by AGHS

VOCATIONAL: EMPLOYMENT RELATED COURSES - Whakamahi

The subjects we offer as employment related courses - Whakamahi

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LEVEL 2 (YEAR 12)

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DIRECTIONS - DIR222

This course is most suitable for girls who would like to develop transferable skills that will prepare them for the transition to life beyond school. It is also suitable for Year 12 students who are yet to gain NCEA Level 1.

The course can be individualised to match the student's needs and interests. Topics include: assertiveness, problem solving, employment, future planning, and a work experience opportunity. Connections to the school’s “Gateway” programme may be possible for some students.

Learning aims to develop self-awareness, personal confidence, and the competencies necessary for participating successfully in life. 

Entry Requirements: Interview required

Credits: 18-25 at Level 2

Contact: Ms N Guinness 

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HOSPITALITY - HOS222

In this course, students will demonstrate the skills and appropriate knowledge needed to show a range of practical culinary tasks, and restaurant service skills in a commercial environment. There will be opportunities for students to complete catering experience through school functions. The assessments for the restaurant service standards will require some out of school commitments to work school functions. 

Entry Requirements: Nil 

Credits: 24 at Level 2 

Contact: Ms K Hoare 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT - ECD222

This course will focus on children's health and basic needs.

The well-being of children in childcare, an examination of childhood attachment behaviours and the food and nutrition of children will also be covered. Students will learn a range of skills related to the care and development of infants and young children along with report writing skills. 

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 19 at Level 2

Contact: Mrs R Armstrong

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TOURISM STUDIES - TRS222

This unit standard based programme includes study of New Zealand and global tourism, and customer services related to the industry. This course is aimed at students who are highly motivated and able to work independently who are looking at a career in tourism. 

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: Up to 24 credits at Level 2 and up to 18 credits at Level 3

Contact: Mrs G Franklin

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LEVEL 3 (YEAR 13)

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT - ECD333

This course will focus on child development from birth to age 5 and an examination of Te Whariki, the Early Childhood Curriculum. Students will also develop and

implement learning plans for children and learn about the importance of play in child development. Students will develop an ability to examine a variety of written texts and learn to relate well to both adults and children. They will also learn to self-manage visits to local pre-schools to actively work with children. 

Entry Requirements: Nil

Credits: 19 at Level 3

Contact: Mrs R Armstrong

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HOSPITALITY - HOS333

In this course students will further develop the skills learnt from HOS222 in a practical commercial kitchen setting, with a focus on serving restaurant style and quality meals. Students will develop a variety of culinary skills through preparation and cooking of vegetables, hot and cold desserts and further develop their knowledge of culinary terms.

There will be opportunities for the students to complete catering experience through school functions. 

Entry Requirements: Students need to hold unit standard 167, which is gained from HOS222

Credits: 18 at Level 3

Contact: Ms K Hoare

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TOURISM - TRS333

This unit standard based programme includes study of New Zealand, Australian and Pacific Island tourism. This course is aimed at students who are highly motivated and able to work independently who are looking at a career in tourism. 

Entry Requirements: Nil 

Credits: A possible 24 credits

Contact: Mrs G Franklin