Kiwi Host

Activity

Kiwi hosts assist the Kiwi Host Coordinator with coordinating their assigned teams through activities and acting as a peer mentor for TCU students. 

Hours involved in the activity

Up to two modules of 12 hours per module. 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. 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Kiwi Hosts will undergo a selection process upon application. Applications close May 31st. Applicants must be 2nd year and above, live on campus and be a domestic student. 

Training Provided

Relevant training and continued support will be provided and attendance will be mandatory. 

Contact

Elisabeth Baker
Email: elisabeth.baker@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

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

  • A1 - Communication - You communicate in a bicultural and culturally responsive manner with people of a different cultural background.
  • A3 - Leadership - You demonstrate your sound knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga and kawa (marae protocol) when building relationships within the team.
  • A4 - Learning - You recognise that learning in a different cultural setting can be challenging and may require different or new approaches.
  • A6 - Problem Solving - You demonstrate a holistic approach to problem solving and seek to apply this in a bicultural context.

Note – In order to claim for Bicultural Confidence and Competence you must complete a training session. Contact us for more information. 

  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
  • B3 - Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
  • B5 - Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • B6 - Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
  • B7 - Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
  • B8 - Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process.
  • C1 - Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • C2 - Initiative and Enterprise – You plan and generate solutions to cope with changes.
  • C3 - Leadership – You successfully organise and manage a team.
  • C5 - Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • C6 - Problem solving – You resolve an issue with a customer, client or team member.
  • C7 - Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more successful.
  • C8 - Teamwork – You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • D1 - Communication - You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms.
  • D4 - Learning - You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
  • D6 - Problem solving - You test what works in a situation and develop strategies to resolve issues.
  • D7 - Self-Management - You take responsibility for your own work.
  • D8 - Teamwork - You cooperate with different working styles and seize opportunities to learn from others.
Matrix intersection points for Kiwi Hosts (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity?