Pacific computer club 274 Clubhouse Otara Auckland Tagata Pasifika TVNZ Sept 2009

The school campus offers you and your family more than just a traditional school experience

Studio 274 is the lead affiliate Studio in the High Tech Youth Network  – a network of 11 Clubhouses across NZ and in the Pacific.  Further Studios are in the pipeline. Read more about the different programmes in the High Tech Youth Network here. Click here for up to date HTYN NEWS!

Studio 274 provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where young people from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.

The Network has four core objectives, these are:

  1. To empower young people and communities to become more capable, creative, and confident life long learners.
  2. To foster the growth of a learning community, through the sharing of ideas and support.
  3. To encourage in young people the development of a positive identity and belief in their potential, through linking cultural knowledge and values with technology.
  4. To champion, support, manage, research and implement services and projects that will further the above objectives within New Zealand and the Pacific

During the day the students at Kia Aroha College are able to use these facilities and significant numbers of students enjoy being part of the Studio activities from 3 pm – 7 pm each night.

Connecting to the world

Studio 274 members have the opportunity to attend international events and apply for scholarships to help their tertiary study.  In past years

2006:  3 members travelled to the World Teen Summit in Boston, USA
2008:  3 members travelled to the World Teen Summit in Boston, USA
2009:  2 members Travelled to Stanford University in San Francisco to participate in the Adobe Youth Voices Summit
2009:  2 members, Te Whanau o Tupuranga students, Wiki Ripia & Ngawai Manuel were the first recipients of a C2C (Clubhouse to Career) Scholarships
2010:  3 members travelled to the World Teen Summit in Boston, USA
2011:  2 members have applied to travel to the Adobe Youth Voices Summit in San Francisco, USA.
2011:  Clubhouse 274 hosted the first NZ Teen Summit here in Otara from 18-22 July 2011
2011:  2 members, Te Whanau o Tupuranga student, Michael Singh, and former Clover Park – now Tangaroa College student, Lole Lolesio have been awarded C2C Scholarships.
2012: Ofoi Taumoelau, Kia Aroha College was awarded a C2C Scholarship.