St Paul’s College Gateway/Vocational Pathways provide students with structured workplace learning opportunities.
St Paul’s College STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) is funded by the Ministry of Education for Year 11-13 students. We encourage all students from Year 7 to Year 13 to visit the Career’s Office to gather all the relevant information to ensure a smooth transition from school to tertiary study or employment/apprenticeships including specific course requirements.
'University entrance' is a condition of Enrolment at St Paul's College, all academic progress is tracked on a weekly basis.
The minimum requirement for UE (University Entrance) is:
Level 1 - 10 Numeracy credits
Level 2 - 5 Reading credits and 5 Level 2 writing credits
Level 3 - 14 Level 3 credits in three university approved subjects.
More information on the NZQA website: Approved subjects - University Entrance NZQA
In the Junior School, the careers' programme is delivered through the following modules:
Year 7: My identity, my networks, my career dreams
Year 8: My personal qualities, my community, my future occupations
Year 9: My skills and qualities, my subject choices and how these link to real occupations
Year 10: Realistically linking subject choices to occupations with aspirations and courses.
In the Senior School, all students receive careers guidance and work with the advisor to create a personal career plan.
Students can and are encouraged to access online resources via the school internet.
Gateway is available for senior students to gain work experience and relevant industry-based learning.
Our courses and training sessions are delivered and supported by a team of educators in the field of building, construction, engineering, etc, supporting STEM learning in schools. Our students train under experts in their field and can gain credits for their achievements on completion of their course.
Students are able to experience one day a week in the workforce of their choice gaining industry unit standards credits. The credits achieved are registered with NZQA and included in the student's NCEA results.
Students can also gain their Driving Licence as part of Gateway.
Link to NZQA approved subjects for University entrance below:
For information on all programmes offered at St Paul's College, please contact:
Mrs Jacquie Brayshaw