Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu

Adorn the bird with feathers and it will fly’

Mīhana ā mātou- Our mission

To empower students by providing resources to foster future life skills and to make good life choices. To teach students how to identify career opportunities that fit with their skills, interests, values and personality, through relationships with education providers, industry training and employment groups. To expose our students to as many pathway opportunities as possible.  To successfully transition students from school to a career and/or study and/or work.

Ngā Ara

Career Education and Guidance

Formalised and timetabled Career Education is implemented at all year levels in differing forms.

Rangatahi also have access to one on one Career Guidance, both by request and planned appointments. 


Gateway is a Government funded program that enables senior students to learn vocational pathways at school while achieving credits towards NCEA.

Trades Academy

Selected Year 12 and 13 students attend EIT one day a week for a year to gain hands-on experience with a particular vocation, e.g. Automotive, Building and Construction, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality, Computer Technology and Police Pathways.

Taster Courses

We offer taster courses to senior students via STAR funding. Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource funding - used to fund courses that respond to students needs, motivate them to achieve and facilitate their smooth transition to further employment, education or training.

Students can apply to attend courses like but not limited to; barista, security, travel and tourism, first aid. 

Teaching and Learning Areas

We work with different learning areas to develop Career Education opportunities in their learning area and or hub. Kaiako are career advocates who support and develop our student’s level of self-awareness, career explorations and aspirations.

Other Services

Among other things we offer are:

  • CV construction
  • Learners and Restricted Licencing
  • Tertiary visits and course planning
  • Links with industry and business
  • Linking Rangatahi to appropriate external services.
  • Career exposure events such as expos.

Police Pathways Preparation Programme

In partnership with Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa we run a combined Year 12 and 13 Police Pathways Programme. 

The course is designed to prepare and enlighten students about the Police and Defence Forces. Students begin to learn and develop the values, fitness, skills and knowledge required to be a member of Ngā Pirihimana ō Aotearoa. 

Students are assessed via theory and physical based assessments and gain Level 3 NCEA Credits.


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