Manukau Courier : February 3rd 2011
11 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 Advertising Feature training Education& Need a jump start into university? New Start General is a preparation programme designed for people over 20 years without university entrance who need to gain skills and conﬁdence to undertake University degree study. The programme will improve your academic ability and skills and introduce you to a range of subjects to help you decide on further study. Study location: Manukau Institute of Technology, Otara Duration: 13 weeks. Tuesdays 1 March - 24 May, 6-8pm Cost: $598.00 Contact Kahu Pou for more information and an application pack on 0800 864 266 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/newstart Tel: 09 276 0576 Txt: 021 168 4879 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.floristry.school.nz AUCKLAND'S MOST ESTABLISHED & RESPECTED FLORISTRY SCHOOL SAVE with low fees ENROLLING NOW! 32 WEEK COURSE, Full Time 9.00am --- 4.00pm Introductory Level 3 Starts February 2011 Enrol Now! Limited Numbers Available Visit our website or phone us NZQA & Youth Guarantee Approved Don't hope you'll succeed. KNOW you can with NZMA. If you're 16-17 years old and you have left or are thinking about leaving high school, talk to us today. We can help you achieve what you want in life with practical course study and supportive tutors, all for free. Take control of your future today. Call NZMA now and take the next step toward the life you want. your future starts here NZMAYMC1a CALL 0800 00 NZMA (0800 00 6962) VISIT www.nzma.ac.nz Target Education aiming for success For more information phone or visit us at: 21 Charles Street Papatoetoe, Ph: 277-6872 Free Courses Enrol Now English for Speaker of Other Languages Communication Skills Interview Skills Work experience Assistance with employment or further studies Focus on Computing and Careers (Youth 16-18 years old) National Certifcate in Computing Customer Services Employment Skills National Certifcate in Social Services Level 4 (16-25 years old) Training for Employment & Accounting and Offce Administration National Certifcate in Computing National Certifcate in Business Administration National Certifcate in Employment Skills Assistance Offered Travel allowance Gain employment or further studies Friendly and supportive environment TEC eligibility criteria applies (NZQA Accredited) Summer trauma' season highlights child safety risks Summer is an exciting time for Kiwi families. With the days longer and sunnier, it offers an excellent time for trips to the beach, bush, and a variety of outdoor activi- ties. Summer however is also called the Trauma Season' among medical professionals due to the dramatic increase in pre- ventable deaths and serious injuries to chil- dren Unfortunately sum- mer injuries aren't lim- ited to skinned knees and scraped elbows. New Zealand has some of the highest rates of prevent- able child injuries within the OECD, which rises sharply during the sum- mer months,'' says Ann Weaver, Director of Safe- kids New Zealand. Along with high temperatures and sun- shine, this holiday period brought with it many incidents of the following injuries: Kids seriously burned after causing fire after playing with lighters and matches, falling into hot pools, and by spilt hot drinks and kettles. Drowning and near drowning at beaches, rivers and pools, and kids getting into serious trouble while playing in vessels on open water. Kids falling, crashing, loosing control at speed downhill, and children struck by vehicles while cycling. Children injured and killed in car crashes, some unrestrained. Chil- dren left in cars or left to play around cars unsupervised. Also reported in the media were children seriously injured or killed after being run over on home driveways and church car parks, by lawnmowers, poisoning injuries, falls, and in collisions and crashes with trains, cars and motorcycles. According to Safekids, information and inter- ventions to prevent these injuries are already available. As parents and caregivers, we all have to do better at taking res- ponsibility and control of protecting our children, ensuring they are adequately supervised and safe at all times,'' Ann says. Safekids' top tips his summer season: Keep lighters and matches out of reach and out of sight, and beware of children when holding a hot cup of tea, coffee or kettle. When in unfamiliar surroundings, always stay within sight and reach of young ones (one to five years). Actively supervise older kids (six to 14 years) when they are in, on and around water. Encourage kids to learn bike skills and safety, and insist that they wear a helmet. Check for children before driving off, and teach kids not to play in driveways and car parks. Kids should use a child restraint or booster seat until they are 148cm tall. For more information in keeping kids safe at home, at play and on the road, visit www.safekids.org.nz.
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