Category: Holiday Courses

Pasific Student Leaders Programme

Future Leaders have an incredible leadership opportunity for your Year 12 & 13 students this April. They have partnered with Marist Brothers High School in Fiji again for the next Pacific Student Leadership Programme course running in the term one break from 19-26 April.

The courses give students the opportunity to:

  • Lead a team in varied scenarios, like business, community and conservation
  • Network with other aspiring young leaders from across NZ & Pacific Islands
  • Learn leadership theories and tool-sets, then put them into practice
  • Gain cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation
  • Develop valuable skills like communication, collaboration and strategic thinking

Year 12’s will benefit from hands on experience that will prepare them for leadership roles next year. Year 13’s can enhance their leadership skills, better preparing them for tertiary study or the work place.

Term two holidays:

12-19 July: TONGA

Term three holidays:
26 Sept – 3 October: SAMOA
3 October – 10 October: COOK ISLANDS

For more information click HERE.

Fees for all courses are $3,200

They are able to offer one scholarship place per course to students who can demonstrate financial hardship.

Please to apply.


Plunket Babysitting Course – Wednesday 18th December 2019

Whether you’re already babysitting the neighbours kids or your younger siblings or want some credibility when looking for a babysitting job – this day is for you!  Course covers expectations of a babysitter, the child and family, safety, play and basic first aid by a trained Plunket facilitator. Costs $30. Hosted by Youth Alive Trust in New Brighton.  Register now at or visit

Police Blue Light Leadership Camp for all current Year 10 pupils

The Police are running their Blue Light leadership camp.The dates for this camp is January 20th to January 24th 2020 in Taupo. The program will centre on a week long residential camp covering several aspects of leadership training. This will include confidence building, team work, communication, physical activity and co-ordination just to name a few. There is opportunity to earn up to 16 NCEA Level 1 credits throughout the programme.

Send through your applications ASAP.
The Leadership flyer and application can be found below.

Leadership Flyer 2020

Leadership Application Form 2020

Te Kura Summer School – earn extra credits

Don’t let a few NCEA credits stop you from going on to further study, training, or employment in 2020.

Te Kura (The Correspondence School) accepts short-term enrolments over the summer break for students to earn additional credits or specific internal standards in NCEA.
Courses are delivered online, so with access to a computer and the internet, you can learn anywhere and anytime.
The standards and subjects offered can be viewed on our website shortly before registration/enrolments open on 25 November – please note these may be subject to change.
Te Kura’s qualified teachers are available online to answer questions and assess students’ work.
You can reach us on 0800 65 99 88 or or by email at


Summer School flyer 2019

Defensive Driving School Courses

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses Nov-Dec-Jan

Cost $175(includes driving session)

NB Anyone with demerit points can complete

If you miss a session you have the flexibility to catch up this session at another course

To Enrol:

txt: 027229 8018

Held @ Christchurch Girls  3.15-5.15pm Mon  Nov 11th– Thu 14- Mon 18-Thu 21
Held @Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm Mon Nov 18-Wed 20-Mon 25-Wed 27
Held @Lincoln High School – 3.15-5.15pm Tue  Nov  12-Thu-14-Tue 19-Thur 21
School Holidays- DECEMBER

Held @Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm

Mon  Dec 2 -Wed-4—Mon 9 -Wed 11
Held @ Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm Mon  Jan 13th- Wed 15- Mon 20-Wed 22
Held @Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm Tue Jan14-Thu 16 -Tue 21-Thu 23

Yoobee January Holiday Courses

January 3-day courses

Cost $210

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 9am- 3pm

  • Visual Design
  • Creative Photography (getting creative with you photography and photoshop editing)
  • 2 D Animation
  • Digital Painting (yet to be confirmed)

Monday 20, Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 9am- 3pm

  • Game Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Python Programming (ideal for those going into Computer Engineering)


Enrolments can only be done by booking online with payment via Paypal and prior to 11.59pm Wednesday 11 December.

After that any last minute questions and interest, can be via email from the 6 Jan to Yoobee.

Young Writers Events

Write On Summer Writing School for Teens, Christchurch, January 13-17 2020

Non-residential . Booking fast . Places strictly limited

Workshops and 1:1 mentoring

Tutors include:

James Norcliffe- novelist, poet, short story writer

Gail Ingram- recent winner of the Caselberg International Poetry Prize

Heather McQuillan – award winning flash fiction writer

Lisa Tui – lyricist- singer/songwriter


Details here.


WRITE ON MAGAZINE ‘My Place’ Poetry’ Competition

closes Oct 25th

Categories: Year 4-6, Yr7-8, Yr 9-10

We’d love to hear about all of the places around Aotearoa.

We particularly encourage more Year 9 and 10 entries- with a high chance of rising to the top!



The Write On Team

Write On School for Young Writers

“Inspiring Young Writers – since 1993”

Holiday Courses with ReKindle

School holiday workshops

Monday 30 September, 9.30-11am, $18, Doll-making with ti kōuka leaves for youngsters in the school holidays

Tuesday 1 October, $20, Harakeke weaving for tamariki in school holidays 10am-11am and 11.15am-1215pm

Wednesday 2 October, $16, 10-11am, Rope-making with tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves in the school holidays

Saturday 5 October, 3-5pm, $25, Making Beeswax Wraps with Samantha Fay

Monday 7 October, 10am-12pm, $35, Make a pocket doll: introduction to dollmaking in the school holidays with Hilary Jean Tapper

Tuesday 8 October, $20, Harakeke weaving for tamariki in school holidays: 10-11am and 11.15am-12.15pm

Wednesday 9 October, 10.30am-12pm, $35, Block-printing workshop

Friday 11 October, 10.30am-1pm, $45, Spoon-carving for youngsters

Friday 11 October, 2-4pm, $35,  Chopsticks for Children

Sunday 13 October, 10.30am-1pm, $45, Spoon-carving for youngsters

Sunday 13 October, 2-4pm, $35 Chopsticks for Children

And plenty more! Please do visit our website for all our upcoming courses.