Eastern Courier : July 8th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 8, 2011 NEWS Become a positive influence in Early Childhood Education 7887 MIT000196 If you are excited at the prospect of teaching young children, are passionate about early childhood education, and have a sense of fun, a rewarding career in early childhood education may be just right for you! Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 4) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) Contact us now for a complete list of programmes or more information. Faculty of Education and Social Sciences 0800 62 62 52 | www.manukau.ac.nz APPLY NOW FOR AUGUST 2011 Study at our Queen Street or Manukau Campuses Heat pump tips to save you money Running your heat pump when you don't need it will not save you money. The Energy Efficiency and Con- servation Authority wants people to be aware of the commonly believed myths about heat pumps. The authority has been dealing with calls from people wanting to know if running their heat pumps all the time will reduce their run- ning costs. Most New Zealand homes heat up and cool down quickly so there's no benefit in leaving your heat pump running all the time if you're not home. You're simply paying to heat an empty house,'' senior tech- nical adviser Andrew Smith says. By using your heat pump prop- erly with the timer and thermostat and ensuring your house can hold in the heat with good insulation and curtains, you can get a healthier, more comfortable home that costs a lot less to keep warm.'' How to get the most out of your heat pump this winter: Learn to use the remote. You can adjust the temperature and set a timer so the heat pump turns on and off automatically. Don't use it when you don't need it. If you're going out or not using the room being heated it's cheaper to turn the heat pump off. Turning up the thermostat won't heat the room faster. Don't set the thermostat higher than you need it as it can make your heat pump less efficient. Visit EECA's Energywise website www.energywise.govt.nz for more information. Scrubbed up: Amy Khun from Edgewater College has a turn strapped to the operating table. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Students get work choice injection By PIP BOURKE Injecting oranges was all part of a day's work for east Auckland students last week. Ormiston Hospital opened its doors to 20 year 12 students from Botany and Edgewater colleges as part of Workchoice day on June 27. The day, organised by charity Workchoice Trust, was aimed at providing students with the rel- evant knowledge and resources they need to meet the challenges of the modern workplace. Ward charge nurse James Good- win says students were taken through everyday tasks using a hands-on approach. They learned how to take blood pressure, practised injecting on oranges and dressed in scrubs to learn how an operating theatre works. It was great timing as the day actually coincides with our ward's second anniversary,'' Mr Goodwin says. It's nice that the students can see the challenges we face first hand.'' Hospital chief executive Mark Watson says his team was delighted to help students look into career opportunities within the health sec- tor. As a relatively new organisation to the region, Ormiston Hospital is committed to integrating itself into the local community and this is a wonderful opportunity to interact with some of the regions future workforce,'' he says. The health sector has a wide and varied choice of trades.'' Sixteen-year-old Edgewater Col- lege student Adam Li says he had considered training to be a doctor before his day at the hospital. I'll definitely be heading off to uni to study medicine now,'' he says. Workchoice Day offers a link between New Zealand's future workforce and employers, enabling students to gather knowledge first hand and share experiences of people employed in their field of interest. Go to www.workchoice.co.nz.
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