Year 10 Work Experience
After months of preparation our Year 10s are going out into workplaces next week. In recent weeks we have been talking about communication skills, courtesy, grooming, workplace health and safety and other topics to do with survival in the workplace. This week all students were given an evaluation sheet to be filled in by their supervisors at the end of the week. GCCC staff will be on the road visiting workplaces. I know our Year 10 students will be wonderful ambassadors for our school and uphold the College’s reputation in the community. Good luck to all our Year 10 students next week.
Headstart Census Date
Census Date at Universities is the day after which it is difficult to make changes to your enrolment. At USC if you withdraw from your course before the census date you will not receive a result and all tuition fees will be refunded. (In other words it’s as if you haven’t been there.) If you withdraw after the census date you will not be eligible for a refund of fees and you will receive a WN (withdrawn without penalty) grade, or, further in the semester a WF (Withdrawn Fail).
Census Date for our semester one Headstart students is Easter Friday 29 March. If any Headstart students are having doubts about continuing their course they should talk to Mrs Ferris about this urgently to ensure options can be discussed before Census Date.
University of Sunshine Coast Parent Information Session
Choosing a career and studying at university is a big decision for students and parents. The USC Parent Information Evening is the perfect opportunity to get tips on how to best support their student through this journey and discover where to access resources.
USC Parent Information Evening
Wednesday 27 March from 6 – 8pm
Building C, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
For more information please contact USC on (07) 5456 5000 and visit the website to register.
Mrs Ferris is currently talking to a number of employers considering the possibility of a School Based Trainee in their work place in the fields of Fitness, Retail and Business. Any students who are interested in a traineeship should speak to Mrs Ferris about upcoming opportunities.
Sixteen of our senior students are currently working towards a traineeship or apprenticeship as part of their senior studies. They are working in Retail, Manufacturing, Hospitality, IT, Aged Care, Aviation Engineering, Nursing, Automotive, Mechanical, Business Administration and Pharmacy. Some of our trainees and apprentices gathered this week with Mrs Ferris to check on progress towards their goals.
Health Industry Career Events
Last year Mayor Mark Jamieson state
that the growth in the Health Industry here on the coast is like our mining boom in terms of jobs and opportuniti
es. Students interested in a career in the health industry may be interested in two events happening in Term 2.
On 28 May Mrs Ferris will be going along to the Health Heroes Expo being held at Kawana High School. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about career
paths in the hospital and medical sector, hearing inspirational speakers talk about their journey, the chance to meet professionals in many health occupations and also talk to teachers, lecturers and trainers in health courses. We will be going for a couple of hours during the school day but there is also the option of parents and students going along between 5.30 – 7pm in the evening. Students wishing to participate in the school outing need to let Mrs Ferris know immediately as she is booking in this week
The other exciting possibility f
Year 10 students interested in the health industry is a chance to
spend two days at Nambour Hospital in either May or July.
Students will have the chance for hands on experience that will allow them to gain insight, valuable knowledge and a better understanding of the roles of health care professionals. Places are limited and very competitive. Students can obtain application forms from Mrs Ferris. Please note that this is not run by the school so all arrangements, including transport, are the responsibility of participating students and their parents.
Joan Ferris, Future Pathways Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org