Posts Categorized: Information presentation

Student Exchange Information Evening


Hear from returned students, find out more about
discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.

Thursday, 23rd March – 7.00pm

Te Hapua
Halswell Centre
341 Halswell Rd, Halswell

or call 1300 135 331 for more information

The GAPYear Experience

The GAPYear Experience involves:

·         an initial 12 week Adventure Leadership training Programme (Christchurch based)

·         followed by opportunities to work overseas in Hong Kong, USA, Australia, or New Zealand.

·         and then travel the world…..endless

The 12 week Adventure Leadership Programme is designed for school leavers and others wanting to take a structured ‘time out’ and provides fun and friendship plus practical learning in small team environments. This course delivers a Horizons Certificate in Adventure Leadership and involves a range of outdoor activities, leadership skills and interpersonal skills development.


For most, the exciting (and biggest learning) part of the GAP Year is the overseas work at either Summer Camps in the USA (running the various activities they have learnt with us), teaching surfing to children at Treasure Island in Hong Kong, or running camp based programmes (all over the world).


Some of our students use this course as their first step to working in the adventure industry. However, for most it provides a structured ‘Gap Year’, helping them to return to tertiary study in New Zealand the following year more independent, resourceful and better motivated.


Our next programme runs from February – May 2018. We are now accepting applications for this. We are more than happy to chat to individual students about our programme and invite those who are interested to call 0800 GAP YEAR or visit our website

Nursing Information Sessions


                Kia ora


Later this month we’re holding information sessions regarding the nursing programmes offered at Ara Institute of Canterbury.  


For students considering a career in nursing the sessions are a great opportunity to get an overview of the Bachelor of Nursing
and the Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, and to gain an understanding of what nursing study involves. The sessions will also discuss
the career opportunities and further study options available to nursing graduates.


Nursing information sessions:

                5.30pm, Tuesday 28 March 

                12pm, Thursday 30 March

                N104, City campus, Madras Street




Defence Careers Talk

Defence Careers Talk (Airforce/Army/Navy) Wednesday 8th March, 8.30am in C5.  A great opportunity for you to hear all about Defence Careers opportunities, entry requirements and recruitment processes.  All year levels welcome.

Interested in studying at a US University?

Interested in studying at a US University?

Students and parents are invited to list to Dr Aime Black, Education & Youth Engagement Advisor – US Embassy.

This is a highly recommended presentation if you are thinking about tertiary study overseas.


Dr. Aime Black | Education & Youth Engagement Advisor

U.S. Embassy Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, NZ)

O: +64 4 462 6088 | M: +64 21 193 1221

The future of work and its implications for education

The future of work and its implications for education

Roger Dennis is a consultant on future thinking, strategy and innovation. Roger addressed the CBHS staff in November of 2016 and will give a presentation for parents and the wider community in the Big Room on Thursday the 23rd of February 2017 at 6:00 pm.

U.S. Universities Information Session

EdUSA Education Advisor Information Session

• Are you looking to go to a U.S. university?

• Do you have questions regarding the American tertiary education system?

• Would you like more information on the application process?

• Sports scholarships? • Finding the right fit?

Here is an opportunity for students, parents, teachers, and sports coaches to find out the answers to these questions and more.


Date:                 Monday, August 29, 2016

Time:                 6pm-7:30pm

Location:           Christ’s College

Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Please RSVP by Sunday, 21 August 2016 to Dr Aime Black

Study Skills presentation


Dear Parent
As advertised in the latest newsletter the CBHS Careers Department is hosting a 2 UCANDO presentations to be run on Wednesday 17th Aug and Thursday 18th Aug in the Big Room – 6:30-8:30pm. The 2 hour seminar is titled DARE TO PREPARE.
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 senior 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 3 is a vital time for students to focus on their studies. Your son 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 son to achieve to the best of his ability. I encourage you to take this opportunity to join your son and attend this presentation.
In order to ensure that people are seated we ask that you REGISTER on-line by Wednesday 10th Aug 4pm. Numbers will be limited to the first 200 respondents for each evening due to the size of venue. There is a cost of $10 per family. Tickets to be collected from the school reception and presented on entry.

Richard Webster
CBHS Careers Advisor

Ara Institute of Canterbury: Pre-Health & Nursing Information Sessions 2016

On Tuesday 9 August, Ara Institute of Canterbury is holding information sessions regarding our nursing programmes and our Certificate in Pre-Health & Science programme.

At the nursing information session at 5.30pm, people can find out all they need to know about studying the Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Enrolled Nursing at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

The second information session at 6.30pm is aimed at people who wish to study a health-related subject, but don’t yet meet the entry requirements for their chosen programme. This information session discusses how our Certificate in Pre-Health and Science programme prepares students to enrol for degrees in areas such as midwifery, medical imaging and human nutrition.


Tuesday 9 August 2016

Nursing 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Certificate in Pre-Health & Science 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: N104, Ara Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Please pass on this information to anyone who you think may be interested. To find out more, call 0800 24 24 76 or visit

Kind regards,

Ara Institute of Canterbury Student Liaison Team