(Careers and Transition)
Te Tari Rapu Ara
The Futures (Careers and Transition) department takes an all-encompassing approach to learning. We seek to prepare students to cope with changes in their lives and equip them with the knowledge and sense of purpose, which they need to become self-motivated and independent.
Marianne Kelly - Head of Department, Careers Adviser, Distance Learning (Correspondence School and Star Co-ordinator), 03 768 0472 ex 838 (Voicemail), Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
John DeGoldi - Gateway Co-ordinator, 03 768 0472 ex 826 (Voicemail), Email: email@example.com
Jo Russell - Futures Support, Work Experience, VC Co-ordinator and Pathways Co-ordinator, 03 768 0472 ex 835 (Voicemail)
, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyn Rothery - Correspondence/Star Monitoring, 03 768 0472 ex 835, Email: email@example.com
Department programmes and activities include:
Students can study by distance via Star and/or Correspondence Courses. There are strict entry criteria and an interview with the Careers Adviser upon application. Students may also be able to undertake courses via video conferencing where they are relevant to the needs of the individual student and are not able to be offered at Greymouth High School.
Star funding allows us to provide non-conventional subjects, short courses, and distance learning opportunities for senior students via our own school departments, Polytechnics, Private Training Providers or Universities.
Star objectives direct that we target students who are going ‘straight into the workforce’; those likely to leave school without any formal qualifications; those students who lack the motivation to achieve and who are therefore at risk of not making a smooth transition to further education, training or employment and those who need support in exploring career pathways so that they can make informed decisions about their schooling and future work or study. Students must apply to the Star Co-ordinator for placement on short courses or distance learning Star programmes.
Work Experience/Work Exploration Programme:
Secondary students are placed in an actual work situation for short periods of time so that they can learn about the world of work. Students are not paid – it is part of their educational programme – this programme enables students to Staircase into Gateway.
Gateway is a programme where students gain on the job training in workplaces. Units assessed in the workplace are counted towards national qualifications, including NCEA. Students can be placed for one or two days per week in consultation with the employer and the school.
Career Advice and Guidance:
Is offered individually and to groups of students at all levels in the school. Our aim is to assist students to develop self-awareness, become aware of opportunities available, and make realistic career decisions and plans. The environment and support of whanau is encouraged in this process.
Rapua te ara tika mou ake - Seek the path that is right for you.
Other Department Activities include:
- Assisting students to enter employment or training.
- Liaising with employers, training providers, agencies etc
- Production of Course choice booklets
- Organizing Liaison visits and other careers activities including Expos.
- Advice and assistance for school leavers eg scholarships, halls applications, tertiary applications.
- Career Education modules /classes
- Maintaining up to date and relevant career resources
- Organization of Career eExpo’s and related activities
Karoro Learning offers vocational courses for adults and is linked to Greymouth High School. Click here for their website.
Mawhera Services Academy
Mawhera Services Academy is a specialised part of Greymouth High School with their own programme. Mawhera Services Academy has an emphasis on military training. Click here for their website.