Posts Categorized: Course

School Holiday STAR Courses – Armed Services, Police Careers and much more……

Armed Services   12-15 July

Develop Mobile App   26-29 April  OR  18-21 July

Photoshop   18-19 April  OR  19-21 July

Police Careers   19-22 April

Quad Bike  18-19 April  OR  26-27 April  OR  11-12 July  OR  18-19 July

Tractors  21-22 April  OR  28-29 April  OR  14-15 July  OR  21-22 July

Video Production   26-29 April  OR  18-21 July  OR  3-6 Oct



Not quite finished your Level 2 NCEA Certificate? Get over the line now…. For free!

A Level 2 NCEA Certificate is an important qualification to help you achieve your plans for this year, for your career or for further learning. Kick start your 2016 year with your Level 2 Certificate completed!

What is Summer School? If you need 8 credits or less to complete your Level 2 NCEA Certificate, Summer School is for you. If you’ve left school and are working, here’s the chance to complete what you need at a time that doesn’t cut across your work commitments. If you’re returning to school in 2016, Summer School is a great way to finish Level 2 NCEA and gain some extra free tuition.

The right pathway for you: There are some interesting pathways for you to achieve the credits you need for your Level 2 Certificate. You could complete standards in subjects you’ve studied before, or in new areas like Tourism or Hospitality. If you’re talented in sport or music, we have standards that suit you too.

When? Summer School runs from 18th January 2016.

Where? It’s based in the centre of town at Hagley College, 510 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch.

How much? Level 2 NCEA Summer School is FREE.

What do you need to do? Call 379 3090 to enrol from 13th January 2016


Click for more info – RackCard 2016

2016 Summer School Principals Letter

Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury E-Week

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury.


To be eligible to apply for E-Week, students must be enrolled in Year 12 or Year 13 at a NZ high school in 2016 and have taken courses to date consistent with entry into our Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree (specifically Physics and Calculus).  Successful applicants will take part in a number of activities related to electronics, robotics, nanotechnology and electric power engineering.  Our purpose in running E-Week is to publicise the breadth of opportunities available to those who study electrical engineering.  The number of students who study in the area of electrical engineering has dropped in recent years, despite very strong employment opportunities for graduates from the professional engineering programmes at Universities of Canterbury and Auckland.

E-Week is free of cost for successful applicants.  They will be accommodated in one of the halls of residence on campus and all food is supplied.  The only cost to the students and their families will be for the travel to Christchurch for those who live elsewhere.  We will transfer attendees from/to their point of arrival/departure.


This event will be held over the high school term break in April 2016.  The event is later in the year because of a major refurbishment of our laboratories which is to be completed over the summer.

More information, application forms and photos from previous years events is available they need is available at


Defensive Driving Courses


Street Talk- defensive driving course-NZTA Approved course

By completing this course you can reduce your driver licence by 6 months.

Instead of waiting 18 months from when you sit your restricted licence, you can complete your full licence in 12 months.

Cost $170  To Enrol:  Email:


Venue: St Margarets College

Tuesdays 4pm-6pm

13-20-27 & Nov 3rd

Venue: St Bedes College

Mondays 3-5pm

19-26- Nov 3-4th

Venue: Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library

Mon 19-Wed 21-Wed 28-Mon 2nd Nov




Liquidity at CPIT

Liquidity is a free aqua science holiday workshop for years 9 and 10.

Explore some of the many ways our daily life impacts on our water supplies, and learn how we can protect this precious resource through science, engineering and innovation. This hands-on holiday workshop is fun, fascinating and future-focused!

7 – 9 October 2015, 9am – 3:30pm.

More information:

Numbers are strictly limited so register at:

CPIT: FREE holiday workshops & NASDA for a Day

Places still available for the following holiday workshops:

Totally Saiko

Japanese Language workshop

Year 11, 12 & 13 students

Wednesday 7 October



Aqua Science workshop

Year 9 & 10

Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 October



NASDA for a Day

There are still places available for the following dates:
•Wednesday 23 September
•Friday 25 September
•Wednesday 21 October
•Friday 23 October

Click here for an application formNASDA For A Day Application Form 2015

RideForever Motorcycle Training

ACC’s RideForever Motorcycle Training Courses in Christchurch/Canterbury areas

For info and booking:

Blue Light Life Skills camp

Blue Light runs Life Skills camps in conjunction with the NZ Defence Force at Burnham military camp for youth aged 14-17 years old. This has been run for over ten years with over 5,000 young people attending these camps throughout New Zealand.

The young people who attend these camps learn about team work, discipline, leadership skills, life skills, perseverance and resiliency.

The young people attending also have the opportunity to earn up to twelve NCEA credits.

These camps are also very suitable for young people who are interested in joining the services i.e  the NZ Police, Army, Navy and Airforce as a possible career pathway.

We have two camps left this year at Burnham.  The dates for these are 17th-21st August and 28th September – 2nd October.  The second date is during the school holidays so a great opportunity for any of your pupils who would not be able to attend during the school term dates.

See Mr Webster in the Careers Office for an application form or for more info.

Interested in joining the Army, Navy or Air Force?

Defence Careers Experience (DCE) | 28 Sept – 2 October

NZDF are pleased to let you know that we will be running a Defence Careers Experience in the second half in 2015. This is a five day residential experience held at Burnham Military Camp for Secondary School Students that are interested in a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. This will be held from 28 September to 2 October.

We’re looking for smart, active and team minded students who are interested in joining the NZDF once they leave school. This is ideally suited for Y12 students, but we’ll also consider Y11 or Y13 students. The DCE will focus largely on soldier, sailor, airmen and airwomen roles. They include electronic, mechanical, technical and other hands on roles in the NZDF!

Applications Close – Thursday 6 August at 4pm.

Successful candidates will be advised the week of 24 August.

Attached is the application form to be completed by both students and career advisors. If you have any queries regarding the DCE, please contact Allie at or (03) 353 4063.

School Holiday STAR Courses – Quals, Experience & Credits

Great opportunity for Yr11-Yr13 students to gain Qualifications, Experience & Credits during the School Holidays. Students see Mrs Mears in Careers Office for info and applications. STAR Courses are between 1 and 4 days depending on the course and opportunities include:

Auto Mechanics

Film Production

3D Modelling & Animation

Web Design

Digital Graphic Design

Travel & Tourism



Health & Safety

First Aid

Intro to DJING

Audio Engineer

Live Sound