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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, DECEMBER 22, 2012
In July 2012 the Rangiora High School Board of Trustees
notified the Rangiora High School Nursery School Trust
that due to the sustained and significant roll increases
the school has experienced over the past 2 years it was
reviewing the use of its land and buildings situated in
Wales Street. This site currently accommodates the
Rangiora High School Nursery School.
The Board subsequently resolved to appropriate this site
for high school purposes. The Board regrets that some
members of the Nursery School community have been
affected by this announcement and has moved to assure
the Rangiora High School Nursery School Trust that it
will do all it can to assist with a seamless relocation.
It has never been the Board's intention to close the
Nursery School as that decision could only be made
by the Rangiora High School Nursery School Trust. The
Board has met on two occasions with the Rangiora High
School Nursery School Trust's legal advisors and has
offered to assist by providing, among other things, a
The Board is tasked with the provision of secondary
education and has legal restrictions around the use of
The offers of assistance to relocate the Nursery School
made by the Board, to the Rangiora High School Nursery
School Trust must take into account the legal restraints
imposed upon the Board and its obligations to the
secondary school community.
The Rangiora High School Board of Trustees would like
to invite interested parties to a public meeting in the
School Hall on Tuesday 12 February 2013 should they
wish further information regarding this matter.
PROUD OF OUR PAST
FOCUSSED ON OUR FUTURE
PUBLIC STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE
RANGIORA HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
RANGIORA HIGHS SCHOOL NURSERY SCHOOL
Principal: Mrs Peggy Burrows, JP MA (Hons), B Ed, Dip Tchg, TTC
Rangiora High School Board of Trustees
20 December 2012
East Belt, Rangiora 7400
NORTH CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND
Telephone: 64 3 311 8888
Facsimile: 64 3 313 8005
I find Water Safety NZ's comments ( Lifeguards
mooted for Pegasus', Outlook December 19)
disappointing if quoted correctly and in full.
Last Saturday's drowning was an absolute
tragedy, a needless tragedy and unfortunately it is
one that is repeated every year in New Zealand.
I don't know the details behind last Saturday,
whether there were medical factors involved or
otherwise so cannot comment specifically.
Water safety is primarily each individual's
responsibility. If you cannot swim don't go in or
don't go out of your depth.
If it is a child, the parent or guardian has
responsibility for ensuring the child does not enter
the water or swim out of their depth. This means
being right there controlling the situation.
If you're not competent or uncertain, swim at a
pool where there are lifeguards.
By suggesting Pegasus provides lifeguards, is
the Water Safety NZ also implying we have them
at Ashley and Waimakariri rivers, as they are also
two very popular local swim areas?
Would they be on duty eight hours a day 10, 12?
To be water safe we must first be water smart
and that starts by taking responsibility for our
own and our children's actions.
We need to take responsibility for our own
individual actions, don't get caught up in this
blame others / shift responsibility culture we've
come to accept.
HOLIDAY PICS WANTED: Tasman O'Sullivan, 8, and her sister Arlia,
11, fishing near Kairaki Beach last summer.
SEND IN YOUR SNAPS
THE SUN is shining, the sand
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photo of the kids with their
The Northern Outlook is
offering readers the chance to
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Send in your best holiday
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could be on your way to the
Classic Hits Winery Tour
2013 at Mud House Winery in
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The tour includes perfor-
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and Hollie Smith.
To get your photo in the
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