Gateway is a Government intiative designed to strengthen pathways for students from school to workplace learning. Whilst students are undertaking Gateway work placement they earn credits towards their NCEA qualifications. Students are, therefore, able to work in different workplace environments whilst still attending school. This enables them to make more informed career choices as their time to leave Whanganui Girls’ College arrives.
There is close liaison between school and the employer to ensure a successful working partnership. Students sign a contract with the employer, with consent from parents, confirming their commitment to attending their work placement for 20 weeks.