Riccarton High School has a school-wide career development programme. It is a student-centered, holistic approach where the staff and parents/whanau, led by a specialist Careers Adviser, work together in the best interests of every student.
The careers team is available to students and their parents or caregivers.
Career planning is a lifelong process and students at Riccarton High School take important steps along the way.
Our Careerwise site is full of great information about upcoming events, news, available jobs, tertiary study, and scholarships as well as tips for looking for work.
Career Development Strategies:
Individual career development interviews each year
Counselling for career problems and decision-making
Some testing to help you find suitable career options
Information about careers and training providers
Careers library of books and videos
Online information and career tools
Work experience placements
Courses to help you make decisions
Career planning courses
Noticeboards and newsletters
Assistance with CV preparation
Assistance with job applications
Information on scholarships and help with applications
Students Can Expect:
Short and regular appointments as required
Tasks to complete in order to help solve career problems
Reliable and up-to-date information and advice on career matters
Challenges to make them think, and encourage them to take all the necessary steps in order to reach their potential
Career events to be listed in the school calendar
Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource are a great opportunity for senior students to have a taste of a tertiary programme or a tertiary provider while they are at school. Course fees are met through the Ministry of Education.
Vocational Pathways Co-ordinator