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He was very generous with his time and the presentation he prepared and shared. Subject choice options evening This was held in the Chapman Room and, after a brief introduction from Assistant Principal – Curriculum Nicole Billante, parents and boys were able to talk to various Heads of Department about current and future subject options, prerequisite subjects, and future planning. Emphasis is put on keeping options open from an early stage and not to have a fixed mindset in the junior years. I was able to demonstrate to parents some simple ways of course planning. On hand were our three local providers: University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, and Ara Institute of Canterbury. The Curriculum Studies Guide on Schoolbox is also a valuable resource to help with decision making. CATE mini conference Although the Careers and Transition Education (CATE) Conference 2020 had to be cancelled, the Canterbury branch held a one-day mini conference in November. A range of interesting speakers gave delegates much to think about. • Marc Jacquemin from The Networkers talked about “Tech and Digital Habits” and the impact on our physical and mental wellbeing • Careers kaiarahi Leigh Gray discussed “The Use of Digital Tools in Career Conversations” and how to assist students to join the dots and effectively develop their first steps in their career journey • Annabel Barringer from Yoobee looked at “Fueling the Creative and IT Industries”, discussing opportunities in animation, filmmaking, game development, design and technology • Admissions advisor Ashyn Winchester gave an update on “A Career in Technology" and discussed some of the options available at Whitecliffe, from Level 4 papers to a Level 7 degree in

Applied Information Technology

2% Defence Forces

• Nigel Young, Head of Enterprise and Digital Innovation at Ara Institute of Canterbury, introduced “Tech and Digital Innovation – career pathways and programmes” • Senior lecturer Fabian Gilson of the University of Canterbury talked “IT at UC” • Simon Anderson, Regional Growth Manager at ChristchurchNZ, discussed sustainable economic development and city profile agency • Marketing specialist Louise Van Tongeren talked about “Digital Journey and CareerWise” – the development of the website and careers platform used by secondary school careers departments Dr Stuart Charters of Lincoln University and Signal ICT Graduate School looked at “Tech with Everything” • Reuben Roberts from Geeks on Wheels talked “Everyday IT” • MyMahi’s education director Mark Callagher shared how MyMahi can be used to support student career exploration and planning

2% Other providers

Of the 2020 leavers who plan to attend a tertiary institution in 2021, the following indicates their intended areas of study. 32% Commerce / Commerce and Law

11% Engineering

10% Science / Science and Law

8% Arts (BA) /Arts and Law

7% Health Sciences

7% Agriculture – BComAg / BAgSci / BAg / DipAg

6% Design / Product Design / Architecture

5% Sport – Coaching / Management / Science

3% Aviation / Marine

3% Property

3% Computer Science

3% Politics / Economics

2% Defence Forces

Chris Sellars Careers Advisor

YEAR 13 LEAVERS As of November 2020, for boys

leaving at the end of the year, 89% intend to study at tertiary institutions in 2021 and 11% intend to either work, follow their sport, or do a pre-trade course or apprenticeship. The following percentages apply to those who plan to attend a tertiary institution in 2021 and their intended place of study.

42% University of Canterbury

24% University of Otago

11% Lincoln University

8% Victoria University of Wellington

5% University of Auckland

3% AUT

3% Australian or American universities


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