Western Leader : January 18th 2011
9 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS www.minedu.govt.nz Applications have opened for the 2012 round of the Ministry of Education's Aspire Scholarship, with at least 50 year 9 Aspire Scholarships available for 2012. The Aspire Scholarship is for students from low income families who would like to attend a New Zealand private secondary school. The scholarship contributes up to $15,000 a year for private secondary school tuition fees and up to $1,500 a year for course related costs, while the student is at that school. The scholarship does not cover boarding fees and cannot be used at state or state-integrated schools. Students are eligible for an Aspire Scholarship if: they will be in year 9 in 2012 • their primary caregiver(s)' joint annual gross income of is $56,000 or less • (not including Working For Families tax credits income) the joint net worth of their primary caregiver(s) is $200,000 or less • (not including household items) they, or their primary caregiver(s), are not beneficiaries of any trusts • (exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis) they are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. • Applications must be received at the Ministry of Education National Office in Wellington by 5pm on 9 May 2011 All eligible applications will go in a ballot and the available scholarships will be drawn at random. For an application pack: visit www.minedu.govt.nz/aspire • email firstname.lastname@example.org • phone 04 463 8262 or your local/regional Ministry of Education office. • Scholarships for students to attend private secondary schools Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga MINISTRY OF EDUCATION EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Fit your studies around your job and family Flexible online learning Simply the BEST! Patrick Sosene Lepua Qualification: Certificate in Freight Forwarding (Operations) Level 4 Position: Station Agent Ididn'twanttoenduponabenefitsoIenrolledatBESTtodoFreight.Ienjoyed studying at BEST because unlike other schools, they focused on one subject/topic for acoupleofmonthsbeforemovingon.Asayoungster,beinginaclasswithmature students taught me to be more respectful and focused on what I was doing. Get qualified for a great job. ENROL TODAY! • Business • Computing • Business Administration • Freight Forwarding • Information Technology • Retail & Business • Tourism & Travel • Teacher Education BEST out performs all other education providers when it comes to delivering results for Pacific students. Visit www.best.ac.nz to see how BEST stacks up. New site for donors There's a new location for people to donate blood in west Auckland. The place to go is now the New Lynn Bible Chapel at 3123 Great North Rd, near the inter- section with Rata St. Donations will no longer be taken at the New Lynn Community Centre. New Zealand Blood Service donor recruiter Bob Richmond says it can not afford to lose any donors because of the shift. We need 1000 units a week to keep up with demand from the hospitals,'' he says. It's a busy time of year because people go away on holiday so we have less donations than we'd like. But blood only lasts for 35 days. So anything we took at the beginning of December is well past its use-by date now,'' he says. And of course accidents do happen at this time of year, so there's more demand for blood.'' Mr Richmond says the Blood Service will be at the Bible Chapel in New Lynn on February 3 and 4. Anyone is welcome to come along and donate. The more new donors the better. Nationally our donor base is drop- ping as people get older. We used to have 25,000 donors nationally and that has dropped by about 1000.'' Drop in to the New Lynn Bible Chapel, 3123 Great North Rd on February 3 between 1pm and 7pm and February 4 between 9am and 2pm. Phone 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800-448-325).
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