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Upper Hutt Leader : July 20th 2011
40 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 20, 2011 EDUCATION 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. Duration: 40 weeks I Start: August 2011 I Fees: Fees apply Overview: This programme is an industry-based, practical programme designed to help you train for a career in the forestry industry. It will provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge you'll need to begin working in a cable logging or ground based logging crew. Career opportunities: The course aims to provide a base knowledge of cable logging systems and their capabilities, to provide a solid foundation of essential skills needed to start a career in forest harvesting, and to grant practical application of the knowledge acquired. Students get an opportunity to work in forestry crews and get hands-on training with logging contractors and forestry companies at one of the many North Island locations. Students who apply themselves well and demonstrate a good work ethic can be recommended for employment at the end of the course. Phone/Text: Ranea McLean: 027 605 0051 EQUIP YOURSELF WITH NECESSARY SKILLS AND INDUSTRY TOOLS TO HELP GAIN FUTURE EMPLOYMENT IN FORESTRY 0800 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz TTT005a www.cellfield.com cellfield Testing and treatment for Dyslexia www.kipmcgrath.co.nz 3716177AE Cellfield in association with Kip McGrath Upper Hutt Give your child the gift of reading. For a free, no-obligation consultation about how we can help contact Patrick on 528 7707. If your child: Struggles to read fluently Dislikes reading Has trouble with comprehension Has trouble remembering what they have read Lacks motivation Can't spell Does reading make your child tired? HELP IS AVAILABLE now through CELLFIELD pix.ccn.co.nz er your own copy of photos in this paper, or other CCN titles, check out: To orde Studying among dreaming spires Student wins 8-week scholarship By ISOBEL EWING ' I felt a bit like a chiropractor turning up at an MDs convention ' Annabel Dewar, student Long way from home: Annabel Dewar outside her college, St Anne's, at Oxford. At 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon the University of Canterbury cam- pus would usually be a bustling thoroughfare of bikes, long boards and brisk footsteps hurrying to make the 3.10pm lecture. It is strangely quiet now. The yellow-stickered commerce and law buildings are a reminder of the adversity and disruption weathered by the hordes of students who flock to UC. But for one student, the earth- quake opened a door. Annabel Dewar, 22, from Silver- stream, is a fourth-year media student at UC. She was one of 42 senior students chosen for an exchange to Oxford University to study during the eight-week Trin- ity term this year, running from May 1 till June 25. The 42 fully-funded places were a gesture of goodwill from Oxford to UC after the February earth- quake, recognising the univer- sity's historic ties. First came the bad news. No sooner had she received news of the exchange, Miss Dewar learned media studies were not taught at the prestigious university. Encouraged by her tutor, she went ahead anyway and submit- ted her 500-word application. She says humbly, that by a stroke of good fortune'' she was accepted. I'm still not entirely sure what he said about me but he must have persuasive for which I am so, so thankful.'' She says the experience was everything she hoped for and more. Even when you're working you feel like you're exploring. I mean studying in the Bodleian Library or Radcliffe Camera are things that tourists would pay money to be able to do.'' She says it was daunting arriv- ing as a media student. I felt a bit like a chiropractor turning up at an MDs conven- tion.'' But she said people showed a great degree of compassion and were interested to hear about what the earthquake was like and the situation in Christchurch. During the eight-week term she studied gender and sociology, broadly called PPE -- politics, phil- osophy and economics. She says the workload was intense but manageable and every hour of the day could be filled with talks, lectures, museum tours, bops and balls. It's an amazing city to be a student in.'' She also had an opportunity to meet other post-grad students she might not have otherwise met had she remained at UC. From the outset someone created a Facebook group and every week people posted various planned get-togethers. We've had a croquet tournament and there was a punting venture.'' Lectures were commonly fol- lowed by wine. She also developed a newfound respect for the bicycle bell, the less obnoxious cousin of the car horn except people actually use the''. The academic attire worn by students when they sat exams was also a notable difference; very formal black and white attire; bow ties, gowns and a carnation on the lapel. So in summary; business, bow ties, bikes, bricks and an alarming lack of earthquake proofing on buildings,'' she says. This was not her first visit to England. In 2007 she spent a gap year at the Leonard Cheshire care home for people with severe dis- abilities, just outside York. Leon- ard Cheshire Disability is an international charity founded by Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, who coincidentally was an Oxford alumnus. Miss Dewar's grandfather also has an association with the Oxb- ridge set''. He is a Cambridge alumnus. When she called to tell him she had been accepted, he advised her to not reveal her association with the other univer- sity''. She says she was grateful for the chance to study at Oxford. While she was not thrilled'' by the prospect of returning to the fault line and the winter, she would prefer to be in Christchurch when the quakes are happening, rather than feeling impotent as you sit waiting for confirmation that everyone's OK.'' Miss Dewar returned to Christ- church for the start of semester two last week. Schools' art exhibit at Archibald's A touring art exhibition featuring New Zealand's top secondary school visual art portfolios is at Archibald's until tomorrow. The annual exhibition, Top Art, represents a selection of the top visual arts portfolios from students throughout New Zea- land. All the students involved gained excellence for their work at NCEA level 3 in 2010. Top Art provides an oppor- tunity for secondary students and teachers to view the high standard of art produced in schools and gain an understand- ing of what is required to achieve excellence in visual art at level 3. It's an opportunity for the public to see the high quality art created in schools. The exhibition will be hosted by about 33 venues.
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