Life skills through movement

Learning a martial art offers more than getting a great work out, as children learn valuable life skills at the same time. Proactive Martial Arts hosts a range of kids’ classes designed to encourage strong values, confidence, coordination and fitness. “All our classes have been …

Active adventures

Springtime in Christchurch is green, sunny and warm, so TOM AND JAMIE HART look at ways to head outside and add incidental exercise into any child’s day. Statistically, over 30 per cent of Kiwi kids are now overweight or obese. As we know, exercise through …

Mature students thrive at UC

At the UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY, mature students are finding the flexibility and support they need to succeed, even while juggling busy family life. Changing careers can be daunting, particularly when change requires university study. Starting, or returning, to university as a mature student can be …

Learn practical skills and get qualified

Whether you’re interested in agriculture, horticulture, horses or rural animal technology, the NATIONAL TRADE ACADEMY offers school leavers and mature students the opportunity to earn qualifications in a hands-on learning environment. Based just 10 minutes from Christchurch city, NTA provides training and education that leads …

‘Practice makes progress’

JOSH VAN BERKEL considers the true power of practice. According to popular opinion – the number one fear in the world is public speaking – death, is number two.  Which means, (as comedian Jerry Seinfeld once pointed out) if we were given the choice at …

Giving it a go

Head of the Centre for Innovation at St Margaret’s College, LINDA CHONG speaks fervently about inspiring girls to ‘give it a go’ when it comes to technology and innovation. By KATE BARBER The astounding pace of technological change means that many of the jobs that …

How teeth affect face shape

A common question GRAHAME DUTTON of Duxton Dental gets asked is about the shape of children’s faces – and how teeth influence the jawline. Generally, at primary school our kids have a convex profile with the forehead and chin sitting behind the nose or mid …