Transition

Te whakawhiti

'Transition' includes Modules, Trades and Gateway.

The Transition department offers a range of courses to prepare students for life after school. 

Courses include life-skills (finances, budgeting, drivers’ licence, food for flatting, etc), and preparing students for work (CV's, workplace skills, etc).

 

Within this department we offer a range of courses that can be studied within school (Modules and Gateway), and outside school (Trades Academy, Gateway placements, Techtorium, etc.). Some of these courses involve placement with Tertiary providers or workplaces for 1-2 days per week.

Tuakau College Transition Teachers

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Mrs A. Dinneen

HLA Transition

a.dinneen@tuakaucollege.com

Mrs S. Davies

Gateway Co-ordinator

s.davies@tuakaucollege.com

Ms S. Askew

Careers Advisor

s.askew@tuakaucollege.com

Mrs R. Withers-Lauer

Transition Teacher

r.withers-lauer@tuakaucollege.com

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MODULES

The senior Modules course has been created to provide within-school learning for students who are interested in gaining life skills and preparing for the workplace. Each Modules class will be made up of a range of Unit Standards related to the needs and interests of the students. The Modules classes are available to all senior students, of any academic ability. No pre-requisites are required to study Modules.

 
The Year 11 Modules programme will be made up of a range of Unit Standards which may include:

  • Financial Literacy

  • Manaaki Marae

  • Managing Stress

  • Learner Driver’s Licence

  • Keeping Yourself Healthy

  • Ready for Work

  • Numeracy

 

The Year 12 Modules programme will be made up of a range of Unit Standards which may include:

  • Restricted Driver’s Licence

  • Food for Flatting

  • World of Work

  • Financial Literacy

  • Study Techniques

 

The Year 13 Modules programme will be made up of a range of Unit Standards which may include:

  • World of Work

  • Community Involvement

  • Working with Others

  • Study Techniques

TRADES ACADEMY

Tuakau College is fortunate to be in partnership with MIT Trades Academy, to provide students opportunities to study at MIT Manukau 1-2 days per week. The Trades Academy programme includes courses in Mechanics, Building, Nursing, Scaffolding and many more.  Students work with tutors to experience hands-on learning. NCEA credits are offered in the Trades Academy programme.

Students in Years 12 and 13 are eligible to study with the Trades Academy. Placement in the Trades Academy programme is at the discretion of the school.  More information about the Academy will be provided in early Term 3 each year and students will be asked to register their interest.  Please note this is a year-long commitment.

For more information, please contact Mrs S. Davies or Mrs A. Dinneen.

GATEWAY

The Gateway programme allows students an opportunity to learn skills for the workplace while participating in hands-on learning in the community. Where possible, placements will be sought for students who are interested in working in an apprenticeship-type placement. Gateway is ideal for students looking to move into the areas of Automotive, Electrical, Building, Forestry, Hairdressing and many other hands-on workplaces.

Placement in the Gateway programme is at the discretion of the school. Please note that while we try our best to place students in local businesses, this cannot always be guaranteed.

For more information, please contact Mrs S. Davies, Mrs R. Withers-Lauer, or Mrs A. Dinneen.