Golden Key Primary School Mentor


Golden Key Canterbury offers gifted and talented primary school pupils the opportunity to work on a project with a university student who has a shared interest. The project takes place over four weeks during Term 2. This activity is open to all students, not just Golden Key members.

Hours involved in the activity

A minimum of 12 hours. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below.

For this activity you can claim a maximum of one learning and development outcomes per year.


Akiaki Ākonga | Student Experience Team

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

  • Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
  • Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
  • Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
  • Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
  • Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process.
  • Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more successful.