Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

www.sing4peace.com Gathers Momentum

An update - Weds 21 November

The response to sing4peace.com has been amazing with more than 700 visitors to the site so far!

As a result of the building interest, a Communications Centre has been set up in the Selwyn House Technology Block to manage the flow of information and liaison with the media.

This morning registrations from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and e-commerce organisation Co Funds in London have been added to the site and the girls are awaiting confirmation from schools in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, London, Scotland, all over Australia and the US.

e-mails to NZ and overseas schools and organisations telling them about the Sing4Peace Day on the 29th November were only sent on Friday and already Selwyn House School has registrations from all around NZ and the world. New Zealand schools including Aranui High School (ChCh), St James' School (Palmerston North), St Joseph's School (Waitara), Kohimarama School (Auckland), Kutarere School (Opotiki), Solway College (Masterton), Central Normal School (Palmerston North),
St Kentigern School, (Auckland) and Kaka Point School.

GlobalNet (www.GlobalNet.org.nz) and Southern Doctor www.southerndoctor.co.nz are two organisations that have also registered for sing4peace.

Messages of support from have been heart warming and encouraging - things like: "What a wonderful idea, we would love to sing on the 29th" and "A fantastic idea, well done Selwyn House, we are looking forward to supporting this day" That last one was from Kohimarama School in Auckland where all 472 students and 35 staff will sing together for peace on the 29th November.

Very large groups are taking part on Sing4Peace Day on the 29th. At Central Normal School in Palmerston North, their registration says their choir has learnt the song "Let There Be Peace On Earth" which plays on the website www.sing4peace.com and they sang it to a special groups of visitors to the school last Friday.

Over the next week, the Selwyn House Year 8’s will be visiting Christchurch schools to talk to them about Sing4Peace Day. One such visit will see the girls visiting The School for Deaf – Van Asch College in Sumner - where “signing-on to sing for peace” will take on a whole new meaning. Van Asch plans to sign “Let There Be Peace On Earth” (the song features on the website and the song Selwyn House is suggesting people sing on the day – words and music available for download from the site) on Thursday 29th November – Sing 4 Peace Day. Talk about interactive! It's fantastic.

With more than 700 visitors to the site from all over the world to date, the Selwyn House team can follow the traffic to sing4peace.com thanks to a Statistic Programme written into the website. So far, 78% of the visitors have been from NZ, with others from Australia, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, USA, Egypt, Colombia (that might have even been the PM!) and many other places around the world.

Ali Jones Public Relations Ltd.
Christchurch
tel: 03 356 0010
fax: 03 356 1125
mob: 027 247 3112
Or Selwyn House School 03 3557 299, Year 8 contact: Sandy Hastings
e-mail: sing4peace@selhouse.school.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>

 

14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>

ALSO:

Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>

ALSO:

Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>

ALSO:

"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels