Attending tertiary open days, taster days and industry events, and speaking to those in a range of jobs, enables students to research and ‘reality test’ different options, so that they can make an informed choice about their future, based on up-to-date information and self-appraisal.
The importance of contemporary, future-oriented career education cannot be overemphasised and is of equal importance to those continuing on to university, as it is for those who choose to follow an alternative route. The Student Futures department continually introduces new initiatives to increase the scope and relevance of careers education for every student, to ensure that it is an integral part of his or her time at the College.
Careers education at Saint Kentigern College is closely scrutinised and plays a significant role in the progression of every student through the College. Their progress is carefully monitored and guidance is continually available. This ensures that each student has the opportunity to gain a realistic view of the working world before embarking on decisions, including subject selection for NCEA or IB qualifications.
Many of our students who graduate with NCEA and IB Diplomas go on to earn places at some of the best New Zealand and overseas universities.