Category: News

Help Required – Athletics New Zealand

Between Friday 17th and Sunday 19th January, Athletics New Zealand will be hosting the South Island Colgate Games, a youth athletics competition, at the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch.

They are looking to get some volunteers to help with the  children’s break out zone, where over the course of the three days they will be hosting fun games and activities to give the children a break from competing. They would love if any older pupils had any face painting talents that they can share who would like to come down and help them on any of the three days.

If Interested Contact Megan Walklin at

Natural Abilities Assessment

Year 10,11,12 and 13 Pupils?

Are you feeling overwhelmed and pressured by the decision of what to do after you finish school?

Many pupils find this difficult as they are not sure who they really are or where they are going. So how do you decide what road to take to your ideal career?

The Natural Ability assessment can help!  It measure your natural abilities, and learning style, which will give you practical guidance to find the career path that is the best fit for you.

After completing nineteen objective work samples online, you receive a two hour consultation from a certified career coach and a detailed report on your abilities, and the best job matches, which will help you map out your career path.

Hugely popular in the US and Australia, this test and follow-up feedback is now available in New Zealand, through

Ruth Corlett, Internationally Accredited Career Consultant (with over 12 years experience in Asia and NZ).

To register or to find out more about our summer holiday discounts, write to

ARA Broadcasting school – 3 more positions

This is to let you know ARA are able to offer three additional places in the Journalism specialisation of the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree starting in 2020.  Applications for the degree officially closed 30 September, but they are reopening the process, for Journalism applicants only.

Applications may be made online at –

The application document may say applications must be in by 30 September 2019.   For Journalism in 2020,  that deadline no longer applies.


Missed out on UE? Helpful information from the University of Otago

Information for students who have not achieved University Entrance (UE) 2019/2020


Important Note: The University of Otago requires confirmation from NZQA that you have UE by Friday, 14 February 2020. So, if you have to complete any extra standards, make sure that you speak with your school’s NZQA liaison person to get your results recorded on the NZQA site prior to the date above.

Here are some suggested routes for you:


Complete the NCEA credits you require to gain entrance.


·         Your school is always your first port of call. They may allow you to complete the necessary credits.


·         Hagley Community College in Christchurch offers a Catch-up College to assist you to gain the credits you need for UE. The College will open mid-January. Phone: 03 379 3090, email:,


·         Logan Park High School in Dunedin is offering a distance NCEA Summer School to assist you to gain the credits you need for UE. Phone: 03 477-3586, email: or visit:


·         Te Kura (the Correspondence School) will also be operating a Summer School. Phone: 0800 659988 or email: Further information can be found under Summer School on the Te Kura website including enrolment processes and available standards by subject.

·          Te Kura Summer School key dates 2019/2020:

o    18 November: Te Kura team available to take any Summer School enrolment queries

o    25 November: Enrolments open

o    19 December: Summer School starts

o    5 February: Summer School enrolments close

o    12 February: Final work submitted for credits to count for 2019 Record of Achievement


1.       Complete an accepted Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) course, usually one semester.  Offered at some universities.  Currently Otago does not offer a CUP course.


2.       Complete University Entrance by returning to school. Then apply for University either in semester two or the following year.


3.       Complete Otago’s Foundation Year if you are eligible.  Phone: 03 479 5717 or see:


4.       Study at a Polytechnic, (normally one semester of successful full-time academic study at NQF Level 5 or above) and gain good grades.  Then apply for Discretionary Entrance. See:


Reconsideration of NCEA Results

If you believe any of your Level 3 grades are incorrect apply for reconsideration as soon as possible.  NZQA will reconsider Level 3 work quickly.

If you have accommodation in a Residential College

Contact the Accommodation Centre immediately as rooms are reserved for students with U.E.  You will be placed on the waiting list until you have achieved U.E. Email: or call: 03 479 5100.


If you wish to discuss your situation contact your Otago Schools’ Liaison Officer.  See:


NB: gaining the minimum UE qualification may not be sufficient for entry to Otago. For details of Otago’s Enrolment Pathways see:


Ambassador Programme for young female leaders in sport

Forward Foundation is a New Zealand registered charity that creates development and leadership opportunities for girls through sport. The Ambassador Programme aims to increase participation in girls sport through identifying aspirational young female leaders and enabling them to inspire others to participate in sport.

Their 2020 Ambassador Programme applications are open for any young female leaders in sport. For more details about the programme go to

They are not  looking for the best player in the team, they are looking for girls willing and passionate about kicking goals to help grow girls’ sport in New Zealand. Ambassadors must be enrolled in secondary school in NZ (Yr9-13), have initiative, communicate well with all ages and, of course, be passionate about increasing participation in girls’ sport.


The Ambassador Journey

  • Attend the two Forward Foundation Ambassador Conferences (24/25 January and July)
  • Begin their journey through the Forward Foundation Leadership Award Pathway
  • Work with an established mentor who will support them as a young leader
  • Occupy an active role with the aim of increasing participation in their sport
  • Participate in discussion forums with other Ambassadors from across New Zealand
  • Submit regular updates outlining project progress
  • Positively promote the Forward Foundation and the Ambassador programme
  • Support the Forward Foundation and other partner organisations as the voice for young females in sport and community

Applications close 24th November, 2019

Applications can be accessed via the following link

Student Job Directory

Student Job Directory
MoneyHub has published a comprehensive directory of student jobs for summer 2019-2020. With 50+ well-known employers listed and links to their student job application details, there is something for everyone. Getting a summer job is a lot easier with this guide, exclusive to MoneyHub. To access the guide, visit the MoneyHub Student Job Directory.

Headspace – Program for School Leavers

Not sure what to do next year…. have a look at Headspace

Headspace makes time to find out who God is, what He is about and how to put Him at the centre of our plans. Headspace is designed to awaken your missions perspective and draw you closer to God, by solidifying your knowledge of the bible, faith and identity in Christ. The year long program combines study, work, travel, practical training, mentoring and living in community to help you grapple with what it looks like to live life as a follower of Christ.

It’s a 10 month program, running from Feb-Nov, consisting of 5 Blocks.

Block 1 | Foundations (4-weeks)

Team building/living in community, overview of the Bible, and various lectures.

Block 2 | Work Experience (14-weeks)

Practical work (packing fruit to earn money to cover your fees).

Block 3 | Cross-cultural Training (5-weeks)

Discovering another culture, preparing for Thailand, ministry prep and training to teach English.

Block 4 | Offshore Experience (10-weeks)

Partnering with churches and organisations, teaching English. Seeing how missions can be done and sharing God’s love.

Block 5 | Life Planning (4-weeks)

Putting everything they’ve learned together, looking back and debriefing the year’s experiences and looking forward to the next steps in their journey.

To find out more,  check out the website or text 0226525931 with your name and we’ll be in touch soon!

Massey University Art Exhibition of Graduating Pupils

Massey University
02–16 November
Open daily 10am–4pm, Free entry
College of Creative Arts, Toi Rauwhārangi
Wallace Street, Wellington

Exposure exhibition is a celebration of graduating students from the
College of Creative Arts and includes a showcase from design
(including photography, fashion, textiles, industrial, spatial and visual
communication design), fine arts, creative media production and
commercial music. Work from Master of Design, Master of Fine Arts
and Master Creative Enterprise students will also be on display.
Exposure runs for two weeks and is open to the public from 2–16

Exposure Exhibition Massey University Wellington