Wednesday October 4, 2017
Cool shirts for cochlear implants By Jake McKee Cagney MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
It was bright shirts and beach themed attire at Khandallah Primary School last Friday as they fundraised for cochlear implants. Year 6 student Katya Gardiner, who has a cochlear implant, organised for the school to participate in the annual Loud Shirt Day appeal for children with cochlear implants. Sym Gardiner, Katya’s father, said the money would go to
two charities that help children who are deaf or have hearing aids – The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Paediatric Programme. Both of these charities support families so their children can get therapy to listen and talk like their hearing peers. “You can have a cochlear implant but the treatment isn’t complete without all the therapy – like speech therapy,” he said. Katya said she really liked the way the school got behind the appeal each year. She also said
Karori Arts and Crafts Exhibition
this year’s beach theme was appropriate because of Friday’s rain. “It’s a classic Wellington beach day.” Her teacher, Jo Tebbs, said Katya was amazing for taking the initiative to organise the day and she had always “worked very hard for her fundraising”. It was the third year in a row the school had fundraised for the appeal. Previous years have seen Mexican dress-up themes and bake sales. Want to donate? Visit www. loudshirtdaynz.org.
Patron Sue Clothier in front of the Dorothy Newman tribute wall. PHOTO: Supplied
Katya Gardiner, 10, and her dad Sym with friends Ava Rasbutch (far left), and Sophie Christians (left) fundraise for Loud Shirt Day. PHOTO: Jake McKee Gagney
Karori Arts and Crafts Centre is celebrating 50 years of promoting arts and crafts in Wellington with an exhibition of tutors’ work. The centre is featuring a Dorothy Newman tribute wall, to recognise her generosity in funding the building of the Newman
Centre, their creative hub. The recent opening was an opportunity for many former tutors to catch up with one another as they viewed the work of their peers. The exhibition runs until 3pm this Sunday.
School Holidays are here at Johnsonville and we have entertainment galore
2nd – 6th October
We have The Science Roadshow from 9.00am - 4.30pm. Kids love this hands on experience with awesome interactive scientific exhibits and live shows on the hour!
9th – 12th October
We have the fantastic magician Zappo back in Centre for a brand new show! He will be performing 2 shows per day, 11am and 1pm and is not to be missed!
Independent Herald 04-10-17