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    • Careers – Congratulations Josh Cooke @ King Toyota
      • Careers – Congratulations Josh Cooke @ King Toyota Congratulations to Josh Cooke who has gained employment with King Toyota in Lower Hutt. Josh will start out in the car grooming department with a view to progressing to an Automotive Technician Apprenticeship in time. Thanks to King Toyota who made us a aware of the opportunity and are proud sponsors of the SBC First XV. Josh comes from a family of motoring enthusiasts and is very excited about a future in the automotive industry. Well done Josh and all the best for your career with King Toyota. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway – Congratulations to Cyrus Crook now @ Alliance Fire & Security
      • Gateway – Congratulations to Cyrus Crook for his new job with Alliance Fire & Security Cyrus Crook has successfully gained employment with Alliance Fire & Security after completing a Gateway placement with the business in 2020. Cyrus has been employed by the the company with a view to starting an apprenticeship in 2021. He is very pleased to get a start in the industry having thoroughly enjoyed his placement with the firm where he was given plenty of hands on experience and got to know many of the people on the job. Shanan Marsden and the crew at Alliance Fire & Security have been long time supporters of our Gateway program and we genuinely appreciate their help. We wish Cyrus all the best for his new career and are confident that he will do very well. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway – Congratulations to Chris McLaughlin now @ Argus Fire Protection
      • Gateway – Congratulations to Chris McLaughlin now @ Argus Fire Protection Congratulations to Chris McLaughlin who has signed on with Argus Fire Protection having completed a Gateway placement with the business. Chris was already very familiar with the industry having learned much about it from his father Neil, a very experienced and expert technician, and was very keen to pursue a career with Argus. He enjoyed his placement and appreciated the opportunity to show the management that he is serious about the industry and ready to get to work. Well done Chris and we wish you all the best with your new career. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway – Congratulations Jono Little @ Harbour City Plumbing and Brown Arm Boys Drainage
      • Gateway – Congratulations Jono Little @ Harbour City Plumbing and Brown Arm Boys Drainage Congratulations to Jono Little who has signed on with Lower Hutt based Harbour City Plumbing Master Plumbers and Brown Arm Boys Drainage Master Plumbers with a plan to start a plumbing and drainage apprenticeship in 2021. Jono completed Gateway placements with the businesses in 2019 and 2020 and quickly proved himself to be a very capable and hardworking young man who enjoyed the camaraderie and outdoors work. Jono is a keen sportsman, excelling at Rugby and Softball, so was up for the challenge and happy to do whatever needed doing as a strong team player. Brad McCartan and the crew at Harbour City Plumbing Master Plumbers and Brown Arm Boys Drainage have been long time supporters of our Gateway program and we are very thankful for their support. Brad is also a great promoter of the Gateway program generally and has given us connections in other trades after showing them the benefits of the program. Gateway is not only a great way for students to see if they are genuinely interested in a trade, it’s an opportunity for business to see if a student would make a good employee and, one way or another, encourage new people into their industry. Well done Jono and all the best with your career and future sporting endeavours. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway Student Profile – Vii Kasiano @ Heretaunga School of Hospitality
      • Gateway Student Profile – Vii Kasiano @ Heretaunga School of Hospitality Vii was very fortunate to be able to complete a Gateway placement at the Heretaunga School of Hospitality situated within Heretaunga College. The School of Hospitality has a cafe with a commercial kitchen and sells high quality cafe food to teachers and students at Heretaunga College which gives these budding chef’s a great well rounded experience. Vii particularly enjoyed baking and made many cheese scones and other tasty baked goods, plus a variety of filled rolls and other dishes. Thank you to the Tutors Will and Deidre for accepting Vii into their classes for one day per week, and to the students who welcomed him into the group and made his placement very enjoyable. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway Student Profile – Izaak May-Cashen @ Total Auto Services Ltd
      • Gateway student profile – Izaak May-Cashen @ Total Auto Services Ltd Izaak completed a very productive Gateway placement with Phil and the team at  Total Auto Services Ltd in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt. Izaak showed considerable initiative when he went door knocking at prospective local businesses to ask about Gateway experience and possible work opportunities and Phil was happy to help. Izaak worked on several cars and enjoyed working with Phil and the team who made him feel welcome and shared their considerable experience and knowledge. He plans to study automotive at WelTec in 2021, having already completed the WelTec Trades Academy course in 2020. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway Student Profile – James O’Sullivan @ Shine Cafe
      • Gateway student profile – James O’Sullivan @ Shine Cafe James has gained valuable hospitality experience and grown in confidence working with Sue and the team at the Shine Cafe in Lower Hutt. Sue has been wonderful in her support for our Gateway program and has helped James to learn the practical and customer service aspects of the hospitality industry in this very popular Lower Hutt cafe. James has thoroughly enjoyed his time at the Shine Cafe and has learned many new skills as well as a much better understanding of working life. He also recently attended a Barista course which complemented his Gateway placement very well. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway Student Profile – Ryan McDermott @ John Hoffman Builder Limited
      • Gateway student profile – Ryan McDermott @ John Hoffman Builder Limited Ryan McDermott did an excellent job on his Gateway placement with John Hoffman during 2020. Ryan has been fortunate to work on several residential projects with John who has been impressed with Ryan’s enthusiasm, work ethic and willingness to learn as well as being well organized with a very good working relationship. Ryan will very likely do Gateway with John again in 2021 and is very keen to pursue a building apprenticeship in the future. John has been a long time supporter of the SBC Gateway program and we are very grateful for his continued support. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway Student Profile – Braden Ruscoe @ Metal Art Limited
      • Gateway student profile – Braden Ruscoe @ Metal Art Limited Braden has a keen interest in engineering, fabrication and welding and  very much enjoyed his Gateway placement with Metal Art Limited in Seaview, Lower Hutt. Carl Longstaff at Metal Art Limited has been a long time supporter of the SBC Gateway Program and we really appreciate his help. Braden has had the opportunity to not only gain a lot of practical experience on the job, but also to benefit from discussions with Carl about various career and training options for school leavers in the industry. Braden will likely do a course at WelTec or undertake an apprenticeship if he can secure one for 2021. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway Student Profile – Justin Smith @ Kapiti Aero Club
      • .flex_column.av-249p2kz-af0f35cba600012e2b61ee8fc9d5a720{ border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; } .avia-image-container.av-1pwqe0j-8fbd6e1546067c39c1a43fa3944c0bbb .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } Gateway student profile – Justin Smith @ Kapiti Aero Club Justin Smith completed a very interesting Gateway placement with Kapiti Aero Club at Kapiti Coast Airport in Paraparaumu where he does his practical flying lessons. During 2020 Justin has been doing an Independent Learning Program (ILP) to complete the theory component required to gain his Private Pilots License (PPL). By the end of 2019 Justin had already completed quite a few hours of practical flight lessons and had proven that he had the necessary discipline, academic ability and work ethic, as well as showing a genuine passion for an aviation career, so we were happy to support his ILP for 2020. His Gateway placement with Kapiti Aero Club was a natural fit and he worked in the office as well as in the workshop cleaning and preparing aircraft and took part in several specialist training flights. He worked closely with his flight instructor, Scott McPake, and we are very thankful to Scott for helping to facilitate the placement. Justin has completed all the theory exams for his ILP and will complete the remaining flight time required to get his PPL before he starts his commercial flight training at the Air Hawkes Bay flight academy in 2021. Justin won the Gateway Trophy for Top Gateway Student, as well as an award for General Excellence across the Curriculum, at the SBC Senior Academic Awards for 2020. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Gateway Student Profile – Ethan Olsen @ Sign Foundry
      • .flex_column.av-249p2kz-af0f35cba600012e2b61ee8fc9d5a720{ border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; } .avia-image-container.av-1pwqe0j-d36a591f3f47d1a945028bc7bd5f68dc .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } Gateway student profile – Ethan Olsen @ Sign Foundry Ethan Olsen completed a very successful Gateway placement at Sign Foundry in Lower Hutt where he was given the opportunity to level up his graphic design skills as well as gain experience in many aspects of the sign making business in the workshop. He was made to feel very welcome by Nathan, Jennifer and the team and appreciated the chance to showcase his work on a several projects. Ethan won the Gateway Trophy for Best Attitude to Gateway for 2020, and is planning to study Graphic Design at Yoobee College in 2021. .avia-image-container.av-1pwqe0j-1bb4c47b2ac027e3ba2820fbdd5f93f1 .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } .avia-image-container.av-1pwqe0j-38f123bce83976200d6f4dc0d6b9711b .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • JOBS – Interested in School Holiday Programme child care work? Age 17 & over.
      • .flex_column.av-249p2kz-af0f35cba600012e2b61ee8fc9d5a720{ border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; } Interested in School Holiday Program child care work? An employment opportunity for our senior students has come to our attention via *Amanda Walters, the Hutt Valley Education to Employment Coordinator. MASC (Maungaraki After School Care) MASC is seeking mature, 17 year old students, for a school holiday programme. This could lead into after school care work for 2021. Their OSCAR Approved Programmes provide care for children aged 5-13 years before & after school and during school holidays. Keeping them safe is their top priority but ensuring they are enjoying themselves comes a close second. Child-based activities vary but include arts and crafts activities, sports & cooking. All applicants will need to be police checked. Minimum of 17 years old Mature/sensible Ability to relate to children of all ages Positive and confident attitude Reliable transport Please apply using this link:  Trademe Jobs NOTE: You must mention the name of the Hutt Valley Education to Employment Coordinator  *AMANDA WALTERS in your application. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • JOBS – Considering summer fruit picking work?
      • .flex_column.av-249p2kz-af0f35cba600012e2b61ee8fc9d5a720{ border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; } Considering summer fruit picking work? If you are considering fruit picking work over the summer you might like to take a look at the Pick Ticki website which has lots of useful information, particularly for students, including job locations and regional accommodation. It’s hard work in the outdoors but there is a shortage of workers this year and they are looking for good keen people to help harvest the crops before they rot on the ground. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • SBC Celebration of the Arts was an epic event!
      • .flex_column.av-249p2kz-af0f35cba600012e2b61ee8fc9d5a720{ -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; padding:0px 0px 0px 0px; } SBC Celebration of the Arts was an epic event! #top .hr.hr-invisible.av-kgogy6f7-9be4ad587f3c99381c86039b812a1e8c{ height:20px; } .avia-image-container.av-kgogw3gb-339839952449aa9c09da1f6ad0cea7b0 img.avia_image{ box-shadow:none; } .avia-image-container.av-kgogw3gb-339839952449aa9c09da1f6ad0cea7b0 .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } #top .hr.hr-invisible.av-kgogy6f7-8cff1e333387b37b5551c05d27132ab1{ height:30px; } On October 15, the twentieth SBC Celebration of the Arts was held at the Lower Hutt Town Hall. It was an epic event with around 200 performers and an array of performance items. Special thanks to Arts teachers; Mr Palamo, Matua Jonas, Mrs Uili, Ms Watson, Mr Clarke, Ms Jennings, Mr Logan, Ms Horner and Ms Hibberd from SHC for their work in preparation and performance, the SHC Polygroup, The Electric Triangle from Kāpiti, Louis Baker and our hosts at the Lower Hutt Town Hall. #top .hr.hr-invisible.av-kgogy6f7-8cff1e333387b37b5551c05d27132ab1{ height:30px; } Gallery #top .hr.hr-invisible.av-kgogy6f7-8cff1e333387b37b5551c05d27132ab1{ height:30px; } #top .avia-gallery.av-kgju9e4b-ada4276fab81b0dd625628ea0708b023 .avia-gallery-thumb a{ width:20%; } SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Willie Apiata VC shares his personal values with SBC
      • .flex_column.av-249p2kz-af0f35cba600012e2b61ee8fc9d5a720{ -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; padding:0px 0px 0px 0px; } .avia-image-container.av-1pwqe0j-bd033d988167b3d5a04f890e9978e40f img.avia_image{ box-shadow:none; } .avia-image-container.av-1pwqe0j-bd033d988167b3d5a04f890e9978e40f .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } Willie Apiata VC shares his personal values with SBC It was a great privilege for the College to welcome Willie Apiata VC on Thursday 10th September.  Our Year 7 and 8 students welcomed him with a Mihi Whakatau and he later spent time with some of our senior boys sharing with them the importance of values…and the values that he has lived with.  Thanks to Westpac Bank for enabling this to happen. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Going for your restricted drivers license test? This video can help you to prepare.
      • .flex_column.av-249p2kz-af0f35cba600012e2b61ee8fc9d5a720{ -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; padding:0px 0px 0px 0px; } If you are ready to take the Restricted Licence Test the above video “Drive: Critical Errors in the restricted and full licence tests” can help you prepare for the test by by showing you the critical errors you need to avoid. This video, plus another very useful video “Drive: How to pass the full licence test”, can also be found at the bottom of the Careers page. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • Thinking about university? A guide for New Zealand students, parents and whānau
      • .avia-image-container.av-kdtwse9h-b1979fb9c0bbb3beeeb0f3b87218e8a3 img.avia_image{ box-shadow:none; } .avia-image-container.av-kdtwse9h-b1979fb9c0bbb3beeeb0f3b87218e8a3 .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } .flex_column.av-pssjn0-27a2e269de086b13c60dc209c917ee01{ -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; padding:0px 0px 0px 0px; } Universities New Zealand has launched a new website: Thinking about university? A guide for New Zealand students, parents and whānau. The website can be accessed via this link:  www.thinkingaboutuni.nz This replaces the printed guide they have produced over the last three 3 years and is aimed at the needs of Year 12 and 13 students, their families and whānau. The link is also on the Careers page on our website under University Information. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

    • SBC Choir performs alongside the NZSO
      • .flex_column.av-pqet7k-4f9ab44fbf9fef9215b58f0e62c950db{ -webkit-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; border-radius:0px 0px 0px 0px; padding:0px 0px 0px 0px; } .avia-image-container.av-kdtwxr9x-6684ca9679ee7efa4b1e649ca3a16493 img.avia_image{ box-shadow:none; } .avia-image-container.av-kdtwxr9x-6684ca9679ee7efa4b1e649ca3a16493 .av-image-caption-overlay-center{ color:#ffffff; } Members of the SBC Choir performed in the first concert since lock-down IN THE WORLD alongside the NZSO in the Michael Fowler Centre at the end of Term 2. On the way, they managed a visit to the Weta Guitar Studio where they had a jam on too many electric guitars, a Samoan ukulele and a Russian balalaika. The evening itself was pretty long, but take a look at the video and some cool photographs on the Extracurricular-Music page. SBC News Share this entry Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppShare on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare by Mail

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