Gateway

WORKPLACE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIOR STUDENTS

Gateway is a programme which enables senior students (Years 11 to 13) to participate in structured workplace learning.

Students pursue individual learning programmes which allow them to gain new skills and knowledge in a workplace in their local community. The learning is hands on and practical.

A feature of the programme is that students’ learning is integrated with the school’s curriculum and is more than simply a workplace experience. The girls have a clear understanding of skills and knowledge to be obtained. They are either assessed in the workplace or they gather supporting evidence for a specific area of their study. Their achievements are credited towards national qualifications and NCEA.

Gateway provides the opportunity for students to apply their general skills and knowledge in a workplace context. At the same time they gain valuable insights into working life while gaining skills in specific industries. Gateway may also lead to further training opportunities such as apprenticeships and industry training.

We have a Gateway Co-ordinator in the school who works with students individually to identify career options and training needs, then gains the work placement for them. They are assisted and supported through the process to ensure that they gain the maximum benefit from being involved in the programme.

Should you or your daughter be interested in finding out more about Gateway please contact Loren Kerr, Gateway Co-ordinator, on 430 4404 or [email protected]