North Shore Times : January 25th 2011
15 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 25, 2011 Weekly Classes: Forrest Hill Browns Bay Orewa Hibiscus Coast Birkenhead Takapuna New Pre-School Programme Now Operating Drama Develops Kids 4 (09) 444 7457 Congratulations!!! to 2010 exam students Well Done on 100% pass you have made us proud -- "In one year I have learned much more than I thought I would. I have learned how to pattern make from scratch with confidence and my skill has improved tremendously. Small classes mean we get more "teacher time" on an individual basis". - Yassimin 2010 "Although I have sewn for many years before starting my course, I have learnt so much, all the little secrets that make your finished garment look professional. The teaching is of a very high calibre and the whole atmosphere is of one big happy family". - Robin 2010 BOOK NOW for 2011 Part Time Courses/Classes • Two year Diploma - Patternmaking & Garment Construction Courses • Certificate Pattern Drafting Course - 8 Saturday's • Sewing Workshops (Mornings & Evenings) • Teenage Workshops (After noons) Phone 09 475 5868 website: www.finishintouches.co.nz Finishing Touches Academy of Fashion Design • Develop confidence in all aspects of public speaking, speech and drama. • Gain leadership skills • Enhance your CV with Speech NZ and London Trinity Guildhall qualifications. Call now to enrol in our 2011 classes Visit our website www.caisleyspeech.co.nz Phone 410 8738 Meredith Caisley M Mgt, BA, FSB, FTCL, FSCA, ANZIM, CLTD, Dip.Bus.Admin., Dip.ATE Caisley Communication Consultancy Drama for Fun Speech for Life Ages 7-70 3336874AA TAKAPUNA GRAMMAR SCHOOL "Aspiring to Personal Excellence" Dates for the commencement of the 2011 School Year: Wednesday 19 January 2011: School Enrolments Office opens for the year. The School Uniform Shop will now be open weekdays from 9.00am to 11.45am and 12.30pm to 3.00pm plus 4.00pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 19 and 26 January and 9.00am to 12noon on Saturday 22 January for the purchase of new and second-hand Junior and Senior Uniforms, Phys Ed Uniform and Tracksuits. Tuesday 01 February 2011 Year 9 Students Assemble in the School Hall at 9.00am Wednesday 02 February 2011: Year 10 Students: Assemble in the School Hall at 9.00am Year 11 Students: Assemble in the School Hall at 9.30am Year 12 Students: Assemble in the School Hall at 10.00am Year 13 Students: Assemble in the School Hall at 10.30am Thursday 03 February 2011 New Students Parents' Evening in the School Hall at 7.00pm Wednesday 16 February 2011 New Students Parents' Evening in the School Hall at 7.00pm In Zone Enrolments may still be submitted for 2011. Application forms can be collected from the Takapuna Grammar School Office or they can be downloaded from www.takapuna.school.nz. To make an appointment please contact The Enrolment Administrator, Mrs Helen Parker, on 4894167, ext 9221 or h.parker@takapuna. school.nz after Wednesday 19 January 2011. No previous teaching experience required Work Experience Arranged Full-time 12 weeks (100% Student Loan & Allowance.) Enrol now on North Shore, Our Students Get Great Jobs 122 Wairau Road Glenfield North Shore Tel: 442 4500 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Teach English In New Zealand or Overseas TESOL & TKT Programme Starting 22 Feb 2011 Practical teaching skills are at the heart of the programme. *** General English, IELTS Class *** NSLS www.nsls.ac.nz focus on education Job Training, University Options, Skills Courses, Early Childhood Education & more Term Advertising Feature Finishing touch to your training Finishing Touches Academy of Fashion Design is situated on the North Shore, where students enjoy a small class environment, coupled with the caring, approachable atti- tude of lecturers and staff. This creates a nurturing ground for vibrant talent which is unparal- leled. Students who complete the course find a number of doors open to them, leading to a variety of stimulating, challenging and rewarding career opportunities. The international diploma courses will teach you how to create your own style and how to bring your ideas to life, and teach you the skills you need to succeed in pattern- making and garment construction. This is all possible on a part time basis -- making it totally achievable for those unable to study full time. This qualification also enables the students to work and study abroad. The pattern-making system taught is a unique method, one which encourages the widest degree of independence in the designing, drafting and cutting of patterns. It also sets itself apart from other methods by the simplicity with which garments of any description can be produced. Mathematical calculations, are kept to a minimum with the use of the patterning tool. This allows even comparative beginners to achieve the perfect fit -- as the bust cup size is drafted with the basic block. This system is used with great success in Manchester Met. Univer- sity, as well as other tertiary institutions in Britain, France, Germany and Greece. The Academy also runs afternoon classes for teenagers; morning or evening sewing workshops; advance sewing workshops, and a Saturday certificate pattern-making course, plus two or three lesson short courses. Annual fashion show Every year Finishing Touches Academy hosts an extremely suc- cessful fashion show, showcasing its student s amazing talents. For more information go to www.finishingtouches.co.nz, or phone Marlene or Carol at 475-5868. New Year -- new career? If you re thinking about a career change in 2011 you need to ask yourself an important question -- what do I want from work and life? That s the message from gov- ernment agency Career Services in the wake of the latest Seek Sat- isfaction and Motivation survey, which found that 70 per cent of New Zealanders will consider a career change this year. Career Services General Man- ager Operations, Janet Brown, says it s not particularly surpris- ing to see so many people con- sidering a career change at this time of the year. The survey also found that 18 percent of the 3000 employed people surveyed are already actively searching for a new job. Janet says the start of a new year often signals new beginnings for people as they re-assess their lives and make New Year s resolutions . Also, the slow but steady economic recovery would give people renewed confidence to re-assess their career options in the coming months. If you are considering getting into something new -- and it looks like a lot of people will be exercising this option in 2011 -- you need to ask yourself whether you are truly happy in your cur- rent job. Are you struggling to motivate yourself each day? Do you find yourself complaining about your day to your family and friends? Do you wish you could be doing the job that someone else is doing? Then maybe it s time to begin looking at some new career options. Janet says the most important thing a person can do when con- sidering a career change is to establish what they want from work and from life. This requires exploring everything about your- self -- from your personality and interests, to your skills and qualities. It s crucial to know yourself, otherwise how do you know what you re passionate about, what interests you and where and how your unique skill set can best be utilised. Career Services has a number of online interactive tools to help people understand themselves, such as CareerQuest, which suggests possible jobs based on your interests, as well as online quizzes to help you assess your work values and work-life bal- ance, says Janet. You need to bear in mind that people will go through several job changes in their lifetime. And remember -- change can bring exciting opportunities, new challenges and immense satisfac- tion. Further information and help can be found on the Career Services website www.careers. govt.nz. You can also chat online with Career Services webchat guidance staff to get independent advice to help with your career planning. Free phone 0800 222 7333 to speak to a representative. Student off for Tsunami research Geology student Shaun Williams departs for Hawai i this week to spend the year modelling historical tsunamis in Samoa, supported by a US$25,000 Fulbright- Ministry of Research, Science and Technology Graduate Award. He aims to improve understanding of the long-term risk of tsunami hazards in the Pacific region. Like many Samoans living in New Zealand, Shaun felt a personal connection to the 2009 tsunami which caused substantial damage and loss of life in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga.
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