Career Information

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
  • 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 – use of ‘Good to Go’ Road Safety Education
  • Career pathways classes in years 11 and 12 – Year 9 Goal Setting
  • Year 10 Real Game (Social Studies)

GiveMe can be assessed through Canty Library online fundraising site. This page will include updates of scholarships and grants.

Other websites to access are:

Youth Guarantee
ARA Youth Pathways
School Connect

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

Head of Careers: Mrs Barbara Climo (027 5354516)
Gateway Coordinator: Mrs Linda Barnett (021 2069428)
Transition Assistant: Mrs Linda Barnett (021 2069428)

Contact us: 03 3495 396 extension 885


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 a 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.

Have a question for us?
Send us an email or ph: 03 3495 396 extension 885