What are you going to do when you leave school? It’s the dreaded question you are likely to be asked more often in your final stages of school than any other. Everyone has a different answer.
For plenty of school leavers the answer is not so simple. If this is you, don’t worry – we have the website for you, check out School Leaver.
This page also has information on Gap Years and Finances for School Leavers.
Year 13 Student Checklist:
Leaving college at the end of Year 13 is exciting but also a little scary. Moneyhub have put together a Year 13 student checklist of all the things you should know before leaving school. Check it out here.
These can help you find out more about yourself, your preferences and perhaps offer some insight into jobs/ careers that might suit you. Some examples are:
The BUZZ Quiz
CLICK HERE to take the Quiz
There are many different places you can go and things you can do in your gap year. The following websites have more information:
- AFS Exchange Programme website – find out about AFS’ community service programme for people over 18
- Antipodeans Abroad website – find out about the GapBreak gap year programme
- Camp America website – find out about working in summer camps in the United States
- CCUSA website – find out about overseas summer camp jobs, work and travel experiences
- Department of Conservation website – find out about conservation training programmes
- Education First website – find out about gap year programs
- Gap Year website – find out about the Horizons gap year programme
- Global Volunteer Network website – find out about volunteer opportunities worldwide
- IEP website – find out about working holidays in North America and the UK, and summer camps in the USA
- Lattitude website – find out about opportunities to do volunteer work overseas
- Letz Live – find working holiday, gap year and volunteer opportunities
- Rotary International website – find out about Rotary’s student exchange programme
- Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) website – find out about volunteer opportunities internationally
Leaving School Magazine:
This is a useful magazine with a range of articles giving useful school leave information. Copies are available in the library or you can view an online version here: http://www.oliverlee.co.nz/leavingschool-issue18
Looking for part time work while you are still at school? Check out Money hubs comprehensive guide to help you know where to start in your hunt for part-time work, by clicking here.