Future Pathways News 9 August 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Future Pathways News 9 August 2013



  • August 7, 2013

Senior Parent and Student Information Evening

Last Wednesday evening many senior school families came along to the Senior Information Evening.  Highlights included presentations on SET Planning for Year 10s and Life after School/QTAC Applications for the Year 12s.  Students and parents were also able to talk to College staff and guests from Universities, Colleges, the Defence Force and apprenticeship services.  Any students who were not able to attend this event have been given their named pack from the evening.

To follow up this event, all year 10s and their parents will be having a SET Plan meeting by the end of next week and all Year 12s and their parents are invited to meet with our visiting Guidance Officer, Mr Paul Nash, to review progress towards the end of Year 12 and to plan a pathway ahead.  Mr Nash is available on Monday and Thursday this term, from 1pm – 7pm.  To make an appointment please email him at paul.nash@glasshouse.qld.edu.au.

Congratulations to our fantastic Headstart students

Eight Senior students completed University subjects in first semester this year.  They are Jayme-Lee Groer, Emily Hammill, Libby Carver, Abbey Bates, Jordyn Bennet and Jordan Marston.    Special mention for MacKinley Brisbane and Aaron Giles who passed with Distinction.  We are very proud of these wonderful achievements from these students.    Congratulations to you all.

This semester we have several students enrolled for university studies.  Very best wishes to all our current Headstart students.

USC Open Day this Sunday 11/8/13.

If you are planning University Studies and/or Headstart in 2014 go along to the USC Open Day on Sunday to hear about courses and talk to Uni staff.  Go to this link for all the info about a great day.

http://www.usc.edu.au/study/study-at-usc/open-day-and-information-events/open-day-sunday-11-august-2013

TAFE Health Courses for Year 11 students in 2014

Invitation for parent/ guardians and students who will be studying Year 11 in 2014 to an Information Evening about the Health courses to be offered by Sunshine Coast TAFE in 2014 for the Senior Phase of Learning program. The proposed courses to be offered are Certificate III Allied Health Assistance and the Certificate III Health Administration.

DATE: Tuesday, 20 August 2014

TIME: 6.00 to 7.30 pm

VENUE: Auditorium – A Block

Sunshine Coast TAFE, Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek

You will be given information about the above courses during the evening which will assist students to decide if they wish to pursue a health course pathway at Sunshine Coast TAFE in 2014.

Contact Mrs Ferris if you want more information about these courses for Year 11 in 2014.

Energex Apprenticeships

Energex Apprenticeships for 2014 are currently being advertised.  Positions are always very sought after and competitive.  Applications close Friday 16th August, 5.00pm.  Go to http://careeers.energex.com.au and go to reference Apprent/01/04.

QTAC Applications

QTAC applications are now open for Semesters 1 and 2 2014.  Please keep in mind the following points when applying to QTAC:

  • Some tertiary courses (particularly in the Creative Industries) require an earlier application to QTAC and completion of auditions and portfolios in August or September.  If in doubt consult your QTAC Guide.
  • QTAC applications for all other courses are due on 27 September (in the first week of the school holidays) and cost $34.  After that date the cost triples so don’t be late.  Be aware that sometimes the QTAC site struggles in the last days before the closing date so don’t leave it until the last minute or you might not get on to the site in time.
  • QTAC applications are not processed or recognized by the system at all until you pay the application fees.  If you do the application and don’t pay for it DON’T FORGET to go back and pay and finish the application.  You should get a confirmation of lodgement if it is all properly completed.  This needs to be done BEFORE the closing date 27 September.
  • Be careful what email address you use on your application.  Don’t use your school one as you may not have access to it at Christmas time.
  • Check your emails often coming up to offer rounds. If you are going to be away get someone else to check your emails.  If a friend or even your parents are taking care of responding to your QTAC offers you will need to fill in a QTAC form to enable this to happen otherwise your representative (even if it is your parent) will not be able to act on your behalf.
  •  If you are offered a place by QTAC and don’t respond within a week, your QTAC application, and all your preferences, lapse.
  • You can change your preferences three times without paying any extra fees.
  • When you get an offer you can knock it back altogether if your circumstances have changed, you can accept the place, you can accept the place and depending on the institution you may be able to apply to defer to the following year, you can accept the place conditionally and await an offer for a higher  preference.  There are many, many options.  Consider your options very carefully and get advice if you are not sure
  • If in doubt about any decisions you need to make ring QTAC.

Joan Ferris, Future Pathways Coordinator

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