The Careers Department at Hawera High School provides a range of opportunities and experiences that enable students to:

  • Have a realistic understanding of their own abilities and values

  • Be able to locate information about education, training and employment

  • Have a clear understanding of the wide range of educational training and employment options available to them when they leave school

  • Understand the requirement of tertiary institutions and employers

  • Make good subject selections

  • Set educational goals and be able to implement plans to ensure they realise their potential

  • Identify and develop skills that will assist them to perform to full potential in future work roles

  • Be able to communicate to others their skills and abilities

The Careers Department maintains and develops partnerships with industry and tertiary providers. We provide the following services to students:

  • Career education programmes (Years 9 and 10)

  • Individual careers counselling (parents are welcome to attend)

  • Assisting students when transitioning from school to work or training

  • Interview skills, CV writing, preparation for applications to Universities or Institutes of Technology

  • Co-ordinating visits to open days, student for a day, work exploration/shadowing

  • Provision of specialist speakers from industry or tertiary institutes to provide up-to-date information to students

  • Whyora Programme (Careers in Health) for Maori students (Years 10 to 13)

  • Parent’s evening for students applying to University

  • University Course Planning held in August

  • Tertiary scholarship and Study Link  advice

  • University Halls of Residence references

  • Management and writing of Year 13 Testimonials

  • Introduction and workshops in DreamCatcher - online careers research/student profile tool

Careers Department Staff

Ms Sheryll Martin - Careers Advisor

Mrs Sue Johnston - Careers Administrator

Where to from school?

DreamCatcher helps facilitate Student Centred Career Development, with assistance from Caregivers and Teaching Staff.

Careers NZ has tools to help you get career ideas, explore study options and create your CV