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CBHS/CGHS Careers Expo Evening – TONIGHT

The annual CBHS/CGHS Mini Careers Expo will be held on 7th May 2019, 5:30-7:30pm in the Main Hall at CBHS – TONIGHT.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students and parents to check out what courses, training opportunities and employment are available beyond school.

We aim to have approximately 25+ exhibitors promoting opportunities available around NZ. Last year was a huge success, very well attended by students and parents and the feedback was extremely positive.

The Careers Expo is a good opportunity for students to see some of the options available to them as well as find out what the pre entry requirements are to the pathways of interest to them. i.e. what subjects should they be studying here at school, what grades do they need to aim for, what types of community service or part time work may assist them and where can they go to apply for courses or jobs.

Remember it is highly likely that what your son may be interested in now is not what they go on and pursue when they finish school. This generation are likely to have 15+ jobs in up to 5 different career fields throughout their lifetime. Qualifications are very important in certain fields of work but often equally important are what employers refer to as ‘Employability Skills‘, these are referred to in the ‘7 Employability Skills checklist‘. I would encourage you to also discuss these with your son.

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Au Pair Link OE
Avon City Ford
BCITO
Camp America
D&A – Yoobee
NZ Defence Force
Education USA
International Aviation Academy NZ
ITC
Learning People
MAINZ
Masterlink
National Trade Academy
NZ School of Tourism
NZ Tertiary College
NZIS
Otago Polytechnic
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QRC
SIT
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University of Canterbury
University of Lincoln
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Victoria University of Wellington
Vision
Waikato University
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ChCh Careers Expo – Horncastle Arena

ChCh Careers Expo – Horncastle Arena

 

This Thursday, May 9, during Period 3 all Yr. 11 CBHS students will be attending the Christchurch Careers Expo held at the Horncastle Arena. The aim of the visit is to provide students an opportunity to see what pathway opportunities are available to them when they leave school.

 

I am very aware that many students have no idea what they want to do when they leave school. I have witnessed many Yr. 13 students in their final weeks of school very anxious about where to next as they made little effort to explore the future pathways available to them. It can be incredibly confusing as there as so many more options available now.

 

The Careers Expo is a good opportunity for students to see some of the options available to them as well as find out what the pre entry requirements are to the pathways of interest to them. i.e. what subjects should they be studying here at school, what grades do they need to aim for, what types of community service or part time work may assist them and where can they go to apply for courses or jobs.

 

Remember it is highly likely that what your son may be interested in now is not what they go on and pursue. This generation are likely to have 15+ jobs in up to 5 different career fields throughout their lifetime. Qualifications are very important in certain fields of work but often equally important are what employers refer to as ‘Employability Skills’, these are referred to in the ‘7 Employability Skills checklist’ attachment. I would encourage you to also discuss these with your son.

 

See the links below for some suggested conversation starters to assist you in maintaining a conversation with you son about jobs of interest, a ‘Before Expo Guide’ to help your son get the most out of attending the careers Expo as well as a ‘Student Passport’ that you son can refer to prior to next Thursday. I would strongly encourage that you start/continue to engage with your son as to what type of job they see themselves doing in the future.

 

 

 

CLICK HERE for more information and opening times of the Expo. Often parents and their son’s return to re visit the Expo on Thursday evening 5:00-7:00pm or Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm. There is no charge for anyone to attend the Expo.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.

 

Regards

 

Richard Webster

CBHS HOD Careers and Transition

 

 

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

Competenz Engineering Speed Meet

Engineering Speed Meet – 22 May, 1-4pm, Horncastle Arena

See Careers staff for more information.

NCEA information and Pathway through CBHS presentation:

NCEA information and Pathway through CBHS presentation:

Do you feel frustrated when talking with your son about their academic progress at school because you don’t feel as though you know enough about how the NCEA system works? You are certainly not alone. NCEA was introduced into schools between 2002-2004. As parents we did not go through this system so it can seem very foreign to us. The staff at CBHS are keen to assist you in gaining a better understanding of how NCEA works and what opportunities there are in the senior school to assist you in becoming more involved in your son’s education.

We are very aware that families who take an interest in what their son is studying and who understand how the assessment and grading system works feel more confident when discussing their son’s academic progress. I strongly encourage you to take the time to learn how the NCEA system works as it may feel like you are left in the dark with so much new terminology and statistics.   This presentation will allow for Q+A throughout.

CLICK HERE for a short video clip about NCEA.

This presentation is open to all parents irrespective of what year their son is in.

Mon March 4 – 6pm – Understanding NCEA – if you have a son undertaking NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 this year and feel that you do not have a good understanding of how NCEA works – this presentation is for you.

Presenters:

Mr Lane, Year 11 Dean

Mr Webster HOD Careers

CLICK HERE to register.

Regards

 

Richard Webster

CBHS Careers Advisor

INTERESTED TO LEARN WHAT A CAREER IN THE DEFENCE FORCE WOULD LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

INTERESTED TO LEARN WHAT A CAREER IN THE DEFENCE FORCE WOULD LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

 

Come along to our evening information session and learn more about the exciting roles, and career opportunities available in the NZ Defence Force. Everyone has a passion in life, see where your passion fits into an amazing career with us. 

 

WHEN:   28 February 2019
TIME:  6 – 7.30 pm
WHERE:  HMNZS Pegasus, 419 Montreal St, Christchurch

UC STAR Course — Maths 199, comm. Feb 2019

Do you excel in Mathematics?

Is your ability in mathematics such that you would like an enrichment course while concurrently doing your Year 13 work?

Have you been involved in accelerated courses at school and/or passed Level 3 Calculus credits in Year 12?

If you have answered yes, then MATH199 is for you!

UC is offering MATH199 FREE to secondary school students in the Chch region who excel in mathematics.  MATH199 is a two semester, 30 point programme, aligned with MATH102 in Semester 1 and MATH103 in Semester 2.  Although the primary source of the content is online, MATH199 students are required to attend classes from 4.15pmto 6.30pm every Thursday during UC term times. There will also be extra help classes before tests.

If you would like to be challenged next year to complete a university level Maths paper and get the first 30 credits towards your degree before you leave school, see Ms McLaughlin to get a brochure and enrol.

Find out more from the UC STAR programme webpage or talk to the current Year 13 students who have taken the course this year.

Holden Street Smart one-day event

Holden Street Smart is a world-class, cognitive based driver programme that aims to positively influence the lives of young kiwis across the country. The Programme has been developed with the involvement of world-renowned road safety expert, Peter Sheppard. In addition, passionate road safety advocate, Greg Murphy, is our Programme Ambassador.

 

Offering a practical hands-on learning experience, Holden Street Smart is a programme that aims to add to, and compliment, the great work already undertaken by NZTA, NZ Police and others in the area of road safety and driving training.

 

Holden Street Smart is a one-day event providing young drivers and their parents/caregivers the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. There is a focus on developing good decision-making strategies  for safe driving, including assessing themselves, reading the road environment, resisting peer pressure, managing or eliminating distractions and planning ahead.

 

The Programme takes place in safe, controlled, off-the-road environments, under the watchful eye of qualified coaches plus the parent/caregiver. This provides the parent the opportunity to also assess themselves, in order to be a better coach and mentor to their teen.

 

Holden Street Smart will be delivering it’s programme throughout these next School Holidays at the following venues:

 

Highlands Motorsport Park

Cromwell

Sun 30 September

 

Mike Pero Motorsport Park

Christchurch

Tues 2 and Wed 3 October

 

Hampton Downs Motorsport Park

Hampton Downs

Mon 8 October

 

Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park

Taupo

Tues 9 & Wed 10 October

 

Manfeild Park

Feilding

Fri 12 & Sat 13 October

 

 

Registrations are open for only $49 at www.holdenstreetsmart.co.nz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49nI-gCGU

Holden Street Smart is a programme that equips young Kiwis with the tools needed to safely drive our roads, well prepared and confident.

Registrations can be completed via the easy to use pages on our website:

www.holdenstreetsmart.co.nz

Kind Regards

Hayden

Hayden Dickason

Programme Director

Holden Street Smart

PO Box 1639

Taupo 3351

Ph:        +64 21986830

Email:   hayden@holdenstreetsmart.co.nz

Web:     www.holdenstreetsmart.co.nz

Registrations for New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering

 

Placement tests now open for registration to the New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering programme commencing in January & February 2019 (dates to be confirmed) in both Auckland and Christchurch.  Placement tests include English, Maths & Physics as well as an Interview.