Rodney Times : February 1st 2011
6 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz 1.5kilo pack Beef Steak Mince FRESH NEW ZEALAND BEEF SALE! for only10 $ Sirloin Steak only16 $ .99 kilo only9 $ .99 kilo BBQ Steak ( plain or marinated ) Crumbed Beef Schnitzel Beef Stewing Steaks Rolled Roast Beef ( plain or seasoned ) Offers valid from Mon 31st Jan - Sun 6th Feb. All Stores Open 7 Days only4 $ .99 kilo Mad Butcher Beef Flavoured Sausages only8 $ .99 kilo only8 $ .49 kilo only8 $ .99 kilo only10 $ .99 kilo Topside Roasts pack Super Low Prices! Great Savings! ( plain or seasoned ) New principals start school year OUR SCHOOLS By MICHELE ONG Tapora School: Principal Duncan Ashby with Tapora staff, Jenny Casels, left, and Jenny Marychurch. He replaces Bridget Rika. Mr Ashby taught in Asia for several years before moving back to New Zealand. Leigh School: Principal Julie Turner looks forward to maintaining the good job done in the school. Ms Turner taught at Pakiri School for 11 years, and replaces Gillian Irons. A few more schools around the Rodney-Hibiscus Coast area are starting their new year with new principals. Former Pakiri School prin- cipal Julie Turner starts her new tenure at Leigh School, replacing Gillian Irons who has accepted a position at Wainui School near Silverdale. Ms Turner taught at Pakiri for 11 years before moving to Leigh and says it was sad leaving Pakiri. Pakiri School's new principal is Natasha Greatorex. Ms Turner says she looks forward to maintaining the good job done in Leigh School. The school is fantastically resourced. Its ICT programme is right up there,'' Ms Turner says. She also says the school is located in such a lovely environment with a support- ive community. Tapora School's new princi- pal Duncan Ashby taught in Asia before moving back to New Zealand with his wife and four-year-old daughter to get back into the Kiwi lifestyle''. I enjoy fishing, surfing and golfing, so it'll be nice to be able to do that again,'' Mr Ashby says. Mr Ashby replaces Bridget Rika who has left for St Joseph's School in Matata. He wants to focus on the school's framework, CHaOS -- Children Have Ownership of their Schooling -- which encourages children to con- tinuously question and inquire into real life issues and ideas. It's a very 21st century approach to teaching and learning. The framework was rolled out in late 2009 and is still in its early stages. But I plan on developing it further,'' he says. Also on Mr Ashby's agenda is to build the school's profile, as he believes the school has a lot to offer the region. School numbers have dropped off over the past two years but the decline is no reflection on the school itself, which has an amazingly sup- portive and active com- munity'', he says. Mr Ashby says the decline is the result of the amalga- mation of farms in the Tapora area. But there's a general feel- ing amongst the school board of trustees, teaching and sup- port staff, the children and the wider community, that the school is perhaps quite unique and special,'' he says. He says they have a small and proud'' school in Tapora. Mangawhai Beach School is looking for someone to replace its former principal Dave Fletcher. Slip, slop, slap and wrap. Teachers are asked to get students thinking about sun safety by entering the New Zealand Cancer Society video competition. It is estimated that the majority of a person's lifetime ultra violet radiation or UVR exposure, up to 80 percent, commonly occurs during childhood. Many people are unaware of how easily they can be sun- burnt and the damage it does,'' the organisation says. It's UVR that causes sunburn and skin cancers. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. It's time to get the SunSmart message out there.'' Students are to create a short video, about five minutes long, which tells a story of how and why their school is or should be Sun- Smart. Possible story lines include the school's journey to becom- ing a SunSmart School, why they need to be SunSmart, and how to best promote sun safety in the school. The competition can be entered as a whole class or in groups of three. Prizes are offered. Visit www.sunsmart schools.co.nz/teachers/video for details.
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