Future Pathways News 25 November 2016

Congratulations to our wonderful Year 12s on their graduation. I look forward to hearing about all the great things they will achieve in the future and hope that they will pop in from time to time to tell us how they are getting on.

USC Early Offer Guarantee RecipientsLibrary 1

Congratulations go to Kiara Furey who has received an early offer to study a Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Criminology and Justice, and Lachlan McCaig who has received an early offer to study a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2017.

Headstart at USC Offers

Library 2Several of our Year 10 students have also received their Headstart offers from USC for 2017.

Well done Jayde Curtis, Gabriella Jacobson, Laura Moffat, Louis Vobr and Aaron Lerch.

Applications have now closed for Semester 1 2017, however if you are still considering taking up the wonderful opportunity that Headstart presents, applications are open until 31 May 2017 to study in Semester 2.

Benefits of starting university while still in school:

  • Gain credit towards a USC degree. This will ease your study load when you come to university full-time.
  • Save money. USC subsidises the cost of Headstart and ILP courses decreasing the overall cost of your degree.
  • Prepare for university. When you enrol in your university degree you’ll be well prepared having already completed study at this level.
  • Broaden your education. You could select a USC course in a subject area not offered by your high school.
  • Enhance your school performance. Studying at a more advanced level can improve your performance at school as you’ll be learning new academic skills and will have access to extra study resources.
  • Gain QCE points. Completed university courses can contribute towards your QCE.

UQ and QUT also offer Headstart courses however these are only available to students commencing Year 12. USQ offers some online courses.

Sunshine Coast Council Traineeships

Library 3Sunshine Coast Council has advised that they have been successful in bidding for 10 trainee placements for 2017.

Sunshine Coast Council considers that traineeships are an excellent opportunity for people with limited qualifications and limited work experience to obtain knowledge, practical on-the-job work experience and a certificate level qualification, providing a great start for future employment.

The Sunshine Coast Council will be advertising these 12 month full time traineeship positions on their website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au in mid to late January 2017.

At this stage they have not determined exactly what traineeships will be on offer, however in the past they have had the following traineeships:

  • Parks and Gardens
  • Conservation and Land Management
  • Engineering
  • ITCS
  • Library and Cultural Services
  • Civil Construction
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Contact

This program is targeted towards Year 12 school leavers.

School Based Traineeship Opportunity in GCC Sports Department

Library 4Our Primary Sports Department have a vacancy for a Year 11 student in 2017 to take up a school based traineeship allowing them to work and earn on a Wednesday and complete all the theory and practical requirements of a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Interested students should submit their resume to Mrs McKee in the Future Pathways Office, along with a cover letter explaining why they think they would be great for the position. These should be emailed to [email protected] or handed in person before 2 December. Interviews will be held before Term 1 2017.


Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic Apprenticeship Vacancy

Library 5East Coast Apprenticeships have asked us to advertise an Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic apprenticeship available in Mooloolaba. This would suit a Year 12 school leaver with a keen interest in mechanics. More information on how to apply can be found by clicking on the following link:



Brisbane Australian Defence Force Opportunities for School Leavers Information Session

Library 6Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force can give you experiences money can’t buy – a career that not only improves you personally, but means doing something worthwhile for your country.

There really is something for almost everyone – from fully paid university degrees and graduate entry schemes, rewarding trade and technical careers, exciting combat roles, through to support and administration positions.

With more than 250 jobs on offer, with a multitude of entry avenues, there has never been a better time to find out more.

When: Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Defence Force Recruiting Brisbane, Level 13, 295 Ann Street, Brisbane.

To RSVP visit http://events.defencejobs.gov.au/event/AAPP4B/

or email [email protected]


Free Mobile App for Students Starting University

Library 7That guy confidently striding towards tutorial room 23.100.04 looking at his phoning checking Facebook…isn’t. He’s probably checking the free mobile app “Lost on Campus”.

It’s free and it’s going to be your best friend on campus. Just type in ’23.100.04’ and follow the blue line. You will never be lost on campus again.

I have tried this out myself and it is truly great! Apparently a quarter of a million University students use it, making it the most popular app in Australia built for Uni students.

Remember that 40% of the Australian university population is in first year – just like you! So you are surrounded by people who are faking all that confidence! They have no idea where tutorial room 23.100.04 is either….


Library 8I would just like to take this opportunity to say I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year at Glasshouse Christian College. The staff and students have been wonderful. Thank you for entrusting me with your student’s plans for the future, it has been a blessing and honour.

Thanks must also go to Mrs Celia Aldridge, Future Pathways Administration Officer, for hitting the ground running half way through the year and impressing everyone with her fabulous organisational skills.

I hope each and every College family has a restful and blessed break as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. See you all in 2017!

Carol McKee, Future Pathways Coordinator