Posts Categorized: Information Evening

Year 10 into 11 Course Selection Evening

At 7pm on Tuesday the 28th September we are holding an information evening for students and whanau to prepare our current year 10 students to select courses for 2019. 2019 will be their first year sitting NCEA and the evening will provide an insight into the structure of NCEA , as well as assisting students with course selection.

The evening begins with  a 20 minute presentation in the school hall at 7pm. This is then followed by the opportunities for parents and whanau to speak with teaching staff from each department in the J block. These staff will be able to provide information around courses and aid in the selection process.

Students then have until Friday the 7th September to submit their course selection online.

Interested in social work as a career?

Social Work Information Evening 

In early September ARA is holding an information session about our Bachelor of Social Work. At this session we’ll provide an overview of the programme and the benefits of studying social work at Ara. We’ll also discuss the many career opportunities available to qualified social workers in New Zealand.

Tuesday 11 September, 4pm – 6pm
Imagitech, City campus, Madras Street

Your education high school exchange program

“If you want to know more about Your Education’s overseas High School Exchanges for these summer holidays or wanting to plan ahead for next year, come along to the Information Meeting on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, Upper Riccarton Library,6.30pm – 7.30pm. All interested parents and students Y9 – Y13 welcome. For more information and to

Senior Course Selection Evening

This coming Thursday (16/08) is the senior course selection evening.

The evening will begin with an information session:

Year 11 students and whanau:   6:30pm in the school hall

Year 12 students and whanau:   7:00pm in the study centre

This is a key event for all senior students to provide guidance on the course selection process, as students progress from year 11 into 12, and from year 12 into 13. Mapping out the pathway each student will take in their remaining years allows for a successful transition from high school into the tertiary sector, further training, or the workforce. Students benefit greatly from your input as well as the expert advice from those present on the evening.

Teaching staff will be available in the J block rooms to help with selection advice on subject choices.

We have a wide range of providers that will be available in the J block foyer to discuss career pathways. These providers include:

Lincoln, Canterbury, Victoria, Otago and AUT Universities

ARA, The National Trade Academy, New Zealand Tertiary College, New Zealand Institute of Sport, Yoobee

The NZ Defense forces, The NZ Police, Southern Institute of Technology

New Zealand School of Tourism, International Travel College, PIHMS, Avonmore, Queenstown Resort College

Canterbury Aero Club, Pondr, Mainz, Masterlink, BCITO, Vision College, Design and Arts College,




Parents as Career Educators Seminar

Guiding teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world can be a challenge. UC Career Consultant Dave Petrie will talk with you about how you can support your child’s career decisions.

Parents and caregivers of secondary school aged children are invited to a seminar to be held on:

Thursday 9,16 or 23 August 2018


E6 Lecture Theatre

Engineering Core (Creyke road)

University if Canterbury

Ilam Campus


This free seminar will cover:

  • The world of work: looking forward
  • How to make informed career decisions now and in the future
  • How parents can assist
  • Career development resources

Register online at:



Dave Petrie is a Career Consultant with the UC Career Centre, helping students to identify and pursue appropriate careers, internships and employment opportunities. He has 19 years’ experience working in the Career and Employment field, including 7 years working in Career Education in Secondary Schools with Careers New Zealand before coming to UC.

Victoria University Information evening

 6:00pm to  2018 8:00pm, 3rd July

If you’re thinking about university, come to our information evening and discover what sets Victoria apart.

Bring along your whānau, friends and questions. You’ll learn about what life is like at Victoria, information about accommodation, and what to expect in your first year.

Canterbury University information evening

University information evening

The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) invites students from our school and their families to attend its Canterbury Information Evening on Wednesday 6 June.

The evening is a great opportunity for local senior secondary students and their parents to learn more about the range of qualifications UC offers, to hear from leading academics and get key questions answered about:

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

Anyone considering university study in 2019 or 2020 is welcome at this free event, so register online to find out everything you need to know about life and study at UC. Register at:

The UC Information Evening starts at 6:30pm on 6 June in C Block on the UC Campus, Ilam Road, Christchurch.