A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Career Pathways Advisor - Edition 8 - 2022

Careers Week

Careers Week takes place on Monday 27 June. There will be organisations from the tertiary sector, apprenticeships, SAPOL and the Australian Defence Force. Overall, there will be 22 organisations who will be here to give information to our students. A program of events is attached below.

All Year 10 and 11 students will attend the day in lieu of their regular lessons, and Year 12 students are invited to attend during their Study periods. The aim of our Careers Expo is to help students to be aware of all the different options available, therefore each Year 10 and 11 student will select seven sessions to attend: one session from each category plus two free choice sessions.

They may find some interesting things that they have never thought about. I want them to open their eyes to the many different opportunities available. This will be an excellent precursor to subject selection and will be an enlightening experience for all.

The categories are as follows:

Category 1

MAS National

Category 2

Flinders University
University of Adelaide

Category 3

Rising Sun Pictures

Category 4

Tilbrook Rasheed
Le Cordon Bleu
Hood Sweeney

Category 5

Australian Defence Forces
Motor Trade Association
Education USA
Crimson Education

Please encourage your child to complete the online selection asap in order for me to timetable the day. They need to go to the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/JgE...

Information for Year 12

For those students who wish to apply to either University or TAFE, the Tertiary Acceptance Centres will all open on Monday 1 August. In week one of Term 3, I will give every Year 12 student a 2023 SATAC Guide for them to start planning what they want to get into. There are new degrees on offer each year, as well as the ones that have been offered previously. In Weeks 2 through 4 I will run a series of Seminars that Year 12s will be able to attend in their study sessions. In these seminars, I will assist them through the application process. I will then make time to see students individually to go through their applications. Their applications must be submitted and paid for by the end of Term 3. These applications are not set in concrete however and courses can be added or taken away right up until Thursday 1 December. After that time, they can change the order but not add in any more courses. Their results will come out on Monday 19 December and they will have until Wednesday 4 January to make sure they have the order they want. This is important as they will only receive one offer and it will be to the highest choice for which they are eligible. If they don’t get their first choice, they can accept and say they still wish to be considered for a higher preference, but they can’t ask for a lower one, hence the order is important. The offers for the 2022 cohort will not come out in December this year- the main offer round will be Thursday 12 January 2023 with a further round on Monday 23 January 2023. If students have applied for courses requiring UCAT, they will receive their UCAT results and offers to interview in October and November. There are no other offers for interviews at Adelaide after that date.

Year 10 and 11

Students in Year 10 and 11 will have their subject choice interviews soon and will have had counselling with me and their Head of House prior to this. Ms Sherwood will be sending out more information toward the end of term.

A reminder to all students:

Five Principles in Career Development

Change is constant – embrace it!

  • Recognise that the world around you is constantly changing.
  • Be open to change and remain alert to new opportunities.

Learning is ongoing- be a life long learner!

  • Strive for continuous personal improvement.
  • Stay motivated by learning new skills and developing new talents.
  • Aim for the moon because even if you miss you will fall among the stars.

Focus on the journey

  • Don’t focus on one destination only.
  • Recognise that your career journey will be throughout your lifetime.
  • Appreciate and value each experience along the way.

Know yourself, believe in yourself and follow your heart

  • Pursue your passion to find fulfillment.
  • Discover ways to combine your interests with career opportunities.

Access your allies

  • Value and gain the support of your family, friends, career counsellors...
  • Career success can be a team effort.

And think broadly - don’t ‘put all your eggs in one basket’

Remember, the job you do in 10 years’ time may not have been invented yet!

All the very best for the journey.

Jenny Howland
Head of Careers