Eastern Courier : February 18th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 NEWS There are no limits to what young people can achievewhentheyaregiventherightpreparation for lifelong success. Students at ACG Strathallan have earned 14 Top in NZ and 6 Top in the World awards over the past4yearsinawiderangeofsubjectsincluding Business Studies, Photography, Music, Design & Technology, English, Mathematics, History, Chemistry, Applied ICT and Accounting. Ouraimistobringoutthebestinyourchildso that we help build a better world for tomorrow. Visit our Open Day on Saturday 5 March 2011 to experience the ACG difference. Find out why our students enjoy coming to school each day and why they achieve such outstanding results. For full information about our school, visit our website: www.acgedu.com OPEN DAY SAT. 5 MARCH 10.30AM - 2.30PM Come and see how good school can be! ACG STRATHALLAN Preschool | Years 1 to 13 | Hayfield Way, Karaka. Ph. 295 0830. STR123-COURIER or Community fun in the park Ditch the indoors tomorrow and join in some community fun. Neighbourhood Sup- port and the Botany Flat Bush Residents & Rate- payers Association have organised a community picnic at Barry Curtis Park, Chapel Rd, Bot- any. There will be games for children and enter- tainment including Chinese Lion dancers from 2.30pm to 7.30pm. Organiser Roy Bootle says to bring a plate and some ethnic food. If wet it will be postponed to February 26. Donations 'humbling' says Bluff-Cape cyclist By NICOLA WILLIAMS A police officer is humbled by the support for his fundraising challenge. Detective senior sergeant Dave Glossop leaves on March 5 to cycle from Bluff to Cape Reinga to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation. Mr Glossop has been seeking sponsorship and organising the event while training and keeping up with work demands. The logistical side is coming together, the local community and Counties Manukau police staff have been really helpful in assist- ing me, he says. Mr Glossop appreciates the generous donations and would like to encourage others to visit his website to learn about the ride or make a donation. People can also drop off a donation at the Howick or Otara police stations. There have been some very humbling donations from people who have seen the publicity, Mr Glossop says. It s about raising money for the foundation but it s also about awareness --- if it prompts people to talk about depression, that s what we want to achieve. He s seen a positive cul- tural change towards mental illness within the police and the community and he hopes to help further de-stigmatise the issue. The riders are due to arrive in Auckland on March 24 en route to Cape Reinga. A saus- age sizzle will be held at the Botany AvantiPlus store, 500 Ti Rakau Drive, at around 1pm. As long as I keep turning the pedals I will get there. I am confident I ve got the mental strength --- it will just be whether my body behaves itself or not, he says. Go to www.rideoutofthe blue.co.nz for more information.
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