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1 Trades Academy
Year 12 students have dual enrolment and attend both Secondary School and a Polytech course participating in a year-long Level 2 vocational training programme. Courses include: Trade Skills, Animal Care, Health, Hairdressing and Beauty, Hospitality, Automotive, Creative Technology and Fitness and offer approximately 40 Level 2 credits towards NCEA Level 2.

2 Gateway Programme
Year 12 students participate in work experience at a workplace of their choice through a structured work-based learning programme so they can explore careers options and gain relevant industry unit standard credits. Offline options are also available for Year 13 students not in the Gateway class.

3 STAR Taster Courses
Year 11 - 13 students participate in short taster courses off-site at Whitireia and Weltec Polytechnics, NZ School of Tourism, Yoobee School of Design and others, gaining introductory skills and unit standard Level 2 and 3 credits.

Vocational Programmes & STAR Taster Courses

A variety of short courses and career-related programmes are available to Yr 11, 12 and 13 students offering a wide range of vocational experiences and credits towards Levels 1, 2 and 3 NCEA. Most run during the school term with some taking place in school holidays.

Programmes include:

  • Retail at Briscoes & Rebel Sport
  • Sports & Coaching at NZ Institute of Sport (NZIS)
  • Youth Development & Counselling at Evolve
  • Telecommunications at Chorus
  • Sound & Audio at Zeal
  • NZ Police Blue Light Life Skills Programme at El Rancho Waikanae
  • Hospitality Training at Westpac Stadium