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SCC Library Refurbishment & Virtual Careers Expo

Library Refurbishment

Libraries everywhere are constantly striving to engage young people and ours is no exception! In recent months and with the assistance of our PTA, we have made several changes that have made the space more user-friendly. Firstly, we created a hub at the back of the library by reconfiguring several sofas into a small group space. This then freed up our alcoves with their expansive views out to Evans Bay and Cook Strait and allowed us to create a couple of beautiful, quiet study spaces that take advantage of the views, but which also afford some privacy.

The furniture we chose for the alcoves consisted of bar-style tables and stools, made by Cintesi, a New Zealand company based in Tauranga. It is stylish and hard-wearing, and the girls have commented very favourably. We’d like to thank the PTA for their generous support with purchasing this furniture –it has made a real difference.

We are hoping to keep working on updating the library, but this has been a start that has been much welcomed by the girls.

Virtual Careers Expo


Date: Thursday 18th June: 12-8pm

Friday 19th June: 9-5pm


I would highly encourage students, parents and/or caregiver to participate in this Expo. There will be over 40 Tertiary Education providers, including all eight New Zealand Universities, plus a wide range of Polytechnics, Wananga and Private Tertiary Providers.

Attendees will enter into a virtual ‘exhibition hall’ and can browse through the participating providers, visiting their virtual stands and engaging in live chats with representatives from each institution. Attendees need to register individually on the link above to login and be able to access information at any time during the opening hours.

Explore - Wander through our virtual expo hall featuring top providers and institutions from

across NZ

Discover- Visit the Webcast Hub to watch seminars and feature from exhibitors

Engage- Chat with staff to find out more about each institution

Webcast Timetable

Each provider will host a 20-minute webinar session, where attendees can participate in a live Q&A.

Please note these will also be available on demand once the expo has ended.

Year 9 and 10 students will be given time on Thursday during Social Studies to access this Expo, but Year 11 – 13 will be need to use their study periods, Gateway class, or their own time after school.

If you require any further information or just have a question, please contact Heather Miller – St Catherine’s College Careers Advisor on 04 9398988 ext. 830 or email on

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