by Mrs Anita Body

Careers Update

Girl Boss Presentation & Workshop

Today we have been really fortunate to have Alexia Hibertidou, the founder of Girl Boss NZ  visit GHS to talk to all Year 11- 13 girls before holding a workshop with a smaller group of Yr 12 & 13 students.

Alexia is the CEO of GirlBoss NZ - the school project which has grown to become NZ's largest organisation for young women. Founded when Alexia was just 16, GirlBoss now has 13 and a half thousand members.

She has received over 30 awards for her work including being named the 2019 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award Winner, Semi-Finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year, and 2020 Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the year.

Alexia was also awarded a Queen's Young Leader Award for Services to the Commonwealth by Her Majesty, The Queen, at Buckingham Palace. She was selected from over 20,000 nominations and is the youngest Commonwealth Citizen to hold this honour.

Liaison Visits

This term our Yr 12 and 13 students have had the chance to find out more about university options and processes, with the liaison officers from University of Canterbury and the University of Otago visiting in the last fortnight.

The liaison officer from Lincoln University will also visit on Monday 12 April at lunchtime in K1. All Year 13 and 12 students are welcome to attend.

Next term representatives from Otago Polytechnic (Thursday 6 May) and Ara (Monday 10 May) will speak to all Yr 12 & 13 students at Whanaungatanga Time on the respective days.

RYDA - Road Safety 

RYDA is a road safety programme delivered by Road Safety Education Ltd and each year our Year 12 students attend this day in Timaru where they learn valuable skills and information about all aspects of road safety. As last year's Year 12's missed this event due to Covid-19, all Year 12 and 13 students will attend this year. It will be held on Thursday 15 April at Levels Raceway. There is no charge to students for this event. Permission forms have been emailed home and we would appreciate it if you could return these if this hasn’t occurred yet.

UC Campus Tour

We were hoping to take a group of Yr 12 students to the UC Discovery Day this term. Unfortunately UC has been unable to accommodate us due to huge demand for this event, so we are now working on a plan to take interested Yr 12 and 13 students to UC for a Campus Tour. This is likely to occur at the end of Term 2. Please keep an eye out for further information.

New GHS Careers Website

We have developed a new Careers and Transitions website for students and their whanau to access to find out about all sorts of options, opportunities and information about leaving school. There is information about all sorts of tertiary education, employment opportunities, and programmes, along with upcoming events and courses within our school. To find out more please visit the GHS website or click here.

Please see Mrs Body if you are interested in attending any careers related events or if you have any questions about the information shared in this newsletter.