Eastern Courier : February 11th 2011
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Lunch time: Students flock to to try out the cafe. Photos: FIONA GOODALL By KRISTINA RAPLEY The first day back at school after summer holidays wasn't a drag for Flat Bush students. Excitement was at an all- time high on Monday morning for the opening of Ormiston Senior College. It's really different, it feels like we're at university,'' 16-year-old Micaela Jacobs says. We feel a lot more grown up.'' The morning started with a powhiri to welcome the year 11 students and their families, then they planted a kauri tree and raised the New Zealand and Ormiston flags. Principal Maurice Jackways says the ceremony was a great experience and immediately created a sense of culture and belonging. Some of the highlights for students was the cafe, the big open spaces, and specialist learning spaces. There are so many opportunities here and I think it's going to be really interes- ting,'' 16-year-old Michael Tabor says. There are just over 100 year 11 students this year and the other two levels will be added progressively each year. The Kelson Deaf Education Centre will form an important part of the college as there are five deaf students enrolled. Mr Jackways says the students attend mainstream classes with an interpreter where possible and will also have their own space on the second floor. Ormiston Senior College is the first school to achieve a 5 Green Star Education Design rating and received its certifi- cation yesterday. For more information on the new school visit www.ormis- ton.school.nz. Go online to www.eastern courier.co.nz to see more photos. PM straight-up with seniors By MELISSA KINEALY Prime Minister John Key has gone head-to-head with more than 200 seniors and scored points for honesty and patience. Counties Manukau Grey Power summoned him to the Methodist Church hall in Papatoetoe last Thursday for answers on topics like the price of healthcare and the high cost of living. One of the organisers Ron Wil- kins says Mr Key was factual and straight to the point when he painted a picture of the overall economic climate and where money was being spent. I was impressed with his honesty,'' Mr Wilkins says. Mr Key did a good job of filling them in on how the government is putting more money into areas like health, Mr Wilkins says. The money going in should cut down the waiting times.'' People asked the prime minis- ter questions ranging from the increasing cost of hearing aids to housing affordability. Mr Key spoke for 20 minutes, telling the audience that the country is coming out of the back end of a recession and the focus now is on economic growth. We fund New Zealand Super and health services off a vibrant economy -- we have to be growing. I can come along and promise you anything but if we do that then your grandkids pay for it. We are not going into the elec- tion promising you lots of good- ies,'' Mr Key said. Mr Wilkins believes the crowd left the meeting more optimistic about the future. And people who didn't have their questions answered during the session went up to Mr Key afterwards. I believe that everyone who put their hand up but didn't get chosen went up to him. He was still in the carpark answering questions when I left.'' Labour MP Ross Robertson also spoke at the meeting and addressed issues around GST and health and the increasing health costs for an ageing population. We know that many New Zea- landers are feeling the financial squeeze,'' Mr Robertson said. Go to www.easterncourier.co.nz to hear Mr Key speak on the issues affecting seniors.
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