He Ara Umanga - Career Pathways


Focus for Learners

In the beginnings of the 21st century, it has been predicted by current government that areas of workforce strengthening and learning should be engaged by young New Zealanders from Year 7 towards their future secondary school aspirations and goals. As such, Te Kura o Te Teko provides a platform and learning programmes that will enhance skills and knowledge to create able, competent and dynamic 21st century citizens, who have the ability to engage socially and economically in Aotearoa New Zealand and the world beyond.

As stated in the current Career Education and Guidance in New Zealand Schools booklet, “…International interest in career education and guidance is increasing as governments acknowledge the personal, social and economic benefits of equipping school students with the attitudes, knowledge and transferrable skills they will need to become self-reliant career managers and lead positive and fulfilled lives…”

Te Kura o Te Teko aims to equip senior students of the kura with the essential skills and knowledge so that they are capable of leading positive and worthwhile lives in their 21st century and beyond.


Programming of Learning

Career education and guidance is informed annually by experts and professional of the field, from throughout the North Island and wider Aotearoa New Zealand. In conjunction with local learning programmes offered and supplied by organisations such as Ngāti Awa Social and Health Services, local secondary and tertiary education institutes, Te Kura o Te Teko students are offered meaningful and various opportunities through their learning programmes, to explore and discuss contexts that support and adhere to their career pathways.


Careers NZ

Rangatahi Futures

Career Planning & Development

Careers that use Te Reo Māori


Assessment and Evaluation

This should be carried out by both teacher and child to assess:

• Pupil achievement and growth

• Changes in children’s interests and attitudes

• The effectiveness of the programmes

• Pupil potential

• AO’s covered will be tracked over time.

School Organisation

Syndicate leaders and external providers will provide support in the Career Education. 

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