Kapi-Mana News : January 29th 2013
25 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 29, 2013 EDUCATION Better Lessons Better Skills Better Check It Out! Better swimming starts at Dash Swim School www.dashswimschool.co.nz There is no better place to learn to swim locally than at Dash. Dash term 1 lessons commencing on the 28th January for all ages and grades, check us out now and join up! 5111676AB TTT 2 0 TE TIWHIKETE NGĀ O TOKO WHAKARARA ORANGA CERTIFICATE IN OCIAL ERVICE LEVEL 4 D 36 weeks March orirua, Wellington & tokes Valley No fees If you're currently working in (or want to work in) social services, this programme will provide you with an introductory qualification to help you achieve your career goals. You'll get the training and qualifications you need to work as a social service worker in non-clinical roles, and you'll be ready to take on further study towards professional training in the social work field. TE TOH AETAHI NGĀ O TOKO WHAKARARA ORANGA BACHELOR OF OCIAL WORK BIC LT RALI M IN RACTICE LEVEL 7 D 36 weeks per year (3 years) February orirua Fees apply This programme recognises the historical foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand society, understanding human relationships in the pursuit of mauri ora. The programme is grounded in bicultural frameworks that consciously accord Māori bodies of knowledge to actively participate alongside non-Māori bodies of knowledge in the learning and teaching journey. This approach will allow tauira to develop a personal model of best social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand that will allow graduates to make contributions of consequence wherever they choose to practice. TE TĪTOH ARAHINA TE H NGA TANGATA NGĀ O TOKO WHAKARARA ORANGA GRAD ATE DI LOMA IN ROFE IONAL ERVI ION LEVEL 7 D 36 weeks February orirua Fees apply This programme will prepare you for employment across a range of sectors wherever leadership and kaitiakitanga are key elements, for example, social science, health and education. While you're studying, you'll deconstruct existing supervision models of practice and reconstruct professional supervision practice within a bicultural framework. M M 237 7166 P M D W K D P V G 2013 0800 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz Follow us on www.facebook.com/kapimananews 5142841AA Esteemed teachers join Tawa academy Return to Oz: Haley Johnson Academy of Dancing students Christina Guieb, Jasmine Kyle, Amelia Cameron (front), Sarah Buswell and Samantha Moredo. The new year has begun with a bang at Haley Johnson Academy of Dancing in Tawa, says the excited teacher. We have Catherine Reid com- ing to take the hip hop, says Ms Johnson. She is at the top of her game and simply bursting with talent and ideas. Ms Reid coaches the national award-winning teams Strikers Cheer Squad and hip hop crews Scribble, Delovely and B-FABB. Teaching at Whitireia Perfor- ming arts centre, Hutt Valley High School and taking time out to appear on Good Morning to demonstrate her skills are just some of her many talents. Don t let this opportunity pass you by. Ms Johnson says there is more big news. Students will also have the opportunity to work with Kerry-Anne Gilberd, who coaches the senior girls at ballet and takes private lessons. As an ex principal dancer with the Royal NZ Ballet Com- pany she has danced many solo- ist roles in all the leading ballets. The academy kissed goodbye to 2012 with a rousing Christ- mas production of The Wizard of Ozinwhichthe3and4year olds again stole the show. The children worked so hard and deserved all the applause they received, she says. That s one warm memory I fondly remember from dancing as a child myself. I watched the confidence of the students grow so much over the weekend; it truly was amazing. Now in its 21st year, the acad- emy will continue to offer ballet, jazz, hip hop, nationa, contem- pory, tap and pilates lessons, says Ms Johnson. The term starts on February 4 at the Tawa studio. Visit: www.hayleyjohnson.com. Student loans change Cuts to student allowances are going ahead despite higher loan repay- ments and fewer students borrowing. The cuts mean post-graduate students are no longer eligible for the government-funded weekly allowance and no exemptions will be made to undergraduates on long programmes, over 200 weeks. The repayment rate for all students had also increased from 10 to 12 per cent. The Government announced the student loan scheme changes in its Budget last year, amid outcry and student protests. However, statistics released by the Education Ministry for 2011/2012 showed the total number of student loan borrowers had declined since 2010. In 2011 there were 207,330 students with a loan, a decrease of 2.4 per cent which the ministry attributed to the recession. Last year $876.5 million was received in loan repayments by Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development, $75m more than 2011. The recession significantly increased the number of borrowers in the scheme in 2009 and 2010, as fewer available jobs encouraged more people to become students, the annual report said. The reduction in the number of people participating in tertiary edu- cation in 2011, as the labour market gradually strengthened and in response to the movement of the birth bubble through the youth popu- lation, has led to a drop in the numbers borrowing. Policy changes in Budgets 2009 and 2010 -- especially the introduc- tion of an academic performance requirement on borrowers, changes to eligibility rules for New Zealand permanent residents and changes to the entitlements for part-time students -- may have had an impact on eligibility as well. Labour Tertiary Education spokes- man Grant Robertson said the impact of the cuts would be felt by poorer communities the most. Thousands of students, mostly from low income backgrounds, will no longer have support to do post- graduate qualifications. Education should not just be for those lucky enough to have deep poc- kets. Robertson said the Government had made a short-sighted move in limiting student allowances to four year programmes. A recent survey of post-graduate students showed that nearly 40 per cent of them would not be able to undertake study because of the abolition of allowances, with many looking to head overseas, he said. Tertiary Education minister Steven Joyce said New Zealand had the most generous student support system in the world. The whole idea that it would be less expensive and send people to study in Australia is ludicrous, he said. Australian fees are higher than in New Zealand.
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