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New to the Careers Team


Samantha Paki has joined the Careers team. Her role is to co-ordinate and manage placement of students in work experience, Gateway programs, set learning goals and co-ordinate the achievement of these goals with students, providers and employers. She will also be co-ordinating the Futures Academy. Miss Paki comes from a dynamic background which includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, overseas experience on superyachts, running a business in the trades, among others.


Please contact Sam if you can offer to support our rangitahi who are keen to experience what it's like ‘on the job’! spaki@tgc.school.nz and 07 578 8114 ext 2131.

We’re excited to have four Year 13 students enrolled in the Police Pathways Program delivered here in Tauranga. All students are keen to explore this career option and earn dispensation for the Police application pre-requirements - www.newcops.govt.nz

Fitness is key for applying for the Police force and each week students will be taken through their paces by Aiden Butterworth from MAHI Performance. Aiden pioneered the Mahi Performance approach from his background as a Physical Training Instructor in the New Zealand Army Physical Training Corps.

Image by: NZ Police


Also joining us this year are approximately 30 students for the Futures Academy Pathways Program. Students are from Level 2 and 3, and they will participate in a variety of programs ranging from Agriculture, Engineering, Hospitality and Retail. These courses are delivered one or two days per week by Toi Ohomai, across their Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua campuses.

Image by: BoPFutures Academy