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Upper Hutt Leader : August 24th 2011
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 24, 2011 NEWS If you would like to know more about our Early Childhood Teacher Education qualifications, come along to an information evening and take the opportunity to have your questions answered. We will give you information about: Qualifications for early childhood teaching: • BA/BTeach(ECE) • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) Upgrading quali cations and postgraduate study: • Upgrade to the BEd(Tchg)EC • MEd programmes EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION INFORMATION EVENING 2011 LOWER HUTT Where: Hutt City Kindergartens, 125 Naenae Rd, Lower Hutt Time: 6.30pm Date: Thursday 29 September For more information contact the Faculty of Education, phone 04-463 9500, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.victoria.ac.nz/education NIGHT CLASSES STARTING SOON * Courses also available in Paraparaumu and Wellington Note: Minimum numbers for course to commence. Level 3 This course is ideal for lifestyle block owners, home gardeners and/or commercial growers and will provide key knowledge and skills required for organic growing. The overall aim is to build ecosystems, promote biodiversity and increase soil and plant health, instead of relying on arti cial fertilisers and poisonous sprays. On successful completion you will be awarded a Telford (a division of Lincoln University) Certi cate in Organic Horticulture (Level 3). Course Start: Wednesday 7th September 2011 in Lower Hutt* with registration evening. Course Cost $250.00 0800 475 455 www.agnz.co.nz CODE: A282 Level 4 Applied Organics (designed to build on our Go Organic Level 3 course) will also be starting in early September 2011. Course Start: Thursday 1st September 2011 in Paraparaumu with registration evening. Course Cost $300.00 3240690AU 4.9kw Panasonic heat pump for just $2,500 installed (CS-E12LKR standard install) 6.35kw Panasonic heat pump for just $2,900 installed (CS-E18LKR standard install) Autex GreenStuf R1.5 underfloor insulation only $17.24 per m2 installed Bradford Gold R2.8 ceiling blanket insulation only $15.02 per m2 installed Prices are inclusive of GST ? Free assessments Call 0508 468 788 today and mention this ad This Months Specials Super scheme for at-risk children By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Prison Fellowship (PFNZ) and Scripture Union s SUPAkidz scheme has run a pilot camp in Silverstream for at-risk chil- dren. The model was based on simi- lar partnerships in South and Western Australia. The camp was for local chil- dren in years 4, 5 and 6. Scrip- ture Union used the format of their SUPAkidz Camps to lead the programme called Top Secret . PFNZ helped source camp parents, team leaders, members and financial supporters for the five-day residential programme. Two St Bernard s College in Lower Hutt volunteers, Cole and Anu, said: We loved it and would like to do it again . Anu celebrated his 18th birth- day during the camp. I was nervous going into this camp as these are kids from a different socio-economic back- ground than the ones I am used to, but these kids were the most good-natured, undemanding and helpful that I have ever experi- enced; it was a joy to work with them, camp director Andrew Ramsbottom from SUPAkidz said. Pip Wells, who co-ordinated the camp for Prison Fellowship, said she was impressed by the way the young leaders got on so well together. They were a fully-functioning team from day one of their train- ing -- some of them are now planning to see more of each other as a direct result of this camp. Activities were Top Secret including a play with spies and secret agents, disguises (a clown), learning morse code and flag signals, cracking mystery codes and finding out all the people that came to see Jesus secretly in the Bible narrative. A highlight for many was the day trip to Kaitoke Regional Park, where there was still enough snow around for snowballs. Wednesday night saw more than 50 campers, leaders, family, caregivers and supporters join to meet the campers, and have fun with a variety of games. Prison Fellowship, working with local churches, is develop- ing follow-up activities so the children have some alternative positive ways of interacting together in the future. We have been planning this for several years, as we recognised that children at risk need to be given positive input to divert them from possibly ending up within the justice sys- tem. This is one way we can work with other Christian groups to achieve this goal, said national director of Prison Fellowship Robin Gunston. A WORD OF ADVICE Many out-of-the-blue offers of holiday vouchers can turn out to be scams, warns the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. Be aware of scams It s like they read your mind. You were just thinking a holiday would be nice and then the phone rang. Would you like to buy some hol- iday vouchers? It will make your hol- iday so much cheaper! a stranger says. Many of these offers are scams. Even if the vouchers are free, you will probably have to pay a processing fee . But then the vouchers they offer will either not arrive, be invalid, or be for things that were already free or discounted. If the offer sounds genuine, check it out properly. Find out what the vouchers are for -- hotels and airlines -- check that they really exist and contact those companies directly to see if the offers are real. If the telemarketer gets upset, pushy, or will not give you infor- mation about what the vouchers are for, then just hang up and forget about it. Money If you are off overseas, check with your bank or credit card company to see how much the fees are for using your card overseas. It is good to let the bank know where you are going so they do not flag your usage as suspicious. Credit card fraud can be a big problem in some countries. If your card gets stolen or goes missing, phone your bank or credit card com- pany immediately. Phones If you want to use your phone over- seas, ask your provider if your phone will work where you are going, and find out what the roaming costs are. Costs can be a lot higher once you leave the country. Often you can pick up a new SIM at your destination. Insurance If you are tripping round New Zea- land, check that your contents and car insurance covers your needs. There may be exclusions if you are not careful enough with your con- tents, like leaving expensive equip- ment unattended, or driving on dangerous roads. Get travel insurance as early as possible. Shop around for the deal that suits you the best. Students need fundraising ideas A group of 15 Heretaunga Col- lege students going to Japan in January need more fundraising opportunities. Their major event is a fashion parade of Ballentynes Fashion Central s summer range at The Mall on Tuesday evening, August 30 (tickets, $15, from Ballentynes, Heretaunga Col- lege office or Upper Hutt i-SITE). They will have a stall at the Upper Hutt Spring Festival. They need further fundraising ideas and activities -- contact Wilma 970 4228 or Nancy 027 220 2319. FREE * BRAKES * CV JOINTS * TOWBARS * LUBES * WOF * TRAILER HIRE * EXHAUSTS * SHOCKS * CLUTCHES * CAMBELTS Phone 527 8577 29 Queen Street, Upper Hutt MAIDSTONE MUFFLERS your undercar specialists Brake & Exhaust Checks 2761602AA
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