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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, March 17, 2014 — 23 www.times.co.nz/classifieds Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, March 17, 2014 — 23 NCEA PARENT INFORMATION EVENING Monday 31 March 7.30pm in the Howick College Theatre. This information meeting should be particularly helpful to: parents or caregivers of senior students involved in NCEA for the fi rst time parents or caregivers who wish to prepare their junior students for NCEA in future years those who are unsure about Literacy and Numeracy requirements parents or caregivers who would like some basic strategies to help prepare their child for success in NCEA those who would like clarification of issues related to University Entrance any members of our community who would like to know more about NCEA There will be opportunities to ask questions. CD213774 OPEN DAY AND ENROLMENTS Thursday 20 March - 3.30pm - 6.00pm SANCTA MARIA COLLEGE CD213411 Enrolment applications for 2015 for all year levels open on 20 March 2014 and close on Thursday 29 May 2014. Priority is given to in accordance with the school’s Enrolment Scheme (refer website) www.sanctamaria.school.nz Our Open Day will be held on 20 March. All are welcome to walk around our school and collect an Enrolment Application Pack for 2015. The Principal will address visitors on the school’s philosophy and values in the auditorium at 4.45pm. 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Ph: 0800 677 467 Ph: 576 1507 CD202016 ALCOHOLICS Anonymous East Ph Dave 027 564 8614 Checkout our March issue of CAREERS & TRAINING Howick and Botany Times March 26 Howick and Pakuranga Times March 27 To advertise your courses, please phone Gaye 271 8055 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our website www.times.co.nz Updated every issue SCHOOL HOLIDAY FEATURE APRIL 2014 To organise your booking, please contact 271 8055 or email email@example.com Our School Holiday feature will run as follows: Howick and Botany Times Wednesday April 2 Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday April 3 Deadline: Monday March 31 Money on extra tuition pays off GROUND WORK: Howick Softball Club catcher Zoe Tolhopf will play in Canada for the Junior White Sox later this year. Photo supplied / NZSportPix.com By Daniel Silverton ZOE Tolhopf’s selection in the Junior White Sox for an inter- national softball tournament is reward for time and money invested in improving her skills. The 17-year-old Pakuranga College pupil has been named in the under-19 national women’s team to compete at the Canada Cup in July. “It’s really exciting and nerve- wracking,” she told the Times. “I’ve been in the squad before but not in the team. It’s been a goal of mine for quite a while, since I started playing catcher a couple of years ago. Before that I didn’t see myself going very far.” Zoe plays for Howick Softball Club in the Auckland premier women’s Fastpitch League and represents the province at age-group level. On top of her club and representa- tive training, Zoe pays for additional coaching from a United States import playing in the Auckland competition. “I do individual training with Ste- fanie Trutanic, who is a very good catcher. “I saw how she played and wanted to be as good as her. Every couple of weeks we make a time for her to teach me.” The additional work is resulting in noticeable progress in Zoe’s play. “My throwing to second base is stronger and my ability to block the ball has improved. “I used to be a bit scared coming down on the ground, but it’s easier for me now. “It’s just simple things but they are so effective.” Howick Softball Club’s winter academy also played a role in the committed youngster’s growth, by providing an opportunity to hone her skills in the off-season. “There were good coaches there and getting information from differ- ent people really helps,” says Zoe. “It was good to be able to keep busy and continue with softball.” The Canada Cup is one of the most prestigious international soft- ball tournaments. It will be used by New Zealand as preparation for next year’s world championships in Okla- homa, United States. The Junior White Sox will play in the Futures (under-19) Gold divi- sion in Canada, against other junior national teams and elite club sides from the host nation and US. “The standard of play [at the Can- ada Cup] is at a world level and will seriously test the team, and impor- tantly will show the players the level they need to get to,” says Junior White Sox coach Kevin Gettins. Zoe says the prospect of playing in the world champs means the pres- sure will be on come July. “I’m going to train really hard before the tournament, because I want to do my best and show my full potential when I’m in Canada. “You have to show your best because there are not many opportu- nities otherwise to prove yourself. “I’ll hopefully just play how I usu- ally do and not get too worked up about it.” One better at world champs LET’S GO: Members of the Team New Zealand and All Star cheerleading squads competing in the United States, clockwise from back left, Emily Anderson, Remi Ishii, Kendall Haywood, Gaby Hill and Jaz Smith. Times photo Daniel Silverton By Daniel Silverton ONLY one result will satisfy New Zealand cheerleading teams compet- ing at two world championships. Five girls from South-East Auck- land head to Orlando, United States, next month as members of teams per- forming at the International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships and the Interna- tional All Star Federation (IASF) Cheerleading Worlds. The athletes, aged 13-17, will con- test the ICU competition in national selections and the ISAF event for their All Star club gym. First up is the ICUs, under the ban- ner of Team New Zealand. Howick College students Remi Ishii and Gaby Hill and Pakuranga College’s Jaz Smith have been named in the mixed troupe, and Emily Anderson and Kendall Haywood are in the all-girl squad. “We went through a trial process of showing the coach our tumbling, jumps and stunting technique,” says Jaz. “From there we got a second trial if she thought you were good enough and then the team was selected. “Because there are boys in the mixed team, most of the girls are fly- ers – the ones who get lifted up.” Many of the girls have competed at international level before, and were part of Team New Zealand’s runner-up result in 2012 in the elite division to Canada. “It was really disappointing,” says Remi. “But you learn from your mistakes and this time we want it more, so we’ve been working even harder. We really want to win.” Following the ICU tournament, Remi, Jaz and Gaby will link with the All Star Legendz and Emily and Kendall will unite with the All Star Viperz for the ISAF worlds. The girls have been training three times a week since December with the All Star teams and once a week with the widely dispersed national squad. The build up is a vast increase on previous campaigns. “We’re definitely more prepared this time,” says Jaz. “Our coach realises the big differ- ence between what the USA teams do and what we do. We have to get on the same level as them. “Last time New Zealand definitely made a statement. People had seen us but didn’t realise we were that good. “I think everyone is really looking forward to seeing what we bring to the floor.” The Team New Zealand squads compete at the ICU World Cheer- leading Championships on April 24-25, and the All Star teams perform at the ISAF Worlds on April 26-28. Both events are at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.
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