Year 13

Transition is Period 4 on Wednesdays

This is a compulsory programme for all Year 13s. We offer a diverse range of speakers. For you to get the most out of it, it requires you to keep an open mind about your future possibilities.

Click here to view the 2017 Programme:  2017 Transition Programme Year 13

Click here to view the 2017 Class Lists:  2017 Year 13 Class Lists

Year 13 is divided into groups and each group rotates through the module programme. There are four x four lesson modules:

  • JJ – this programme offers insights into getting yourself motivated for study, fitness and making healthy lifestyles choices.
  • Kiwi Host Certificate – This is a certificate course taught by Kiwi Host. The course consists of workshops on customer service skills and pre-employment. On completion of the course students receive a Kiwi Host Certificate which can be invaluable when applying for jobs.
  • Short Takes Cooking – The aim of this module is to prepare you for eating well when you go flatting. You will cook a variety of healthy, economical and easy-to-prepare dishes.
  • Preparing for Next Year – This module works through some of the ‘need to knows’ for next year. The module covers: financial challenges (SavY), financing tertiary study (student loans, allowances, and scholarships), you and your community (Challenge 2000).

Tertiary Institutions:

In this part of the programme you will attend sessions provided by Universities and Polytechs. You owe it to yourself to build an understanding of what study options may be available to you. These sessions are a mix of getting you to think about what tertiary study requires and the programmes offered by each institution. Sessions are usually early in the year to help you make informed choices. Victoria University, Massey University, Otago University, Weltec and Whitirea all take a session. We base our selection of presentations on where ex-students study and whether the institution is local.

Future Possibilities:

These are menu sessions. We offer a selection of speakers and you can select which one you want to attend. This year we will have speakers from the Defence Forces, young Lawyers, Velocity Recruitment, NZ Tourism College, Gap year programmes, Personal Profile Testing and NZ Career College. We are open to suggestions for this part of our programme.

Study Sessions:

At the end of each term when internal workloads are heaviest, we run study sessions to help you self-manage your workload.

Leadership/University Class:

This is a class that is timetabled into the Transition programme but operates as a standalone class. To be in the class you are either a member of the leadership team with lots of extra responsibilities or you have been invited to study a Level 100 University paper as an extension of your existing programme.