• Have you thought about what you want to achieve at Hastings Girls' High School in 2024?

  • Does the idea of a well-paid career appeal to you?

  • Do you have a positive attitude and are you prepared to give things a go?

  • Have you achieved your Level 1 NCEA?

If this sounds like you then keep reading!

The primary sector describes farming, forestry, horticulture, manuka honey, wool, dairy and many other support industries such as laboratories, packhouses, transportation, export operations, technology, logistics and marketing.

Agri-businesses in Hawke's Bay are experiencing ageing workforces. Many employees will be retiring over the next 5 years. There are many great careers, not just jobs, for you in our local community.

This learning pathway will accelerate your learning and increase your chances of success. Take your learning beyond the classroom in 2024.

We will support you in your learning with the goal that you will be work-ready with the right skills that local businesses are looking for.

  • New learning pathway for Year 12 and 13 students for 2024.

  • Level 2 NCEA – Agribusiness, Technology and Horticulture.

  • Driver’s license, workplace first aid, quad bike certification, cv preparation, work experience opportunities at some of our biggest employers.

  • Careers and employment support.

  • Build a career locally in Hawke's Bay in our thriving primary sector industries.

AgriTech combines NCEA standards from Young Enterprises (Business Studies), Science (Horticulture/Agriculture) and Technology (Food and Fibre).

What will my learning look like in 2024?

Business Studies

  • What makes an agribusiness successful

  • The value chain

  • Exporting overseas

  • Marketing

  • How businesses use organisms such as plants and animals

  • Organisation structure

  • Economics of agribusiness


  • Understanding advanced concepts used to make products

  • How to preserve food to ensure quality and integrity

  • Food technologies

  • Fibres and Fabrics

  • Multi-unit production processes


  • Plant propagation

  • How to manage pests and disorders in plants

  • Use of animals in farming

  • Environmental science

  • Biological organisms

  • Lab work – testing and analysis

Kete - Work Ready Skills

  • Driver's Licence

  • Workplace First Aid

  • Field skills – get outdoors and gain experience

  • CVs, job interviews

  • Work experience – in local businesses

Example Student

6 subjects in 2024:

Business Studies:  15 credits
Multi-Tech:  16 credits
Science Ag/Hort:  16 credits
*Kete:  AS/US standards, first aid, safety etc
English :  14 credits
Option 1:  14 credits

*Kete will be where you conduct Achievement Standards, First Aid, Driver’s License, Practical skills.

For Year 13s, you can obtain UE through the AgriTech pathway.

Final credits may adjust slightly once standards are confirmed.

Teacher in Charge: Mr Gardner


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