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Parsons Paris Fashion College online courses for high school students 13y+

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Give your students a head start on college this summer

Summer is a perfect time for motivated high school students to start thinking about college. Parsons Paris’ application period for summer is now open.

Our online pre-college programs help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. Through participating in our courses, students can find out if their interests could lead to a college major or even a career.

Parsons is a global leader in fashion industry education. Our aim is to help students develop a signature voice in this evolving field while learning methods for bringing beautiful, responsibly made, and relevant work to light.

Please share this email with your students. Parsons Paris invites them to get a taste of college study this summer.

View our summer courses now <>Sincerely,

Parsons Paris

45 Rue Saint-Roch
75001 Paris, France

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GirlBoss Edge – CashFlow – money, business & investing

Kia ora GirlBoss whanau,

I have an incredible ‘all-expenses paid’ opportunity to share with you.

Applications are now OPEN for GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow, our 10-day online accelerator, designed for young women who wish to supercharge their financial potential.

Whether you want to be your own boss,

Buy your first home in your 20s,

or make your money work for you (so can shake it on a yacht in Dubai),

This programme is for you.


On the GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow programme, you will supercharge your finances, receive 1:1 Mentoring, and (what I love most) join a community of amazing young women from across Aotearoa.

90% of our Alumni describe the GirlBoss Edge Programme as “life-changing!”


This opportunity is fully funded thanks to our sponsors, Spark, PwC New Zealand, and The Ministry of Education, so make sure to learn more and apply below.


Money has been used as a tool to control women for far too long.

Now, more than ever, the world needs women, like you, to level up and own their financial future.

The rules of the past are made to be broken.

Join us in breaking barriers and flipping the narrative.


Together, we will be unstoppable.


Thank you for being part of the GirlBoss whanau.


You got this,

Alexia Hilbertidou

Founder, GirlBoss NZ


Apply now for

GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow

Who: Young women aged 15 – 21 who are ready to level-up and learn about money, business, and investing!

What: 10 Day GirlBoss Accelerator (100% Online & All Expenses Paid)

When: January 14th – 23rd 2022

This programme is self-paced to fit your schedule with a total time commitment of just 1 – 2 hours a day.

Speaker Spotlight: Ness Goodson

Winner of The Apprentice NZ and self-proclaimed “Boujee” Business woman, Ness Goodson, is one of our High Profile Mentors for GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow.

The ICONIC, Ness Goodson is a “manifesting machine” who embodies the motto: “I want it, I got it.”

Ness is the founder of OMGNess Styling, a thriving business that creates Instagram-worthy parties for celebrities like All Blacks legend Beauden Barrett and global dance sensation Parris Goebel.

Ness has overcome many barriers to become the legend she is today: “I just didn’t enjoy school and I didn’t realise I was creative when I was young.” When she started OMGNess Styling she had to push through the voices in her head telling her she wasn’t good enough.

“I didn’t know that you could just find your ‘thing’ and make a business out of it. Nowadays, it’s such an amazing feeling to be able to say: ‘Look, I went through the struggle, but now I’m out here, living the boujee life!’ It’s beautiful.”

Now, she is loving life as a flourishing business owner, living the #mumlife to 4 daughters, and is the 2021 winner of The Apprentice NZ, securing a $50k investment.

Ness is committed to “bringing the good vibes” and can’t wait to meet you through GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow.

Speaker Spotlight: Queenie Tan

Tik-Tok Fin-fluencer, Queenie Tan, is one of our High Profile Mentors for GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow.

Tik Tok Sensation, Queenie Tan, is an absolute force when it comes to Finance & Investing.

Her personal finance journey started when she moved out of home as a teenager and was earning just $400 per week. She could barely afford to pay her bills and groceries each week.

Fast forward only a few years later, and Queenie has just bought her own home, has investments, has a 6 figure income, and is on her journey to reach financial freedom.

Queenie is so excited to meet incredible young women, like you, through GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow. “Investing and financial literacy isn’t only for the rich – it’s how people become rich. When you’re young, even if you don’t have a lot of money to start with, you have time on your side. Nowadays, investing is way more accessible. We can start with $5!”

Apply today for
GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow

You will emerge feeling powerful and confident to make your dreams a reality.

This life-changing programme is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Applications now open!

Apply for a PwC Ignite Apprenticeship

Our friends at PwC New Zealand, are looking for you to join their team!

The 12 month PwC Ignite Apprenticeship programme in Christchurch is perfect for any young person passionate about business or technology who wants to kickstart their career!

This is a fully paid, full-time position, no previous experience is required and all training is given to you!

Email now with the subject line: ‘GirlBoss’

to let him know you’re keen.

Chch Bartending & Barista short courses in December

Christchurch Summer Short Course Dates

We have some great courses on offer in December, which can help you gain skills for part-time work in hospitality.  Dates, costs & details for the courses are below.

To make a booking please check with your parents first, then contact The Learning Place directly via email

All our trainers are fully vaccinated and will be adhering to all level 2 requirements.
Christchurch Bartending
This course informs learners about maintaining responsible drinking environments in licensed premises and expands their knowledge of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Students will also create their own mocktails and leave the course with a greater understanding of the hospitality industry. Perfect for students who are interested in working for licensed hospitality establishments.

Course Requirements:
No alcohol is used on this course; however, alcohol and its uses are discussed in a responsible manner.

Course units:
4645 Demonstrate knowledge of maintaining a responsible drinking environment as a server in a licensed premises L3 C2 V9
14420 Demonstrate knowledge of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages L3 C3 V7
21057 Prepare, construct and garnish mocktails for the hospitality industry L1 C2 V4

Venue: Chch: Bowls Papanui, 181 Condell Ave, Papanui, Christchurch
Start Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 09:00 AM
End Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 03:00 PM
Cost: $260 + GST

Christchurch Barista
This course introduces learners to the history of coffee and builds a foundation of barista skills. Students will use commercial espresso machines to practise standard industry techniques. Perfect for students wanting to learn a valuable skill for gaining employment.

Course Units:
17284 Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origin and production L3 C3 V6
17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision L2 C4 V9

Venue: Chch: Bowls Papanui, 181 Condell Ave, Papanui, Christchurch
Start Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 09:00 AM
End Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 03:00 PM
Cost: $260 + GST

Lori Bulger
Information Manager/School Liaison
The Learning Place
PO Box 5789, Dunedin
0800 800 415

The Learning Place Limited is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority Registered Private Training Establishment under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments. Head Office: 33 Princes Street, Dunedin. Phone: 03 477 7770

UoA Young Scholars Programme for next year’s Y13s looking for an extra challenge

The University of Auckland is pleased to offer an opportunity for top-performing Year 13 students to study a University of Auckland course while still at school through the Young Scholars Programme. The Young Scholars Programme course offerings for 2022 have now been confirmed and information is available on our website.  The list of courses and programmes for 2022 is still being added to so please keep an eye out for additions over the coming weeks.

Currently, the following courses are offered via distance learning – Introduction to Music Technology, Philosophy and Statistics – so suitable for Chch sts.

Applications should be completed by students before 8 December 2021 with all applications and supporting documentation submitted as early as possible.  Note: SMC also has an internal application form for all STAR courses, so please see Ms McLaughlin for this form if you are interested.

This programme is similar to the STAR course programme that the University of Canterbury has been running for many years.

Lincoln University have also added two STAR course offerings for senior students for 2022.


For any queries regarding the courses, please contact the appropriate academic coordinator noted for the course. Contact details for the course coordinators are available on the Young Scholars courses and contacts page. The academic coordinator will then be able to inform you of the application and enrolment process as it applies to their particular faculty.

Register for Updates:


Apply now:

University of Auckland – Bachelor of Dance Studies – 2022 Applications Open

Applications are open for the 2022 intake of students for the Bachelor of Dance Studies at The University of Auckland.

The Bachelor of Dance Studies is an exciting three year qualification providing a broad education in dance including teaching, performance, choreography, community dance, entrepreneurship, research and more. Our graduates forge successful pathways in diverse 21st century dance careers. We seek diverse individuals from any dance background.

Because of the uncertainty of Covid-19 Alert Levels we are conducting all auditions in a virtual format. Applicants will be asked to supply a short video of their dancing (any style etc) and engage in a short interview with Dance Studies staff. This is also a great opportunity for applicants and their whanau to ask any questions about the programme. Applicants will be contacted to send their video and book their interview after their online application is received by the UoA.

To apply please click the link below.


If students have any questions about Dance Studies, career pathways, living in Auckland, opportunities etc, please email Sarah Knox, Dance Studies Undergraduate Advisor.

We are also still offering zoom workshops and Q&As to any interested groups.

UC STAR courses for capable, motivated Y12 & 13s in 2022

What is the STAR Programme?

The STAR Programme allows secondary school students from anywhere in New Zealand to enrol in first-year degree-level courses while they are in Year 12 or 13. We offer both on-campus and distance courses. Once the students meet University Entrance they can credit STAR courses they have successfully completed towards a relevant degree at UC and usually at other universities too. In 2021 UC has over 500 STAR students enrolled from 123 secondary schools around New Zealand.

Why be a part of the STAR Programme?

The STAR Programme offers keen and capable students:

  • a stimulating challenge
  • an opportunity to make a head start on their tertiary degree study
  • the confidence that they have what it takes to succeed in tertiary study
  • an opportunity to connect with like-minded secondary school students

You can find the list of courses most suitable for STAR students on the pages with course information for 2022.

Each year we have a few students enrol in Math 199 which is a FREE course and is most suited to Y13s who have completed L3 Calculus in Year 12. There is a separate leaflet available – see Ms Mitchell, Ms Sharman or Ms McLaughlin. You can also speak with Ella Munro, Alice McLeod or Maya Laws who have done Math 199 this year.

Visit the UC STAR website for further details, see Ms McLaughlin in the Careers Office for a booklet.

If you wish to apply, you must first complete an SMC application form and when this is signed by your parents and approved by relevant staff, you can then apply online to UC with school approval.


The Global Citizen Academy Masterclasses online

How Will Our Enrichment Classes Benefit You?

At The Global Citizen Academy, we offer various classes aimed at honing 21st-century skills. Find out more about the benefits of our various programs below.

Debate improves your critical thinking, increases your general awareness, and enhances your communication in a persuasive manner! Sounds exciting?

Find out more about our Debate Regular Classes

Like Debate, Public Speaking improves your critical thinking and communication skills! 

It will also boost your confidence when you are giving a speech, attending an interview or giving a presentation.

Find out more about our Public Speaking Regular Classes

Are you keen on debate and public speaking, but also want to discuss contemporary world issues? Start your Model UN journey with us this October! You get to understand more about International Relations issues while putting your public speaking skills to use.

Find out more about our Model UN Regular Classes

You’ll get the chance to apply your creativity and interpersonal skills in our Drama & Creative Expression class!

Find out more about our Drama Regular Classes

Here is your chance to put your imagination and story on paper! With The Global Citizen Academy, you get to unleash your creativity and share your thoughts through writing.

Find out more about our Creative Writing Regular Classes


For enquiries, please contact


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Enrichment classes – Global Citizen Academy – Writing, MUN, Debating

Looking for Enrichment classes?

Hone your skills in critical thinking, communication and creative expression through our classes conducted virtually. Our classes in Creative Writing, AXIOM Debate, Public Speaking, Drama and Model UN are available for you to enrol in now.

Join our regular scheduled classes in a virtual classroom format where you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in group work and discussions. All sessions are scheduled and conducted on a weekly basis.

Find out more about our TCGA Regular Classes

Programs for 8 to 10-year-olds

Programs for 11 to 14-year-olds

Programs for 13 to 16-year-olds

Programs for 15 years old and up

Find out more about our TCGA Regular Classes


For enquiries, please contact


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Use the last week of school hols to gain some skills in Tech/IT + NCEA credits

Interested in the IT industry?   Keen to develop some extra IT skills?

TRY a taster course in IT to see if you like it?

Techtorium are offering short courses in the last week of the school holidays in:

  • Programming
  • Cyber Security
  • Game Development
  • Cloud Technologies

These are all growth areas in the employment market.

Why not give it a try with a short course in the last week of your holidays and earn extra NCEA credits at the same time?


  • NCEA IT online short courses will be delivered in WEEK  2 of the Oct holidays

Mon 11 Oct – Thurs 14 Oct (see table below)

  • Online setup for students will be contacted and supported by our Student Services staff and IT dept
  • We will contact the students and inform them of the changes via phone/email, and you will be cc’d in.

If you have any questions with regards to the short course changes, please let me know.

 October Course Start Date Course Course Length Available
School Holidays     Session   Places
Week 2 11/10/2021 Programming, Level 3, 11 Credits AM 4 days 5
Mon 11 – Thu 14 Oct 11/10/2021 Cyber Security, Level 4, 10 Credits    *ONSITE (Only at Level 2) AM 4 days 15
*AM classes 11/10/2021 Games, Level 3, 11 Credits AM 4 days 24
8:30am – 12:30pm 11/10/2021 Cloud Technologies, Level 4, 9 Credits AM 4 days 21

NCEA Short Courses Cost $250+gst

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Te whakatipu kaimahi hangarau ngaio mā te huarahi ako hiranga | Creating IT professionals through excellence in education
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StreetTalk Defensive Driving course dates for T4

Street Talk Defensive Driving Course at SMC Term 4 2021

First four Tuesdays of Term 4 – 19 & 26 Oct + 2 & 9 Nov

4 x 2 hour classes, Tuesdays 3.45 – 5.45pm, in room WS113

Cost $180 (includes driving session)

NB Anyone with demerit points can complete

If you miss a session, catch-up sessions can be completed at another venue.

To Enrol, visit the Fusion Trust website:, txt: 027 229 8018  or email

Held at St Margaret’s College 3.45-5.45pm Tuesdays – Oct 19, 26 Nov 2, 9

Other Term 4 course dates & locations in Christchurch:

Held @Rewi Alley Upper Riccarton 4-6pm Oct Mon 4-Wed 6-Mon 11-Wed 13
Held @Rewi Alley Upper Riccarton 6-8pm Oct Mon 4-Wed 6-Mon 11-Wed 13
Held @Rewi Alley Upper Riccarton 4-6pm Oct Tue 5-Thu 6-Tue 12-Thu 13
Held @Lincoln High School 3.15-5.15pm Oct Mon 18-Thur 21-Thu 28-Mon Nov 1
Held @ CHCH BOYS HIGH 3.15-5.15pm Nov Mon 8- Thu 11-Mon 15-Thu 18
Held @Rewi Alley Upper Riccarton -6-8pm Nov Mon 1-Wed 3-Mon 8-Wed 10