Education = Opportunities
Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut and current Director of the Johnson Space Center stated,
“I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.” Education provides opportunities.
Next week we start the Year 10 SET plan interviews and we aim to create as many opportunities as possible for our students. On Wednesday we had a double information evening; one for the Year 9s as we looked at the timetable structure for 2016 and the new initiative that will be happening on Wednesdays. The second was for our Year 12s as they plan their QTAC applications and study/career options for next year. We also had approximately 20 displays from Universities and other tertiary and job placement organisations. This was open to all our Senior students.
On assemblies I’ve been speaking to students about the many different open days and job shows that are coming up. Please take the time to investigate these with your child. It is important that they see for themselves the opportunities available. Besides the universities there are lots of other opportunities. Coming up on 20 August is the Sunshine Coast Jobs Show. This is being held at the TAFE Eastcoast – Mooloolaba Campus. This Jobs Show is for students who are seeking:
- part-time jobs while they study
- school-based traineeships or apprenticeships;
- work experience;
- A full-time job upon leaving school; or
- An apprenticeship or traineeship upon leaving school
For more information see their website: www.thejobshow.com.au
Scholarships and Early Offers
Due to our relationship with Sunshine Coast University, our students are able to apply for early offers for entry into a range of courses. These offers will be made before OP scores are even released.
Students who are interested in becoming a teacher can also apply for guaranteed entry and scholarships for teaching courses at the Christian Heritage College. These scholarships are worth around $4,000. For more information on these please see Mr Nash, our Future Pathways Coordinator.
University @ Glasshouse
There are a number of students who have successfully completed their first university subjects whilst still at school. They not only passed them but most received credits and distinctions.
These students are:
- Will Smerdon PASS Management & Organisational Behaviour.
- Moale James CREDIT Introduction to Creative Writing
- Maddisson Larfield CREDIT Introduction to Sport & Exercise Science
- Lachlan McCaig CREDIT Communication and Thought
- Holly Dodwell DISTINCTION Introduction to Psychology A
- Ryan Jeffrey DISTINCTION Communication and Thought
- Nichola Bates CREDIT Introduction to Creative Writing
- James Proud CREDIT Communication and Thought
- Gemma O’Driscoll CREDIT Introduction to Psychology A
Congratulations to these students for their hard work!
David Heyworth, Head of Senior School