Career Development Support Opportunities

The New Plymouth Girls' High School Careers Department provides career development assistance to students as well as support for parents / caregivers.

Career information, advice, guidance and counselling

Career development assistance is available to all students at all levels. Careers advice is provided by all staff but specialised careers guidance and Careers counselling is provided by appropriate Careers Department staff members.

Classroom subject curriculum programmes

Curriculum subjects contribute to the provision of relevant subject specific career development education information within subject areas taught in each students timetabled programme. Senior students still have the opportunity to enrol in timetabled STAR, Gateway or Trades Academy programmes as part of their timetabled subject programme in 2017.

STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) - Classroom Based Career Development Education

STAR Classroom Programme's provide the opportunity for our senior students to explore specific vocational areas and gain NZQA qualifications. Availability is dependent on the vocational training courses we are able to access to meet student needs. We attempt to meet all student requests and a large range of specific career STAR exploration/training courses are available in a variety of vocational areas. STAR courses are available as short courses as well as a timetabled subject for senior students. STAR programmes enable students to investigate a variety of employment areas and to gain unit standard credits towards a qualification. University papers can also be studied.

Gateway - Work Based Career Development Training

The Gateway programme enables senior students to begin workplace training and qualifications for a specific career area while still at school. Students on this programme are in the workplace up to one day a week and in their timetabled classes at school for the remainder of their studies.

Senior students may enrol in the Gateway Programme as a subject in their timetabled school programme. This programme involves students in workplace training one day a week in the career area of their choice. Unit Standard credits towards a specific qualification in the students job area are gained. Gateway students attend school and their timetabled classes for the other four days of the week.

Trades Academy - Tertiary Provider based Career Development Training

The Trades Academy programme allows students to begin their vocational training at WITT one day a week while at school for the remaining four days.
Senior students may enrol in the WITT Trades Academy programme as a line in their timetable. Acceptance in this programme will involve students in vocational training one day a week at a tertiary provider e.g. WITT. Unit standards credits towards a specific vocational qualification are gained. Trades Academy students attend school and their timetabled classes for the other four days of the week.

Further Student Career Development Assistance

Information is always available from the NPGHS Careers Department from Ms Kimiora Taite, our Careers Administrator. Whaea Kimiora can also put you in touch with the appropriate member of our Careers Team for specialized assistance..

Please speak to Whaea Kimiora to make an appointment to speak to a Careers Department staff member for anything you may need to know or require clarification on. We look forward to assisting your daughter in whatever way we can with her career development.

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