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If you work directly with Students, this course is for you!

The first round of Dealing With Students in Crisis – Module One, has been so popular – we have had to run it again next week!

Want to learn how to help our Students when they need it?
Register for Psychological First Aid & Applying the Te Whare Tapa Whā Model  (Module 1 – October 2nd)
Its a good deal…
You’ll get to learn from an amazing facilitator &
hear from our Student Development Team
The best part is…You won’t have to pay a cent!

What if you have completed the first Module?
Do you want to learn more?
There are a further Two Modules you can do!
Go on…register for Modules Two, and/or Three on the L&D Webpage. (October 1st)


Contact the L&D Team if you want to know anything further


Email an open file from Microsoft Office programs

This is a repeat, but I still encounter staff who are overjoyed to discover that you can email a file directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint… in fact, any Microsoft Office program.

This is very useful when you have finished working on a  file and wish to email it – a much quicker (and simpler) option that opening a new Outlook message and attaching the file to it.

  1. Ensure you have the file open  (as you will if you are working on it).
  2. Click the Email button on the  Quick Access Toolbar.

    quickaccesstoolbar

A new email displays, with the file attached to it.

  1. Complete and send the Email message.

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Learning and Development

Press Enter!

Please…learn this tip. It’s agonising to watch people not doing this.

Any time you need to click an OK/Submit/Go button on your computer, this tip is going to save you effort and time!

So, you’ve just finished doing something on your computer, and you need to click the OK/Submit/Go button. Which of the following options is quicker, easier, and more efficient?

Option A: Reach out… find your mouse… move it to see where the cursor is on your monitor… move the mouse cursor to that OK/Submit/Go button… carefully, so you don’t miss… and… click it.

OR

Option B: Press Enter.

Yes, you can just press the Enter key on your keyboard!
This has exactly the same result as clicking the OK/Submit/Go button with your mouse, but it is a lot simpler. And easier!

So next time you need to click an OK/Submit/Go button,
JUST PRESS ENTER!

Note: some systems don’t respond to pressing Enter to activate the OK/Submit/Go button. On those systems you will still need to use the mouse.

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Type on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Macrons

We talked about Using Macrons on an iPhone or iPad, back on the 14  August.

For all you Samsung users, now’s your turn.
Here’s how you type on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Macrons.

(I’m referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 here, but the concept should be the same for other Samsung models. Yes, I’m an iPhone user.)

Macrons are an important part of writing te reo Māori accurately. They indicate vowel length. Vowel length can change meaning.
Want to know more?http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/english/resources_e/index.shtml

To enable a Macron when you’re typing on a Samsung Galaxy S4:

  1. When you’re typing, hold down the key for the character that requires a macron.
    – A small gallery appears, showing different accent examples for that character.
  2. Choose the example with the macron.
    – That character is inserted into your text, with a macron.
  3. Carry on typing.
  4. Repeat this process preceding each character that requires a macron.

NOTE: If you find you are missing the option for ō, install and set up the Google keyboard.

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Have you seen these:
Type on an iPad using Macrons with a Bluetooth keyboard
Type on a PC Using Macrons

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Learning and Development

NZFP – Transitioning into Retirement Seminar

Do I continue to work full-time/part-time?

Do I want to retire?

Can I afford to retire?

What are my choices?

A seminar that explores the choices you have as you transition through the stages from full ‐time work into your idea of retirement, so you have peace of mind and the freedom to enjoy your life. It is  most helpful to those aged 55 plus.

For further information please view the Learning and Development Intranet: Financial Planning or view the seminar flyer.

Venue – Dovedale DA01
Date and Time – 24 September 2015 – 12pm to 1.30pm

To register, please email: shelleyd@chchnzfp.co.nz