At McGlashan, your son will have access to a range of opportunities and support that will help him to explore career pathways, and assist him with his transition out of school.
Students begin learning about their strengths and interests in Year 7 and 8, through the SEEK programme, and this continues throughout the junior school.
As students shift into the senior school, they are invited to attend Year 10 careers interviews, with the purpose of assisting them make subject decisions for Year 11. Careers interviews are also held in Years 12 and 13, to provide support and guidance as needed.
Our students can explore different career pathways through the Gateway programme, on offer in Years 12 and 13, which consists of a weekly work placement. We also encourage our students to take part in the Otago Secondary Tertiary College, run in conjunction with Otago Polytechnic, a weekly course in areas not offered as traditional school subjects. We use our STAR, secondary tertiary allocation resource, from the Ministry to support students who wish to take short courses, or explore different options. In Year 13, some of our students opt into university papers to extend their experience and knowledge.
Your son will have access to the McGlashan careers weebly, and can make a time to see the Careers Advisor, Rachael Gardiner, at any time.