Introduction

BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY DECISIONS, REMEMBER:

  • You are unique and have your own individual abilities, skills and talents.
  • You should choose a course which suits your abilities, skills and interests.
  • You should choose as broad an education as possible to give you a strong position for the future. English, Mathematics and Science form a strong foundation for future education.
  • You should use all the expert advice you can get from a wide range of people.

WHO CAN HELP YOU IN MAKING SUBJECT DECISIONS?

  • Ask your Parent/Caregiver to read this information; then discuss it with them.
  • Collect as much information as you can on all the subjects which interest you.
  • Visit the Careers/Transition Department in A2.
  • Discuss your ideas with your subject teachers and your Form Teacher.
  • Career Services: You can access careers information on subjects required for certain careers by visiting the website www.careers.govt.nz. Career Services also operate a free phone advisory service offering careers information
  • Phone 0800 222 733.

More detailed information about subject choices and careers will be available

  1. At individual student interviews before courses are approved.
  2. Through the Careers/Transition Department.

The final course will be approved by the Dean after consultation.

Newlands College offers as wide a subject choice as possible, and every endeavour is made to meet the individual needs of each student.