Wairarapa News : September 14th 2011
31 WAIRARAPA NEWS, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 EDUCATION Almo's Books Southern Wairarapa's Bookstore 42 High St North - Carterton. Ph (06) 379-7103 www.almobooks.co.nz Open 7 Days Spring.....A young mans ( or womans) fancy turns to thoughts of ..Gardening. The snow has melted and the worst of the frosts should be behind us now. Makes it sound like we are in Sweden but it was the reality here in the Wairarapa for a while there. If you need reminding you can get a copy of Penguins Whiteout, the Historic Snows of 2011 from Almo. One of the great feats of publishing as it was in the shop within two weeks of the Hill road reopening. With caulifowers costing their weight in gold there is a lot to be said for growing your own and most of us do have the space in the greatest li le province in the world. There is also a lot of satisfaction in doing it your way, in the words of Frank Sinatra. If you arent quite sure what your way should be Almo can help. He has a big selection of gardening books ranging from old faithfuls like Yates Gardening Guide and Geoﬀ Bryants Complete New Zealand Gardener to Kay Baxters Koanga Garden Guide. There are lots of books on organics, plenty on natives, fruit trees, fower gardening, indoor plants and the selected works of Alan Titchmarsh. Even if your garden is already looking a picture you might want to enjoy a book on the great gardens of the world. You might feel the need for a book on how to cook all that fresh produce or prepare great salads. Or maybe something on the best wines to drink in gardens? Or maybe just a good book to sit in the sun with while you enjoy a rest at the end of a days toil. Almo has just what every gardener needs.. 3439275AH n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n t at t at at at t at a a at t a v v iv iv i iv v iv v iv iv i i i s es es e e es s s es e es e e e es r fr f f fr fr fr fr fr f f f f f f fr r ru ui ui u uii ui ui i u i ui u u ut t t t t t t t t t t t t r tr tr tr t t tr r r tr tr r ree ee ee e ee ee e ee e e ee e e s s s s s s s s s s s sf f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f fo o o o o o o o o ow w we e e we e we w we w we w we w we wer r r r r r r r r r r r r ga a g ga ga g ga ga ga gar rd rd d d d d rd r r rd d d d d rd rd r rd r n n n n e en n en en n en e en en n n en n n e e e in in n in in i n i iin in n n n i g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g i i i i i i i i i i i ind d nd nd nd d nd n nd d nd nd d nd nd d nd d d n n oo o oo o oo o oo o o oo o o oo o o oo o or r r r r r r r r r r r Door opens for educators UCOL Wairarapa early childhood education students now have the opportunity to gain degree qua- lifications. In a partnership between UCOL Wairarapa and the Open Polytech- nic, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) will be avail- able via distance learning, with an on-campus component. It is the first time the Masterton campus has offered degree qua- lifications. Campus principal Angela Hewitt says this will give students valuable face-to-face learning from an experi- enced and qualified lecturer as well as access to all UCOL Wairarapa support services. Ms Hewitt says the mixed mode delivery gives students the best of both worlds. It's especially valuable for people already in early childhood education who want to upskill and improve their knowledge, salary and career prospects. This means they can com- plete the degree while they are still working, with the benefit of on- campus support. We have consulted employers and other stakeholders in the sector to find out what their needs are and how we can provide a solution. The degree fits with their needs and they are all delighted at this opportunity to further raise standards in early childhood education in the Wairarapa. We agree with them that it is preferable to train our best teachers in our own community.'' She adds that employers said they were happy to give their staff time off to take part in the on-campus component which will amount to up to one day a week. Ms Hewitt says as well as those already in early childhood education, the new degree programme will also appeal to school leavers and second chance learners looking for a career change. Ms Hewitt says previous experience shows that the Open Polytechnic degree taught in mixed mode produces excellent results in terms of student success. The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) is a profes- sional teaching degree at Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. It educates and trains students to work effectively with young children and their parents, families and whanau, as well as gain an in-depth understanding of the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities of teaching. UCOL is taking applications now for enrolments on the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Edu- cation) degree programme which starts in February next year. Entry into the degree is subject to a selec- tion process and it is important that students do not apply online but make inquiries directly to the UCOL Wairarapa campus by December 2, 2011. Prospective students should contact Sharon Jolliffe at UCOL Wairarapa on 06 946 2301 or 0800 GO UCOL.
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