News from the Careers Department

Defence 2020 Challenge Program

On Thursday 8 May two of our students participated in an interactive program with Defence personnel aimed at exploring the many issues relating to defence and Australia's future.

The day began with the students involved in a fun decision-making scenario that made them think about the meaning and implications of the 'spirit of ANZAC'. Afterwards students had an opportunity to ask questions from the Defence personnel about a variety of experiences, including border protection, peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. Later in the day students were grouped and tasked to work on a role play related to the theme of national identity. After groups were given some guidance by defence personnel they were left to work on a role-play presentation by themselves. After the role play presentation Hamish Johnston (Year 10) was awarded Best Overall Male Performance.

(L) Hamish Johnston (Y10) and (R) Daniel Killick (Y11)

Student Box

Studentbox is an online community for all year 10 to 12 students powered by Curtin University.

Students can gain access to past WACE exam papers, revision resources, study and revision tip plus other valuable information. Students can sign up at

UWA Campus Challenge 2012

This is aimed at Year 11 & 12 students who are interested in pursuing university studies. Applications are now open and must be submitted no later than 15 June.

Learning Skills - July holidays

The University of Notre Dame Australia will be offering Learning Skills for Year 12 students in the week of July 16, with daily classes from 9.30am-1pm

For more information students are encouraged to read the Careers Noticeboard or speak to Mrs Watson.

Margi Watson
Career Counsellor

IMPORTANT DATES IN TERM 2 & 3 (updated 23 May 2012)




29 May


University of Notre Dame Course Information Evening

For further information (08) 9433 0533

31 May

National Youth Science Forum (Jan 2013 holidays)

Year 11 Science students - Applications closes

6 June

Day of Competence

Year 10

The day has been organised to assist all Year 10 students with subject course selection. A letter will be sent home shortly.

20 June

Curtin University Year 10 Parent Info Evening

To register your interest and for more information

22 June

Curtin University school visit

Global Volunteering

Year 12 students are invited to attend. Pd 2GBT

Application deadline

2 July

UWA school visit

Year 11 & 12 students invited. Pd 6 GBT

4 July

Curtin University Year 12 Parent Info Evening

To register your interest and for more information

9 - 11 July

UWA Campus Challenge

For Year 11 & 12 students to explore all aspects of university life. Contact 6488 4631 or

9-13 July

Media Frenzy at Murdoch University

Open to Year 10-12 students passionate about all types of media including photography, sound and games design. For more information

11 July

Be an I.T. Student for a Day at Murdoch University

17 July

Be a Law student for a day at Murdoch University

17 July

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student at UWA

Year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of hands-on activities that will be interactive, fun and very rewarding. Business students will undertake a business case study with real-life outcomes, working in teams with other students. Interested students must register.

18 July

A Day in the Life of a Chemistry Student at UWA

19 July

A Day in the Life of a Business Student at UWA

19 July

Be an Animal Scientist for a day at Murdoch University

19 July

Occupational Therapy

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
To reserve a place phone 9346 2855

20 July

A Day in the Life of a Notre Dame University student

To book contact (08)9433 0533

29 July

ECU Open Day Joondalup › Future Students

1 Aug

Notre Dame school visit

Pd 6 GB Theatre

5 Aug

Curtin University Open Day

10-12 Aug

Skills West Expo

Ideal for non-University bound students
Perth Convention Centre

12 Aug

UWA Open Day
Mt Lawley

Experience what's on offer at UWA › Future Students

15 Aug

TISC talk for UNI bound Year 12 students

PD 6 GB Theatre

16 Aug

Social Work
Information Evening

Curtin University

19 Aug

Notre Dame Open Day

Murdoch University Open Day

5 Sept 5.30pm

Notre Dame
Admissions Info Evening

For further information
(08) 9433 0533

12 Sept

ECU school visit

Year 11 & 12 students are all invited. Pd 6 GBT

17 Sept

Central Institute school visit

Pd 1 GB Theatre


WA Police Info Evenings

To register