The Y13 Economics class are busy fundraising for their fieldtrip to Wellington. They are currently selling cheese rolls, made the traditional way with reduced cream and onion soup on white or brown bread. They are $6 for one dozen for $15 for three dozen. All orders and money needs to be in by 25th June, and Cheese Rolls will be delivered 29th June. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in ordering some delicious cheese rolls.
Students enrolled in the Queens High School Agriculture and Horticulture programme attended a field day in Gore on March 27th for hands on introduction to real world career opportunities by a cross section of the New Zealand Agriculture industry. The concept was based around the supply chain story – moving from pasture to plate through twelve modules taken from different industry segments. Each module had an activity that represented a career that someone could aspire towards to in the agriculture industry. The high light of the day was the gourmet burger lunch created by a chef who spoke about the importance of good produce.
40 girls from Y12 at Queen’s High School, and 40 boys from Y11 and 12 at King’s High School have been selected to participate in the BP Business Challenge over the next three days, which is an exciting programme that in the past our students have thoroughly enjoyed. They will be running their own virtual business for this time and presenting their business idea to a panel of judges on Friday . The students involved all need to be in the hall at formtime ready for the challenge to begin at 9am. They are also wearing mufti for the three days. Good luck to all the teams, and make the most of it!
During the first week of term two the Year 12 Geography and Tourism students visited Moeraki Boulders and Oamaru and then travelled up the Waitaki Valley to Twizel DOC. Here, the geography students gained important information about environmental threats in the area to be used for their research internal assessment. The next day we visited Mt Cook DOC to gather more valuable information. A tour of the Hermitage Hotel gave the tourism students a better understanding of the Work Roles unit standard they had been studying, and also an understanding of why tourists visit the iconic Mt Cook area. The highlight of our trip was the Glacier Explorer excursion where we were taken out on to Lake Tasman to view the terminal face of the Tasman Glacier. Our trip concluded with a visit to the Sir Ed Hillary Alpine Centre and Museum where we viewed the Mt Cook Magic movie. All in all a very successful learning experience was had and the opportunity to do some learning outside the classroom was valued.
We are at the time of the year where any student in Y11, 12, or 13 need to be paying their NZQA fees. The following two links have information for anyone wishing to apply for financial assistance for the NZQA fees. Remember any work you do towards NCEA and credits you gain will not be recognised unless your fees have been paid.
This link will take you to a number of events in the Otago Careers Festival over the next few weeks. Remember to check the Otago Careers website regularly because May is Careers Month in Otago.
Wednesday 15 May
From 6.00 pm – Otago Museum
6.00 – 6.20 light refreshments
6.20 – 7.00 Information about studying at Victoria, and accommodation
From 7.00 Information about the degrees offered at Victoria.
RSVP by calling 0800 VICTORIA, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
13 May 2013 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Dunedin City
S Block, CapableNZ offices, cnr Union St and Harbour Terrace
CapableNZ are able to offer, for a short time, the bulk of your nationally recognized trades qualification for free. This is primarily in the areas of construction and engineering. If you are thinking of changing jobs or heading to Christchurch for work this is an ideal opportunity to take up this offer to complete your qualification in a much shortened time frame and while you continue in employment. Drop in to hear more about it and see if this opportunity might work for you.
ENQUIRIES TO: Kate Vercoe, 03 477 3014, email@example.com
TARGETS: People in work and employers
13 May 2013 | 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm | Dunedin City
Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library
30 minute presentation + Question Time
Become an apprentice job hunting ninja and learn the secrete art of ninja job hunting. This quirky presentation will provide you with lots of ideas on how to treat everyday opportunities as potential employment opportunities.
Join the Job Hunting Ninja (Sarah Bond of Employ Me Now!) and learn special stealth techniques which you can apply at any time. By the end of the session you will know how to promote yourself as a sleek, incredibly reliable person who is infinitely employable.
ENQUIRIES TO: Sarah Bond, 03 471 9140, 0272 007 680, firstname.lastname@example.org
9 May 2013 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Dunedin City
Otago College of Education, Education and Resource Centre, 157 Union Street East, Room EG4
Vocational imagination and labour market literacy: young New Zealanders making education-employment linkages.
In the early 2000s Dr Karen Nairn and associates launched a project about New Zealand’s neoliberal generation, focusing on 93 young people and their expectations and experiences transitioning from secondary education to tertiary study and employment. Many young people in the study identified how tertiary education was emphasised as the first legitimate stop, post-school. Dr Nairn will explore how these expectation shape young people’s vocational imaginations and affects their awareness of labour market conditions.
ENQUIRIES TO: Careers New Zealand, 03 474 2664, email@example.com
TARGETS: Careers advisors, teachers and tutors