New help for stu­dents

Napier Courier - - News -

With the Gov­ern­ment’s in­tro­duc­tion of free fees for the first year of univer­sity study, Ro­tary Club of Taradale has had a re­think.

The club usu­ally uses funds from the Kelvin Tre­main Memo­rial Ed­u­ca­tion Trust to sup­port first-year stu­dents. Af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with the lo­cal high schools, the Club called for ap­pli­ca­tions from stu­dents who have dis­played grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion, says Ta­matea High School prin­ci­pal Robin Fabish.

“These were both qual­i­ties that the late Kel Tre­main was renown for in busi­ness, on the rugby field and in his life.” Ta­matea High School sub­mit­ted ap­pli­ca­tions to the Club for two stu­dents — Deane Peters and Atiesha Har­ris. Deane is a Year 13 stu­dent who suf­fered a se­ri­ous head trauma as a re­sult of a cycling ac­ci­dent when he was in Year 10.

“In spite of this he has worked hard on re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and his stud­ies. He in­tends to take a de­gree at univer­sity next year and funds from the trust will help him with the tu­tor­ing sup­port that he some­times needs,” Robin says.

Atiesha is a Year 10 stu­dent who played Ross Shield rugby in Year 8 and has played in the lo­cal girl’s rugby com­pe­ti­tion for the last two years.

“Although she is only small, she is a speedy winger with a huge heart and great at­ti­tude on the field and in the class­room,” the school said.

Funds were made avail­able to Ateisha to buy a Chrome­book to as­sist in her learn­ing in the BYOD (Bring Your Own De­vice) en­vi­ron­ment at Ta­matea High School.

“I am very grate­ful for the sup­port the Ro­tary Club of Taradale has given to Ta­matea High School and the other Napier sec­ondary schools. The more we can all do to sup­port the young peo­ple of Napier, the bet­ter for our com­mu­nity,” Mr Fabish said. Er­rol New­port, EIT re­pro­graphic tech­ni­cian shows a batch of the lat­est cer­tifi­cates soon to be pre­sented.

More than 3300 cer­tifi­cates and diplo­mas are pro­duced in­house by EIT each year to val­i­date the suc­cess of stu­dents in their achieve­ments.

Be­tween now and Christ­mas a quar­ter of these will be handed to grad­u­ates in six award cer­e­monies in Hawke’s Bay, Gis­borne and Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay.

Other cer­e­monies, in­clud­ing the full grad­u­a­tion of de­gree and hon­ours qual­i­fi­ca­tions for stu­dents at the Hawke’s Bay, Taira¯ whiti and Auck­land cam­puses are held ear­lier in the year. Events are also held at the Auck­land cam­pus pro­gres­sively through the year.

De­scribed as a well-oiled ma­chine, the process of pre­par­ing and check­ing cer­tifi­cate de­tails by re­pro­graphic and fac­ulty ad­min­is­tra­tion staff is the most time-con­sum­ing as­pect.

The ac­tual print­ing takes a mat­ter of min­utes, with 100 cer­tifi­cates a minute fly­ing through EIT’s in­house Fuji Xerox Ver­sant 3100 press, af­fec­tion­ately called Guy.

Atiesha Har­ris, Year 10, Ta­matea High School, with Ange Tre­main, Ro­tary Club of Taradale.

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