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Girls Boss Edge – Final Days to apply

Are you a young women aged 16 – 18 who are passionate about a career in healthcare?

Join Girl Boss Edge for fully funded 10 Day Leadership Accelerator (100% online)

9th – 18th of May 2020

Total time commitment: 10 – 20 hours

Thanks to the Ministry of Education successful applicants will receive a Scholarship worth $250 to cover your Programme fee.

Polyfest 2020



14 Mar 2020


Red Zone
New Brighton Road



More Info

   Melisa Stanley
   022 642 9655

Exchange program Information evening


Hear from returned students, meet our staff, find out comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange, learn more about discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.

Thursday, 19th March – 7.00pm
Te Hapua: Haiswell Centre
341 Haiswell Road

or call 0800 440 079 for more information



Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation, registered with the Ministry of Education in NZ and all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia.  We are leading the way as the first secondary exchange organisation in Australia and New Zealand to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and we ensure the highest standards of care and support to our participants.

Youth For Understanding (YFU) Student Exchange Information Evening

YFU Student Exchange

If you are interested student exchange?

There is an information session on Wednesday 11th March in Christchurch. By registering for this event you would get a voucher for $100 of your program fees. There are also 20 scholarships available. See website for full details and to register.

Breakfree on Cashel

National Flash Fiction Day & Story Competition

Writing Competiton for National Flash Fiction Day 2020

NFFD 2020 is open! 
The competition runs February 15 – April 15. The 2019 judges are prize-winning poet Helen Heath and acclaimed novelist and flash fiction storyteller Sandra Arnold. More on the Competition page.

Submit your best 300-word stories!

The youth competition moves in 2020 to an international competition with free entry — curated by the journal fingers comma toes.
All youth writers welcome!

National Flash Fiction Day / 22 June 2020

  • Events in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Northland, Waikato and Wellington
  • Guest readers, prizes and more

watch for updates:

Youth in Health and Wellbeing Careers Event


With support from the Ministry of Education, Careerforce the Industry Training Organisation for the health and wellbeing sectors are running career exploration events for high school students.

The health and wellbeing sectors offer many exciting and rewarding career opportunities for young people, who want to make both a career, and a difference.

These sectors cover the likes of healthcare, social and community services, mental health, disability support, aged care, and youth work. Common across all the sectors is the increasingly challenging workforce shortages, and the need to attract our younger people into their workforces.

They welcome high school students interested in:

·         Pursuing a career within health and wellbeing, and earning as they’re learning.

·         Helping people recover from illness or injury to live independent lives.

·         Caring for the aged and vulnerable in the community.

·         Providing quality service and patient care.

·         Working with other young people to reach their full potential.   


If interested in attending, you will need to make your own way there and let the school know of your absence.

Time: 10 – 2

Cost: FREE (Lunch provided)

For questions, contact


Japan Day

Canterbury Japan Day is on at the Riccarton Race Course. Ara’s team will be there to answer any questions pupils have about studying the Japanese Language.

Otago On Campus Experience for yr 13 Māori pupils

Applications are now open for the On Campus Experience (OCE), which is a wonderful opportunity for Year 13 Māori secondary school students to explore the University of Otago and the city of Dunedin. The OCE scholarship provides each successful applicant with return airfares to Dunedin, accommodation, meals and activities.

Pupils will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest, as well as meet academic staff and current students. They will experience life in a Residential College, and meet the Māori Centre staff, who provide great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

Entries are sought from full time Year 13 students of Māori descent, who are currently enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school, and are considering studying at the University of Otago in 2021. All applicants should be pupils who are completing an appropriate programme at secondary school level, which will lead them to meet University Entrance.

Successful OCE students will be selected to attend one of two OCE programmes in 2020 (the one application will cover both dates).

First OCE 3 – 7 May 2020 (includes Tertiary Open Day)

Second OCE 5 – 9 July 2020

Applications are to be completed online:

Applications close: 5.00 pm Friday 13 March


If you have any further queries contact Grace Latimer (Māori Liaison Officer) any time.

Tel: 09 373 9704


University of Canterbury Information Evening

2020 UC Info Evenings | Hui Tairanga

The University of Canterbury invites future students and their families to attend the information evening on the 3rd June.

Go along to find out everything you need to know about life and study at UC.

  • Scholarships
  • Accommodation
  • Student Support
  • Degree and course information

6:30pm at Ilam Campus

Register now!

Pasifika Information Session at Ara

Pasifika Information Session 
Monday 3 February
6:30pm – 8pm
Ara City Campus  – Student Lounge

Head along to the Pasifika Info Night to listen to some of their Pasifika students and staff talk about fees free study, scholarships, Pacific Trades Training and discuss your training/study options for 2020.