Kia ora.

Welcome to the Wellington College Career and Transition page. I am happy to meet Year 9- 12 students with or without parents to discuss your options before and after school by appointment and at interval and lunchtime without appointment. Year 13 students have priority re their tertiary and career plans and can book in during their non contact period. Please use the you can book me link.

I can be contacted at t.greenstreet@wellington-college.school.nz or 8022 536

Career Development at Wellington College

This year the emphasis will be on developing the 3 career management competencies:

Developing self awareness

Competencies that enable young people to understand themselves and the influences on them.

  •  Personality typing                  
  • Strengths and weakness
  • Goal setting
  • Tracking results
  • Informational interviewing
  • Employability skills

Exploring opportunities

Competencies that enable young people to investigate opportunities in learning and work, and relate them to themselves.

  • Job search
  • Career research
  • Work experience / shadowing
  • Tertiary open days
  • University updates

Competencies that enable young people to make and adjust their plans, to manage change and transition, and to take appropriate action.

  • Application forms
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Accommodation options
  • Scholarship and fees talks
  • Budgeting
  • Transport/ License
  • Choosing subjects/options

The department offers a range of services which include:
  • One on one interviews for all Year 13's as a priority
  • One on one interviews for all other students by appointment
  • Scholarships – lunchtime workshops, access to ‘Generosity’ GivMe database via the website and assistance with application forms and references
  • Pathways planning – via PCT, workshops and one on one
  • Assistance with option choices for the following year
  • Maori and Pacific Island Career information
  • Gateway – a work-based learning programme for Year 12/13 students
  • Opportunities for students to attend “Student for a Day” and “Taster days” at tertiary institutes/organisations
  • Weekly guest speakers covering pathway opportunities and tertiary requirements
  • Help with writing C.V.s and seeking part time work opportunities
  • Visits from liaison staff of tertiary institutes to help students with applications and course planning
  • Full and part-time job vacancies advertised in the department and online
  • Assistance with interview skills
  • Information on Gap year and exchange opportunities
  • Trade academy opportunities via Weltec and Whitireia in Construction, Automotive, Social and Community and Services with pastoral support 
  • Pathways support particularly in Tourism
  • Accommodation information
  • Work readiness and employment skills
  • Barista through the Brew Cafe 

If you click on this link to on Careers NZ, it will take you direct to their site. or go to our web page labelled "How Can I Help Myself". Another helpful new resource called Show My Pathway indicates what subject choices lead to what vocational pathways. Download it to your smartphone or computer.

All students can follow the link here if seeking information on how to create a successful CV, (you must 'save' this CV to your own device before you can modify it for your needs) or go to the block above labelled "CV's and Job Finding Skills".

We have a new booking system. :) Click on the book now link

To discuss your interests, subject choices, talents and aspirations, you need to make an appointment with Mrs Greenstreet. I am located in the Careers Office, which is located next to the Deans' Office Level 1 of the Tower block. Please ensure that you are not missing any exams, assessments or important lessons when you make an appointment time. Parents are welcome to attend.

Our Career and Transition 2017 team:

Transition Manager/ Gateway Co-ordinator               Mrs Dawn Hall

Transition & STAR Co-ordinator                                  Ms Fran Forrest

Transition and STAR Co-ordinator                              Mrs Anna Sims

BreWCafe Manager                                                       Mr Anthony Maglaque 

Teacher in Charge  Trade Academy                            Mr Graeme Cowie

Teacher in Charge of Pathways                                   Mrs Edwina Cormack

HOD Tourism                                                                  Mr Michael Ellett

TIC year 12 Tourism                                                       Mr Patrick Smith

HOD Careers /Transition /TIC Gateway                        Mrs Tia Greenstreet