Employers in many sectors have, in the last few years, been unanimous in their view that young people with a Driver’s Licence are eminently more employable than those without. In fact, licences are becoming more and more important as an increasing number of employers now require them, and only hire employees who have driver’s licences. It is important for our students to be prepared when facing the reality of careers once they leave college. We want to make sure our students are prepared and get as many head starts as they can before leaving school, and the Tāmaki Driving School programme helps them achieve this important step. Not only do we provide assistance with learner licences, we also provide practical instruction and driving lessons on the road with our very own, fully-certified driving instructor, Vili Tukuafu.
Our aim is for our youth to obtain their learner’s licence once they turn sixteen and leave school with, at least, their restricted licence. The programme is open to any student willing to commit time into learning about the road code or going for driving lessons. This year we have seen more good results as nearly 60 students have gained their learner’s licences, and 15 students their restricted licence.
We want to encourage our students to continue using their time at college wisely and take full advantage of every opportunity that is presented to them including this gilt-edged one to get their licence.
Our driving instructor, Vili Tukuafu, does a fantastic job delivering this very worthwhile programme, and we thank him for his efforts on the students’ behalf.
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The Student Web Portal provides the ability for schools to publish student information onto the web, for access by each student and their associated caregivers. Click here.
Manaiakalani Education Trust was set up in January 2011 to be in service of the schools to help them achieve the goals of the Programme by providing access to external resources and networks. Click here.
AIMHI (Achievement in Multi Cultural High Schools) is a group of nine decile one urban secondary schools where a large proportion of the schools' student population come from Maori and Pacific Islands backgrounds Click here.
I like it here at Tamaki College. I feel like I am part of a family, away from home
A Year 10 Student