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Mrs Linda Barnett —

Gateway has had another successful year. With twenty eight students through the Gateway programme we managed to end the year with a very successful NCEA credit pass rate. This has only been achieved with hard work and determination given by our Gateway students.

Most of our Year 12 students are returning to school next year to complete their education. Many Year 13 students are off to University and further education.  

Jaime took on the challenge and passed most of the Level 3 credits available to her before the end of Term 3. Jaime also took on extra courses to make the most of her Gateway programme to help her into her career.  This dedication earned her the Gateway Trophy for 1st in class in Gateway this year.  

All students who entered in the retail customer service pathway passed and had amazing exposure to a career in retail, with some gaining part time employment.

Other career choices were: Police, Security, Pastry Chef, Teacher, Building, Interior Design, Midwifery, Military, Social Work, Elderly Care, Vet, Film Technician, Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Nurse, Tourism, Flight Attendant, Mechanic and Childcare.  We have these and most other career options available to our students who want to enrol with Gateway for 2023.

We must thank all the businesses/organisations that have supported the Hornby High School Gateway programme this year. We recognise that without them there would be less success for our students moving out into their chosen careerpathways.