Rodney Times : December 7th 2010
19 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 7, 2010 Year 7 & 8 Intermediate Ph 425 6878 Email: adminqmahuchristian.school.nz Visit our website www.mahuchristian.school.nz "Senior students along with their teachers, identify areas of individual learning needs and set and review goals over the year. They participate in three-way conference procedures with their parents to strengthen the learning process." -- ERO Report Enrolling Now for 2011! NO FEES for children of new families in term one. Spaces in all classes for 2011. Years 7 & 8 available. Pre-enrolment visits welcome. Contact Mahurangi Christian School for a free information pack. Enrolling in the Junior School and Intermediate now. The School offers: • Gifted Programmes • Small Classes • Year 7 & 8 Intermediate • Computer suite • Excellent Sporting Opportunities • A Robust Education with a Christian Worldview • Restorative Justice • Discipline Model "I have seen the young people of this class grow in maturity and personal development giving them confidence to make decisions for the future." Trevor Lark, Parent of Year 7 child. Maurangi Christian School ENROLLING NOW FOR 2011 3239007AD 71 Aubrey Rd Silverdale PH 421 1097 www.aubreyelc.co.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Limited places. Call NOW! 20 hour subsidy Set on 5 acres ENROL NOW FOR 2011! Limited spaces in our Under 2 and Over 2 rooms. Call to arrange a time to visit and meet the qualified teachers in our friendly centre. Advertising Feature training Education& Blending work and study with Learning Post Distance learning: Learning Post tutors Shireen Kukkady and Rajika Vyas are just an email or phone call away. As a mature person working 15 hours per week, Chris Bryant was looking for options that would allow him to study around his work hours. This is his story. I was researching dis- tance learning on the internet, and Learning Post was one of the institutions offering this option. On visiting their website I saw they offered computer pro- grammes part-time or full-time from Level 3 to Diploma Level. The area of study I decided upon was the Certificate in Web Authoring and Database Design. During the enrolment process I was supported with completing of the application forms. The next step was to have a phone interview -- this was to confirm my ability to successfully complete the course and to ident- ify any other issues that may impact on my ability to complete the programme. A week before the course commenced my first pack of study material arrived. I found the study material to be of high quality and encountered no difficult- ies in using it. As each module neared completion the next pack of study material arrived. A post- age paid addressed envelope was provided with each pack to return work for marking. The marking of assessments had a quick turn around which allowed for a smooth workflow. Throughout this whole process I was con- tacted regularly by my tutor to discuss how I was doing. Overall the course flowed along fairly smoothly. Any problems I had my tutors were just an email or phone call away, and promptly dealt with. Being able to study at any time is a bonus of distance learning, as long as you have good time management. I was able to complete two hours of study before work and then complete more in the evenings. As I was only working part time three days per week I also had two full days available for study. I would recommend Learning Post to any person who is wanting to upskill or generally gain a qualification that would enhance their employment opportun- ities in the future -- after all one has to be com- puter savvy with the way technology is today. I plan to study again with Learning Post, this time to enrol in the Dip- loma in IT Support.'' Visit the website www.learningpost.ac.nz for information. Double the fun at Aubrey Aubrey twins: From left: Alex and Nathan, Jamie (twin Callum is absent), Cleo and Suri, Jade and Shaya. The kids at Aubrey Early Learning Centre in Silverdale have been see- ing double lately. Apart from the centre's family of sheep, chickens, alpacas and ducks that all seem to look alike, Aubrey also has four sets of twins of the human kind. Three sets of the twins are identical. Even one of the teachers is a twin. Head teachers Linda Locker and Simone Ben- nett say they've never seen anything like it in many years of teaching. Some of the twins will be starting school soon, so spaces will be avail- able in the new year. Aubrey Early Learning Centre invites anyone interested to take a look around their centre at 71 Aubrey Rd, Silverdale. Phone (09) 421-1097 or visit their website www.aubreyelc.co.nz for more information. Living off the land NorthTec tutors Betsy Kettle and Gawain Sharp will be providing Rodney residents with the business skills to set up their own small enterprises next year as part of the level four programme in Sustainable Rural Development delivered at NorthTec's Koru Grove site near Silverdale. Many people have a dream of living off the land,'' Betsy says. We will be providing people with the knowledge and skills to make a partial income from their lifestyle block land.'' Students will be able to network with successful local producers and growers, visit working lifestyle block properties and be mentored by successful small growers and producers.
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