Careers Team 2019
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.
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.