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Teslers Time Out I hope that you feel relaxed and stress free now that the exams are over. There are many interesting events on offer during summer in Wellington ,but if you plan to explore the country, have safe and happy travels!

Vic and Education Get Involved at Victoria Check out this great website, helping Vic students to get connected and involved. It features information on becoming a class rep, international buddy and mentor, as well as leadership and volunteer opportunities! www.victoria.ac.nz/home/study/ getinvolved/

Mon 21 Nov - Speak Up for Education Rally The NZ Tertiary Education Union is planning a short, sharp, fantastic and flamboyant rally with a simple message: We need to speak up for public education this election and politicians need to listen. This will be a chance to hear speakers and performers passionate about quality education, from early childhood right through to tertiary level. Come dressed in fiery tones and bring your off key singing voice, or simply stroll through to hear what teachers and educators demand!

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Wellington events

ASEAN film festival 2011

Sun 13 Nov – Wellington Santa Parade

This weekend the countries of ASEAN will be putting on a film festival at the Soundings Theatre at Te Papa. Admission to all screenings is free. Please see the attached for the schedule and a synopsis of the Malaysian film “Papadom”.

Santa is joined by an array of fun friends, including Kung Fu Panda, Spongebob Squarepants and Bugs Bunny in this spectacular secular celebration! The parade moves down Lampton Quay, Willis Street, Mercer Street, Victoria Street and Manners.

Sat 12 Nov, 3.45pm

Sun 13 Nov (20 Nov if raining). Starts 2pm on Lampton Quay. Free!

Summer programme An email has been sent out with a summer programme document, listing some of the events happening in Wellington over summer. Please keep an eye on the links I have included in the document for more info. Sat 12 Nov, 3.45pm

Asmaa Bouhalba last day at work! I had so much fun running events for you. Have a great summer!

Mon 21 Nov, 5-6pm. Cuba St Mall.

25-27 Nov Botanic Gardens Rose Festival There are hundreds of beautiful roses blooming at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden this month. Have a picnic, wander the gardens at your own pace or join a guided walk to learn more. Vote for your favourite rose to win prizes! There is also a Rose Show, showcasing Wellingtonian’s best blooms! Free coffee at the Treehouse cafe for anyone named Rose; now I wonder when the Fern festival will be! Guided walk: Sun 27 Nov, 11am. $4. Meet at the fountain. Rose Show: Sun 27 Nov, 10.30am – 3pm. Free!

Until 5 Dec - Pilgrimage

Goodbye Robyn Giles! In this last issue of our newsletter we would like to bid a final farewell to Robyn Giles, and express our thanks for the support and kindness she has offered to our students during the last 2 years. We wish her all the best with her future plans!

The Rugby World Cup may be over (and ours!) but Kiwi’s passion for the sport never fades. Pilgrimage is a light box photography exhibition. The photographers move beyond the game itself, to look at the ways rugby permeates our lives, landscapes and national identity; something we have all witnessed firsthand this year! Until 5 Dec, Courtenay Place Park. Free!

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


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