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Defensive Driving Courses


Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses August 2018

Cost $175(includes driving session)

NB Anyone with demerit points can complete

If you miss a session you have the flexibility to catch up this session at another course

To Enrol:

txt: 027229 8018

Held at Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm

Jul-  Mon 30th Aug Wed 1-Mon 6- Wed 8th

Held at Christchurch Girls High School


Jul-Aug – Thu 2-Mon 6-Thu 9th Thu 16th

Held at St Bedes College 3-5pm

Jul-Aug -Mondays 30 Jul- 6-13-20 Aug

Held at St Margarets College 3.45-5.45pm

Tuesdays- Aug-7th-14th-21-28th

Held at Lincoln High School 3.15-5.15pm

Tues July 31st-Aug Thu 2(1.30pm)Tue 7-Thu 14th


KHAN Academy Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Khan Academy
Only a few weeks left to enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Don’t miss your chance to win a $250,000 college scholarship.
To enter, create a short video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way.
Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. In addition to awarding a college scholarship to the winner, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will give the winner’s teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner’s school a new $100,000 science lab. The winner also will be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.
Good luck—we can’t wait to see your video!
Sal and the Khan Academy Team
P.S. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2018, so don’t wait—enter now!

Where to study after school

Hey you!

Welcome to our Study Special! Inside you’ll find heaps of tips, advice and inspiration to help get you through your exams and transition out of high school. Enjoy.


Is this the future of retail?

Ocado’s new warehouse, located in Andover UK,  has thousands of robots zooming around a grid system to pack groceries. The thousands of robots can process 65,000 orders every week. They communicate on a 4G network to avoid bumping into each other. Is this the future of retail?


Carpentry – How do I become qualified?

What carpenters do?

Qualified carpenters are New Zealand’s builders. They work with materials such as timber, concrete, steel and brick to lay foundations, erect framing, fit out interiors and apply cladding to buildings. They build new houses, and complete renovations or small repairs. They might work on historic buildings, architecturally designed houses, hospitals or high rises.

Carpenters are required to be licensed in New Zealand – the industry demands a high level of professionalism.


Matt Yeats from Riccarton High School gets a chance to learn about carpentry from HRS Construction Ltd in Christchurch who are working on a new outpatients building near the hospital.