Central Leader : April 27th 2011
18 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 27, 2011 NEWS New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Choose a new career in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine! Bachelor Of Health Sciences: BHSc (Chinese Medicine) 4 years BHSc (Acupuncture) 3 years BHSc (Chinese Herbal Medicine) 3 years At the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Auckland (Greenlane) or Christchurch • Internationally recognised • Supportive learning community • Complete clinical training • NZQA approved & accredited • Student loans and allowances • School leaver welcome! 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Photos: ROB MCELDOWNEY Hulking out: Team Hulk belt out their team song. The Flash, the Incredible Hulk and Superman have been parading their powers in the name of sport. More than 160 students from Manukau Institute of Technology's School of Sport took to the fields at the Papatoetoe Sports Cen- tre dressed as super- heroes. But little did they know of a nefarious scheme to manipulate them and derail their day. Each year the applied sport and recreation dip- loma students host a sports day where they skew results, change scores and rile up the certificate students. It's a sociological ex- periment and it's all to see how people value sport, programme leader Michelle Parsons says. We're trying to see if we can change be- haviours,'' she says. To see if people will ques- tion it, accept it or go off their nut.'' Students try to manipulate the environ- ment their peers are participating in to see what reactions they can elicit. Then they apply their results to real- world situations such as the abusive sideline parent. When I look at par- ents on the sideline I think we've allowed that to happen. We've allowed parents to become irate and too involved,'' Mrs Parsons says. The exercise will help the students interact with and change the behaviour of such people when they leave. The experiment has gone so well in past years that Mrs Parsons has had to rescue the senior students from some very upset first- year students. But the qualification is more than an elaborate practical joke. It's a first step towards a tertiary degree, she says. Certificate student Tuafuti Ka says he undertook the qualifi- cation because he has a passion for sports''. His brother and sister both went through the diploma course as well and now have jobs related to sport. Cowboy songs at One Tree Hill The singing cowboy Jock Hume is set to entertain families on May 8 at the One Tree Hill Domain. The country and west- ern singer and busker will perform from 2pm to 4pm at the children's play area in the Domain, near the Manukau Rd entrance. Mr Hume is looking forward to entertaining youngsters on the Sunday after their first week back at school. He started out as the Singing Cowboy in 1970 and is regarded as one of New Zealand's pio- neering buskers. What makes a Bear Park teacher so special? Bear Park teachers: Bring great personal qualities to their role. Entrusting your child to daycare involves making a decision on both practical and emotional levels. Because it involves partnership between yourself, carer and child, you want to be absolutely certain about the quality of teachers to whom you are entrusting your child's keeping. Teachers at Bear Park love working in their environment, because it is designed to stimulate and sustain the children's interest and growth. But if you watch and listen to the teachers, you realise it's a two-way thing -- they have been chosen to work here because of the personal qualities which they bring to the environment. A Bear Park teacher truly listens to the children, engaging them in meaningful explorative learning encounters and encour- aging the self-discovery which makes learning more powerful. They are also good listeners to parents, being responsive to parent and child needs, and pro- viding feedback through regular dialogue and daily records. Parents themselves can contrib- ute to their child's portfolio, with observations on his or her prog- ress. In this way child, parent and teacher become genuine partners in learning. Bear Park teachers have a genuine passion for the important role they play in young children lives. As one director comments, our teachers make Bear Park.'' They are committed to support- ing and encouraging the child to reach their full potential, by empowering them to have a thirst for knowledge. Learning programmes and projects are selected very carefully -- it's no accident that Bear Park is regarded by others as a centre of learning to attempt to emulate. This year Bear Park celebrates 25 years of high quality education and care for families throughout Auckland. Each of the centres is unique and special to its children and families. To learn more about Bear Park's commitment to making a difference for young children aged three months to five years, phone 0800-232-772 or visit www.bearpark.co.nz.
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