Careers, Transition and Gateway

Careers and Transition Department

                                                                                                                              Career education is integrated into the curriculum across all year levels in the school. The career centre has a wide range of resources and services available to all students including access to the NZ Career Services site and Career Quest-a computer assisted career guidance programme.  

The department offers a range of services which includes:

  • One on one interview’s for all Year 13/12 students;
  • We provide career planning advice for all students;
  • Assistance is provided with scholarship applications and information;
  • School Careers Expo and Option Night which is held to coincide with option subject choices;
  • Assistance for students with option subject choices and defining vocational pathways;
  • Opportunities’ for students to attend tertiary institutes as part of the ‘Try It for the Day’ programmes;
  • Guest speakers covering all types of providers and employment;
  • Help with preparing CVs;
  • Visits from the liaison staff of tertiary institutions to help students with applications;
  • Work Choice Day for Year 12;
  • Gateway programme –a work based learning programme for year 12 students;
  • Assistance with interview skills;
  • Study link information.

Our primary means of communication with the students of MarcellinCollege is through daily notices and boards outside the career room. Parents are welcome to phone the Careers Department and meet with the Careers Advisor to discuss their student’s career plan, transition or gateway programme.



Transition Programme

This is a school-wide Year 12 programme for one period a week which includes four topics. These topics include financial literacy, career planning, preparation of CVs and visits from tertiary and course providers. Students can gain 5 NCEA level 2 credits in this programme.


Gateway Programme

This programme is designed to strengthen the pathways for students to progress from school to the workplace. It provides opportunities to “test drive” career choices and helps students make informed choices about their future direction. Students learn industry based skills and gain valuable experience and knowledge. Programmes are designed to meet the student’s specific needs. NCEA credits towards national qualifications can be gained.


Ko te ara mahi

Head of Department:  Mrs A Worthy

Careers Assistant:  Mrs D Ayson

Gateway:  Mrs S Pawlick

Student Transition Support:  Mr P Sutton

Telephone: 625 6509, Extension 722


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