Servilles Academy Continues to Celebrate Success Servilles
Academy of Hairdressing has received three of the four awards at the annual New Zealand Association of Private Education Provider?s awards in Wellington! Tutor of the Year: Hairdressing Tutor,Glenn Mercer Support Person of the year: Education Manager, Maryke Botes: Student of the Year: Vladimir Moiseev Fellow Servilles student Sean Peau receiving runner up.
With many initiatives to support students and their learning holistically, Servilles Academy is dedicated to providing quality education and student experience.Winning at the NZAPEP Awards combined with the win in June of the Australasian Education Organisation of the Year at the Schwarzkopf Hair Expo in Sydney is confirmation of the academy?s excellence and commitment to providing highly skilled graduates for the industry.
Education Manager Maryke Botes has pioneered new student support and flexible learning models at the academy.?Nothing worthwhile comes easy, hard work is the only way to accomplish results that last. It was a team effort and I couldn?t have done it without the support of the amazing people working at Servilles academy. What a wonderful company to work for!? says Maryke. Since its establishment in 1993, the Servilles Academy of Hairdressing has provided the industry with more than 1800 highly-skilled graduates including recent graduate and up and coming stylist Vladimir Moiseev who is already making waves in the hairdressing industry. Winner of the 2010 NZ Fashion Week New Talent Competition and now Student of the year Vladimir says he feels ?absolutely amazing!Being rewarded for hard work makes you appreciate everything and continue to work hard no matter what.? Tutor of the year Glenn Mercer felt ?very honoured and humbled to receive the award, it?s a great achievement that would not have been possible without the support of my team?
The New Zealand Association of Private Education Providers Awards acknowledge excellence in education across all sectors and are keenly sought after amongst private education providers.
Recent developments at Servilles Academy...........
Servilles Academy has continued its dedication to revolutionising hairdressing education through a range of developments this past year.
New premises: Moving to a three level, 2,725 m2 premises in Auckland?s CBD resulted in a larger, more effective learning environment.Opened by Rt Hon. Helen Clark (a former NZ Prime Minister who holds the third highest position in the UN), the media coverage included primetime and breakfast on NZ?s leading news channels.
Technological advancement: Servilles understands the importance of staying current with learning and teaching. The Academy?s computer lab, part of its e-learning strategy, was designed for students to create e-portfolios, complete and submit theory and assignments.The Academy is developing demonstrations and lessons exclusively for online use (podcast) so students can access lessons remotely from iPhones, laptops or at home on their personal computers.
Creative and technical mentoring: Servilles continues to implement new initiatives to up skill, inspire and motivate tutors and students. Servilles has introduced creative cutting ?jam? sessions with Paul Serville and organised workshops with external companies.
Subject specialists: Implementing ?subject specialists? with teachers who are experts in a key area to exclusively carry out training in that subject.This allows staff to focus fully on their specialist subject and provide in-depth training and education for their students.Students can clearly identify the experts in particular fields of study and access them directly.
E-LEARNING: Designed to complement traditional face-to-face delivery and achieve blended learning - a combination of in-classroom experiences combined with online learning modules. Online learning is self-paced and gives students a chance to speed up or slow down as necessary, as well as being self-directed to allow students to choose content and tools appropriate to their differing interests, needs and skill levels. With blended learning comes greater flexibility, giving students the freedom to work and learn at their own pace without the unyielding time restrictions of traditional learning. Because e-learning provides access to learning materials at any time, students have the flexibility to schedule around families, jobs and other activities.
E-PORTFOLIOS: E-portfolios are now an integral part of the Foundation and Graduate programmes.Students use their e-portfolio as a platform for self-expression and creativity and to manage their professional development and personal. This includes a personal blog to facilitate the students? reflection on their own learning progress, leading to more awareness of learning strategies and needs. The e-portfolio also provides a social networking facility, so students can create and maintain a list of peers; and a resume builder, which allows the students to create a digital curriculum vitae by entering a variety of information, including employment and education history, certification and awards, images of creative work and photoshoots.In summary, a Servilles e-portfolio is a collection of a student's journey and showcase of their amazing skills, talent and competencies.