Nelson Leader : February 21st 2013
17 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 NEWS Sunday 24 February 2013 11am to 3pm ADVERTISING FEATURE Reunion to celebrate 125 years As well as February's gala celebrations, Brightwater School has another major event to celebrate. In March the school has a reunion to acknowledge the landmark of 125 years' educating local children. The reunion starts on the evening of March 22 at the Headingly Centre in Richmond. Registrations for the event are being taken now and all past pupils, staff, school committee and board of trustee members are warmly invited to register to attend. For registration forms visit the Brightwater School website: www. brightwater.school.nz. Brightwater School has seen many changes over the last 125 years. The school first opened its doors in 1888 as a boys' school. The Brightwater Girls' School was situated where the Brightwater Hall stands today. On closure of the Brightwater Girls' School at the end of 1889 the two schools combined to form a mixed school on the present site. The reunion's programme of activities, which includes a drinks and nibbles occasion and a Saturday night dinner with live music, will provide the opportunity for attendees to relive many memories with old school mates and teachers and to catch up with old friends and acquaintances. The present day school children will be performing a series of items at school on the Saturday and the new school waterwheel will be officially opened. Additional details are on the official website or contact Ph: 03 542 3666 email: principal@ brightwater.school.nz Enrolments for the reunion can be made at the school office on the gala day The Brightwater School focus Established in 1888, Brightwater School is a semi rural primary school with a country atmosphere and a family-friendly feel, says principal Gerald Baldwin. "It has a close partnership with the community and a strong focus on family values, working with parents and caregivers to help make a child's schooling a positive experience. "We take great pride in creating a learning environment where all children are valued and given the opportunity to develop academically, socially and physically in a safe and caring environment," he says. The school's programmes and activities are aimed at meeting the needs of all children, giving them the opportunity to extend their learning and to provide them with a wide range of educational experiences both at school and in the wider community. gala day. Locally owned and operated and all manufactured on- site here in Nelson. 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' -- Chai Deva Evolve Festival director More than 90 stalls and 70 free workshops, a mar- ket place, therapists, a children s area, food stalls and a full music and entertainment line- up will be at the annual Evolve Festival at Founders Heritage Park this weekend. Festival director Chai Deva said four stallholders were coming from Australia to attend the festi- val as well as six from Auckland and six from Christchurch. All of these people are new to the festival and all of them approached us. So that is a good sign that the reputation of the festival is starting to change. The annual wellness festival is now in its 22nd year and usually attracts between 2000 and 3000 people over the weekend. However, it is just the third year Chai and partner Bex have run the festival and they have been keen to put on a professionally-run event that is more mainstream than previous festivals. The festival also includes a wide variety of enter- tainment and a kidzone entertain- ment area for children. New Zealand's Got Talent final- ist Mihirangi Fleming, who is on a national tour to launch her new album, will headline the Saturday music night at the festival. Bex said Mihirangi was per- fectly suited for the festival. Her sound is uplifting and she shares a conscious message through her music. Other musicians include Amiria Grenell, Tommy and The Fallen Horses, Prosad and Karen Hunter. They will be joined by comedy hypnotist Gerard V, rov- ing performers and a fire show. The wide variety of workshops and stalls offer a huge range of options, from the mainstream to the off beat. These include yoga, numerology, building a sweat- shop, wild plants and native trees, colour vibration, discovering your ancient lines, the world of echoes, West African dance and even a documentary called Voices of the Forest about Gary Cook s search for faery folk . The weekend is about bringing together a range of things that can inspire and to provide infor- mation and a celebration to evolve the health and wellbeing of individuals and the community, Bex said. Tickets are available through Eventfinder and at The Organic Green Grocer and the Possibilities shop in Hardy St. The festival runs from 10am until late on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for each day or $25 for a weekend pass. Students and seniors $5 discount. Children under 14 free.
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