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Are you passionate about a career in the primary industries? Girlboss Leadership Accelerator

Do you dream of helping to grow a sustainable future for NZ?

Are you passionate about a career in the primary industries?

Read on about this career accelerator for girls organised by GirlBoss and fully funded by MPI.

Who:   Young women aged 15 – 18 who are passionate about a career in the Primary Industries. This includes Sustainability, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Policy and more! 

What:   Fully Funded 10 Day GirlBoss Edge Leadership Accelerator (100% online)

When:   11th – 20th of July 2020

This is in the July School Holidays and the total time commitment is only 1 – 2 hours a day.

Cost: 100% Free, thanks to the Ministry for Primary Industries 

It takes only 10 minutes to apply, so sign up today!

Limited places available! 

Sign up today!

Registrations close July 8th 2020

Meet Your Mentors

Rachel Taulelei  |  Māori Woman Business Leader of the Year

Rachel is the CEO of Kono, a food and beverage company employing over 450 staff, farming more than 1000ha of land and sea, and exporting to over 25 countries. 

Rachel presently sits on the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council and chairs New Zealand’s APEC Business Advisory Council.

She is also the Former US Trade Commissioner for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise.

Annika Andresen  |  Antarctic Explorer & Environmental Advocate

Annika is an Environmental Educator for BLAKE NZ. Annika shares her passion for protecting our fragile marine environment with thousands of Kiwis. She is the Global Underwater Explorers first-ever global scholar, developing her skills as a diver and working on conservation projects while being an ambassador for the underwater world.

Stacey Mareroa  |  Tūhono Whenua Horticulture  |  TedX Speaker

Before leading Tūhono Whenua Horticulture Limited, Stacey was a globally renowned Commercial Lawyer who completed a Masters of Law (Hons) at the University of Waikato focusing on opportunities for Māori and Pasifika Peoples.

She is a leading inspirational speaker who has spoken to thousands of people at conferences across the globe.

Emma Dangen  |  Young Farmer of the Year Finalist  |  Vet at Vetora​

Emma is a vet in Te Awamutu and holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University. She is a trailblazing woman who lets nothing get in her way – she lives and works on a 750 cow dairy farm and was one of only six woman nationally to ever qualify for the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final. 

Girl Boss Edge – Are you passionate about Law, Policy, Leadership and Government

Who: Young women aged 16 – 18 who are passionate about a career in Law, Policy, Leadership, and Government


What: Fully Funded 10 Day Leadership Accelerator (100% online)


When: 4th – 13th of July 2020

Total time commitment: 10 – 20 hours


Cost: Thanks to the Ministry of Education successful applicants will receive a Scholarship worth $250 to cover your Programme fee.

Learn More


Limited places available! 

Sign up today!

Registrations close June 30th 2020

Sign Up Now!


Meet Your Mentors
Tiana Epati

Criminal Defence Lawyer

 Lawyer of the Year 2019

The youngest person and the first of Pasifika descent to be appointed President of the New Zealand Law Society.

Tiana is the inspiration behind a new Hollywood movie called The Appeal, from Oscar Award-Winning, producer, Chelsea Winstanley.

Rez Gardi

International Human Rights Lawyer

Young New Zealander of the Year

Rez was born in a United Nations refugee camp in Pakistan following her Kurdish family’s escape from persecution.


Now, a Harvard Human Rights Fellow she is working on the border of Iraq and Turkey to gather evidence to prosecute ISIS perpetrators.

Martina Caruana 

United Nations Human Rights Lawyer

Women’s Right Activist and Legal Advisor for Survivors on the Landmark #MeToo Harvey Weinstein Case.​


Martina is the winner of the prestigious United Nations Global Goals Award.

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Law, Policy, and Government not for you?

Future GirlBoss Edge intakes will include a variety of career interests. Watch this space for more info!

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SADD Leadership Opportunity for Y12-13 students

Students Against Dangerous Driving run amazing training programmes for young leaders in schools.

We are looking for a couple of students who really care about road safety and are keen to promote this in our school.

The Term One workshop is on Thursday 19th March after school and there is a conference which is a 3-day fully-funded camp in Dunedin, 22-24 April.

See the newsletter below from the SADD coordinator for schools, Lydia, and let Ms McLaughlin know if you are keen to take part. This could be

It would be amazing to have some of your students along to this workshop, it is the best way to get going for the year with SADD in your school and we would really recommend someone (or a group) from your school is there.
It will be a lot of fun, and hopefully really well equip your students for being leaders in the road safety space in your community. Check out the attached workshop invite and let me know who will be coming along. If you do not currently have a SADD group, but have some students that might be interested they are welcome to come along, this will be a helpful way for them to learn more.
Our annual conference is also coming up in April, which is in Dunedin this year! This is another great event for students to get along to, check out the link below. Conference is a 3 day camp with awesome students from around the South Island, building leadership skills, having heaps of fun and contributing to content and resources for the benefit of all NZ.
Looking forward to hearing from you, Lydia

Plunket Babysitting Course – Wednesday 18th December 2019

Whether you’re already babysitting the neighbours kids or your younger siblings or want some credibility when looking for a babysitting job – this day is for you!  Course covers expectations of a babysitter, the child and family, safety, play and basic first aid by a trained Plunket facilitator. Costs $30. Hosted by Youth Alive Trust in New Brighton.  Register now at or visit

YOOBEE January Art & Design holiday courses

January 3-day courses

Cost $210

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 – 9am- 3pm

  • Visual Design
  • Creative Photography (getting creative with your photography and Photoshop editing)
  • 2 D Animation
  • Digital Painting (yet to be confirmed)

Monday 20, Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 9am- 3pm

  • Game Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Python Programming (ideal for those going into Computer Engineering)

Enrolments can only be done by booking online with payment via Paypal and prior to 11.59 pm Wednesday 11 December.

After that any last minute questions and interest can be via email from the 6 Jan to Yoobee.

UC Applications

Applications to enrol at UC for 2020 are open. Please complete this as soon as possible and before 9 December 2019.

You will need to log into their myUC account and complete your application by selecting the qualification and courses you wish to enrol in.

For advice or assistance with your application you are welcome to contact UC by calling 0800 VARSITY (0800 827 748) or emailing

Placement Tests for Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering

Placement test registrations are now open at both our AKL & CHC Learning Bases for the New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills)(Level 3)

AKL Learning Bases Dates:

21 Oct, 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 24 Oct, 25 Oct, 4 Nov


CHC Learning Base Dates:

29 Oct, 31 Oct, 1 Nov, 4 Nov

Places for 2020 courses will be offered around mid November.

Defensive Driving Course Dates in June/July

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses June-July 2019

Cost $175 (includes driving session)

NB Anyone with demerit points can complete

If you miss a session you have the flexibility to catch up this session at another course

Enrol directly with Fusion Trust:

Email:          txt: 027229 8018

Held at Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pmJuly School Holidays Mon 8-Wed 10-Mon 15-Wed 17
Held at Rewi Alley Riccarton 6-8pm Mon 10-Wed 12-Mon 17-Wed 19
Held at Christchurch Girls’ High School3.20-5.20pm Mon 10-Thu 13-Mon 17-Thu 20
Held at St Bede’s College 3-5pm Mondays – 3-10-17-24 June
Held at St Margaret’s College 3.45-5.45pm Tuesdays – 4-11-18-25 June
Held at Lincoln High School 3.15-5.15pm Tues 4th-Thur 6th-Tues 11th-Thur 13th June

Plunket Babysitting Course

his is a course in the holidays run by youthalive. It is not a school funded or organised event.

Plunket Babysitting Course – Friday 12th July 2019

Whether you’re already babysitting the neighbours kids or your younger siblings or want some credibility when looking for a babysitting job – this day is for you!  Course covers expectations of a babysitter, the child and family, safety, play and basic first aid by a trained Plunket facilitator. Costs $30. Hosted by Youth Alive Trust in New Brighton.  Register now at or visit

UC Possibilities – Discover the Bachelor of Arts

UC are inviting Year 13 students on campus for the opportunity to discover the range of subjects that can be studied in a Bachelor of Arts. UC Possibilities is a taster programme for students that introduces all major subjects over the course of three days. Running during school holiday time from 15-17 April, the event is absolutely free. Students only need to register to attend.Diversity, flexibility and choice are key aspects about the Bachelor of Arts. However, the big variety of subjects can also make it hard for students to understand their options and find a path. This event really helps students in making their study choices.

Students can register for just one, two or all three days.

For more information, please go to this webpage.
Event Details

Date: Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 April
Time: 8:45am – 2:00pm each day
Location: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus View map
Registration: via Eventbrite
More Information: Click here