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Adam Hall - 2014 Sochi Paralympics

Posted by Community Colleges NZ on 10 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Adam Hall - 2014 Sochi Paralympics

Adam Hall - 2014 Sochi Paralympics
The 2014 Paralympics start tomorrow in Sochi, Russia and go for ten
days until 16 March.  New Zealand will be represented by three athletes -  
Adam Hall 
(Alpine Skiing standing), Corey Peters (Alpine Skiing sitting)
and Carl Murphy (Snowboard Cross).

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Free Training Expanded to 18 and 19 year olds

Posted by Community Colleges NZ on 10 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Steven Joyce, 4 September 2013
Youth Guarantee expanded to 18 and 19 year olds 
The Government’s Youth Guarantee scheme will be expanded to 18 and 19 
year olds from 1 January 2014, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 
Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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Big Shave for Canteen

Posted by Community Colleges NZ on 15 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Before and after photos of one of our student's Rowan with the Big Shave
that took place at ComCol Southland where $720 was raised for CanTeen,
a charity supporting young people living with cancer. Congratulations Rowan
and we think it suits you. 

Photos courtesy of Southland Express.

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Cupcakes for Child Cancer

Posted by Community Colleges NZ on 22 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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Cupcakes for Child Cancer

ComCol Marlborough participated in the 'One Day For Child Cancer' Campaign
on 18th - July - baking, designing and icing cupcakes which they sold for
$3 each. The College raised a total of $510.80.

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New Direction for North Canterbury

Posted by Community Colleges NZ on 1 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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New Direction for North Canterbury

We have recently reviewed the services that we offer at Community College
North Canterbury to ensure we continue to meet the training and employment
needs of the community. 

We have decided not to renew the Training for Work ‘Job Connection’ and
‘Work Based Training’ programmes at our College after 30 June 2013.
Our decision has not been taken lightly as we have provided these services
since we began in 1983 and have long term staff extremely skilled in this area
of training.

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Changing Education Paradigms

Posted by Plato on 6 May 2013 | 0 Comments

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Changing Education Paradigms

View a clever animated video capturing the essence of creativity expert 
Sir Ken Robinson's talk about the need for a paradigm shift in education. 

We like this video because it highlights the negative impact in society of
conformity and standardisation in education - a production line mentality
which treats children as batches and not individuals. Ken also points out
that collaboration, divergent thinking and therefore creativity are not
encouraged in traditional education.  

What do you think about this?
 

Ken Robinson:  Changing Education Paradigms | Video on TED.com (11mins)
Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms | Transcript on SlideShare (25 pages)

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Help Us Win a New Toyota Corolla

Posted by Plato on 14 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Help Us Win a New Toyota Corolla
Please click on this link to vote for Community Colleges New Zealand 
to win a brand new Toyota Corolla.  

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Teaching Values in Education

Posted by Plato on 25 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Watch this short video from Tom Bloch who talks about the importance
of teaching values in education. Bloch, formerly a corporate CEO,
founded the University Academy in 2000, a very successful public charter
school in Kansas City, where he still teaches maths today.  


Tom Bloch:  Teaching Values in Education | Video on YouTube (2mins)
More on Tom Bloch and his story 

Community Colleges New Zealand strongly believe in the benefits of
incorporating life and community values into learning. 
 

What are your thoughts?

 

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FREE Youth Service for 16 and 17 Year Olds

Posted by ComCol on 30 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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If you are 16 or 17 years old and not in education, training or work, Youth Service
can help you.  We may also be able to help you if you are 15 years old and no longer
attending school.  Check out the Youth Service in your local area.

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Dunedin Open Day 26th October

Posted by ComCol on 19 October 2012 | 0 Comments

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Dunedin Open Day 26th October

Open Day is a great opportunity to bring a friend and come along
to see what we are offering in 2013.

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