Rodney Times : November 9th 2010
6 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 8th Nov - Sun 14th Nov. All Stores Open 7 Days The Mad Butcher - Your Local Butcher with the Best Range, Quality and Low Prices! Mad Butcher Tender Breast Chicken Fillets only10 $ .99 kilo Fresh Tegel Size 20 Chickens Mad Butcher Genuine Chicken Sausages only9 $ .95 each only3 $ .99 kilo The Mad Butcher Mega BBQ Pack! 20 $ All of this for Only • 8 BBQ Steaks •10BBQ Sausages • 10 BBQ Patties •1xGarlic Bread Fresh Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel only13 $ .99 kilo Boneless Chicken Breast Fillets lightly basted to be extra tender, moist & tasty! Diabetes Awareness Week 16 -- 22 November www.diabetesauckland.org.nz Big turnaround for Rodney College OUR SCHOOLS Proud principal: Rodney College's principal Dave Ormandy says the college's glowing report is the result of a team effort. Ring ring: Parakai School leaders, from left: Tara Mansell-Sawyers, Sebastian Fraser and Shaun Ford have been collecting cellphones as a recycling fundraiser for Starship children's hospital. By MICHELE ONG Rodney College s glowing report from the Education Review Office is very much the result of a team effort, principal Dave Ormandy says. It is particularly pleasing the college is now on a three year cycle. It s an indication the review office is satisfied with the governance and manage- ment of the college, Mr Ormandy says. A year ago, the college was governed by a commissioner appointed by the Education Ministry and subjected to yearly reviews by the ERO. In its latest report, the ERO found the college has a principal who provides effec- tive school leadership and is governed by an elected board of trustees committed to improving the student s qual- ity of education. It also found the range of data the school uses to report on student achievements and engagement has increased, with reports on student achievement in NCEA show- ing the school s success levels continue to be well above national averages and aver- ages for schools of similar decile . The review board is confi- dent the college is well managed and is governed in the students interest. Rodney College s board of trustees says the recent ERO report is a huge turnaround in performance and direction. Visit www.ero.govt.nz for the full report. If you d like to offer a real Kiwi experience to foreign students, ring Robyn Rae on (09) 423-6030 or email robyn. firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Mahurangi College s senior boys and girls touch teams are training for a national tournament in Palmerston North in December. This is the first year we ve had the senior boys team and girls qualify for the nationals. It s a great achievement for a school our size, principal David Macleod says. Both teams qualified by finishing in the top two in the North Harbour secondary schools competition, before competing in the regionals with schools from Northland, North Harbour and west Auckland. Both finished second in the regionals. This year s teams continue the proud tradition the col- lege has established in touch, Mr Macleod says. The senior boys team is organising a cruise on the Mahurangi River on the his- toric scow Jane Gifford on Saturday, November 20, as a fundraiser. It includes finger food, a complimentary drink and a commentary about the his- tory surrounding the Jane Gifford. Tickets $30. Contact Bill Husband on (09) 425-8039 for details. Parakai School students have been collecting old cellphones to raise funds for Starship children s hospital. School leaders have col- lected 350 cellphones from drop-off points around Helensville. If you have any old cellphones drop them off at the school at 10 Fordyce Rd, Parakai. Red Beach School is turn- ing its field into a mini theme park for its annual gala on November 14, 10am to 2pm, at 20 Albert Hall Drive. It will have a horizontal bungy, petting zoo, little train rides and a giant slide. Stalls will be selling cakes, homemade beef sausages and burgers, candyfloss and toffee apples. A Takapuna Grammar School student company has scooped top honours in regional awards for this year s North Shore and Rod- ney Young Enterprise Scheme. Excel Corporation s Make a Million board game which teaches essential business skills to children, won the Smales Farm Company of the Year award, beating 47 other student companies. It also brought home the Bartercard Excellence in Communication Award and team member Umar Kuddus bagged the Young Entre- preneur of the Year Award. Orewa College gained the EmbroidMe Albany Excel- lence in Presentation Award for Turn It Up.
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