Rodney Times : January 25th 2010
6 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 25, 2011 NEWS Display Suite Open daily 11am to 3pm or call 0800 57 67 392 • www.kensingtonpark.co.nz • 1 Parkside Dr, Kensington Park, O REWA BEACH • A genuine community lifestyle in a traditional neighbourhood, a short walk from beautiful Orewa beach. • Freehold titles/Unit titles give peace of mind and future investment advantages. • Exclusive facilities for residents include a heated Pool, Sauna and Gymnasium - close to the Orewa shopping centre and bush walks. • Speedy internet access with the latest fbre optic cabling to your home. • There's sure to be a home to suit you - from apartment living to stand alone homes, priced from $499,000. More than just a home, it's a Lifestyle! • 2 bdms with spacious living area & large balcony • Brand new, 165m2 - 2 U/cover carparks + storage • Ease of access with internal lift on top foor 61 Parkside Drive: $679,000 OPEN HOME : Wed, Thurs, Fri 1-2pm Capture the sun all day long! • Elevated site facing north-east • Freehold title with no bodycorp fees • 2 bdm modern home, 181m2 • Superb quality with high specs • Internally accessed 2 car garage $569,000 (Ref: 14.3) Call to enquire Today ARTIST IMPRESSION ARTIST IMPRESSION Lakeside Apartments The Terraces Just metres from Bush reserve and Stream, this superb high quality apartment will delight you. Enjoy entertaining on the balcony from your north facing home with the luxury of all day sun. Two car garage is accessed internally via lift access, or choose to take the stairs! Three bedrooms with a spacious living area... It doesn't get better than this! $789,000 (Ref: 4.3) Call to enquire Today A Community where Neighbours become Friends Superb one level living Location, Location, Location! Streamside Apartments VISIT THE SALES SUITE TODAY! AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTOR 195 Rapson Rd RD1 Kaukapakapa 09 420 4441 027 29 22400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theshedco.co.nz barns sheds garages Auckland West to Whangarei We build to your requirements - Any Size All designs can be converted to live in Best quality, best price, best service 09 420 4441 WORKSHOPS CUSTOM BUILT HOMES FARM SHEDS AMERICAN BARNS QUAKER BARNS GARAGES Nathan excited about going to big school Ready for school: Nathan Horsford, 5, of Stanmore Bay, is excited about starting school. Stanmore Bay Primary School opens on February 1 for the new school year. By MICHELE ONG Five-year-old Nathan Horsford can hardly con- tain his excitement at starting school. Dad Brendan of Stanmore Bay says Nathan kept telling his parents he cannot wait to go to a big school. And he was very excited when we got him his backpack and lunchbox. It was the only thing he could talk about, Brendan says. But not all children may be as keen as Nathan about starting school from January 31, especially after a long summer break. Children who may have been previously happy to wave goodbye at the drop-off zone may become anxious about the first day back, parenting website Kiwi families.co.nz columnist Kylie Valentine says. Six weeks is a long time in their little lives. It s a long time to have been away from school. Kylie says their anxieties are also com- pounded with the fact most children find them- selves having to deal with a new environment -- new classrooms, teachers and friends. Parents who have a child anxious over what their new teacher is going to be like can make a trip to the school office and look for a photo of the teacher, or visit the new teacher in their classroom, she says. Parents can also ask their child to point out their new classrooms and have a look through the window, and talk about how exciting it is to have a new class. If you know which children will be in the class, then it s a good idea for you to make con- tact with some of them too. Saying goodbyes can be hard, and a farewell ritual can work wonders. If you find these things aren t working or improving over the first week, have a word in the teacher s ear and ask for some assistance, Kylie says. She also suggests parents plan after-school treats because it gives kids something exciting to look forward to. Kumeu preschoolers were treated to a visit by Prime Minister John Key. Mr Key opened the new Playschool Early Education Centre in Kumeu before touring the bright and airy build- ing featuring areas with a natural and edu- cational environment catering for three- month-olds to five-year- olds. Owners Rachel and Simon Dick say they enjoyed Mr Key s relaxed and personable approach to children and staff. He asked lots of questions about how the children were doing and how our programme went. I think he believes early childcare is very good for children, Mr Dick says. Mr Key then called at nearby Country Bears Early Childhood Centre where Jacob Gair, 4, asked him if he had a teddy bear. Yes, I take George everywhere on my travels, Mr Key replied. A children s charity is offering scholarships to assist sick, disabled and disadvantaged Kiwi kids fulfil their dreams. CMC Markets will once again generously fund six educational scholarships and we look forward to receiving applications from young Kiwis aged up to 18 who are interested in pursu- ing their dreams in the field of education, music, art or sports, Variety -- the Children s Charity chief executive officer Lorraine Taylor says. Scholarships are worth $5000 a year and the child will be matched with a mentor to assist them reach their goals. The child should already be at a high level in their chosen field, and be able to show passion and commitment in achieving their long- term goals. Visit www.variety. org.nz or call Heather Stevens on (09) 520-4111 for more information. Applications close March 31.
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