Leaving school (transition)
The Leaving School or Transition Service is for students in their last year at school who are making decisions about what to do next.
You can identify opportunities and experiences while you’re still at school so you’ve got a plan and the skills you need to become an adult and to achieve a valued role in the community. This might be as a student, team-mate, colleague, or volunteer worker.
Support we can offer you
We can work with you to write your ‘Transition plan’ which sets out the steps you need to take during your last year of school so you can do what you want when you leave. This might include:
- Information about potential careers as well as career guidance
- Looking at options for further studying
- Developing job search skills and confidence
- Looking for after-school or holiday work
- Getting work experience and learning skills to get a job
- Finding job opportunities - either full-time or part-time work, temporary and casual work, or self-employment
- Finding voluntary work
- Taking part in activities in the community and developing skills for daily living
- Think about how you will spend your leisure time
Your family, whanau, friends and support people are also welcome to join in when we meet, along with teachers from your school.
Leaving School or Transition services are available to students who:
- Have a disability - but are not part of the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)
- Are 16 years or older and are in your chosen last year of school
- Are attending a school that has agreed to work with CCS Disability Action
If you are interested in the Leaving School (transition) service, you or your school can contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.