Home' Special Publications : Education 2015 Education Options Nelson Contents to understanding what it takes to gain sustainable
employment, and the attitudes this entails.
We have a roll in roll out enrolment, so learners
can join throughout the year.
This allows peer support and encouragement
while sharing skills and knowledge with each other.
“ The best way to find out if you know
something is to teach it to someone else”.
The training is free for 16 – 19 years olds
funded by Tertiary Education Commission
For information about us, or wanting to come
and check out what we do,
Please contact us Phone: 5467636
Nelson College, a school which has its heart
the cherishing of each boy as an individual
and a culture supporting a school climate
which fosters tolerance, compassion and
excellence for every each child.
Academic highlights from 2013 include
• Oliver Coleman, the
2013 Dux receiving the
National Subject Scholar award
• NCEA Level 2 pass rate in 2013 being at
88%, our highest in 8 years.
• in Trades education 340 boys working
in courses including Building and
Construction, automotive engineering,
fine furniture, food and hospitality and
electronics with an overall pass rate of 87%
with Maori and Pasifika boys achieving a
pass rate of 89%.
The Co-curricula live of the College is not
neglected and it continues to thrive with
over 85 sports teams in 34 codes, excellent
results in the Shakespeare festival, theatre
sports, Manu Korero and music competitions
and 55 boys gaining National titles and/or
national and international representation.
Nelson College, a place fostering
excellence with an atmosphere
characterised by genuine warmth and a
strong sense of belonging.
Nga mihi nui
Nelson College for Girls has a proud heritage of
providing high quality single sex education for
more than130 years.
The roll is currently 1100 and boarding
facilities are offered for 150 students.
To realise its vision of “educating and
empowering young women to participate in
a changing world”, Nelson College for Girls has
excellent ICT facilities and has upgraded its
library, performance suite and music areas to
enhance 21st century learning opportunities.
The latest ERO report states that students are
“purposeful, responsible and engaged learners”. A
wide range of subjects is offered and the College’s
students gain significant success in NCEA. Nelson
College for Girls consistently returns results
above the national average and in 2013 gained
25 Scholarships and 2 Outstanding Scholarships.
Many cultural and sporting activities are
offered and the College has outstanding facilities
supporting these. It has an excellent participation
rate in sports and fifteen of the College’s students
are representing New Zealand in a number of
codes including underwater hockey and touch
rugby. The College has a high performing Pikimai
Maori culture group as well as students who
competed at the national Kapahaka competition.
Students also excel in music and drama and have a
number of opportunities to participate in the jazz
band, choirs, Rockquest and Stage Challenge. Our
Stella Nova choir grained a Bronze medal in 2014
at the national Big Sing Competition.
Peta SPooNer has been introducing people
to the joys of dance for the past 47 years. Her
passion for teaching is shared by her fellow
teachers at the Peta Spooner Academy of Dance,
which aims to develop well-rounded dancers
who are gracious, considering and have a
Ballet is a wonderful activity for children,
capable of teaching confidence, poise and grace
and the academy has a reputation for nurturing
You can be confident that your child will
learn from a recognised ballet curriculum. We
have an excellent record for training teachers
to Degree Status qualifications, these exams
are recognised internationally. We continue to
produce students for the dance industry. For little
stars with big dreams.
Many of the academy’s students – both male
and female – have gone gone on to top national
dance schools and professional dance careers,
but Peta and her team – which includes highly
qualified and experienced teachers who have
been with the academy for many years – derive
just as much pleasure from teaching kids who
might not be the best dancers, but do it for the
pure and simple pleasure of it.
The academy provides tuition in classical
ballet, contemporary dance, modern jazz and
theatre craft. Students of all abilities get regular
opportunities to perform on stage in front of
an audience and all encouraged to have faith in
themselves so they can achieve their goals.
For further information on the courses
available at the Peta Spooner Academy of Dance,
visit www.petaspooner.co.nz or phone 548 9890.
Strong track record across the board
Nelson College – a Stellar Year
“Pathways to hospitality”
Next intake 26th January rolling
through until 27th November 2015
“Although it is important to gain
It is just as important to ingrain
the understanding of the attitudes
that will develop focus, systems,
routines, solid work habits, safety
and hygiene practises, developing
consistent quality of pace
We have developed a contextual
environment that assesses learners
on practical observation and naturally
occurring evidence with all unit
standards including industry literacy
and numeracy skill development.
Success through competence
and confidence develops self-esteem
and a sense of direction. We use a
Pathway Action Plan designed so
individual learners can take their own
responsibility for long-term goals and
We have operated a registered
café/ restaurant for many years.
Our café is open to the public
every Thursday of the school terms,
offering learners the real life daily skills
required, by industry.
This includes, all front of house and
kitchen positions, and allows learners
to gain multi skills yet still see focus on
their natural abilities, which may be in
a specific area.
Our free Friday invited guest
luncheons, give more detailed skills
and customer service and interaction.
These include buffets, set menu, and
finger food functions.
We have had the good fortune
to serve many voluntary groups and
organisations on these days, giving
back to the people in the community
that are often taken for granted.
Hospice, Big Brother Big Sisters
mentors, Food bank, Salvation
Army, Trade Aid, Lifeline, Cathedral
Parishioners, Stoke Senior groups,
Support Works, Youth Service, Rotary,
SASH, Citizens Advice.
We are grateful that we can
both offer training and serve such
wonderful community organisations.
This shows that funding for training
can be greater than the single intent it
We also started the Modern
Apprenticeship scheme in Nelson
graduating the first apprentices in the
south Island. Bouterays Restaurant,
Hopgoods Restaurant, Anchor bar
and Grill, Rutherford Hotel, all took
on apprentices that completed
their training at these establishments.
We have been 100% locally
owned and operated for all this time,
understanding the local needs and of
the highs and lows that occur in this
industry throughout the seasons.
Our philosophy that has withstood
the test of time is simple.
“Attitude Determines Performance”
All our staff hold true to this motto,
and the right action that this instils
in all who have passed through the
Our tutors are proficient and up
to date with current trends, but more
importantly, able to drive learners
We offer National Certification in Hospitality skills, accredited with NZQA and approved by the Service
IQ Industry Tr aining Organisation.
• National Certificate Level 2 (Entry Skills) • NCEA Vocational Pathways Level 2 (Service Sector)
Funded by the Te rtiary Education Commission to offer FREE TRAINING for 16 – 19 year olds with little or no qualifications
and, or do not fit into mainstream institutional learning environments.
Any student who has gained unit standards at school can add to these to achieve at least a level 2 qualification.
NTC has been offering employment-focussed training, successfully gaining a high percentage of positive sustainable
outcomes for many years.
We operate a registered café/restaurant open every Thursday as a cafe to the public, and Friday as a restaurant for
invited groups and organisations.
NTC employs qualified tutors who are up to date with current trends, and hold to the motto “Attitude Determines
We drive all students to set high standards to get the most out of the training, and take full responsibility for their own
future learning, and career pathways.
To find out more and see if you are eligible, contact them on 5467636,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website nelsontrainingcentre.co.nz
We enrol throughout the year and we reopen 26th January 2015
Pathways to Hospitality
The Nelson Tr aining Centre has been running hospitality courses for 27 years in the Nelson region
Tai Chi & Qigong
ZENDA Belly Dance
Contact Gretchen: 548 8707
with Gretchen Howard
DANCE SING ACT
Open Days for
Saturday 31st January
and Saturday 7th
9am – 5pm
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A star Academy of the Arts Ltd
67 Haven Road, Nelson 7010
Te l 548 7401 • www.astararts.co.nz
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