This programme opens a pathway from school to the workforce for our senior boys. It is a great opportunity to blend school study with workplace learning. 

Students identify an industry they are interested in and spend one day per week for a period of time in a work placement with an employer. Gateway class time is used to work on individual learning plans which will include Workplace Health and Safety, Work and Study Skills, Interpersonal Communications and Industry Related Standards. These standards are assessed both at school and the workplace and credits achieved go towards school NCEA qualifications and NZQA industry standards qualifications.

Time is also made available to catch up on work missed in other subjects while out on work placements.

Students will gain the following benefits;

  • A realistic insight into working life and real work experience
  • An understanding of available opportunities and possible future career prospects
  • Placements could lead to an apprenticeship or work opportunity
  • Gain workplace confidence by applying theory and practical skills learned in the workplace
  • Practical work experience (Highly valued by employers).
  • Credit achievement towards National Qualifications and NCEA.