Future Pathways

Staff work with students to discover their unique skillset, identify potential pathways and support them to achieve those educational or employment goals.

Our team can advise students on university course selections and scholarships, provides work placement experiences or Trades training, and even facilitate tertiary study at school.

Aquinas Future Pathways is the first step on your child’s career journey. Visit the Future Pathways office in the Library or book an appointment via email or Schoolbridge.

We Can Help With

University or Te Pukenga course selection and application

Enrolment in the Aquinas Barista Club to become a qualified barista with First Aid and customer service qualifications

Gateway work placements to trial possible careers and earn NCEA credits (Years 12 and 13 only)

Information on events and study options for Māori and Pasifika ākonga

Trades and apprenticeships

Subject selection


Trades Academy courses at Level 2 and 3 for one or two days per week

Tertiary study while still at school (Year 13)

Future Pathways Team

Head of Future Pathways

Mikaere Smith

Future Pathways Administrator

Natasha Kahle