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COMMENTS FROM CONSUMERS.......

We gathered a variety of comments from questionnaires distributed on Day 3 of each seminar. The children were not required to identify themselves - simply to comment on the courses and the tutors and to add any general comment they felt was relevant to their individual experience.

Junior Group:

`I liked The Sound of Music, Reach For The Stars and Sorceror's Apprentice very much indeed'

`I loved it a lot'

`I most liked Strategy Games'

`I liked it all and Ken Ring is a very nice teacher because he is very interesting'.

`I loved Toy Box Technology.'

`I extremely enjoyed Toy Box Technology and Secret Codes & Ciphers but Toy Box was the best.'

`Next time I really want to try Diplomacy.'

`I liked every workshop and every tutor a lot. I liked Nicholas Oram particularly because of his lunchtime poetry and performances.'

`I've put three ticks by Nicholas Oram because I really liked his poetry at lunchtime.'

`Word Wizardry was heaps of fun. I loved it.'

PRIZEWINNERS

The standard of achievement was extremely high in both groups with a number of students awarded High Achievement Certificates. After much deliberation and debate the prizes went to the following students:

Junior Seminar:
Prizes were awarded to: TEGAN WALSH, JOHN BLAKEBROUGH, SARAH CLIFFORD, TEGAN CRAWFORD, LUCAS FLYNN and MARCUS GROUND.

The Junior Supreme Medal Winners were:
PIM VAN DEN TOP and HAYLEY SMITH.

Senior Seminar:
Prizes were awarded to: REBECCA BLAKEBROUGH, STEFAN TESIC-DURIC, LINDA GU, JAMIE FENTON and MERCEDES BISHOP.

The Senior Supreme Medal Winners were:
KERRY APPLETON and CALLUM BLACKMORE.

TODD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

We are of course delighted to report that the generosity of the Todd Foundation has made it possible for us to award a far greater number of scholarship places.

Our Junior Todd Foundation Scholars were:
TAMARA COUBRAY BAILEY, SCOTT & SARAH CLIFFORD, GABRIELLE BLAKE, NICO CALDERON-HUNT, HANNA ETTLES, SAVANT CHRISTIAN, LEVI LANG, JULIET ESVELD, LEILA SMITH, GARETH SUTCLIFFE and TEVA PASISI.

Our Senior Todd Foundation Scholars were:
ANNA SISSON, FRANCIS BRIDGE, DANIELLE BATISTICH, CARON PURVIS, ASHLEIGH BEALE, MELANIE JOHNSTON, CLARA WILSON, TAHU TAYLOR, ALEXA FORREST-PAIN, SHAYNA BURTON, HILGARD DU PREEZ, MATT TINI, CHALESE ANDREW, RAWIRI WAIHAPE, DAVID MACKAY, SUZELLE VICKERS, ANITA FERRIS, FREYA WILSON, SHAYNE EDWARDS, LINDA GU, ADEEL SURENDRAN, GLENN SUGIANTO, ANNA-LISA SUTCLIFFE, CRYSTAL FINNIE.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SEMINARS UPDATE

Two successful Achieving Potential Seminars took place at Selwyn College during the holidays with one hundred and thirty students taking part over the six day period. Attendees came from places as far and widely dispersed as Wellington and Whangarei, and lots of places inbetween.
Elaine le Sueur's CSI workshops proved immensely popular and eighteen eager sleuths used their combined mental acuity to solve a grisly murder. The Judge presiding over the Depositions Hearing was particularly intimidating in traditional garb.
Future entrepreneurs were much taken with Gail Romano's WHY WE TRADE and ENTERPRISE sessions and of course Paul Willis was received as enthusiastically as ever with COSTUME DESIGN and BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE.
The younger students were greatly taken with Gloria Witheford's travelling STARLAB and no need to report that Ken Ring was as popular as ever!
The weather was moderately kind to us overall and in any case everyone had heaps of fun despite the occasional wintry blast.
Next seminars......? April 2008!

School Holiday Courses: WANTED - SUPERVISOR!

We need an additional supervisor for our Y4 -Y6 school holiday course. Duties include supervision of students, help/support in classes, specific interaction in games workshops. Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th September, 8.30am to 3.30pm daily. If you are interested please contact Jean at 09 585 0111 or Mobile 021 389 448 or you can email to: info@holidayseminars.co.nz

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