Year 10 Day of Competence

The Year 10 Day of Competence, held on Wednesday, successfully overloaded students with information about course selection and career pathways. Some students came away with a clearer idea of where they are headed, while for others the day raised more questions than it gave answers. These are both good things. Some of the messages that came across from the guest speakers were; be honest with yourself about your capabilities, ensure that you do some research into possible careers, make selections that will keep your options open and pursue what you love. During the next few weeks students should be researching and asking questions so that over the term break they can complete their course selection forms.

Past pupils: from left - Luke Hallam, Taylor Pervan, Caitlin
Cassidy, Tom Atkins, Pia Jelinek, with Damian Owen

Tom McNeilly (Year 11)

The courses students can choose for Year 11 depend on first semester coursework and exam results. Year 10 students should now be revising for exams which begin on Monday 18th June. A certain amount of stress is reasonable before exams, however, students should not be over anxious. Of course, the best way to reduce anxiety is to be well prepared. The exam timetable has been distributed to students and they should be aware of the topics which will be examined in each subject.

Thank you to the parents who attended the Course Selection Evening on Wednesday. I hope the information will be useful as a point of reference in conversations with your son or daughter. For parents who could not attend, the information packs have been distributed to students to take home.

Damian Owen
Dean of Year Ten