Posts Categorized: General information

Future career options in Tourism, Hospitality & Hotel Management (PIHMS)

Is Tourism and Hospitality still a viable career path?
Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS) will be answering that question as well as providing an update on their courses in a live information session next week.
Live Session for Students – Tuesday 12th May at 3pm
Register Here prior to the event

Guest Speakers
  • Kristine Kilpatrick, HR Manager, CRAGGY RANGE VINEYARDS
  • Sam Swaffield, Project Manager, IHG
  • Craig Binney, Head of People and Culture, SCENIC HOTEL GROUP

 

Studying in the USA

EducationUSA Virtual College Fair

Thursday, May 7

6-9pm

Learn about studying in the United States! Join the EducationUSA Team and 20 U.S. colleges and universities for the EducationUSA Virtual Fair on May 7th. Students can visit virtual rooms to chat with university admissions representatives. Education advisers from New Zealand will be available for a live Q&A session. All questions about study in the USA answered!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/666969767455846/

Student registration: bit.ly/virtualfairsignup

 

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses 2019

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses

Street Talk is an NZTA (New Zealand Transport Authority) approved course in advanced driving skills. Completing a Street Talk course reduces your full licence period by 6 months.

Street Talk Log Book and Hazard Training Guide

Course Dates, Times and Locations 2019

All courses $175

Month Dates Time Location
March 2019 Mon 11, Wed 13, Mon 18, Wed 20 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
March 2019 Mondays 11, 18, 25, 1 Apr 3-5pm St Bede’s College, Brodie 3
March 2019 Mon 18, Thu 21, Mon 25, Thu 28 3:20-5:20pm Christchurch Girls High School
March 2019 Tue 19, Thu 21, Tue 26, Thu 28 3:15-5:15pm, Thu 21 1:00-2:30pm Lincoln High School
March 2019 Tuesdays 12, 19, 26, 2 Apr 3:45-5:45pm St Margaret’s College, Room WS113
April 2019 Mon 15, Wed 17, Wed 24, Mon 29 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
May 2019 Mondays 6, 13, 20, 27 3-5pm St Bede’s College, Brodie 3
May 2019 Mon 6, Thu 9, Mon 13, Thu 16 3:20-5:20pm Christchurch Girls High School
May 2019 Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 3:45-5:45pm St Margaret’s College, Room WS113
May 2019 Mon 13, Wed 15, Mon 20, Wed 22 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
May 2019 Tue 14, Thu 16, Tue 21, Thu 23 3:15-5:15pm Lincoln High School, Room F16
June 2019 Tue 4. Thu 6, Tue 11, Thu 13 3:15-5:15pm Lincoln High School, F16
June 2019 Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 3:45-5:45pm St Margaret’s College, Room WS113
June 2019 Mondays 10, 17, 24, 1 Jul 3-5pm St Bede’s College, Brodie 3
June 2019 Mon 10, Thu 13, Mon 17, Thu 20 3:20-5:20pm Christchurch Girls High School
June 2019 Mon 10, Wed 12, Mon 17, Wed 19 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
July 2019 Mon 8, Wed 10, Mon 15, Wed 17 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
July/August 2019 Mon 29, Wed 31, Mon 5, Wed 7 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
August 2019 Mon 5, Wed 7, Mon 12, Wed 14 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
September 2019 Mon 9, Wed 11, Mon 16, Wed 18 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
October 2019 Mon 21, Wed 23, Wed 30, Mon 4 Nov 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
October 2019 Wed 30, Mon 4, Wed 6, Mon 11 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
November 2019 Mon 18, Wed 20, Mon 25, Wed 27 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton
December 2019 Mon 2, Wed 4, Mon 9, Wed 11 6-8pm Rewi Alley Cultural Centre, 32a Matipo St, Riccarton

To find out more and enroll online Click Here

Thinking of a high school exchange?

The last Information Meeting about our exchange programmes before our application deadline of 1st September is coming up. 

 

High School Exchange Information Meeting, on Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 6.30pm – 8pm at the Upper Riccarton Library. All interested parents and students Y9 – Y13 welcome. For more information and to RSVP www.youreducation.co.nz

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/533512697053471/

Curriculum Evening Yr. 9 – 13

Curriculum Evening Year 9-13

Family invitation

In preparation for students making their subject choices for 2020, the school’s Curriculum Evening is coming up. This is intended to help Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students make informed subject choices for next year and for Year 13s finishing secondary school to be able to access information about further training and education options. The programme for the evening is:

  • 4:00pm Hall open for students and parents to talk with Careers staff, teaching staff and tertiary providers (see the list below).

  • 4.50pm: Mr Richard Webster (HOD Careers) will give a 10-minute presentation.

  • 5:00 – 6:00pm: Parents/students are then invited to meet Mr Mike Boomer (Senior Master, Head of Curriculum) and Departmental staff to discuss options & careers. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to see what is covered in class in each of the subjects offered, ask teachers questions and look at examples of student work. Don’t just choose a subject based on a name, make an informed decision based on what you will actually be learning in that subject.

** Year 13 Students are invited to come along and talk with tertiary providers and collect information. This is a great opportunity if you are still unsure as to exactly what you want to do next year. Drop in and find out what opportunities are available to you and ask questions directly to people working in the industry.

The following tertiary providers will be present:

– University of Canterbury

– Lincoln University

– SIT – Southern Institute of Technology

– Ara Institute of Canterbury

– International Travel College – Travel and Tourism courses

– BCITO – Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

– NZDF – New Zealand Defence Force

– Vision College – Business, IT, Music courses

– Whitecliff College of Arts and Design

– Techtorium – Computer courses

– National Trades Academy

– Skills Organisation

 

 

 

Regards

 

Richard Webster

HOD Careers and Transition

 

 

Note: 

 

  • If you are struggling to come up with ideas of what you might like to do when you leave school try this 15 minute multi choice quiz. CLICK HERE to start.

 

  • CLICK HERE to check out the CareersNZ website for some ideas of how to go about choosing subjects at school.

Parents as Career Educators Seminar

 

Parents as Career Educators free seminar
Thursday 8 August, 7pm – 8.30pm, John Britten Building (Foyer), 69 Creyke Road. Guiding teenagers through various career and study options available to them in the modern world can be a challenge. Parents and caregivers of secondary school-aged children are invited to attend a seminar where UC Career Consultant Dave Petrie will talk with you about how you can support your child’s career decisions. Please register by 5 August.

University if Canterbury

Ilam Campus

 

This free seminar will cover:

  • The world of work: looking forward
  • How to make informed career decisions now and in the future
  • How parents can assist
  • Career development resources

CLICK HERE for more information

 

 

Dave Petrie is a Career Consultant with the UC Career Centre, helping students to identify and pursue appropriate careers, internships, and employment opportunities. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the Career and Employment field, including 7 years with Careers New Zealand before coming to UC.

Yr. 13 – Upcoming planning presentations

  • Wed 7 Aug – UC Course planning – Straven Building 8:30am
  • Wed 7 Aug – Otago 1st Yr Health Sci – Straven Building 8:30am
  • Mon 12 Aug – Otago general courses – Kaitiaki – Straven Building 1:05pm

 

  • Wed 14 Aug – Victoria University – Straven Building 8:30am
  • Wed 14 Aug – AUT  – Straven Building 8:30am

 

  • Thursday 15 Aug – Scholarships due 

 

  • Mon 19 Aug – Engineering presentation – Straven Building 1:05pm
  • Mon 19 Aug – Lincoln University Course planning – Straven Building 1pm
  • Mon 19 Aug – NZ Police – The Hall 1:05pm
  • Mon 19 Aug – Pathway providers in CBHS Hall 4-6pm

Defensive Driving

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses August-September

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: www.fde.co.nz

txt: 027229 8018 e:office@fde.co.nz

Held at Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm

Mon- Aug 19-Wed-21-Mon 26-Wed 28

Held at Christchurch Girls  3.15-5.15pm

Mon Aug 19-Thu 22- Mon 26-Wed 29

Held at St Bedes College 3-5pm

Mondays- Sept 2-9,16,23

Held at St Margarets College 3.45-5.45pm

Tuesdays-Aug 27-Sept 3 – 10-17