Careers Resource Room
  • Tertiary information and prospecti
  • Posters
  • DVD’s on a range of jobs (these can be borrowed)
  • Liaison teams come in from Auckland, Massey and Otago University, AUT, UNITEC and private tertiary providers to discuss specific courses and offer help with course planning
  • 12 Computers - INTERNET capability - access to Career Quest, Career Services
  • Venue for speakers from various career careers and tertiary institutes to speak to interested students.
  • Job information

Display of posters and notices on upcoming events.

Daily Notices/Intranet Site

Coming events are displayed and put through daily notices. Open Days, part-time/full-time jobs advertised, scholarships etc.

One to One Counselling 

Through an appointment system.  Students make an appointment with staff and are given an Appointment Slip which allows them out of class. These appointments can be up to an hour long but are usually for 20mins.

Every Year 13 student and any Year 12 student considering leaving school will have an interview.
Parents are welcome to attend interviews.

Pathways Planning 

An evening when liaison staff from Tertiary providers, Armed Forces, NZ Police, private training providers and staff from school departments are present.

Parents and students are welcome to attend and discuss option choices and careers with these staff.


The GATEWAY programme is designed to strengthen the pathway for Year 12 and 13 students to progress from school to the workplace.

Students are given the opportunity to 'test drive' their career choices, while they continue to study at school.  Students gain NZQA credits.

Applications are taken in Term 3 for the following year.  Further information and application forms are available from Careers and the Gateway office.

Taster Tour and Talk - UNITEC

These will run monthly from 9.30am - 11.30am depending on the individual students needs.  This will give students an overview of what United is like and students will be able to speak to a Programme Advisor. 

See Careers staff for information on how to enrol for this tour.

Information and assistance with applications.
Generosity – Scholarship information available on this website. Available in the Careers Centre at lunchtime. Scholarship information lunchtime workshop will be held Term 3.

Scholarship contact for further information Ms Thomson

Career Assistance: 

Year 9 
  • Exploring Careers (SOS)
Year 10
  • My Careers Plan (SOS)
Year 11
  • Learning Employment Skill 
  • Career Checkup
Year 12
  • National Certificate in Employment Skills
  • C.V. writing and interview skills etc - optional lunchtime courses
  • One-to-one Interviews if intending to leave at the end of the year.
  • Gateway
  • Student for a Day 
  • Career Checkup
  • Lunchtime Career Speakers
Year 13
  • One-to-one Interviews
  • Student for a Day 
  • Gateway
  • Lunchtime Career Speakers
  • C.V. writing and interview skills etc - optional lunchtime course
  • Assistance with Subject Choice.
  • Assistance with preparation of CV’s.
  • Assistance with application forms for courses/jobs.
  • Assistance with interview skills for courses/jobs.
Maori and Pacific Island Career Events
Help with:
  • Career choices 
  • Motivational speakers and career experience