Volume 5 - 08 Apr 2016

The Stations of the Cross

Ten students from Bethany represented the school proudly through their involvement in a re-enactment of The Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at St Francis Xavier at Arncliffe. These girls, along with students from Marist College Kogarah, gave generously of their time; giving up their lunch time to practice and the first day of the Easter break, to participate. Many parents, parishioners and teachers commented afterwards on what a marvellous job they did. Their portrayal was incredibly reverent and prayerful and was a great example of their active faith.

The students involved were:

Francesca Garcia

Megan Mendoza 

Lucy Cottier 

Soriyah Farah 

Emma Bennett

Jacinta Walz 

Sian Anketell 

Dakota Martin 

Joanna Vazouras 

Melissa Ruz 


Thank you as well to the teachers who attended for their support.


Laura Mirabello

Youth Ministry and Student Leadership Co-Ordinator 


“Do you know what my favourite part of the game is?   The opportunity to play.”

 – Mike Singletary


Bethany Sporting Excellence!

Kiera Warn has recently competed in the 2016 NSW Surf Lifesaving Championships at Umina. She has had some excellent results including:

·         2nd U14 Female Surf Swim

·         1st U15 Female Board Rescue

·         1st U15 Female Ironwoman

Congratulations Kiera on your outstanding performance!









SCC Sport

Final results are in!

Junior AFL –3rd place

Junior Volleyball – 9th place

Intermediate Volleyball – 4th place

Senior Touch – 1st place


Congratulations to the Senior Touch Team who came in 1st place in the SCC Touch Football Competition. The team played Mount Saint Joseph’s and won 3 – 2 in extra time.

It was a nail biting game with some excellent skills on show. The try scorers were …Natalie Hardas, Jasmin Li, and Tijana Miles.


























AFL Report

2016 was the first year the school had enrolled a team to participate in the SCC AFL competition and we had the privilege to be in this team. The atmosphere and the enthusiasm was amazing! All the teams that participated were extremely friendly and we had all gained a wide understanding of the game. At first we were all quite nervous, because we didn’t know what to expect, but over the weeks we got the hang of the game, and started playing extremely well. We played and worked together as a team, which lead to us winning majority of our games. However, the season came to an end in the semi-finals, when we lost to Rosebank by a small margin. Overall it was a great season and one we will never forget. On behalf of the team, we would both like to say thank you to Miss Cox and the AFL referees who helped us too. We are quite happy with our result, and we are sure that most of us would like to represent the school by playing in the SCC AFL team next year! It was also a bonus that during the season we also got to meet some of the GWS Giants.

By Anika Deshpande and Abbey Hoy





















Congratulations to the girls who have been selected in the Term 3 SCC sports:

Junior, intermediate and senior netball and senior soccer. Thank you to all the girls who trialled for these teams it was a tough decision choosing from so many talented sportswomen.


Coming Events

CGSSSA Soccer                       27 April 2016 – Meadowbank

SCC Cross Country                  6th May 2016 – Queens Park



Lauren Brennan

Sports Coordinator


Lily Street Bridge Closure

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Changes to Transdev NSW Bus Timtable

Following the Temporary Road closure of Lily Street for Allawah Bridge Replacement works:

  • School Route S208 and Route 947 will require to follow detours and local diversions for the duration of the road closure and several key bus stops will be affected;


Please also be advised that whilst these works are being carried out and local detours are in place, minor delays may occur on all our other bus services travelling within the area.

These changes will be in effect from 05:00am Monday 11 April, and is anticipated to end at 05:00am Wednesday 30 November 2016.

We will notify you closer to this planned completion date of the status of the road closure and resuming of your normal School Bus Timetable.


Your updated School Bus Timetable is now available for download:


From the ‘Timetables’ menu, simply select the appropriate school or route to download the latest timetables.


Library News

Holidays are approaching fast so don’t forget to borrow some books to tide you over the break. Books can be borrowed for return in Term 2…so don’t be bookless this holiday.

Holiday activities are available during the two weeks, so check out what is available in your local area.


Kogarah Library

Bookings at www.kogarahlibrary.eventbrite.com.au or phone 9330 9527














Hurstville Library






Rockdale Library

Express Yourself – Write! (A Youth Week Creative Writing Workshop) This is a Youth Week 2016 event for teenagers 13-18 years old.

Award-winning author B. Michael Radburn will be running this fun and hands-on creative writing workshop.  He was a short-story teller before moving to novels which allow him to explore his characters, as well as the natural and supernatural environs.

You’ll get tips to get your story flowing and find out about the road to becoming published. If you have a story or a novel idea in the works, bring it along to get some practical advice. Michael mixes his workshop up with music and if you play an instrument, bring it along for an impromptu jam session at the end. Double the creativity! Double the fun!

WHEN: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Rockdale Town Hall Building – Level 1 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale.


Up Coming HSC Event

HSC English Area of Study Lecture

Thursday, 19 May 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM              

Rockdale City Council Chambers – 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale NSW 2216

Larry Grumley is a high school teacher, a HSC marker and an author of 30+ books, including one on the HSC Area of Study. Find out how you can best prepare for the Area of Study exam with Larry’s expert tips and advice. Larry can help you achieve your best possible exam result. Refreshments served.

For more information contact Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821.


Happy holidays,

Mrs Karen Pentland

Teacher Librarian



Year 11 Biology Excursion

As part of our preliminary HSC course, the two Year 11 Biology classes and the Senior Science class, led by Dr Trent and Mrs Lipari, travelled to the Badu Mangroves at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush on the 26th of February. This excursion was extremely beneficial as it allowed us to actively practice the skills learnt in class about abundance and distribution of species in the Mangrove ecosystem.

Upon arrival, the group split into our three classes where guides, who were extremely experienced and knowledgeable about the area, directed us around the mangrove environment. They shared with us very useful information on the characteristics of the ecosystem, which we would then use to answer questions in our booklets. We would also use the information gathered to aid us in completing the research task for our assessment.

We then performed experiments using sampling techniques, such as transects and quadrats, to study the abundance and distribution of species within mangrove environments. These species included crabs, seedlings and pneumatophores (mangrove roots).  This allowed us to view what we had been learning in class first- hand, and thus we gathered a more profound understanding of what occurs in mangrove environments and why these things happen. The results and information gathered from the experiments were used to later form the basis of our first formal assessment task for the Biology and Senior Science course.

The trip allowed us to gain fieldwork experience which we have not previously been exposed to, and gave us the opportunity to conduct an investigation we would otherwise be unable to undertake. Overall, the day was very informative in a fun and interactive way and definitely brought out all our inner biologists!

A big thank you to Dr Trent and Mrs Lipari for organising this very beneficial excursion.

 – Lana Kaleel, Kaelah Dowman and Emma Bennett (Year 11 Biology students)




Study Skills Tips


When students start secondary school, they are usually very positive and optimistic about school. Then things can start to get harder, a bit more challenging, maybe they get a bad mark and become discouraged, or maybe their friends start to influence their attitude. Some students are able to overcome these challenges, while others let it affect their attitude and application to school.

Students may need help to establish reasons to put in effort into their schoolwork.

Reasons that might be motivating for students to study:

  • To achieve the best mark you are capable of at school.
  • To give you lots of options for what subjects you can choose in the senior years.
  • To give you lots of options of what you can choose to do when you leave school.
  • To have a personal sense of satisfaction about doing your best.
  • To show your gratitude to your parents for giving you an education.
  • To avoid getting in trouble from your teachers.
  • To avoid getting in trouble from your parents.
  • To avoid getting a detention or other negative consequences from not working.
  • To avoid disappointing your parents.
  • So you don’t feel bad about wasting your parent’s time and money giving you an education.

We often talk about ‘carrot’ and ‘stick’ people. If you want a donkey to move forward, you can either lead it forward with a carrot (a reward) or whack it with a stick (punishment).

Some students are motivated by working towards rewards, positive consequences of doing the right thing, while others are motivated to avoid negative consequences.

Understanding motivations and what affect attitude can have on school results make it easier to make positive changes.


Rob Gough

Year 8 Coordinator




Last Sunday, some of our students and staff were involved in the celebration of the feast of Divine Mercy. In the context of his jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis pulled out all the stops this year, leading a prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square Saturday night and then celebrating Mass Sunday morning. “How many expressions there are of God’s mercy!” Francis said on Saturday.

“This mercy comes to us as closeness and tenderness, and because of this, comes also as compassion and solidarity, as consolation and forgiveness,” he said during a vigil that included personal testimonies and readings of Gospel passages.

Although the Divine Mercy devotion, introduced by a Polish nun named St. Faustina Kowalska in the early 20th century in response to a series of mystical experiences, has become one of the most popular and widespread new spiritual practices in the Church, many people don’t really know how it works.

Kowalska was born in Poland in 1905. She was the third of 10 children, and first expressed her desire to join a convent when she was 14. Her desire became a reality in 1925, when she entered the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.

She later reported that she soon began to have visions of Jesus, Mary and several saints. It was during one of these visions that she was “instructed” to commission a painting of Jesus based on Divine Mercy, with rays of red and white light coming out from his heart and the signature line, “Jesus, I trust in You.” Those apparitions are compiled in the 600-pages long “Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska,” which has since become a best-seller in multiple languages.

This feast is devoted to works of mercy and forgiveness, but as it was registered in Faustina’s diary, Jesus allegedly said that a person who goes to Confession and receives Communion on this day can obtain the total forgiveness of all sins and remission of all punishment. Francis, dubbed the “Pope of Mercy” long before he instituted a Holy Year dedicated to it, has spoken about the Divine Mercy devotion several times.

For instance, on his way back from Brazil, back in 2013, he said: “This time is a kairos of mercy. John Paul II had this intuition first, when he began with Faustina Kowalska, the Divine Mercy … he had something, he intuited that it was a necessity of this time.” In the New Testament, the term kairos conjures up a special moment in history when a particular aspect of God’s plan for salvation is unfolding.

The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy

How to Recite the Chaplet

The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.












  1. Make the Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  1. Optional Opening Prayers

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. 

(Repeat three times) 
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

  1. Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

  1. Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

  1. The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

  1. The Eternal Father

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

  1. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

  1. Repeat for the remaining decades

Saying the “Eternal Father” (6) on the “Our Father” bead and then 10 “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion” (7) on the following “Hail Mary” beads.

  1. Conclude with Holy God (Repeat three times)

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

  1. Optional Closing Prayer

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.








(An article by Dr Lori, Desautels, www.edutopia.org , 3 April 2016)

In this last, busy fortnight of Term 1, many of our students have found their assessments and personal relationships very stressful. Some poor decisions have followed that have only served to complicate things. I found this blog very useful on understanding the neuroscience behind our emotions and how we tend to respond. Being self-aware and training ourselves to deal with stress is a great thing to accomplish. I offer this blog by Dr Desautels as interesting reading with some wonderful strategies that can assist us.

“Neuroscience research suggests that emotions are contagious. Our brains are social organs, and we are wired for relationships. When we encounter or experience intense emotions from another individual, we feel those feelings as if they were our own. Mirror neurons in our brains are responsible for empathy, happiness, and the contagious anger, sadness, or anxiety that we feel when another person is experiencing these same feelings.

In the film Inside Out, 11-year-old Riley and her parents are sitting together at dinner in their new San Francisco home. As the three discuss the youth hockey team that Riley’s mother has discovered, Riley’s anger builds quickly because Joy has left headquarters (the frontal lobes in her brain), and Fear and Anger are on duty instead. As Riley’s anger grows, her father’s anger begins to match hers, and the dinner conversation ends in an explosive outburst of emotional contagion. This amusing dramatisation of a very real family dynamic demonstrates how our brains can react and quickly jump into a conflict without our conscious awareness or conscious choice.

Students and educators need to understand how quickly this negative interaction can occur. Conflicts escalate unconsciously when our amygdala, the emotional control centres in the limbic system, are triggered and we instantaneously react. When two people are experiencing an active stress response, no one is thinking clearly as the frontal lobes are shut down, and behaviours and words can become painful and hurtful. In the end, we rarely feel better, because the amygdala’s language is feelings, not words. When we feel negative emotion, words are not heard or understood. This is why co-regulation is so important before we begin to problem-solve or explain consequences for poor choices. Co-regulation or calming the stress response system is needed to prime the brain for broadened thinking, planning, and understanding. Research reports that movement and breathing are two significant ways to calm the stress response system. We’ll discuss these below as we delve into a few calming strategies for healthy brain functioning.

Calming the Stress Response

Focused attention practices and movement are the two neurological strategies for calming an angry and anxiety-ridden brain. When we are in this fight-flight-freeze response, we do not hear words or explanations because the neural pathway from the prefrontal cortex back to the amygdala is much like a dirt road — it’s underdeveloped, and messages in words are not heard or understood.

  1. Get Some Distance

Give students — and yourself — a few minutes to step away from a conflict and de-escalate the limbic reaction. You can accomplish this with deep breaths, some physical space, a few push-ups, jumping rope, a walk, or listening to instrumental music while focusing on your breath.

  1. Validate the Feelings

Once the negative emotions have calmed down and the brain has regulated, validation is critical for helping students know that they are heard and understood. Examples of validating statements include:

  • That must have made you feel really angry.
  • What a frustrating situation to be in!
  • It must make you feel angry to have someone do that.
  • Wow, how hard that must be.
  • That stinks!
  • That’s messed up!
  • How frustrating!
  • Yeah, I can see how that might make you feel really sad.
  • Boy, you must be angry.
  • What a horrible feeling.
  • What a tough spot.
  1. Questions and Choices

Once the student feels heard and felt, we can gain a better understanding of his or her feelings. We then have an opportunity to implement questions and choices. Both questioning and choice assist in up-shifting an oxygenated glucose blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, where we are better problem solvers, to think clearly about choices and consequences. Here are some sample questions:

  • How can I help?
  • What do you need?
  • What can we do together to make this better?
  • What is a plan we can create together?
  • Is there anything you need from me now or later that would help you reach your goals?

Reasonable Consequences

The brain loves to make sense out of experiences, information, and relationships that fit together. This is why we need to implement consequences that attend to the hurt or pain that one person has caused another. Consequences for poor decisions and the choices aligned with them will make sense and feel relevant and meaningful to students who are ready to process this information, responding from their frontal lobes in a calm brain state. This is the place in which they’ll experience and feel the connection between choices and consequences. Here are some examples of those connections:

  • For a student who has interrupted whole-class learning, have her create an extra assignment for the class on a specific topic or standard.
  • For a student who used unkind words to another classmate, have these two partner to create a special assignment, job, or favour for another class or office staff, starting a “pay it forward” chain for a week of school.
  • For a student who showed disrespectful behaviour toward an adult, have her write a letter of apology explaining what was beneath the hurt feelings that caused the behaviour, accompanied by a plan of action to make amends for the hurt feelings that he or she caused.

There are many YouTube videos presenting kindness, empathy, and the tough struggles of others that students will enjoy and learn from. This activity helps us reach beyond our own stubborn egos and negative emotions to serve another. The following links take you to sources of short videos that will help your students create positive emotions and diminish anger:


We keep the following families in our prayers who are having some tough times at present:

  • Ashley (11) and Alana (8) Kucinic who recently lost their grandfather;
  • Zakayla Kefalianos (10) who also lost her grandfather;
  • Sabrina Lopez (12) whose grandfather passed away;
  • Danielle Cavanagh (12) who also lost her grandfather;
  • Bridgette Lal (12) whose grandfather passed away; and 
  • Angelica Sanchez Garcia (7) for the loss of her grandmother in Mexico.

Grant, O Lord of life,That we may savour every season of our lives as a gift filled with promise for the future. Grant that we may lovingly accept your will, and place ourselves each day in your merciful hands. And when the moment of our definitive “passage” comes, grant that we may face it with serenity, without regret for what we shall leave behind. For in meeting you, after having sought you for so long, we shall find once more every authentic good which we have known here on earth, in the company of all who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and hope. Mary, Mother of pilgrim humanity, pray for us “now and at the hour of our death.” Keep us ever close to Jesus, your beloved Son and our bother, the Lord of life and glory. Amen!


Our mantra:

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


From the Assistant Principal

Important Dates for Term 2

  • Tuesday 26th April: Staff Development Day/Pupil Free Day
  • Wednesday 27th April: First day of Term 2 for students.
  • Monday 9th May: All students to wear full winter uniform
  • P&F meeting:  7pm, Library
  • Tuesday 10th-15th May: NAPLAN, Y7 & 9
  • Monday 23rd May: Year 12 Parent / Teacher/ Student Interviews, 4-7:30 pm
  • Monday 13th June: Queens Birthday
  • Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June: Year 11 Drama Production, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 27th June: Athletics Carnival
  • Thursday 30th June: Last day of classes for students. Dismissal at 12:50
  • Thursday 30th June: Years 7-11 Parent / Teacher/ Student Interviews   3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Friday 1st July: Years 7-11 Parent / Teacher/ Student Interviews  9.00 am – 3.00 pm



 A note has gone home with students regarding uniform for Term 2. Due to the variable weather students that they may wear either the full summer or full winter uniform (not a combination of both) in Term 2 until Monday 9th May when all students must be wearing winter uniform. If students feel that it is necessary to wear more clothes for warmth during winter, they must be worn under the regular uniform and not be visible. The College scarf is the only scarf to be worn.

Please refer to the note or college diary for uniform requirements.


Jacinta Russo

Assistant Principal


Lunchtime Careers Talks Term 2 2016

The following Lunchtime Careers Talks have been arranged for Year 12 students. Information on such things as early entry schemes, scholarships, courses, bonus points, pathways as well as publications including Undergraduate Guides 2017 and other information will be made available to students. Yr 12 Students are encouraged to attend.

These will be presented by the University representatives.  


Lunchtime Careers Talks Term 2 2016













UAC News Mar 2016 (UAC – University Admissions Centre)

What’s inside: 

  • Medicine and Medical Sciences – special entry requirements 
  • University news 
  • Out and about with UAC 
  • UAC key dates for 2016–17 admissions 
  • Open days for 2016

UAC news Mar 2016 is attached below. You can access the UAC News on the UAC website at: http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/publications/news/2016/march.pdf


Educational Access Scheme (EAS), Equity Scholarships and the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)

These following three programs are managed by the University Admissions Centre (UAC) and are relevant for Year 12 students thinking of applying to University in 2017. Updated information specifically for this year is not yet available on the UAC website howeverst year’s information will provide students and parents with an understanding of the nature of each of the programs.

  1. Educational Access Scheme

The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) that has been available is available for students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage as a result of circumstances beyond their control or choosing. Categories of disadvantage considered in the past include: 

  • disrupted schooling; 
  • financial hardship; 
  • home environment; 
  • English language difficulty; 
  • personal illness/disability;
  • refugee status; 
  • and school environment ​ (including Distance education)

To be eligible for EAS consideration your educational performance must have been seriously affected, normally for a period of at least six months during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, due to circumstances beyond your control and choosing. Some institutions set aside a certain number of places for eligible EAS applicants, some institutions allocate bonus points to eligible EAS applicants.

Information on EAS is found on the UAC website at http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/Please note:  Information currently on the UAC website is for university entry 2016. Details for 2017 will be updated later in the year.

​The 2015-2016 EAS Booklet is still up on the website and contains all the information as for last year. This, however, will give students an idea of what is required. Last year the form was available in August and was due in September.


  1. Equity Scholarships

Equity Scholarships assist financially disadvantaged students with the costs associated with higher education. Information regarding this is available on the UAC: http://www.uac.edu.au/equity/. The information has not been updated for this year however, it will give you some idea of the eligibility requirements and the application requirements.

Last year, application forms were available in August. Details for this year will be made available as it becomes available. You can also check the UAC website for further / updated information.

  1. Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

 Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are one way institutions make early offers to current Australian Year 12 students who have applied for undergraduate admission  through UAC. Further information is available on the UAC website at http://www.uac.edu.au/srs/

​The information has yet to be updated for 2017. This will be updated throughout the year. 


University of Sydney New in 2017 Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

The Faculty of Pharmacy will introduce a new five-year Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management degree. This innovative course provides students with a unique combination of pharmacy as well as business knowledge and skills.   

For further details, go to: /http://sydney.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-pharmacy-and-management


Ernst and Young Sydney Cadetship Program

Applications open Mon 23 May and close Wed 24 June

Ernst and Young Cadetship program provides high school graduates the opportunity to combine full time work with part-time study. Cadets will gain valuable experience working within the organization and with clients, ensuring they graduate from university a step ahead of their peers.
Cadetships may be available for students in business, commerce, law, information technology, information systems and computer science degrees.

For further information go to: http://www.ey.com/AU/en/Careers/Students/Your-role-here/Students—Programs

Information Sessions We will be running Information Sessions in Sydney in June. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/eycareers/events


The Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) is a cooperative (Scholarship) education program in Accounting  BAcc Information Evening

BAcc Information Evening: Tuesday 17 May 6.30 – 7.30pm. More information is still to be published.

The Bachelor of Accounting is a cooperative education program in accounting. It is an intensive course offered in conjunction with major employers. Students complete a compulsory first major in accounting and receive a scholarship and full-time work training.

This course is a specialist degree for high-achieving students who view an accounting career as an excellent foundation for future business leadership. All students in the course receive a scholarship of up to $51,000 over three years and a year of full-time industry experience, and are encouraged to complete a second major or sub-major in another business discipline. Historically the course has a graduate employment rate greater than 95 per cent.


Meet The Business Leader 2016 (Cadetships and scholarships information)

Register are open. Register asap as places are limited. 

Date: Wednesday May 11 

Venue: Luna Park, free to attend. 

For year 12 student who want to secure a cadetship before commencing their business degrees. Meet The Business Leader is the perfect forum for students to interact with actively recruiting employers face to face, and receive information on how to gain a cadetship. Plus, find further information about scholarship programs and business programs from attending universities.

For further information and to register, go to: Register asap as places are limited. 



Defence Jobs Australia: Information Sessions
Parramatta: Women in Defence Information Session – 5th April 2016, 6:30pm

Parramatta: ADF Fitness Information Session – 6th April 2016, 6:30pm

Wollongong: Women in Defence Information Session – 12th April 2016, 6pm

Sydney: Army Reserve Information Session – 12th April 2016, 6:30pm

Wollongong: Defence Careers Information Session – 13th April 2016, 6pm

Parramatta: Army Officer Information Session – 13th April 2016, 6:30pm

Parramatta: Trade Careers Information Session – 18th April 2016, 6:30pm

Wollongong: Army Reserve Information Session – 19th April 2016, 6pm



Bradfield Senior College Workshops


Interstate Events

 Bond University Experience Day – Year 11 & 12

Date: 9th Apr 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Venue: Bond University, Qld
Cost: FREE Contact: Kayla Warner: kwarner@bond.edu.au / 0418 556 880
Bond will be hosting an exciting 1 day event for interstate students to experience life at Bond first-hand. 

The cost for BU-X is $99 and includes:
• Return airfare to the Gold Coast
• Pick-up and return to the Gold Coast airport
• Lunch and light refreshments
• Campus tour
• Presentations from our faculties and staff

Paid places are strictly limited and via invitation only so please ask interested students to contact me directly. 

  • Scholarship Application Open – Bond University

Date: 1st Apr 2016 Time: All Day Contact: Kayla Warner: kwarner@bond.edu.au / 0418 556 880
Bond University’s Scholarship Program encompasses a range of awards available to both Australian and international school leavers.

  • UQ

Information Day in Sydney – 2nd May 2016, 3:30pm to 6pm, Mercure Sydney

The event will provide the chance for prospective students to find out more about programs, entry requirements, how to apply, how to accept an offer and accommodation options.



  • SCU: Suit Up Careers Day

31st May 2016, 9:45am to 2pm, Gold Coast Campus

This event is for students interested in Business, IT, Tourism and Law. The day includes interactive workshops, a chance to hear from graduates and a Q and A panel. This may be of interest to students on the north coast of NSW.

For further information contact Peter Marshall, call: 07 5589 3015 or email: peter.marshall@scu.edu.au




University of Notre Dame – Pathways to University

Date: 19th Apr 2016 Time: 10am Venue: 140 Broadway, Chippendale
Cost: FREE Contact: Anne-Maree McCarthy: 02 8204 4404
Find out about pathways to university at Notre Dame. Pathway options consist of:
– Foundation Year – delivered over two semesters
– Tertiary Enabling Program – delivered over one semester
Foundation pathways are an ideal way for students to transition from school into university study, providing valuable academic and study assistance, enabling students to move into approved degree programs upon successful completion of their foundation studies. 
For further information or to register visit www.notredame.edu.au 

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Engineering Link Holiday Workshops

18th to 19th April 2016, 9am to 4pm, UNSW Kensington Campus

The workshops are aimed at students in years 11 and 12. The days will involve students being guided by professionals to solve problems in a variety of disciplines in engineering.



U.S. Undergraduate and Sport Scholarship Information Sessions

13th and 22nd April 2016, 1:30pm to 4pm, US Consulate General, Level 10 MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney

The session will provide information on undergraduate applications in the US and sport scholarships. These are for high school students and parents interested in studying in the US. RSVP is required for the event.



APM College: Course Guide



Sydney Flight College Theory Courses

PPL Theory Course – 9th April 2016

This course runs over five weeks, on Saturdays, from 9am to 4pm.

CPL Flight Rules and Air Law – 18th to 22nd April 2016

This course is run over five days at Ultimo, from 9am to 5pm.

BAK Theory Course – 30th April 2016

This course runs over five weeks, on Saturdays, from 9am to 4pm.



Tue 12th April:

Western Sydney University Campus Experience (Campbelltown Campus) 3:00 pm


University of Sydney: HSC Essay Writing Course

18th to 22nd April 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm

4th to 8th July 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm

11th to 15th July 2016, 1:30pm to 5pm

These courses cover structuring text, organizing information, writing introduction, developing supporting paragraphs and writing conclusions. To book a place, follow the link below.



UTS: Discover Sessions


28th April 2016, 5:30pm


16th June 2016, 5:30pm

20th July 2016, 5:30pm

16th November 2016, 5:30pm

These sessions include interactive workshops that allow anyone interested in a career in nursing or midwifery to attend and find out more about the courses and potential career paths.



Billy Blue College of Design: Open Day
30th April 2016, 10am to 2pm, 46-52 Mountain St, Ultimo, NSW 2007
Open day provides the opportunity for interested students to hear from industry experts, participate in workshops, talk to lecturers and current students and more. Registration for the day is free.


William Blue: Open Day
30th April 2016, 10am to 2pm, 1 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, NSW

Open day will include the chance to meet lecturers and current students, speak to career advisors, workshops, with complimentary coffee. Registrations are now open for the day.



University of New South Wales (UNSW): Career Paths in Music, Theatre and Performance

31st May 2016, 6pm to 7:30pm, Io Myers Studio, UNSW Kensington

The event will provide information on career paths in the music, theatre and performance disciplines, there will be a panel discussion and Q and A session. 



University of Wollongong: HSC Study Days

Business Studies – 21st June 2016, 9:45am to 2:15pm

Economics – 6th September 2016, 9:45am to 2:15pm

These study days are free and provide information from experts at the University and tips and strategies to help students improve results.


University of Sydney: Camden Open Day

10th June 2016, 9:30am to 2:25pm, 410 Werombi Road, Camden, NSW

The open day is aimed at students in years 9 and 10, with workshops throughout the day in the natural science areas that are offered on the Camden Campus. The cost is $15 per student.

For further information contact Science Alliance, call: 9114 0825 or email: science.alliance@sydney.edu.au



University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Law Information Evening

22nd June 2016, 6pm to 8pm

The evening will include information on entry pathways, scholarships, practice-orientated learning, student life and international experiences. To register follow the link below.



University of New South Wales (UNSW) Indigenous Winter School

4th to 9th July 2016

Applications are now open for winter school; these are open to indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are interested in tertiary education. The residential program provides an opportunity to experience university life. The program is free for the students and there are a variety of subject areas offered.



Careers Market Dates

Sutherland Shire Tertiary Information Day, Sutherland Entertainment Centre – 28th April 2016

St Ignatius’ College Careers Expo, Lane Cove – 9th May 2016

Western Sydney Try a Trade & Careers Market, Penrith – 25th to 26th May 2016

HSC & Careers Expo, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park – 2nd to 5th June 2016

Western Sydney Careers Expo, Sydney Olympic Park – 16th to 19th June 2016

Careers Search, WSU, Milperra – 29th June 2016

St Ives High School Combined Careers Market, St Ives – 16th August 2016

The Hills Grammar Tertiary Awareness Day, Kenthurst – 17th August 2016

Cherrybrook Technology High School Tertiary Evening – 17th August 2016


REINSW Certificate of Registration
For those interested in a career as a real estate agent, the Certificate course will provide the required skills and knowledge for the industry. For further information call (02) 9264 2343 or email training@reinsw.com.au

Hobsons Course Finder: Uni Myths Debunked


CareerMe App

CareerMe is a free app for young people that helps plan career paths and find job opportunities. It has information about which skills are required for different industries and training requirements and opportunities. It is available for Apple and Android.


Construct My Career

This resource provides news and information on the construction and property services industry. The website aims to showcase the breadth of careers available in the construction and property industry, while highlighting education and participation opportunities such as scholarships and mentor programs. 



Australian Electoral Commission: Enrol to Vote
Students who are already 18 or turning 18 this year should consider adding their details to the electoral roll to ensure they are able to vote with a pending Federal election.



Local Government Careers

This website aims to help you understand about the diverse range of careers on offer at Local Government (also known as Councils) and provides information on the training required.



Study Tips: Flashcards, Mind-maps and more



Hobsons Course Finder: How Facebook Can Help (or Hurt) A Student’s Job Prospects



TSFX: HSC Study Tips – Top Tips from Past Year 12 Students



Urban Planning Resource

A website that provides information on the careers and study options in urban planning.



Sydney TAFE Degrees

Sydney TAFE offers Bachelor and Associate Degrees in a range of subject areas including accounting, applied finance, applied management and property valuation. These degrees provide the opportunity to gain skills, real world experience, to study on your terms and the opportunity to make connections.



Academy of Information Technology (AIT): Free Digital Workshops

16th April 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

30th April 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

28th May 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

25th June 2016, 9:30am to 4pm

The sessions offered on these dates include intro to game design, intro to concept art, intro to film editing and intro to 3D animation.



Diploma of Aviation

13th July 2016

The course is divided into four pathways, with the next intake for pathway 1 starting on the 13th of July. The four pathways are for different levels of flyers, with the option for beginners, those with private licences and commercial licences holders to complete the course.



SEEK.com Job Insights

SEEK.com uploaded a series of articles that provide insights into various careers.



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