Considering what to do beyond school can be an exciting, but daunting experience. We support students in developing self-awareness, exploring opportunities and taking action.

At Waiheke High School, we have career education from Year 7 through to Year 13. We have two qualified Career Advisors; Tanique Deacon and Liz Morris, who are available for appointments with students, parents and staff.

Our students are fortunate enough to have access to DreamCatcher as a career management tool. It is their own career planning portfolio that stays with them until they leave school. Students use DreamCatcher to set academic, personal and career goals and input extracurricular activities including work experience.

Students use the tools in DreamCatcher to assess their strengths and work related key competencies. They research occupations linked to their interests and are able to save information about the job, subjects required, pay rates, conditions of work, job opportunities, skills that are needed, where to study and links to all the tertiary providers in New Zealand.

We record important career events, open days and application dates on the calendar in DreamCatcher. This information is emailed to senior students and their parents (once they subscribe) on a weekly basis.

We organise a range of career experiences throughout the year, including:

  • Defence Force Experience Days
  • Career Taster Days
  • Careers Evening
  • Career Awareness Days
  • Tertiary Experience Days
  • STAR courses
  • Gateway to Work programme

We provide information about:

  • Scholarships
  • Loans and Allowances
  • Tertiary Providers
  • Driver Licensing
  • Youth Guarantee
  • CV Preparation
  • Employment Opportunities



Career exploration, useful contacts, self-assessments. Students Years 9 -13 have login details. Parent portal access available too (email: DreamCatcher has links to many of the sites below in Career Exploration.

Careers NZ

Provides profiles on jobs and training options in New Zealand. Search ‘Role of the Parent’ for useful tips and information.

Study Link

Loans and allowances.

Parents and Career Coaches

Parents as Career Coaches (1)

Parent and Coaches Youtube Clip


Qualifications, NCEA, Industry Training Organisations, Private Training Enterprises.

Occupational Outlook (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)

Labour market information, pay scales and fees for study.

Just the Job

Video clips of different occupations.

Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

A guide for New Zealand students, parents and whanau which includes a comprehensive list of all bachelor’s degrees and their majors offered at New Zealand’s eight universities.  Supported by an email address for enquiries:

University Majors

University majors as well as a course finder for universities.

My Career Match

Personality assessment with job matches and CV information.

Choices Match

Personality, skills and industry assessment.

The Career Maze: Guiding your children towards a successful future (book)

Dr Heather Carpenter (NZ)

Job Interviews

Practice interview questions and advice.

Police / Defence Careers


Check individual university websites for information about their open days, student experience days, course details, entry requirements, student services and links between their courses and the world of work.


    Waiheke High School

    11 Donald Bruce Rd Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
    Tel: (09) 371-9000 Fax: (09) 372-5474