Learning / Senior School (Years 7 to 13)

Careers Department

Welcome to our Careers Department. Our team are all passionate about helping our students to make informed choices about their ‘next steps’ after their years at Orewa College.

Our aim is to help every student transition successfully from school into the world of work and/or training.

We oversee many programmes for students which aid this transition and we encourage our students to be proactive about looking beyond school and taking full advantage of what is on offer to help them prepare for that time.

As a first step for students we recommend they look at careers.govt.nz. This is a very comprehensive website with starting points for those students who have no idea of where they are heading. It provides more specific information about an occupation; job prospects, pay, how to get into the job, the subjects that might by required and what the job is like.

We encourage students and parents/caregivers to come in and make a time for a chat with one of us about their future possibilities. You can either book a time by emailing careers@orewacollege.nz or call on 427 3833 × 284.

Check out our Facebook page for up coming events

Mrs S Joyce

Head of Department - Careers

427 3833 x281

s.joyce@orewacollege.nz

Mrs S Joyce

Head of Department - Careers

Mrs T Quigley

Teacher in Charge of Gateway

Mrs T Quigley

Teacher in Charge of Gateway

Mrs J Holliday

Teacher in Charge of STAR courses and Gateway

Mrs J Holliday

Teacher in Charge of STAR courses and Gateway

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Mrs S Marshall

Careers Department Administrator

Mrs S Marshall

Careers Department Administrator

What the Careers Department Oversee...

STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource)

The STAR programme is designed to help Year 11 - 13 students move smoothly from school into tertiary study or work. STAR Course can be a good option if you're thinking of leaving school early, as you may be able to pick up skills that will help you into a job or further study later on.

Click here for this years STAR courses

Click here for First Aid Resource Pack

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Gateway

The purpose of Gateway is to provide senior students (Years 12 & 13) with opportunities to access structured workplace learning. Students attend offsite placements and gain knowledge and skills related to their placement industry.

Students need to apply to be a Gateway student. An Application form will be available from the Careers Department later in the year.


Pathways Programme

Pathways is a Level 2 course designed for students who wish to enter the workforce through an apprenticeship, cadetship or a Youth Guarantee course. Pathways Semester Courses are open to students in Year 12 and 13. More information is available in the Year 12 Course booklet. Click here for more information.


P50

A P50 is an extra period on the school timetable every two weeks that the Careers Department uses to organise different speakers from a range of businesses, universities and other tertiary providers to talk to our students. Click here for P50 timetable.

First Steps and Creating a CV

First Step

As a first step for students we recommend www.careers.govt.nz. This is a very comprehensive website with starting points for both students who have no idea of where they are heading and those students who need more specific information about an occupation; job prospects, pay, how to get into the job, the subjects that might be required and what the job is like. It contains useful tips on creating CVs and opening letters.

Great Career Websites to Visit

Maori and Pasifika Opportunities

Career days are organised for college students of Maori and Pacific ethnicities in the Auckland area. We actively encourage our Maori and Pasifika students to make use of these opportunities. The KATTI and PILOT days focus on year level appropriate themes with the ultimate aim to enhance career planning, educational and leadership potential of students. It is also an opportunity to familiarise students with university liaison staff and other tertiary providers who mentor and guide Maori and Pasifika students respectively.

Each year level has one day per year:

Year 13: Term 1

Year 12: Term 2

Year 11: Term 3

Year 10: Term 4


KATTI (Kei a Tatou Te Ihi) for Maori students


PILOT (Pacific Island Leaders of Tomorrow) for Pasifika students


STEAM Ahead (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Medical and Health Sciences)

The University of Auckland offers Year 13 Maori and Pasifika students a day to explore courses choosing from the STEAM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Medical and Health Sciences and Arts.


BEAMS (Business, Engineering, Architecture, Medical Science)

The University of Auckland organises a day for Year 10 Maori and Pasifika students to explore their courses in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Medical Science. Students have a day of interactive workshops in these degree programme.


Science For Hauora at Massey University

This programme is aimed at encouraging Year 10 Maori students in the Health or Science fields. Students engage in interactive hands-on workshops and learn about the importance of the Maori workforce within Health and Science.


Te Manu Taiko

This is a program run by the Massey University Maori student recruitment advisors, for high school students in Years 11- 13. Students will learn about what it takes to get to university, what scholarships are on offer and how to apply, how to be successful once they are there and what Massey University can do to support their goals. Students learn leadership skills and develop an understanding of who they are, and what pathway may suit them best.


OCE (On Campus Experience)

A fully-funded scholarship for Year 13 Maori students to experience living and learning at Otago University. Held twice a year, it provides an amazing opportunity for students of Maori descent to experience learning at the University of Otago, meeting staff, attending lectures, exploring the campus and Dunedin city. Flights, accommodation in a residential college, meals, are all covered in the scholarship.


Whakapiki Ake Project

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This is a University of Auckland recruitment programme for students interested in health - focusing on an acadmeic pathway into the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences professional programmes. MASH (Maori Achieving Success in Health) for Year 12 and COACH (Creating Opportunities for A Career in Health) for Year 13 students.


Scholarships

There are many secondary and tertiary scholarships on offer specifically for Maori and Pasifika students. Students are always encouraged to research further to see what they qualify for. For more details please email Careers: careers@orewacollege.nz

You can also check out the scholarships from the Maori Education Trust and the Pacific Education Foundation<

Future study options

How to choose a University in NZ. Click here for more information.

How to choose Tertiary study options. Click here for more information.

University Websites

Tertiary Institution Open Days

Open Days and Information Evenings

These happen throughout the year at Universities and other Tertiary Institutes. These Open Days provide students with an opportunity to visit the campuses, listen to presentations on what they have to offer.

The Careers Department places information on these Open Days in Daily Student Notices.

Exchanges and Volunteering Opportunities / Programmes

Student Exchanges and Volunteering Opportunties

There are many student exchanges and volunteering opportunities which are available for students. Check Student Daily Notices for when information evenings are on. Visit this link or make an appointment with the Careers Department email careers@orewacollege.nz