The school offers a well-developed programme of Careers and Pathways Education which is available to all students.
Career programmes incorporated into learning areas where appropriate.
Careers and Pathways evening for students and parents.
Participation in the Careers Expo for senior students.
Individual course counselling available for every student.
Career information, advice, guidance and counselling available for all students.
Regular liaison visits from Tertiary Institutions, Private Training Providers and the Armed Services.
Year 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:
Find out what work is like.
Prepare for the transition to work.
Find occupations that interest them.
Learn and practise the skills of work.
Work and learn in a different environment.
Practise basic/core skills in the context of work.
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 on request to Head of Careers and Pathways. 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.
Selected 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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