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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, MAY 9, 2013
SCHOOL OPEN DAYS 2013
Sunday 12th May 1pm-3pm
Frequent Open Hours during Term 2
St Michael's is a co-educational,
independent Anglican Primary School
situated in the centre of Christchurch,
close to all bus routes. The School
offers a wide range of academic,
cultural, physical and spiritual learning
experiences, along with After School
Care facilities, at very competitive fees.
Vacancies at Years 1-8.
For information about the School and
enquiries for pupil places, please phone
the School office:
Phone 379 9790 or
Principal: Mr Kevin Boyce
B.Z. Dip Ed. Admin, Dip Tchg. TTC
Cnr Durham and Tuam Streets,
• 'To Live By Faith'
• Catholic, co-educational College
• Year 7 to 13, State - integrated
• Holistic education inspired by
• Caring, family atmosphere
• High expectations for individual
• Central city location with
established tertiary links to CPIT
• Modern facilities set in
Open evening Tuesday 21st May
6.30 to 8.00pm
62 Ferry Road, Tel 982 1690
Core values still important
as school moves
forward in education
At 134 years old, Timaru Girls' High
School is one of the oldest secondary
schools in the country and remains in
tune with the core values instilled
within its founding.
Principal Sarah Davis says the
school's motto -- Scientia Potestas Est
or ''knowledge is power'' -- is as true
today as it was when the first school
building was erected in 1889.
''We have a proud history of
educating and empowering young
women, building the knowledge and
self-esteem necessary to help them
realise their ambitions,'' she says.
Davis says the school possesses
excellent facilities, beautiful buildings
and park-like surroundings.
''Classrooms are fitted with up-to-date
technology and computer terminals
dotted around the school ensure that
students can find a place to work and
study at any time.
''Our modern and well-resourced
facilities are combined with a skilled
and enthusiastic staff, which means
that students enjoy every opportunity
to excel academically, athletically and
Due to its strong history and values,
Timaru Girls' High School has an
exceptional culture, Davis says, with
students interacting, making friends
and competing within house groups at
all year levels.
''Students are encouraged to
discover more about themselves by
joining in with the many co-curricular
opportunities available. We also
possess strong ties to several other
schools in the Timaru area.''
Davis says Timaru Girls' High School's
boarding house provides a safe and
''Boarders foster good habits in not
only becoming self-motivated and
responsible learners, but also in terms
of respect for themselves and others.
Students have many chances to enjoy
themselves as well.''
The latest newsletter is available
at: timarugirls.school.nz, and the 2012
Education Review Office report is
available at: ero.govt.nz.
Rural life big bonus
Inspiring: Boys at Waihi School are
presented with opportunities and
challenges that seek to inspire and
For more than 100 years, boys
attending Waihi School have
enjoyed a remarkable education in
the heart of South Canterbury.
''The boys of today are no different
-- living, growing and learning in
our very special school,'' says
headmaster Allan Short.
Short says Waihi School
understands how boys think
''They are presented with
opportunities and challenges that
seek to inspire and motivate them.
We believe in allowing boys to be
boys and our unique rural
environment gives them many
opportunities to play and learn
Waihi has high expectations of
its students in terms of academic
achievement. Small class sizes,
together with high-quality,
committed staff -- many of whom
are residential -- ensure that the
school knows each boy extremely
well and they receive close
attention and care.
''Whilst achievement in the
classroom is crucial, the education
the boys receive is broad, balanced
and we seek to find exactly what
presses the buttons of every boy,
allowing them to discover their
talents and fulfil their potential,''
Short says. ''We introduce boys to
a wide range of opportunities. In
particular, there is a strong
emphasis on sports, music, drama,
and technology. The rule is that
every boy tries everything, be it
swimming, learning French,
singing, or giving a speech.''
Boarding is at the heart of Waihi
life. Day boys benefit from many
aspects of the routines and
experiences of a boarding school,
and all live and work together
For further information see:
waihi.school.nz or phone
03 687 8014.
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