.nz Website: www.banksave.school.nz

Monday 15 January 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm daily  email: enquiries@cbhs.school.nz  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.


Tuesday January 16 2018


Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

2018 edition

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 www.mariancollege.school.nz 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 https://www.facebook.com/ 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

Empowering children to aim high, persevere and succeed.





260 Linwood Avenue, Christchurch 8062 Telephone: 03 389 9256 - www.linwoodave.school.nz


Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Tuesday January 16 2018


2018 edition

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 www.snbs.school.nz 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: admin@snbs.school.nz

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 office@riccartonprimary.school.nz

Full Primary Years 1-8

37 Cunningham Place, Halswell 8025 Phone: 03 322 8735 Email: admin@oaklands.school.nz

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: admin@papanui.school.nz Jeff Smith - Principal


Tuesday January 16 2018


Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

2018 edition

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. school.nz

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: office@saintmarks.school.nz www.saintmarks.school.nz

Enrolment forms at school office or www.sis.school.nz 03 385 2229 office@sis.school.nz 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: principal@waltham.school.nz 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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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

16 Jan


5 February


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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Year 10s at home


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

Normal timetabled classes from 10.00am

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