Nor West News : October 27th 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 5 NOR-WEST NEWS, OCTOBER 27, 2011 NEWS Woodhill Student builds and installs Rugby Posts ADVERTISEMENT WOODHILL SCHOOL "A School of Choice" OPEN DAY Monday 31st October / 9:30am - 2.00pm We welcome visits from future families and students to experience what Woodhill School has to offer and don't forget to ask about our new and exclusive transport system that makes it even easier! Come and find out more about Woodhill School Our Principal, Kit Murray will be speaking at 10.30am. You are more than welcome to take a guided tour either before or after this. Teachers and Senior Staff will be available throughout the morning to answer your questions. 1555 State Highway 16, RD2, Helensville, 0875 • Fax: (09) 420 8106 Tel: (09) 420 8108 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.woodhill.school.nz Woodhill School offers a programme for their year 7 and 8 students that requires them to learn another language, learn a musical instrument, and also complete a year-long project of their choice. The programme is called Personal Learning Pathways and is known around the community as the PLP. The PLP is aimed at the intangibles of learning and life within the framework of developing a students THINKING, ability to MANAGE THEMSELVES, level of CONTRIBUTION and PARTICIPATION, and their ability to COMMUNICATE. These are Woodhills KEY COMPETENCIES. Ben Ruzich, a year 7 pupil, saw a need early on in the year for Woodhill School to have a set of rugby goal posts. Being a small school space is limited but Ben and his mates wanted some goals to practice their kicking. So Ben went about his way developing a plan to build and install a set of goals posts on the school field. He had to source the steel, investigate the best way to build the structure, generate enough money to fund the project, decide exactly where to put the posts, build the posts, paint the posts and finally install them. Ben and his Dad installed the posts over the holidays and now students for generations to come can enjoy the experience of practicing their goal kicking. The Principal Kit Murray says "We are so proud of Ben, this really shows what the PLP is about" When asked what he enjoyed the most about this process Ben said "making something that I knew people would use and have fun with." Ben in front of his posts Your Building Specialists • TIMBER • HARDWARE • PRECUT • PRENAIL • HOUSELOT SUPPLY • TOOLS • CEMENT • ROUNDWOOD Whenuapai 416 8164 Kumeu 412 8148 Swanson 832 0209 Save To Your Contacts! Text PINE to 244 togointhedrawtowina wheelbarrow full of items valued over $1000 Text cost 20cents entries close 9th Nov 2011 ITM Voted #1 Hardware & Home Improvement Stores www.pinepac.co.nz Big cheque for quake city Quake relief: John Key accepts a cheque from Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust deputy chairman David Penny for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By ALAN APTED Go to www.nor-west news.co.nz to see a video of the museum opening. The Mad Butcher was at his philanthropic best at the official opening of his Sir Peter Leitch Sports Museum. He gave away a whole lot of money -- $207,000 in fact. The bulk of it, $145,000, went to the Prime Minister s Christ- church Earthquake Relief Fund. The rest, $62,000, went to Kidney Kids, a parent-driven organisation set up to meet the needs of children who have kid- ney disorders and their famil- ies.The money was a gift from the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust and was raised at a fundraising dinner at SkyCity. Some 900 guests paid to be at the dinner where the highlight was a charity auction of donated sporting memorabilia, travel packages and other top- end items. The evening was a smashing success, raising more money than expected and capping off another successful enterprise by the trust. Last year s trust dinner raised $150,000 for the National Burn Centre at Middlemore Hospital. The money paid for a state-of- the-art microscope used to per- form intricate surgery on patients with severe burns. Guest of honour Prime Minis- ter John Key was on hand to accept the cheque and officially open the museum at Manurewa on October 20. He paid tribute to Sir Peter and the trust for their efforts. The money you ve raised is really making a difference people of Christchurch who are going through an awful lot, he said. I was there yesterday. They have 1800 buildings in the cen- tral business district, 700 of them have been demolished so far and another 700 will follow. Mr Key puts the $20 billion clean-up bill as 10 percent of GDP. By comparison, he says, Hurricane Katrina was 1 percent of the United States GDP and the Kobe earthquake in Japan was 2 percent of Japanese GDP. It gives one a sense of the scale of the devastation. It is a stark reminder of what people are going through down there. Kidney Kids will use the money to help build a $1.5 million haemodialysis unit at Starship hospital, dedicated to children with kidney disorders. Kidney Kids chief executive Paul Norfolk says the donation is timely. It means everything because this year is Kidney Kids 21st anniversary and we ve never had a paediatric haemodialysis unit. This money is going to help build that unit for children from all over New Zealand. Trust deputy chairman and Suburban Newspapers general manager David Penny thanks the people of Auckland for sup- porting both causes. The past 12 months have been the most successful for the trust, raising more than $500,000 for various worthy groups, he says. It s a tribute to all of our readers who have donated to the trust to ensure that the maximum value is delivered back to the charities involved. More than 100 people attended the museum opening, including captains of industry and rugby league and rugby union identities. Australian league great Andrew Johns was the Aust- ralian Rugby League represen- tative at the opening. He pres- ented Sir Peter with a pair of boots for his museum collection.
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