STAR / Gateway


Upcoming Events


22.07.2024 8:45 am - 9:45 am
First day of Term 3


23.07.2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AGGS Foundation Meeting


13.08.2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AGGS Foundation Meeting


16.08.2024 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Founding Day

Careers Education at Auckland Girls' Grammar

To equip our girls for the world, Auckland Girls Grammar conducts career education at every year level and provides a multitude of opportunities for career learning. We aim to build career competencies from a young age to equip students with the confidence and resilience they need to navigate their future. 

We support students with any career they aspire to. We offer regular University talks throughout the year, CV workshops, practice interviews, subject advice, and much more. 

Our full-time Careers Advisor is Mrs Maggie Hames. Mrs Hames has appointments with students about their plans - it could be subject choices, where to study, or how to get a certain job. She has more than 25 years of experience in career education and has many industry connections. She is also the key staff member responsible for scholarship applications and references. You can email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Gateway Programme

Gateway is a school-run work experience programme involving one day a week in an industry work placement for 5 to 10 days. Students can choose from a range of industries - construction, hairdressing, customer service, and cookery, to name a few. 

Alongside the practical experience in the workplace, students complete assessments tailored to the industry. Students receive NCEA credits for this work (an average of 20 credits per student), some of which are transferable to apprenticeships upon leaving school. 

Gateway is fully funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). This includes any uniform or equipment needed for the workplace and can also include transport costs. 

Students are interviewed by the Gateway Co-ordinator to determine the student's suitability for the work placement. Students are expected to have good attendance at school and to be passionate about the chosen industry. 

Gateway Co-ordinator: Miss Laura Goulden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


These are alternative, non-traditional courses funded by the Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR). STAR was established in 1996 following a Ministerial Reference Group's recommendation that secondary schools be granted additional funding from which they could provide programmes in non-national curriculum courses for their senior students.  The programmes, in full or in part, need to lead to assessment towards credit against unit standards on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) or towards other tertiary qualifications in non-national curriculum courses.

For additional information, contact the Careers advisor Mrs Maggie Hames.

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