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The GATEWAY Programme supports one of the main School Goals:

'Develop a whole school approach to support students to access pathways
that maximise students' learning opportunities'

  • GATEWAY is a structured workplace-based learning programme open to 40 students in Years 12 or 13.
  • GATEWAY provides first-hand work experience to senior students keen to explore career options in an industry, trade or vocational area of their choice.
  • The programme is designed to assist students with a smooth transition from secondary school to further tertiary study, employment or an apprenticeship.
  • Students undertake Individual Education Learning Plans and we work closely with Industry Training Organisations such as MITO, Service IQ, BCITO, HITO and Tertiary Providers to embed relevant workplace learning. For example some students will make a start on the theory units towards an apprenticeship.
  • Students can apply to be in the Gateway class or they can choose to be an offline GATEWAY student and have a work placement only.
  • Opportunities through GATEWAY include:
    • Retail at The Warehouse, Countdown, Briscoes and Rebel Sport;
    • Sports and Coaching at NZ Institute of Sport;
    • Youth Development at Youthline;
    • Telecommunications at Chorus;
    • Live Sound Production with Zeal;
    • Aviation at the Wellington Aeroclub;
    • Event Leadership as well as Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Barista and Animal Care.
  • The programme is funded through the Tertiary Education Commission - so equipment, clothing, learning resources and transport are covered by GATEWAY.
  • Employment readiness courses: First Aid, Health and Safety, Drug and Alcohol awareness, Time Management and Interview Skills are part of the programme.


Carolyn Lewin, Vocational Pathways Coordinator

C: 027 389 9908