Scholarship Opportunities

Outward Bound Scholarship

The Christchurch Rotary Club are again offering two secondary school students in their Rotary district a place on a J R McKenzie funded Outward Bound Mind Body Soul course. The scholarship is available to school students aged between 16 and 18 years who would like to attend an Outward Bound course courtesy of the J R McKenzie fund. 

The three week course is being held at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds between 2nd and 22nd July 2019.  Applicants must be between 16 and 18 years at the time of the course and must still be at school. The JR McKenzie Fund will pay the majority of the course fee for the successful applicants.  The  balance of $324 is to be paid by the applicant together with the travel costs to and from Anakiwa and the medical examination.

The two successful candidates will need to provide medical and other information to Outward Bound before they can be confirmed on the course.

The deadline for returning applications is Monday 27th May 2019.  Late applications are unable to be considered due to the timeframes set by Outward Bound to confirm the applicants. Applications should be posted to:

Shiree Hembrow
C/-The Rotary Club of Christchurch
PO Box 303
Christchurch 8140

Forms and information below

Learning Centre

Learning centre 2017

The Learning Centre (ext: 888) offers a range of services designed to promote and support learning for students with diverse needs.

Most students have Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Action Plans where collaboration takes place with parents/caregivers/whānau and the student, to personalise learning. This may involve teachers, specialist teachers, RTLB service, GSE, Ministry of Education staff, medical specialists, and outside agencies. 

Students with higher level learning needs, and their caregivers and team, are invited to take part in a transition planning meeting and programme during the final year of their contributing school to support their move to MGC.

Parents with concerns about any of their daughter’s learning needs are advised to discuss these with Curriculum Leader Learning Centre at or before enrolment time, so that appropriate supports can be planned and put into place as early as possible.

Supports may include:

  • Individualised programmes for students with ORS funding or Specific Learning Needs
  • Testing and dissemination of information to support learning in mainstream classes, for example, asTTle English and Maths, reading, spelling, dyslexia, and learning strategies
  • Computer-based individualised learning, e.g. Success Maker, Lexia, “Maths Made Easy” and “Reading for Literacy”
  • Dual enrolment with Correspondence School/ Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
  • Modified timetable
  • Time Out card

Scholarship Information

How to Fund Your Study

STUDY LINK

Have a look at www.studylink.govt.nz for information on student allowances, student loans and scholarships.

There are hundreds of scholarships available to help you with your tertiary study! They are not just available to the top scholars so check them out!! 

Check for scholarships on university websites or on Breakout.

 

BREAKOUT

Did you know that on average 30 new scholarships and awards are added to the BreakOut database monthly? Keep checking BreaKOut regularly to catch any new scholarships on offer. 

MGC pays a subscription fee to the Breakout Website. Log on to any school computer then type www.breakout.org.nz into the search bar. This facility is also available at the Blenheim town library. (You will not be able to access it at home)

 

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Each university and polytechnic offer scholarships and grants so check the scholarship page on their websites.

Watch out for closing dates as they could be as early as August of the year preceding your study!

The University of Auckland: Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate scholarships offered by Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara

 

VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

Arrow Foundation Leadership Scholarship

Applications close in October.

For Year 12 & 13 students who demonstrate leadership qualities. Available for all tertiary programmes or courses.

 

Canterbury Bright Start Scholarships

The Canterbury Tertiary Education Millennial Trust was established in 2001 to offer scholarships to students from the Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson and Marlborough regious who have the ability to succeed in tertiary study but who exp[erience financial or significant personal hardship.

First year fees paid for full-time study at CPIT, Lincoln University or University of Canterbury. Applicants must have lived in the South Island north of the Waitaki River for the last 12 months and be likely to experience financial harship in tertiary study.

www.canterbury.ac.nz/Scholarships/regulations/bright_start.pdf

 

Keystone Trust Student Scholarship

For students seeking tertiary education in a course directly associated with the Property Industry:

Architecture, quantity surveying, construction, engineering, property management, real estate, valuation, planning.

Applications close in September. 

www.keystone.org.nz

 

Queenstown Resort College Scholarship
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Adventure Tourism or Tourism Management 
Applications close September. 

More information on any of  these or other scholarships is available in the Careers Resource Centre.

Senior Curriculum

seniorNCEA Level 1

80 Credits at any Level, including 10 credits in literacy and in numeracy.

Literacy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Specified assessment standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards – package of threeliteracy unit standards (total of 10 credits all three required).
  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards (total of 10credits – all three required).

Numeracy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards (total of 10credits – all three required).

NCEA Level 2

 60 Credits at Level 2 or above, plus 20 credits from Level 1 or above, including 10 credits in literacy and in numeracy.

Literacy requirement – minimum of 10 credits from any level through either

Literacy Requirement

  •  Specified assessment standards  - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards (minimum total of 10 credits) or
  • Unit standards – package of three literacy unit standards (total of 10 credits.  All three required.
  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through range of subjects – minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards, total of 10 credits – all three required.

Numeracy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits from any level through either:

NCEA Level 3

60 Credits at Level 3 or above, plus 20 credits from Level 2 or above, including 10 credits in literacy and in numeracy.

Level 3

Literacy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits from any level through either:

  • Specified assessment standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards.  Minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standard – package of three literacy unit standards (total of 10 credits, all three required.
  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards, total of 10 credits, all three required.

Numeracy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits from any level through either:

  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards, total of 10 credits, all three required.

Senior Curriculum - Course Handbook 2018 (Years 11, 12 and 13)

Tracking Sheet 9-13 

Top of The South Trades Academy

For further information on the Top of the South Trades Academy (TOSTA) - see the TOSTA Programme Guide for 2015

 


Junior Curriculum

Year 10 Certificate – minimum 80 points

Endorsement with Merit – requires 50 Merit Points

Endorsement with Excellence – requires 50 Excellence Points

Most full year subjects are worth 20 points and each half-year subject is worth 10 points

Year 9 Course

All Year 9 students at all levels and activities study across learning areas. These areas include full year study in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education. In addition to these courses students will have the opportunity for inquiry learning and be taught essential skills. They also have the option to select from a range of subjects including languages, technology and the arts. The option courses will be half year courses. All courses at this level have clear statements linked to the values, principle and key competencies that are part of the new curriculum.

juniorJunior Curriculum Handbook - Subject Choices - Year 9 2018

BYOD Technical Specifications

Year 10 Course

All Year 10 students will be candidates for the Year 10 Marlborough Girls’ College Junior Certificate. All students will study English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education. Students will then choose four half year options, two for each half year semester. A language (Te Reo, French) will count as two options as this option will be a full year course. Students not choosing a language choose four options from: Art, Drama, Food, Technology, Graphics, History, ICT, Music, Soft Materials and Viticulture. Some NCEA standards will be offered across the curriculum at this level.

Your certificate can be endorsed at Merit or Excellence if you gain sufficient points.

Non Endorsed Certificate = 80 points with less than 50 at merit/ excellence
Merit Certificate = 80 points with at least 50 points at Merit or better (eg 30 Merit and E0 excellence).
Excellence Certificate = 80 Points with at least 50 points at excellence

Junior Curriculum Handbook - Subject Choices - Year 10 2018

Tracking Sheet 9-13