The school offers a well-developed programme of Careers and Pathways Education which is available to all students.
Year 11, 12 and 13 Employment Skills (refer to the Year 12 and 13 course of study).
Any senior student, who wishes to do so, may go out on work exploration organised by the school with an employer from our community. This provides opportunities for students to:
There is a developing recognition of the significance of work exploration as a route towards successful employment. Each student's placement is individually designed to meet his or her educational and vocational ambitions.
These courses may be available to senior students. STAR courses provide the opportunity for students to experience further vocational education and training while they are still at school. Some STAR courses offer standards that count towards NCEA. STAR courses are usually block courses, often held during the holidays. The cost to the student is minimal - transport costs only.
Year 12 and 13 students in the senior school are eligible for the Gateway Programme which opens a pathway from school to the world of work.
It blends school study with workplace learning and experience. Learning is assessed in the workplace and counts towards NCEA.
This program is offered to selected students in the senior school. It is aimed at students who want help in finding a job, but who do not wish to lose contact with school. While they are actively seeking a job, students may follow custom-built courses of study at school. The advantage of this program is that students have the advice and assistance of the staff while they are actively job seeking. Students joining this program must have the approval of their parents/caregivers and their Head of Level.
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