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What's been happening in Term 2

“Girls in Infrastructure” event. Auckland Airport Wednesday 19th June. 

We took a small group of Senior girls to Auckland airport who are interested in a career in construction & engineering industries. The day proved to be an amazing opportunity to hear from, meet and interact with very successful women in a variety of specialist fields from heavy plan operators to construction lawyers and everything in between.  We also made some important contacts who are interested in offering Wesley students positions in the future. 

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“Starting off the day with beautiful smiles and warm welcomes made me excited about the tour. As we entered the host’s building, we were given goodie bags which hyped us up as we were getting free items. Before we were separated into groups for the tour, we were introduced to the workers including the Chief Safety Officer for the airport and the project manager for the new developments at the airport. They explained what we were going to explore during the tour. It was a great experience as we hopped onto some rides for the first time. Huge trucks, rollers, concrete mixers, and diggers and cranes.  Workers from particular companies were very friendly and clear when talking about their company and what they do. In addition, we were also given free lunches and water to keep us hydrated during the tour. As we went to witness the developing airport, we also met a former student of Wesley College who was the site manager. He was called David Tiko who left in 2011 – he was delighted to meet us and we were to meet him. Moreover, at the construction site, I was pleased to see a lot of females working on projects and constructions. It was a really lovely experience as I got to see that there are more female working opportunities out there.”

Rusila Tamanivakatagi
Year 13

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Queenstown Resort College. Presentation in Chapel on Thursday 20th June 

Karen Wright from the Paihia campus of the college in the Bay of Islands visited and presented very a informative and enticing talk about the courses they offer students.  These range from level 4 to 6 and can be extending to a full Business Administration degree.  Karen described the living and study arrangements at the college and how they really look after students and help them settle in, many may be away from home for the first time. Other benefits of the courses are a direct link to Air New Zealand and a 9-month work placement in a world leading hotel or resort anywhere in the world. Lots of students sounded excited about this opportunity.   

Further details can be obtained at:

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Workshops by NZ Rural Health providers – Tuesday 25th June 

Rural Health NZ visited Wesley College to deliver a series of Careers workshops to all Year 10 students. The purpose is to give all children an insight into the exciting and rewarding careers that could be available to them in the medical profession.

The workshops were delivered by professionals in their fields or final year medical students, ranging from Nutritionists, Physiotherapists, Junior doctors and Optometrists.

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South Auckland Careers Expo – Thursday 27th June. Due Drop Centre, Manukau

Wesley College are taking all of Years 12 and 13 to this amazing opportunity for our students to visit exhibitors representing over one hundred professions, training providers and universities, all in one location. The purpose is to give all our senior students the insight and opportunity to research, discover and forge links and networks with real people who can guide support and directly offer them opportunities for their lifetime career pathway. 

Further information can be found at this link:  South Auckland Schools Career Expo - Auckland Business Chamber — CHAMBER EMPLOYMENT

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Forthcoming Events in Term 3 

  1. NZ Defence Force Presentation – at Wesley College, date to be confirmed 
  2. Techtorium Information Technology Opportunities and Careers – at Wesley College, date to be confirmed
  3. Fire safety & Presentation – at Wesley College, date to be confirmed
  4. Uniformed services Security course - Monday 22nd- Wed 25th July. At Wesley College
  5. Techtorium “Pasifika in Tech” event - Wednesday 14th August. Newmarket 
  6. Techtorium “Girl Power in IT” event - Friday 30th August. Newmarket. View last year’s event at:

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This article was originally posted on: June, 24th 2024