Kapiti Observer : May 26th 2011
8 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 HOUSES, WORKSHOPS, INDUSTRIAL, HANGARS, RURAL, LIFESTYLE 0800 TOTALSPAN (0800 868 257) CONTACT JOE HAVILL Mob: 027 437 0169, A/H (06)368 5858, Levin Offce (06)368 2866, www.harveys.co.nz OHAU erraces MAKE AN OFFER! Last sections available in prestigious upper terrace, one with drive-on access now formed to recommended building site. Magnifcent views over Bishops Vineyard, out to Kapiti Island and set against a backdrop of the stunning Tararua Ranges. VENDORS WANT TO SELL! Accept our invitation - drive on today and IMAGINE YOUR LIFESTYLE! T Lions get behind dyslexia success If it rains: Eesha Fugaz makes the trigger word 'if' out of clay. She has created two people, one holding up an umbrella. ''If it rains she's going to have an umbrella so she won't get wet.'' By TASHA BLACK Kenakena School s dyslexia pro- gramme has had a $6000 boost in funding from the Kapiti Lions Club. The dyslexia programme was piloted at the school in 2009, and principal Bruce McDonald said it was so successful some students reading levels have jumped three years. The programme launched after teacher Janet Pirie Hunter introduced the Davis method during a staff meeting. Mr McDonald said dyslexics are visual and spatial thinkers and a phonetic approach to learning words does not work for them. Words such as is , the and was have no mental picture, causing confusion. The Davis method uses pictures or images to help dyslexic children view things in a different perspective. Ms Pirie Hunter, with the help of a teacher aide, works with dyslexic children on about 217 trigger words with no men- tal picture. The children make clay models to explain the meaning of the word, its sound and spell- ing. Mr McDonald said the pro- gramme was for children who are reasonably bright and articulate, but struggle to read andwrite . . .kidsinthe middle who need that extra help to get over the hurdle. He said while the school s research shows students read- ing levels are improving, there were also immeasurable goals, such as seeing an increase in children s self-esteem. The Davis method approaches dyslexia as a gift and a strength, he said. Eesha Fugaz, 12, said the pro- gramme was fun and she has moved up in spelling groups and improved her focus. Usually when I m writing sometimes I get stressed out and overwhelmed . . . [now] I stand up and go outside and take a breath. It helps me get back on point. The donation from the Lions club will help pay for the pro- gramme, which costs $900 for a 10-week course for each child. Kenakena School will spend about $28,000 on the pro- gramme this year. he t½onga te wai a! #wa 9aß̋ø 9æøŁiº̌ )øæuı iß̋œ w̶½ºau┸̶aı, aº¸ iwi ßæ a ıø̋œ̋ºßaßiæº æº┺ ̇ 6̶̋ 9aß̋ø 5uııØ° 2øæª̋̊ß ß̶̋ ıøæ̊̋œœ ßæ ¸aß̋┹ aº¸ ̇ Ø̋a¸iº̌ ßæwaø¸œ æuø%uØßuøaØ IŒıåß #œœ̋œœŒ̋ºß┻ Date: 28 /a° 2011 Time: ̨øæŒ 10am Venue: 9̶aŁaøæº̌æßai /aøa̋ Mai i Kapakapanui o uta ki nｪA pua o ~W j nW#ｴuaｴuどoどManai KotWtotoo~W)ピ#┘ tﾝna ┘ KW pukWn 3769990AA h g te wai ai MaiiKap k i Hiwa Ra, Kia Hiwa Ra! Hui-a Iwi 6̶̋ 6̋ Bßi #w iº©iß̋œ naia ki taiが #┘aku oko a ┘ｴWnua kWnｪa ┘a ｴWp kWnｪatAnｪ ta POSTPONED due to tangi Ocean rower talking here The first person to row from Australia to New Zealand will share his story with Kapiti next week at the Otaihanga Boating Club. Shaun Quincey will speak on Tuesday from 7pm in a fundraiser for the Kapiti Kids Motivation Trust. Mr Quincey rowed from New South Wales to Northland in January last year -- the first to com- plete the Australia to New Zealand leg, and the second to row the Tasman. The first trans-Tasman rower was Mr Quincey s father Colin, who completed the journey 35 years earlier. Trust organiser Roger Booth said the evening could be a last chance for New Zealanders to hear Mr Quincey s story in person. Shaun has told his gripping story all over the country many times since he stepped ashore, but is about to shift base to the United Kingdom. We re grabbing this last chance to see the man and hear his story. Mr Quincey will speak at six schools across the district from Monday to Wednesday next week. Tickets for the evening can be bought from the Pak n Save service desk or the boating club, or contact Mr Booth 902 3421 for information. Frank, Juveniles make Zeal final Two Kapiti bands have made it to the finals of Zeal Battle of the Bands and will compete for the number one spot tomorrow night. After two heats seven bands are left, including Frank, from Kapiti College, and The Juveniles, from Paraparaumu College. Bands play a 20-minute set and have the chance to win over $2000 in prizes. The finals are on tomorrow, 7.30pm, at Zeal, Ghuznee St, Wellington, $10.
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