Student Services

The Student Services Centre is the base for the pastoral support of students at Glendowie College.

The centre has a full-time receptionist who is also the contact person for absences and houses the year level Deans and Gifted and Talented Education Leader. The Guidance Counsellors may be found in the Guidance Office opposite Room 9 (Technology).

The college has a strong emphasis on meeting the pastoral needs of its students.



Click here to find out about Glendowie College GATEWAY PROGRAMME

Click here to view 2015 Careers Newsletters

Students at Glendowie College are provided Careers Guidance and support in making vocational/educational decisions.

The Careers Advisors (Mr D James and Mrs S Caiger) provide students with a range of opportunities and experiences which encourage them to make informed choices about their future education, training and career pathways within or outside the college.

Careers education is offered at all levels of the school curriculum. The careers department arranges tertiary liaison information visits from or to polytechnics and universities, as well as the annual Careers Expo held in the third term.

The Careers Centre has up-to-date information on courses and qualifications for all New Zealand tertiary providers. The careers staff also provide support to students on course enrolments, applications to Halls of Residence and available scholarships.

Students also have access to various videos and job descriptions for all occupational groups. CareersQuest, a computer aided Careers guidance programme, is available online to all students in the college.

Mr D James and Mrs S Caiger are available, by appointment, for careers information, guidance and advice for all students (and parents) at the college. They are also available to assist students in subject selection for the next school year.

To make an appointment to see one of our Careers Advisors, please telephone Mrs McCabe (Careers Administrator) on 09 575 0798.


What’s available…….

  1. FOR ALL NZ TERTIARY EDUCATION PROVIDERS – UNIVERSITIES / INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY / POLYTECHNICS / PRIVATE TRAINING PROVIDERS Prospectuses, Course Information booklets, Enrolment packs, Halls of Residence Information and Applications
  2. Careers Quest – a computer aided careers guidance programme -
  3. Job description files in all interest areas
  4. Internet access to Career websites


New University Entrance Requirement from 2014

2015 University of Auckland Entry Requirements (Rank Scores / Subject Requirements)

Year 13 students will be given the careers newsletters via their Form Class.

Click on the newsletter to view:

2015 Careers Newsletter No.1 - March

2015 Careers Newsletter No.2 - May

2015 Careers Newsletter No.3 - June

2015 Scholarship Newsletter No.1 - June

2015 Careers Newsletter No.4 - June

2015 Careers Newsletter No.5 - July

2015 Careers Newsletter No.6 - July

2015 Careers Newsletter No.7 - September

2015 Careers Newsletter No.8 - November


The Career Services
Auckland University
Canterbury University
Lincoln University
Manukau Institute of Technology
Massey University
Otago University
Victoria University
Waikato University


 Quote from a Gateway student: “most of us are afraid of getting our first job or deciding what we want to do in the future. Parents and teachers are always talking about our future when we haven’t had a second thought about it. Gateway helps kids to realise what’s out there and what us, as the next generation can achieve. Go for it!”


Gateway is a programme funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) which enables a limited number of senior secondary school students to experience real workplaces. Through the programme students spend time in workplaces with local employers (usually one day a week) enabling them to learn about the industry they are interested in which can assist with career decisions. There is no cost to employers or students.

How does Gateway work? The programme is designed for students who have shown a particular interest in an industry and is targeted primarily to students who are less likely to go to university. The Gateway Coordinator along with Deans and teachers identify students who could benefit from the programme. They are required to apply to the programme with a CV and cover letter and attend an interview. The coordinator works with local employers to place students in a workplace one day a week. At the same time they will be working on achieving a minimum of 10 NCEA credits by completion of unit standards which are over and above their classroom subjects.

For employers involvement in the programme is an opportunity to bring an extra pair of hands into the workplace, to show case an industry and workplace, to give something back to local communities and for staff to gain experiences in training and to access potential future employees.

Please contact the Gateway Co-ordinator with any questions.

Sue Caiger |Gateway Coordinator |Glendowie College

DDI: 575 9128 ext 167 | 021 247 8926


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