Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Whitireia Graduation

Whitireia Graduation

Today’s final combined graduation for Whitireia, for 2012 will see around 800 students graduating in what promises to be a memorable event for all involved.

Two graduation ceremonies will take place today at Te Rauparaha Arena. Students from the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Health and Te Wananga Māori will graduate at 11am followed by students from the Faculties of Business, Service Industries and Trades at 3pm.

Guests at today’s ceremonies will be entertained by Whitireia Music students Sonny Miti and Nofoala Lameko, while Olivia Giles, Whitireia graduate; artist and writer will address attendees at the 11am ceremony and Tim Sheppard, Chair Whitireia Foundation and Porirua City Councillor, at the 3pm ceremony.

“Today we celebrate and honour the achievements of students graduating” said Don Campbell, Chief Executive, Whitireia. “We are proud of every student; we seek to provide them all with a solid foundation on which to build their careers in the professions and industries they have chosen”.

Hone Kingi is graduating today with a Diploma in Outdoor Adventure. He has had a great year at Whitireia this year and has shown tremendous growth in his chosen area of study and profession. He is now fully equipped with the skills required to enter the outdoor adventure industry with confidence - the outdoor adventure industry is waiting for Hone to now become an active part of it –of which he is, with a number of job opportunities in front of him.

In another profession, Certificate in Commercial Broadcasting graduand Shaun Arnst is graduating today after completing six months of study at Whitireia. Shaun has a strong passion for Sports Broadcasting and thanks to his attitude towards his study and learning and ultimately his success; he has managed to secure himself a job in the industry he is passionate about.

Graduation ceremonies are a highlight of the Whitireia academic calendar. They are a celebration of student success and are a hugely satisfying occasion for all involved. Today’s celebrations will see close to 3000 students and invited guests taking part in this grand finale for Whitireia for 2012 – a fitting end to another great and successful year.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news