Wairarapa News : February 1st 2012
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Fashion off the Field 2012 'OFFICIAL HOTEL OF THE HERTZ SEVENS' l M tO i i l 1s The DomPost Fashion Police will be photographing the best costumes at the Hertz Sevens-get snapped to win BIG! HOTEL ESCAPES PAMPERING PRIZES VALUED AT OVER $14,000! FAME $ $ 2 22of $2 +2 SHOPPING Students advised to get 'Sussed' early Tertiary study is a big step, but it could be one of the best decisions you ll ever make. Now you ve got your NCEA results and decided to study in 2012. It s time to get your student allowance or loan Sussed , says Study- Link s general manager, Susan Kosmala. By going online to studylink.govt.nz and getting Sussed today -- students will have one less thing to think about when their courses begin. The Sussed online reality check is available to new and returning students and helps you to work out what you will study and how you will pay for it. Even if students are yet to decide what to study in 2012, they can still go online today and get their applications in to us, says Ms Kosmala. Getting Sussed is easy. Students need: Their bank account number. Their Inland Revenue number. The approximate start and end date of their courses. And an email address. If they have these -- then they re ready to apply online -- and they can do it right now! To help students learn about what they may be entitled to, an online eligi- bility test is also avail- able. This test will help students to get Sussed in applying for financial sup- port. To get applications sorted faster, students are encouraged to receive information from us by email. Returning students are also encouraged to receive their loan contract online, which will further help with the speed of applications, says Ms Kosmala. Susan Kosmala says StudyLink s message to students is very clear: Don t leave your appli- cation process to the last minute. Safe journey to school Getting kids to school can be a trial and transport to school is often taken for granted. The new school year is a good chance to re- evaluate your transport options. Walking: If you think walking to school might be an option, start by walking with your child and see if the option is realistic. If you haven t got time to walk your child and get to work on time, try out the school walk during the weekend. There s safety in numbers, so insist your children walk together the whole way and stress the importance of nobody running ahead or getting left behind. Decide on an appropriate route, keeping in mind roads to cross and any areas you want your children to stay away from. Walk the route with your children and tell them that this is the only path they can take. Point out the safest place to cross roads. Run through what they need to do if they are approached by a stranger, or feel threatened while walking. Walking bus: A walking bus is a bit like car pooling, only it s done on foot. A parent (or other adult volunteer), sets a walking route and picks up children along the way. A walking bus offers the same benefits as your child walk- ing to school on their own but you have the added security of know- ing they will be supervised along the way. The NZ Transport Agency has lots of good how-to ideas on its website. The easiest way to start a walking bus in your area is to get together with parents in your street or block. Biking: Safety issues need to be considered and biking with your child should also take place. You need to make sure your child is confident on their bike and has a clear understanding of road rules. Where possible, your child should take a route away from main roads and use cycle lanes. Before the start of each school term, give your child s bike a thorough check. Car pooling: If location, time or safety means personal cars are your best transport option, then ask around and find out who else is driving from your area. Free school bus: If you live con- siderable distance from your near- est school, you may be eligible for transport assistance. Usually this takes the form of a free school bus. If your child is under 10, you are entitled to assistance if you live more than 3.2 kilometres from the nearest school. For children over 10, the eligible distance is 4.8km. kiwifamilies.co.nz.
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