Careers Education is delivered in a variety of ways. Year 9 and 10 have careers orientation programme.
In Year 11, the focus is on gaining NCEA but Year 11 students may participate in Careers Week.
Year 12 students participate in career education based on identifying and exploring suitable career options for themselves, decision making and planning, and advice on tertiary education and CV writing and Year 12 and 13 students have an individual interview aimed at assisting them as they plan their future.
There is also a range of career orientated presentations throughout the year at Year 12 and 13 assemblies and during Careers week in Term 3 which is open for year 11, 12 and 13 to attend.
Students may choose to attend a range of career education days provided by other tertiary providers such as CPIT, University of Canterbury, Otago University, and Lincoln University.
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STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) provides students with the opportunity to investigate possible career paths and obtain a 'hands-on" practical experience. This experience helps with ideas and decision making about career paths in the future.
Star Courses can be courses that are not offered in the normal school curriculum. They are usually 1 -4 days in length and unit standards may be offered. They are carried out during the normal school week although can also be run during a term break and are generally held at a Tertiary Institution. There is no cost to the student of family for STAR courses.
Employment Skills is a full year course offered in year 12. A range of Level 2 employment related NCEA standards are taught including First Aid, CV writing and Job Seeking skills.