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Careers and VET Services

Year 12 Families

Students and parents would have received by email this week, a very detailed Final Careers Newsletter. If you did not receive this email please email rose.coorey@smc.sa.edu.au ASAP.

We hope that families have had a chance to look through this and are aware of key deadlines – the first being Monday, 28th of November.
We wish our students all the best in the final wrap and look forward to seeing our students realise their potential on SACE results day Monday 19th December and beyond..

Planning ahead Years 9 -11

Students should begin thinking about eligibility for Scholarships applied for during Year 12.

Many Scholarship applications ask for evidence of leadership, demonstration of authentic interest in particular areas, involvement in teams and community service. For scholarships such as the Tuckwell Scholarship at ANU there are points allocated for various types of Co and Extra curricular activities. See: https://tuckwell.anu.edu.au/
Scholarships to Bond University also require much depth. See: https://bond.edu.au/scholarship/excellence-scholarship

Not all scholarships are about high academic achievement. Many scholarships are also awarded on equity grounds and directed towards students from under represented backgrounds. It is never too early to start planning for ways to improve a student’s competitiveness.

We have recently emailed all students who have expressed an interest in Medicine, Dentistry or Oral Health pathways with information about ways they can get prepared. If any student who is interested in these pathways missed out on the email please email Ms Coorey: rose.coorey@smc.sa.edu.au

At various times throughout the year we invite students aiming for a Sports Scholarship in the USA to make an individual Careers Appointment. The subjects you select from Year 9 can impact on opportunities in the USA after Year 12.

We encourage all interested students to refer to the US Embassy Facebook Page as there is a wealth on information available: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAustralia/

 

Big Opportunities:

We provide the information below for your family’s own consideration and assessment. We do not endorse or recommend such programs. All costs are paid for by the family’s.
2023 Duke at the ZOO Register your interest ASAP

Zoos South Australia is the first zoo in the world to be an accredited Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Centre.

The Zoos SA program is open to adventurers aged 16-20, and will run as a course parallel to the school year, February to November with classes at both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park.

The program will involve participants developing skills to support the Adventurous Journey section of the Award as well as the Leadership component. In addition to this, all participants will complete the Service section of the Award with monthly activities at Monarto Safari Park. See : Dates and locations for more details.
https://www.zoossa.com.au/dukeatthezoo/

Defence Force Work Experience Opportunities for 2023 now open

For students in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2023.
See: https://www.defence.gov.au/jobs-careers/student-pathways/work-experience

Ms Rose Coorey, Career Counsellor