Otamatea High School
Otamatea High School




Otamatea High School offers students career education and career guidance. From year 7 to year 13 students are involved in activities during dedicated whanau times. 

The number of activities increase as students get older and closer to leaving school. All year group are also offered opportunities to go on career trips. Some of these are close by such as the year 7 and 8 work place trips in Maungaturoto. Other trips go further afield to Auckland, for example the trip to the Careers Expo. Students are also offered specific work place education and they can gain unit standards when they complete the assessments.

Personal interviews and career guidance is also offered to all students, especially when choosing subjects and in year 12 and 13. Parents and caregivers can also be involved in these.


Our Goal

To give every student the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and attributes that expand and enhance their ability to manage their career and make informed learning decisions throughout their life. All students will have a career pathway to employment or further tertiary training before they leave school.


Students who would like advice about their careers, the best school subjects to choose to put them on the right track for their chosen career path and information about tertiary courses or on the job training, can make an appointment with the Career Adviser.


The careers office is at the Hub / Te Pokapu but you might also find me either in the Textiles Room or A4  and on duty around the A- and D-block end of the school three times a week. Or send me an email and I will contact you during whanau time.


Lower down on this page is the School's Careers Calendar where you will find information about career events, visitors coming to the school, scholarships, as well as other opportunities that arise through the year.


For further information contact Mrs Elizabeth van den Berg at sev@otamatea.school.nz