Careers and Transition

James Major - Currie Electrical
Gateway Damon Rakich

Andrew Caldwell-Smith – Industrial Stainless Design (top)

James Major – Currie Electrical

Damon Rakich – Absolute Stainless

The Careers Advisor is available for a range of services including subject and career planning, as well as tertiary information and scholarships. A number of programmes and initiatives to support student achievement arise from the Careers Office over the course of the year. Field trips and school-based presentations also feature in this area.

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Contact: Mrs. D. Miller

Gateway Work Placement Programme

Each year, up to 100 students are part of the Gateway programme at WBHS, working with businesses in a huge range of industries.  Each year our supportive employers willingly take students on placement. Gateway is a huge success for boys and often helps them understand the importance of what they are being offered in the classroom, especially in Mathematics, English and Science, which they may easily underrate.

To find out more about the Gateway Programme call (09) 470 0192 or email

The Gateway programme is designed to strengthen the pathway for students from school to workplace learning and employment.  It is available to any boy in the senior school who is keen to explore an employment pathway and is on the way to being ready for work. A Gateway experience provides young people with valuable learning and assessment in real workplaces, and helps them make decisions about the future.  It also allows employers an obligation free opportunity to view students as prospective employees. Eleven of our 2014 Gateway students gained apprenticeships or cadetships in the electrical, panel beating, joinery, engineering, and security industries.

Gateway Logan Reid
Trent Hodkinson-Gough CAT
Gateway Conner Metcalf
Gateway Joel Cullen

Logan Reid – Reid Construction (top)

Trent Hodkinson – Gough CAT

Conner Metcalf – ISD

Joel Cullen – Brian Craig Engineering