An Orewa College Testimonial is a statement of what a student has achieved at Orewa College. It would usually include such things as:
Academic achievements Extra curricular activities (e.g. sport, drama, music, debating, leadership) Comments from Staff Attendance data It is a useful summary of your achievements at Secondary school. Sometimes employers ask for a testimonial from your secondary school. It is a very useful addition to your CV.
A reference is often required when applying for a scholarship. A scholarship reference is usually more targeted and so provides more specific information. Your referee (person who writes your reference) needs about 10 days to write a reference for you (so start early)
It is YOUR responsibility to maintain contact with your referee to ensure your reference is provided on time
If a university requires you to nominate a school representative from whom they can request a reference, and you are not sure who to ask, then provide them with the following email address:
Check out University Faculty websites for the scholarships they offer specific to their area of study
Use ‘givME’ website - a scholarship data base: http://generosity.org.nz/subscriber-login available free at school or public library. ‘givMe’ holds details of over 2200 funding schemes.
Mr Shaw was an Hibiscus Coast resident who left to Orewa College students a generous provision for scholarships. These are administered by the Public Trust.
When you apply for a University Residential College or Halls of Residence an Accommodation Reference request is automatically sent to HOD Careers. HOD Careers then completes and submits it. Any queries about Testimonials or References of any kind see Careers. Remember to start early