Careers and Transition Services

Career guidance is focused on helping students to make decisions based on an understanding of their abilities, skills, interests, work values and personality and on the options open to them. People today more frequently face on-going, successive work and study transitions as well as career changes and developments. This approach also aims at equipping them with career-planning skills to face future decisions. Career guidance is not therefore, simply based on the concept of matching people and jobs.

Self assessment, consideration of external influences such as lifestyle requirements, family pressures, work opportunities as well as research and evaluation of career options and training are all part of our career guidance and transition services.

***Click here for upcoming University Info Evening's happening in May / June***


Mrs Ginny Stainton - Careers Advisor [email protected]
Mrs Diane Cameron - Careers Assist/STAR Co-ordinator [email protected]
Ms Vicki Strong - GATEWAY Co-ordinator [email protected]

Career Counselling

Access to Careers Advisor
5 weekdays including lunchtimes

Careers Seminars

All NZ universities present to students at TGS
University course planning and enrolment assistance
Guest presenters from the world of work

Careers and Transition Services

CV writing, job search skills, applications and letter writing
Careers Resource Centre
Prospectuses, books, dvds, journals, course
related career information
Career guidance computer programmes
Student for a Day
Senior visits to tertiary institutes

GATEWAY and STAR Programme

Work Placement and Short Taster Courses at tertiary institutes
Justice of the Peace
Verification of Birth Certificate and qualifications

Careers and Transition Services is situated in the Senior Learning Centre (under the school library).
We welcome emails or phone contact: Phone +64 9 489 4167

Scholarships and Grants

See senior management with regard to scholarships offered to TGS students.

Refer to individual university scholarship pages.

givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals. givME is accessible from TGS computers and public libraries (click login to begin)

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2019. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.

For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page

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