This week we launched new social media pages for Hei Whanake, our Level 2 course, along with a new logo.

We feel that this new logo symbolises everything that Hei Whanake is stands for: growing the potential of our rangitahi and supporting them to face challenges and overcome barriers in this stage of their lives. The brown colour represents papatuānuku (the earth) which is the foundation of growth, while the green koru symbolises all life that can grows from papatuānuku. 

Hei Whanake is a 16 week Level 2 programme available to youth aged 16-24 years, who are not engaged in education or employment. It gives students a introduction to horticulture while students can achieve the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2). The programme has small classes with integrated learning approach to support individual learners needs, and gives learners a chance to work in the horticulture industry to gain useful transferable skills.  

Pastoral care of our rangatahi is provided throughout their journey with us, including transport for the course, and remains accessible to them past the end date of the programme. Successful graduates may gain employment in the horticultural sector upon completion, though options for further study or entry into other industries will be made available as well. 

Check out our social media pages to see what our students get up to: