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We have six tertiary campuses across the South Island of New Zealand.

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Youth Service - helping young people get into education, training or work-based learning.

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We nurture and promote values such as respect, honesty and integrity.

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Small class sizes mean we see you as an individual not just a number.

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The outdoors & adventure is incorporated into all of our training programmes.

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You'll get qualifications, practical skills and confidence to pursue your chosen career.

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Our tutors are passionate about their subject, love to teach and really know their stuff.

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Our Vision & Ethos

Community Colleges New Zealand strives to maintain an environment where everyone feels valued for who they are and
where individual values, beliefs & cultures are respected & celebrated.  Each of us has something we can learn from others
and something that we can share so that others may learn.

Our Vision  

Leaders in Learning - to provide leadership in tertiary education and related community areas or activities.

Our Mission

To provide an environment of excellence to achieve the highest potential and success for all learners.

Our Values

The qualities on which ComCol depends and must model, explore & encourage:

Respect;   Integrity;   Responsibility.

   

Our Kinesthetic Ethos    

We embrace the vision of a kinesthetic learning community, in which:            

  • there is a high level of physical activity & practical training
  • students experience training in workplace conditions
  • tutors facilitate learning rather than teach
  • students' existing skills are recognised & valued
  • individuals' learning preferences are respected
  • positive encouragement, coaching & feedback is common
  • staff and students work together to create the learning environment
  • there is a positive expectation of success for everyone