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We believe that children thrive in a
settled and structured environment and
parents are often attracted by the
atmosphere of calm cooperation.
The centre's philosophy is entirely
family-focused, existing to support
children and their families -- and
this is perhaps its biggest strength.
The centre values literacy and numeracy
highly, and children aged from
four years are fully transitioned into
school-ready routines, structures and
We provide a balanced, imaginative
and exciting programme for all childre
FOR ALL ENQUIRIES
Contact Sarah/Helen on
347 4474 or email
• Over 2s 1:5 preschool
• Under 2s 1:4 nursery • Fantastic rural outlook
• 27 car parks
We cater for children
from birth to 6 years.
QUALITY Before & After School Care
& Holiday Programme
Winner of Best New OSCAR Programme
in New Zealand 2011 AND
Most Outstanding OSCAR Programme 2012
Venues: Rolleston Lincoln Springston Templeton Leeston
Contact us or see our website for more information
and enrolment forms.
Hours: 7.30am - 6pm
Ph. 03 347 3031 or 021 155 3341
PO Box 69201, Lincoln, Canterbury 7640
Lincoln Childcare and Pre-school
Lincoln University 325-2287 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We are situated on
Ellesmere Junction Road
and we offer a warm
Feel free to come and visit anytime
to discuss your child's education
We provide excellent child to teacher ratios
We currently have spaces available for both our under 2 and over 2 sides
Come and join us!
We have space available right
now, for terms 2 and 3
Learn to Swim and our
School Holiday programme
Cnr Matipo and Elizabeth Streets, Riccarton
Phone: (03) 348 6488, Fax: (03) 348 2723
LEARN to SWIM
Per aquam ad gloriam
"Through water to Glory"
First aid tips for children
A recent incident in
Christchurch where a young
boy managed to stop the car
when his grandfather suffered
a heart attack while driving,
saving both of them, was a
good lesson for parents.
You never know when your
children might need to show
presence of mind -- in the
school playground, on the
sports field, or even at home
to help you if an emergency
arises. Here are some basic
tips to pass on:
Calling for help
If somebody is seriously
hurt, children should ask an
adult for help straight away. If
there is no adult around, they
should call 111. Make sure
they know to ask for an
ambulance and to listen
carefully to the person on the
other end. Remind them they
will need to know where they
are, so the ambulance knows
where to go.
Let them know it is
important to stay calm and to
answer all the questions they
are asked, and not to hang
up until the person on the
other end of the phone says it
What to do with a broken
It can be hard sometimes
to work out whether a bone is
broken. If someone has hurt a
limb and finds it incredibly
painful to move, treat it as if it
is broken. The most important
thing to know about broken
bones is that they should not
be moved or touched. Not
only can this cause extreme
pain, but it can also lead to
further damage. Try to keep
the injured person as still as
possible, and if necessary, find
something soft to rest the
sore part of their body on
until help arrives.
What to do if somebody is
If the cut is minor and your
child is capable, they could
try washing the wound with
water -- for example putting it
under a running tap -- and
trying to get any dirt out to
avoid possible infection. They
can then cover the wound
with a clean dressing or cloth
until help arrives.
If the injury is more serious,
they should get the victim to
press hard on the site of the
wound with their hand or a
clean cloth to stop the
bleeding, or do it themselves
if the person is incapable.
They should cover their hand
if they can (for example with
a clean plastic bag) when
they do this and press hard.
If there is an object stuck in
the wound, leave it there --
pulling it out could make
Put the burned area under
cold running water and leave
it for 20 minutes.
The water should be
running gently, not turned on
full, and they should never
hold ice against the skin in an
effort to cool it. The injured
person may need a blanket
around them to keep the rest
of their body warm.
Strong swim club
SPLASHING OUT: A promising swimmer trains at Wharenui Pool.
The Wharenui Swimming Club is one of
the largest swim clubs in New Zealand, with
a proud history of swimming successes
Great team spirit is found throughout all
levels of the club, from the Learn to Swim
programme up to the top squads.
In addition to the pool facilities and
swimming club, Wharenui features a popular
stadium. This can be hired for sports teams
and fitness centre training, including netball,
basketball, volleyball and badminton.
You can also learn to swim at Wharenui.
Special baby/infant/preschool swimming
lessons are offered, as well as classes for
school children (including holiday
programmes) and adults.
The Wharenui Swimming Club, one of the
oldest swimming clubs in New Zealand, has
turned out both Commonwealth and Olympic
champions. If you aspire to achieving goals in
swimming, the club, which has been built on
years of tradition and excellence, is the place
Qualified and dedicated coaches will help
you achieve your goals. You can compete
locally, nationally, or internationally, or join the
Masters Swimming Club programme to keep
fit and improve your swimming.
Over the years, Wharenui Pool has provided
many Christchurch schools with an ongoing
programme of lessons tailored to suit the
individual needs of students, from new entrant
to intermediate, and beyond that to high
school as well.
With many schools no longer able to sustain
a pool of their own, outsourcing lessons has
become the norm. Wharenui is also available
as a venue for school swimming sports or
Jan Hance and her team of ASTA-qualified
instructors will discuss with you how best to
deliver lessons and teach your students this
most vital of skills, from water confidence
through to technique and stroke development
for the older or more experienced student.
Special needs and cultural requirements are
also catered for.
Brendan Wright, deputy principal, Ilam
''Ilam School has a long history of using
Wharenui Pool for whole school swimming
lessons. Working with Wharenui Pool to
organise 500 children through two weeks of
daily 30-minute lessons is a challenging
organisational task and it has been a pleasure
co-ordinating this with the help of Wharenui
''Their coaches provide effective swimming
tuition and children are quickly grouped, so
lessons can best meet their needs.
''Flexibility allows for changes in groupings
when needed and as children improve. I
would recommend Wharenui Pool as an
excellent facility for aquatics education and
whole-school swimming lessons.''
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