Year 11

Transition is Period 4 on Wednesdays

Click here to view the 2018 Programme:  Year 11 Transition Programme 2018

Click here to view the 2018 Class Lists:  Year 11 Transition Classes

The programme explained:


There are four longer modules in the programme run by outside providers. They allow time to build and develop skills.

  1. Self Defence – You will learn how to take some responsibility for your own personal safety and how to respond quickly to cope with a threatening situation.
  2. Caring for Kids – This programme is taught by NZ Plunket. The course teaches you how to care for younger members of your family. It is also especially useful for students wanting baby-sitting work.
  3. Driving – This course equips you as a road user. It teaches you how to keep safe and legal on our roads.
  4. Dance – This module gives you a chance to move around, have some fun and helps you cope with stress.

Managing learning and future focus:

These sessions aim to support you in your learning and help you build a future pathway. These are one or two week sessions.

  1. ‘Taking Control’ – two sessions on how to take control and reflect on your learning. There is one session at the start of the year that requires you to think about your goals for the year. Then later in the year, another session where you are required to revisit your goals and reflect on your progress. We also look at how NCEA works. There is a student workbook that supports this programme.
  2. ‘Career Kete’ – two sessions that will help you with deciding what type of career you think would be suited to you.  You will also learn how to apply for a job, and it also covers CV writing and interview skills.
  3. ‘Gotta Get a Job’ – two sessions to cover CV writing, job applications and interview tips.
  4. University – this session introduces you to University study to help you make informed choices as you progress through school. The session is provided by Victoria University.

Survival skills:

(Provided by outside presenters)

  1. SavY Workshops – this session teaches financial literacy. It is provided by a group of tertiary students.
  2. NZ Police – they teach a workshop and run a discussion on how to keep safe in the city

Study sessions:

Through out the year we run study sessions to help you self-manage your workload.


The Transition programme aims to broaden your understanding and equip you for life beyond school. The programme is varied and is put together based on the recommendations of last year’s Year 11 students, staff and parents.

We offer a mix of upskilling, practical training and opportunities to explore new skills. You work in class groups and each class rotates through the programme.

Please be aware our programme is subject to change because we are juggling staff, students, rooms and outside providers.