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 Patricia Blair, 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:
We provide information about:
Career exploration, useful contacts, self-assessments. Students Years 9 -13 have login details. Parent portal access available too (email: email@example.com). DreamCatcher has links to many of the sites below in Career Exploration.
Provides profiles on jobs and training options in New Zealand. Search ‘Role of the Parent’ for useful tips and information.
Loans and allowances.
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.
Information about apprenticeships, internships and training providers for careers in Science, Maths, Technology and Engineering in New Zealand.
Tools for helping learner drivers pass their theory test.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
University majors as well as a course finder for universities.
My Career Match
Personality assessment with job matches and CV information.
Personality, skills and industry assessment.
The Career Maze: Guiding your children towards a successful future (book)
Dr Heather Carpenter (NZ)
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.