Rodney Times : November 16th 2010
6 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 15th Nov - Sun 21st Nov. All Stores Open 7 Days Stock up with these Great Savings for Fresh NZ Pork! Fresh Pork Shoulder & Leg Roasts Tray of 30 Farm Fresh Size 6 Eggs Mad Butcher Pre Cooked BBQ Sausages only4 $ .99 tray only3 $ .99 kilo Fresh Pork Loin Chops $ only8 .99 kilo only5 $ .99 kilo That's $5.30kg o our everyday low price! This Week Diabetes Awareness Week 16 -- 22 November www.diabetesauckland.org.nz Te reo school gains independence OUR SCHOOLS By MICHELE ONG Fully independent: Te Kura Kaupapapa Maori o Ngaringaomatariki school children are looking forward to designing their own school building. Wastewise warriors: Some of the costumes for Matakana Primary School's senior class play are made out of recyclable materials. Snow White and the Seven Wastewise Warriors, incorporates the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. Roomy rooms: Kaukapakapa School students and teachers enjoy their new spacious surroundings. Wellsford is celebrating its success after getting per- mission for an independent te reo Maori school. We ve been trying to get out as an independent school for three years. And we were all really excited about it when it was approved by Education Minister Anne Tolley on October 14, school leader Charlotte Fairburn says. The school, Te Kura Kau- papa Maori o Ngaringao- matariki, provides alterna- tive education for children in years 1 to 8 and classes will be in te reo Maori. Children will be taught under the guiding principle of Te Aho Matua, which guides all Te Kura Kaupapa Maori schools. Anyone can enrol their child in the school, as long as they are happy for their child to be taught in te reo and under the guiding principle, Charlotte says. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori Ngaringaomatariki was the satellite school of North Shore s Te Kura Kaupapa o Terakipae Whenua school, but the community wanted its own school and has spent the last 36 months proving to the ministry it was able to manage one. The process was hard. We had to meet standards set out by the Education Review Office. We had to ensure them we were able to main- tain a certain level of students. But we ve always been positive this was going to happen. We met all the cri- teria, and there s a need in the area for this school. We ve also got the numbers for it, Charlotte says. Feedback from the com- munity has been absolutely positive and the children are looking forward to designing their own school building. Students are currently taught out of a relocatable building with three class- rooms and will be there until the new school is built. There is a bus running from Wellsford to the school at this stage. The school invites the wider Rodney-Hibiscus Coast community to celebrate the achievement with them. A kura or gathering is on November 26, starting at 10am at 34 Oruawharo School Rd, Oruawharo, northwest of Wellsford. Enrolments for term 1, 2011 starts January 31. Call Charlotte Fairburn on (09) 425-9017 for more infor- mation. It s also new beginnings at Kaukapakapa School as chil- dren enjoy their new class- rooms, which were completed last term. The building has loads of room and modern features, which makes teaching and learning a wonderful experi- ence, teacher Caroline Arm- strong says. The school s annual Christmas Shopping Night at Kaukapapa Hall is on this Friday starting at 7pm. Entry is $5 and includes a glass of wine or juice. It s also having its second annual golf tournament on December 1, starting 9.30am at the Helensville Golf Course. The event will be graced by opera singer and keen golfer Dame Malvina Major. Contact Sandy on (09) 420-4534 or Tracy on (09) 420-4581 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Matakana Primary School is incorporating the message of reduce, reuse and recycle in its musical, Snow White and the Seven Wastewise Warriors. The play takes on a few twists with the original seven dwarves renamed to reflect Wastewise ideas and con- cepts -- Tidy Kiwi, Reese Icyle, Dee Compose, Sue Stainability and Laarnd Fill. Some of the costumes have been made using recyclable materials and some were fea- tured at Ascension Winery s recent wearable arts show. The show is held over two nights, this Thursday and Friday, starting 7pm, at the school hall. Tickets cost $5 adult, $2 child, from the school office or on the night.
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