YEAR 10 – Experience USC Day
Last week all of our Year 10s had the opportunity to attend the University of the Sunshine Coast for a day. They were able to participate in two workshops of their choice giving them a taste of those particular courses as well as experiencing uni life.
Students were involved in a huge range of workshops from five categories: Health and Sport Science, Science and Engineering, Business and Information Technology, Communication and Design, Humanities and Social Sciences and Education.
For some students this experience has really helped with their planning for future career paths and for others it has helped to broaden their horizons with the many, many options available to them.
Year 10, 11 and 12 Parent Evening in Term 3
On 31 July the College will be holding a Parent and Student Evening for all our senior students. There will be a presentation for Year 10s about subject selection including TAFE and Uni studies, and SET Plans, followed by a chance for Year 10 families to talk to representatives from our own College, Universities, Christian Heritage College, Apprenticeship Centres, the Defence Force and others.
Year 11 and 12 will be invited initially to meet with our guests in the first part of the evening and then will have a presentation about QTAC and other pathways after Year 12.
We hope you will all come along and take advantage of excellent advice from experts in various fields including our own staff. We will be commencing at 6pm and finishing up between 8.30pm and 9pm.
SET Plan Interviews for Year 10
When you receive Year 10 report cards at the end of the holidays there will also be instructions enclosed for booking a SET Plan interview in August. Just follow the steps to make your booking OR ring Mrs McMinn at the College to make an appointment time. These interviews will involve Year 10 students and their parent/s along with Mr Heyworth and Mrs Ferris to work out a plan for Years 11 and 12 and beyond. It is a State Government requirement that all Year 10 students develop a Secondary Education and Training (SET) Plan so we look forward to seeing all of you in the first two weeks of August to complete this process.
Future Pathways in Moodle
Mrs McMinn, our Future Pathways Admin Officer, is currently undertaking studies in career planning. As part of her course she has developed a fantastic resource for anyone thinking about future careers, courses and pathways. It can be found on the College Moodle site at moodle.gccc.qld.edu.au. Go to Future Pathways. Everything under the Future Pathways heading can be accessed by simply logging in as a guest. You will find a treasure trove of diagnostic quizzes to help you discover a suitable career direction, information about Open Days, Expos and Workshops, information about university study, TAFE and other Vocational Trainers, Apprenticeships, the Defence Force and lots, lots more. It’s worth a look!!
Specialty Defence Force Careers
If you are interested in entering the Defence Force you might like to go along to one of these sessions being held soon in Brisbane.
ADFA 25 July Call 30162425
Health Careers 1 August Call 30162424
Engineering Careers Information Session 6 August Call 30162424
A local nursery is looking for some students to work part-time. Interested students can find the details on the Moodle Future Pathways site under the Jobs heading.
To finish off this term here are some more pictures of our students out and about in the community doing work experience. Have a lovely holiday everyone. See you next term.
The crazy ladies in Future Pathways at the end of Work Experience!
Joan Ferris, Future Pathways Coordinator