Senior School eNews 18


2017 Youth Census - SkillsRoad

  • If we want Australian Youth to thrive, we must help them see the bigger picture and encourage them to invest in career pathways that give them passion and purpose.
  • Choosing a career is stressful for young Australians. They worry they will make the wrong choice or not like what they choose.
  • Australian youth are most likely to turn to their parents for career advice, amplifying the need for parents to boost their career knowledge.

The VET and Transition Services Department looks forward to working with parents and students in overcoming the main issues affecting young people in the College community.

Careers & Courses Information

Open Days & Info Sessions

Defence Info Sessions

Perth: Army Careers Information Session

14 December 6.30pm

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VET, Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Australian Training Awards Winners and Finalists

If you want to see which RTOs and businesses are the best at what they do in Australia, check out the winners of the Australian Training Awards, awarded last week.

See them here – 

University Info

US & UK University Admissions

Are you curious about studying in the US? Don't make the mistake of thinking all you need to get in is your ATAR! Read this blog from US and UK admissions experts, to start planning ahead.

Murdoch University Summer School for students moving from Year 11 into Year 12

All students undertaking ATAR studies in 2018 are welcome to attend. The program aims to maximize your Year 12 experience, experience university life while still at high school, receive credit points towards a Murdoch degree, and study in a supportive learning environment in state-of-the-art facilities. Dates: 5th January- 24th January

Find out more: Email: Phone: 9360 6078

 Workshops & Courses

FREE Coding Workshop

Saturday, 9 December, 10AM - 1PM, Perth

Our workshops are designed to show entry level coding while having fun. It gives you a taste of what coding is all about. It’s an easy, risk-free introduction to programming. 
So why not come and join us for a FREE one day workshop and see if you've got what it takes. 
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Get Coding. Dojos are fun, free and social coding clubs for young people aged 7-17. Dojos are not classes or workshops. There is no curriculum. Instead, a Dojo offers an unstructured open free learning environment where young people can meet others with similar interests and advance their 21st century skills by working on creative digital projects of their own choice.

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 Fashion Illustration Workshop Whitehouse Institute of Design

9 & 10 December

The two-day workshop is a recommended starting point for those wishing to develop their illustration skills in the fundamental areas of fashion illustration.

No drawing experience is necessary to undertake this program.

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 SAE Summer Series

23- 25th January, 2018, 10am to 4am daily

Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? We are offering a 3-Day workshop event in the January holidays – get behind the scenes and pursue your passion! 

SAE Perth campus is opening its doors this January for the SAE Summer Series, a three-day program for anyone who wants to work on inspiring creative projects in Animation, Audio, Film or Games. 

Early Bird Bookings Close 10th December

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 Art for Teens at Fremantle Arts Centre

School holiday options for resume building (and something to do)

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NIDA School Holiday Classes

Screen Actors Society, Grades 11-12

Mon 08 Jan - Fri 12 Jan 2018 @ Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth

Acting Boot Camp, Grades 11-12

Sat 13 Jan - Sun 14 Jan 2018 @ Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth

Stage and Screen School, Grades 7-10

Mon 08 Jan - Fri 12 Jan 2018 @ Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth

Musical Theatre Boot Camp, Grades 7-10

Sat 13 Jan - Sun 14 Jan 2018 @ Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth

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Competitions and Scholarships

The Hope Prize Short Story Competition

This is a short story prize for writers to explore people’s resilience in the face of poverty and disadvantage. There is a prize specifically for writers aged under 18. Entries close 31 January 2018.

 Volunteering is an Asset to Build your Resume

A recent survey found:

  • that 82% of employers said they are more likely to choose a candidate with volunteering experience, AND
  • that only 30% of resumes list volunteering experience

Which means that by simply including volunteering in your resume, you’ll be ahead of 70% of other candidates, who don’t have volunteering experience.

Rio Tinto Earth Assist - January school holiday program for school students over 15 years; participate in hands on conservation based activities such as tree planting, land maintenance, wildlife surveys and bush walks. 

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You can find many more volunteering opportunities suitable for young people at Seek Volunteer – or Go Volunteer –

Resources, Guides & Other News

Fair Work Ombudsman Workplace Myth Busters YouTube

Workplace Myths Busted, Ep 1 -

Finding out about company culture

The concept of company culture can be confusing. This article from this. demystifies it a little.

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