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 Leaving high school is a huge step. The choices you make now will shape your next few years and maybe your whole life. Looking at all your options now is really important. SchoolLeaver is a one-stop shop to help get you under way. Read more...

 

You may be thinking about studying at a university or a polytechnic institute. You could be thinking about an apprenticeship or on the job training. Maybe a gap year is on the horizon. SchoolLeaver has the information, ideas and links you need to make the right call. Read more...

 

Where am I going to live? How do student loans work? If I’m in a job, how do things like tax, Kiwisaver and insurance work? What if I want to study overseas? SchoolLeaver can get you started on getting you sorted. Read more...

Latest News

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights ...
If you are thinking about studying what might be considered a less than popular mainstream course ...
There are few fields more global than fashion design, so Otago Polytechnic being rated among the ...
If design is in your study plans when you leave school, you can be confident that the opportunities ...
Planning on going to university next year and living in a hostel? If so, you need to get going on ...
New Zealand is in the grip of a serious construction boom and just about every part of the building ...
If you’re planning to go to university in New Zealand next year, whatever institution you attend ...
If the Labour Party can lead a government after next year’s election, expect to see some pretty big ...
If you have achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence or the equivalent through CIE* or IB*, attended ...
Open days are really helpful if you are thinking about or planning to carry on to study at a ...

Latest News

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

If you are thinking about studying what might be considered a less than popular mainstream course at Lincoln University next year, it may pay to also have a Plan B up your sleeve.  

There are few fields more global than fashion design, so Otago Polytechnic being rated among the world’s top 50 bachelor degrees for fashion is a real achievement.

If design is in your study plans when you leave school, you can be confident that the opportunities in New Zealand are right up with the best in the world.

Planning on going to university next year and living in a hostel? If so, you need to get going on your hostel applications most of which close at the end of September.

New Zealand is in the grip of a serious construction boom and just about every part of the building and construction sector is crying out for more young workers. Right now, it is a great time to be thinking about not only trades, but also about the ...

If you’re planning to go to university in New Zealand next year, whatever institution you attend will be ranked in the top 3% of all universities worldwide.

If the Labour Party can lead a government after next year’s election, expect to see some pretty big changes in the way careers advice is given to students like you in high schools.

If you have achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence or the equivalent through CIE* or IB*, attended school in NZ in 2015 and 2016 and are thinking about heading to Waikato University in 2017, here’s some great news for you. Maybe $25,000 worth of ...

Open days are really helpful if you are thinking about or planning to carry on to study at a tertiary institution when you leave school. Actually going to the campus helps you turn pictures into reality, starts to really solidify your plans and ...

Coding. It’s the new buzzword in the world of education and training. With it, some experts say, you will be ready to take your place in the workforce of tomorrow. Everything is seemingly either a computer or is driven by one, and if you are not up ...

Getting into a great trade has long been a recipe for a stable and rewarding career, and across just about every NZ trade and apprentice programme the demand for new young workers has never been higher.

If you have struggled to keep track of your NCEA scores, worry no more. Massey University has developed an app to help high school students track their NCEA progress, and have a little fun along the way.

If you are tossing up whether to enroll at the University of Auckland next year, the university hopes hundreds of recently announced new scholarships will persuade you to do just that.

Some of NZ’s best students from 2015 are finding world class study opportunities in top ranked universities, along with the funding to get them there. A recent NZ Herald report highlighted more than 50 high achieving scholars from 2015 had been ...

The merger of two Canterbury tertiary institutions promises better and more relevant opportunities for students from North Otago to Kaikoura. From the start of 2016, Christchurch-based CPIT and Timaru-based Aoraki Polytechnic have combined their ...

Thinking of carrying on with study at university or a polytech or other training place straight out of secondary school? The transition from classroom to lecture theatre might not seem like such a big change, but universities and polytechs expect ...

In your final year or two at high school, you are going to hear plenty of talk about the cost of going to university or a polytechnic. Course fees, books, living and accommodation (and in most cases hefty student loans) can make getting a degree a ...

Ever wondered how your school lines up against the other 400 plus secondary schools in the country? Each and every school is different, making direct comparisons hard if not impossible. What can be identified relatively easily though is the size of ...

Deciding what career you would like to do when you finish school is a difficult choice to make. It is important to remember that very few students at the end of school actually know exactly what they want to do. So, don’t worry if you don’t have a ...

Unitec partners with Auckland Basketball

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

Lincoln may trim range of course options for new students

If you are thinking about studying what might be considered a less than popular mainstream course at Lincoln University next year, it may pay to also have a Plan B up your sleeve.  

Otago Polytechnic in world’s top 50 Fashion Degrees

There are few fields more global than fashion design, so Otago Polytechnic being rated among the world’s top 50 bachelor degrees for fashion is a real achievement.

NZ design and graphic courses up with the very best

If design is in your study plans when you leave school, you can be confident that the opportunities in New Zealand are right up with the best in the world.

Hostel accommodation for 2017 – time to get onto it

Planning on going to university next year and living in a hostel? If so, you need to get going on your hostel applications most of which close at the end of September.

Construction industry has wide and growing range of roles right now

New Zealand is in the grip of a serious construction boom and just about every part of the building and construction sector is crying out for more young workers. Right now, it is a great time to be thinking about not only trades, but also about the many linked construction jobs.

NZ universities ranked among the top in the world

If you’re planning to go to university in New Zealand next year, whatever institution you attend will be ranked in the top 3% of all universities worldwide.

Personalised career advice part of Labour party’s future of work

If the Labour Party can lead a government after next year’s election, expect to see some pretty big changes in the way careers advice is given to students like you in high schools.

New Waikato scholarships recognising excellence in school leavers

If you have achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence or the equivalent through CIE* or IB*, attended school in NZ in 2015 and 2016 and are thinking about heading to Waikato University in 2017, here’s some great news for you. Maybe $25,000 worth of great news. 

Open days can help you firm up your tertiary plans

Open days are really helpful if you are thinking about or planning to carry on to study at a tertiary institution when you leave school. Actually going to the campus helps you turn pictures into reality, starts to really solidify your plans and helps convince parents these plans are the right ones.  

Do you need to learn coding to land a great job?

Coding. It’s the new buzzword in the world of education and training. With it, some experts say, you will be ready to take your place in the workforce of tomorrow. Everything is seemingly either a computer or is driven by one, and if you are not up with the play, your future looks bleak.

Construction industry looking hard for more apprentices

Getting into a great trade has long been a recipe for a stable and rewarding career, and across just about every NZ trade and apprentice programme the demand for new young workers has never been higher.

App keeps you on top of NCEA credits  

If you have struggled to keep track of your NCEA scores, worry no more. Massey University has developed an app to help high school students track their NCEA progress, and have a little fun along the way.

Hundreds of new school leaver scholarships at the University of Auckland

If you are tossing up whether to enroll at the University of Auckland next year, the university hopes hundreds of recently announced new scholarships will persuade you to do just that.

World at the feet of our top students

Some of NZ’s best students from 2015 are finding world class study opportunities in top ranked universities, along with the funding to get them there. A recent NZ Herald report highlighted more than 50 high achieving scholars from 2015 had been accepted into top American universities, including all eight colleges which are termed the Ivy League schools.  The report also stated that almost $13 ...

Ara Institute of Canterbury emerges from merger of Aoraki and CPIT

The merger of two Canterbury tertiary institutions promises better and more relevant opportunities for students from North Otago to Kaikoura. From the start of 2016, Christchurch-based CPIT and Timaru-based Aoraki Polytechnic have combined their courses, resources and staff under the name of the Ara Institute of Canterbury.  It is a merger that works for both entities and the ultimate winners ...

7 differences between high school and tertiary study

Thinking of carrying on with study at university or a polytech or other training place straight out of secondary school? The transition from classroom to lecture theatre might not seem like such a big change, but universities and polytechs expect very different things from their students than high schools do.

Is your degree going to be worth it?

In your final year or two at high school, you are going to hear plenty of talk about the cost of going to university or a polytechnic. Course fees, books, living and accommodation (and in most cases hefty student loans) can make getting a degree a costly business. The question needs to be asked – is it worth it?

Are you in one of NZ’s biggest high schools?

Ever wondered how your school lines up against the other 400 plus secondary schools in the country? Each and every school is different, making direct comparisons hard if not impossible. What can be identified relatively easily though is the size of these schools, and when it comes to size, Rangitoto College on Auckland’s North Shore is the daddy of them all.

Rangitoto College has a roll of close ...

Let's Have A Look At You!

Deciding what career you would like to do when you finish school is a difficult choice to make. It is important to remember that very few students at the end of school actually know exactly what they want to do. So, don’t worry if you don’t have a clue – you are not on your own.  

Latest News

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

If you are thinking about studying what might be considered a less than popular mainstream course at Lincoln University next year, it may pay to also have a Plan B up your sleeve.  

There are few fields more global than fashion design, so Otago Polytechnic being rated among the world’s top 50 bachelor degrees for fashion is a real achievement.

If design is in your study plans when you leave school, you can be confident that the opportunities in New Zealand are right up with the best in the world.

Planning on going to university next year and living in a hostel? If so, you need to get going on your hostel applications most of which close at the end of September.

New Zealand is in the grip of a serious construction boom and just about every part of the building and construction sector is crying out for more young workers. Right now, it is a great time to be thinking about not only trades, but also about the ...

If you’re planning to go to university in New Zealand next year, whatever institution you attend will be ranked in the top 3% of all universities worldwide.

If the Labour Party can lead a government after next year’s election, expect to see some pretty big changes in the way careers advice is given to students like you in high schools.

If you have achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence or the equivalent through CIE* or IB*, attended school in NZ in 2015 and 2016 and are thinking about heading to Waikato University in 2017, here’s some great news for you. Maybe $25,000 worth of ...

Open days are really helpful if you are thinking about or planning to carry on to study at a tertiary institution when you leave school. Actually going to the campus helps you turn pictures into reality, starts to really solidify your plans and ...

Coding. It’s the new buzzword in the world of education and training. With it, some experts say, you will be ready to take your place in the workforce of tomorrow. Everything is seemingly either a computer or is driven by one, and if you are not up ...

Getting into a great trade has long been a recipe for a stable and rewarding career, and across just about every NZ trade and apprentice programme the demand for new young workers has never been higher.

If you have struggled to keep track of your NCEA scores, worry no more. Massey University has developed an app to help high school students track their NCEA progress, and have a little fun along the way.

If you are tossing up whether to enroll at the University of Auckland next year, the university hopes hundreds of recently announced new scholarships will persuade you to do just that.

Some of NZ’s best students from 2015 are finding world class study opportunities in top ranked universities, along with the funding to get them there. A recent NZ Herald report highlighted more than 50 high achieving scholars from 2015 had been ...

The merger of two Canterbury tertiary institutions promises better and more relevant opportunities for students from North Otago to Kaikoura. From the start of 2016, Christchurch-based CPIT and Timaru-based Aoraki Polytechnic have combined their ...

Thinking of carrying on with study at university or a polytech or other training place straight out of secondary school? The transition from classroom to lecture theatre might not seem like such a big change, but universities and polytechs expect ...

In your final year or two at high school, you are going to hear plenty of talk about the cost of going to university or a polytechnic. Course fees, books, living and accommodation (and in most cases hefty student loans) can make getting a degree a ...

Ever wondered how your school lines up against the other 400 plus secondary schools in the country? Each and every school is different, making direct comparisons hard if not impossible. What can be identified relatively easily though is the size of ...

Deciding what career you would like to do when you finish school is a difficult choice to make. It is important to remember that very few students at the end of school actually know exactly what they want to do. So, don’t worry if you don’t have a ...

Unitec partners with Auckland Basketball

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

Lincoln may trim range of course options for new students

If you are thinking about studying what might be considered a less than popular mainstream course at Lincoln University next year, it may pay to also have a Plan B up your sleeve.  

Otago Polytechnic in world’s top 50 Fashion Degrees

There are few fields more global than fashion design, so Otago Polytechnic being rated among the world’s top 50 bachelor degrees for fashion is a real achievement.

NZ design and graphic courses up with the very best

If design is in your study plans when you leave school, you can be confident that the opportunities in New Zealand are right up with the best in the world.

Hostel accommodation for 2017 – time to get onto it

Planning on going to university next year and living in a hostel? If so, you need to get going on your hostel applications most of which close at the end of September.

Construction industry has wide and growing range of roles right now

New Zealand is in the grip of a serious construction boom and just about every part of the building and construction sector is crying out for more young workers. Right now, it is a great time to be ...

NZ universities ranked among the top in the world

If you’re planning to go to university in New Zealand next year, whatever institution you attend will be ranked in the top 3% of all universities worldwide.

Personalised career advice part of Labour party’s future of work

If the Labour Party can lead a government after next year’s election, expect to see some pretty big changes in the way careers advice is given to students like you in high schools.

New Waikato scholarships recognising excellence in school leavers

If you have achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence or the equivalent through CIE* or IB*, attended school in NZ in 2015 and 2016 and are thinking about heading to Waikato University in 2017, here’s ...

Open days can help you firm up your tertiary plans

Open days are really helpful if you are thinking about or planning to carry on to study at a tertiary institution when you leave school. Actually going to the campus helps you turn pictures into ...

Do you need to learn coding to land a great job?

Coding. It’s the new buzzword in the world of education and training. With it, some experts say, you will be ready to take your place in the workforce of tomorrow. Everything is seemingly either a ...

Construction industry looking hard for more apprentices

Getting into a great trade has long been a recipe for a stable and rewarding career, and across just about every NZ trade and apprentice programme the demand for new young workers has never been ...

App keeps you on top of NCEA credits  

If you have struggled to keep track of your NCEA scores, worry no more. Massey University has developed an app to help high school students track their NCEA progress, and have a little fun along the ...

Hundreds of new school leaver scholarships at the University of Auckland

If you are tossing up whether to enroll at the University of Auckland next year, the university hopes hundreds of recently announced new scholarships will persuade you to do just that.

World at the feet of our top students

Some of NZ’s best students from 2015 are finding world class study opportunities in top ranked universities, along with the funding to get them there. A recent NZ Herald report highlighted more than ...

Ara Institute of Canterbury emerges from merger of Aoraki and CPIT

The merger of two Canterbury tertiary institutions promises better and more relevant opportunities for students from North Otago to Kaikoura. From the start of 2016, Christchurch-based CPIT and ...

7 differences between high school and tertiary study

Thinking of carrying on with study at university or a polytech or other training place straight out of secondary school? The transition from classroom to lecture theatre might not seem like such a ...

Is your degree going to be worth it?

In your final year or two at high school, you are going to hear plenty of talk about the cost of going to university or a polytechnic. Course fees, books, living and accommodation (and in most cases ...

Are you in one of NZ’s biggest high schools?

Ever wondered how your school lines up against the other 400 plus secondary schools in the country? Each and every school is different, making direct comparisons hard if not impossible. What can be ...

Let's Have A Look At You!

Deciding what career you would like to do when you finish school is a difficult choice to make. It is important to remember that very few students at the end of school actually know exactly what they ...

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