Category: Course information


STAR course applications are now open for the July holidays. Full descriptions of the course can be found on the notice board outside the Careers office.  See Mrs Reiha for application form and bookings.


Hagley Dance & Theatre

Pre-professional courses in Performing Arts at Hagley College. Ideally suited for students who wish to pursue a professional career in performance and associated industries.

The Hagley Theatre Company and Hagley Dance Company have fifty years of teaching behind them and have kick started many an actor and dancer’s careers.

Students come to us to have the advantage of professional training, so as to transition into the top drama and dance schools in NZ and around the world.

Techtorium IT STAR courses – Term 2 & 3 school holidays

Techtorium are excited to announce that their most popular ICE & CODE Short Courses are going to be delivered via Live Online Classes.

The ICE/CODE Short Courses will be delivered over 3 consecutive days (i.e. Mon, Tue, Wed) during school holidays.  Students are required to be online from 9am sharp to 2:30pm each day.  The Trainer will present the schedule of work for the day each morning, this will include breaks, lunch and screen-free time. Students are required to have access to a computer with a camera and mic as well as the internet.

ICE Cloud Technologies is the perfect taster course for students with their eye on a future in Computer Engineering.  However, if you are leaning more to Coding then the CODE Programming* course is a must for future Software Development students. *CODE Programming must be completed before CODE Games and AI.


To register your interest please email Mrs Reiha

YOOBEE FREE ONLINE TUTORIALS – for Year 12 & 13 students

Yoobee College has been working hard behind the scenes to create free and fun weekly tutorials that you can tune into each Friday.

Dates and tutorials for the next four weeks are:

*   Friday 1st May – Introduction to Digital Paining – Environment
*   Friday 8th May – How to Guide – Game Design
*   Friday 15th May – How to Guide – 3D Animation
*   Friday 22nd May – Introduction to Film Making

What are these tutorials?
These weekly tutorials are free and accessible to all students. They will vary from week to week and will contain step-by-step tutorials, demonstrations, how-tos and much more. They will require next to no equipment to follow along to and will explore a vast number of different creative genres. These workshops will last roughly half an hour starting at 4pm every Friday. Students can either follow along or simply watch the tutor over a live stream. Students will be able to interact and chat with the tutor via text chat.

How do students join these tutorials?
Students who wish to be involved would need to join Yoobee Colleges – Remote Learning Holiday Programmes page. This can be found on Facebook. Once you have been accepted, tutorials will be run via a live stream.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops. Please feel free to email or call Annabel Barringer through the links below.

Mobile: 029 200 8063 | Phone: 03 363 2118  | Email:  |


These tutorials will extend beyond Covid-19 alert level 3, so stay tuned for communication regarding upcoming tutorials.

Alternatives to Unis & Polytechs — MoneyHub’s new listing of training providers

Moneyhub has provided a new great guide to study alternatives to university and techs. This is a great place to look if you wish to continue learning but not at a University or Polytech

This guide covers non-university options for anyone looking to enrol in career-starting skills-based courses, valuable learn-as-you-earn apprenticeships or specialist training providers



Apprenticeships are not just an alternative career choice they are critical for our economy and offer some of the highest paying earning potential.

Click on the following links for more information about the trades;

BCITO – Building & Construction

MITO – Automotive

SKILLS ORG – Electrical, Plumbing/Drainlaying & Gasfitting

COMPETENZ – Print, Signmaking, Engineering, Food/Beverage, Forestry, Manufacturing, Transport


Discover how you can combine NCEA with tertiary study and get work experience while at school.

There are several ways you can do this;


The Gateway programme is for Year 11 to 13 learners who want to explore job options while studying towards NCEA.

In a Gateway programme you:

  • are enrolled at school
  • study for NCEA Levels 1 to 3
  • try out a job in a real work environment
  • learn and are assessed for specific work knowledge and skills
  • study for trades-related credits.


  • 3 days as an enrolled student at Christchurch Boys’ High School
  • 2 days as an enrolled student at Ara Institute/Avon City Ford or other tertiary providers


STAR courses are short courses at polytechnics or private training providers specifically designed for secondary school students. Courses give students an introduction to training for a particular trade or skill. They range in length from a single day, several days in a row or one day a week for up to two terms.


Talk to or email Mrs Reiha for more information about these programmes.