Gateway Programme 2013
Gateway is a senior programme offered to students in Years 11-13. It enables senior students to participate in structured workplace learning which is assessed and evaluated through Unit Standards.
Students involved in Gateway have their achievements credited towards national qualifications including the National Certificate of Employment Skills and the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. For example, a student placed in a joinery factory may complete Unit Standards towards the National Certificate of Furniture Making. In many cases students get a head start on their chosen career. Through Gateway further opportunities may open up such as modern apprenticeship training and full-time employment. Students on Gateway are generally out of school one day each week in a work environment, but this is negotiable and flexible.
We would like to say a HUGE THANKS to our Gateway Programme Employers for 2010. Once again students have had a fantastic opportunity to experience these wonderful workplaces in the Taupo region. We really appreciate your support.
Kay Grant – Gateway Co-ordinator, Careers Advisor, and Year 13 Dean
Gaeleen Wilkie – Gateway Administrator
Ronnie Dobbs Brick and Blocklayer, Laughton Kindergarten, Taupo Events Centre, Temple Construction, Devine Engineering, The Groove Music Store, Fulton Hogan, Department of Conservation, Taupo Fishery Area, Radioworks, M21 Meats, MB Century, Mountview Primary School, Henson & Murray Engine Rebuilders, Taupo Vet Centre, Ebbett Taupo, Lee & Co Hair Salon, McPhail-Grahame Motors, Taupo Primary School, FJV Builders, Davids Excellence in Hair, TED Engineering, TaupoTowbars and Engineering, Taupo Golf Club, Tito’s Granite Warehouse, Taupo Air Services, Steve Fox Builders, Plateau, In Vogue, Rotor and Wing Maintenance, Central Sheet Metals, Club Kids Groundworks, Taupo Bungy, Rapid Sensations, Car Clinic, Central Motor Group, Taupo Fire Station, The Brantry, Yum Catering, Vet Plus, Nadurtha Day Spa, Craggy Range Winery, Is this Love. . ., Karen Donald Midwife, Abacus Childcare, TopKidz, Indulgence
STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource)
The College receives STAR funding for the purpose of offering senior students courses that lead to skills and qualifications which promote their transition from College to either employment or further education. All courses lead to Unit Standards credit on the National Qualifications Framework. No fees are charged for attending STAR courses. The STAR programme in past years has included the following courses:
Agriculture, Automotive Trade Engineering, Business Computing, Business Management, Certificate in Wine Production, Construction, Defensive Driving, Early Childhood Care, Electro-technology, Employment Skills, Equine Practices, First Aid, Forestry, Hairdressing, Hospitality, Kiwi Host, Legal Executive Certificate, National Certificate in Furniture Making, Outdoor Education, Performing Arts, Pharmacy Technician, Photography, Professional Cookery, Retail Selling, Sports Management and Leadership, and Sports Turf Management.
Within STAR funding the College runs some vocational taster courses for Years 9 and 10, such as –
Adventure Learning, Kayaking, Rock Climbing and Team Building.