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FORM fashion

Each year the Ara Fashion Design degree students present FORM. Each designer has been directed by industry brands to produce individual mini collections. Come and see how our students have responded to design briefs set by local, national and international brands such as, Deval, Dual, Out of Comfort, Karen Walker, Mink Pink, plus many more.

Free workshop for students interested in music, producing and sound

Canterbury and South Island year 12, 13 and mature students interested in music and technology are invited to Orange Studios for an exclusive after-school workshop with industry legends Grayson Gilmour & Toby Lloyd. This 2-hour workshop will provide students, interested in a career in music, insights and hands on practical experiences. The workshop caters for musicians and budding producers, as well as those interested in a career in the business of the music industry.

To read more and register follow this link:

Christchurch Careers Expo 2019

The 2019 Careers Expo is a great way to view the huge range of opportunities available for students once they transition from school into training or the workforce. All year 12 styudents visit with the school on the Friday morning.

All other students and whanau are welcome to attend on either the other 2 days.  Be aware students need to come in school on the Thursday for their conefernce day meeting with their form teacher.

The Careers Expo comprises the widest range of exhibitors of any career focused Expo in New Zealand, consisting of employers, industry, tertiary providers, training institutes, government departments, and corporate New Zealand.

This fantastic event provides young people a valuable opportunity to make important connections as they plan their careers.  So don’t miss out!  Admission to the Expo is FREE to all visitors!

First Foundation Scholarship applications are now open

In term 2 this scholarship was introduced to year 12 and 13 students that are first in family (ie no one has yet completed a degree) to attend university. This is targeted at ethnically diverse students, including but not limited to Maori and Pasifika. Students should have leadership qualities and proven academic performance.

View application information here:

Start your application here:

Come in to careers if you are thinking of applying and would like support.



The edge internships 2019

The edge is searching for one or two YEAR 13  students to represent our school in an internship.
They are unpaid and call for a year long commitment.
As ‘The Edge Brand Champions’ they will gain valuable ‘industry’ knowledge and
experience, all while taking on an ambassadorial role promoting Edge
competitions in your school which could be beneficial for the rest of the students.
During the one year internship they will receive hands on experience planning and
executing The Edge Interns promotions, on-air training and will voice their own
‘what’s on at our school’ commercials. At the end of the year, they will receive a
reference which will be an excellent start to their CV and a possible ‘foot in the
door’ should future employment opportunities arise.
It is very important that the right people are selected. This is why we are directly
approaching school Principals.
These students can be no shrinking violets! They need to be confident, outgoing
and have the leadership skills and personality traits that inspire others and motivate
fellow students to participate.

Email if you are interested and write a short statement explaining why you wish to take this opportunity, what your plans are post school , and what key skills or attributes you offer. Or just come in and see us in careers if interested

PHS Year 13 Conference 2019

The annual  year 13 conference is a compulsory event for all year 13 students from 8:45-12:25 on Monday 11th March. It allows students to share in the journeys of ex pupils,community members and local  Tertiary providers. The intention is to facilitate students to begin thinking around what plans they need to take this year to prepare fro transition from high school.


Students make their own way to the event and either walk, bus or drive to school at its conclusion. See the letter below for further details.


Yr 13 conference letter

Guthrie Debate: the future of engineering

School students are invited to attend a debate on the future of the engineer on Wednesday 20 February.

Engineers are highly valued as innovators and problem solvers as they create the technologies that will take us into the future. In today’s fast-paced environment their role is continuously changing. In this debate we will hear some of our regional leaders discuss what they think this will mean for tomorrow’s engineers.

This would appeal to Year 11 and upwards and as there may be alcohol present the university asks that students are accompanied by an adult.

Find out more and register on the link below.


Do you have your learners licence?

If you answered no then this course could be for you.

Youthtown Learners Licence Programme that will be running near you  @ Bishopdale Library on Mondays 3:30pm-5pm during weeks 3-8 of Term 1. The start date of our course is 11th February. We’d love to have any of your students that are eligible to join us.

You can register and find more information on our website: