Posts Categorized: Information presentation

Understanding NCEA presentation

Understanding NCEA Information presentation

Wed March 21 – 6pm – CBHS The Hall

Many parents feel frustrated when talking with their son about academic progress at school because they don’t feel as though they know enough about how the NCEA system works? If this sounds like you then 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 become 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.

CLICK HERE for link to NCEA handout.

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


Mr Williams, Senior Master Teaching and Learning

Mr Lane, Year 11 Dean

Mr Webster HOD Careers

CLICK HERE to register.


Richard Webster

CBHS Careers Advisor

TechHub Careers Expo

The 6th annual TechHub careers expo will be held at the Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, on the evening of Wednesday the 23rd of May. The focus of this event is on exciting students (year 9-11) and their parents about the diverse range of IT careers available. We have some great speakers lined up along with a number of local companies and educational institutes who will run booths.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.

Matt Brittan
ITP Christchurch Branch Chair
Mobile: 029 200 7071

Ara presentation

Mileesa from Ara will be giving a presentation covering courses available at the Polytech. If you are considering studying at Ara please be seated by 8:30am.

Massey College of Creative Arts Head of Design coming to CBHS

Are you considering studying design? Interested to find out more about the programmes offered by Massey University’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington?

Come along to the lunchtime info session, P5 on Wed 14th March in the DVC room.

Matthijs Siljee, CoCA’s Associate Head of School and design academic is coming to SMC to tell us more about their programmes.

Check out their website:  Massey CoCA

Massey University presentation

Belinda from Massey University will be in C5 this Wed March 14 to discuss courses and uni life

Auckland University of Technology

Students thinking of attending the university of Auckland when they leave school please meet in C6 at 8:30am Wed 7th March.


Pablo will talk about courses, Halls of Residence, Scholarships etc.

University of Auckland presentation

Students thinking of attending the university of Auckland when they leave school please meet in C5 at 8:30am Wed 7th March.


Sylvia Wheeldon will talk about courses, Halls of Residence, Scholarships etc.

Ara Trades workshop – opportunity to have a look at course options

Interested in attending a course at Ara next year? Stay at school but attend Ara 2 days per week.
I would highly recommend that you take the opportunity to attend the workshop below with your son to get a better insight as to what exactly is on offer. Building, Auto, Engineering, Plumbing, Electrical, Plastering, Painting etc.
If you do intend to attend please register your son’s name using the link below.
If you have any further questions or are unable to make this time and would like to arrange an alternative time to visit the campus and have a tour please contact:
Nicolette Adam
Coordinator – Secondary Tertiary Pathways
Ph. 03 940 8586// 027 390 3971
City Campus, Madras Street
PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Ace of Trades
This term our Trades tutors will be opening up the Woolston Campus workshops on Tuesday 12 September at 6pm.
The purpose of this evening is to give students an overview of all of the Trades options available at Araand to see our expert tutors in action.
This is an open invitation to all members of our community to come and see the trades facilities at Araand both school groups and members of the public are more than welcome.
We look forward to seeing you or your students there. Parents are also VERY welcome! Registrations can be made through the Experience Ara Masterclass registration page {Please note: parents do not have to register.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about options for next year.
Richard Webster
CBHS HOD Careers and Transition

Dare to Prepare Study Skills presentation

As advertised in the latest newsletter the CBHS Careers Department is hosting a Study Skills presentation on Tuesday 24th October 6-8:15pm to be delivered by UCANDO. The seminar is titled DARE TO PREPARE. CBHS have hosted this presentation over the last 3 years and received excellent feedback from the parents and students that attended.

Topics covered include:
The differences between Skills-Based and Knowledge-Based Learning

Short Term versus Long Term Memory

Accelerated Learning Principals: How To SCAR Information Into Long-term memory

With an Emphasis on Multi-Sensory Learning

The Power Of Connections

The Undervalued Right Brain

The Need For Regular Review

Importance of Overviews

Power Of Keywords

Note taking using THInKmaps
The presentation is suitable for all students and parents/caregivers.
The presenter, Stuart Wright, of UCANDO is a leading New Zealand facilitator of Accelerated Learning and Whole Brain Learning Techniques. He has been a High School Senior Manager, Careers Adviser, as well as HOD Languages. Stuart has successfully taught various study skills and motivation courses to thousands of primary, secondary and tertiary students around New Zealand and more recently Australia. He has run teacher training courses through the Massey University College of Education as well as staff presentations at a variety of learning institutions.
Term 4 is a vital time for students to focus on their studies. Your son/daughter will have numerous Internal and External assessments between now and the end of the year. The skills learnt in this two hour presentation will hopefully assist your child to achieve to the best of their ability. I encourage you to take this opportunity to join your son/daughter and attend this presentation.
In order to secure your seat we ask that you REGISTER on-line and make payment by Tues 24th Oct 12noon. The cost is $10 per family. Tickets will be emailed to the contact email that you enter on the registration form. Please ensure that you bring this ticket with you to the event for entry.