27 Sep
2020

Younger kids facing exclusion and suspension from school

first_imgStuff co.nz 25 June 2018Family First Comment: Gee. Wonder why? Could it have anything to do with a culture of children’s ‘rights’ while undermining the parental role and authority, and feeding the culture with unrestricted access to excessively violent and pornographic content?If you want to see the evidence of when it really started to get bad, read our report “Defying Human Nature: An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law” (2016)https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/research/smacking-law-2016/There are signs more intermediate and primary schools are being forced to consider excluding and suspending students, amid a reported rise in extreme behaviour among children.The trend has reignited calls for greater support for schools to deal with special needs and mental health issues among pupils, with claims many families are being left to deal with these issues on their own.The body that represents school boards said it had received a “flurry” of queries from boards about suspensions and exclusions for young students.Excluded students are those under 16 who are struck off the school roll.“Normally one would expect this type of behaviour in secondary schools,” President of the NZ School Trustees Association Lorraine Kerr said.“It’s now becoming intermediate schools, and in some extreme cases … it’s presenting itself in primary.”The apparent trend seemed to be a symptom of an increasing number of students arriving at school with significant behavioural needs, including conditions like foetal alcohol syndrome or ‘P babies’, Kerr said.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104822073/younger-kids-facing-exclusion-and-suspension-from-schoollast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Lucerne Golf Club Senior Scramble results

first_imgDEDHAM — The Lucerne Golf Club will celebrate its 90-year anniversary on Sunday, July 10. Results from the club’s Senior Scrambles on Tuesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 7, are as follows:July 5: Bill Brooks, Mike Dore, Ron Snyder, Marcelle Whitney (-5); Daryl Briggs, Ron Linscott, Mike Hutchins, Dick Gassett (-5); Hank Hosking, Ed Lachance, Ted Brown, Dennis Kiah (-5); Bruce Blanchard, Bob McKenney, Russ Black, Lloyd Deans (4); Bill Ferris, Jim Awalt, Jack Hinds, Bruce Mac Gregor (-4); Ken Goldstein, Doug Deans, Bob Francis, John Somes (-4); Gardon Warner, Mark Molnar, Bob Carter, Dan Crouse (-3); Mark Johnson, Ben Sawyer, Paul Bowden, Dave Robertson (-3) Grant Standbrook, Russ Black, Carl Williams, Bob Wilks (-3); Mel McLay, Gordon Holmes, Phil Carroll, Jim Bonzey (-3); Bruce Tabor, Larry Orcutt, Richard Baker, Ron Allen (-2); Mel Bowden, Charlie Perkins, Royce Morrison, Barry Harris (-2); Kerry Woodbury, Alan Gray, Robin Young, Bob Landis. (-1). Pins: No. 2 Charlie Perkins (5.5) and No. 6 Ted Brown (9.9).July 7: Doug Deans, Tom Winston, Ken Goldstein, Ron Snyder (-6); Bob Wilks, Jack Hinds, Dave Robertson, Royce Morrison (-5); Richard Baker, Joe Guaraldo, Bob Francis, Dick Gassett (-5); Mel McLay, Daryl Briggs, Ed Lachance, Bill Ferris (-5); Bill Brooks, Alan Cust, Bob Landis, Howard Flewelling (-4); Grant Lee, Don McCubbin, Lloyd Deans, Dennis Kiah (-4); Grant Standbrook, Bob Carter, Charlie Perkins, Barry Harris (-3); Marcelle Whitney, Ted Brown, Ben Sawyer, Bruce MacGregor (-3); Kerry Woodbury, Bob Fraser, Mike Dore, Bruce Blanchard (-1); Ron Allen, Robin Young, Phil Carroll, Jim Awalt (-2); Paul Bowden, Ted Pierson, Jim Mabry, Jim Bonzey (-1); John Somes, Bob Fraser, Mark Johnson, Bob Mc Kenney (-1). Pins: No. 2 Dave Robertson (11.2) and No. 6 Grant Standbrook (3.10).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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18 Sep
2020

Germany Cruise into Euro Quarters

first_imgJerome Boateng scored his first international goal to set Germany on their way to a 3-0 win against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Sunday as the world champions cruised into the quarterfinals.Boateng opened his account eight minutes into his 63rd international appearance and Joachim Loew’s side never looked back against outclassed opponents.Mesut Ozil had a penalty saved soon after but Julian Draxler set up Mario Gomez to double the lead two minutes before half-time and the impressive Draxler then completed the scoring just after the hour mark.There was never any threat of a repeat of Slovakia’s 3-1 win when the teams met in a friendly just four weeks ago and Germany move on to a last-eight tie against either reigning champions Spain or old rivals Italy next weekend.“I hit the ball well and am glad it went in. It was also about time,” defender Boateng told ZDF of his goal as he admitted that Germany never gave Slovakia a look in.“We wanted to make sure at all costs that they didn’t get into the game, pressed us or put pressure on us out wide.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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26 May
2020

Tigers into Cup finals by 1 point

first_imgLae’s trusted man David Loko did wonders for the Stanley Tepend coached side when he put a field goal between the uprights in extra time.This match was supposed to have been played on Sunday but was postponed to yesterday due to a heavy downpour all day.Before a packed crowd at Lae League Oval yesterday, both sides put their bodies on the line for the win.Muruks went to the break leading 10-6. At full time, the scores were tied at 10 all, forcing the game into extra time when Loko booted the golden point to claim victory for his team.Muruks are now out of the race, while Tigers will take the road to Kundiawa for the major semi final against the TNA Simbu Lions on Sunday.Meanwhile, the 2014 champions Kemele Hela Wigmen defeated Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles 14-8 in Mendi last Sunday. Wigmen will now proceed to meet the Agmark Rabaul Gurias in Kokopo on Sunday. The Grand final of the 2015 Digicel Cup will be played next Sunday in Port Moresbylast_img read more

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