Hornby High School

Careers & Gateway

Finding a career that is right for you is just part of achieving the life you want to lead. Career plans change along with your life priorities, and you’ll move back and forth between the three stages of career planning. Being responsible for guiding your child towards their future career can feel overwhelming – here at Hornby High School we can assist you and your child in:

  • Assistance with job applications

  • Assistance with CV preparation
  • Assistance with driving license process – use of ‘Good to Go’ Road Safety Education
  • Work experience placements – either individual or through the Gateway programme – STAR courses to help you make career planning decisions
  • Interview preparation

  • Individual career counselling for career problems and decision-making

  • On-line information and career tools

  • Notice boards and newsletters


Gateway offers senior secondary students structured workplace learning across more than 50 industries and hundreds of businesses around New Zealand.

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.

Students are assessed in the workplace for unit standards which contribute to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), as well as industry-specific qualifications.

Star Courses

STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) is funded by the government to enable senior secondary students to be given the opportunity to attend off-site courses with external providers and/or attend a programme at school which has this component added into it.

External funded courses which currently have students participating include, barista training, first aid certificates and customer service skills. Other courses become available throughout the year that suit individual student needs.

Useful Websites

Career Central

Career Central

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Ara Youth Pathways

Ara Youth Pathways

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Careers New Zealand

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Careers & Gateway

Have a question for us?

Send us an email or phone. The Career Information Centre at Hornby High School has the following staff.

Contact us 03 3495 396 extension 885

Staff Contacts

Head of Careers

Gateway Coordinator

Transition Assistant