Posts Categorized: Information presentation

Ara Trades workshop – opportunity to have a look at course options

Interested in attending a course at Ara next year? Stay at school but attend Ara 2 days per week.
I would highly recommend that you take the opportunity to attend the workshop below with your son to get a better insight as to what exactly is on offer. Building, Auto, Engineering, Plumbing, Electrical, Plastering, Painting etc.
 
If you do intend to attend please register your son’s name using the link below.
 
If you have any further questions or are unable to make this time and would like to arrange an alternative time to visit the campus and have a tour please contact:
 
 
Nicolette Adam
Coordinator – Secondary Tertiary Pathways
Ph. 03 940 8586// 027 390 3971
City Campus, Madras Street
PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140
New Zealand


 
 
Ace of Trades
 
This term our Trades tutors will be opening up the Woolston Campus workshops on Tuesday 12 September at 6pm.
 
The purpose of this evening is to give students an overview of all of the Trades options available at Araand to see our expert tutors in action.
 
This is an open invitation to all members of our community to come and see the trades facilities at Araand both school groups and members of the public are more than welcome.
 
We look forward to seeing you or your students there. Parents are also VERY welcome! Registrations can be made through the Experience Ara Masterclass registration page {Please note: parents do not have to register.

 

 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about options for next year.
 
Regards
 
Richard Webster
CBHS HOD Careers and Transition

Dare to Prepare Study Skills presentation

 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
As advertised in the latest newsletter the CBHS Careers Department is hosting a Study Skills presentation on Tuesday 24th October 6-8:15pm to be delivered by UCANDO. The seminar is titled DARE TO PREPARE. CBHS have hosted this presentation over the last 3 years and received excellent feedback from the parents and students that attended.

Topics covered include:
The differences between Skills-Based and Knowledge-Based Learning

Short Term versus Long Term Memory

Accelerated Learning Principals: How To SCAR Information Into Long-term memory

With an Emphasis on Multi-Sensory Learning

The Power Of Connections

The Undervalued Right Brain

The Need For Regular Review

Importance of Overviews

Power Of Keywords

Note taking using THInKmaps
 
The presentation is suitable for all students and parents/caregivers.
 
The presenter, Stuart Wright, of UCANDO is a leading New Zealand facilitator of Accelerated Learning and Whole Brain Learning Techniques. He has been a High School Senior Manager, Careers Adviser, as well as HOD Languages. Stuart has successfully taught various study skills and motivation courses to thousands of primary, secondary and tertiary students around New Zealand and more recently Australia. He has run teacher training courses through the Massey University College of Education as well as staff presentations at a variety of learning institutions.
 
Term 4 is a vital time for students to focus on their studies. Your son/daughter will have numerous Internal and External assessments between now and the end of the year. The skills learnt in this two hour presentation will hopefully assist your child to achieve to the best of their ability. I encourage you to take this opportunity to join your son/daughter and attend this presentation.
 
 
In order to secure your seat we ask that you REGISTER on-line and make payment by Tues 24th Oct 12noon. The cost is $10 per family. Tickets will be emailed to the contact email that you enter on the registration form. Please ensure that you bring this ticket with you to the event for entry.

Otago University 1st Year Health Sciences presentation

Reminder:

 

Prajesh from Otago university will be giving a presentation to all students interested in studying 1st Yr Health Sciences next Tues 12 Sept in C5 at 2pm.

 

This is a VERY informative presentation.

DREAM BIG – Engineering our World: a heartfelt story of human ingenuity

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, is a giant-screen film that will transform how we think about engineering.

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big takes viewers on a journey of discovery as it celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

See the trailer here

 

Tuesday 12 September 6:30 – 7:30 pm (45 minutes) Charles Luney Auditorium, 
St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Christchurch

Interested in Architecture?

Mark Burry is a practising architect.  His role is to help lead the development of a whole-of-university research approach to helping ensure that our future cities anticipate and meet the needs of all – smart citizens for smart cities.

 

CLICK HERE for more information

Ara – Ace of Trades

Ace of Trades

 

This term our Trades tutors will be opening up the Woolston Campus workshops on Tuesday 12 September at 6pm.

The purpose of this evening is to give students an overview of all of the Trades options available at Ara and to see our expert tutors in action.

This is an open invitation to all members of our community to come and see the trades facilities at Ara and both school groups and members of the public are more than welcome.

We look forward to seeing you or your students there. Parents are also VERY welcome! Registrations can be made through the Experience Ara Masterclass registration page {Please note: parents do not have to register}.

Engineering Expo

The Public Open Day and Dream Big Feature Movie – http://www.weekofengineering.co.nz/engineering-expo/

This engineering expo is a chance to indulge your curiosity, get you thinking creatively and explore the fascinating world of engineering. Engage in real-world projects, interactive activities, displays or watch a free screening of Engineering documentary ‘Dream Big’ http://www.weekofengineering.co.nz/dream-big/

Date:  Saturday 5 August 10am – 4pm

Location:  Ara Institute of Canterbury, Kahukura Building, 30 Madras Street, Christchurch

Learn more about engineering and how the world works at the free Engineering Expo! #WeekOfEngineering #InspireYoungMinds https://www.facebook.com/pg/WeekofEngineering/events/?ref=page_internal

 

Week of Engineering

 The Schools Programme

The free events for “Week of Engineering” have been collated below to enable a one screen view of what is on offer for your students during the week of 31 July – 5 August.  There are a few extra events added since my last email so do take a look at these wonderful STEM opportunities.  This event is aimed at Years 11-13. Places are limited so please register to avoid missing out.

Register online  http://www.weekofengineering.co.nz/school-programme/

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Monday

31-Jul

Morning

Stantec

Students will be involved in an engineering problem solving Quakecraft workshop to design and prototype a sustainable tiny house for extreme conditions and natural disasters, including earthquakes. Using 3D printing and Computer Aided Design you will work in teams to design your very own model house and test its structural integrity on a shake table.They will get to meet engineers and find out about their career pathways and about what they do.

Monday

31-Jul

Morning

Mindlab

The Mind Lab by Unitec are offering an interactive and immersive free workshop in our Christchurch lab. See website for more details.

Monday

31-Jul

Afternoon

ENZTEC

The visit to Enztec will allow students to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical sides of designing and manufacturing orthopaedic instruments. They will learn about the product lifecycle from concept design, through prototyping, evaluation and final manufacture. Emphasis will be placed on the end user (surgeon) needs and how our designs solve their problems and allow them to operate seamlessly. There will be an opportunity to talk with our most recentengineering graduates who come from mechanical and biomedical backgrounds.

Monday

31-Jul

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Tuesday

1-Aug

Morning

Harrison Grierson

Harrison Grierson is widely regarded as one of the leading engineering and design consultancies in New Zealand. We challenge ourselves to think creatively and find truly innovative solutions. What makes us unique is that we’re always looking for measurable ways to enhance the natural, social and built environments around us.  Harrison Grierson would like to invite Year 11 students for a day of showcasing the career pathway of engineering and the exciting prospect of working at HG. You’ll hear about the projects we undertake at Harrison Grierson, engage with an interactive activity in teams and hear from an engineering graduate about the interesting projects they are involved with and what they enjoy about engineering.

Tuesday

1-Aug

Morning

Dynamic Controls

Dynamic Controls designs and manufactures electronic controls for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters which are sold world-wide. During the visit students will be given a brief introduction to Dynamic before a description of a typical research, design and development process. The students will be introduced to engineers of different disciplines then given a change to drive a power wheelchair. Students who a considering a career in control electronics, imbedded software or mechanical design engineering will see first-hand something of what is involved.

Tuesday

1-Aug

Morning

AECOM NZ Ltd

Site visit either Russley Road (Memorial overpass, harewood underpass, southern airport access) so structural + civil engineering or An Accessible City in the CBD.

Tuesday

1-Aug

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Tuesday

1-Aug

Full Day

ARA

Quakecraft structural engineering activities and a guided tour of ARA facilities. See website for fuller description.

Wednesday

2-Aug

Afternoon

Dynamic Controls

Dynamic Controls designs and manufactures electronic controls for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters which are sold world-wide. During the visit students will be given a brief introduction to Dynamic before a description of a typical research, design and development process. The students will be introduced to engineers of different disciplines then given a change to drive a power wheelchair. Students who a considering a career in control electronics, imbedded software or mechanical design engineering will see first-hand something of what is involved.

Wednesday

2-Aug

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Wednesday

2-Aug

Full Day

OPUS

Opus is dedicated to creating what matters for future generations – by using the smartest technology, data and people to make communities better to live in. We do that by employing the best and brightest engineers, designers, researchers and planners who work on fascinating engineering and infrastructure projects all over the world.

Wednesday

2-Aug

Full Day

ARA

Quakecraft structural engineering activities and a guided tour of ARA facilities. See website for fuller description.

Thursday

3-Aug

Afternoon

Dynamic Controls

Dynamic Controls designs and manufactures electronic controls for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters which are sold world-wide. During the visit students will be given a brief introduction to Dynamic before a description of a typical research, design and development process. The students will be introduced to engineers of different disciplines then given a change to drive a power wheelchair. Students who a considering a career in control electronics, imbedded software or mechanical design engineering will see first-hand something of what is involved.

Thursday

3-Aug

Morning

Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd

Students will be involved in an engineering problem solving Quakecraft workshop to design and prototype a sustainable tiny house for extreme conditions and natural disasters, including earthquakes. Using 3D printing and Computer Aided Design you will work in teams to design your very own model house and test its structural integrity on a shake table. They will get to meet structural, civil and geotechnical engineers and find out about engineering career pathways and about what engineers actually do.

Thursday

3-Aug

Afternoon

Holmes Solutions

We would give the students a tour of a structural test facility, and give short demonstrations of shake table testing, tensile testing and possibly other types of testing.

Thursday

3-Aug

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Thursday

3-Aug

Morning

Stantec

Water Engineering Challenge : Stantec (formerly known in NZ as MWH) is one of the top 20 global engineering design firms in the world,with 22,000 professionals working in over 200 countries. In New Zealand, we are heavily involved in water, transportation and energy engineering projects.  We invite students to join us for an interactive challenge in our Christchurch office!  During the session you will be getting hands-on using some everyday items to engineer your own water filtration device. You will also have the opportunity to experience our virtual reality gear. We will introduce you to some of our engineering professionals who are happy to answer any questions around what their work involves.

 See Mr Webster for more details