Thinking

Thinking is about using creative, critical, and metacognitive processes to make sense of information, experiences, and ideas. These processes can be applied to purposes such as developing understanding, making decisions, shaping actions, or constructing knowledge. Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency.

Students who are competent thinkers and problem-solvers actively seek, use, and create knowledge. They reflect on their own learning, draw on personal knowledge and intuitions, ask questions, and challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions.

Gateway Workplace Safety and Health

19/03 Unfortunately forgot about this course today - got confused with First Aid course next week. So have not done this course. Need to check emails regularly when committing to Gateway Courses/Work experience.

09/03/2020 - Enrolled in Workplace Safety and Health at Pro Med instructor Mark Taylor and this will be a 2-day health and safety course at Papanui Bowls Club, Condell Ave on 19th & 20th March starting at 8.45am
Covers the following Unit Standards

497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements Level 1 - 3 credits

Gateway Building and Construction

2/3 talked to Jack - wants to do L2 Gateway Building and Construction programme this year and possibly L3 next year. Wants to do apprenticeship eventually. Came from Kaiapoi this year. Has done Safety and Health and possibly First Aid before.
I emailed BCITO
Amanda from BCITO will send MOU and details of how to get Jack started - we will have this talk when Amanda visits next week

Gateway Service IQ Countdown Seeds

5/3 had chat about what Evan wants to do - get a job in a bike shop.
Suggested starting with Gateway Countdown Seeds or Warehouse Red Shirts or similar.

Longer term Bike shop work experience may be possible?

Sent Evan info on this and First Aid course as good things to put on CV

Evan shared his CV with John for comment.

Gateway Customer Service training:
https://www.serviceiq.org.nz/schools/gateway-training/gateway/

Gateway Service IQ Countdown Seeds

23/2 Meeting with Josh about Gateway aims this year. Has customer service experience - works in cafe
Did Barista course last year.
Sent Josh the links to Countdown Seeds and MacDonalds Oasis. He will get back to John after he has talked to his Dad
16/3 CV prepared and sent. Interviewed with Kiri McArthur of Service IQ for Countdown Seeds Programme at Countdown Church Corner on Fridays in Term 2. Successful interview. Starting on Friday 1 May. Let John know if black trousers or black shoes needed before start.

Gateway Countdown Seeds Programme

17/2 Interviewed with Service IQ Lynska for Red Shirts and Countdown Seeds. Decision to wait until Term2 for Countdown Seeds programme as this can be on Fridays which is better.
16/3 CV prepared and sent. Interviewed with Kiri McArthur of Service IQ for Countdown Seeds Programme at Countdown Church Corner on Fridays in Term 2. Successful interview. Starting on Friday 1 May. Let John know if black trousers or black shoes needed before start.

Gateway Warehouse Red Shirts

Interviewed for Warehouse Red Shirts on 14/2 and accepted - starts Wednesday 19/2 at 8.45.

18/2 Lynska reports doing ok but late by 5min on first day

20/2 Bus timetable sorted out for future Wednesday starts.

Info on drivers licence - Kirsty advises Jarrad pays for licence, Youth AA membership ( to get 3 free lessons) and 20 practice tests for $20. Jarrad keeps receipt and gives them to Jill who will refund,

4/3 Lynska reports that Jarrad is doing well:
Unit Standards covered already:

62 Personal Presentation & Positive Attitude Yes

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