My name is Margi Watson and I am the new Careers Counsellor. My office is located off the library quad in the Xavier block and I am in the office Monday to Wednesday each week during term time.

My primary role is to provide guidance and support to students as they make the transition from school to further study or work. All students are encouraged to visit me at some time during the year. I can be contacted by email at

During the next few weeks I will be visiting the Year 10-12 classes to introduce myself and to invite the students to come see me to discuss questions they may have regarding their study or work ambitions.

Australian Defence Technical Scholarships

Defence Technical Scholarships (DTS) are available to Year 11 and 12 students intending to pursue an Australian Defence Force general entry technical trade career after completing Year 12. The DTS rewards technically-savvy students for staying on at school and being enrolled in mathematics (compulsory) and a technical (material design) or a vocational subject. Successful Year 11 recipients will receive $2000, and Year 12 students will receive $3000.

Applications open on 1 February, Further information can be obtained from Mrs Watson or the website:

Enquiries can be directed to the DTS Info Line on 1300 880 818 or email

The application period closes on 9 March.

Australian Defence Force Academy Education Awards

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Awards are presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. You need to submit an application prior to 28 February in the year you undertake Year 12. There are up to 100 awards available on behalf of the Navy, Army and Air Force which will be presented to suitable applicants who have applied for entry to ADFA. Please see the ADF website for more details: