Western Leader : February 11th 2011
14 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 NEWS • Quality Education and Care for all ages • Excellent facilities for Infants and Toddlers • Healthy homestyle meals • Extremely reasonable rates • Free Kindy equipping for success at school • Open 7am to 6pm - Easy parking 32 Arawa Street New Lynn Call Jeanette 09 827 3379 firstname.lastname@example.org *conditions apply NEW LUXURY CHILDCARE For a take off in life FREE CHILD CARE 20 hours for 3 to 5 year olds. 1st week free, come on in and inspect anytime. Friendly caring environment. 4170 Great North Road Glendene Limited Vacancies If you're looking for that special place for your child then come and pay us a visit. Nestled next to Summerland Primary School, our purpose-built centre offers: Ü Quality care for children from 3mths to 5yrs Ü A clean and safe environment Ü Excellent staff to child ratios Ü A quality educational programme Phone 837 7300 64 Summerland Drive Henderson Heights BEAR PARK EST 1986 e UNDER 2's OPEN DAY Saturday 19th February 10.00 - 12.00 & Advertising Feature Infants toddlers Free childcare at Kinderhaven Does free childcare for your three or four year old with no hidden or extra costs appeal to you? Under the government s 20 hours free early childhood edu- cation (ECE) pro- gramme, Kinderhaven Preschool in Henderson offers up to five morning or afternoon sessions absolutely free each week -- they will even provide morning and afternoon tea! The prices for full-time preschool students and those not covered by the ECE scheme are also very reasonable and Kinderhaven charges no enrolment costs or administration fees. Kinderhaven has quickly become popular with local parents, who love the warm and friendly atmosphere created by the fully- qualified childcare experts. This centre offers a variety of fun activities both inside and outdoors and can cater for kids between the ages of two and five. There will never be more than seven chil- dren assigned to each teacher, meaning your child s interests and skills will be individually nurtured and developed through special one-on- one attention. Four year olds will benefit from the new transition to school pro- gramme, which teaches them vital skills such as pre-maths and pre- reading to help them fit in easily at school. Kinderhaven Preschool believes chil- dren learn best when they feel safe, secure and also when having fun, so they pride themselves on providing an exciting programme in a loving and caring environment. Also important is maintaining a multi- cultural environment and creating meaningful relationships with fam- ily/whanau - both through daily interactions and timely blog updates posted at www.henderson kinderhaven.blog- spot.com. The centre is open 7.15am to 5.30pm and has full and part time spaces available now. A list of fees for two year olds and full day prices is available at the centre. Visit the website www.kinderhaven.co.nz for more information and enrolment forms or pop into the centre at 48 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson Phone 838-3062 for any enquiries. Massey High launches top scholars By CATHERINE HEALY Science scholars: Lujia Xu and Jai Min Choi are about to begin university. They were Massey High School's top scholars last year. Jai Min Choi and Lujia Xu s long summer break before starting uni- versity was well-earned. They are taking up three-year scholarships at Auckland Univer- sity. They were Massey High School s top scholars last year. Jai Min was dux and Lujia was proxime accessit. Jai Min got 122 excellence credits at NCEA level three and Lujia got 112. We hardly ever see that. To get over 100 is amazing, principal Bruce Ritchie says. Jai Min says it was his goal to be dux of the school. My dad always encourages me to aim for the top. In my junior years Iwasabitlazyandhehadtopush me. But because he did that I now have the motivation to do it myself. The 17-year-old wants to study medicine with a view to working in genetics and is undaunted by the years of study ahead of him. If I m studying something I m interested in, it ll be fine. Lujia, 18, is starting a conjoint engineering and science degree and envisages working in research in biomedical or chemical engineering. The two were both keen on sci- ence at Massey High and worked together to compete at the Inter- national Chemistry Olympiad in July. They represented New Zealand in Tokyo where they spent two days doing written and practical chemis- try examinations, for which their team brought home a bronze medal. We had to do a lot of preparation -- it took up most of the first half of the year, Lujia says. Mr Ritchie says it was an honour to have Massey students on the team. To have two west Auckland students selected to be on a team of only four young people representing New Zealand at chemistry was quite amazing. We had a great year 13 last year and a high proportion of excellence credits in NCEA. Having a couple of good scholars at the top inspires the others, he says. We re looking forward to their Scholarship Examination results. I m sure they ll be excellent.
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