Western Leader : November 19th 2010
5 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 NEWS Don't forget your Priority Card! www.pinepac.co.nz WH WH H W WH WH H N N N A UA UA UAP P PPPA A PA PA P PI IIIII TT IT T TM M M M M M W W W W W W W W W W W W WHHHH H HEE EEEEE E E KKUUU U U U E E E EUUUU U UT ITT T I M M M M M M M M M M M KKKK KUUUUUM M M M M M M M M M M M K Kum K K K m u eu & h p pi iii O O Op O O 7 nDa Da DDDDDa a a a ayyyyyss s s s SSW SW W SW W W A AN AN O SO SO SO SON N N ITT IIT IT I SSSSW W W W W W W W W WAAAA ANNN NNNN N NS SSSSSSO OOOOOOO ONNN N N NNN N NNNN IIIIIIII I ITTT T T ITT T T TM M M M M M M M M M O 2O N N N N l R d odd o 2222 O O O O O' ' ' 'N N N N Ne e e e eiiiillll llls s sss s s s s s s s s 888 8 833 3 3 32222 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 009 99 888 8 8 8333 3332 2222 000 0 000 000 0222 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 222222 2 2 20 000 09999 9 O O O Op p n y a S S tu u d r y O O O OOO O Op p p p p p ppp p p M M M M e e e e e e en n n n n n n n n M M M M M M M M M M M WHENUAPAI ITM 2 Ai t R d Ph 416 8164 KUMEU ITM 154 M i R d Ph 412 8148 Kumeu & Whenuapai Open 7 Days SWANSON ITM 2 O'Neills Road Ph 832 0209 Open Monday -- Saturday Aquatech Oil Stain 5lt $69.00 Traditional Oil Stain 5lt $69.00 Traditional Oil Stain 5lt $69.00 Decking Stain 5lt $58.00 Offers expire 30/11/10 SUPERTUFF WHEEL BARROW $190 9mm CD PLY TAN H3 per sheet $65 Altona Extra Heavy Duty Ext Lead 30mtr $65 FORESTWOOD GREAT IDEAS FOR DECKS TIMBER Kwila Decking 100x25mm $5.99 LM Pine COL 150x50 Retaining H4 Rough Sawn $3.80 LM Fence Rails 75x50 H3 Rough Sawn 4.8 and 6.0m $1.84 LM Fence Rails 100x50 H3 Rough Sawn 4.8 and 6.0m $2.35 LM Dry Boron 75x50 H1.2 Gauged MSG8 $3.45 LM Ext Framing 100x50 MSG8 H3 CCA $3.60 LM KD #2 Boron 75x40 H1.2 Gauged $2.10 LM 3291703AA Sick of a kitchen that's not functional? that's not family friendly? that's not host friendly? It's time you were introduced to Dream Kitchens Order in November and have your brand new Kitchen by Christmas! 5 Brick St, Henderson P: 836 3848 F: 835 4759 E: email@example.com www.dreamkitchens.co.nz D r e a m D e s i g n D e l i v e r Developing gifted kids Gifted educator: Viv Russell of Rutherford College's work with gifted children has been recognised with a leadership award. By CATHERINE HEALY Schools put a lot of work into helping children with special needs but what about gifted chil- dren? Rutherford College teacher Viv Russell was concerned gifted children could lose interest in education if they were not challenged. So 10 years ago she launched the Talent Development Initiative at Rutherford College. The Te Atatu school has become known for the programme and Mrs Russell s work has earned her a $2500 Cog- nition Education Leader- ship Award. The New Lynn resi- dent hopes to use the grant towards her masters degree, which will focus on initiatives for gifted Maori students. Rutherford s pro- gramme recognises that everyone has a talent -- sometimes these are social or lie outside of traditional school subject areas. People do better in life when they have a strong sense of self. If you cater for the whole child, you see bet- ter academic results, Mrs Russell says. Gifted kids are often underachievers because they don t fit the school system, or they refuse to play the game. Identifying gifted Maori and Pacific Island students has become a particular focus at Rutherford. Teachers Te Twingaro Dunn and Manu Faaea-Semeatu, as well as the students parents, have assisted with this. Giftedness reflects cultural values. So you have to look at the values that are import- ant to a culture. Students get personalised learning programmes that reflect their talents. They still do all of the normal schooling, but the pro- gramme gives them extra opportunities. John Kingi was an early participant in the programme. He is now 20 and studying politics and law at Auckland, is a young Labour member, on the executive for Rainbow Youth and involved in university student politics. Because of TDI I got to go on a young Maori leaders conference in Wellington. The people I met have turned out to be useful contacts in later life. I was also a Youth Parliament MP in 2007. I would never have had those opportunities otherwise. The programme cele- brates achievements but also develops a culture in which students have responsibilities as well as rights. They learn that they will receive, but they also have to give, Mrs Russell says. Within the group, they mentor each other, they help each other to be the best they can be. Xmas mail deadlines With Christmas just a month away, New Zea- land Post says it s time to get parcels in the post. The final mailing date for Australia and the South Pacific using the International Economy service is November 29. Monday (November 22) is the final date for International Economy mail. The last date for International Express Couriers to Australia is December 15. For Christmas mail around New Zealand the last recommended mailing dates are December 21 for Standard Post and December 23 for Fast- Post and CourierPost. IN BRIEF Golfing day North Harbour Golf is holding Give Golf a Go Day at Waitemata Golf Club this Sunday. The event is being held to show kids and parents that golf isn't a rich man's sport. NZ Golf's junior co- ordinator Liz McKinnon says perception of golf being expensive is incorrect with the national average membership for those under 19 years of age costing only $50. The event tees off at 9am and ends at noon. For more information go to www.harbourgolf.co.nz Swanson housing People have until November 22 to make a submission about the proposed Penihana North development in Swanson. Preserve the Swanson Foothills Society president Jean Berry is concerned the plans for medium-density housing could affect the area's rural feel. Visit www.auckland council.govt.nz and go to the district plans section for more information about the division or to make a submission on the proposal.
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