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An exciting event for Year 10 Māori students

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Year 10 Māori learners are invited to the Experience Ara event,Whai Wheako Ki Ara at Ara in October.

Whai Wheako Ki Ara is an opportunity for Māori learners to experience “hands-on” activities at Ara, to demystify tertiary level study and to encourage learners to think about future study pathways. The day will begin with a whakatau (formal cultural welcome) and have a wonderful kaupapa Māori element.

Whai Wheako Ki Ara
Date: Thursday 28 October 2021
Arrival time: 8:30am
Departure time: 2:30pm
Venue: Wharenui

Kai (lunch) is provided.

Each student attending needs to be registered. Please register here

YOOBEE Art, Design & Technology school holiday short courses

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Tēnā koutou,

Our School Holiday Programmes are kicking off again.

We have a range of online or on campus holiday programmes in
Animation, Design, Game, Tech and Film for your creative and tech students this October holidays.

Your students will develop new digital and technical skills, discover a new passion, and even unlock their future study-pathway that could lead them toward the wonderful world of digital creativity or technology.

And, no matter the climate in October, your students won’t miss out, as we have the capacity to deliver our holiday programmes online.

Follow the link below to explore our programmes, or download your nearest campus booklet.


Christchurch – Booklet Link

Ngā mihi

Yoobee Colleges Team

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3-day Sport Coaching course in October school holidays

This 3-day coaching course is perfect for students in Years 11-13 who are interested in or currently coaching a sports team. On the course, students will learn the skills needed to effectively coach a sports team and how to plan a training session for maximum results. What better way to recognise students who are already doing the hard work, than with a course that develops their skills as well as gaining the following unit standard credits?

  • 4864 Demonstrate knowledge of recreation needs of target groups (L3 C4)
  • 20673 Demonstrate knowledge of injuries, injury prevention and risks and hazards associated with sport or recreation (L3 C5)
  • 22771 Plan beginner-level coaching sessions for sport participants (L3 C6)

Provider: The Learning Place


Chch: Bowls Papanui, 181 Condell Ave, Papanui, Christchurch

Start Date:

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:00 AM

End Date:

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 12:00 AM


$360.00 + GST


Please contact The Learning Place directly for further information or to book a place on this course. You will also need to check with your parents that they are happy to pay the fee.

Interested in a Career in Acting..

Toi Whakaari 2022 – application closing dates & course info zoom sessions

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Course Info Zoom Sessions
We understand that due to COVID-19 it may be a little tricky for you to pay us a visit so we would like to offer zoom sessions for your students covering our course and enrolment information and answer any questions you may have. These session will be available to you until applications close.

Important Dates – Toi Whakaari 2022 Student Applications

If you have any questions, require more information or would like to set up a school tour of our facilities, please feel free to contact our Outreach & Student Services Specialist, Nitika Erueti-Satish at Nitika.Erueti-Satish@toiwhakaari.ac.nz.

Book Info Session

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Chat to a UC Student

You can chat online with current University of Canterbury (UC) students and get answers to your questions about what it’s like at UC, the different study areas, the student experience, campus life and more.

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Ara course application closing dates

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Some applications are closing soon!

Many of our courses at Ara do not have a specified closing date, so we always encourage students to apply early. For the programmes below, completed applications need to be submitted before the following dates.

Due to the current circumstances, some dates have been extended. If any of your students are having trouble with their application documents please contact your Youth & Community Development Representative or engagement@ara.ac.nz for assistance.


Nursing: 30th September

Broadcasting Communications (all specialisations): 30th September

Musculoskeletal Health: 1st October


Animal Management: 30th October

Animal Technology: 30th October