Te Aroha College

Gateway Programme

The Gateway team is developing a cohesive strategy for supporting our students to make considered career choices.  Gateway is offered to Year 12 and 13 students as a vocational pathway into the workforce. The Gateway programme consists of:

  • a work experience placement, run on Smart Day
  • the completion of 20 credits in class (in Gateway class or another industry-relevant class)
  • additional specialist courses

NB: Students can take a Gateway placement without enrolling in timetabled Gateway Support class, however students must be in a Gateway placement in order to enrol in the Gateway Support class.

These placements, as well as relevant units of work, are organised by the Gateway co-ordinator Mrs Sarah Verran-Tye.

In Terms 2 and 3, as agreed with the Smart Paths team, there will be a number of generic courses run for Gateway students (priority students) and all year 12s and 13s. These may include:

  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Leadership
  • Security
  • Scaffolding Drivers’ Licences