Rodney Times : December 2nd 2010
6 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS 3322980AA THANK YOU 0800 GIVE BLOOD www.nzblood.co.nz The New Zealand Blood Service would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution and dedication of our blood donors and volunteers. 131 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei Are you troubled by... • Heavy Periods? • Abnormal Bleeding? • Abnormal Smears? • Bladder Leakage? • Menopause Symptoms? • Prolapse? • Infertility or Pelvic Pain? Riverside Women's Healthcare may be able to help you CONTACT US AT: 131 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei Phone: (09) 438 2188 for an appointment to see Dr Moss or talk to Maureen about what is available and costs involved referred but not essential A GP referral is preferred but not essential WOMEN 3316941AA look for Riverside Womens Healthcare in www.healthpoint.co.nz These gifts will be distributed to children in need within the Rodney area. The Warkworth & Orewa offces are collecting donations of new toys or gifts suitable for children (0-16yrs) from 25th November-17th December Moviemakers win safety film awards OUR SCHOOLS Orewa achiever: Orewa College dux Da Eun Cho with her mother Eun Myung Lee, right, came first in level 3 Japanese, chemistry, calculus and biology. She's also one of the Alan William Shaw Trust scholarship recipients. Da Eun is pictured with her mother, and Orewa College principal Kate Shevland. High calibre: Whangaparaoa College dux Danielle Parker is one of the 10 students nationwide to be accepted into Auckland University's prestigious choral singing programme. Danielle is a foundation pupil at Whangaparaoa and has starred in many school plays. Big shave: Kaipara College year 11 student Kayla Erceg raised more than $4000 for the Child Cancer Society for her head shave and ran a mufti day to support her effort and raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Sponsorship came from many areas of the community and the school, which ran a mufti day to support her effort. Cookie fun: Warkworth's Shari Leigh will be around to spread some cookie cheer during Christmas. Today's the last day to order your cookies. By MICHELE ONG A video on safe travel tips won Snells Beach Primary School 10 fancy flip cameras to use for future movie making projects. The nationwide com- petition run by the NZ Transport Agency, com- prised three categories -- draw a storyboard, make a movie or write and illustrate a storybook. Snells Beach School entered three films, one from each age group. All three films were judged first equal. We had to produce a movie which was 30 to 90 seconds long working around the theme of safe travel to school. Students had to plan, act, edit and produce the movies, and we had to add our own sound and special effects, Snells Beach teacher Kathryn Ramel says. Theyear5and6 students video dealt with problems that might arise riding to school in a car, such as fighting siblings, terrible oldie music or a boring parent -- with solutions such as biking, skating or walking to school instead. Intheyear3and4 video, superhero Super Safety Man showed the children the power of wearing a helmet when cycling, the power of a zebra crossing and the power of walking to school in a group. Safe school travel is an important issue close to the lives of children, NZTA education man- ager Jennie Gianotti says. These competitions make learning about safe school travel creative and fun. Teachers can use them to motivate students while rein- forcing their knowledge about how to stay safe, To see the movie clips go to www.snellsbeach. school.nz. The first recipients of the inaugural Alan William Shaw Trust scholarships have been named. The trust was estab- lished solely for Orewa College and the scholar- s ¨hips are to assist students with their ter- tiary education. About $31,000 was awarded to the 11 students. After announcing the formation of the trust less than six months ago, we re thrilled to be able to complete the first round of scholarships for students this year, Pub- lic Trust customer centre manager Angela Mac- pherson says. Emma Voss plans to use the money to fund her bachelor of sport and recreation degree at Auckland University of Technology, while schoolmate Ben Porteous plans on studying a law degree at the Auckland University. Emma says the award will really help her with her studies. Being able to end the year by revealing the recipients of the scholarships was a fit- ting way to acknowledge their hard work during 2010, principal Kate Shevland says. The late Mr Shaw did not have the chance to attend university, so he wanted to make higher education accessible for students, especially those who might not be able to do so without financial help. Colleges and primary schools are slowly wind- ing down for the year. NCEA examination ended yesterday for senior secondary stu- dents, but juniors re- main in school until December 14. School s out for most primary schools by December 20. They re mostly back for the new year on January 31. Visit www.minedu. govt.nz for more infor- mation. Buy a bucket of cookies and help a child with dyslexia. Today s the last day to get your cookie orders in time for Christmas. A bucket sells for $14. Money raised goes to help Kiwi kids with dyslexia through the Cookie Time Charitable Trust. Call 0800-9266-543 for more information or to place an order. Email Our Schools reporter Michele Ong at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to a photo of your school's dux and proxime accessit to run in our school column.
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