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NZ schools win more than $665,000 of technology

News release
Monday 25 September

New Zealand schools win more than $665,000 worth of technology

Students all around New Zealand will soon be logging on to shiny new Apple iBook computers and experiencing Canon printers and cameras, following the conclusion of the 2006 Westfield Shop For Your School campaign.

More than 350 schools and some 109,000 students participated in the Shop For Your School campaign. This year the programme was restructured to include two categories – schools with up to 300 students (Band 1) and those with 301 or more (Band 2).

Friends and family of primary and intermediate students have been donating their shopping receipts to their chosen school in the nine-week Shop For Your School campaign.

The programme concluded on Sunday, September 17 and the prizes were announced last week at various Westfield malls around the country.

“For four years now we have been involved in the Shop for Your Schools programme and it never ceases to amaze me how much local communities get behind their schools,” says Westfield national marketing and communications manager Linda Trainer.

“Kiwis are extremely community minded and this has obviously been a big incentive for relatives, friends and associates to get out there and shop for their local schools.

“The prizes are plainly a big draw for many as most of us appreciate the huge benefits modern technology provide in the classroom,” Linda says.

More than $665,000 worth of technology and prizes have been provided for the Westfield Shop For Your School campaign at nine participating Westfield centres across New Zealand. They include Apple computers, software and Canon digital and video cameras.

27 iPod Nanos and nine 30Gig iPods were also handed out to shoppers just for registering points for their favourite schools.

Still to be announced is the lucky school which will host the TV3 show Sticky TV. Students get the chance to meet Sticky TV stars, Sam, Julia and Drew when they film an episode at the chosen school in October 2006.

Over the years, simply by doing their everyday shopping at a Westfield centre, Kiwis will have helped hundreds of thousands of primary and intermediate students gain access to more than $2.2 million of educational resources.

Please find a list of the top three schools in each region on the following pages.

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Westfield Shop For Your School Results
Top three schools at each Westfield centre

Westfield Glenfield
Band 1
1. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Raki
2. Verran Primary School
3. Birkdale North Primary School
Band 2
1. Glenfield Primary School
2. Target Road Primary School
3. Manuka Primary School

Westfield Shore City
Band 1
1. Wilson School
2. AppleTree Education Centre
3. Takapuna Primary School
Band 2
1. Stanley Bay School
2. Hauraki Primary School
3. Milford Primary

Westfield Manukau City
Band 1
1. Brookby Primary School
2. Mercer School
3. Ramarama School
Band 2
1. Alfriston School
2. The Gardens School
3. Greenmeadows Intermediate School

Westfield Pakuranga
Band 1
1. St Marks Catholic School
2. Riverina School
3. Anchorage Park School
Band 2
1. Bucklands Beach Primary
2. Sunnyhills
3. Elm Park School

Westfield St Lukes
Band 1
1. Good Shepherd School
2. Kelston Deaf Education Centre
3. St. Francis School
Band 2
1. Balmoral School
2. Pt Chevalier School
3. Maungawhau Primary School

Westfield WestCity
Band 1
1. Timatanga Community School
2. Henderson South School
3. Rutherford Primary School
Band 2
1. Henderson Valley Primary
2. Holy Cross School
3. Summerland Primary School

Westfield Chartwell
Band 1
1. Waiterimu School
2. Horsham Downs School
3. Whitikahu School
Band 2
1. Hukanui Primary School
2. St Joseph’s Catholic School, Fairfield
3. Rototuna Primary School

Westfield Queensgate
Band 1
1. Boulcott
2. Wa Ora Montessori School
3. Korokoro School
Band 2
1. Eastern Hutt School
2. Waterloo
3. St Peters and Pauls

Westfield Riccarton
Band 1
1. Yaldhurst Model School
2. St. Teresa’s School
3. Greenpark School
Band 2
1. Spreydon School
2. Russley School
3. Oaklands School


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