Senior School News 9 June 2017

Life after School

At this stage of the year, many seniors are contemplating life after school. Our Year 11s & 12s are very busy with exams contemplating what doors will be opened once they achieve the grades they have strived for. Our Year 10s have had a long series of careers guidance from our Future Pathways Coordinator and are now being prepared for SET(Senior Education and Training) plan interviews that will be held in August.

There are many opportunities for students to explore career pathways. Below are listed some that could help.

Important Dates

Thursday, 8 June: Year 10 – Experience USC Day

All our Year 10s will be heading to University for the day. They will get a taste of University life, meet lecturers and experience some workshops. This is a great opportunity for them to consider a university pathway.

Tuesday, 18 July 3:30-6:30: Sunshine Coast Careers Expo Calvary Centre Tanawha

If your child says they are not sure what they want to do after they graduate from school then consider going to this careers expo. Even if your child is in Year 10; consider attending this expo to get them thinking what they want to do as well as what they don’t want to do.

Saturday, 22 July 9am – 2pm: Australian Catholic University Open Day

I recently visited this university and was quite impressed by what they offer. They offer some great courses. They are definitely worth checking out.

Sunday, 23 July 10am – 2pm: University of the Sunshine Coast Open Day

Make it a careers weekend and check out USC the day after ACU. This will give you the opportunity to compare some of their courses. USC also offers courses that are not offered at ACU. Of interest is the proposed Petrie Campus opening in 2020 when our Year 10s graduate.

Thursday 3 August: GCC Careers day and information nights

This is our very own Careers expo and will be held in various venues at the College. The main careers showcase will be held in L8 above the library and we will have displays from most of the major universities, TAFE, Defence Force recruiting and others. We will then have information sessions for the Year 9, 10 and 12s. These will help students and parents understand the QTAC application process for Year 12, the SET plan interview process for Year 10 and subject selections for Senior for our Year 9s

7-18 August: Year 10 SET Plan Interviews

Our SET plan interviews are scheduled shortly after our Careers evening. Parents will need to book an interview with myself or our Future Pathway’s Coordinator, Carol McKee. Information about the booking process will come out with the End Semester Reports. It is important for parents/guardians to be a part of the SET planning process so that the child feels fully supported in choosing their career pathway.

20 August 9am – 2pm: Qld University of Technology (Caboolture) Open Day

QUT Caboolture campus is also a University on our backdoor. Put this date in your diary to check out what it offers.

Finally let me take this opportunity to wish you a safe and relaxing winter break with your child. Semester 1 Reports will be uploaded onto the Parent Portal in the last week of the holidays.

David Heyworth, Head of Senior School

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