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See Mrs Bailey if you are interested in a career in Viticulture (grape growing) and visiting a vineyard

This weeks notices

Year 13s interested in doing Architectural Studies at CPIT next year should see Mrs Bailey to sign up for a Portfolio workshop, to improve their  chances of acceptance into the course
Years 11 and 12:
Free holiday workshop at CPIT in Aerodynamics and Japanese for Years 12 and 13. See Mrs Bailey for details
Middle School:
Free Holiday workshops for Years 9 and 10 at CPIT : Ecobot Challenge, Aqua Science and Girls Rock Trades, see Mrs Bailey for details

Opportunity of Year 13s interested in TV Broadcasting

On behalf of the New Zealand Broadcasting School at CPIT, we are excited to be offering a unique opportunity to Year 13 students interested in the Screen and Television industry.

New Zealand Broadcasting School students will be filming Metro News for broadcast on CTV every afternoon from 3.30pm-5.30pm from Tuesday 2 June until Friday 5 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 in interest in the Screen and Television industry.

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

We only have 5 places available on each date (2-5 June). Please register your students’ names and preferred date with me by Friday 22 May.

Cambridge Immerse 2015

Reservations for Cambridge Immerse 2015 close on June 30th 2015.

Cambridge Immerse is a two-week residential educational experience that allows participants to gain an unrivalled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences. Subjects offered include Medicine, Law, Economics, History and Engineering and many more. Tutorials and seminars are taught by highly regarded tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry; yet the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of activities.

Students reside in Queen’s College one of central Cambridge’s most beautiful university colleges. Within its historic walls, we pride ourselves on providing unique experiences of leadership and academic excellence through a programme for participants that instills the confidence and passion for learning that are essential to success in higher education.

To find out more & to apply

Enrolment in the program is ongoing, and students aged 15 and above are welcome to apply at A PDF version of our prospectus is also available to view at

If you are interested in reserving your place, please apply online through our website, or alternatively, if you require further information please don’t hesitate to email

Elwing Discoveries

We have two voyages coming up in 2015 which may be of interest to you. The first is our annual International Student Voyage from September 28th – October 2nd. This is available to any international students at your school who might be interested in a little extra adventure during their stay in New Zealand. The next trip of interest will take place from the 13th-19th of December and is available to all Year 11, 12 and 13 students. These trips are such a fantastic opportunity and fun time for high school students.


Any students who are interested in coming aboard, see Mrs Bailey for an info pack. We have 10 berths available for each trip and they do fill up fast so if you have anyone who’s interested let us know or get them to give us a call.

Barbara White

Elwing Discoveries

027 276 8817

03 481 1040

Instructor Internship Opportunity: Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland

Instructor Internship Opportunity – Second recruitment stage

EA Ski & Snowboard Training specialise in full season job placements through our popular Ski and Snowboard Instructor Internship Program. Over the past 10 years EA has put over 2,000 young people through internationally recognised qualifications and into jobs all over the globe.

We have now opened our second recruitment stage for the 2015/16 winter season. Interested students can email us here for more info. We will also provide them online access to our instructor starter kit – with handy tips on becoming a ski or snowboard instructor.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • A GUARANTEED offer of employment as a ski or snowboard instructor which includes uniform, full season pass and discount deals
  • Early season orientation, instructor training and accommodation package – Everything sorted so all you have to do is ski or ride!
  • International Instructor Association membership and level one ski or snowboard examination
  • Training, support and further qualifications throughout the season
  • Assistance and support with obtaining Working Holiday Visas, flights and insurances (in partnership with STA Travel)

EA are looking for school leavers who:

  • Have a passion for skiing or snowboarding (Low level intermediate to advanced ability welcome)
  • Have a willingness to learn through training and working
  • Have an interest in travel and adventure
  • Are available between December and April
  • Will be 18 years of age by November
  • Are looking for a life-changing experience
  • Have the financial support to participate – internship placements start from US$5,475

Limited positions available: Due to limited instructor employment positions it is very important that students apply now. Almost half of the placements are filled already and programs will fill in the next few months.

Interested students can email us here for more info and we will also give them online access to an instructor starter kit – with handy information on becoming a ski or snowboard instructor.

Locations – We work with partner ski resorts in Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. Programs start in November each year.

Due to the ease of obtaining working holiday visas Japan is a popular choice for Kiwi students. It also provides a fun cultural experience and the world’s best snow. These english-speaking instructing roles are very popular with school leavers because they provide students the opportunity to obtain work and qualifications, something which is tough for anyone trying on their own terms to get into the industry straight from school. All ski schools are run by english-speaking teams and they offer full support to recruits from around the globe to help them settle in.

Interested students can email us here for more info and we will also give them online access to an instructor starter kit – with handy information on becoming a ski or snowboard instructor.

For general information about our internship programs around the world, check out our website

This weeks notices

  • Anyone interested in attending an Otago Uni Law Faculty presentation at Christ College on 25th May, please see Mrs Bailey by Wednesday this week to register
  • Year 13s who are going to UC in 2016 and would like to know more about the scholarships offered please see Mrs Bailey for a UC handout
  • Victoria University Wellington representative will be in the MGS library Monday 11th May at lunch time
  • The University of Auckland Parents Evening is also Monday 11th May 7.30 to 9pm at Legends Lounge, Addington Raceway
  • Otago Polytech liaison will be in the Careers Room Wednesday 13th May at lunchtime
  • UC Information Evening is Wednesday 13th May 6.30pm in the Central Lecture Theatre at UC
  • SPACPAC interschool Speech competition (Samoan, English, Tongan and Fijian) will be held at Middleton on Tuesday 12th May at 7pm. We have 3 contestants doing speeches in Samoan, Tongan and English, come and support them!

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Hello everybody!

Here is the link to the April Lattidtude… In this issue:

  • We welcome all our new applicants (and remind others that its NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY!).
  • We reflect on the aftermath on Cyclone Pam and her destructive path through the islands of Vanuatu, and how the 19 volunteers in Vanuatu are doing now.
  • Outstanding alumni returned volunteer Abby writes about her time in Bwengu, Northern Malawi.
  • We tell you how to WIN WIN WIN, as COMPETITION SEASON begins at Lattitude New Zealand
  • And we link to the Radio New Zealand interview with Kiwi volunteer Anneke, speaking live to broadcaster Bryan Crump, from her placement in POLAND! In our opinion, a MUST LISTEN for anyone considering a gap year and volunteering overseas next year

Please click here to check it out!