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Gateway at Greymouth High School

Greymouth High School’s Gateway Programme is a real success story – over the past few years, many senior students from GHS have taken up the challenge of combining work based learning with their school programme. This has resulted  in students gaining valuable and very enjoyable experience in businesses on the West Coast  whilst gaining credits for NCEA achievement.

Greymouth High School offers all Gateway students the opportunity to attend employment skills workshops based at the school, before being interviewed for a placement with a local employer. The workshops will cover key topics, essential to applying for a job and succeeding at work such as how to write a CV, interview technique skills and workplace health and safety.

In term 2, work placement commences. Structured workplace learning is a formalised learning arrangement set in a local business, with clear understandings about the knowledge and skills to be attained, and the assessment of unit or achievement standards. The work placements are integrated with  the students  current programme of study.

Gateway at Greymouth High School provides senior school students with valuable learning and ‘pathwaying’ opportunities. Students can gain specific vocational skills leading to future employment and can benefit from making significant progress towards qualifications. All students can enhance their career management skills in a world where the roles of learner and worker combine.

Gateway places are limited – if you are keen to find out more and want to be considered for a place on Gateway in 2018,  you need to register your interest by completing the online application form below.

Applications for Gateway placement in 2018 open in August 2017 and close on the last week on term 4, 2017.

Gateway Enrolment Form

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