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Thursday March 3, 2016

New food laws in place A new law for stores that sell food will affect about 1800 businesses across the capital. Wellington City Council’s public health manager, Helen Jones, said the Food Act 2014, which came into effect on Tuesday, “aims to modernise and simplify food safety procedures”. “It will make it easier for businesses to make sure their food is safe,” she said. Helen said anyone who started a business that involved food had to follow the new law. This included anything from restaurants to corner dairies, market stalls, craft brewers, food trucks or internet cake sellers. Existing businesses also needed to make changes under the new law although they would have longer to do so, Helen said. She said the new law was designed to

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help businesses and consumers. “It also offers businesses greater flexibility. People can sell food they have made at home, for example, but must meet the same food safety standards as other businesses. “By focusing on what’s most important to food safety, the law will help ensure safer food for consumers. At the same time, keeping costs down for businesses will also keep costs down for consumers,” she said. “The new law also introduces other measures to help businesses keep time and costs down. For example, those who manage food safety well will need lessfrequent checks.”

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 Head to www.mpi.govt.nz/foodact for more information

St Catherine’s College provides exceptional education for girls in Year 9-13 2016 brings St Catherine’s College a learning and school tone. Our academic long awaited and well deserved new results for 2015 are outstanding, and well teaching block. The project will provide worth the celebration held at our Academic the college with new teaching spaces, a Mass. See the graph below . Our curriculum promotes opportunities St Catherine’s College’s Mercy tradition, and high expectations guide teaching, learning and new administration block and a sheltered for student choice and success. Tailored Inclusive promote school tone. practices Our academic resultsand for celebrate 2015 are outstanding, and well worth the celebration courtyard for our students. held at our Academic Mass. See very the graph . learning and vocational pathway courses diversity. Students achieve well below in Inclusive promotesuccessfully and celebrateindiversity. Students achieve very well in NCEA and are developed in all subjects to match Inclusive values and practices promote NCEA practices and participate a participate successfully in a range of academic, sporting and cultural activities. students’ interests, abilities and aspirations. student wellbeing for success. Diversity range of academic, sporting and cultural is celebrated. Students have a strong activities. In 2015 we introduced Āwhina Roopū, an sense of belonging, sisterhood and unity. academic and pastoral mentoring system 120% with weekly targeted support for individual High levels of family and community 100% involvement in school life promote a students. All students are affirmed in 80% positive tone and reinforce school values. their languages, cultures and identity SCC% 60% through curriculum, leadership, sport and St Catherine’s College’s Mercy tradition, Girls Decile 4 - 7 40% performing arts. and high expectations guide teaching, Girls Decile 8 - 10 Our School Leaders for 2016 are: 20% The College is founded on Mercy traditions. These inform our Special Character teaching and co-curricular programmes.

Head Prefect: Kathryn Prince

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Deputy Head Prefect: Elisha Prasad Spirit Captain: Toa Fifita Community Captain: Daniella Emer-Barbalich

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International Captain: Shaynell Barboza Sports Captains: Ina Sola, Diana Foliaki

Our senior leader ship team is made up of two former students, (from right) Senior Leadership Halina McDonald, Deputy Principal (Pastoral) and Mandy Page Deputy Principal (Curriculum). Our Principal Mary Curran

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Board of Trustees Student Representative: Lauren Simpson

We are planning 2 Open Days in 2016, keep an eye on our website for more information www.stcatherinescollege.school.nz

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