Home' Christchurch Mail : May 23rd 2013 Contents 12 CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, MAY 23, 2013
An innovative school rich in resources and opportunities
Breezes Road, Christchurch
Phone 388 4199 | Fax 388 4803
Telephone : 03 388 4199
Fax: 03 388 4803
By the time you are reading this it is most likely that the Minster
of Education will have announced the fate of Chisnallwood
Intermediate as its place in the education reorganisation is
Whatever the outcome it will at least provide direction as hopefully
all the facts are placed before us for consideration.
All information pertaining to the interim announcement will be
posted on the school website and will be made available through
all normal channels.
I am sure that for all of us it will be a relief to move from the
present state of uncertainty and into a position that will hopefully
allow us to move and plan ahead for whatever lies before us.
In the meantime we can assure you that for Chisnallwood it
is business as usual and with that comes all the activities,
challenges and successes of a large urban school.
For many parents at this time attention is turning towards
secondary schooling options and for many with children
at primary level the thoughts become focused on the pre-
To help with decisions regarding the latter the Chisnallwood
Open Night will be held on July 3rd from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
The school is fully operative in every respect and with a major
funding boost going directly into classroom resources, our
assurance remains that the Chisnallwood experience will ensure
two memorable years for the children who attend here.
Children continue to attendChisnallwoodfrom all over the Eastern
suburbs allowing us to continue even in times of demographic
shift with a roll of 700 students.
In the Market research carried out to gather information as part
of our community consultation, 99% of parents surveyed clearly
stated they believed in choice for their children and this is what
Chisnallwood is about.
Chisnallwood is a school of choice and a clear option for
you to consider. It is established and organised as a school
specialising in preadolescent education.....arguably one of the
most challenging, interesting and important periods in any child's
If you wish to find out more about Chisnallwood please make a
time to call and see me, or failing that diarise July 3rd as a time
to visit us on our Open Night to hear and see for yourself what
the school can offer.
With best wishes to you all.
CHALLENGE THE MARGINS OF TIME AND EXPLORE WHAT IS BEYOND
Year 7 Room 5 Camp
Wednesday, May 29 to Thursday, May 30
Monday, June 3
Thursday June 6 and Friday June 7
Strike Percussion Concert 9.30-11am
Monday, June 10
Extra Spelling Quiz
Tuesday, June 18
Inter-Intermediate Cross Country
Wednesday, June 19
Artistic Gymnastics, Olympia Gym
Monday, June 24
Portfolios go home
Friday, June 28
Rock Quest Finals
Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30
Leadership Camp 2013
The annual Leadership camp took place at the end
of Term 1 for our student leaders at Takamatua. The
camp involved team challenges over three days
and a leadership forum involving three students
from Shirley Boy's High School. Scott Heads, an
ex-pupil and Ben Mayo helped out over the three
days while Jack Stringer the Head Boy 2013 came
over on the Wednesday to lead the leadership
forum. Jack had been a helper on the Leadership
camp of 2012. In their assessment of the camp of
2013, the students said they felt the challenges
presented to them and the sound advice given
by the Shirley leaders was extremely useful. They
also thanked Ms Turner and Mr Henderson for
organising the event and made special mention of
the high quality of the food presented.
Term 2 Year
7 Camp Programme
Following a successful trialling of Year 7 camps
in 2012 it was decided to introduce a camp
programme for our Year 7 students in 2013.
This now means that over their two years at
Chisnallwood our students get an outdoor
experience on camp each year. Student feedback
and the feedback from staff suggested that this is
a very worthwhile experience.
New Zealand Reflection
A Poem By Sammi
Williams, Year 8.
Travels commence in ancient times.
Inhabitants of a land
with foreign cultures.
These mortals came to conquer
White crashing waves
relentlessly smash the boat.
Sails constantly deteriorate.
Vicious winds of war.
voyagers run aground.
A steel anchor is deployed.
Feet trudge upon new lands
marking their territory
in the sands of time.
A new land is discovered.
Travellers ready themselves.
Trading with the natives,
explorers start to take control.
As the untouched world is roamed
wonderful things are uncovered.
Lakes and waterfalls,
Our life parallels.
Waterfalls are our life.
High points plummeting to lows.
Always bouncing back.
Whether prospective students are in zone or out of zone, the Chisnallwood Scheme is
designed to offer a place for all those who wish to enrol. This is your school.
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