New help for students
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.