Achieve - Skills - Pathways - Innovation - Resilience - Excellence
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 ‐ 1626) is credited with the phrase "knowledge is power". This statement is especially true when it comes to knowledge about what opportunities exist in regard to all careers, not just vocational education and training. It is therefore my goal that students are aware of the incredible array of opportunities that exist after graduating from school. Through the acquisition of these skills, students are able to develop confidence and independence that empowers them to achieve. Sir Francis Bacon also said that "a wise man will make more opportunities than he finds". Thus, a wise student will work hard to achieve their best in order to make more opportunities available to them.
Mrs Maureen Johnson (pictured) is our College registered Career Practitioner who coordinates the annual career subject selection for students in Senior School, offers individual ad-hoc career counselling for all pathways (ATAR and VET) and coordinates the delivery of both on-campus timetabled VET certificates. Drawing on her extensive experience in training and development she also sources external opportunities for students which include: external certificates (up to and including Certificate IV), Traineeship and Pre-apprenticeships and is the Coordinator for our popular timetabled subject Year 11 and 12 Authority Developed Workplace Learning.
Students are encouraged to make individual or small group appointments with Mrs Johnson to identify their own strengths and set realistic career goals. This may include changing their timetabled subjects, looking at the numerous pathways available to achieve the same career goal, and/or seeking general or specific career assistance. While parents are welcome to arrange face‐to‐face appointments with their child, you may also telephone or email her to discuss your child's academic progress and career aspirations.
Personal contact and the development of a tri-partnership where the student, parent and school are all equally committed to working towards the same goals has been proven to ensure that our students have the opportunity to achieve the best outcome for them.
In Year 9 students are advised, and informed, to carefully select their subjects in Year 10 based on their current abilities and the subjects they plan to study for WACE in Year 11 and 12.
Upon entering Senior School in Year 10 the focus is on empowering students by guiding them to develop their own post school exit plan up to and including Year 12. The process includes specific interactive activities, both compulsory timetabled and voluntary sessions.
In Year 12, students are offered assistance in selecting and applying for the most suitable post school options.