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Big Shave for Canteen

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

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Big Shave for Canteen

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.

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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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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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Teaching Values in Education

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 & 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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Business Awards Supreme Winner

Posted by ComCol on 4 September 2012 | 0 Comments

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Business Awards Supreme Winner

On Friday 31st August Community Colleges New Zealand won the Supreme Exceptional Business of the Year 2012 award in the North Canterbury Business Awards.  We were also the category winner for the Exceptional Sustainable Business.

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Business Awards Finalists

Posted by ComCol on 2 August 2012 | 0 Comments

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Community Colleges NZ was recently named as a finalist in two categories for the 2012 North Canterbury Business Awards - "Exceptional Employer" and "Exceptional Sustainable Business".  

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