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Pathways and Careers

Pathways and careers planning is very important for students and their parents. There is a vast amount of information available about training courses, tertiary education, job opportunities and knowing which is best suited to individual needs is becoming increasingly more difficult.

Harvard graduate, Ms Wen Qiu joined Rangi Ruru in August 2016 as the Career Pathway Strategist. Wen has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, has been studying a Master of Education in International Education Policy and she has worked for several years mentoring students on educational opportunities.

Rangi Ruru has established an exclusive partnership with innovative career pathway specialists, Crimson Education. Crimson Education are leaders in delivering specialist, personalised career advice to students and this is the first time they have partnered with a New Zealand school.

Career Support

Girls are given access to information, support, personalised tuition and mentoring as they consider their education and career options. This collaboration brings incredible resources to Rangi Ruru that aren’t available in any school currently and brings a world of opportunities. It provides every opportunity for girls to take the career pathway they choose – whether they are considering one of the world’s top universities, a New Zealand university or polytechnic, a gap year or the workforce – this partnership will ensure that each girl is given the best chance at success.

Students from all Christchurch and Canterbury schools can also benefit from having Crimson Consulting onsite at Rangi Ruru through seminars and expos.

To learn more contact Juliet Collins, Assistant Principal-Curriculum on 03 983 3716 or

Pathways and careers education and strategies, along with personal interviews (including practice interviews, resume workshops and other training sessions), give students the necessary information and confidence to face a succession of options and decisions they will encounter in the future.

The Careers Centre is open to all students and their parents. appointments with the Pathways and Careers Strategist can be made using the request cards found in the Careers Centre. Times are available at interval, lunchtime and after school as well as during the day.

Skills students need when leaving school:

  • Computer skills
  • Essay writing
  • Public speaking confidence
  • Library and research skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven team work experience
  • Self-management skills
  • The ability to be life-long learners
  • A positive attitude
  • Cognitive
    • Provides and supports arguments about decisions
    • Discriminates information based on a specific purpose
    • Utilises information technology to collect information
    • Organises and summarises relevant information
    • Looks for solutions to solve problems under personal limitations
  • Intrapersonal
    • Identifies and values cultural and ethnic differences
    • Identifies activities to improve personal performance
    • Develops a positive self-concept
    • Evaluates consequences of decisions
    • Evaluates options regarding plans
    • Values democratic processes
  • Interpersonal
    • Respects other people’s opinions
    • Abides by the rules established collectively
    • Teamwork collaboration
    • Conflict resolution
    • Identifies differences in opinions as sources of conflict
    • Exchange ideas and positions respectfully

refer to for further information about career options and choices.