Hutt News : September 13th 2011
5 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 EDUCATION 3998528AA Lavender 2 for $15 or $10 ea Summer bulbs Great variety FROM $7.50 SUPER SPECIAL 99C Super Tom Grafter Tomatoes. Good selection available for glasshouse and indoor growing. $8.50ea 1kg bag $6 ea New Seasons Potatoes Early and Main crop potato varieties available now! Tasty Herbs 3 for $11 California Mulchpost 3 for $24 6 Piece Nesting Eggs Nest inside each other or display all 6 ONLY $28 139 Park Road, Miramar Tel 388 3260 316 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt Tel 567 4588 OPEN 7 DAYS 8:30am - 5:00pm www.californiagarden.co.nz Plant photos and colours are indicative only. Stock may vary betwe en stores. Specials valid from 14th to 18th September a nd are strictly while stocks last. Discounts apply to normal retail price only and some exclusions may apply SPRING BIRTHDAY 30% OFF Aromatherapy Collection 30% off Cocoa & Vanilla, Rose & Patchouli and Viva La Colour rages. Includes all diffusers, candles, body lotions, soaps & flowing soaps. 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Vegetables Fantastic selection of tasty vegetables $3.50 per punnet Deciduous Fruit Trees Apples, Plums, Pears, Nectarines etc FROM $40 Citrus new Seasons Oranges, Mandarins, Limes, Tangelos, Grapefruit & Lemon FROM $30 Polytunnels (poly, net, fleece) Protects against the elements, animals & pets , , p NOW $29.50 WAS $42 SAVE $12.50 Bag Boys Bark Chips & Nuggets 50L Bag $10.50 ea 3kg bag$7 8kg bag $12.50 Tui Lime for Lawns 3 3kg b bag L $1.50 CAFE SPECIAL MINI BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES Greenhouses NZ made, 10 year guarantee, strong & durable, large range of sizes. *conditions apply *installation service available 6ft $1595 8ft $1995 50L bag Sell It. Buy It. Love It. • Cnr Andrews Ave & High Street, Lower Hutt •Ph5663611 •0800CASH4U Bring in quality goods and we'll give you a good price! We want quality, working: DVDs, CDs, Laptops, Desktop computers, any modern TV, DVD players, Gaming consoles. STOCK WANTED 3629258AH School takes action to deal with bullies WHERE TO GET HELP What are students' rights, and what can they expect? The Office of the Children's Commissioner report on Schools and the Right to Discipline makes five recommendations on how schools should respond to reports of bullying. Parents and students should expect: To be heard and responded to sensitively, and not to be dismissed out of hand. To be told that the report will be investigated and that there will be a response. To receive feedback on the situation and to have the incident responded to in an appropriate way. To be protected from negative consequences of their reporting. That the school will intervene and support victims and respond to bullies. Useful Contacts: Youthline: 0800 37 66 33 or free text 234 -- free telephone counselling for young people. Kidsline (0800 53 47 54): Telephone support for nine to 13-year-olds. Operated by trained secondary school students, Monday to Friday 4-6pm. 0800 NO BULLY (0800 66 28 55): Free, anonymous, 24-hour helpline giving advice on how to stop bullying. See also www.nobully.org.nz and www.cyberbullying.org.nz for information for parents, young people and teachers. Youthlaw: 0800 UTHLAW (0800 88 45 29) -- free legal advice for under-25s, including a section on bullying. For a copy of the latest Schools and the Right to Discipline report, visit the Office of the Children's Commissioner website, www.occ.org.nz. By AMY JACKMAN What people should expect to happen when they report bully- ing at school has been placed under the microscope, after the Ombudsman's report into the incidents at Hutt Valley High School in 2007 was released last week. The report says serious incidents of bullying at the school were not fully investigated or punished appro- priately after they were reported. However, it applauds the school for the changes it has made since 2007 to address bullying. Hutt Valley High School prin- cipal Ross Sinclair, who took up the post in 2008 after the incidents, says the school has done a great deal of work to ensure that students know bullying is not tolerated, and where they can seek help if they are being bullied. Students are advised by signs in every classroom that bullying is imposing on others verbally or physically in a way that makes them uncomfortable, embarrassed or threatened, and that if they are being harassed, they should seek help.'' Hutt Valley High School year 13 student Kayla Davis, who was in year nine in 2007, says the school has changed a lot since the incidents, with infor- mation readily available to students on what to do if bully- ing occurs. She says she was not targeted by the bullies, but had classmates who were. Our teachers are (now) more aware of what's going on outside of the classrooms, and we have peer mediation groups. There's also guidance coun- sellors available to talk to you whenever, and as year 13 students, we are told to keep an eye out for anything that may be happening and report it straight away, or even stick up for younger students.'' Students at any school can seek help from deans, guidance counsellors, senior leadership staff, form teachers, student leaders and peer mediators. Many schools in the Hutt Val- ley have peer mediation programmes which are run internally, as at Hutt Valley High School, or through a pro- gramme like the New Zealand Foundation for Peace Studies' Cool School peer mediation training. Wellington region trainer for Cool Schools Lynn Scott says there is clear evidence that con- fidential peer mediation works to reduce bullying in schools. Basically what you are doing is having another group of students in the school, out there talking about a peaceful resol- ution to conflict and who act as the ears of the teachers who can't be everywhere,'' she says. Most guidance counsellors and schools also advertise a var- iety of external services like Youthline and Youthlaw, which give free advice to young people. Early editions of Hutt News go online Historical editions of the Hutt News, from 1927 to 1933, have been digitised and are available online after a project between Hutt City Libraries and the Na- tional Library of New Zealand. The digitised newspapers are accessible through the National Library's Papers Past website. Hutt City Libraries heritage co-ordinator Clark Stiles says digitising early editions makes local history more accessible. As September is also Heri- tage Month in the Wellington region, now is an ideal time to find out more about our past.'' The project is part of the National Library's digitisation programme and partnership with the New Zealand library sector to ensure more of the na- tion's documentary heritage is accessible to future generations.
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