Posts Categorized: Information presentation

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.

Otago University 1st Year Health Sciences presentation



Prajesh from Otago university will be giving a presentation to all students interested in studying 1st Yr Health Sciences next Tues 12 Sept in C5 at 2pm.


This is a VERY informative presentation.

DREAM BIG – Engineering our World: a heartfelt story of human ingenuity

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, is a giant-screen film that will transform how we think about engineering.

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big takes viewers on a journey of discovery as it celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

See the trailer here


Tuesday 12 September 6:30 – 7:30 pm (45 minutes) Charles Luney Auditorium, 
St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Christchurch

Interested in Architecture?

Mark Burry is a practising architect.  His role is to help lead the development of a whole-of-university research approach to helping ensure that our future cities anticipate and meet the needs of all – smart citizens for smart cities.


CLICK HERE for more information