The Year 10, 11 and 12 students have been provided with access to the My Future career guidance platform. This platform allows students to explore and identify their interests and skills to build a career profile and explore suggested occupations and pathways. The school has paid for the subscription for each student, which must be accessed using the student’s JSRACS email account.

This will be a particularly useful tool for students as they start thinking about course preferences and what pathway or occupation they might like to pursue when they leave school. Students are strongly encouraged to sign up to the platform using their school email address sooner rather than later, as feedback from students who have used this has been overwhelmingly positive. Please ask your child to show you some of the information and resources that are available to them. The link to the platform is: https://myfuture.edu.au/
Students should see Mrs Anderson or Mr Clarke if they have any queries.

Ms Antonella Tosi and Mrs Christina Wallis
Senior School

All students from Years 7 to 12 now have their own school email address. If they have not already done so, students need to go to the JSRACS website and follow the links under the ‘Student’ tab (top right) to access Office 365. Once logged in to Office365, clicking on Outlook will allow students to access their email inbox.

All students have been informed of the responsibilities and guidelines for using their school email address. A copy of the Responsibilities and Guidelines can be accessed via this link. Any students experiencing difficulty with accessing their student email should go to the IT Help Desk.

Ms Antonella Tosi and Mrs Christina Wallis
Senior School

On Monday 8 April, all students in Years 10, 11 and 12 received a hard copy of their Draft Semester One Examination Timetable. It is important that students start thinking about and planning for their examinations now. Students are encouraged to apply the skills and resources they received from the Elevate Education study skills workshops to help them achieve to the best of their ability. At this early stage, a goal for all students should be to create an exam planner in order to plan when to study for each exam.

Written Examinations will run from Monday 27th May to Friday 7th June. As is always the case, all students are encouraged to strive for their personal best. There is still time for students who have not been achieving the marks they have been hoping to achieve to make the decision to do some extra work. Students need to create a plan to do the extra study and start preparing for these examinations in advance. Early preparation will help to reduce anxiety.

For some tips on successful study and exam preparation, students should refer to the materials that were presented at the recent Elevate workshops. Premium access to the Elevate Education website can be accessed by parents and students by using the password with which students were provided in their workshop.

Parents may also wish to look through the presentations at the links below to assist their student, if necessary, with study and exam preparation.

  • We have provided a link to ‘A guide for successful study’. I particularly draw your attention to the very useful and highly recommended Traffic Light System and the 3 week timeline for the lead up to exams.
  • Ace Your Exams’ s a checklist that can help focus students on the required habits for exam preparation in the weeks before, on the day of the exam and after the exam.

 

It is now time for students to have a holiday so that they are rested and refreshed for a busy Term Two, however students may wish to set aside some time to catch up on work from Term One and work on some of their study notes for examinations. For any time that students are allocating in holidays for study, we wish students a productive ‘study time’ but also a reminder that a significant amount of time must be set aside for relaxation during the break from school.

Any queries regarding the examination timetables, please see Mr Clarke.

Ms Antonella Tosi and Mrs Christina Wallis
Senior School

Students in the Year 11 and 12 Careerlink pathway study a vocational Certificate course and participate in related work placements. This pathway engages students who are interested in a VET pathway and prepares them very well with skills related to their specialist industry area and also workplace skills in general. This valuable programme gives students real workplace experience in their chosen field and provides them with the opportunity to be well prepared for further training and employment, often giving them the edge over other students when they leave school. We currently have students engaged in the areas of plumbing, electrical, automotive, beauty, retail, nursing, construction, dental assisting, education support and data and voice. Students attend classes at TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation and complete a practical component in the workplace.

Any Year 10 students wanting information regarding the CareerLink programme are encouraged to see Mrs Anderson. Mrs Anderson will also be providing further information closer to when course preferences for 2020 are due, towards the end of Term 2.

Ms Antonella Tosi and Mrs Christina Wallis
Senior School