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The Careers Department is located right next to the School Library and open from 10am – 3pm for students to pop in for Career Appointments, Part-time Job Opportunities and Gateway Placements.

Students are encouraged to view and take away the vast array of Tertiary promotional material available for their research into careers and training. 

The Careers Advisor is available for students to make an appointment to discuss their personal career pathway options and opportunities. 

The Gateway Co-ordinator can organise after school Industry placements for students to gain work experience. In the second half of Term 3 we hope to offer students the opportunity to apply for part-time work after school and in the holidays from a range of local business operators. A current CV will be a pre-requisite for students applying for these positions. 

Watch this space and the school Facebook pages for further details! 


All students should keep an eye on the school year level Facebook pages for news on the many events and opportunities coming up!

1 August 2022         
REMINDER: All University Halls of Residence application online process opens 

26 August 2022       
ALL DAY   Victoria University of Wellington Open Day in Wellington

26 August 2022       
ALL DAY  Massey University Wellington Campus Open Day in Wellington

27 August 2022       
ALL DAY   University of Auckland Open Day. FREE BUS LEAVES FROM RBHS 6AM AND RETURNS APPROV 5PM. Register online. At the Auckland Campus

27 August 2022     
ALL DAY  AUT (Auckland University of Technology) Open Day - Auckland Campus

26 August 2022     
REMINDER Closing date for most University entrance scholarships Check University websites

30 August  2022   
REMINDER  All Halls of Residence first round applications CLOSE    All Universities

31 August 2022   
REMINDER  Bachelor of Teaching applications due also Performance Music auditions due for all universities


Mānawa Mai | Open Day - Saturday 27 August
Get a taste of your future and experience what it’s like to be part of our whānau at Open Day. Explore our vibrant campus in the heart of Auckland, check out our faculties, chat to our staff and students and get a feel for what Waipapa Taumata Rau is all about. Expect an action-packed day with live performances, DJs, food trucks and activities and discover the social side of university. It’s the perfect way to get started on your journey with us.

Mānawa Mai | Open Day – Buses  
On Saturday 27 August, buses will again be run in Auckland, from surrounding regions and for those travelling from the airport to support students travelling to Mānawa Mai | Open Day. We encourage students to register for Mānawa Mai | Information Evening and Open Day following which they will be send details to register for airport, regional or Auckland buses.


Residential colleges
Residential college applications open on 1 August. Students can apply through their eVision portal. Please reassure your students that it is not a race to get a place. Encourage them to apply by mid September and absolutely by 30 September for the first round of offers. For more information: otago.ac.nz/future-students/accommodation


Māori Students, Health Sciences at Otago Online Information Session.
Tēnā koutou katoa! Nei rā te mihi maioha ki a koutou ngā tauira Māori. Thursday, September 1st at 4pm, The Māori Health Workforce Development Unit are hosting an online seminar for Māori students to virtually come together to learn about the University of Otago and the various health degrees and study options Otago offers! The MHWDU will cover; The support available for Māori students at Otago, information about Otago's health professional programmes (medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy & medical laboratory science) and other fantastic health sciences degree options. 

You will learn about the support available for Māori students and hear from current Otago students' in different health pathways. If you would like more information or if you would like to register, please sign up below!

Registration Link for Māori students

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The link is https://www.moneyhub.co.nz/scholarships-nz.html

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 2023. 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

MoneyHub has 10+ NCEA resources to help everyone attain merits and excellences - check it out and prepare for upcoming internals and externals with confidence.


Leaving School Magazine – Issue #24
The magazine is now available to read online: www.oliverlee.co.nz/leavingschool-issue-24 or www.leavingschool.co.nzand can be easily downloaded onto PC’s, iPads, Smart phones and other devices.