MALAGA MAHI HUB (Journey to your pathway/career) - Previously Careers Department

The School’s Careers department is available to help parents and students with;

  • Career planning
  • Career pathways
  • Course selection
  • General careers/ vocational/ work related information.

Career planning becomes critically important in Years 11 and 12.  It is better to have a plan/ goal and then change it than it is to have none at all.  The key is to keep “options” open and to study subjects that the student is interested in and motivated to work.

English and Mathematics are essential to at least Year 12 as Tertiary study require a high level of Literacy and Numeracy.

With NCEA, students must be aware of what the “Common Entrance Standards” are to attend University and Polytechs are, as they start in Yr 11.

The Careers Department offers a number of career assessment opportunities: (Careerquest, Futureselves, Career Interest test, Pathfinder, and Self-directed Search) both in and out of the class as well as looking at the World of Work.

Any parent/guardian wishing to discuss their son's "future" can call and make an appointment both in and out of schooltime.

The Careers Counsellor is Mr. P. Mose (BA (Hons), GradDipTchg(Sec), Dip. Career Development, CG.Ca)


This is a program that opens the gate between school and the world of work,  which allows students to gain experience in a local workplace. The focus is to gain workplace industry credits. Topics covered in the classroom include Site safety, Customer Services, CV writing, Interview Skills, and Personal Career Planning. Students spend one day a week out of school in the workforce, gaining relevant skills and experience.

The Gateway Programme is a structured workplace learning opportunity for senior students (Years 12-13). It is an opportunity for senior students to gain hands-on experience relevant to their field of study or in the industry, they want to work in when they leave school.

Enterprise Waitakere and Kelston Boys High School negotiate the placement of participating students with suitable employers. The safety of the learning environment is ensured and students are closely monitored whilst on Work Placement.

An individual Work Place Learning Plan will be designed for each student and will provide details of study and assessment in the workplace.

Students gain credits towards industry standards (NZQA) or National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEDA).


  • A realistic insight into working life and real work experience
  • An understanding of available opportunities and possible future career prospects
  • Placements could lead to an apprenticeship opportunity
  • Gain workplace confidence by applying theory and practical skills learned in the workplace
  • Practical work experience (Highly valued by employers).
  • Credit achievement towards National Qualifications and NCEA

”This is not a work experience program, nor is it a program for underachievers. It is a program designed to assist schools to make learning relevant to the needs of all students, and to ensure that young people have a smooth transition from school to work.”

Mr. Pat Mose

📱 09-818-6185 Ext: 407

📧 or 

8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Unless you schedule an appointment at a different time)