Rodney Times : February 1st 2011
16 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 Advertising Feature training Education& Contact: Cindy Capon 021 0248 2514 or 0800 Te Hana All courses are subject to student numbers and confirmation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. The experts a that the safest in ent in the curre t economic c is to 'inv yourself'. INVEST N YOURSELF to b epare for the surprises tha ife e ds to throw our way when we least expect NATIONAL CERTIF ATE IN C MPUTING LEVEL 2 Duration: 18 we ks I Start: March 2011 I No es I Location: Te Hana The need for computing skills is increasing both here and overseas due to the growing use of computers in most industries. This introductory programme is designed to kick-start your career in computing, administration and other industries by providing you with basic skills in computer hardware and software, e-mail and offce applications. In this programme you will learn about: • Computer hardware and software • Word processing and schematic diagrams (using Microsoft Word 2007) • Databases (using Microsoft Access 2007) • Desktop publishing (using Microsoft Publisher 2007) • Kaupapa Māori (including Tikanga Māori and Te Marae) • E-mail and local area networks • Spreadsheets (using Microsoft Excel 2007) • Graphic design (using Corel Paint Shop Pro X2) • Desktop presentations (using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007) EVENING AND DAY CLASSES AVAILABLE SPACES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED SO DON'T MISS OUT ENROL NOW! 0800 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING LEVEL 2 ENROLLING NOW FOR SEMESTER A 2011! L.TOK005a (09) 810 8242 Weekly Classes: Titirangi Kumeu Henderson West Harbour Marina View Forrest Hill Browns Bay Birkenhead Orewa Hibiscus Coast Takapuna New Pre-School Programme Now Operating Drama Develops Kids 4 Practical Philosophy An introductory course of nine sessions is offered for those who seek an understanding of the nature of human existence and the world in which we live. The course, which includes the opportunity for discussion, outlines the practical application of great philosophic ideas, past and present. When these ideas are put into practice, they lead towards clear thought, reduction of stress, and effective action in work, study and every aspect of daily life. Our next course commences on Tuesday 8 February or Thursday 10 February. You can attend any of the venues and times indicated below. North Shore, Lake House Arts Centre 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Barry's Point, Takapuna Thursday 10 February 7.15pm Classes also held at Mt Eden Check website for details Course fee is $150 for nine weeks. A registered Charitable Organisation. Established 1960 For further information www.philosophy.school.nz or call us toll free on 0800 610 539 Come and join the play at Playcentre If you are looking for something new to do with your baby or young child this year, then come along to Playcentre and find out what it is that keeps people returning for more year after year. Playcentre members are eagerly awaiting the end of the summer holidays! Why? Mandy Maitland has been a member of Swanson Playcentre for almost seven years and currently attends with her youngest. She says: James has really grown over the holidays and I m looking forward to coming back and seeing what he s going to be interested in this term. Maybe as he heads towards three he might start to make some proper little friends. I m also looking forward to catching up with everyone and seeing how much all their little kiddies have grown. The real strength of Playcentre is that it acknowledges and supports parents as the first and most important educators of their chil- dren. Playcentres are co- operatively managed and supervised by parents with support from experienced Association and Federation person- nel. They deliver the national early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, and are partially funded by the Ministry of Edu- cation. Jacqui Callaghan, President of Te Akoranga Playcentre Association, says: "It really is a wonderful place for all members of the family to build life- time friendships. And along with the parental support, the skills you learn from the free train- ing can lead you onto many job opportunities." "I m also looking for- ward to seeing how much all the children have grown up and what their interests, strengths and challenges are now," she adds. Parents get a great deal of fun out of being at Playcentre, learning and growing together. Why not explore your child s world by visiting one of the nearly 500 Playcentres nationwide and join your children playing and exploring in the water, painting, using Playdough, craft, building and sandpit play, along with the vari- ous other activities that all Playcentre s offer. To contact your local Playcentre, see www.playcentre.org.nz for centres in your area. Auckland Libraries welcome Chinese Year of the Rabbit Auckland Libraries is celebrating Chinese New Year with an exciting smorgasbord of activities, events and learning opportunities from February 7 to 18. After a fierce Year of the Tiger in 2010, this year brings a promise of peace in The Year of the Rabbit. To mark the occasion libraries across the region will host Chinese-themed programmes with highlights including lantern making workshops; cal- ligraphy demonstrations, and Chinese cultural dance and song performances. Auckland Libraries are also adding a Chinese theme to their regular Wriggle & Rhyme and story- time sessions for this special occasion. Showcasing the history of the Chinese settlers in New Zealand is The Chinese Digital Community, a website that contains historical and contemporary information about the Chinese Community. This is a resource where everyone can share his or her Chinese New Year stories. Auckland Libraries will be offering free workshops on how to make the best use of the Chinese Digital Community. For more information on the range of events pick up a programme from your local library or visit www.aucklandlibraries.govt .nz<http://www.aucklandcity libraries.com/whatson> Local events: Warkworth Library, Storytime, Monday February 7, 10.30am-11am Mahurangi Library, Storytime, Tuesday February 8, 10.30am-11am Wellsford Library, Storytime, Wednesday Febru- ary 9, 10.30am- 11am Whangaparaoa Library, Storytime, Wednesday February 9, 10.30am- 11am Orewa Library, Storytime, Thursday February 10, 11am-11.30am Albany Village Library, Rhymetime, Thursday February 17, 9.30am- 10am.
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