Career's Guidance

At Sancta Maria College we have a dynamic and proactive Careers Department helping students to identify, plan and strive for their aspirations for the future.

The Careers Centre has a wide range of resources and services available to all students including access to a wide variety of career-based websites.

The department offers a range of services which include:

  • Individualised career guidance and action plans  for all Year 12 and 13 students 
  • One on one interviews for all other students by appointment
  • Scholarships workshops and assistance with application forms and references
  • Pathways Planning with the Annual  Career Expos and Careers Week
  • On-going assistance with option choices for the following year
  • Maori and Pacific Island career events
  • Gateway – a work-based learning programme for Senior Students
  • A Government funded resource (STAR) which allows students to attend vocational/ tertiary based Taster courses
  • Opportunities for students to attend familiarisation days at tertiary institutes
  • Guest speakers covering academic as well as trade subjects
  • Preparation for the world of work including CVs and interview techniques
  • Visits from liaison staff of tertiary institutes to help students with applications
  • Career experience days with a variety of employers including lawyers, architects and hospitals

Career Education is integrated into the curriculum across all year levels providing students with regular opportunities to develop self-awareness, reflect on their goals and to explore future pathways available to them.