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Driving Skills

The Driving Skills section offers a range of useful options for students who are interested in improving their driving skills and having fun.

Advanced Driving Course – Term 3 Only

When: Dates depend on availability at Ruapuna Raceway

Where: Ruapuna Raceway

Training Provider: Karl Celeste

Training Fee: $260.00

Special Conditions: Restricted License for 6 months preferred

Class Size: 4 students

Areas of Study:

  • skid control – braking;
  • avoidance techniques;
  • cornering techniques;
  • car fitted with Skidcar/Simulator Unit.

Defensive Driving – An Evening Course

When: Monday/Wednesday, 6:30pm–8:30pm (available throughout the year).
Four two-hour theory sessions (new course each month).
One hour practical driving session with instructor on completion of theory.

If you select this Option, you also need to register with Mrs Simmons in the Senior College Office for the pre-course administration.

Where: St Andrew's College Cricket Pavillion

Training Provider: Mike Smith

Training Fee: $140.00 (approximate cost, subject to class size)

Special Conditions:

  • Learners License holder – complete this course just before sitting your restricted;
  • Restricted License holder – complete this course at any time. It will reduce the full license requirement by six months.

Class Size: 10–15 students

Areas of Study:

  • causes of crashes;
  • your driving profile;
  • searching and assessing hazards;
  • reducing risks.

On completion of this course, candidates will get six months off their restricted license.

Learning to Drive

When: Monday, 2.30pm–4.00pm

Where: St Andrew's College

Training Provider: Owen Wood, Cashmere Driving School

Training Fee: Subject to activities undertaken

Open to all students at all levels of driving license qualification.

Areas of Study:

  • slow manoeuvres (e.g. parallel parking);
  • passing;
  • accelerating and braking on various surfaces;
  • emphasis on improving practical driving skills;
  • suitable for learner drivers.