Future Pathways 10 May 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Future Pathways 10 May 2013

  • May 8, 2013

Career Planning for Year 10s – Parents and Students

Now that work experience is successfully completed, many further activities are planned for Year 10s over the next few months to inform subject choices and career planning for the future.

On the evening of Thursday 16 May we are holding a session at the school to share information about how the College and parents can work together to assist our students to think about upcoming decisions which will affect their future lives. We will be looking at career planning resources readily available to all families.  We will also be describing what we are doing at school to help the students and also how to prepare for Senior Education and Training Plans which will be negotiated with students and parents in Term 3.  We hope you can come along on Thursday night 16 May to hear all about these exciting developments in the lives of our Year 10s.

What:              Year 10 Parent and Student Information Evening

When:              7pm Thursday May 16

Where:             Theatrette H3

If you would like more information please contact Mrs Ferris.  joan.ferris@glasshouse.qld.edu.au

Upcoming Career Events

This term, in addition to the Information Evening on 16 May, we are exposing our students to many different ideas about possible careers.  We have had a guest speaker from Dominos Pizzas to talk about job opportunities in the food sector, we have the Defence Force visiting on Monday 13 May and Projects Abroad who organise overseas volunteering and gap year activities on 27 May.  In June we are spending a day with Darren Pereira, who specialises in motivating young people to tackle their future as an exciting challenge.  Darren will speak to the Year 10s about careers in the morning and will assist the Year 11 and 12 students with study skills in the afternoon.  On Wednesday 5 June all the Year 10 students are going to the Sunshine Coast Uni for the day to see uni life and hear about tertiary study pathways.  We hope by the end of this term all our senior students will have had a good chance to consider their future directions.

Studying Law at USC

The University of the Sunshine Coast has exciting news for students wanting to study law. In 2014, USC is planning on offering nine law programs.

USC is holding a study law information evening at Sippy Downs (Building C, Lecture Theatre 7) on Wednesday 29 May, between 6pm and 7pm. The event is for community members, high school students interested in studying law.  The Law Information Evening is an opportunity to meet USC Law Professors Neil and Anne Rees, who will provide an overview of the law program and study options in the combined degrees.  From Semester 1, 2014 the first cohort of law students at USC are planned to be undertaking the exciting new program, which will also be offered in conjunction with Arts, Business, Commerce (Accounting), Creative Writing, Journalism, Science and Social Science.

Event Details:

USC Law Information evening

For community members, high school students interested in studying law

6-7pm, Wednesday, 29 May

Lecture Theatre 7, Building K, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs

Skills Shortages

We all know that there are vast numbers of different jobs out there in the workforce.  But how do we know which ones offer the best job prospects for our students and for anyone preparing for the workforce in the future?  To keep up with labour force trends it is worth receiving the MyFuture newsletter which always has useful information on interesting occupations and emerging industries.  To subscribe to this newsletter go to


For links to many very good websites on Job Trends, Skills Shortages etc see


For up to date information from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations see the Australian Jobs Report for 2012 –



Congratulations to past student Alex White who is off to the Defence Force to pursue a career in Avionics.  Alex completed Year 12 at the College in 2011 and won a scholarship to the Queensland Institute of Aviation Engineering to do a Certificate IV in Aeroskills in 2012.  Good luck to Alex!

Alex White

Defence Jobs Maroochydore

For accurate information about jobs in the Australian Defence Force go to their webpage which is a fabulous compilation of wonderful opportunities.  Our local office for Defence Force Recruiting is at Maroochydore.  In their current newsletter are the following articles:

  • Defence Jobs MOBILE website launched – use your phone to keep up with Defence opportunities
  • DFR now on FACEBOOK
  • Priority Jobs – this section lays out which jobs are currently being recruited for right now.
  • Information Session at the Maroochydore Office on 22 May at 6pm.  Bookings are essential.  Register by ringing 5459 8700.

You can subscribe to their newsletter by emailing defencejobsmaroochydore@dfr.com.au

ADFA Experience Competition

ADFA Experience

The Defence Force is running a competition in conjunction with Fox Sports where four lucky winners will be chosen by ADFA and DFR on Friday the 24 May to fly to Canberra on Friday 7 June and attend a live Super Rugby game at Canberra Stadium, joined by staff and cadets from ADFA. The winners and their parents/guardians will stay at the Novotel in the city. The ADFA experience will commence at 5am Saturday morning, where the winners will be taken to ADFA, issued uniforms, have breakfast in the mess, experience the WTTS, a PT session, leadership courses, a tour of ADFA, lunch in the mess and finally, experience the over water obstacle course.

The winners will be the stars of a three minute promotional clip that will be played on all Fox sports channels over the football season and be used on the DFR Facebook site and utilised in house at ADFA promotional events and activities. Entrants must be 16-25 and write an essay in 100 words or less on a time they have demonstrated the ADFA values of:

·         Doing your best

·         Being Honest

·         Respecting Others

·         Giving Everyone a fair go on the sports field.

To enter, students will need to go to http://signup.foxsports.com.au/competition/ausdefenceforce between 3 May and 23 May. If you have trouble with this link go to www.foxsports.com.au and click on Competitions.

Motor Sport Officials Competition 


The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is offering young motor sport enthusiasts the opportunity to be a part of the 2013 International Rally of Queensland

Officials Team.  The 2013 CAMS Young Officials Team aims to introduce motor sport enthusiasts between the ages of 16 and 25 to the world of motor sport officiating. The successful applicants will be trained in a safe and supportive environment supervised by some of the world’s best motor sport officials. This is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the biggest events on the Australian motor sport calendar.  This new and exciting program offers successful applicants:

  • The opportunity to officiate trackside during the 2013 International Rally of


  • Learn from the best in the business during scrutiny of National and International Rally vehicles.
  • International Rally of Qld apparel and race day pack.
  • Invitation to the exclusive CAMS Young Officials Team Welcome Function in the week prior to the race.
  • Two guest passes for both weekend days of action, for friends and family.

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged between 16 and 25
  • Be available to officiate at the Kenilworth and Imbil event, 12 – 14 July 2013. Between the hours of 6am – 7pm.
  • Be an enthusiastic team player, willing to take direction and listen to instructions
  • Have written consent from a parent or guardian (for applicants under 18)
  • Be willing to cover your own costs for travel and accommodation

There are 12 places available. To be considered for a position at the 2013 International Rally of Queensland, follow the link below and complete the online entry form by no later than Thursday 30 May 2013.


Good luck and we hope to see you at the 2013 International Rally of Queensland.


Further photos from Work Experience.  Retail and Education

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