Date: 01 November 2018
The Onehunga High Business School is delighted to announce an exciting and unique partnership with our country’s largest company, Fonterra. This relationship is centred around The Future of Work (FoW) - where both parties have a commitment and passion to ensuring our young people are equipped with the necessary skills to confidently face a dynamic future workplace.
There has been much talk about the FoW especially over recent years. The Business School has investigated the latest research on the topic, and developed a framework that links the Business School’s vision of excellence in entrepreneurship and business education to the desired skill sets raised by FoW findings.
These skills sets, known as the ‘FoW lens’, include entrepreneurship, leadership, financial literacy, collaboration and communication. These are included as part of each Business School student’s journey through Business, Accounting, Economics and our new Year 12 course in 2019, Business Employment Education. Exciting innovations in the teaching and learning programmes in these subjects are in progress for 2019 and beyond.
Fonterra is heavily invested in the FoW, and we are thrilled that they are partnering with us in this exciting direction. To signify the beginning of our partnership, on Monday 29 October, we welcomed Vincent Vuillard, Director of Strategic Capabilities & Organisational Health; Tiaki Hunia, General Manager Maori Strategy; Haylee Putaranui, Business Development & Relationship Manager; and Melissa Song, General Manager, People Analytics to our school with a magnificent powhiri. Andrew Grant, Onehunga High School Head Boy 1984, Distinguished Alumnus and Business School Board Member, has been instrumental in bringing this partnership together with Teresa Lauago, Business School Liaison; it was very special to have him here for the afternoon.
Our guests were led on a school tour by Business School students, visiting Year 9, 12 and 13 business classes. Our students enthusiastically chatted to the Fonterra executives, sharing their project ideas, business plans and answering questions about their aspirations in the business world. Fonterra were thoroughly impressed and inspired by our students’ knowledge, passion and ideas. Finally, a robust discussion was held to plan the first initiatives for the Fonterra and Onehunga High Business School FoW partnership - watch this space!
Special mention and thanks to the students involved: the Maori Performing Arts class especially Sandy Hohaia 13WHA, Precorqtion Rawiri 13WHA and Zaara Wetere 13WHA for their leadership; and student ambassadors/tour guides Emma Tuave 13GR, Sione Ufi 13LV, Louana King 12TA, Nathan Lee 12TA, Bharti Bhan 11HW, Abigail Catterson 9AL, Michael Vaeagi 9MK and Millie Rogers 11DJ (photographer).
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