Category: Course information

Otago College of Education — deadline for application 31st August

Become an inspiring teacher or study educational influences in our society

Applications for 2019 now open.  Applications for 2019 close 31st August.

Teaching is a rewarding profession that changes lives. Study and gain the qualification, skills and knowledge to become a teacher of:

University of Canterbury Course Prospectus

Drop in to the Careers Office and pick up the 2019 UC Undergraduate Prospectus


Also just arrived are the UC ‘Introduction to ….’ course brochures. These are a fantastic resource if you want to find out more about specific courses etc.


Learn to SCUBA dive

PADI Open Water course to be run by DiveHQ Christchurch.


If you would like more details about the next dive course to be run at CBHS please CLICK HERE and enter your details.


Congratulations on starting your Padi Open Water, this is where it starts– the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To start your course you will need to have had the Padi medical signed off by your doctor – this can be signed off by any doctor, they do NOT need to specialise in dive medicine. CLICK HERE to download a PADI Dive medical form.

We also require a non-refundable deposit of $250 to have been paid before your first session and the remainder $249 to be paid within the first two days of the course starting.

BONUS: Pay an extra $50 and upon successful completion of the course receive a Level 3 unit standard worth 7 credits.

Your Course Includes:

· Unlimited access to the online training manual and videos

· Complimentary transport

· Dive Cylinders & Air

· Dive Equipment – Regs, Bcd, Weights, Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots (excluding gloves and safety sausage)

· 4 open water dives

Your Requirements:

· Medical form to be completed by a doctor

· Read and sign Dive HQ disclosure agreement form, this also requires a parent or guardians signature.

· Required to pass 200m swim test & float

· Have completed knowledge reviews 1-5 by the start of the course

· Gloves and Safety Sausage – theses can be purchased from Dive HQ we can do both for $49





Ara Youth Pathway options Yr 12 and 13 students

Ara – Youth Pathways

Ara are very excited to announce that they have confirmed their 2018 Youth Pathways offerings and are ready to start discussing enrolments and applications for students and schools who are interested in engaging with them. CLICK HERE for a more information in the Youth Pathways Brochure and CLICK HERE for the Youth Pathways Timetable. If you wish to discuss details of these programmes please  email

Thinking of Teaching?

Thinking of Teaching?

New Zealand needs well-qualified, dynamic, and enthusiastic teachers who enjoy working with young people.

There is currently high demand for teachers in specific subject and geographical areas, in particular, secondary teachers in the Sciences, Technology and Mathematics.

Check out the study options in New Zealand here.

A career with a difference

If you want a career with a difference, become a teacher.

People choose to teach for a load of different reasons. Some want a great work-life balance. Some want to give something back to their communities. Others want a job that provides opportunities for personal development, and some want a job with competitive pay, conditions and rewards. Whatever your motivation, or stage in life, teaching can tick all these boxes and more.

You’ll find all the information you need, including the qualifications required and where to study, in this section of the TeachNZ website:

You can also call us during business hours on 0800 165 225 if you need to chat.