STAR (Secondary and Tertiary Alignment Resource) funding is available to pay for senior students to have learning experiences outside of school with tertiary providers. WelTec and Whitireia and private training establishments (PTE’s) such as NZ School of Tourism and Taratahi all offer STAR courses either during term time or during the holidays. These opportunities offer students the chance to experience and explore study options for their futures and often help them to become more motivated to successfully complete NCEA qualifications. They also help them to develop independence and confidence in undertaking new experiences as well as learn skills they may not otherwise have opportunities to learn.
STAR funding is also available to extend our gifted and talented students with opportunities to attempt university papers in a specific subject they’re interested in.
Please see the Transition and Careers Department for more information.