Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Fwd: First year Christian accommodation in Christchurch

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From: Peverel Flats <>
Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 8:19 PM
Subject: First year Christian accommodation in Christchurch
To: Peverel Flats <>

Hi there,

I hope this email finds you well!

My name is Sophie Meyer and I'm emailing to let you know about an exciting opportunity opening up for first year flatters who are thinking of moving to Christchurch in 2017. A group of us from Riccarton Community Church (RCC) have recently launched The Peverel Flats - rental accommodation for young Christians leaving home to study in Christchurch.

Our vision is to provide a supportive environment, a connection to RCC's young adults community, as well as practical help with flat life. We also aim to empower our flatters to take ownership of their faith and all the challenges associated with their first year away from home.

So, our next task is to find said students! It would be fantastic if you could forward this email on to youth pastors, families who might be interested, put it in church newsletters or anyone else you think would like to know. Feel free to share our website, or check us out on Facebook. I have also attached a flyer for you to use as you wish.

No doubt you have some questions - for more detail, visit our website or reply to this email. I'd love to hear from you.

Warm regards

Sophie Meyer

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Fwd: 14th September: Take Action for Blue Penguins - workshop and afternoon tea with the West Coast Penguin Trust

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From: "Inger Perkins, West Coast Penguin Trust" <>
Date: 24 August 2016 12:23:04 pm NZST
To: <>
Cc: "Zoe Watson" <>
Subject: 14th September: Take Action for Blue Penguins - workshop and afternoon tea with the West Coast Penguin Trust

Hello Kim,

I'd be grateful if you could share this with your home school parents – they'd be most welcome to come along.


Invitation to attend the West Coast Penguin Trust's workshop: 'Take Action for Blue Penguins' on Wednesday 14th of September at Hokitika Primary School, 3:30-5pm. Please share with anyone else who may be interested. We hope to see you there!


Please let us know if you can attend, so we can ensure we are prepared, particularly with afternoon tea.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

FREE Charlie Douglas Exhibition at Hokitika Museum


To the Hokitika Home School network,

We want to let you know about a significant exhibition at the Hokitika Museum in August, that may interest you and your students, and tie to many of your curriculum links.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity!


Please open the attached flyers to find out more about Charlie Douglas, the exhibition and how it may benefit you. There are numerous ways where it can provide engagement and extension for your students such as MAP READING, local GEOLOGY, WRITING, ART, BUSHCRAFT etc.

Remember that Hokitika Museum is FREE of charge for all residents of Westland.



If we can help further with more details or you wish to book in a group, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,


Sue Asplin

Photographs Curator



HOKITIKA MUSEUM is a community service provided by Westland District Council

17 Hamilton Street, Hokitika, Private Bag 704, Hokitika, 7842, New Zealand

+64 3 755 6898,

(please note – I usually work Tuesday to Friday)


West Coast Home Educators

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Cake Decorating Workshop

Hi folks,

Due to an illness of our cake decorating queen, we will have to postpone this workshop till August.  I'll keep in touch with the details.

Have a good week,

West Coast Home Educators

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cake Decorating Workshop

Hi there!

We are going to plan a cake decorating workshop.  It will be a Thursday or Friday towards the end of June or beginning of July.
Participants will need to bring a cake and possibly a packet of appropriate icing.  There will be a small fee to cover equipment and consumables supplied by the lady taking the workshop.
We can give further details later, but for now, we would like expressions of interest and preferred days.
Further ideas are to donate the cakes to a fundraiser or have a shared meal on the Friday with cake for dessert.  Any suggestions?

Happy Homeschooling!

West Coast Home Educators

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Canterbury University

Posted: 16 May 2016 05:53 PM PDT
Great news from Canterbury University
Home-school Student Award
 I'd like to bring to your attention some recent work we have been doing at the University of Canterbury clarifying progression to university for home-school students. There are several pathways for home-school students to gain admission to UC for degree level study, which are outlined on a new web page we have created. Also for the first time UC Arts is offering a College Award especially for home-school students, which is tied to one of those pathways.
 UC Arts is offering home-schooled students the opportunity to receive a College Award of $3000 towards fees in their first year of full time study in a BA, MusB, or BFA.
 Please contact us if you would like to discuss ways that we can promote this offer to home-school students through your networks, or if you have questions about the College Award or the STAR programme.
For any enquiries about Special Admission or the STAR Programme please contact:
Franka Menzies, Academic Processes Co-ordinator

For any enquiries about the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music or the UC Arts Home-School College Awards contact:
College of Arts Student Advisors
Tim Winfield
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
College of Arts, University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 364 2987 ext 6756, Room 409, Karl Popper Building (view map) FollowUC Arts:

Friday, 29 April 2016

Fwd: FW: Rafting and Rock Climbing Opportunities - Tai Poutini Polytechnic Client Day Options Preference Form 2016

Please do not reply to this email, but contact the person specified below.

From: Karen Grant <>
Date: Friday, 29 April 2016 1:59 pm
To: Greymouth_List <>
Subject: Rafting and Rock Climbing Opportunities - Tai Poutini Polytechnic Client Day Options Preference Form 2016

Want to go Rafting or Rock Climbing (for free)?    


The Diploma in Outdoor Instruction and Guiding progamme runs client days for our students to gain experience with "real clients".


Take this opportunity to have some fun with colleagues/students/ friends/family and experience the scenic Arnold River or the dizzy heights of Charleston rock.


When:           A choice of nine dates for rafting, but only two for rock climbing - as attached.


Who:              Anyone 12 years and over (negotiable)           


Where:         Rafting - Arnold River (scenic grade 2 level – fun, not scary).    Rock Climbing – Charleston (indoors if wet).


Contact:        Karen Grant, Programme Administrator, Outdoor Education Dept.  0800 800 411 or 03 769 9607, or email to book


What you need:     Rafting - Thermal top, fleece jersey, running shoes (that will get wet), a sense of adventure (see the attached for further info & gear)

                                    Rock climbing - Clothes to climb in, covered footwear with some grip (see the attached for further info & gear)


These trips will fill fast so please book your place/s as soon as possible. Note that rock climbing groups are limited to 10 participants per day.





Karen Grant - Programme Administrator, Outdoor Education


73-87 Tainui St, Greymouth, 7805 | Private Bag 607, Greymouth, 7840 | ddi 03 769 9607 | fax 03 769 9668 | free phone 0800 800 411 | website




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