Posts Categorized: Information presentation

Your Education Information Evening

Your Education Christchurch Information Meeting On Thursday, 2nd June 2016 6:30 – 7:30pm Location: Upper Riccarton Library Learning Centre 3 71 Main South Road Sockburn, Christchurch Come meet our representative, bring your parents and learn more about our short term overseas high school programmes and more!

NZ Defence Force Information Night

Come along to our free sessions and find

out more about careers in the NZ Army,

Navy and Air Force.


Tuesday 13 September 2016

FORCE INFO : 6pm – 7pm

Hear from our Defence Career experts

and ask questions.

FORCE FIT : 7pm – 8pm

We will guide you through what to

expect at your initial fitness test, and

how to get Force Fit. Remember to bring

your workout gear if you would like to


These sessions are open to everyone –

parents, caregivers, friends and teachers

are welcome too!

Victoria University information evening

Undergraduate information evenings

Come along to an information evening in your area to hear from our staff and students about life at Victoria and what we offer inside and outside the classroom.

Every year we travel the country holding events for people thinking about study at Victoria. Our focus is to help future students prepare for life at university and to make the transition as smooth as possible.

You’ll find out about study options, scholarships, accommodation and find out about living in Wellington and what to expect in your first year of study. Bring your family, whānau, friends and questions you have. Our team are there to make sure you get all the answers you need.


Click here for more information

Understanding NCEA Information presentations:

Understanding NCEA Information presentations:

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 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.   These presentations will allow for Q+A throughout.

These presentations are open to all parents irrespective of what year their son is in.

Thurs 19th  May 7 – 8pm – Understanding NCEA Stage 1 – for new parents – if you have a first child undertaking NCEA Level 1 this year and feel that you do not have a good understanding of how NCEA works – this presentation is for you.

Date TBC – dependent on demand – Understanding NCEA Stage 2 – for parents that feel they have some understanding of NCEA but would like to know more


Mr Williams, Senior Master Teaching and Learning

Mr Lane, Year 11 Dean

Mr Webster HOD Careers

CLICK HERE to register.


Uni 101 – great opportunity for parents and students to learn about the transition to tertiary studies

Uni101 is designed to answer your questions about university, and the ones you may not have even thought to ask. After the success of our first ever Uni 101 Event in 2015, we will be holding another one this year.

Where: Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, 151 Greers Road, Christchurch
When: Thursday 26 May 2016
Doors open at 7.00pm, to be seated by 7.30pm.

Why are we running UNI 101?

University staff notice when out and about that there are a lot of people – particularly parents – who don’t really understand the ins and outs of university today. Possibly because they didn’t go themselves or simply because times have changed.

Ever wondered about a Career in IT??

Ever wondered about a Career in IT??

Wednesday 25th May 2016,


Hear from Adrian Clark, a Research Scientist at the HIT Lab NZ, a research institute at the University of Canterbury focusing on Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics and Human Computer Interaction. Adrian is also a co-founder and Head of R&D at QuiverVision, who launched the world first Augmented Reality Colouring Book application.  Also hear from other LOCAL IT SUPERSTARS who will talk about why IT is a great career choice.

This free event for Year 9-12 students and their parents includes presentations in the theatre starting at 6.30pm and the opportunity to talk with local IT organisations in an expo style setting before and after the presentations.

REGISTER ONLINE at to be  included in the spot prize draw!

Then check out the TechHub IT Careers or click here for more information – TechHub Careers Expo 2016 Flyer[1]


Overseas high school programmes – short term

Your Education Information Evening

Your Education Christchurch Information Meeting On Thursday, 2nd June 2016 6:30 – 7:30pm Location: Upper Riccarton Library Learning Centre 3 71 Main South Road Sockburn, Christchurch Come meet our representative, bring your parents and learn more about our short term overseas high school programmes and more!

New Zealand Broadcasting School

The New Zealand Broadcasting School at Ara Institute of Canterbury,  are excited to be offering a unique opportunity to Year 13 students interested in the ‘Broadcast Journalism’ and ‘Screen & Television’ industries.

New Zealand Broadcasting School students will be filming Metronews for broadcast on CTV every weekday afternoon from 3.30pm-5.30pm from Monday 30 May until Friday 10 June (including Queens Birthday on Monday 6 June). We have a unique opportunity for your students to watch this being made on one of the above dates with a special up-close, behind the scenes experience. This would be an exceptional experience for your Year 13 students who have an interest in the ‘Broadcast Journalism’ and ‘Screen & Television’ industries.

Please click here to watch a short video to give you an idea of what your students will experience.

Students must be registered as we only have 8 seats available on each date (30 May – 10 June). Please see Mr Webster by Wednesday 18th May to register.

ARA Institute Have A Go Day

Year 11-13 are invited to register for ARA (CPIT) Have A Go Day on 3rd June. 9.30am till 12 noon. You would have to make your own way there as it’s Teacher Only Day. See Mr Webster for topics and sessions and to register asap, limited places for all schools.


Have a Go Day is for Year 11, 12 & 13 students, the activities on offer for this Have a Go Day are:


·         Architecture

·         Art & Design and Photography

·         Beauty Therapy

·         Broadcasting

·         Business

·         Civil & Mechanical Engineering

·         Electrical Engineering

·         Food

·         Hairdressing

·         Health Promotion and Nutrition

·         Hospitality

·         Maori & Pasifika Studies

·         Nursing

·         Outdoor Education & Sustainability

Fantastic opportunity to experience university life

Please see below the format for the upcoming Year 12 Discovery Day to be held at the University of Canterbury on Tuesday April 11th. This is a fantastic opportunity for those students considering going to university when they leave school to get an insight into what university life is really like. I have informed all students in Yr12 of this opportunity and would strongly encourage those students interested in university as a future pathway to attend this day.

The cost of a student attending university is continually rising. CBHS students thinking of going to the University of Otago, Victoria University, and the University of Auckland etc. face a cost of $20 – $25,000 per year. Approx. $10,000 per year at UC. Figures indicate that approx. 25% of 1st year students fail papers and a large number of students change their mind and change courses. This can extend the time it takes to complete a degree and consequently dramatically increase the cost of the qualification. Opportunities like the UC Yr12 Discovery Day are a great way to assist our students make informed decisions about their future pathway.

Year 12 Discovery Day at the University of Canterbury.

Date: Tuesday 12 April
Time: 9.30am to 2.00pm – students involved will not attend school on this day.

Venue: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, starting in the Clyde car park (view map).

This new event gives Year 12 students the chance to experience what it’s like to be a university student. The event is structured just like a real university day, following an individual timetable that the students select. UC is hosting the event but the information presented to students will be very generic and relevant to universities around the country. Students who may not be considering studying at UC but are keen on a university pathway are encouraged to attend.

Students will:
•take part in taster lectures
•discover the differences between school and university
•learn why university study is valuable
•explore the campus
•find out about student services, including those for Māori and Pasifika
•try a student lunch on a budget – $5 voucher

Steps to register for this event:

CLICK HERE to find more information about the day.

– Please discuss this opportunity with your son and if you wish for him to attend please sign the attached 2016 UC Yr12 Discovery Day Permission slip and return to the Careers staff by the 23rd March.

– Each student needs to register and pick their timetable online by Tuesday 22 March. Students can REGISTER HERE.

– Students to forward/or print out and deliver to the Careers Dept. a copy of the confirmation email sent to them from UC acknowledging the Lectures they have selected.

– Students to receive confirmation email by CBHS to indicate leave from school has been granted

– students make their own way to and from the University of Canterbury on the 12th April.

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


Richard Webster

CBHS Careers Advisor