Tauhara College

Careers Department Information

Careers Team 2019

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The ultimate aim of our department is to give our students the confidence, skills and ability to succeed throughout their life.  The tools we can teach them will help with this process and enable them to make informed decisions.


Delwyn Roberts
Careers Advisor / Trades Academy 
Grad Cert in Career Development
Email dr@tauhara.school.nz
Office 07 378 9304 extn 816
Cell 027 316 0632

Paula Bennett
Gateway Co-ordinator
Email bp@tauhara.school.nz
Office 07 3789304 extn 830
Cell 021 111 3166


We have an open door policy for our careers department.  Which means, wherever possible we are here and ready to help any student gather information or just have a chat about their ideas.  We strongly encourage students to explore their options early and thoroughly.  If they don’t do this, unfortunately they can unwittingly narrow future choices down.


Parents, caregivers and/or students, are encouraged to make appointments for career development sessions with the careers advisor whenever required.  These can be during school hours or after hours.


What we can do and how we do it?

The following are the NZ Careers Education Guidelines for secondary schools:

  • Developing self-awareness

           Competencies that enable young people to understand themselves and the influences on them.

  • Exploring opportunities

Competencies that enable young people to investigate opportunities in learning and work, and relate them to themselves.

  • Deciding and acting

Competencies that enable young people to make and adjust their plans, to manage change and transition, and to take appropriate action.


Students in Years 12 and 13 are invited to attend a one-on-one interview in Term 1 each year with the Careers Advisor, (Year 13 again in Term 3),  Year 11 students in Term 2.  The junior school is on a group programme suitable to that level.

 "It's not about telling a student what they should do, but more about offering information about what opportunities are out there and future proofing"