Thursday November 23, 2017
Suburbs by the Sea
MIRAMAR PENINSULA Strathmore Park, Seatoun, Maupuia, Breaker Bay, Moa Point, Miramar, Shelly Bay, Scorching Bay, and Karaka Bay.
Loong Fong Now Open Loong Fong Restuarant
We oﬀer a selection of Chinese Food, Fish & Chips, Western Food and much more… FREE DESSERT AFTER MEALS Takeaway option available Lunch hours: 11am - 2:30pm Dinner hours: 5pm - 10pm 388 Broadway, Miramar Phone to book/order: 3882280
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Miramar Central School says goodbye to long serving Principal John Taylor-Smith came to Miramar Central School from New Plymouth in 2000. He has served at Miramar Central School
Miramar Family Store The Family Store opened on it’s current location over 20 years ago serving the community by providing affordable second hand clothing, bric a brac and furniture, as well as a link to our community ministries. Over the last few months the store has undergone a major make over with new lighting to most of the shop,
a fresh coat of paint, new furniture and clothing areas, plus a new doorway to allow easier access for furniture. It is hoped in the New Year that there will be new carpet tiles through the whole shop, thanks to the generosity of a donor which will complete the new look.
The Family Store is located at 63 Miramar Ave in Miramar. The store is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. You are welcome to drop off donations to the store during these hours, or else give us a call and we can collect for free from your home (Phone 380 – 9140). We are very grateful for the generosity of everyone who donates to the store - ‘helping us to help others’.
for 17 years and at the end of this year he will retire from MCS - moving onto new pastures. Miramar Central School Board of Trustees appreciates his great commitment and we wish to acknowledge his retirement as Principal. His teaching history is vast and he has spent a substantial number of years - 35 in total - as a Principal. This is no easy feat and a remarkable achievement. From John’s own words ‘Being a Principal is allencompassing’. In 2003 John completed his book The Anger Toolbox - tools for parents and carers to help children and young people through angry times (skylight: 2003). This book was a labour of love for John as one of his passions has always been boys issues. Another passion of John’s is Special Education and many times he was seconded from Miramar Central School by The Ministry to perform audits of schools around New Zealand and their Special Education programmes. John served as the National Vice President of NZ Education & Leadership Society between 2006 and 2010. As a Ministry of Education Primary Award
recipient in 2015, John took a sabbatical from Miramar Central School to research successful models of performance management in primary schools in Auckland and Wellington. John has many other interests - gardening, walking, reading, family/friends and sports which he enjoys. He is a football mad and this is evident in the team he supports Tottenham Hotspur, nobody is perfect! This isn’t the end of his teaching career, education is very much part of him and in time he intends to pursue other avenues in the education sector. As John looks back on his career at Miramar Central School he reflects that “MCS is a great school community. The kids are delightful and the teachers and parents are very supportive.” When asked what his legacy was - John said “ The important thing in Education is that you make a difference - if kids remember you fondly then you feel that you have made a positive difference in their lives”. On behalf of the children, staff and community at Miramar Central School we heartily thank you John Taylor-Smith for your endless passion and duty.
Cook Strait News 23-11-17