Manukau Courier : February 24th 2011
5 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS CRICOS: 01241G, 03135E SUNDAY 27 FEBRUARY WHEN: Call in any time between 11am and 4pm. WHERE: Manukau Institute of Technology, Room NR112, NR Block, North Campus, (Through gate 11, north end of Otara Road, Manukau). Alternatively, call MIT on 0800 MBA DBA (0800 622 322) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack. MBA DBA Information Session Individual. Inspirational. Innovative. invest in your future with a Postgraduate Business Degree If you want to get ahead in your career and maintain your lifestyle, come to an information session to find out why our postgraduate business degrees are a great way to invest in your future. These degrees from Southern Cross University, Australia, have been specifically designed to work around you and your lifestyle. They are offered exclusively in New Zealand in collaboration with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) as fully supported distance learning programmes that in Australia rated '5 stars' for getting a job (Good Universities Guide to MBA & Management programs 2009). 7741 000157 subs SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM rOunD THe BaYs PORTS OF AUCKLAND www.roundthebays.co.nz ENTER NOW! SUPPORTING THESE GREAT CHARITIES Grants open door for preschoolers Scholarships: Tots like Shanike Thompson, 3, can get to enjoy classes at Otahuhu's Wee Wisdom Montessori Tuakana Teina thanks to a new scholarship scheme for toddlers. Toddlers are being offered scholarships to help make sure they get a good start in life. Otahuhu preschool Wee Wisdom Montessori Tuakana Teina has launched eight preschool scholarships, each to the value of $5500 a year. The scholarships are available to children of low income families. They come as a help- ing hand in the present climate of recession and budget cuts, such as those which have hit the early childhood edu- cation sector this month, says the school s princi- pal Claire Nesdale. Despite cuts to its funding, the school is determined to stay true to the founding princi- ples of Montessori teach- ing, long associated with opening doors for chil- dren to access a quality education, regardless of their background and circumstances, she says. We want to ensure a Montessori education is accessible to families passionate about early childhood learning but who need a helping hand to make that a reality. As far as we know we are the first Montessori preschool in the country to offer a scholarship programme and we re proud to be able to sup- port local families in this way. Montessori Method founder Maria Montes- sori described the inter- nationally renowned education system as the keys to the world . She believed as we do that every child, given the opportunity, has the desire to learn and the potential to become a successful and valued member of our society, Ms Nesdale says. The key here is timing -- the first six years of life are the most fertile when person- alities and views of the world are shaped and formed. A child who exper- iences learning through self exploration and dis- covery at this time will blossom and enjoy learn- ing for life. The school has been running since 2004 and has grown to offer both a preschool and an infant and toddler centre. Eight Keys to the World Scholarships are available. Applicants must be aged two to three, be willing to attend the school five days a week and fit income criteria. Siblings will be con- sidered on a case by case basis, Ms Nesdale says. Phone 276-1679, email adminotahuhu@wee wisdommontessori.co.nz or go to http://tuakana. weewisdom montessori.co.nz/ scholarships.html for more information and an application form. Applications close on March 31. Gilmour's wife dies The wife of comedian Ewen Gilmour has died after a long battle with cancer. Catherine Gilmour, 36, died last Saturday. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour several years ago while her hus- band was serving on the Waitakere City Council. Mr Gilmour resigned in 2007 to spend more time with his ailing wife and the pair settled into a quieter life at Port Waikato. Both were big fund- raisers for the Variety -- The Children s Charity. Mr Gilmour is also a longtime supporter of the Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust. He donated his services at the trust s large Operation Heal fundraising evening in December. Proceeds from the function will help pur- chase high tech equip- ment for the National Burn Centre. Ewen s help meant a lot to us, trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. Our love and support goes out to Ewen and all those family and friends affected by his loss.
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