North Shore Times : February 5th 2013
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Traditional refers to White, Wholemeal, Country Grain and Lekkerbrot. when you buy a Large Cape Seep Loaf NIGHT CLASSES are ON! at Glenfield, Northcote and Rangitoto Colleges Night Classes start from 11 February 2013 Classes in Arts & Crafts, Business, Computing, Cooking, ESOL, Fitness, Languages, Music & More... Rangitoto College 564 East Coast Rd, Mairangi Bay P: 477 0075 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.rangitoto.school.nz Northcote College Gate 5, Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote P: 481 0144 E: email@example.com W: www.learn4life.co.nz Glenfield College Kaipatiki Rd, Glenfield P: 444 1353 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.gcc.co.nz 5046072AA IN BRIEFHd1 Kauri walks Come walk among the forest giants right on your doorstep. That's the invitation from Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre for its Bush Walk & Talk series among kauri trees on Monday evenings this month. The walks run from 6pm to 8pm and cost $5 if booked as a series of three. To book visit kaipatiki.org.nz/courses, or phone 482 1172. Designer talks Noted New Zealand designer and lecturer Michael Smythe speaks at Devonport U3A's February meeting on February 13 at 10 am in Harmony Hall, 4 Wynyard St. Mr Smythe will sign copies of his award- winning book. Aglow with faith Counsellor and lecturer Jill Smith will speak at North Shore Aglow's next meeting about a Christian faith-based prospective for 2013. Ms Smith has been involved with mentoring and training youth and adults in a wide range of areas. All women are invited to this meeting which will be held on February 14 at 10am in the AMI Netball Centre, Northcote Rd. A donation to cover expenses is appreciated. Senior friends If you are in the older age group and would enjoy a social afternoon once a fortnight come to the Seniors Friendship Group at the Rawene Centre in Birkenhead. Play games, chat and enjoy a nice afternoon tea. Entry by donation for afternoon tea. Phone Marilyn or Ineke on 418 3030 or 418 3031 for more information. Tap into fun Tap dance for adults are held on Saturdays from 9.30am at Paul Mathew Drive, Albany. It's a fun class with no exams. Text Kim on 021 0227 7025. Study help Get expert study and career advice at Unitec's Info Evening, from 4pm to 7pm, February 12, at the Northern campus, 10 Rothwell Ave, Albany. Visit www.infoevening. unitec.ac.nz for more information. Cancer support The Prostate Cancer North Shore Support Group meets on Thursday, February 14, at 7pm at the Mary Thomas Centre, Crosslands Room, 3 Gibbons Rd, Takapuna. Bill Walsh will talk about fighting prostate cancer. Phone Ann Smith on 536 4512 for more information. Standing tall thanks to run funds Standing tall: Leader of the Year award winners, from left: Teisa Semisi, 13, Aurora Amani, 14, and Linda Su'a, 14, say the StandTall programme has opened doors and given them new confidence in their abilities. Photo: ANNA LOREN Go to northshoretimes. co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see a video about the StandTall programme. Aurora Amani would probably still be that shy girl in the corner if it wasn t for the StandTall programme. She was introduced to the initiative in year 7 as a quiet, introverted 11-year-old. Just two years later she was named its Leader of the Year for 2011 and graduated as dux from Manurewa s Randwick Park School. It s a transformation the now 14-year-old credits largely to StandTall. I came into the programme as a shy girl who kept to her- self but StandTall helped me to come out of my comfort zone and be more confident, she says. If I hadn t done the pro- gramme I d probably not be social and still keep to myself. Aurora is one of more than 140 young people from seven South Auckland schools who have benefited from the StandTall programme since it began in 2009. And registered runners in this year s Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run and walk will be helping it spread its message to even more young people. The Choice Foundation, which delivers the pro- gramme, is one of six charities that will benefit from proceeds raised at the annual event. The foundation is set to get $20,000 which will help take the initiative to some of the 15 schools on its waiting list. That s great news for gen- eral manager Carl Sunder- land. He says the programme makes a massive difference to young people s confidence in their abilities. We teach them over the two years so they know what opportunities are out there but the thing they get from the programme is they realise that these opportunities are for them and they can do it, Mr Sunderland says. These are things that were pie in the sky before but now these are things that are for them too. StandTall targets inter- mediate-age children and aims to increase their opportunities and grow their potential. It includes workshops, com- munity projects and career expos, as well as trips to ter- tiary institutions and a camp. The programme is unique in that it is the only one for good kids at low-decile schools, rewarding young people who have the right attitude and the motivation to succeed, Mr Sunderland says. The 2012 Leader of the Year, Teisa Semisi, says StandTall helped her develop new skills and choose a future career path in public speak- ing. Like Aurora, the 13-year-old began the programme lacking the confidence to speak in front of a crowd. Two years later she beat hundreds of contestants from around the region to win the Auckland Primary Principals Association speech compe- tition. I don t think I d have the knowledge of what I want to be and what can help me with- out the programme, she says. And 2010 StandTall Leader of the Year Linda Su a says the programme was a key fac- tor in her winning Robertson Road School s literacy award. We had to do a lot of jour- nal work and it taught me to work hard and put all of my effort into it, she says. Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is co-owned by the Auckland Joggers Club and Fairfax Media, owner of the North Shore Times and its parent company Suburban Newspapers. Proceeds from registrations totalling $1.5 million have been donated to various children's charities over the past decade. This year's event starts at 9.30am on March 10. Entry costs $10 for children 15 and under and $15 for adults. Go to roundthebays.co.nz to register and for information.
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