Western Leader : November 25th 2010
13 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS OPEN DAY this Sunday 1pm to 3pm Glenburn Retirement Village Glenburn Retirement Village ̋ 79 Margan Avenue, New Lynn Phone Carol 985 9721 or 027 511 2034 Apartment of the Month Like all the apartments at Glenburn Retirement Village Apartment 405 comes complete with a full whiteware package and heat pump. Apartment 405 is extra special, situated at the end of the hallway on level four. Its location means it has a long private sunny hallway leading through to the living area. This not only provides a lot more room but great privacy. All for $360,000. We invite you to come along to our open day this Sunday, have a look through Apartment 405 and the rest of the village. No previous computer experience required Assemble, Disassemble, Diagnose and repair PC Internationally recognised A+ Certi cation Rapid start to an IT Career/Business No previous Computer Experience Required Internationally recognised Network + Get into an IT job or Start your own Business Pathway to higher quali cations. In next 14 weeks you can become a ... Jump on this Diploma Express, Only 32 weeks max. Completion of Level 5 Diploma in Computing or Equivalent Internationally recognised Security +, MCP and MCSA Get into an IT Professional job Be in Demand, Higher Education Better Opportunities... Get Qualified and Get Internationally Certified • Enjoy hands on training? No Experience, No Problem 3127674AA PROMPT MAT REPAIR SERVICE Clarks Trampolines Balmoral Swings & Slides Trampoline & Swing Factory Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 12 noon 890 Great South Rd, PENROSE Ph 579 5090 Fax 579 5092 www.trampoline.co.nz LAY BY FOR CHRISTMAS Standards row goes on By CATHERINE HEALY National standards have been pushed through too quickly and need re- viewing, some education experts say. This month 225 boards of trustees around the country said they would defer setting student achievement targets until the system is revised. Glen Eden Intermedi- ate principal Terry Hewetson says the main problem is the standards were rushed. They're lofty, aspi- rational and missing detail. Until we get that right, this consternation will continue.'' Lester Flockton work- ed on the revised New Zealand Curriculum in 2007 and until recently worked on the National Education Monitoring Project at Otago Univer- sity. He spoke to a teacher conference at Lincoln Green in Henderson this month about the standards. Schools have thrown down a challenge to the government,'' he says. The government and the ministry have re- fused to entertain the idea of highly justifiable changes. I don't think people are against standards. The school system is healthy in that regard. But this model has so many issues and points of confusion.'' He says the standards cannot address the underlying causes of students not achieving. Disadvantaged kids struggle for all kinds of reasons, and they carry that into the school set- ting. We know that the first five years of life are the strongest predictor of how well a child will do at school.'' Te Atatu South's Ed- monton Primary princi- pal John Carrodus says the standards are flawed but schools can still work with them. You can argue ad infi- nitum about what makes them wrong, but they are what they are. I'm not saying it doesn't have problems, but it's work- ing okay.'' See www.minedu. govt.nz for information about the standards.
November 23rd 2010