Student Futures

At St Peter’s, Cambridge we recognise the importance of providing quality careers support for your child.

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We have an integrated approach to careers support. Through the curriculum, co-curricular involvement, and our pastoral care systems, we promote the development of essential skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for making sound career choices. This will enable students to confidently navigate their career–life journey.

The Student Futures Department is nestled within the Library and Information Centre, easily accessible to all students.  We have excellent Student Futures Consultants, with a huge depth of experience and many useful resources to help your child make the best possible career choices as they look ahead to their next steps beyond secondary school.

Student Futures have excellent services including:

  • individual guidance meetings with students and parents provided by our qualified, career–life consultants
  • assistance with curriculum choices
  • weekly emails with up-to-date careers information and opportunities for students
  • career management workshops for students on: CV preparation, understanding tertiary options, preparing applications, interview skills, researching scholarships, etc
  • seminars for parents explaining the entry requirements for tertiary courses
  • a range of visits to, and presentations from, tertiary institutions, Industrial Training Organisations, Private Training Establishments, worksites and alumni
  • tertiary course planning and enrolment sessions from all New Zealand universities and local polytechs
  • promoting employment and scholarship opportunities, including access to a database for scholarships
  • prospectuses from tertiary providers throughout New Zealand and some international universities
  • vocational pathways offered such as Wintec and BCITO.

We support each student’s individual career aspirations. When they leave us, our graduates begin their career–life journeys in a wide variety of different ways.  These include enrolling in degree courses both in New Zealand and overseas, GAP year opportunities, certificate/diploma courses, apprenticeships, pursuing regional and national level sporting endeavours, and joining the armed forces.

Email the Student Futures team for more information or to make an appointment.

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