180 Waterloo Road, Hornby, Christchurch 8042

Ph (03) 349 5396

Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo e lelei. Bula. Fakaalofa atu. Kumusta. Greetings to all.


Career Information

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Planning your career

Finding a career that is right for you is just part of achieving the life you want to lead. Career plans change along with your life priorities, and you'll move back and forth between the three stages of career planning. Being responsible for guiding your child towards their future career can feel overwhelming – here at Hornby High School we can assist you and your child in:

  • Individual career counselling for career problems and decision-making
  • Information about careers and training providers
  • Careers library of books and dvds/videos
  • On-line information and career tools
  • Work experience placements – either individual or through the Gateway programme
  • STAR courses to help you make career planning decisions
  • Notice boards and newsletters
  • Assistance with CV preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Assistance with job applications
  • Assistance with driving licence process

  • Career pathways classes in years 11 and 12
  • Year 9 Goal Setting
  • Year 10 Real Game (social studies)

Breakout can now also be found on Facebook. This page will include weekly updates of new scholarships and grants added to our database and will give you a chance to provide us with feedback. http://www.facebook.com/pages/BreakOut-Scholarships-and-Grants-NZ/187709217943137

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Contact us Phone: 03 3495 396 extension 853

The Career Information Centre at Hornby High School has the following staff:

Head of Careers: Mrs Wendy Toohey (027 6007524) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gateway Coordinator: Mrs Rachel Reiha (027 7240556)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transition Assistant: Mrs Linda Barnett (021 2069428) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Gateway offers senior secondary students structured workplace learning across more than 50 industries and hundreds of businesses around New Zealand.

Students pursue individual learning programmes, which allow them to gain new skills and knowledge in a workplace in their local community. The learning is hands-on and practical.

Students are assessed in the workplace for unit standards which contribute to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), as well as industry specific qualifications

Star Courses

STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) is funded by the government to enable senior secondary students to be given the opportunity to attend off-site courses with external providers and/or attend of programme at school which has this component added into it.

External funded courses which currently have students participating include CPIT Micro-biology, driving lessons, barista training, first aid certificates and customer service skills.