Rodney Times : November 11th 2010
6 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS WHANGAPARAOA Unit T1, Karepiro Korner, 15 Karepiro Drive Ph 09 428 5692 SILVERDALE Corner SH1 and East Coast Road Ph 09 426 8883 All goods while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Specials valid until Sunday at 6.30pm. 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Pictured are organisers, left, Michelle McAteer-Ross, Tammie Painting and Lisa Capel in front of the Wainui Hall. New leaders: Heather Wilcock, left, and Hunter Nelson are Orewa College's new head girl and boy for 2011. Talented Heather featured on our Tuesday front page. Hunter is a talented sportsman and academic. OUR SCHOOLS Snells Beach Primary School is among 230 of 2018 schools nationwide that won t be implementing the National Standards. We do not believe the standards are workable in their current form, principal Jill Corkin says. Both the board and staff have put considerable effort into looking at it and looking at ways to work with it, but we don t believe it holds up as standards . She says the standards are not aligned with real achievements, and there are serious concerns with mod- eration. In implementing these standards the ministry is try- ing to have a one size fits all approach, which does not reflect the normal range of achievement in our kids. This view is held by the school s board of trustees, teachers and its manage- ment. The school is believed to be the only one in the Rodney- Hibiscus Coast not to implement the standards. National Standards show parents what year 1 to 8 pupils should be achieving in reading, writing and maths. The Wainui and Waitoki communities are combining for a 1970s dance, costume and big hair event called Disco Inferno to raise funds for their two schools. The event is not linked with any of the schools. It s instead a joint effort between Wainui and Waitoki resi- dents, organiser Michelle McAteer-Ross says. The idea for a joint fundraiser came about over a weekly netball game with other mothers in the area. We re such a small com- munity and it s good to have something that ll bring all of us together, she says. Another organiser, Tammie Painting, says the joint effort makes it easier to fundraise for the schools because they don t need to worry about events that conflict . A lot of the parents and our other community mem- bers travel out of the com- munity to work, and by having this event it allows people to hang out in their own backyard. It gives parents a chance to know each other, Tammie says. The event is R18. The two communities pres- ent Disco Inferno on Novem- ber 27, 7.30pm at the Wainui Hall, 439 Waitoki Rd, Wainui. Tickets $25 if bought by November 12, or $30 after that. Contact Michelle McAteer-Ross on 0275-420- 496, Lisa Capel 021-540-051, Pandy Partridge 027-420-920 or Tammie Painting 0274-836-900. Five Resene paint vouchers worth $600 each are available to schools for mural projects from the Auckland Council. Any schools or service providers that work with young people are invited to apply for the funding. The funding was made available through the Respect Rodney Graffiti Eradication project -- launched by the for- mer Rodney District Council in 2009. So far, Rodney College, Whangaparaoa School and the Hibiscus Coast Youth Centre have taken up the offer, and were given $600 worth of Resene paint to help develop their murals. Rodney College art teacher Julie Lithgow will be helping her art students paint their mural on wooden panels for the fence outside the Wellsford community pool carpark. Whangaparaoa School, with artist Anna Evans, will be painting a mural on a classroom wall which has been a target for taggers. Anna will also be working with young people who attend the Hibiscus Coast Youth Centre s school holiday pro- gramme to paint a mural on the centre s exterior which faces the skatepark area. Contact Roslyn Prictor on 0800-426-5169 or email ros lyn.prictor@aucklandcouncil. govt.nz for application forms. Completed entries must be received by December 3. Exams start today for secondary school students sit- ting NCEA and scholarship. More than 100,000 can- didates will be sitting exams until December 1. This year s largest exam session is level 1 English with more than 48,000 students. The smallest is Latin, a New Zealand scholarship subject, with 26 candidates. NCEA results should be online in early January. Results will be online about seven days before result notices are mailed out. Scholarship results are due to be delivered by mid- February. Result documents, includ- ing certificates, can be ordered by students from the NZQA website www.nzqa. govt.nz. Helensville Primary School and its community celebrated the first birthday of its Te Kura Tuatahi O Te Awaroa, the school s Maori medium class. The celebration, organised by the whanau, began with a powhiri to welcome guests, followed by speeches and formalities, teacher Peter Law says. Students were then treated to an impressive and delicious birthday cake, big enough for the 400 pupils to each have a slice. The tamariki (children) from the Maori medium unit then spent the day entertain- ing and demonstrating their te reo Maori to their guests through pepiha, singing, the sharing of stories and playing of games. A hangi ended the day, and the school looks forward to many years of growth and opportunities to share their learning with others.
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