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We need your help to get UC staff 20% off memberships at CCC Pools/Fitness Centres!

  • Do you have a current membership to CCC pools/fitness centres?
  • Do they know you are UC staff?

Once we have 10 UC staff signed up, we all get 20% off our memberships! All you need to do is email Lou Murray (CCC Rec & Sport Membership Administrator) with your CCC membership number so they can flag you as UC staff. There are already 8 of us, so we just need 2 more people to get the discount. If you are considering becoming a member…read on!

With a multi-membership you can use the pools (including the Swimsmart adult lessons), the fitness centres and the group fitness classes at any of the four CCC Recreation & Sport Centres (Jellie Park, Graham Condon, Pioneer and Taiora QEII). You also receive a free personal programme, which includes a tailored plan to meet your goals, and a free follow-up appointment every 12 weeks.

I am also a member of UC RecCentre and LOVE IT, but find it’s great having a CCC membership as well, because I can use their spas/sauna rooms, pools, and saves money when I want to take the kids swimming during the school holidays. It’s a good option in the weekends because I have a CCC centre close to home. They have flexible payment options too.

Lou has already offered to provide staff some free passes, so you can try before you buy. They are exhibiting at The Fitness Expo on Saturday 6 October at Horncastle Arena where they will have giveaways.

Click here for info about membership options and prices.

 

 

Your opportunity to participate in research

Gabrielle Mulder, a student studying their Masters in Child and Family Psychology, is exploring the influence of New Zealand European, Māori and Asian culture on parenting practices and children’s social behaviours.

  • How does culture influence parenting practices?
  • Do parents view their parenting through a cultural lens?
  • How do parents of different cultures perceive their children’s behaviours?
  • What are some of the similarities and differences among cultures in regards to parenting and children’s behaviour?

This project is seeking mothers and fathers of children between 3-5 who identify as either New Zealand European, Māori or Asian (Chinese, Indian, Filipino) to share their views and perceptions around how their culture has influenced their parenting, and their children’s social behaviours, with a view to completing two short questionnaires and an interview.

If you meet the criteria and are interesting in participating, please email Gabrielle Masters, who will be happy to send you through some more information.

‘Obrero’ film screening

All are invited to attend an on-campus screening of the documentary, Obrero next Monday, 6 August.

The largely untold story of the thousands of migrant workers who came to Christchurch from the Philippines following the earthquakes, Obrero details the Filipino workers’ involvement in construction and related industries to help rebuild the city, including the UC campus. 

The workers talk about their dreams, their lives in Aotearoa New Zealand and the contribution they’ve made to our city.

Director Norman Zafra will be available for a Q&A directly following the screening. Zafra is a Filipino documentary maker, currently completing his doctoral studies at Auckland University.

  • Date: Monday 6 August
  • Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm
  • Location: E12 Lecture Theatre

Free careers seminar for parents of teens

Guiding teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world can be a challenge, but UC’s Careers team can help.

Its free Parents as Career Educators seminars are on in August, where UC Career Consultants will talk with parents and caregivers of secondary school aged students (Years 9-13) about how to support their rangatahi in making informed decisions about their futures. 

The seminars will cover:

  • The world of work: looking forward
  • How to make informed career decisions now and in the future
  • How parents can assist
  • Career development resources 

This seminar will be held in the Engineering Core on UC’s Ōtautahi Christchurch campus at 7pm on Thursday 9 August and repeated on 16 and 23 August – so choose the one date that suits you best. 

UC staff and their friends are welcome to attend. Register online via the events website.

Mindfulness for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?

The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) a group for children (age 7-11 years) who struggle with stress, anxiety and their parents to develop skills of mindfulness. 

PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improved focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduced stress. Our recent pilot group at the Psychology Centre also found that PBS is effective at reducing anxiety and improving coping in children.

The group will run between 4 – 5pm, from Wednesday 15 August  for 7 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. The course requires both child and parent/ caregiver to attend, and learn together. The cost of the program is $120.

For more information, call 3693777 or email ann.huggett@canterbury.ac.nz.