Volume 10 - 01 Jul 2016

School Xchange

www.schoolxchange.com.au  is an online marketplace where parents and students can sell or buy local, good quality second hand school uniforms, school and university text books, sporting equipment or musical instruments. Bethany College is registered with this site.

Whether it’s school uniforms, musical instruments, text books or sporting gear it’s free to browse and buy at any time.

For a small listing fee, you can sell unwanted school items to buyers looking to purchase items at a substantially lower cost. Generally, this will be within our local school community which means no postage and packaging costs.

Schoolxchange has been developed with busy mums and dads in mind and made it trouble-free and easy to use. Just type in Bethany’s name in the ‘find your school option’ or choose the buy or search options to viewall the items listed in a particular category.

Selling Used School Gear Made Easy
The selling process is as simple and as inexpensive as possible. You only pay to list items for sale. It may be a school blazer, netball outfit, athletic gear or a trombone that’s no longer required.
You will need to register first if you wish to sell and you’ll need either a credit card or PayPal account to pay a small listing fee of 10% (less for more expensive items) based on the price you want to sell the item for.
Once registered, you simply key in the details of your item and the price you are seeking. Your listing will stay online until it’s sold and you remove it. We hope you find this site useful.

Federal Election – Catholic Education Current Issues

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CAS Federal Election Guide 2016

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LOTE

This term in LOTE Year 8 students had the opportunity to participate in a Japanese taster lesson. Students saw their name written in Japanese, learnt basic greetings, numbers, the differences between the three writing systems and practised writing kanji characters. They also learnt about the Japanese kimono which some students were able to model for the class.

The students were very interested and participated enthusiastically.

Arigatoo gozaimasu!

Colreavy sensei

 

A TASTE OF ITALY WITH PIATTO PERFETTO

Year 8 students put on their best chef outfits and learnt how to make Chocolate Salami with a real Italian Masterchef, Luca Roncari.

The students, under the ever-constant supervision of the professional and his team, turned chocolate, butter, sugar and biscuits into a dish worth serving at any occasion – and they learnt Italian cooking terms along the way. Italian and food – what a combination!

 

 

World Youth Day

Through July and August of 2016, 18 Bethany girls from Years 10 and 11 will travel to Poland to participate in the World Youth Day festivities in Krakow. The girls, along with Miss Mirabello, Miss Rothwell and students from all around the world will gather to celebrate this special event. We will be travelling on a bus with girls from St Ursula’s Kingsgrove and Holy Spirit Lakemba and we will complete a pilgrimage through Italy, going into Poland where the World Youth Day Week will take place.

Our itinerary is full of exciting things to see and do. From Rome, we will travel up through Italy for a week, stopping in cities including  Assisi, Siena, Florence and finally Pisa. Whilst completing this leg of the pilgrimage, we will stop at many of the significant places in each city such as the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel as well as many of the famous Basilicas including St Peter’s, St Clare’s and St Francis’ just to name a few. After we have finished the Italian part of the pilgrimage, we will fly over to Warsaw, the capital of Poland and then make our way into the city of Czestochowa where will visit famous sights such as the Black Madonna before arriving into Krakow, the hosting city. Throughout the official World Youth Day week we will participate in many festivities including mass, Catechesis with Bishops from around the world, Youth Festivals, Stations of the Cross and of course the Papal Welcome where pilgrims from around the world will celebrate and welcome the Pope to the World Youth Day celebrations. With the accompaniment of the Pope and millions of pilgrims from across the Globe, we will take place in a pilgrimage walk to the venue of the Final Mass. On our last day in Krakow after the World Youth Day week has officially ended we will make our way through Wadowice, into Zakopane where all the pilgrims will participate in a two day retreat to reflect on their time. From Zakopane we travel to Vienna in Austria where we will stay the night and prepare to leave for Frankfurt, Germany where we travel to the next day in order to return home to Sydney on August 6.

“We have very much enjoyed the experience and lead up to the World Youth Day pilgrimage and have enjoyed meeting new pilgrims who will share the same experiences as us. I particularly enjoyed the workshops we participated in with St Ursula’s so we could get to know each other considering we will all be in the same bus group during the trip. Throughout these workshops we took part in various activities where we got to know each other better in preparation for our pilgrimage. I cannot wait to experience the energy and excitement the millions of pilgrims will be giving off when we welcome Pope Francis into the World Youth Day festivities”.

– Chloe Allcorn – Year 10

 

“I’m looking forward to belonging to a large crowd of young people United by shared beliefs and encountering new people from all over the world”. 

Janice Lewis (Year 10)

 

“I am excited to meet others who share my faith and go on a journey of better understanding what Catholicism is and what it means to be merciful, all while wearing the most attractive hats ever produced”

Jamie Howe (Year 10)

 

“I think this will be a great opportunity for all of us to connect with our faith and people from other nations”

Caitlin Micallef (Year 10)

PDHPE News

 

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Year 7 Athletics day, Friday 17 June. This day gave Year 7 students the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in both track and field events. The purpose of the day was to allow students to meet the requirements of the PDHPE stage 4 Syllabus as well as being an excellent preparation for the upcoming athletics carnival. Students really enjoyed the experience of learning some new skills and received information about the school carnival concerning travel, uniform and the athletics program.

 

 

 

 

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Bethany Athletics carnival: This is one of the best days of the Bethany College Calendar. The athletics carnival ticks all the boxes for being active, fun and a great event for school spirit. This year’s event was held at “The Ridge” athletics complex on Monday 27 June.  The carnival not only provides opportunities for students wishing to advance in school representation, but also there are a number of events to “have a go” in. House captains had created a magical theme and also on the day ran novelty events. Both staff and students embraced the cold weather and provided the carnival with a fun and cheerful atmosphere.

Congratulations to the following Age Champions:

12 Years – Lily Perenara

13 Years – Eva Kostopoulos

14 Years – Rebecca O’Dea

15 Years – Kelly Wilson

16 Years – Catelyn McKenzie

17+ Years – Priscilla Midon

 

 Upcoming Events:

28th June – Year 11 PDH First Aid Course

20th July – CGSSSA Netball

22nd July – Year 8 Brainstorm Presentation

31st July-3rd August – PASS Snow Camp

 

SCC Sport:

Congratulations to the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Netball and Senior Soccer teams for making the SCC semi-finals. This is an impressive effort for all representative teams to make semi-finals in their respective competitions. Best of luck.

 

The following Representative Sports will be played in Term 3:

 

Year 7 – Basketball & Soccer

Year 8 & 9 – Basketball & Soccer

Years 10, 11 & 12 – Basketball & Softball

 

Good luck to those girls participating in these teams in Term 3.

                         

Wes Guthrie

PDHPE Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

Library News

The holidays are upon us so it might be time to find some things to occupy ourselves during the winter break. Here are some websites that are fun and educational!

 

Instructables

www.instructables.com

From 3D artworks to building a wooden clock, food recipes such as marble swirl cupcakes to fancy dress costumes, this fascinating website offers a multitude of imaginative projects with the necessary instructions to complete them. Subject matter includes food recipes, crafts and costume designs, as well as biology, technology, engineering and woodwork projects.

DK findout

http://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

Publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) has developed a free, online interactive encyclopaedia for school students. This engaging resource allows students to select from a variety of vetted categories to explore the topic of their choice. There are also sections for both parents and teachers.

Moments in time

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1303284/moments-game

This interactive timeline was jointly developed by the ABC, ESA, History Teachers Association of Victoria, and Design Royale. Moments in allow you to simply scroll the timeline to travel through time and explore when and where important historical events occurred. You will discover videos, image galleries and detailed information about important people, places and events.

My big tomorrow

www.mybigtomorrow.com.au

Developed by the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle, this website offers students the opportunity to investigate a variety of careers they may be interested in, or simply choose a random career to explore. There is also a parents section offering advice and assistance.

Reading Australia

www.readingaustralia.com.au

This website aims ‘to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities.’ Education resources, linked to the Australian curriculum, have been written by prominent primary and secondary teaching associations to complement these works.

Canva

www.canva.com/about

Canva offers teachers and students free, high quality design software that is simple to use, fast, and effective. Users can create multi-page presentations, blog and website graphics, flyers, posters, and invitations.

Shaun Tan – Rules of Summer

www.rulesofsummer.com.au

Award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan’s recent thought-provoking book, Rules of Summer, is the focus of this appealing website. Using short videos Tan offers readers further insights into the book’s origins, aspects of illustrations, and themes.

Seriously amazing

www.si.edu/

The staff at the Smithsonian have been asked countless questions over the years. This website publishes a host of intriguing questions, with links to the answers and additional information. Topics come from the fields of art, popular culture, science and history.

 

 

Also, don’t forget, winter is also a great time to curl with a good book and enjoy escaping into other worlds.

Keep reading.

 

Mrs Karen Pentland

Teacher Librarian

Debating

Over the past term, students from Year 7 – 12 have participated in the Regional Catholic Schools debating competition on Wednesday nights. All students competed with grace and lived out the college motto “To act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our god”.

The debating competition taught students how to construct a sound argument and create strong refutes against the other team and also taught students how to create a cohesive debate in a short period of time. This also taught the students how to present a speech in front of an audience. Students were given topics which surrounded 21st century issues, they were encouraged to read and watch the news to keep up to date with relevant topic areas which are below:

 

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Round 1: Popular Culture/current affairs   

Round 2: Sports/health/Recreation

Round 3: Technology

Round 4: Environment

Round 5: Social issue/politics.

 

The teachers involved did an impeccable job of running the event and supporting the students with practice lunch time refute sessions and running mock debates to help prepare the students for the next round. Year 7 and 8 did not go through the semis, however Year 9, 10 and Seniors made it into the semifinals, however all lost in close debates and dealt with the loss in grace and respect.

Thank you to all students on behalf of the Debating Faculty.

Debating teams 2016

Year 7:

Chelsea Cibalevski

Sophia McDonnell

Jade Lozanovski

Natalie Vucic

Ashlea D’Amato

Telina Kolyvas

Year 8:

Abby Gillon-Smith

Serena Pham

Alexandra Hammer

Zoe Stragalinos

Monique Makisi

Evelyn Karavokyros

Year 9:

Valentina Triulcio

Justina Alabasinis

Brooke Salisbury

Ophelia Devcic

Eve Fernando

Annika Woodham

Year 10:

Valantia Stamatopoulos

Melanie Kozarovski

Dana Sutherland

Farah Chalak

Elsey-Anne Dadson

Seniors:

Stefanie Krieg

Vittoria Triulcio

Adeline Simon

Sophia Calvoyperez

Dakota Martin

Joanna Vazouras

 

 

Joanna Vazouras

Debating Prefect 2015/16

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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SUBJECT SELECTION

Subject selection, career direction and planning for the future can put pressure on secondary students. Here is a step-by-step approach to making this process as stress-free as possible.

Subject selection, career direction and planning for the future are all hot topics in Year 8 and Year 10 students’ lives at this time of year.

Understanding interest areas, strategically planning how many subjects to study, keeping an eye on current industry trends, while listening to advice from family and friends, may all seem like an overwhelming amount of information to take on. However, with the right support, a bit of confidence and instilling trust in their own reasoning, the decision making process doesn’t have to be painful for high school students.

 

The Parent Trap?

Parents always want what’s best for their kids, however, it is important that parents stick to their role as advisors and allow kids some space in this regard, says Dr. John Taccori, Careers Counsellor from www.careersdoctor.net.

Instead of making decisions for them, parents should let children “own their decisions” and not overly try to influence their child with their beliefs and prejudices, he says.

Using the school’s resources

 It is worthwhile taking a three-pronged approach to seeking out information about the subject selection process, advises Dr. Taccori.

“Firstly, attend the subject selection evening at your child’s school.”

“Secondly, make an appointment (for the child and parent) to see the school’s career advisor. Have a list of questions you would like to ask.”

It doesn’t matter if the aim is to just clarify a career path they’ve already chosen and running the chosen subjects by as validation or if the conversation takes on a more “I have no idea what I want to do” tone.

Finally, the child should discuss with specific subject teachers to gain insight into the course they would like to do.

 

Other sources of information

Several publications, outlets and services now exist specifically to help guide students navigate the subject selection period.

Books such as the UAC guide, portals like the MyFuture website and services and events like career expos and private career advisory practices allow students to explore options, express concerns, seek guidance and even get a taste of what their future career could look like.

 

Interest areas

It should come as no surprise that a child’s interest in a particular subject will and should influence what they choose. Even if they don’t seem themselves as having a career in that area, they should still pursue it, says Dr. Taccori.

Complementary and necessary subject areas that are related to their career intentions also need to be considered, he adds.

 

Strategy

Strategy plays a big role in children selecting what subject they are going to do and how many they are willing to take on, says Dr. Taccori.

“We know that if a child loves a particular subject and does it, then they are most likely going to get much better grades than if they did a subject they hated.”

Similarly, choosing to do different subjects to cover of all allotted units of study during Years 11 and 12 may be considered a good insurance policy for some.

Or having done a subject that incorporates Vocational Education Training (VET) may mean doors to certain apprenticeships are open, allowing for more to choose from.

 

Taking the plunge

It is important to consider different information sources and the advice from teachers, parents, careers advisors and peers, but Dr. Taccori says, above all, students should listen to their own inner voice of reason.

There is no such thing as a wrong subject choice.

(by Lakshmi Singh, Parenting Ideas)

 

Further Reading:

 

CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION MUFTI-DAY 21 JUNE 2016 

We are delighted to announce that our students raised $2116.45, enough to cover approximately three financial hardship bursaries in our school system. Three children can now access quality education due to the collective social justice response of our community. Thank you to all our students and staff.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT – STANDARD COLLECT ION NOTICE

 I have been requested to remind parents/guardians through the School Newsletter that, from time to time, we are required to provide student details and background data provided through the school Enrolment form to government agencies.

This is particularly important to note at Census time and for both the August Special Circumstances applications to be submitted to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and student background data provided to the Australian Curriculum & Reporting Authority (ACARA) post August census.

Parents/Guardians are able to access the SCS Privacy Policy – Standard Collection Notice on the Sydney Catholic Sschools (SCS) public  website  through this link.        URL is: 

https://docs.google.com/a/syd.catholic.edu.au/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c3lkLmNhdGhvbGljLmVkdS5hdXxzeWRuZXktY2F0aG9saWMtc2Nob29scy1wb2xpY2llc3xneDo3NTMxNWQwNTQ3N2NjZWUy

 

COMMUNITY PRAYERS

Please keep the following families in your prayers:

  • Mrs Kelly Smit and her family for the recent loss of her beloved mother-in-law;
  • Mrs Roseanne Bennett, who works on reception, who lost her beloved father-in-law;
  • Lylia Franich (Year 8) whose maternal grandfather passed away last week.

 

STAFF CHANGES TERM 3

 Miss Linda Robinson will be taking Term 3 off on well-deserved Long Service Leave. Her classes will be replaced by Mrs Lynne Taylor and Year 10 Coordinator duties will be taken over by Miss Lara Grimm. I am confident there will be minimal interruption to learning and pastoral care in Ms Robinson’s absence; we wish her a restful, renewal break.

 Our two Teacher-Librarians rotate their positions from the start of Term 3. This means Mrs Karen Pentland will take up the teaching duties of Mrs Lynda Fleming, while Ms Fleming returns to the library for twelve months.

 

Our mantra:

“Girls can do anything.
Bethany girls can do everything!*
(*except divide by zero)”
 
 
Vicki Lavorato
Principal

 

From the Assistant Principal

IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 3

  • Tuesday 19/7 & Wednesday 20/7: Performing Arts Showcase. 6.30-8.30pm
  • Friday 22/7:
    • Years 7-9 Award Ceremony. 9-10.30am
    • Years 10- 12 Award Ceremony. 11-12.30pm
  • Monday 1/8- Monday 15/8: Year 12 Trials
  • Wednesday 17/8: Art and Design Showcase. 5.00-8.00pm
  • Monday 29/8: Extra Curricular Photos
  • Thursday 1/9: Father’s Day Mass & breakfast. 7.30-9.00 am
  • Monday 19/9: Last full school day for Year 12
  • Wednesday 21/9: Y12 Graduation Mass and dinner. 6.30-9.30pm
  • Thursday 22/9: Last day of Term 3- Students finish at 12.30, after Period 4.
  • Friday 23/9: Pupil Free Day/Staff Development Day

MID-YEAR ACADEMIC CHECK-UP

As we approach the second semester now is a good time to do a bit of a check-up to see if students can improve their approach to school:  

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  • Have you set yourself goals to strive for over this year? YES / NO
  • Do you know what motivates you to do work? YES / NO
  • Do you try to take a positive approach to your studies? YES / NO
  • Do you make an effort to make the thoughts in your head positive ones? YES / NO
  • Are you making the most of class time, listening and focusing and completing all work? YES / NO
  • Have you been asking for help if you don’t understand something? YES / NO

 

 

  • Have you been writing all your homework into your planner and getting it done? YES / NO
  • Have you been breaking down bigger tasks and scheduling the work in your diary/planner? YES / NO
  • Have you been keeping track of what you complete and rescheduling unfinished work? YES / NO
  • Have you organised your folders for papers and digital resources for school? YES / NO
  • Do you have folders or somewhere at home to file away all your work for your topics? YES / NO
  • Have you decided what you will keep or do your study notes in? YES / NO
  • Have you been working on study notes each time you finish a topic for a subject? YES / NO
  • Do you have a term planner above your desk where you can easily see the heavy weeks? YES / NO
  • Have you set up a good study environment at home, a place where you can focus and work? YES / NO
  • Are you doing around an hour and a half of schoolwork most nights (2-3 hrs for seniors)? YES / NO
  • Have you thought realistically about whether you have too many outside school activities? YES / NO
  • Have you allocated set periods of time for school work (eg at least 3 x half hour blocks)? YES / NO
  • Do you remove all distractions etc. when you are focusing on your schoolwork at home? YES / NO
  • Do you prioritise each afternoon what you will work on that night? YES / NO
  • When you make study notes, are you making them visual with mind maps, highlighting etc? YES / NO
  • When you study for a test, do you both ‘learn’ the content and ‘practise’ the skills? YES / NO
  • Do you try to do lots of the practise under examination conditions? YES / NO
  • Have you reviewed the different study techniques that you should use for your learning style? YES / NO
  • Are you doing more than ‘just reading’ when you study for an assessment? YES / NO
  • Have you thought about how you will overcome the obstacles you face in achieving your best? YES / NO
  • Have you set up some routines to try and create habits that will help you this year? YES / NO

 

Years 9-10 Dance: Marist College Penshurst; Bethany College; St Ursula’s College

A great evening was had by students and staff…..

 

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Jacinta Russo

Assistant Principal

Social Skills

On 20 June the Social Skills Group went on an excursion to Events Cinema Hurstville. We met at the school office and walked to Hurstville. At the cinema we watched “Finding Dory.” We thought the movie was amazing and we enjoyed the movie a lot. After the movie we went to the food court and bought something to eat. When we finished eating we went to look at the shops and went back to school around 3pm. This was a fantastic day!

Ranus Ho (Year 8) and Ana Galdas (Year 10)

 

Careers

JOBJUMP website: Student and Parent access via school subscription

Reminder: Students and parents have access to the jobjump website via a school subscription. The website is designed for students and provides comprehensive access to careers information and links to other websites and related information.

School password: hamsters

Year 10 students have been using the site during their Careers lessons and find it very useful.

 

MHSCAREERS Website – Access for parents and students

Parents and students have access for 2016 to the mhscareers website via a school subscription. To view the ‘news’ pages and the ‘calendar’, go the website at: http://www.mhscareers.com/ Login with: Bethany  Password: bth4

mhscalendar link and select nsw to refine your search.

mhsnews link and select relevant state.

 

The University of Notre Dame: Young Achievers Early Offer Program Applications Close 29th July 2016, 4pm (Now Open)

The early offer program enables students to face their HSC examinations with the benefit of reduced stress and added confidence knowing they have already gained entry into their chosen course at The University of Notre Dame. Prospective students are able to apply under one of four categories:

  • Commitment to community and/or Church
  • Commitment and excellence in cultural pursuits
  • Commitment and excellence in sporting achievements
  • Academic excellence

 More Info: http://www.nd.edu.au/nav-future-students/young-achievers-early-offer-program 

 

Macquarie University Big History Scheme – Earn three UAC bonus points!

Our Big History Scheme rewards student commitment to learning by acknowledging completion of the Big History: Connecting Knowledge MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).  Available through the Coursera Platform, students who verify completion of this course will receive three bonus points on their UAC rank to study a bachelor degree with us.

Big History: Connecting Knowledge, is a 12 hour self-paced, independent study course that can be completed by students in Years 10, 11, or 12.  It develops skills in problem-solving and critical thinking that will optimise student performance in senior years across all subjects and prepare them for tertiary studies. Learn more about the Big History Scheme.

 

Free Automotive Pre Apprenticeship Course 
Date : 4th Jul 2016 Time : 9am  Venue : Box Road, Taren Point Cost : FREE
Contact : Michael Wentworth : mwentworth@mtaplus.com.au
MTA Apprenticeships are offering a Free Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship course. 
This course is only 2 weeks face-to-face classroom training and 1 week work experience with an employer that is looking for an apprentice. If you are interested please call our office on (02) 9891 6900 or email us with your interest. Call now as there are limited vacancies

 

Skills & Thrills Theatre Showcase
Date : 4th Jul 2016 Time : 7.00-830pm
Venue : Penrith Panthers Club, EVAN Theatre Cost : FREE
Contact : Brian Wexham : (02) 8080 0111 
CAREER INFORMATION LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Taking careers advice out of the office and onto the stage, through exhilarating showcases packed with music, film and theatre. Find out the latest on jobs of the future, industry trends and connecting your passion to a successful career outcome.
Calling all PARENTS, STUDENTS AND CAREERS ADVISERS…
Be entertained, leave inspired. PURE ENTERTAINMENT
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/skills-thrills-tickets-24793816974?aff=es2

InterContinental Insights with The Hotel School
Date : 9th Jul 2016 Time : 8.30am – 4pm Venue : InterContinental Sydney
Cost : $50 Contact : Anne McCrory : anne.mccrory@scu.edu.au
Experience the opportunity with The Hotel School, Australia’s leading university hotel school and enter the chance to secure a $40,000 scholarship.
The Hotel School, together with the InterContinental Hotel Sydney, is offering a unique experience. Would you like to go behind the scenes of this leading 5-star luxury hotel and find out what working in a 5-star hotel environment is like?
Program 8.30am to 4.30pm
Scholarships
By attending the InterContinental Insights Day, you will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the value of $40,000. Attendance at this event is a pre-requisite for scholarship applicants.
Who should attend?
Current Year 12 students with a passionate interest in the hotel industry may apply for the 1 day program.

Build the Best Possible Portfolio – University of New South Wales (UNSW) Art & Design.
Date : 12th Jul / 13 July / 14 July  2016 Time : 1:00pm-3:00pm

Venue : UNSW Art & Design
Cost : FREE Contact : Damien Nedeljkovic : d.nedeljkovic@unsw.edu.au
Get confident about your portfolio. Join a free portfolio entry workshop in the school holidays to learn about how to prepare and develop your portfolio for entry to UNSW Art & Design. Meet our assessment staff who will provide you with personal feedback, guide you through how to produce the best possible portfolio and offer step-by-step advice about how to submit.
Note: This workshop is intended for future students of UNSW Art & Design who would like to know more about the Portfolio Entry process.
Register now at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/school-holiday-workshop-build-the-best-possible-portfolio-tickets-25898405829

Parent Information Evening Western Sydney University
Date : 21st Jul 2016 Time : 6:00pm Cost : FREE
Venue : Western Sydney UUniversity Parramatta campus 
Contact : Monica Bain : forschools@westernsydney.edu.au/1300854224
Western Sydney University Parent Information Evenings provide parents, guardians and students a chance to find out everything they need to know about university. 
• Parramatta campus – Thursday, 21 July 2016
• Campbelltown campus – Tuesday, 26 July 2016
• Penrith campus – Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Register to attend one of the Parent Information Evenings at http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/parentinfo or for more information please email the Prospective Students Unit at forschools@westernsydney.edu.au 

University of Sydney E12 Scholarship

 Applications Open 20th  July 2016

The E12 program is for students from schools located in certain demographic areas. The scholarship includes an adjusted ATAR cut off, $5000 and an iPad. Further information can be found in the Access Sydney Guide.http://sydney.edu.au/future-students/domestic/undergraduate/e12/ 

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Law Admission Test Information Evening

21st  July 2016, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Law Building, UNSW Union Road, UNSW Law School, KensingtonAdmission processes for Law at UNSW will be changing from 2017. The information evening will provide prospectivestudents with information regarding the test required. https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/law-admission-test-lat-information-evening 

 

Think Education: Scholarships

Think Education ’s colleges have a range of scholarships available to students who are motivated, creative, andtalented in the area they want to study. Application closing dates for scholarships vary, with some scholarshipapplications closing as early as August. To view closing dates, visit:http://www.think.edu.au/studying-at-think/scholarships

 

Pearsons School: Floristry as a Career

 http://pearsonsschool.com.au/floristry-as-a-career.html 

 

How to join the army

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/how-to-join-the-army/

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW): Built Environment Parent and Student Information Session

28th July 2016, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Keith Burrows Theatre, UNSW Kensington

The information evening is aimed at high school students and their families and those who have already completed the HSC, are studying at TAFE, in a gap year, bridging course or already commenced work. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak to current students and get information on admission options and career pathways. 

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/built-environment-parent-student-info-night

 

University of Wollongong: Early Admission Applications Open

Applications open: 1st August 2016

University of Wollongong early admission enables students to gain entry into university before receiving their ATAR. More Info: http://www.uow.edu.au/future/early-admission/index.html 

 

University of Technology (UTS): Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship Program Round 2 Applications Open

Friday, July 15, 2016 | All day or non-timed event
Round 2 Applications Open: 15th July Round 2 Applications Close: 30th September

The Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship Program provides students with $15, 500 per year of study, and two six month full-time industry placements with sponsor organisations. There are two rounds of applications in 2016 for the 2017 intake.

More Info: http://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/information-technology/essential-information/how-apply/how-apply-bit 

 

 

Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator