“From education to employment: questions to ask at school” is the heading on a recent publication from the Education Review Office. Further reading is offered at www.mckinseyonsociety.com where researchers claim. “Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment?” This is as an important issue for nations as it is for our young people progressing their way through high school to tertiary qualifications and ultimately employment. Choices made in Year 10 can affect the pathway a student takes to tertiary and beyond – those choices being related to their own expectations for excellence, their independence as learners, the subjects they need, the subjects they enjoy and having a post-school destination in mind. Starting out with a destination in mind enhances our sense of purpose and the choices to be made. Important destination questions to ask may include “what qualification do I need for the type of work I want to be involved in?” or conversely, “what will I do with that qualification once I have graduated?” The latter is important if our young people are to avoid having a student loan to repay with poor prospects for employment.
You have now had experience of our school report that reflects the key competencies contained in the NZ Curriculum. The complexity of personal capability is highlighted and it is important for us to assist our young learners understand and develop approaches to work that will support their success over the long term. Without good feedback on critical competencies, our students are unlikely to know what they could or should be doing.
This year, all students have a PNGHS email address. These are given to students through their form class. Students can use this email, address to sign into Google for up to 30GB of storage space, accessible at school or at home.
Fee structure for domestic candidates
• Entry for all NZQF standards and up to 3 scholarship
• Additional scholarship entries: $76.70 per subject.
Fee structure for international fee paying candidates
• Entry for all NZQF standards: $383.30
• Scholarship entries: $102.20 per subject.
Payments of NCEA Fees to Palmerston North Girls’ High School are to be made to the PNGHS Accounts Office during Term 2.
• Students may apply for a reduction in their NCEA fee if
their parent receives a Work & Income Benefit or has a Community
Services Card (pay $20 per candidate or maximum of $30 per
family with equal amounts going to each school).
• If eligible, students need to collect an Application Form from the
Main Office or from Mrs Brown – and return the completed form to
the Main Office or to Mrs Brown by 20 June.
Engineering Campus Tours – Fridays 3 – 5pm May to September.Experience Engineering Workshops – Years 12/13 New $30...More detail
The club has also been active with three teams going up to New Plymouth on 1 March, to compete in the regional TeenAg co...More detail
One of our Diversity Dance Company groups, Senior Elite Contemporary, entered the Palmerston North Dance Association Com...More detail
On Saturday 24 May, our VeX Robotics team completed their first season of the robotics tournament. The game was ca...More detail