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ARA Youth and Community Fortnightly Newsletter

Hamper Winners, and a Big Thank You!

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 26, 2021

Your newsletter feedback is really appreciated.

Thank you to everyone who entered our holiday hamper competition, shared some positive energy and excitement and gave us feedback on the newsletter. We really appreciate everyone who got involved and are looking forward to implementing some of your fantastic ideas in the new year. Congratulations to Jo Ager from Rolleston College, Alison Esler from Mt Hutt College and Laura Boulton from Dunstan High School – your bundles of holiday joy will be on their way to you soon!

If anyone has any other feedback they would like to share please feel free to fill out this form here.

 by Ara

Introducing Experience Ara 2022

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 26, 2021

We look forward to seeing your students at some of our events in the new year!

The Ara Engagement Team is excited to release the activity portfolio for Experience Ara 2022! The careers teams at your school will receive a copy of the brochure in the mail, but please contact engagement@ara.ac.nz for additional copies. There is also a PDF copy of the brochure attached.

The website is now live and accepting registrations for most activities. If you have any questions you can email us at the link above.

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Māori and Pasifika Recruitment Opportunity

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 29, 2021

The CDHB has created jobs targeted for school leavers from our Māori and Pasifika communities.

Students have the opportunity to kickstart their careers with the biggest employer in Te Waipounamu. From health care assistants to administrators, the Canterbury District Health Board has created 21 entry-level positions for rangatahi aged 17-21. If you know anyone who may be interested, please encourage them to attend a Kōrero later this week. No experience is required for these jobs, they are paid roles with on the job training!

When: Friday 3rd December

Where: Aranui Wainoni Community Centre, 31 Hampshire Street, Aranui

Spaces are limited and more information can be found here, or on the attached poster.

At the information session there is also free kai from FUSH and 2x Samsung Galaxy A20s to be won as spot prizes!!

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Pacific Cultural Competency Workshop – December Professional Development

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT — NOV 22, 2021

6 December | 9am – 12pm | City Campus | $200pp

This is the last workshop for 2021 so don’t miss the opportunity to end the year with a great professional development workshop.

There is an ever growing need to increase cultural capability among staff. This relaxed, informal workshop will cover:

  • Cultural protocols
  • Pronunciation of upu (words)
  • Cultural context

Register Here

Young Enterprise Finals

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 29, 2021

On the 15th of December the YES finalists compete for one last time!

If you have any students competing, or are interested in learning a bit more about the Young Enterprise Scheme, tune in to the National Finals live stream.

Due to COVID, this event is online, meaning that no matter where you are you can join in on the excitement of the finals. So join us for a night of colour where we will hear from the next generation of business leaders, changemakers and disruptors. We’ll find out who takes home a share of more than $23,000 in prize money and who will be named YES ‘Company of the Year’.

The online awards ceremony will kick off at 7.30pm.

Dress code: your brightest and boldest outfit

Tune in to watch HERE!

For more information check out the YES website here. 

Yoobee’s High School Newsletter – November 2021

ZAKK FROM GLENDOWIE COLLEGE WINS ‘YES’  AWARD!
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WELL DONE ZAKK HADDON!

This year, Zakk was part of a Year 13 Young Enterprise Group, and illustrated a children’s book. Their group won the Cultural Award for YES (Young Enterprise National Awards). He also got awarded two Art Awards for excellence in Art Design and Photography, as well as receiving a Certificate in Art Design for being in the top 2 of his class!

Zakk has completed 3 School Holiday Programmes, and one NCEA Credit Course with us at Yoobee in 2021. He will be studying the Bachelor of Animation with us next year at our Auckland City Road Campus, and is super excited to begin his creative career!

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Zakk’s character concepts for the Character Design NCEA Course (on left) and the Digital Illustration Holiday Programme (on right)

SHORT COURSE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
NCEA CREDIT COURSES
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NADINE LIGSAY
LINWOOD COLLEGE
CHARACTER DESIGN
Christchurch
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ELOISE BUTLER
SELWYN COLLEGE
CHARACTER DESIGN
Auckland
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JACOB ROSNER
ONSLOW COLLEGE
GAME DEVELOPMENT
Wellington
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MOLLY MCKINSTRY
AO TAWHITI UNLIMITED DISCOVERY
2D ANIMATION
Christchurch
ROTORUA TRADES PROGRAMME
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ANNA LINNEL-OLSON
WHAKATANE HIGH SCHOOL
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JOHN PAUL COLLEGE
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YOOBEE NEWS
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SCREEN AUCKLAND X YOOBEE COLLEGES

We are excited to have recently partnered with Screen Auckland to support the sustainable growth of Auckland’s screen industry. This will provide students at our South Seas Film School with support, training and professional development.

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SUMMER OF TECH STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

Three of our Web & UX Design students from the Yoobee Colleges Wellington Campus have just scored themselves Tech internships at Jarden, Sharesies and Life Direct, through Summer of Tech!

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WHAT’S ON OFFER IN 2022?

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

Our next round of School Holiday Programmes will be in April 2022. E-Sports, Ethical Hacking, Digital Painting, Film-making, 2D Animation and more!

NCEA CREDIT COURSES

We have a range of NCEA Credit Courses available for Secondary School Students in 2022, including our NEW tech courses. Character Design, 2D Animation, E-Sports, Game Development and more.

For further information, flick us an email at shortcourse@yoobeecolleges.com

UPCOMING EVENTS . . .

  • NCEA Webinar – learn about our offerings for Secondary School students in this live webinar! Friday 3rd December, 1pm. To register, email Meg.
  • We will be hosting a Secondary School Concept Art Competition, with the chance to win some massive prizes. Stay in the know through our socials
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CREATIVE SESSIONS

Have you been keeping up-to-date with our Creative Sessions?

We offer unique, bite-size video tutorials for high school students of any ability. We encourage creatives to follow along and pick up some tips and tricks from our talented tutors at Yoobee.

NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK

These sessions are available on our IGTV every Wednesday – so make sure to stay tuned!

YOUR GO-TOS AT YOOBEE

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MEG
WELLINGTON
Ph: 021 956 212
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BRAD
TECH PROGRAMMES
Ph: 021 394 927
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AJA
AUCKLAND
. Ph: 021 673 506
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LYNDAL
SHORT COURSE COORDINATOR
Ph: 021 567 304
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GRACE
SHORT COURSE TEAM LEADER
Ph: 021 521 940
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BAY OF PLENTY
Ph: 021 597 704
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Important notice for students that maybe short of credits for NCEA and/or UE

There have been changes to the availability of catch up options this year. this is a message from Hagley:

Catch Up College January Intensive

Currently we hope to be able to offer our Catch Up College Intensive with face-to-face teaching from mid January for students needing 6-8 credits for UE tertiary entry requirements. However, our ability to offer this programme for 2022 depends on the timing of results being released, and NZQA has not been able to set a timeline for results at this stage. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have the necessary information.

In the meantime, we are directing enquiries to Te Kura Summer School | Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu who are opening their online programme for up to 12 NCEA credits early (from November 22nd) in recognition of this year’s disruptions.

Longer-term Catch Up

For students who require more than 6-8 credits we are able to offer enrolments in our Senior College with individualised programmes, with options of part-time study either for the full year or aiming for semester two tertiary course entry. Hagley Senior College – Hagley College

Certificate in University Preparation (CUP)

The University of Canterbury’s CUP is a full-time, one semester, non-NCEA pathway to study at university. Enrolments are through the UC website: Certificate in University Preparation | University of Canterbury | University of Canterbury

While Hagley College no longer delivers the Academic writing and study skills (TRNS001) course at UC as part of the CUP certificate we are able to offer a semesterised Academic writing and study skills course at Hagley College with UC credit transfer for TRNS001. This means that students could opt to do this paper (TRNS001) with us and to complete the full certificate at UC at a later date.

For any queries contact :Emma Lumb

Tumu Ara Whare Wānanga Tertiary Pathways Manager

UC@Hagley Programme Leader

Preparation for NCEA Exams

 

You’ve been working hard all year to achieve your NCEA, and with exams just around the corner you might be getting a bit anxious about achieving the results you want.

This year, the disruption from COVID-19 may be adding more pressure. Sometimes a little pressure can help you perform well, but generally speaking, the better you prepare for exams the better you will feel. The secret is to manage stress.

There are also lots of resources online that offer useful advice and help you plan what you need to do before and during exams, and it is always good just to talk to someone.

It’s important that you don’t continue to worry about an exam after it is over. Instead, focus on getting prepared for your remaining exams.

Here’s a quick summary of how to prepare for your exams and some useful resources.

Make a plan

  • Work out how you study most effectively (when, where and how).
  • Plan a schedule – set study periods of 30-50 minutes followed by a 15-minute break.  At the weekend you can repeat this schedule with a specific learning goal through the day.

While you’re studying

  • Set up an organised area to study.
  • Switch your phone to flight mode and use it only during breaks.
  • Mix it up – write rather than type notes or say them aloud and play them back.
  • Work with classmates in study groups or reviewing work to help each other.

And here are some apps to help you get organised and feel good, including a study diary and some breathing, mindfulness and sleep techniques.

Stay healthy

  • As the saying goes, healthy body, healthy mind – so eat well.
  • Build in time for relaxation and fun, fresh air and physical activity.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Talk to your classmates and family about how they manage stress.

On the day

  • Check the time and location of the exam, and get there early after a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast or lunch.
  • Do a light revision.
  • Visualise being calm, do some deep breathing and avoid anyone who could stress you.
  • Find your seat and get comfy.
  • And remember if you think things didn’t go as well as you expected, talk to someone who can help you. Your teachers can support you to find ways to get to your goals.

 

PUT NCEA EXAMS INTO PERSPECTIVE!

If something goes wrong in the exam, or if you miss some NCEA credits, it’s not the end of the world. There are always other options. Your school might allow you to redo some of your NCEA credits next year, or you could complete them at summer school.

CLICK HERE to read about the options available

There is a wider life outside of NCEA, and any setbacks can be fixed.

ARA Youth and Community Fortnightly Newsletter

Happy Holidays Hamper Competition

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 15, 2021

To celebrate the holiday season, we thought it was time to hold a little competition to win some goodies!

We are nearing the end of our newsletters for the year. Students are wrapping up with school, others are wrapping up gifts in preparation for December. It’s an exciting time of year with summer, Christmas holidays and a new year just around the corner. We have three delicious hampers to give away, and all you need to do is fill out the form below.

You might remember a few weeks ago the Youth and Community team shared some of our favourite summer activities – and now its your turn! Share what you love to do in the summer and you could win one of these beautiful hampers. Fill out the form here!

Get entering and we will be in touch shortly!

Please note that the hampers may vary slightly from the above image
Entries will close 12pm Friday the 26th of November

Welcome Wayne

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 15, 2021

Our new Youth & Community Development Representative

Talofa lava,

O lou igoa o Wayne Sofai & I am the new Youth & Community Development Representative for Pacific students.

A bit about myself: I love keeping active through sport both socially & competitively, absolutely love food and I can play all sorts of instruments including the triangle!  I am very much looking forward to working with some, if not all of you, at some point and would love to shout you a coffee… especially on the ‘Free Coffee’ days at Ara 

Kind regards,

Wayne

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Dual Enrolment 2022 Update

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 15, 2021

An update on courses with availability

Thank to all schools who have worked hard on sending in Dual Enrolment applications for 2022. We are filling up fast in some courses, but as of Monday 15 November, the following courses still have availability:

Christchurch

Timaru

Please reach out to your school’s representative or engagement@ara.ac.nz if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing many of your students next year!

 by Ara

Experience Ara 2022 Update

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 11, 2021

We will be bringing you our full Experience Ara Portfolio shortly

From info sessions to multi day workshops, Experience Ara is a fantastic way for students to get an understanding of what Ara is all about, and try out different courses that they may be interested in.

In 2022 we are looking forward to bringing you a mixture of the old and the new, some of the activities from the last few years that you know and love, and some new experiences too.

Some of our new activities in this portfolio include Manawa Campus Tours to allow those interested to take a look at our health-related facilities, a Makeup Artistry course for keen makeup artists, a Massage Taster Day and more.

We are in the final stages of confirming this portfolio and can’t wait to share it with you as soon as possible. Keep your eyes peeled on our website, and we will send updates in these newsletters also.

Ngā mihi,

Ara Engagement

Sanford Science and Technology Fair

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 15, 2021

More young scientists showcasing their best work!

Last week, over 120 school students from Mid and South Canterbury presented projects on scientific or technological themes, including investigating, researching, or developing something new – plenty of which was done over lockdown.

Ara is always honoured to be involved in supporting events like this – all the entrants did a fantastic job. A full list of winners can be found here and  you can read the full Stuff article here.

Careers in Forestry

CAREERS IN FORESTRY
Forestry is a fast-growing sector offering a broad range of career opportunities
whether you’re just setting out on your career, or looking for a career change
with great potential.
It is an industry that involves much more than growing and harvesting plantation
forests. People of all ages and abilities will find great careers in forestry – planting
and managing native and exotic forests, looking after the forest environment,
managing people and resources, working with state-of-the-art technology, and
operating multi-million dollar machines and equipment. Some forestry jobs go
all year, while others are seasonal. Some are inside, some are outside.

See what job is right for you.

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New STAR programme at Lincoln University

Lincoln University is offering Year 13 students the opportunity to study online through its new STAR programme. The STAR programme lets you get a head start on your degree while you are still at school.

It’s free, and a fantastic way to learn about the global food system, sustainability and other land-based topics through two courses, which they can credit to their degrees, if they choose to continue to tertiary study.

It’s a head start to experiencing university-level courses, and to expanding their knowledge and skills, and view of the world, all without having to leave school.

With STAR at Lincoln University you can study:

 

  • LINC 101-Land, People and Economies Discover the land based issues in society which affect us all, including the major drivers of land use change and their biophysical, ecological, social,
    economic and cultural implications.

The courses are 15-point courses run over one semester. Most students would have a workload of on average 8 hours a week, which can include time spent in class, reading the online course materials, working on assignments and preparing for and sitting an exam/test.

To apply see Mrs Reiha in Careers, Straven block (F2).

ARA Fortnightly Newsletter

A November Update from Engagement

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — OCT 28, 2021

We are still here to help when students head off on exam leave

During November senior students will be hard at work preparing for their NCEA exams, but some of them might still have choices to make or questions about study for next year. Luckily, Ara is  still here to help! Whether it’s course information, application questions or a general enquiry, the Ara Engagement Team are here for your students up until December 23rd. Please encourage them to reach out to your school’s representative, book a tour here, or email engagement@ara.ac.nz

In this newsletter we have also included a Dual Enrolment update, highlight some competition winners, plus a reminder of our upcoming event for Pacific students.

Sending our best wishes to all your students for their exams.

Noho ora mai,

Ara Engagement Team

Dual Enrolment Update

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 1, 2021

2021 Update

We hope your current dual enrolment students have enjoyed their time at Ara! Your students will know when their course ends, depending on what they are studying their last class will be either this week or next.

2022 Update

For Canterbury schools, we will send you an update this week regarding the status of your students 2022 applications. Our admissions team is working hard to process these applications and some of your students would have heard from them already. 2022 Dual Enrolment programmes will begin the week of 7 February.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your Youth & Community Development Representative.

2021 Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Regional Awards

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — NOV 2, 2021

Teams from St Margaret’s College and Cashmere High School are celebrating after being named as winners of the YES Canterbury Regionals.

On 27 October, twelve secondary school teams came in for a day of exciting ‘Dragons Den’ style pitches, hosted at Ara as the regional partner for the Young Enterprise Scheme.

Splash for Change from St Margaret’s College, and Food Fight from Cashmere High School impressed a panel of industry-connected judges with their entrepreneurial aptitude – winning first place for their respective sub regions Canterbury Ōtākaro North and Canterbury Ōtākaro South.

Both winning teams will go on to compete against each other and represent their regions in the YES National Finals on 15 December, due to take place online.

With charity at the heart of its mission, Splash for Change makes high quality ‘drink bottles with a difference’. For their business 50% of the profit from each bottle is donated to a specific charity it represents, with colours or slogans to match. The business has an active presence selling drink bottles online which supports its three chosen charities: the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and Educating Girls Globally – a charity set up by two St Margaret’s College alumna.

Food Fight aims to tackle obesity issues in New Zealand by equipping school children with knowledge about their food and nutrition, through a fun educational card game which also incorporates spelling, reading and Te Reo Māori. The business idea was inspired by a student in the team who struggled with weight issues when he was younger.

Idoia Alday Gonzalez, YES Canterbury Regional Coordinator said, “I continue to be humbled by our YES youth. Their awareness of social issues, their passion and resourcefulness to find solutions and drive change – this all shines through our two regional winners.”

“Although there could only be two winners, all the finalists made themselves, their whanau, schools, communities and us proud,” she says.

This was an incredible day with fantastic work by some of Ōtautahi’s youth, read the full article here including a full list of winners.

Celebrating our Chemistry Competition Winners!

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — OCT 28, 2021

Check out information on course options for further study in this field.

First Place – Bethan, Ngan and Emily (Hillmorton High School)
Second Equal – Liam, Taine and Lochlan (Hillmorton High School)
Second Equal – Cara, Sorell and Mel (St Margaret’s College)
Second Equal – Brooke, Emma and Niamh (Lincoln High School)
Fifth Place – Emily, Claudia and Alexandra (St Margaret’s College)
Congratulations to you all!

If you have any budding young scientists at your school, our Laboratory Science courses could be the right fit for them. Read more on the programmes offered here, and watch a video with more info here. The Ara Engagement team are always keen to meet or chat with students that may be interested!

Cricket Victory and Cricket Scholarships

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — OCT 28, 2021

The Ara cricket shield is back in action and we also have scholarships available specifically for cricketers!

Ara, in partnership with the Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket Association (CMCA), has a scholarship available for any student who is applying for study at Ara and is a member of an affiliated CMCA cricket club. Now the cricket season has begun again it is an awesome time to share this scholarship information to any eligible students. More details on the scholarship and the application can be found here.

A huge congratulation also to Christ’s College for winning the Ara Shield from Christchurch Boys’ High School, who were the previous holders in the Ara 1st XI schools competition.

We Want to Celebrate your Pacific Students

ENGAGEMENT TEAM — OCT 14, 2021

After a big year it’s time to celebrate. Here’s an opportunity for Pacific students considering an education pathway at Ara to learn more about what we can offer.

Come and meet with our Pacific staff and learn about fees-free courses, study options, scholarships, Pacific Trades Training and the support networks Ara offers to our Pacific community. Free parking is available and food will be served!

Tuesday 16th of November, 6-7.30pm

Te Puna Wanaka, Coventry Street (Ara City Campus)

For more details please contact Simo Faitaua on 021 278 8182, email simo.faitaua@ara.ac.nz or register via this link! 

Hagley Theatre Company Auditions – Sunday 24th October

Want to train full-time in the performing arts in 2022? Auditions for Hagley Theatre Company are THIS Sunday the 24th of October. Join NZ professionals such as Grace Hoete, Gareth Reeves, David Correos, Brynley Stent and more when you start your path to a career in performing arts at HTC. Visit www.hagleytheatreco.co.nz to get the ball rolling and follow your vision! lisa.allan@staff.hagley.school.nz.

Yoobee’s High School Newsletter

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OUR COVER ARTIST, MIRANDA ZHANG
Congratulations to Miranda Zhang from Epsom Girls Grammar School, who has had her work chosen to feature on the cover of our October School Holiday Booklets! Miranda completed the Digital Illustration School Holiday Programme at our Auckland City Road campus in April.
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YOOBEE NEWS

GROWTH OF OUR ONLINE CAMPUS

We are proud to be continually growing our Yoobee online campus for our full-time courses. We have been working hard to get as many courses online as possible. Starting from just one online course, we are expanding to a total of 7 online courses. These will be available for our February 2022 intake.

The following courses will be available to study online in 2022:

NCEA CREDIT COURSE STUDENTS WRAPPING UP
This week, our NCEA Credit Course students for 2D Animation, Character Design and Game Development are completing their course with us in Auckland City, Wellington and Christchurch. They have been coming in once a week for the past 10 weeks, and we have loved having them join us. Well done guys!
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AUCKLAND CITY RD
GAME DEVELOPMENT

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu + Pakuranga College

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CHRISTCHURCH
GAME DEVELOPMENT

Riccarton High School + Home School Students

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WELLINGTON
GAME DEVELOPMENT

Onslow College, Central Regional Health School, Wellington High School

STUDENTS GET INVOLVED LOCALLY
Our Level 5 Diploma in Animation students at the Rotorua campus have been getting involved in the community – partnering with local book store and charitable trust, ‘In Books We Trust’. Yoobee is their Technologic and Innovation Guardian, and the students are assisting them with marketing and design for their book reading competition.

The students have been tasked with designing 9 different medals for this project. Take a look at their medal planning process below.

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WHAT’S ON OFFER FOR 2021?

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

WE HAVE ONLINE OPTIONS! The E-Sports and Ethical Hacking Holiday Programmes are run entirely online, so no matter where you are in New Zealand, you can take part.

Our October Holiday Programmes start next week! Digital Illustration, Film-making, 2D Animation and more!

NCEA CREDIT COURSES

Our NCEA Credit Courses will be available in 2022. The schedule will be released soon, so we will be sure to keep you updated! In the meantime, feel free to check out what options we have.

For further information, flick us an email at shortcourse@yoobeecolleges.com

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A CAREER IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY IS VIABLE AND SUCCESSFUL

Have a listen to Stephen Knightly – CEO of NZ Video Game company, Rocketwerkz. As a game studio, they are looking for fresh talent in the industry, and recruit directly from Yoobee and other creative schools.

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CREATIVE SESSIONS

Have you been keeping up-to-date with our Creative Sessions?

We offer unique, bite-size video tutorials for high school students of any ability. We encourage creatives to follow along and pick up some tips and tricks from our talented tutors at Yoobee.

NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK

These sessions are available on our IGTV every Wednesday – so make sure to stay tuned!

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GET A 30% DISCOUNT
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STAFF

Secondary School Staff get 30% off all of our Short Courses – enrol before the end of October!

Reach your goals and join us for Professional Development training.
T&C’s apply. Offer valid for 2021 – must enrol before 31st October.
Email us to claim your discount

YOUR GO-TOS AT YOOBEE

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MEG

WELLINGTON
Ph: 021 956 212
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BRAD

TECH PROGRAMMES
Ph: 021 394 927
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AJA

AUCKLAND
. Ph: 021 673 506
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ANNABEL

SOUTH ISLAND
Ph: 029 200 8063
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GRACE

SHORT COURSE TEAM LEADER
Ph: 021 521 940
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JO

BAY OF PLENTY
Ph: 021 597 704
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