Posts Categorized: Course

Auto Mechanics STAR Course

6 places open on a 4 day Auto Mechanics STAR Course 13 – 16 April during school holidays.  Suitable Yr11 – Yr13. Valuable taste and experience plus earn relevant credits. See Mrs Mears in Careers Office

Electricity Supply Industry Taster Course

Connexis’ is offering a unique opportunity for students who are interested in the Electricity Supply Industry, or would simply like to learn exactly what career pathways the Electricity Supply Industry has on offer.

Connexis is accepting applications for the Christchurch Taster Course which will be held during the week of 13-17 April 2015 at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Taster Courses are a fantastic way to introduce students to the Electricity Supply industry, providing them with a number of work relevant areas and activities including:

  • How the NZ electricity supply industry operates;
  • Practical hands on activities;
  • An introduction to Health and safety;
  • Working at heights or abseiling or rock climbing;
  • A range of site visits to electricity supply companies

To apply for a place on the Christchurch Taster Course, students need to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course;
  • Have achieved a minimum of NCEA level 1;
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident;

For further information or to apply please refer to our website here

Applications are due back by 20 March 2015, please ensure applications are completed in full with the required supporting documentation.

Please don’t hesitate to Mr Webster in the Careers Office.

SAT Preparation Course – thinking of study in the USA


Two different SAT Courses will be offered in the April holidays. The Advanced Course will teach SAT theory, while the 7 Day Crash Course gives students a chance to practise and hone their skills. The teacher of these courses scored 2400 in the real SAT first try.

For more information check out the Ivy-Plus website.

Free Science course for Yr 11 and 12 students


Discover the science of illumination with a FREE course for Year 11 and 12 students during the Easter school holidays. 13 – 15th April 2015.

This three-day programme is hands-on and loads of fun. Through demonstrations, experiments and practical activities, Light It Up explores how light is used in a wide range of areas including engineering, health and architecture.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Register here.

For further details: 0800 24 24 76

3D Animation Course


Peel back reality and discover the incredible possibilities of 3D Animation.

Download A5 Flyer for more information and A4 Poster for display.
This amazing 5-day experience transports you inside the world of 3D animation while based in the beautiful rural surrounds of our Snells Beach Campus. Get exposed to all the technology, tips and tricks. This is the ideal way to get a taste of a billion dollar industry where New Zealand is at the cutting edge.

The 3D Animation Camp is perfect for those exploring potential long term careers, full-time study options or wishing to focus on specific digital media skills.

ANIMATION: Use Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects to create your own, unique 3D animation piece. Follow a professional studio ‘pipeline’, including pre-production, modeling, animation, lighting, rendering and compositing.

3D DIGITAL MODELLING: Design your own character using state of the art sculpting and modeling tools used by digital animators worldwide.

GAMING: Wield the power of a professional game engine tool and learn the fundamentals of game design.
13 – 17 April 2015 / 6 – 10 July 2015 / 28 Sept – 2 Oct 2015
5 days per camp
Snells Beach Campus

Applicants must be at least 16 years old

Download an application form or call us on 0800 EDENZ NZ (0800 333 6969) or email

School Holiday STAR Courses…………..

STAR Courses are between 1 and 4 days duration. They are a great opportunity to explore a Career Field, Gain a Qualification and work towards NCEA. See Mrs Mears in Careers office to apply.  Courses for the approaching holidays include:

Comprehensive First Aid



Freight & Warehousing


Radio & Journalism

Communication & Leadership

Advanced Customer Service


Food & Beverage

STAR: Forklift Dates

STAR Forklift Courses open to Yr11-13 (but must be 16 or approaching 16). This 1 day course earns the student a Forklift Operators Qualification. Cost covered by STAR Funding. Acceptance is at the discretion of CBHS Careers Staff and the Training Provider. See Mrs Mears to apply.

2015 Dates Available to CBHS Students:

March:  Sat 21

April:  Wed, Fri 10, Mon 13, Thur 16 Sat 18

May:  Sat 23

June:  Sat 20

July:  Tue 7, Thur 9, Sat 11, Tue 14, Wed 15

August:  Sat 22

Sep:  Sat 19, Mon 28

Oct:  Thur 1, Mon 5, Wed 7, Sat 17

Food and Beverage STAR Course

Excellent course for students interested in the hospitality workforce. 16 – 17 April. See Mrs Mears for details and application.

Communication & Leadership STAR Course

Excellent course for gaining communication and leadership skills to use in life and work place situations.  Dates 9-10 April. See Mrs Mears to apply.