Last week four students attended the Southland Youth Futures programme “From the Cow to the World”. Students visited a dairy farm and then moved on to the Edendale Dairy factory where they went on site and looked at the manufacturing process. The day was designed to showcase various career opportunities within the dairy sector.
On Friday, Mrs Perniskie travelled with nine Year 12 and Year 13 students to the Southern Institute of Technology Invercargill Campus Open Day. This was a great chance for pupils to explore programmes they are interested in studying next year. They were able to chat to tutors and sit in on lectures.
The Red Shirts programme started last week and we have two students on the programme, learning about customer service, stocktaking and presentation of goods while earning valuable Level 2 credits.
This week was the final Health Hub visit for the Year 13’s. On this visit they spoke with Daniel, a Mental Health Clinician, talking careers in Mental Health. Then they went to the Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit and spoke with Hannah (a Stroke Nurse), sampled some thickened fluids and used a hoist to mobilise each other. After lunch Nav and Jeremy, 4th year Medical students participated in an instrument sort and identification of pressure injuries. This is a worthwhile programme and helps students explore their career pathway within the health profession.
One of our ex pupils Sam Watkins was part of a team that won the University of Canterbury Engineering programme bridge building competition. The competition involves students in their 2nd year of Engineering building a bridge and is a prestigious competition amongst the Engineering students. It’s always great to see our ex pupils doing well!