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www.times.co.nz/classifieds Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, January 10, 2013 --- 15 Ph: 271 8055 • Fax: 271 8056 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org TimesClassifeds SCHOOL START DATES Term 1, 2013 ��� ���� ������ Empowers all learners to achieve their personal best The school office will be open for enrolments on: Tuesday 22nd January 2013 from 9.00am - 12.00pm The Uniform shop will be open for sales on: Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, and Thursday 24th January from 9.00am - 12.00pm School stationery packs are available from OfficeMax online: www.myschool.co.nz School reopens for students on Tuesday 29th January 2013 All enquiries welcome Phone 577 0070 email@example.com www.elmpark.school.nz CD192049 Bucklands Beach Intermediate School 247 Bucklands Beach Rd Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2012 website: www.bbi.school.nz Opening Times and Date School opens for students on MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2013 with year 7's meeting in the hall at 8.40am and Year 8's at 9.00am. Uniforms New Uniforms (including hats and shoes) are available from John Russell Menswear, 9 Moore Street, Howick. Second Hand Uniform Sale The PTA second hand uniform sale will be on Thursday 31 January 2013 between 10.00 - 11.00am and 1.00pm in the BBI Performing Arts Centre. Office Hours The office will be open on Wednesday 30 January to Friday 1 February between 9.00am and 12noon for enrolments. Stationery Stationery will not be sold from the school office. A stationery list will be sent home with students on the fi rst day of school, and will be sold through the classrooms. Students are to bring a pen, pencil, ruler and lined paper for the fi rst day of school. CD193440 SERVICE BEFORE SELF Howick Primary School Term Dates 2013 Term 1 Monday 4 February to Friday 19 April Term 2 Monday 6 May to Friday 12 July Term 3 Monday 29 July to Friday 27 September Term 4 Monday 14 October to Thursday 19 December The school office will be open for enrolments etc. from Tuesday 29 January to Friday 1 February 2013 CD191810 Farm Cove Intermediate School The school ofce will be open as follows: Wednesday and Thursday, 23 and 24 January 2013 from 9.00am-3.00pm and Friday, 25 January 2013, 9.00am-12.00pm Term 1, 2013 All students are to report to school for the frst day of Te rm 1, 2013 on Tuesday, 29 January by 8.30am in full school uniform with their stationery packs which are available online through OfceMax. Second Hand Uniform Sales in Area 4 M1 as follows: Thursday, 24 January 2013, 9.00am - 12.00pm and 3.00pm - 6.00pm. All second hand, fully laundered uniforms in good condition can be brought to the school ofce on Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 8.30am - 12.00pm. Please label each item with name, address and telephone number. All new uniforms are available from John Russell Menswear, Moore Street, Howick. CD191739 START DATES 2013 Tuesday 22 January School office reopens Office hours: 8.30am to 4.00pm Uniform Sales: Tuesday 22 January 10.00am to 3.00pm Wednesday 23 January 10.00am to 3.00pm Thursday 24 January 10.00am to 5:00pm Start Dates by Year Level: Tues 29 January Year 9 and 13 students start Wed 30 January Year 11 and 12 students start Thurs 31 January Year 10 students start Option confirmation: Year 11, 12 and 13 students who have been contacted or who need to change options should attend on Thursday 24 January 9.00am to 12.30pm. School hours: 8.55am to 3.10pm 32 Edgewater Drive, Pakuranga Phone: 576 9039 Fax: 576 9037 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.edgewater.school.nz Edgewater College CD191801 NEW Zealand cricket fans should be in despair after learning from Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum he be- lieved he made the right decision to bat ﬁrst on a juicy Newlands pitch in the ﬁrst test against South Africa. This after the lethal South Afri- can bowlers dismissed them for an embarrassing, paltry 45. If ever there was a classic case of not learning from one’s mistakes, this was it. That it should happen so soon after previous skipper Ross Tay- lor’s controversial sacking made it so much worse. No one doubts McCullum’s tal- ent or his courage. But does he have the intelligence to handle the demands required of a leader? Not on the evidence of this per- formance, even allowing for the brilliance of bowlers Vernon Phi- lander, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. It’s that lack of brainpower, technique and discipline that has seen our cricketers slump to eighth in the world with dismal perform- ances that, with few exceptions, don’t justify their pay packets. Admittedly the unavailability of three of their best in Taylor, Jesse Ryder and the injured Tim Southee, has made the task against the Proteas that much harder. While McCullum isn’t my solu- tion to the captain’s prayer, it must be admitted neither was Taylor, though his batting during his term as skipper did improve. The truth is we haven’t had a top captain since Stephen Fleming lost the job to Daniel Vettori, whose performance as a leader would have been better had he received the support Fleming got from the likes of Chris Cairns, Shane Bond, Nathan Astle, Craig McMillan and Chris Harris. For those who can ﬁght back against such tremendous odds as the current Black Caps face, I reserve our deepest admiration. We saw it in the Newlands test, when a bruised and battered Dean Brownlie scored a gutsy second innings 109 with his ability to defuse the danger of bounce with his ability to play off the back foot. In this case full credit to the selec- tors for giving him another chance upon missing the tour of Sri Lanka following his failure in the West Indies. McCullum (51) and wicket- keeper BJ Watling (42) were the best of the rest before New Zea- land were dismissed for 275 and ended up losing by an innings and 27 runs within three days. Earlier, Martin Guptill had scored a boundary off the last ball for a magniﬁcent century to allow the Black Caps to shock their crit- ics by winning the second T20 game before losing the series 2-1. Unfortunately Guptill’s test form has been abysmal, a factor former champion batsman Martin Crowe reckons could be corrected if he were to shorten his back swing. Like his late father, Dave, before him, Crowe is a talented writer whose informative column at cricinfo.com should be compulsory reading for cricket lovers. His abil- ity to diagnose each individual’s batting faults and offer solutions is particularly revealing. After his heroics in spearhead- ing New Zealand to a rare test win against Australia in Hobart, seam bowler Doug Bracewell’s form has not come on as most expected. Now could be the time to give the feisty Mitchell McClenaghan a crack at test level after showing promise in the T20s. He might go for a few, but he does have pace and bounce and has the ability to take wickets. Needing to show more fight Agnew's Angle GAMES EXPERIENCE: Former Saint Kentigern College triathlete Sam Ward, left, and Somerville golfer Wenyung Keh are among the 156 athletes representing New Zealand at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Also including Howick College discus thrower Brooke Urquhart, the team will pit themselves against 1700 competitors from 30 nations in Sydney on January 16-20. Photo supplied / Times photo Wayne Martin Event starts fitness goals YOUNGSTERS with exercise on their New Year’s resolution list are encouraged to enter the Auckland running of the Weet-Bix Tryathlon Series. As well as swimming, cycling and running, Kiwi kids can rub shoulders with Paralympics gold medallist Sophie Pascoe and Olympian Alison Shanks, who will be attending events around the country. “The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Tryathlon is fun for the whole family, it encourages children aged seven to 15 years to achieve a personal best and the atmosphere and crowd on the day is very exciting for everyone involved,” says Sanitarium general manager Pierre van Heerden. “Sanitarium has been running the tryathlon series in New Zealand for the past 20 years, with the emphasis being on completion rather than competition, and enjoying the experience as part of an active lifestyle.” Every child who participates receives a race pack, t-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, certiﬁcate and medal. Entrants can participate in the tryathlon as individuals, or in a team of two or three. Approximate distances covered are a 50-metre swim, 4-kilometre cycle and 1.5km run for seven-year-olds; 100m swim, 4km cycle and 1.5km run for eight to 10-year-olds; and 200m swim, 8km cycle and 1.5km run for 11- to 15-year-olds. The Weet-Bix Tryathlon Series holds the world record for being the largest children’s sporting event in the world, as certiﬁed by the International Triathlon Union. The Auckland event is at Vellenoweth Green, St Heliers, on Sunday, February 24, leaving plenty of time to get some training under the belt. More than 240,000 New Zealand children have taken part in a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon. Registrations for the 2013 series and can be completed online at tryathlon. weetbix.co.nz, or by phoning 531-5080.
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