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NZ Navy Recruiting


Royal NZ Navy applications are open! They are still taking applications for Navy BCT 20/2 starting on 24 August 2020, for the following trades:

🔹Combat Systems Specialist
🔹Communications Technician
🔹Communications Warfare Specialist
🔹Electronics Technician
🔹Logistics Supply Specialist
🔹Marine Technician
🔹Operational Administrator

You must be physically and medically fit, have all your required paperwork in order, and meet all our entry requirements. Are you eligible?

👉Apply now!

We are still waiting confirmation of dates for RNZN Junior Officer Common Training 20/2.

If you are interested in a different Navy trade, get your application in now to be considered for 2021 intakes.

University Scholarship Applications for 2021 and 2022


SCHOLARSHIPS for SCHOOL LEAVERS planning on studying at University in 2021 or 2022 (important to note that they are school leaver scholarships, therefore, must be applied for in your final year of school – if taking a gap year you can then defer the scholarship)

The list of all available scholarships are in one place on the Moneyhub web-site:


Application processes vary – check on the Uni website – you will need to Apply for Admission (this sets you up in their system before you can apply for a scholarship). You will need to go to the Home Page of the Uni to complete this process.


University Scholarship Opening and Closing Dates:

University Open from Closes
Canterbury 20 June 15 August 11.59pm
Lincoln Now 15 August
Otago 1 July 15 August
Auckland Now 20 August 5.00pm
Victoria Late June 1 September
Massey Now 20 August
AUT 20 June 15 August
Waikato Now 31 August

University of Otago, Scholarship Opportunity for Year 13 Māori students interested in health-related study

Selected Scholarship Students receive:

– Guaranteed placement into a University Residential college

– $10,000 towards residential college cost

– A Kaiārahi / dedicated support staff member to support the transition to University and study

– Additional academic support

– Professional and Cultural development


We strongly encourage all Māori students with aspirations in a career in health to apply. Successful applicants must:

– Have Māori Whakapapa (ancestry)

– Show a commitment to Māori Health

– Be in Year 13 or a recent school leaver

– Preferably have some exposure to secondary school sciences.

For further information refer to the link below.  We welcome any questions regarding the scholarship programme or Foundation Year course: Applications open July 1st and close 15th of August 2019.


Keystone Trust Scholarship

Keystone trust offers scholarships for tertiary programmes such as: Property, architecture, land surveying, engineering, construction, property law, landscape architecture, quantity surveying, urban planning, building science.

Receive financial assistance of $5,000 per annum for a period of three years.

Applications for scholarship for study in 2021 open 2 June 2020 and close 14 August 2020.

Keystone scholarship 2020

Everything that Teenagers need to know about Money

We wanted to put something together for teenagers about money, but not make it boring.

What we published went viral yesterday on social and within schools.

We were overwhelmed with shares and e-mails. We heard:
“I’m not a teenager anymore but I can still take some of this info and put it to good use”

“Fantastic work, it will be great to show this to my teenager rather than her just switching off every time I talk to her! Keep these guides coming!!”

And here it is:

Money hubs May Scholarships Guide is out now

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2021. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list.

Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.
For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page

Ara Information Sessions available

Ara are running a wide range of virtual presentations after school for you to find out more about different study options.

Via Zoom you can participate in a general presentation, or subject-specific presentations on:

  • Art & Design
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Enterprise & Digital Innovation
  • Health Practice
  • Health Sciences & Social Work
  • Languages
  • NASDA & Music Arts
  • New Zealand Broadcasting School
  • Sustainability & Outdoor Education
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Service Industries
  • Trades
  • Youth Guarantee

All sessions include the opportunity to ask our presenters questions.


Thursday 7th May 5pm General
Monday 11th May 4pm Art & Design
5pm Architecture & Engineering
Tuesday 12th May 4pm General
5pm New Zealand Broadcasting School
6pm Enterprise & Digital Innovation
Wednesday 13th May 4pm NASDA & Music Arts
5pm Sustainability & Outdoor Education
6pm Trades
Thursday 14th May 5pm Health Practice
6pm Health Sciences (Lab, Sport) & Social Work
Monday 18th May 4pm NASDA & Music Arts
5pm Architecture & Engineering
Tuesday 19th May 4pm New Zealand Broadcasting School
5pm General
6pm Tourism, Hospitality & Service Industry
Wednesday 20th May 5pm Sustainability & Outdoor Education
6pm Health Practice
7pm Health Sciences (Lab, Sport) & Social Work
Thursday 21st May 4pm Enterprise & Digital Innovation
5pm Trades
Tuesday 26th May 4pm Health Practice
5pm Tourism, Hospitality & Service Industry
Wednesday 27th May 5pm Art & Design
6pm New Zealand Broadcasting School
Thursday 28th May 5pm Youth Guarantee
6pm Languages (Māori & Indigenous Studies)


There is a Prize for the first Student to read this page and see Mrs Kahle or Mr Smith.

Top 10 roles employers find hard to fill

It’s not easy to picture what job you will be working in, in five years, ten years or even further. Changing needs in our communities and technology will change what jobs look like over time. You don’t need to know exactly what you want to do for a future career yet, but it pays to stay up-to-date with what employers are looking for to make sure you are aware of what knowledge and skills you need to access employment after school – either to support future study or to get you started on the right pathway for your future job. have released their list of the top 10 roles that employers have struggled to fill over the last 10 years.

In order of highest demand, employers have found it hard to recruit for these roles during the last 10 years:

  1. Skilled tradespeople, such as electricians, mechanics and welders
  2. Sales representatives
  3. Engineers
  4. Health care professionals, such as general practitioners, nurses and psychologists
  5. Technicians, such as electronic engineering technicians, quality controllers and science technicians
  6. Professionals, such as project managers and researchers
  7. Drivers
  8. Teachers
  9. Managers
  10. Information technology specialists, such as cybersecurity experts, helpdesk support, network administrators and solution architects

Most of these roles are not new, and here at Aquinas, we can help you prepare well for entry into these fields. Part of being prepared for employment means researching issues like this but also thinking about what you enjoy doing at school – and how you can learn other skills to support that e.g. you love science, you really love make-up and youtube videos on new make-up products and application, and you think you might want to work with people to feel better about themselves – you could enter future careers in anything from product development, to health and beauty retail, to training to be beautician or cosmetic nurse or even a plastic surgeon. Your options are defined by what you enjoy, how you like to work and learn, and what subjects you succeed in at school and tertiary training. For example:

  • Product development – chemistry and biology will be useful for designing products and knowing how they may work; business, enterprise and accounting skills can help to learn more about how to design, cost and sucessfully produce that great new skincare product. also has great advice on how to choose your NCEA subjects to support future pathways and success in employment. You can also get in touch with your Deans and the careers team to talk with them at any time about how you might like to shape your future.