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King’s Education We would like to extend a special welcome to King’s Education where we can help you reach your goals. We invite you to join us at our wonderful school to learn, and enjoy yourself at the same time.
How Can King’s Help Me? • King’s is an experienced education provider, with registered approval from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and delivers only Government approved courses • Modern, central city location in the ‘heart’ of Christchurch • Up-to-date equipment including interactive audio visual theatres and online teaching • Quality teachers, some with university teaching experience and credentials • King’s specialise in providing a range of training courses for international students
Why Choose Christchurch? • Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island • Christchurch has distinctive summer and winter seasons, local activities include skiing, sailing, golf, kayaking and surfing • Museum, Art Gallery, Market Stalls, Aquarium and Cultural Arts Centre within walking distance of the city centre • Christchurch has more parks than any other city in New Zealand • It is 22% cheaper to live in Christchurch than it is to live in Auckland • Students at King’s benefit from being very close to the library, city shops and eating establishments, as well as being handy to the excellent transport systems • Top quality education in a pleasant, safe, learning environment • Friendly helpful people
Finding Employment in New Zealand King’s Certificate in Early Childhood Education Orientation helps teachers to become more employable in New Zealand. It equips teachers with:
Early Childhood Education Industry In 2012 all early childhood teachers in New Zealand will be required to be qualified. This combined with an increased demand for early childhood centres to cater for a growing population means New Zealand is facing significant shortages of qualified early childhood teachers. Qualified teachers in most overseas countries are able to convert their qualifications and experience to enable them to work as registered teachers in New Zealand. King’s will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to find and retain work in New Zealand.
Knowledge of what to expect in the workplace
Strategies to meet possible work-based problems
Awareness of the way early childhood centres are structured in New Zealand
Awareness of the changes you may have to make to your teaching style
Immigrants seeking employment have an advantage with King’s Certificate in ECO. Employers can be assured that you understand the philosophy and requirements of New Zealand early childhood centres. You can be confident at negotiating higher rates of pay that are appropriate to your qualifications and experience.
King’s Education Certificate in New Zealand
Early Childhood Education Orientation (ECO) This course is an intensive twelve-week orientation programme for immigrants wanting to work as early childhood teachers in New Zealand. It is designed to orientate teachers to New Zealand culture and lifestyle, the expectations of the New Zealand early childhood education workplace and to Te Whariki – the New Zealand Early Childhood Education Curriculum. It is common for new immigrants to face cultural and dialect issues in a new country. This course is designed to ensure your immigration to New Zealand is a success, because it will provide the opportunities for you to learn about the particular early childhood environment of New Zealand. It will help you to create successful relationships with your new teaching colleagues and the parents and children who attend the centres where you will be working. On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate awareness of the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an early childhood teacher working in New Zealand. You will have suitable tools and new skills which will empower you to be active members of your new community.
Steps to Becoming a Registered Teacher in New Zealand
Apply to NZQA to have your education training assessed for early childhood education teaching in New Zealand.
Get your English level to 7.0 IELTS in all 4 skill areas.
Apply to the New Zealand Teacher’s Council for preliminary registration as an early childhood teacher.
Come to King’s to gain an NZQA approved Certificate in Early Childhood Orientation (for work in New Zealand).
Gain a job in NZ teaching young children.*
Course Content Three components to support the successful long-term immigration of each early childhood teacher will be covered in the course. • Introduction to Aotearoa / New Zealand and the Te Whariki-Early Childhood Curriculum • Professional Skills of an Early Childhood Teacher in New Zealand • Diversity in the Early Childhood setting. You can expect classes to include; short lectures, class discussions, reflective learning sessions, peer tutoring, class readings, videos / DVDs, practical obvservation exercises and role plays.
Entry Requirements Applicants must have: • An Education qualification from overseas • Relevant teaching experience • Preliminary registration with the New Zealand Teachers Council.
• A minimum English language level of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent across all four skill areas.
Starts first Monday of each month. *Gaining a job in NZ is solely at the discretion of Immigration NZ
You can expect the best at King’s the very best in education, facilities and student support services FREE computer and internet access in most classrooms FREE bilingual speaking counsellors FREE FREE FREE FREE ECO Course Cost: 12 Weeks $4,500 ($375 per week)
assistance with immigration enquiries academic course planning advice airport pick-up for homestay students weekly activities, which may include: horse-riding, cooking, gondola ride, cultural experience, boating on the Avon River, etc.
FREE rice, tea and coffee FREE weekly King’s English Assessment - IELTS-based
“Welcome to King’s Education. We hope that you will find your time with us memorable and rewarding. We look forward to seeing you successfully reaching your goals.” - Brian Taylor, Managing Director
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King’s Education is located just a short walk to Christchurch’s city centre and its attractions. Our courses have been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). King’s Education has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/international.
King’s Education Limited Corner Madras and Cashel Streets, Level 3 CTV Building, 249 Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand Phone: +64 3 962 7390 Fax: +64 3 962 7447 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
King's Education - Early Childhood Orientation