Our Careers department begins to engage with students at Year 10 level. This is done in order to ensure an on-going relationship throughout students’ senior school years and is done initially through ‘Careers Conversations’ with the Junior School Careers Advisor, Mrs Sherry Brewer. Students are asked to think about which subjects they enjoy at school – these are usually subjects the students are succeeding at – and whether they’d begun to think about how these might link to a career. The idea is to plant the seed of self-reflection in the students as they enter the senior school in order for them to make informed decisions about their futures.
Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way of funding your tertiary education. Go here for information about what’s out there and how to get it, along with some links to get you started.
The New Zealand University Guide is a must read for any New Zealand secondary school student looking to study at a New Zealand university in the near future. It provides a comprehensive overview of each university in New Zealand and a clear pathway for individuals to be able to choose a compatible subject, find the right programme and apply to the most suitable university. Download the free eBook.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in careers in technology, engineering and/or science please read this information produced by Futureintech. Funded by NZ Trade and Enterprise, Futureintech is an initiative of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). Futureintech is a practical attempt to increase the number of young New Zealanders choosing careers in technology, engineering and science – crucial sectors for the infrastructure and social and economic growth of the country. For more information visit the Futureintech website and read about ex-JPC student Steve Charles’ exciting engineering career here. Also, check out these information sheets for Digital, Engineering and Science roles.
If you’re unsure about which subjects to choose for next year try this step-by-step guide to help in the selection process. Click here to use the guide.
A new website is available for students unsure about which degree to choose. No Major Drama is a tool for users to create personalised rankings of majors available for Bachelor (under-graduate) degrees in New Zealand.
Your ranking of majors is based on your own personal selection criteria related to your skills and interests and your own personal weights on the criteria. Go to the No Major Drama website and create your own personal ranking.
The Gateway programme is designed for students who display a clear direction toward a specific career path. Students gain work experience, workplace training, and unit standard achievements which are related to industry.
Each student is required to gain a minimum of 10 credits throughout their placement. Whenever possible unit standards will be designed around each individual student and their specific place of work, and will also contribute towards their NCEA achievements. Students are also required to achieve NCEA requirements within school. If students are to move onto apprenticeships, polytechnic, and university NCEA requirements need to be kept up to date.
In 2016 we placed students in numerous areas, including: Law; Education (primary schools); Beauty; Medicine; Architecture; Civil Engineering; Hairdressing; Diesel Engineering; Animal Care; Electrical Supply; Early Childhood Education; Industrial Abseiling; Radiography, Nursing, Pharmacy and Occupational Therapy at Rotorua Hospital.