Shape Your Destiny and Study Skills for Success
On Tuesday 4 June we have had a guest speaker at the College addressing the Senior Students. Mr Darren Pereira from Success Integrated visited a number of schools in our area sharing his skills with students. You can see details of Darren’s programs by going to his website, Success Integrated.
On Tuesday morning Darren spent three hours with the Year 10s, who were treated to an action packed dynamic session thinking about their interests, passions, strengths and dreams for the future. This is his program called Shape Your Destiny which comes at a great time to help our Year 10 students with SET Planning and subject selection. Students completed a personal profile and received some suggestions for possible career options. Your son or daughter should have some information to share with you after this very informative session.
This afternoon Darren worked with Year 11 and 12 students sharing information about how to get the best out of yourself and your study sessions. These skills will prove invaluable for all our school leavers regardless of where they go after year 12.
The day wound up with discussions with staff about motivating and enthusing students about their life at school.
Below please find some photos of Darren working with our students.
Future Pathways on Moodle
Moodle is a web based tool that allows students (and parents) to access school resources from home through their computer. The fantastic Mrs McMinn (our Vocational Education and Training Administration Officer) is building up our information and links on Moodle to be a veritable treasure trove for students and parents about career pathways, courses, expos and open days, industry newsletters, special events and anything else we think you might like to know about. All our Future Pathways information is open to any user. Parents and friends can be involved in their student’s career journey through Moodle. The link to our College Moodle is moodle.gccc.qld.edu.au. Choose Future Pathways and when you get to the log-in page simply click on Login as Guest.
One particular link of interest is a list of Open Days for universities, TAFES and other institutions which is under the Expos, Open Days and Information Sessions heading. This information is also available on the QTAC website for all those researching the next part of their learning journey.
Let us know what you think of our Moodle pages and what else you would like see there. All feedback is very welcome.
Plans are afoot for our annual Senior School student and parent information evening next term when we provide information about future choices and also invite into our College visitors from universities, Christian Heritage College, TAFE, the Defence Force, apprenticeship organisations and others. We will be talking about subject selections for Year 10s and SET Planning, and we will also have a session on QTAC applications and pathways for Year 12s. This is a “not to miss” event. Put it in the diary now for 31 July at 6pm. More information will come soon.
This term we are introducing various inspiring people and pathways to our senior students. So far we have had Jarrod from Dominos at Beerwah tell us about his meteoric rise through the company. We have also had a presentation from the Defence Force and last week we had a visit from Aislinn who spoke to the students about her experiences as a volunteer for Projects Abroad in Africa. We hope our students are opening their minds to all the fantastic opportunities in the world. Here is Aislinn in the front yard of the College showing some of her materials.
On Wednesday 28 May a group of students interested in careers in the Health Industry visited a wonderful display of companies, government departments, hospitals, universities running health courses and a range of other professionals who currently work in the health industry. This event, called Health Heroes, was held at the Kawana Waters State College. With the Private Hospital at Kawana due to be finished by 2014 and the University Hospital due to be built in the next two years, the Health Industry on the coast is set to boom. Mayor Jamieson has likened the Health Industry on the coast to our own “mining boom”! Hospitals and their associated businesses are like little villages. They employ vast numbers of people in everything from housekeeping and gardening right through to very complex surgery. It was a most interesting visit. Here are Mrs Ferris and Mrs McMinn at Kawana with our College’s very own band of Health Heroes!
Exploring Careers in the Entertainment Industry over the School Holidays
For students interested in film and television production, involvement in the technical aspects of music production and music business and associated skills, two opportunities are coming up in these school holidays.
JMC Academy in Brisbane
Come along to one of JMC Academy’s workshops on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of July, and learn what a career in the creative industries would look like.
The workshops are a great opportunity to check out the JMC Academy campus while getting a taste of what studying your passion with Australia’s leading Creative Industries provider is like.
The workshops are designed for high-school students in Year 10 to Year 12 and cost just $15 for the day (inclusive of lunch). Places are strictly limited so make sure you register now!
Select a workshop to get more information and download a registration form.
1st July 2013 – Animation and Game Design Workshop
2nd July 2013 – Music, Audio and Entertainment Workshop
3rd July 2013 – Film & TV Production Workshop
Media Potential Workshops at Channel 7 Brisbane
For students aged 13 – 17. School holiday programs at Channel 7 Studios in Brisbane on 4 and 5 July. Contact Media Potential on 3511 3455 or at www.mediapotential.com.au
University Scholarships for School Leavers
Year 12 students thinking about applying for university courses next year should now be investigating relevant scholarships they might apply for. Every year considerable scholarship funds go undistributed because not enough eligible students have applied for them. The moral of the story is have a go and if at first you don’t succeed keep trying as you might hit the jackpot in a later year.
For students from low-income backgrounds, nearly all university have special entrance schemes and in addition may provide bonus rank or OP points. Basically any capable student interested in doing a university course should investigate the very many schemes of financial assistance to ensure they are receiving all possible financial help. If in doubt about this please talk to Mrs Ferris.