Careers

Ms Vicki Cotton is the Careers Advisor at Sacred Heart  Girls’ College.

  • If  you  wish  to  make  an appointment to see her: ring the school at 856 7874 Ext 2810 or email vcotton@shgcham.school.nz

Making a Career Decision:

It’s never too early to start planning a career choice but many students struggle to find a suitable career option.  Some find there is too much choice or they are unsure of the requirements for work, training or tertiary courses. Parents may feel frustrated that their daughter cannot make a career decision or they lack the in-depth and accurate knowledge to advise about career possibilities in today’s market. Many study options are expensive so it is wise to take the time to make a suitable decision.

Tips for students:

  • Seek help early to make a career decision so you choose suitable subjects. Make an appointment with Mrs Pascoe or talk to your Dean.
  • Gather information from the Career Programmes at Sacred Heart or use the website www.careers.govt.nz.
  • Identify career options that fit your interests,  skills, values and dreams—take into account your academic level.
  • Narrow your list down to two or three.
  • Make a career plan with steps you need to take in order to achieve your goals.  Have a back-up plan.
  • Keep reviewing your plan.

Tips for Parents:

  • Encourage your daughter with her plan—be supportive but realistic.
  • Talk to the Deans or Careers Advisor.
  • Gather information through www.careers.govt.nz.
  • Attend the Option Evening at school

The Careers department deliver programmes at all year levels.  We actively encourage students to ask questions and seek advice.

Course Pathways:  Levels 1 – 3

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Religious Studies Religious Studies Religious Studies/Ethics
Practical Art

Photo/Design

 

Drama

Music*

Painting and Design

Photography

 

Drama*

Music*

Painting*

Photography*

Design

Drama*

Music*

English B*

English C

English A

 

English B*

English C

English A

Media Studies

English B*

English C

English A

Media Studies

French*

German*

Māori*

French*

German*

Māori*

French*

German*

Māori*

Mathematics B*

 

Mathematics C*

Mathematics A

Mathematics B*

 

Mathematics C*

Mathematics A

Calculus*

Statistics and Modelling*

Health

Physical Education

Health +

Physical Education

Health +

Physical Education

Science

 

 

 

Science A

Earth and Space Science

Biology*

Chemistry*

Physics*

Science*

Biology*

Chemistry*

Physics*

 

Accounting

 

Economics

Employment Skills

Geography

History

 

Accounting

 

Economics

Employment Skills

Geography

History *

Tourism

Accounting*

Classical Studies

Economics

Employment Skills

Geography

History *

Tourism*

Food Technology

 

Soft Materials

Graphics

 

Digital Technology

 

Food Technology*

Catering and Hospitality

Fashion/Apparel

Graphics*

 

Digital Technology

 

 

Catering and Hospitality*

Fashion/Apparel

Graphics*

Human Development

Digital Technology

 

*Previous study (or HOF approval) is necessary to study these subjects

+ Proposed future course.

All  courses offered are subject to viable class numbers and staff availability.