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Peel back reality and discover the incredible possibilities of 3D Animation.

This amazing 5-day experience transports you inside the world of 3D animation while based in the beautiful rural surrounds of our Snells Beach Campus. Get exposed to all the technology, tips and tricks. This is the ideal way to get a taste of a billion dollar industry where New Zealand is at the cutting edge.

The 3D Animation Camp is perfect for those exploring potential long term careers, full-time study options or wishing to focus on specific digital media skills.

ANIMATION: Use Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects to create your own, unique 3D animation piece. Follow a professional studio ‘pipeline’, including pre-production, modeling, animation, lighting, rendering and compositing.

3D DIGITAL MODELLING: Design your own character using state of the art sculpting and modeling tools used by digital animators worldwide.

GAMING: Wield the power of a professional game engine tool and learn the fundamentals of game design.

DATES: 13 – 17 April 2015  / 6 – 10 July 2015  / 28 Sept – 2 Oct 2015

DURATION: 5 days per camp

LOCATION: Snells Beach Campus

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be at least 16 years old

THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Download an application form or call EDENZ on 0800 EDENZ NZ (0800 333 6969) or email

FILM BOOT CAMP with EDENZ (formerly Lifeway College)

An unforgettable 5-day experience where you’ll learn the basics of film and visual storytelling.

It’s a full-on, hands-on creative challenge set against the beautiful rural surrounds of our Snells Beach Campus: the perfect location shoot. Film Boot Camp is perfect for investigating your next career maneuver, scoping out full-time study options or just trying out your film production skills.

INTRO SKILLS: Cover all the basics: camera set up and operation, script development, pre-production, shooting, editing and of course the full, red carpet final screening.

TEAMWORK: Work as part of a creative crew, bringing together everyone’s talents and skills to produce an amazing final student production.

MEALS & ACCOMMODATION: Food is top notch and courtesy of our professional caterers and accommodation is hostel-style bunks a stone’s throw from the main campus.

DATES: 13 – 17 April 2015  / 6 – 10 July 2015  / 28 Sept – 2 Oct 2015

DURATION: 5 days per camp

LOCATION: Snells Beach Campus

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be at least 16 years old

THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Download an application form or call EDENZ on 0800 EDENZ NZ (0800 333 6969) or email

Free kendo training

For the last few years we have been running free kendo trainings for students (and parents also sometimes join in)
Kurashiki City sent us a lot of used kendo gear, so everything is able to be borrowed for free.
Kendo is a traditional Japanese sword art, it is also known as kumdo in Korea.
It is a great opportunity for international students to be involved and have something to do, and a good opportunity for Kiwi students to learn something about Japanese culture.
I have attached an information flyer for you.
The important points are:
  • Trainings are completely free
  • Training is held on Wednesday nights, 6:00~7:00 pm at Burnside primary School, school hall
  • Training is not so hard, but quite serious.
  • Kendo is a “soft” martial art. This means that you don’t really have to be big and strong to do it
If students are keen to give it a go, please get them to contact me directly on this e-mail ( or text me on 027 276 2677. If you have any questions please let me know.
Dan Fujikawa.
Christchurch-Kurashiki Sister City Committee
KIWI@HOME Immigration & Education Consultants               
23 Fairford street Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand.,,

High School Overseas Volunteer Projects 2015/16

We are extremely excited to announce our High School Projects for 2015/16! The High School Projects are a jam-packed two week group trip with students from all over Australia, New Zealand and around the globe. Students in year 10 and 11 (11 & 12 in NZ) – typically aged 16 and 17 – can choose to join the groups individually or with friends.

The volunteer trips will run this summer from December 6th to the 19th andJanuary 3rd to the 16th in Cambodia, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Philippines.

The projects are a rich mixture of volunteer work and cultural activities, so you can really get to know the country you’re in! The projects allow you to:

• Support disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Cambodia
• Become part of a traditional village community in Fiji
• Learn to dive and support marine conservation work in Cambodia
• Shadow doctors in medical work experience in Nepal
• Help to reconstruct community buildings and housing devastated by a typhoon in the Philippines

These projects are well supervised, worthwhile and very practical ways to make your summer holidays unforgettable and to travel with a purpose to a developing community a world away!

Click here for more information:

National Youth Drama School

The 2015 National Youth Drama School is almost full.  
In the past we have had several attendees find out about NYDS via the gifted list.  NYDS is a very intensive and demanding week and the students who attend are mature, committed and often high-achievers, making it a great fit for gifted students interested in the creative and performing arts.
NYDS runs from April 4-12, 2015, in Hawkes Bay and each year attracts 260 students aged 14-19 years from all over New Zealand.
Scholarships ranging from $50.00 to $385.00 are also available.  The deadline for scholarship applications is this Sunday February 15th:
Places remain in the following classes:
  • Advanced Technical
  • Screenwriting: Crafting Short Films that Connect
  • Songwriting
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Dance Explosion
  • Devised Physical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Slapstick – where Comedy collides with Stage Combat
  • The Acting Voice
For more information, visit or contact Kelie on 022 108 5696.
Please apply online:

Launch Of Careers Department Website/App

Come to the Careers Department on Wednesday 18th February at lunchtime for the launch of the new Careers website/app. Free drinks and snacks and spot prizes to be won. Sign up on this website (with your email address) and be in to win a Westfield gift voucher

Gateway Opportunity

Anyone interested in a Gateway course this year, see Mrs Bailey asap. Gateway involves about 20 credits and 10 days work experience (in either the holidays or on Saturdays). It is a great way to discover more about a potential career path. We have a few places left but get in quick as they will be popular.