Wairarapa News : February 1st 2012
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X Dripping taps X Spouting needs and attention X Flickering lights X Hot water problems 3683242AA Editor Walt Dickson firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (06) 370-5690 Manager Lynette Juno Lynette.Juno@wainews.co.nz Fax (06) 370-5699 Advertising Email Enquiries email@example.com Web ww w.wairarapanews.co.nz for on-line edition Address 123 Chapel St, Masterton, PO Box 902 BOOKING DEADLINES Retail: 4pm Thursday Class: 11am Monday Except Public Holidays 2185166AB Phone 0800 746 534 for a free, no obligation quotation Enjoy the benefits of a warm, healthy and comfortable home. 4323487AB Dellvering on behalf of Pink® Batts® Be Snug. Come and talk to Johnny Brewer at the Masterton A&P show Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February 2012. Find out how you can get up to 60% subsidy on Pink Batts® ceiling and underfloor insulation with an ENERGYWISETM grant if your home qualifies. 4 Perry St, Masterton Ph 06 378 8065 UP TO 50% OFF STOREWIDE NO EXCEPTIONS SEXY TORSETTES SAVE 25% BACK OFF STRAPLESS BRA'S HALF PRICE BRA'S FROM $15 SILK BOXED NITES HALF PRICE MATERNITY 25% OFF SELECTED NIGHTWEAR HALF PRICE HOSIERY 25% OFF SWIMWEAR HALF PRICE BRIEFS FROM $8 4349917AA Kuranui College ready for the future New building: Kuranui College head of science Victoria Wish in front of the Ruamahanga building. South Wairarapa secondary school Kuranui College continues its push to provide innovative 21st century teaching with the com- pletion of a modern, custom-built building to help deliver its science and mathematics curriculums. The Ruamahanga science and mathematics building completes the first phase of a $1.8 million rebuild. There are future plans to build two new art rooms and to demolish a second Nelson block during the next three years. The building heralds the start of a new chapter in Kuranui s his- tory, Kuranui principal, Geoff Shepherd said. The college is developing a strong reputation for delivering progressive teaching and learn- ing, and it aims to continue to pro- vide the best teaching in state-of- the-art classrooms. This building is the first step. Mr Shepherd was keen for his staff to be involved right from the start of the rebuild. Our staff are specialists in their subjects and have a day-to- day handle on what works and what doesn t in their own teaching spaces. It was important that they were part of the decision-making process from day one. Led by the Kuranui head of sci- ence, Victoria Wish, science staff visited Albany Senior High School, Kaipara College and Flaxmere College to see what the buildings offered in terms of space, flexibility and efficiency. It was a very positive experi- ence, from having an opportunity to see how other science departments operated around the country to feeling personally involved in developing a space that we would all feel comfortable teaching in, Mrs Wish said. After months of planning and visiting other schools I am very pleased with the way the new building looks. The department is very excited about working in cutting-edge, custom-built laboratories, which lend themselves to teaching sci- ence in the 21st century. The main emphasis has been on functionality and flexibility: a mobile fume cupboard eliminates the need to have a fixed fume cupboard in every classroom, allowing the fume cupboard to be taken to individual work benches; there are plenty of points for water, gas and electricity, all easy to access and control; student bag storage makes it easier and safer to move around the classrooms; low voltage supply sockets at each bench connected to a main control box takes away the need for excessive control boxes; there are sliding whiteboards with storage space behind them and projectors that turn any whiteboard in any room into an interactive one. And the whole building is fully air-conditioned, Mrs Wish said. The college is hoping the build- ing will raise the profile of science and will be an incentive to the growing number of students opting for science at both Level 2 and 3. Currently, 14 students are studying at Level 3 in 2012, while 25, 26 and 27 are studying biology, physics and chemistry at Level 2 respectively, and the col- lege expects to see at least a fifth of its year 13 students continue with science in 2013. The college has already invited the local primary schools to take part in a variety of planned sci- ence taster days and is hoping to continue its association with Wairarapa REAP (Rural Edu- cation Activities Programme) through facilitating science courses for primary students. Student science technician, Nathan Wride, said: Science is going to be even more fun now we have these awesome new labs!
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