Kapi-Mana News : January 31st 2012
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 31, 2012 NEWS 370 6336 AJ Weve got the GOODS. . . Treadmills Exercycles Ellipticals Rowing machines + Heaps More All Fitness Gear from 4345462AA Don't let your busy schedule get in the way of a healthy meal. Pre- order your fish at work and it will be packed to order and ready to pick up from our store on your way home. Choose from up to three different fish species that can be prepared in three ways -- natural, crumbed, or with one of our delicious Garnish to Go marinades. Pick Garnish to Go to get your fish sealed in an innovative oven-ready bag, making it an easy and mess- free dinner option. Convenient food doesn't have to be unhealthy. Simple to order, fast to pick up, easy to cook, healthy to eat. Does dinner get any better than this? So cast out your hook online to haul in your catch today. Online shop open 8.30am-12.30pm every weekday. Reel in your catch 4-7pm. www.hookedonseafood.co.nz OPENING OFFER Enter promotion code OMEGA3 for a 20% discount on your first order (valid for orders placed online only at www.hooke donseafood.co.nz from the 1st of February -- 10th of February 2012 or while stock lasts). Hooked on Seafood online store OPEN 1st February Your favourite fish is on the hook already with the new Hooked on Seafood online store. Kate Gainsford ready to lead Aotea By KRIS DANDO Raring to go: Kate Gainsford is confident she will provide the ''surety of direction'' required to lead Aotea College into the future. Kate Gainsford could barely con- tain her excitement. Announced as Aotea College's new principal late last year, fol- lowing the departure of Tim Davies-Colley, her first official'' day of work was not until this week. Don't be fooled though -- she has spent plenty of time at Aotea in the past weeks and, before term four ended in 2011, was busy meeting staff and students in anticipation of her new role. The people here are amazing, there's a strong calibre of staff, who have an impressive skill set, and the students are fantastic ambassadors for their school. There is a positive feel to the place and I'm really looking forward to engaging with everyone, and the Porirua community.'' Ms Gainsford comes well qualified and is not exactly a new face to Porirua. She has 30 years in various teaching and management roles, including five years as Porirua College deputy prin- cipal, a stint as national president of the Post- Primary Teachers Associ- ation and, more recently, as deputy principal at Welling- ton East Girls' College. She says she was thrilled to be awarded the job and can't wait to get her feet under the desk. Once the clamour of the new school year has settled, Ms Gainsford says it is import- ant staff and the BOT get their new strategic plan'' for the school's future underway. This will involve curricu- lum changes as well as physical aspects of the school being upgraded. She ultimately wants to bring NCEA results up across the school, too. We're going to do a full community consultation to formulate the new plan for the next three to five years, I think it's important for the com- munity to be involved. We're look- ing at property development -- this is a beautiful site and we have room to move -- and refurbishing buildings, we have a new uniform and new IT and wireless coming in. It's about investing in our students and it's exciting to be a part of. Aotea is really going for- ward.'' The auditorium, Te Manawa, will be upgraded to seat up to 500 people for major school and com- munity events, Ms Gainford says. The challenges Ms Gainsford sees include the roll, with the decile five school at its peak of just under 1000 students. She says with the Aotea and Whitby suburbs continuing to grow, the college needs to expand. There is also the thorny issue of parents sending their children to schools in Wellington. It's important for this school to be supported by this community. My view is that if you live in this area, you learn here. We have a zone and you have to respect that.'' Although living in Island Bay, she is looking at moving to Porirua permanently. In fact, the daily commute from the south coast is the only aspect of the job she is not excited about.
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