In partnership with the Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB), a Health Science Academy was established at Aorere College in 2020. This Academy is for Pasifika and Maori students who are interested in a career in the health sciences. The academy will provide:
- Academic support with NCEA Science, Mathematics and English
- Exposure to health professionals while you learn
- Learning opportunities with other students also interested in health sciences
- Preparation and improved chances of securing a job in the health sector
- Pastoral help and guidance
To nurture a desire and discipline for the sciences that inspires young people to pursue careers that enable them to serve their community.
Joining the academy
Students apply to enter the Year 11 Academy in Term 4 of Year 10. Places in the Academy will be offered to those students who show the most interest and potential. Students who have been successful throughout Year 11 will be invited into the Year 12 Academy and likewise, those who have been successful throughout Year 12 will be invited into the Year 13 Academy. Family support is critical to student success, hence a commitment to the academy is a collective bond between the school, the family and the student.
As many health science tertiary pathways require a background in the sciences, students in the Academy will need to be studying two science subjects. This means:
- Students in Year 11 will study Science and Extra Science
- Students in Year 12 and 13 will study two (or more) of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
ACADEMY leads to
There are more than 80 different careers in this field, including medical specialists, public and community health workers, technicians, midwives, nurses, dental workers, rehabilitation workers, therapists, mental health workers and many more.