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Teslers Time Out Trimester 2 assignments and tests are in full swing at the moment, and many of you are also busy attending Ramadhan and Iftar gatherings. In your spare time check out the activities below and select your favourites!

On Campus

BEd(TESOL) info

Wellington events

Thu 18 Aug - World Cinema Showcase

Tue 16 Aug - ZEALANDIA

Sat 13 Aug - Fundraiser for Horn of Africa Famine

The popular Kiwi comedy Sione’s Wedding brings to life the colour and humour of New Zealand’s urban Samoan community in Auckland, the largest Polynesian city in the world. It broke box office records when it opened in cinemas in March 2006 and a sequel is set to be released in January 2012. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this wonderful film! RSVP to Inge by 5pm Mon 15 Aug for a seat. Thu 19 Aug @5pm, LLC, VZ003

18 to 20 Aug - NZMS Jazz Festival New Zealand school jazz bands from as far afield as Auckland and Christchurch will gather in Wellington from 18 to 20 August to take part in the inaugural NZSM Jazz Festival. Observers are welcome to listen to the best up-and-coming jazz players in the country free of charge! 18 Aug, 8pm, NZSM Concert Hall, Mt Cook Campus. Free entry.

Are you in need of some fresh air amidst all the assignments? Then join us for a visit to ZEALANDIA, the award-winning eco attraction in Karori. You’ll get FREE entrance and a guided walk around the sanctuary. Only 25 places available so book in with Inge ASAP to get a spot. Tue 16 Aug, 10am-12:30pm.

Fri 19 Aug - Netball Session Our Tri 2 Sports Programme kicks off next Friday with fortnightly sports sessions at the Rec Centre. Our first session will be a netball competition between BEd(TESOL) students and LALS staff members - sign up for this now on our Vic Teslers Facebook page! A full schedule of all sports sessions will be sent out soon. Fri 19 Aug, 1-3pm, Main Gym, Rec

Red Rocks Coastal Walk Pencil Saturday 10 September in your calendar for this walk to see the seals at Red Rocks. More information coming soon...

Volunteer Opportunity ELTO Real Talk Programme The English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) Programme brings government officials from developing countries in Asia to New Zealand for English language training. While ELTO officials are studying in Wellington they get the opportunity to spend time with “conversation partners” practising their English. The purpose of this is to give them opportunities for conversations in English, and add to their experience of New Zealand life. You can volunteer for this programme at VUW if you’re prepared to spend an hour or so on a regular basis. E-mail Inge or contact ELTO Programme Manager Hilary Watson directly at Hilary.Watson@accent.ac.nz (18 Kelburn Parade).

Support a good cause and come along to this vibrant evening of African music, food and poetry. All money raised will go towards alleviating the current food crisis in the Horn of Africa region. Guests will include the CEO of UNICEF NZ and many African musicians. RSVP to VicIDS on Facebook or e-mail info@ vicids.org.nz. Sat 13 Aug, 6pm, Thistle Hall (293 Cuba St). Student entry: $8.

Sat 6 Aug to 6 Nov - Oceania exhibitions Oceania is a landmark collaborative project between City Gallery Wellington & Te Papa that brings into focus the lives, dreams and histories of Pacific peoples. It comprises two independent but complementary exhibitions Oceania: Imagining the Pacific at City Gallery, and Oceania: Early Encounters at Te Papa. For more information visit www. oceania.org.nz. $10 entrance.

5 Aug to 3 Sep - EIGHT Eight matches Britain’s most striking young writer with New Zealand’s hottest young actors and here’s the exciting bit…it’s you that does the matching! Each night is a new show, with you choosing the cast of six characters before you enter the theatre. An exciting night of theatre! 5 Aug-3 Sep, Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street. Student tickets: $38 (Bookings: 04 801 7992).

Contact the Social-Cultural Coordinator: inge.deleeuw@vuw.ac.nz Phone: 463 5233 ext. 8703 Mobile: 027 563 5627


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