CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Taku ara, e toku haere
My pathway, my journey
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Ms. Shelly Boyes
Students are encouraged to think about career choice and preparing for future pathways early in their secondary education. Emphasis is placed in career education delivered through the curriculum, specialist courses, academic conferencing, the vertical form system and personal interviews. Students also have access to careers counselling and careers information through printed material and on-line access to nationwide careers databases. Parents may make appointments with department staff and attend with their child if they wish for course and career planning.
CENTRE MANAGER: Mrs. Jane Jolly
The Careers Centre is the hub of the department and open to all students, downstairs in the Student Support Building. Seniors are strongly encouraged to regularly check in to familiarise themselves with the latest information from tertiary institutions and from employers.
The Centre Manager runs the day-to-day administration of the department including liaison with all tertiary institutions and with some
employers. She manages the department’s schedule of services and the Centre is open for information and support throughout the school day.
SENIOR TRANSITION STUDIES PROGRAMME
TEACHER: Ms. Shelly Boyes
The Senior Transition Studies Programme is geared towards the development of ‘the right mix of aptitude and attitude’ in our senior students, by preparing them for the expectations of adult learning and working environments. Students are provided with timetabled, integrated work experience, industry unit standards (Transition Studies Levels 1, 2 and 3) and self-managed project courses at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 (ASDAN Youth Award Scheme)
GATEWAY WORK EXPERIENCE
CO-ORDINATOR: Mrs. Jillian Stone
Gateway is a non-timetabled activity offering students work experience opportunities in Years 11, 12 and 13. There is a chance to gain an additional 20 credits for NCEA, as well as confidence in the work place.