Ara offers and extensive amount of Taster day courses , information evenings and holiday programs. Most of these are only available to year 12 or 13 students. Taster courses are a fantastic opportunity to go and get a feel for study at Ara, try something hands on and experience the learning and facilities on offer.
When registering students and parents need to be aware that:
- parental permission must be obtained and indicated on their application.
- these are not school trips and students will require their own transport
- it is the students responsibility to talk to teachers, catch up work and check they will not miss key assessments
- parents should call the office, or give a note, explaining the absence, when a student receives an email confirming their place on the course.
- if a students accepts a place and does not attend ,without 48 hours notice to ARA or a medical certificate , a $50 Ara cancellation fee will be charged to their school account
NOTE: If student wishes to investigate STAR (paying) courses they must see the Careers team before looking at any registration process.
Our careers team has a timetable of all events and are happy to show students how to use the link and register at home with parental permission. Taster courses are free and students can register their interest here.
Upcoming free taster courses include:
NASDA: 3 options for the performing arts : March 6, 20, 27th
Trades (Automotive): 11th April
Trades (Building and Joinery) : 12th April
Hospitality Pasifika : 16th April
Flight Engineering: 16th April
Click on the link to see all the other options available. Watch for updates on our careers website as new events are released.
Signup now for free one day taster sessions to experience what training is like in these areas:
Beauty Therapy Taster
October 19 & 26
Perform a mini facial, manicure and day makeup on your classmate, then take your turn to be pampered.
Sparky for a Day
ARA’s new Level 3 Barbering programme is starting next year! Coming up next month there is a new senior taster for students to experience what it would be like to study this programme. The taster will give students the opportunity to have a go at a number of barbering techniques and activities and meet some of our current hairdressing students.
Monday 24th September 9am – 3pm
City Campus, Christchurch
Come and see the careers staff if you want to register
Come in to careers if you are interested in attending one of these free one day courses
Art Design for a day
NASDA for a day
Intro to nutrition and health
Are you looking for a day to try out a possible course or career direction? ARA runs free taster courses for senior students. Students should browse possible courses using the link below, discuss with parents and the careers department before registering themselves. You should not register when you have an assessment at school. The registration process requires both school and parental permission.
Courses this term include:
Music and Arts, NASDA for a day, Broadcasting, Electrical Trades, Plumbing, Sustainability and Outdoors, Cookery, Hospitality-Front of House, ICT-Coding, Business in a Box, Nursing, Automotive, Ace of Trades
For more info and to register:
Fulton Hogan Canterbury is hosting a “Girls with Hi Vis” event, on the 19th June 2018. At this event, you will be able to experience first-hand what a career at Fulton Hogan can offer, (including Cadetship opportunities). You will be able to get up close and personal with the big machinery in addition to receiving a tour of our Laboratory and purpose built Training Ground as well as listening to inspirational stories from successful women from all areas of our diverse business. We aim to give you an insight into what it is like to have a career in the Civil Construction Industry!
For more about this event please head to the Connexis website.
For all registrations, please contact Andrea Wilson, Training Manager Fulton Hogan Canterbury ph 027985723 or 3365191 by 1st June.
Andrea will be in touch to confirm your place and any other details for the event.
‘Girls in High Vis’ event 19th June 9am – 2:30pm.
Girls with Hi-Vis Invitation 2018
This offering is for year 12 and 13 students.
Students passionate about singing, dancing & acting?
You can attend the National Academy of Singing and Dancing art and get a feel for what it would be like to be a Bachelor of Performing Arts student at NASDA for a day!
The following dates are available this term:
- Thursday 8 March
- Thursday 15 March
- Thursday 22 March
- Thursday 5 April
- Thursday 12 April
To register please click here
and select the date that suits.
A genuine interest must be shown and PERMISSION gaining from Papanui High school by contacting the careers team.