Gateway students graduating
Te Puke High School held its Gateway graduation at The Orchard Church recently.
Students, parents, caregivers, employers and staff were present to acknowledge the Gateway and Trades Academy students’ achievements and celebrate their successes. The students spoke briefly about their placement, and their future plans for 2019.
Former Gateway students Nicole Gerke and Jaden Charrington shared their stories about their Gateway placements and where they are now.
Nicole completed her placement with Jo Thompson at Hair Affare and is now enrolled at Hair to Train in Tauranga on their Youth Guarantee Course, completing a New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing Level 3.
Jaden completed his placement with BOP Film and is now working there as an intern and their youth ambassador. Jaden is also a youth ambassador for Baycourt Theatre.
Top Gateway students 2018 Award went to Alazae Davis Peters and Wairua Roberts.
Merit Certificates were awarded to Hannah Hughes-Outen, Chad Spitz, Nicole Gerke, Wairua Roberts, Bwatiku Tonganibeia, Nikora Fitzgerald, Hohua Waka, Hoira Watson, Jordan Milsom and Alazae Davis Peters.
Top Trades Academy Student 2018 Award went to Ryan White-Parsons.
The evening’s celebrations were proof of the effectiveness and importance of the Gateway and Trades Academy Programmes for students, previous students and their employers, says Gateway administrator Sarah Healey.
“We work together to gain positive outcomes with several students receiving apprenticeships, full-time employment and others continuing their education with further training.”
Employers were acknowledged and thanked for their assistance by students and staff .
“They are vital to the continued success of this programme providing workplace learning opportunities for students in their chosen industry.”
■ Any employers wishing to be involved in the Gateway Programme for 2019 are asked to contact Sarah on 021 037 5268, 07 572 9769 ext 315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alazae Davis Peters