Experience Ara

Experience Ara at one of our Taster days, Master classes and Holiday workshops

Experience Ara is all about giving you a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on taster days, holiday programmes and workshops in a wide range of subjects. Events are held throughout the school year and most are free. Depending on the activity, you might meet tutors and current students, use our industry-standard facilities to undertake tasks and challenges, or just have a great time learning about a subject you’re really interested in.

Check out what’s happening this year:

Get a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on junior and Senior Tasters, information sessions, and holiday workshops or earn some extra credits with our assessed STAR courses in a wide range of subjects.

We offer tours at each of our five campuses, by arrangement. Book a tour today using our online request form.

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Social Work & Human Services Information Session

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Information and preparation
  • Location: Christchurch

Sparky for a Day

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch

SportSmart

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster; Holiday workshop
  • Location: Christchurch

Te Reo Beginners

  • Duration: 17 x 3 hours
  • Cost: $565
  • Type: STAR courses
  • Location: Christchurch

The Art of Hospitality - Cookery

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

The Art of Hospitality - Restaurant

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Trades - Year 10 Junior Taster

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Junior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Undercover Boss

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Web Design for Mobile Devices & Intro to JavaScript

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch

Welder for a Day

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

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