April 25, 2014

Employers Look for Right Attitude

This Wellington Dominion survey is probably even more relevant today than it was back in 1995.

Almost half of all unemployed people hold educational qualifications but in a recent survey employers ranked qualifications at the bottom of a list of 20 desirable attributes for selecting potential employees, the Employment Service says.

In a survey of 500 randomly selected employers, qualifications came last in traits employers considered most desirable for employees. Top of the list was:

  1. attitude followed by:
  2. honesty
  3. tidy appearance
  4. amiability
  5. enthusiasm
  6. reliability
  7. communication skills
  8. motivation
  9. punctuality
  10. experience
  11. flexibility
  12. fast learning
  13. efficiency
  14. commitment
  15. knowledge
  16. education
  17. interest
  18. personality
  19. stability
  20. willingness to work
  21. skills AND
  22. qualifications

(From Wellington Dominion, 6 October 1995.)

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated: 30 September 2013:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Exemption Form online:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

This link is motivational:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Coming Events:http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/

Kai Iwi Lakes Campout, Home Educators and Friends now from 18 February 2014

Please note the date change – this is now from 18 February

From the organisers:

We would like to invite Home Educators and friends to join us for a summer camp at Kai Iwi Lakes from 18 February 2014 (stay as long as you like).

Families will need to supply all camping and cooking needs as the only facilities are clean public toilets and fresh cold water. We can meet together for meals, games etc if you wish. Also bring bikes, sports gears, board games, water gear, boats and life jackets (younger children may need to swim in them and for water sports).

We’ll be camping at the Promenade Point Camp grounds at the far end of the camp, which is smaller and has trees and good swimming. Camp sites aren’t marked out so families can choose their spot.

If you have family or friends keen to come please add them to this page….

Check out this link for fees and and more info…..

https://secure.zeald.com/kaiparadistrictcouncil/Service%20%20Info/Community%20Spaces/Taharoa%20Domain%20Kai%20Iwi%20Lakes?mv_pc=14880

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Letter from Paula Bennett concerning beneficaries and home education

Update 5/10/12: Make a submission: Reject compulsory Early Education for 3 year olds

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Here is the letter from Paula Bennett — all bad news for home educators on a benefit.

 

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Reading this response I realise that this is a process we are going through at the moment – The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill.

So we can now make submissions to this Bill leading up to the 1st reading of the Bill – more on this when I find out exactly what this involves and the timeline of events for this bill.

OK this bill was first introduced 17 September 2012 http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2012/0067/latest/DLM4542304.html

Download PDF (2.7MB)

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 16 September 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

 

YouTube with Craig

Craig Smith of the Home Education Foundation and face behind the Home Education Q&A channel introduces himself. A participator in the home education movement for over 30 years, Craig was a pioneer and leader in the movement in New Zealand. He was the husband of Barbara and father to four natural, three adopted and one permanently fostered child under a guardianship arrangement and six grandchildren. His youngest child was born in 2005 so he had planned to be in the game for many more years to come. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer 4 August 2011 and went to glory 30 September 2011.

146 Youtube video clips recorded from 18 August to 6 September 2011. Craig passed to Glory 30 September of a Brain Tumour – Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) .

Please click on links below to view video.

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 18 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 19 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 20 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 21 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 23 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 25 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 30 August 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 1 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 2 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 4 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 5 September 2011

Q & A with Craig Smith recorded 6 September 2011

please come back soon more to be uploaded to this website

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

New 8 September Craig Smith’s Health page 6 click here

 

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Maths week 2012

This year Maths Week is better than ever, with new challenges, games, and awesome prizes (rules for bidding for prizes).

To register for the great looking free math resources, click “register” on the right hand side & sign up as a student. Enter your details & school as “home school” and you’ll be registered. Lots of prizes & rewards.
Start clicking to play games, do puzzles, answer tricky questions and win great prizes!!! It’s free and anyone at school  and home educator in New Zealand can play.
This site contains free resources for teachers, along with activities and competitions for students of all ages.


Register now to sign up for Maths Week.


Last year more than 100,000 students and adults participated in New Zealand Maths Week.


 

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 10 August 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/