Posts Categorized: Holiday Programme

Lets Get Cooking- events for Maori and Pasifika

Let’s Get Cooking!
Discover the career opportunities in the food and hospitality sector with these hands-on events for Māori and Pasifika teenagers and their parents. Includes team cooking activities and a shared lunch. All friends and whānau welcome to join in for lunch.
Pasifika: July 09 – Register HERE!
Māori:     July 11 – Register HERE!


Ara Sportsmart y11-13

Discover the science behind nutrition and peak sports performance. Held at The Zone, a purpose-designed facility with world-class high performance sport analysis equipment. Lunch and morning tea are provided. For Year 11-13 students only.
Holiday Workshop

Agriventures free 3 day program for year 11 and 12 students

Agriventures: All expenses paid three-day programme (10th-12th July) at Lincoln University for year 11 and 12 students. Students will be able to experience the career opportunities that lead from Lincoln Uni first hand through industry visits, workshops and opportunities to talk with current students and lecturers. Contact for application forms and further enquiries

Plunket Babysitting Course

This is a course in the holidays run by youthalive. It is not a school funded or organised event.

Plunket Babysitting Course – Friday 12th July 2019

Whether you’re already babysitting the neighbours kids or your younger siblings or want some credibility when looking for a babysitting job – this day is for you!  Course covers expectations of a babysitter, the child and family, safety, play and basic first aid by a trained Plunket facilitator. Costs $30. Hosted by Youth Alive Trust in New Brighton.  Register now at or visit



Ara IT Girls FREE Year 9 and 10 2 day holiday program

Get hands-on with IT – including gaming, the internet and robotics – and explore the enormous array of career opportunities available in this fast-evolving industry.

Note: this holiday workshop has been designed for female students in year 9 and 10 at secondary school. It is not a school event and student and parents register themselves below:

Register Here

UC Bachelor of Arts free holiday taster program (year 13)

UC are inviting Year 13 students on campus for the opportunity to discover the range of subjects that can be studied in a Bachelor of Arts. UC Possibilities is a taster programme for students that introduces all major subjects over the course of three days. Running during school holiday time from 15-17 April, the event is absolutely free. Students only need to register to attend.

Diversity, flexibility and choice are key aspects we love and promote about the Bachelor of Arts. However, we know the big variety of subjects can also make it hard for students to understand their options and find a path. We’ve had great feedback in the past that this event really helps students in making their study choices.

Students can register for just one, two or all three days, it’s up to them. Come along if you are interested in studying Arts.

Event Details

Date: Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 April
Time: 8:45am – 2:00pm each day
Location: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus View map
Registration: via Eventbrite
More Information: Click here

Hospitality and Tourism Diploma/Degree with guaranteed job

PIHMS specialise in Tourism, Hotel and Hospitality Management education with a guaranteed paid internship with earning potential of over $55,000 during the course.

Career Week –

Next career week 15-18 April 2019 (1st week of April school holidays)

–          PIHMS career week provides any student with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies

–          Get first-hand hand tips and information about the hospitality and tourism industry and find out how PIHMS works

–          $99 per person – Everything is included – Accommodation, all meals & beverages and scheduled activities

–          All students attending need to be motivated about considering PIHMS as an option for tertiary study

–          Places are limited as we only have a limited number of rooms available for accommodation – So apply asap to avoid missing out

  • come in and talk to careers as we may be able to contribute to the cost of flights

Apply for Career Week

Email to apply for our career week or for more information about PIHMS.  – Or students can apply online.

New application process for Career Week:

–          Due to the popularity of our career week we are now implementing an informal application process as we only have 50-70 places available each career week

–          To ensure that keen students don’t miss out, we need to check that all students attending career week are motivated about finding out about how PIHMS works and a career in hospitality and tourism

–          Once interested students apply for our career week online at, we will ask for the schools support to check the students have a genuine interest

Over the past 24 years PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) based in New Plymouth, has put over 3300 young students through internationally recognised qualifications and into jobs in New Zealand and all over the globe.

Only at PIHMS can you live, study and learn in a hotel:

  • Two sides of learning:

–          Practical training in our own PIHMS Hotel

–          Business/commerce based subjects

Paid Hotel employment throughout your study:

  • Two 6 month paid hotel internships (exclusive to PIHMS)
  • Paid employment in a top hotel around New Zealand or Australia – Experience a mini gap year while you study
  • Earn up to $55,000 during your study on a paid internship throughout your study

Positive graduate outcomes:

  • 96% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS
  • Get your dream tourism, hotel or hospitality job

A qualification that helps you have a great career:

  • 83 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating
  • 59% of Degree graduates are in management positions (1-5 years after graduating)
  • The only provider in New Zealand where students graduate with a superior diploma/degree and 1 year work experience

PIHMS graduates have great careers and lifestyles earning good $$$

There are loads of different career pathways in NZ and all around the globe

–          Hotel Management

–          Event management

–          Marketing

–          Human resources

–          Revenue management

–          Run your own restaurant / Business

–          Food and beverage management / Front office management

–          Or maybe you want to make the best coffee anywhere in the world from Dunedin to Hawaii! – For general information about PIHMS’s tourism, hotel and hospitality management diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus great videos!

PIHMS are looking for school leavers who:

* Have a willingness to learn through training and working

* Have an interest in Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel Management

* Are looking for a life-changing experience

* Please note: Career week is for year 12 and 13 students

Year 12 and 13 Defense forces holiday program

Are you interested in the possibility of joining the nz Defense forces?

There is a Defence Careers Experience (DCE) in April of this year. This will be a four day residential experience held at Burnham Military Camp and will cater to Secondary School Students that are interested in a career in the NZDF. This will be held from 14 – 18 APRIL 2019.

We’re looking for smart, active and team minded candidates who are interested in joining the NZDF once they leave school. This is ideally suited for Yr 12 students, and Yr 13 students can also apply. Recommended entry levels; NCEA Level 2 or studying NCEA Level 2 now.

DCE Letter for CA Apr 19

Come in and see the careers department of you are interested in signing up