| ISSUE 17 THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2014

ISSUE 17
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Seniors
Celebrating Success
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Year 10 Leaders
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Our Visitors from
Kagoshima High
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Fun on the Field:
Tabloid Sports Day
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NCEA Timetable
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THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER
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Principal’s Comments
Excerpts from a Senior Prizegiving Speech
When successful people are asked about
what it takes to make it to the top in
their particular field, there is one thing
that they all focus on. That thing is ‘hard
work’. Be it in sports, culture or academic
pursuits, working hard and, with that,
perseverance seem to be key.
It is OK not to know yet what your
passion is. Keep working hard anyway.
Keep learning. Through this learning
you will find a spark that sets you off
on an exciting new path. Keep learning
because you will discover new things
and your passions may change.
Very few people will be the best in
the world at what they do. We cannot
measure the success of a person solely
because they have reached the ‘top’ of
their field. So how could we measure
success? As a measure of the success of
its students, Darfield High School can
look to its mission statement. This sets
the target of a leaver being a citizen who
has developed the skills, knowledge,
wisdom, not just to get a job and be
a valuable part of our society, but to
contribute and participate.
Mahatma Ghandi is quoted as saying
the following (although I think it is an
expression of a much older Buddhist
philosophy): “Live as if you were to die
tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live
forever.”
I recently heard this goal expressed in
a very practical way. This person said
we have been successful in our mission
to educate our students if the leavers
meet the following three criteria: if they
are a person in who you would want to
have as a work colleague; if they are a
person you would want as a neighbour
and if they a person you would be
happy to marry into your family. Work,
community and family—wide measures
of educational success.
Another common factor that successful
people attribute their success to is
passion. Passion for what they do. They
do it because they enjoy it. They look
forward to coming to work every day.
A challenge in this, however, is to find
out what our passion is. Do I have one?
Should I be worried if I don’t?
Michael Fullan, a Canadian education
academic, said:
“If you are not sure about what you have
a passion for you should continue to build
your skills and you will find your passion.”
The first part of this quote, “Live as if you
were to die tomorrow,” is about taking
your opportunities, like “Carpe diem” —
seize the day.
However, when this idea is taken to
the extreme, it can easily drift into
ideas of living for the moment, not
worrying about tomorrow, being totally
spontaneous. The problem with this is
that to be totally spontaneous means no
planning for the future or not thinking
about consequences. This seems a very
self-centred way to live a life.
This is why I like how the second part of
the quote brings it all together, “Learn as
if you were to live forever”. This is the idea
of lifelong learning. If you keep learning,
you will find your passion.
One of the privileges of being a principal
and a teacher is that we get the chance
to ‘make a difference’ to individuals, to
families, to society. Sometimes, in all of
the rushing around we do, we lose sight
of what a profoundly worthwhile and
satisfying feature of our work this is. We
get to witness the growth and energy
and blossoming of talents as students
take their path into adulthood. We get
to contribute to this and to share in this.
We get to help passions develop. We get
to support students in discovering what
they are passionate about.
James Morris
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Congratulations to the
following students who have
earned a Principal’s Award:
Katie Griffiths
Emily White
Sophie Davis
These students received a
$10 voucher and a
certificate in Assembly.
Respect Tokens
During last week, we kicked off the
first of our PB4L initiatives focused
on students getting to class on time.
There were clips to watch, quizzes to
participate in and, most importantly,
reward tokens to earn.
Teachers and Prefects were on duty
each day eager to give out as many
of these ‘free and frequent’ rewards
as possible. Of course, we students
were super keen to earn the rewards…
especially once we learnt that they
could be exchanged for a range of
products in the online DHS PB4L Shop!
There are a range of goodies in the
shop, including items from the school
canteen and stationery, as well as a
variety of vouchers. The juniors were
mostly keen on the canteen items
with Juicies proving the most popular
reward collected so far. Stationery
items were also popular as all of us
students need new pens at this time
of year!
The vouchers seemed to be most
popular with the seniors, especially
the fuel vouchers! Importantly,
students did seem to be getting to
class in a more timely manner (along
with their teachers), while having a lot
of fun along the way. We can’t wait for
the next initiative so that we can earn
more respect tokens to cash in at the
shop!
Mrs Seaward and the students of 7SE
6 November 2014
Year 13, 2014—A Celebration of Success
Joshua Walker (left): Mr & Mrs Ryburn’s Prize, the Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize, and the
Rosanowski Family Trophy for Proxime Accessit to the Dux
Preston Kerr (centre): The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize and The Malvern Community
Board Award for Dux
Erika Pander (right): Mrs M Thompson’s Trophy and The Malvern Community Board Prize for the Best All-Rounder, and
The Christopher Cullen Memorial Trophy and The Malvern Community Board Award for 3rd in Year 13
Year 13 students gather after Senior Prize Giving for their last formal photo. We wish them all the best as they head in
different career and travel directions.
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Senior Academic Awards for 2014
Year 11 Subject Prizes
Harriet Evans
3rd in Business Studies, 3rd in Rural College
Edward Searle
2nd in Geography, 3rd in Mathematics, 3rd = in English
Chloe Walker
2nd in Home Economics, 3rd in Art
Jasmine Nash
2nd in Graphics, 3rd in Digital Technologies
Luke McKay
2nd in Japanese, 3rd in Physical Education
Emma Grigg
2nd in Physics and Chemistry, 2nd in Biology, 2nd in Music
Benjamin Weatherley The Barnhill Engineering Trophy and the Trevor Wall Design Prize for Engineering
Cameron Lingard
The National Trade Academy Cup and Darfield High School Prize for Excellence in Practical Assessments in Rural College
Celine Jenkins
The T & J Gallagher Family Trophy for Consistent Effort and Good Example in Special Programmes
Heather Russell
The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for Soft Material Technology
Olivia McEwan The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Business Studies
Cameron Monk
The Darfield High School Prize for Furniture Making, 3rd in Engineering
Selina Dixon
The Andrew John Kennedy Memorial Prize for Art, 3rd in Music
Kristen Blaber-Hunt The Courtenay A&P Association Prize for Economics, 3rd= in English, 3rd in Geography
Maia Seaward
The G M Ridgen Prize for English, 2nd in Drama
Riho Maeda
The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), 2nd in Soft Materials Technology
Chloe Fraser
The Mitchell Brothers’ Prize for Digital Technologies, 2nd in English
Mariah Glasson
The Diedrichs Family Prize for Home Economics, The New Zealand Agriseeds Limited Prize and the Forrester Family Cup for Agriculture for Conscientiousness and Diligence in Theory and Practical Work
Kathryn Barnhill
The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Japanese, The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for French, 3rd in Biology
Emily de Rooy
The Darfield High School Prize for Physical Education, The Jebson Family Prize for Geography, 3rd in History
Lilian Stott
The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for Physics and Chemistry, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Biology,2nd in History, 3rd = in English
Above: Celine Jenkins, Edward Searle and Takuji Harada
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Alexis Sutherland
Ellen Walters
The Trevor Wall Design Prize for Graphics, The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Drama, 2nd in Art, 2nd in Mathematics
3rd in Physics and Chemistry, The Macartney Prize for Mathematics, The Canterbury Education Services Cup and the I & A Cullen Prize for History, The AK Scott Trophy and The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for Music
Year 12 Subject Prizes
Amber Pont
3rd in Economics, 3rd in Home Economics
Honoka Ishida
3rd in Art, 3rd in Japanese
Jonathan Anderson 2nd in Engineering, 3rd in Furniture Making
Sarah Baker
2nd in Physics, 2nd in Music, 2nd in Mathematics, 3rd in Drama, 3rd in Graphics
Nicole Hamilton-Cross 2nd in Geography, 3rd = in Chemistry, 3rd in French
Timothy Logan
2nd in English, 2nd in Biology, 3rd in Geography
Rosie Marchant
2nd in History, 3rd in Business Studies
Chisano Tsugehara 2nd in Japanese, 2nd in ESOL
William Burrows
The Federated Farmers Trophy and Darfield High School Prize for Vocational Skills
Renee Curtin
The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Home Economics
Harry Pringle
The Barnhill Engineering Trophy and the Trevor Wall Design Prize for Engineering
Amanda Schnell
The Rosanowski Prize for Gateway
Lara Stevens
The Rural Women New Zealand Prize for Soft Materials
Scott Taege
The Trevor Wall Design Prize for Furniture Making
Brock Hatton
The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Drama
Lois Freemantle
The McDonald and Horton Architects Ltd Prize for Graphics, The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for French
Hanako Nakagawa The Hayakawa Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Japanese, The Darfield Bakery Prize for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Ella Pearce
The Logan Friedman Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Year 12 History, Mrs V Booth’s Cup and Darfield PostShop Prize for Digital Technologies
James Cider
The Rachel Ridgen Memorial Cup and Darfield High School Prize for English, 3rd in Chemistry
Chris Foster
The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Outstanding Performance in Class and Practical Work in Rural College Studies, 3rd in Engineering
Above: Lois Freemantle, Ella Pearce and Matthew King
6 November 2014
Emelia Todd-Lister
The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Music, 3rd in Digital Technologies
Francesca Dela Cruz The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Excellence in Economics, 2nd in Business Studies
Matthew King
The Darfield High School Prize for Outdoor Education, 2nd in Furniture Making
Julia Anderson
The Darfield High School Prize for Business Studies, 2nd in Physical Education, 3rd in History
Ciara Rayne
The Darfield High School Prize for Physical Education, 2nd in Biology, 3rd in Physics, 3rd in Chemistry
Shannon Griffiths
The Malvern Community Board Prize for Art, 2nd in Graphics, 2nd in Digital Technologies
George Watson
2nd in English, The Darfield High School Prize for Biology, The Darfield Federated Farmers Prize for Chemistry, The Pearson Family Cup and Christchurch Cleaning Supplies Prize for Geography, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Physics, The Rosanowski Prize for Mathematics
Year 13 Subject Prizes
Ashleigh Collier
3rd in Physical Education, 3rd in Media Studies
Jacinta Freitas
3rd in Economics, 3rd in Home Economics
Kerey Leach
3rd in Japanese, 3rd in Music
Holly McLauchlan
3rd in Geography, 3rd in Classical Studies, 3rd in Drama
Stella Daube
2nd in French, 3rd in English
Kate Meder
2nd in Physical Education, 3rd in History
Peter Spargo
2nd in Japanese, 3rd in Accounting
Aaron Watson
2nd in Accounting, 2nd in Media Studies
Penny Clyne-Moffat 2nd in English, 2nd in History, 3rd in Classical Studies
Isobel Nash
2nd in Graphics, 3rd in English, 3rd in Art,
3rd in Digital Technologies
Melissa Clark
2nd in Calculus, 2nd in Biology, 3rd in Physics, 3rd in Chemistry
James Cider
The Darfield ITM Prize for Biology
Alexander Moffat
The Darfield High School Prize for Engineering
Ella Pearce
The Malvern Community Arts Council Prize for Drama
Joshua Walker
The Taege’s Foodcentre Prize for Media Studies, 2nd in Art, 2nd in Drama, 2nd in Digital Technologies
Joji Dogin
The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Japanese, The Darfield High School Prize for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Above: Trish Evans, Jane McMillan, Melissa Jebson, Marty Gameson,
James Morris, Kathy Meads, Kelvin Coe, Amy Adams, and Sue Robinson
Brittany Pringle
Chevonn Walker
Danielle Barnhill
Erika Pander
Kate Jenkins
Jarrod Dalton
Preston Kerr
Marie Potthoff
The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Home Economics, The Class of 1954 Trophy and the Darfield High School Prize Ltd for Outstanding Performance in Class and Practical Work in Rural College Studies
The Helen Moore Trophy and the Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Excellence in Art-Painting in the Senior School, The Malvern Community Board Prize for Music
The Darfield High School Prize for Geography, The Darfield High School Prize for Digital Technologies, 3rd in Mathematics – Statistics
The Darfield Pharmacy Prize for Art – Print Making, The Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for French, 2nd in Mathematics – Statistics
The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize for History’, Mr Bruce Smart’s Prize for Classical Studies, The Darfield High School Prize for Business Studies, 2nd in Geography
The Torlesse Travel Ltd Cup for Economics, The Darfield High School Prize for Accounting, 2nd in Business Studies, 3rd in Calculus
2nd in Economics, The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize for Mathematics – Statistics, The Darfield High School Prize for Physical Education, The Trevor Wall Design Prize for Graphics
3rd in Biology , Mrs Eleanor Smart’s Prize for English, The Business Distributors Ltd Prize for Mathematics – Calculus, The PWA Griffin Prize for Physics, The Christchurch Cleaning Supplies Prize for Chemistry
Sport Awards
Above: Kerey Leach, Peter Spargo and Marie Potthoff
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Ciara Rayne
Edward Searle
Ashleigh Collier
The Darfield High School Cup for Intermediate Girls’ Cross Country Champion, The David Baird Trophy for Intermediate Girls’ Athletics Champion, The Trophy for Senior Girls’ Individual Triathlon Champion
The Darfield High School Cup for Intermediate Boys’ Cross Country Champion
The Staff Rose Bowl for Senior Girls’ Cross Country Champion, The Skinner Cup for Senior Girls’ Swimming Champion, Colours for Netball
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James Cider
Malvern AFC Trophy for Senior Player of the Year – Football
Casey Elstob
The Malvern Netball Association Trophy for the Most Improved Netball Player
Grace Lemon
Senior Girls’ Tennis Champion, Colours for Aerobics
Michael Campbell
The Malvern Basketball Trophy for the Most Improved Player
Emma Forbes
Darfield High School Trophy for the Most Improved Girls Basketball Player
Hillary O’Connor
Darfield High School Girls Golf Championship Trophy, Colours for Golf
Casey O’Connor
The Darfield High School Golf Championship Trophy, Colours for Golf
Nicole Hamilton-CrossColours for Golf
Brie Gullery
Colours for Rythmic Gymnastics
Connor Hindle
Harcourt Insulation (2006) Ltd Chess Champion
Olivia Shinn
Colours for Equestrian
Maddie Thompson Colours for Equestrian
Tom Rowlands
The Neil Thomas Cup for the Best Off-the-Field Contribution in any Sport or Recreation
Above: Graeme Roberts presents Kate Meder with the Lions Scholarship.
Announced by Kathryn Morgan
Senior Cultural Awards
Stefan Breunisse
The Mr C S Ell Cup for Senior Boys’ Cross Country, The Rosanowski Family Trophy for Senior Boys’ Individual Triathlon Champion, Senior Boys’ Tennis Champion , Senior Boys’ Tennis Champion
Celine Didham
The G and L Beattie Cup for Intermediate Girls’ Swimming Champion, The Taege Family Netball Cup for the Most Valuable Player in Senior Netball
Kieran Tuhill
The Coley Cup for Senior Boys’ Swimming Champion
Aidan Tuhill
The Diane Baird Trophy for Intermediate Boys’ Swimming Champion
Daniel Roberts
The David Baird Trophy for Intermediate Boys’ Athletics Champion
Cherry Dudley
The Cup for Senior Girls’ Athletics Champion
Takaji Harada
The Charles Family Cup for Senior Boys’ Athletics Champion
Haigh Jebson
The Broughton Cup for the Most Improved Rugby Player
Jarrod Dalton
The 1994 1st XV Trophy for the Best Contribution to 1st XV Rugby
Ben Millar
Colours for Rugby
Courtney Hughes
The Taylor Cup for the Player Making the Best Contribution to Girls’ Football
Amanda Schnell
The S M Forsyth Trophy for Services to School Hockey
Alexis Sutherland
The T & H Drama Trophy for an Emerging Talent who Demonstrates Initiative and Enthusiasm at Year 11
Holly McLauchlan
The Kirwee Players’ Trophy for Contribution to Drama in Years 12/13, Colours for Drama
Joshua Walker
Senior Drama Trophy
Eric Maxted /Ella Pearce The Carran Cooke Cup for Best Performance in a School Production
Ella Pearce
Colours for Drama
Takuji Harada
The Darfield High School Award for the International Student who Participates Most Fully in the Life of Darfield High School
Hanako Nakagawa
The Darfield High School Award for the International Student who Achieves the Greatest Academic Progress in a Language other than their Native Tongue
Chisano Tsugehara
The Darfield High School Award for the International Student who Shows Consistent Effort and Application Across All Subjects
Shannon Griffiths
The Darfield High School Award for Creative Writing in the Senior School
Francesca Dela Cruz
The Hatton Cup for Excellence in Correspondence
Emma Grigg
The Lilly Cup for Services to the Darfield High School Library
Chevonn Walker
The Stage Challenge Trophy for Performing Arts
Above: Stefan Breunisse, Ashleigh Collier and Aidan Tuhill
Above: Renee Curtin, Terry Lalor and Shannon Griffiths
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Brittany Muiznieks
The MKB Buchart Cup for Year 11 Public Speaking
James Cider
The Avery Cup for Public Speaking in Year 12
Marie Potthoff
The J Paul Cup for Public Speaking in Year 13
James Cider
The Jebson Trophy for the Best Public Speaker—Years 7–13
Ellen Walters
The Malvern Community Arts Council Metronome for the Most Promising Instrumentalist
Chevonn Walker
The Grenell Family Trophy for Best Performer of Contemporary Music
Emelia Todd-Lister
The Hayes Trophy for the Most Improved Music Student in the Senior School
Emma Grigg
The Malvern Community Arts Council Prize for the Best Contribution to School Music
Senior Premier Awards
Shannon Griffiths
The Lorraine Jacobs Award for the Student who has Shown Outstanding Effort in Senior Art
Isobel Nash
The Malvern Community Arts Council Prize and the Jessica Penn Clark Memorial Art Award for the Senior Art Student with the Most Potential
Ruby Foster
The Darfield High School Ex-Students’ Association Cup for Consistent Application and Effort in the Senior School
Terry Lalor
The Patricia Henderson Plate for Consistent Effort and Application in Year 12
James Cider
The School Supplies Prize for Service and
Co-operation for Years 11 to 13
Timothy Logan
The William Broughton Plate for the Student who Realises their Potential by Making the Most of their Opportunities
Emma Forbes
The 1993 Malvern Suffrage Celebrations’ Committee Trophy for a Female Student in the Senior School who Participates Fully in the Academic, Cultural, Sporting and Social Life of the School
Kate Meder
The 1993 Malvern Suffrage Celebrations’ Committee Trophy for a Female Student who Demonstrates Exceptional Leadership Skills Both at School and as a Representative of the School in the Wider Community
Alexis Sutherland/
The Darfield High School Prize for High Emma Grigg
Academic Achievement—2nd in Year 11
Lilian Stott
Mr and Mrs R L Bennetts’ Trophy and The Malvern Community Board Prize for General Excellence—1st in Year 11
James Cider
The House of Travel Prize for High Academic Achievement—2nd in Year 12
George Watson
The Sonia Early Memorial Trophy and The Malvern Community Board Prize for General Excellence—1st in Year 12
From top right: Hanako Ishida, Jonathan Anderson, Stella Daube, Amanda
Schnell, Alexis Sutherland, Emma Grigg, Joji Dogin, Kate Jenkins, Cameron
Johnson is awarded the Frews Sponsorship, Emma Forbes, George Watson,
Olivia McEwan, Kelvin Coe presents Penny Clyne-Moffat with a scholarship
from the Hickman Family Trust, assisted by Trish Evans.
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It has become the tradition at Senior Prizegiving for the House Leaders
to pass over the House Books to the new leaders announced for the
following year. Being voted in by fellow students to be at the helm of
their House carries much responsibility and good spirit as competition
for the House Cup is very strong.
Above: Waimakariri: Monica Falconer and Will Gross; Tawera Chevvy Roberts
and Emma Forbes; Rawhiti: Taylor Dhue and Lois Freemantle; and Kikorangi:
Albie Thomas and Tim Logan. Above right: Mr Adams presents Tawera Leaders,
Chevvy and Holly, with the House Cup for 2014
A big moment at Prize Giving, and Mr Adams made us wait…a
collective groan went up when he said the announcement of the
House Cup winners would be after the video of event highlights from
throughout the year. However, Tawera it was that took out the title
and well-deserved, having led right at the start of the year and by a
strong crew of Chevvy Roberts and Holly McLauchlan. There was never
any doubt which House they belonged to; Chevvy leading the House
chant was a driving force for the whole red team. Holly provided much
amusement with her squeals of delight. Well done, Tawera!
Scholarships
Darfield High School students continue to have their achievements
recognised nationally with scholarships from New Zealand
Universities. These scholarships are awarded independently by the
universities from applicants from all over the country.
The Malvern Lions Scholarship is for students intending to study full
time for a recognised qualification. The all-round aspects of each
applicant are considered. This year, the scholarship has been awarded
to Kate Meder.
The University of Canterbury Emerging Leaders Scholarship recognises
high academic achievement, as well as leadership potential and
sporting, cultural and community involvement. This $5000 scholarship
has been awarded to Kate Meder.
The Malvern Health Trust works in the Malvern Community to
provide the community nurses and also supports a number of local
health initiatives. The Malvern Health and Community Welfare Trust
Scholarship is for students who intend to study in health related areas.
This year the trust decided to award two scholarships. These have
been awarded to Courtney Hughes and Alben Thomas.
The Massey University Vice Chancellor’s High Achievement
Scholarship (Academic) recognises high academic achievement. This
$3,000 scholarship has been awarded to Marie Potthoff.
The Massey University Vice Chancellor’s High Achievement
Scholarship (Arts) recognises high academic achievement. This $3,000
scholarship has been awarded to Isobel Nash.
Each year, students may apply for a range of scholarships, available
exclusively to Darfield High School students. This year the value of the
total pool of scholarships is around $58, 000. The selection panels for
these scholarships commented on the huge challenge of choosing
only a few scholarship recipients from such a wide range of talented
students.
Frews Sponsorship assists a student to gain a heavy trade licence and,
this year, the award has been made to Cameron Johnson.
The Selwyn District Council Education Fund Bursary is to assist a
student in meeting their fees in their first year of tertiary study and,
this year, the award has been made to Anna Watson.
The Orion Selwyn District Centenary Scholarship looks for students
who intend to follow a course of study that benefits the wider
community, and considers their determination and wider contribution
to the school. This year, the scholarship has been awarded to Danielle
Barnhill.
The 24/7 Scholarship, presented by Sam Broughton, 24/7 Youth
Worker Manager, has been awarded to the Senior Student who has
contributed greatly to the junior school. This scholarship is for a
voyage on the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ and has been awarded to Amanda
Schnell.
Elizabeth Richards was a well-known local farmer who left a significant
endowment to support students from Darfield High School to study
agriculture at Lincoln University. Students can reapply annually and
potentially can be supported throughout their study. The Elizabeth
Richards Scholarship, presented by Mr Tony Whatman, a trustee of
the fund, goes to ex-students, Vanessa Bragan, Caitlin Brooks, Grace
Clouston, Sarah McMillan, Jonas Meyer, Claudia Thomas, Stephanie
Williams, Bella Wright, and Lucy Wright. 2015 Elizabeth Richards
Scholarships for current students have been awarded to Tori Maxted
and Aaron Watson.
Kevin Hickman is an ex-student of Darfield High School. He is
responsible for building one of New Zealand’s largest companies,
Ryman Healthcare. The Hickman Family Trust support an annual
scholarship, to be shared as the selection panel recommend, to
support tertiary fees for a student or students who will study courses
of benefit to NZ. This year, students chosen for this award are Penny
Clyne-Moffat, Bruno Deans, Kate Jenkins, Isobel Nash and Erika Pander.
The Lions are active in our local, national and international
communities, fundraising and supporting a wide range of projects.
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Abbie Cider
Year 10 Prefects
Adam Walker
Now that the seniors have left school to study and attend their exams,
Mr Adams and Mr Bell have interviewed and selected a group of Year
10 students to step into the Prefect roles. These students are required
to be both role models and maintain high expectations of behaviour, as
well as perform grounds and village duties. They will also assist in the
organisation and running of assemblies, maintaining a sense of order and
appropriate behaviour, and they may also be required to speak.
Chelsea Wilson
Danielle Cooper
Tessa Mitchell
Georgie Watson
Henry Oakley
Isaac Proud
Georgia Shinn
Leigh Walters
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Dominic Lal
Gus Thomas
Kylie Schnell
Eloise Dance
Hamish Evans
Georgi Pander
Harriet Watson
Lauren Humphreys
Caitlin Soal
Rachael Phillipson
Rosa Millar
Samuel Roper
Sean Pennells
Maddy O’Callaghan
Amy Bruce
Brogan Baldwin
Caitlin Fraser
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Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) and Youth Guarantee (YG) Showcase and Celebration
On Thursday 30 October, I had the
pleasure of being present at the
Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) and
Youth Guarantee (YG) Career based
training Showcase and Celebration for
2014. The Celebration was held at CPIT in
the Campus Marae, Te Puna Wanaka.
This was an opportunity to showcase,
celebrate and share the success of the
hard work and achievements the 2014
students had gained over the year.
Family, Whanau and Schools were invited
to join in the celebrations.
The students who spoke of their
experiences and tutors reflecting on
the year spoke highly, of how these
courses had benefited the youth who
were fortunate enough to be on a
course. It was evident from the speeches
that personal growth had been a key
result for many who had attended and
completed the courses, along with next
steps of enrolling in another course for
further study.
Five of our Darfield students took the
opportunity to attend the event. It was
great to see them there and to have a
chat with them about what they had
been doing during the year. A very
delicious afternoon tea was provided
and displays from the different courses
decorated the room.
Thanks to our boys who attended:
you have done your school proud and
represented us well!
Congratulations and all the best for the
future!
Vicki Oliver
Above: Billy Burrows, Andre Marsh and Chris Foster.
Left: Teddy Edwards and Joseph Marychurch
Tabloid Sports
The weather report was iffy, with rain
and southerlies on the cards, but on the
bell at 1.00 pm on Tabloid Day, blue skies
and hot sun greeted students as they all
rushed out to the field, ready to compete.
Red, green, blue and yellow—this is the
day when it is all about House pride and
being able to showcase your colours.
Fun and quirky sports featured: bike
riding, but the slowest and last wins,
Slip ‘n’ Slide, dress up and get over
the hay bales and back, fill tubs with
holey buckets, hauling tyres, sack races,
gumboot throwing, water balloons and
indeed—lots of water everywhere. Staff
had control of the hoses and the local
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firemen (Station Officer Ken MuscroftTaylor and Firefighter Stephan Williams)
made sure students kept cool and tanks
of water were kept full.
Tabloid Results
Parents turned up to support and cheer
for their students and the day got even
hotter. Points were being tallied up in the
background as the afternoon wore on
and the fire siren marked the end of one
round and the start of another.
Soon it was all over but for the Tug o’ War:
the big finale with House against House
and students against teachers. Everyone
yelled (or screamed) for their House teams
and then it was over for another year.
Rawhiti Kikorangi Waimak
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Tawera
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Tabloid Sports photos: pages 12–13
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Welcome to
Clockwise from top left: The girls atttend English
class with Mary Helson
At Willowbank
Hiria and Huta Williams and Alistair Turley
unwrap the cooked food from the hangi
Teaching songs to students
Yumiko Ninomiya, Sarah Rawson , Shona
Staddon, James Morris, and Alistair Turley enjoy
the great hangi food
Giving Darfield students culture lessons
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Kagoshima Girls’ High
Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting 23 girls from Kagoshima Girls’ High School
in Japan, plus their teachers, Alistair Turley and Yumiko Ninomiya. Groups have been
coming to Darfield to experience school life for the past seven years. Both teachers
have been to the school a couple of times before, but it was a new experience for the
girls.
They had a full programme spread over 11 days—spending time in class with
buddies, visiting the Antarctic Centre, shopping, a day trip to Akaroa, a harbour
cruise, jetboating with the Rubicon team, a Willowbank Education programme, and
then a hangi one evening here at school.
Hiria and her husband laid the hangi in the morning and, when the group returned
from a day out, it was lifted and the girls enjoyed the hot food.
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Moroccan Prints
The Year 7s have been working on a neat project in their
Textile classes. Continuing with their Moroccan-inspired
theme, they have been stencilling calico with fabric paints in
an array of bright colours and designs.
Getting the amount of paint, colour and application just so,
takes some trialling to get the technique right. Once the
mysteries of machine-neatened seams are navigated, the
students will sew calico into small bags.
Royal School of Music Exam Results
The following students have recently sat the Royal School of
Music (ABRSM) exams and achieved the following results:
Viola: Emma Kellock (Year 9) passed Grade 2 with Merit
Piano: Sarah Kellock (Year 8) passed Grade 3
Courtney Newell (Year 9) passed Grade 2 with a Merit
Abi Tuhill (Year 8) passed Grade 1 with a Merit
Jodie Rollings passed Grade 2
Violin:
Emma Grigg passed Grade 6
Ellen Walters passed Grade 6 with a Merit
Leigh Walters passed Grade 5
Cello: Ellen Walters passed Grade 5 with a Distinction.
Emma and Ellen sat the Grade 5 Theory exam and both passed
with Distinction.
Exam Musicians’ Concert
The String Group played at the Red Cross Garden Party held in
Greendale during the weekend. It was a lovely warm afternoon
playing under some trees in a beautiful garden and the group
was well received by everyone there.
5.00–6.00pm
I was very proud of the girls. Cecilia Pascoe, Adele Davidson,
Guy de Lacey and Pauline Sewell would like to congratulate our
pupils.
Pauline Sewell
Sunday 23 November
Trinity Church
Featuring Darfield High School students.
They will be playing one of their 2014 ABRSM exam
pieces. You are very welcome to come and listen to
some very good performances.
A Gold Coin per family would be appreciated.
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6 November 2014
Darfield High School PTSA Annual Fundraiser
COURTENAY A & P SHOW
This year, we are again providing bagged lunches for the
Courtenay A & P Show in Kirwee. This is our largest fundraising
project for the year, which is why we are asking for your help.
Saturday
22 November
2014
We appreciate that everyone’s time and resources are valuable,
but as the funds raised go back into the school, we ask if each
family can assist by donating home baking, grocery items or
a small donation (to cover our expenses for packaging the
lunches). All home baking is greatly appreciated. In addition to
the baking we require grocery items, as listed below.
We have itemised these into the various districts where you live,
to avoid receiving excess of any particular item.
Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury,
Burnham: Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett,
Whitecliffs Glentunnel Coalgate Glenroy Whitecliffs
Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee,
Aylesbury, Burnham: Greendale, Kirwee,
Glentunnel Coalgate Glenroy Whitecliffs Glentunnel
Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury,
Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham: Greendale,
Coalgate Glenroy Whitecliffs Glentunnel Coalgate
Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale,
Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham:
Glenroy Whitecliffs Glentunnel Coalgate Glenroy
Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett,
Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury,
Whitecliffs Glentunnel Coalgate Glenroy Whitecliffs
Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham,
Burnham: Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett,
Glentunnel Coalgate Glenroy Whitecliffs Glentunnel
Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee,
Aylesbury, Burnham: Greendale,
Kirwee, Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat,
Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield,
Springfield,
Coalgate Glenroy Whitecliffs Glentunnel
CoalgateHororata, Te Pirita, West Melton Windwistle,
Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury,
Windwistle,
Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham: Greendale,
Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield,
Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley,
Glenroy Whitecliffs Glentunnel Coalgate
Glenroy
Burnham,TeGreendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale,
Hororata,
Te Pirita, West Melton Windwistle, Hororata,
Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush,
Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham:
Whitecliffs Glentunnel Coalgate Glenroy
Kirwee,
Halkett, Aylesbury, Burnham,Darfield,
Greendale,
Kirwee,Darfield,
Halkett,Kimberley, Darfield,
Pirita,Whitecliffs
West Melton Windwistle, Hororata, Te Pirita,
West
Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat,
Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett, Aylesbury,
Kimberley,
Glentunnel Coalgate Glenroy Whitecliffs
Glentunnel
Melton Windwistle, Hororata, Te Pirita, West Melton
Aylesbury, Burnham, Greendale, Kirwee,
Halkett,Darfield,
Aylesbury,
Burnham,
Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield,
Burnham: Greendale, Kirwee, Halkett,
Kimberley,
Kimberley,
Darfield, Kimberley,
Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush,
Windwistle, Hororata, Te Pirita, West Melton Windwistle,
Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield,
Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat,
Hororata, Te Pirita, West Melton Windwistle, Hororata, Te
Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley,
Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield,
Pirita, West Melton Windwistle, Hororata, Te Pirita, West
Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield,
Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush,
Melton Windwistle, Hororata, Te Pirita, West Melton
Kimberley,Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley,
Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat,
Windwistle, Hororata, Te Pirita, West Melton Windwistle,
Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield,
Homebush, Springfield, Russell’s Flat, Homebush,
Whitecliffs, GlenroyHororata, Te Pirita, West Melton Windwistle, Hororata,
Greendale, Kirwee,
Sheffield,
Waddington:Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley, Darfield, Kimberley,
Te
Glentunnel, Coalgate:
lettuce, carrots
Windwhistle, Hororata,
Te Pirita, West Melton:
attractive fruit, eg small
apples, mandarins
sachets of drink,
eg Raro
We also require help in the Home Economics
room, making sandwiches, packaging the
baking, and filling the lunch bags. Many
hands make light work.
Dads are more than welcome!
Please fill in this slip below and return it to
the School Office by Friday 7 November
or email your reply to [email protected]
Name:
Darfield, Kimberley:
tea bags/coffee
Halkett, Aylesbury,
Burnham: wrapped
chocolates, eg After
Dinner Mints, Roses,
Favourites
Springfield, Homebush,
Russell’s Flat:
cheese (Colby or Edam)
Home baking from all areas please.
Please send your items to school on
FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER to room E8
or arrange delivery to Jan Stark 3179192
Phone Number:
District:
Items being provided (include quantity):
Circle the times you are able to help in the Home Economics Room:
8.00–9.00am
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Awesome Excellences!
Congratulations to the following students who have already
achieved 50 Excellence Credits:
Around School
Level 1:
Emma Grigg, Lilian Stott, Ellen Walters, Alexis Sutherland,
Chloe Fraser, Edward Searle, Kathryn Barnhill, Selina Dixon,
Kristen Blaber-Hunt, and Emily de Rooy.
Level 2:
Ciara Rayne, George Watson, Ella Pearce, Nicole HamiltonCross, Timothy Logan, James Cider, Sarah Baker, and Shannon
Griffiths.
Level 3:
Preston Kerr and Erika Pander.
We wish you all well for your NCEA Examinations.
Congratulations— you have won an Around
School Prize. See Mrs Watson on Monday.
Australian Mathematics Results
Credit
Katherine Hadler, Emily White, Stefanie McKenzie, Kieran
McKay, Sarah Kellock, Alex McGregor, Scott Beowulf, Emma
Kellock, Samuel Roper, Georgia Cottrell, Joseph Manifold,
Brogan Baldwin, Jacob Buck, and Alexis Sutherland
Distinction
Kate Morris, Michelle Bruce, Hanako Wilson, Tom Wilson,
George Watson
High Distinction
Carolin Buechting
Year 10 Camp and Tramp
19–21 November
This year approximately half of the students who have
chosen to go away will be going tramping and fishing
up the Hope River (Lewis Pass), and the other group will
be going camping at Spencer Park, where they will have
paddleboarding and kayaking lessons, will be mountain
biking and going to Adrenalin Forest.
Lunch with Henry
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2014 NCEA External Timetable
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School and Community Notices
School Uniforms
TERM FOUR
WEEK FIVE
Monday 10 November
•
NCEA Examinations begin
Tuesday 11 November
•
BOT Meeting, 7.00pm
Thursday 13 November
•
Staff Only Day
Friday 14 November
•
Darfield High School uniform items are available from
The Warehouse, Rolleston and the Uniform Shop here
at school.
Orders at Darfield High School are taken by
appointment only, so contact Sue to arrange this. It is
preferable parents refrain from coming to reception
for uniform items from 8–9.30 am as this is a very busy
time.
If you have second hand uniform for sale and would
like it to be added to the database, please email [email protected]
darfield.school.nz.
Canterbury Anniversary Show Day
Uniform Shop Hours
for Students
WEEK SIX
Monday 17 November
•
Monday: 11.00 –11.25am
Thursday: 11.00 –11.25am
Malvern Athletic Sports
Tuesday 18 November
•
Teachers’ Paid Union Meeting
•
PTSA Meeting, 7.45pm
Wednesday 19 November
•
Canterbury PS Summer Tournament
•
Year 10 Camps (to 21st)
•
Canterbury SS Competition Sport Ends
Thursday 20 November
•
Newsletter # 18
WEEK SEVEN
Wednesday 26 November
•
Secondary School Summer Sports End
Term Dates
Term 4:
Monday 13 October–Wednesday 10 December
• Thursday 13 November: Staff Only Day
• Friday 14 November: Canterbury
Anniversary Show Day
2015 Term Dates
Term 1:
•
•
•
•
Monday 26 January—Staff Only
Tuesday 27 January—Year 7 attend
Wednesday 28 January—Whole School
Thursday 2 April—last day of term
Term 2:
School Photos
•
School photos are now available to view and
can be ordered online at:
•
http://www.paulscamerashop.co.nz/schools.php
Monday 20 April—Friday 3 July
Term 3:
Monday 20 July—Friday 25 September
Term 4:
•
Monday 12 October—Thursday 10
December
Students will bring home an information pack
this week.
Enquiries: email Camille at
[email protected]
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Staff Only Day
Thursday13 November
6 November 2014
Malvern Enviro group needs a logo!
We are in need of the creative talents of a local artist / designer like you! Let’s see if you
can help us out with a creative logo design.
Open to all ages (prizes for primary, secondary and adult categories).
The key things are that it should make people think of the local culture / environment and
contain things that the artist (you!) think are important about Malvern and/or about the
environment. The winning logo may well be used as a basis for our actual logo design. Tip:
Keep your design simple so it can be easily recognised from a distance..
The design can be with or without the "Malvern Enviro" text. Colour or black and white are
fine.
There will be a 50 dollar prize voucher for the winner (sponsored by Fonterra) so get your
pencils sharpened and your paint brushes dusted off!
Get your entry in to Janine Harvey at the Darfield Motel by 5pm November 7th (make
sure your entry comes with your name, age/category, two contact phone numbers and a
contact email address). Email [email protected] or contact Janine on 03
3188242 for more info.
Attending a
Polytech / University
in 2015?
DID YOU KNOW...
Students enrolled in a
New Zealand Tertiary Institute
for 2015 can use the Student
Job Search website for FREE
Visit our website to start your
job hunt this summer!
www.sjs.co.nz
/studentjobsearchnz
Malvern Aprons
& Tea Towels on Sale Now!
Treat your
teeth
to a bit of LOVE
Available from:
WEST MELTON AND DARFIELD
Monday
10 – 11 am
Tuesday
7 – 8 pm
Thursday
(from Nov 13th)
7.30 – 8.30 pm
West Melton
Community Hall
West Melton School
Hall
Darfield Recreation
Centre
$10 casual/$8 concession
Youth rate ½ price (12 – 17 years)
www.kimchurton.zumba.com
www.facebook.com/kimchurtonzumba
t: 021 1168 138 e: [email protected]
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Mason’s Drapery – Darfield
Darfield Gift Gallery – Darfield
Malvern Butchery - Darfield
Station 73 Café – Springfield Train Station
Hororata Café – Hororata
Aprons - $ 20
Tea Towels - $10
[email protected]
A Springfield School Fundraiser
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DARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE
General school, sports and bus information, and newsletters (including back issues)
can also be found at: www.darfield.school.nz. Paper copies of this newsletter are available at Student Administration.
Attending a Polytech / University in 2015?
Students enrolled in a New Zealand Tertiary Institute for 2015 can use the
Student Job Search website for FREE
Visit our website to start your job hunt this summer!
www.sjs.co.nz
/studentjobsearchnz
Address: 7 McLaughlins Road
Email: [email protected]
Web: darfield.school.nz
PO Box 5
Darfield 7541
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 318 8411
Fax: +64 3 318 8543