Posts Categorized: Information presentation

ARA Institute Have A Go Day

Year 11-13 are invited to register for ARA (CPIT) Have A Go Day on 3rd June. 9.30am till 12 noon. You would have to make your own way there as it’s Teacher Only Day. See Mr Webster for topics and sessions and to register asap, limited places for all schools.


Have a Go Day is for Year 11, 12 & 13 students, the activities on offer for this Have a Go Day are:


·         Architecture

·         Art & Design and Photography

·         Beauty Therapy

·         Broadcasting

·         Business

·         Civil & Mechanical Engineering

·         Electrical Engineering

·         Food

·         Hairdressing

·         Health Promotion and Nutrition

·         Hospitality

·         Maori & Pasifika Studies

·         Nursing

·         Outdoor Education & Sustainability

Fantastic opportunity to experience university life

Please see below the format for the upcoming Year 12 Discovery Day to be held at the University of Canterbury on Tuesday April 11th. This is a fantastic opportunity for those students considering going to university when they leave school to get an insight into what university life is really like. I have informed all students in Yr12 of this opportunity and would strongly encourage those students interested in university as a future pathway to attend this day.

The cost of a student attending university is continually rising. CBHS students thinking of going to the University of Otago, Victoria University, and the University of Auckland etc. face a cost of $20 – $25,000 per year. Approx. $10,000 per year at UC. Figures indicate that approx. 25% of 1st year students fail papers and a large number of students change their mind and change courses. This can extend the time it takes to complete a degree and consequently dramatically increase the cost of the qualification. Opportunities like the UC Yr12 Discovery Day are a great way to assist our students make informed decisions about their future pathway.

Year 12 Discovery Day at the University of Canterbury.

Date: Tuesday 12 April
Time: 9.30am to 2.00pm – students involved will not attend school on this day.

Venue: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, starting in the Clyde car park (view map).

This new event gives Year 12 students the chance to experience what it’s like to be a university student. The event is structured just like a real university day, following an individual timetable that the students select. UC is hosting the event but the information presented to students will be very generic and relevant to universities around the country. Students who may not be considering studying at UC but are keen on a university pathway are encouraged to attend.

Students will:
•take part in taster lectures
•discover the differences between school and university
•learn why university study is valuable
•explore the campus
•find out about student services, including those for Māori and Pasifika
•try a student lunch on a budget – $5 voucher

Steps to register for this event:

CLICK HERE to find more information about the day.

– Please discuss this opportunity with your son and if you wish for him to attend please sign the attached 2016 UC Yr12 Discovery Day Permission slip and return to the Careers staff by the 23rd March.

– Each student needs to register and pick their timetable online by Tuesday 22 March. Students can REGISTER HERE.

– Students to forward/or print out and deliver to the Careers Dept. a copy of the confirmation email sent to them from UC acknowledging the Lectures they have selected.

– Students to receive confirmation email by CBHS to indicate leave from school has been granted

– students make their own way to and from the University of Canterbury on the 12th April.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.


Richard Webster

CBHS Careers Advisor

Thinking of doing an Arts degree at University?

UC Possibilities – Year 13 students

Help your students discover the Bachelor of Arts with UC Possibilities, 19-21 April 2016.

Students will:
•Go to the University of Canterbury for three days
•Attend real lectures and interesting talks about Arts subjects
•Explore the campus
•Find out about clubs and student life
•Learn about scholarships
•Find out about careers in Humanities and Social Sciences
•Meet other students

Lunch is provided.

Interested students need to register their attendance by emailing

More information is available here.

Considering studying at university

Yr11 and Yr12 Students considering going to university after leaving school please meet in the Big Room at 8:30am Wednesday 2nd March. This is not university specific and will cover all aspects to consider when deciding whether or not university is the right path for you.

University of Otago Course Planning

University of Otago Course Planning

Mon 30 Nov – Fri 4 Dec

Prajesh will be in Christchurch for one on one Course Planning Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December.

This can be for anyone who missed out the sessions when he visited your school, those who need further clarification about their course, and those who just want to come have a chat about next year.

Book an appointment by calling 04 460 9805 or emailing

GAP Year Information Evening

Information Evening details:

Date:                     Thursday 22nd October

Location:            YMCA

                                12 Hereford Street, City Centre, Christchruch

Time:                   6:30 – 7:30pm

This is a chance for young people thinking about a Gap Year to bring their parents and friends along to meet the Horizons team, ask some questions and check out some amazing photos!

The GAPYear Programme,

·      Course content and outcomes

·      Qualifications & Certs

·      Equipment and venues

·      The enrolment process and timeline


Work and travel options;

·      Treasure Island – Hong Kong

·      Summer Camp USA – IEP costs and visas

·      Full On – New Zealand, Italy or Wales.

·      Higher Ground – Australia


For more info visit our website or find us on facebook – Horizons Gap Year Experience.

ACG Yoobee School of Design OPEN DAY

This is your last chance for the year to see the campus in full swing! It’s going to be an awesome day for anyone who’s ever been curious about a career in design, web Development, animation, or heaps more.

9 October 2015
9am – 3pm
Level 2, Otakaro Building
University of Canterbury
Dovedale Ave, Ilam

If you are interested in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Sketching
  • Animation
  • Website Design
  • Video Games
  • Film
  • Photography

…then you’ll want to come along to see Christchurch’s best specialist training provider for the creative industries. On our open day you will have the opportunity to see classes in action, meet tutors, explore the campus, and get a real sense of the atmosphere.

All visitors may just arrive on the day – no registration needed. However, for more information, contact Khuzwane Holder (, or call 03 363 2135. We’d love to see you there!

UC Course Planning session

Liaison staff from the University of Canterbury will be in the Big Room this Wed from 8:30am-9:25am to assist all students considering studying at UC next year plan their 1st year courses. Please be seated in the Big Room at 8:30am.

NZ Tertiary College Open Days

We are hosting an Open Evenings at our Christchurch Campus on Wednesday 23rd September, 4 – 6pm.

It will be a great opportunity for international students who have interests in studying early childhood education programs to come along and see our facilities, meet our lecturers, and learn more about our programs.

Our Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) are both Level 7 qualifications and lead to provisional teacher registration with the New Zealand Teachers Council.

If you are interested, please click this link to register

3 day Bachelor of Arts taster at UC

UC LogoFollowing the success of the previous UC Possibilities, the University of Canterbury is again offering a FREE three day ‘taster’ programme for senior high school students explaining subjects offered in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

UC Possibilities gives students an understanding of the study opportunities in the Bachelor of Arts, as well as an experience of university of life to help students transition from secondary school to university.

We would like to invite students from your school to attend this programme which will run on campus during the next term holidays on the 5th, 6th and 7th of October.

Past students have found this on-campus experience to be enjoyable, rewarding and valuable in helping them make informed choices about their future study.

Full details can be found on the UC Possibilities webpage.