Volume 06 - 01 May 2015

2015 ANZAC Day assembly

 

Bethany College’s ANZAC Day Assembly was held this year on Thursday 30th April.  2015 marks the Centenary of ANZAC. We mark a century of service and sacrifice, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia and New Zealand have been involved. In particular, Australians commemorated the 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. The long, bitter contest, with its brave deeds and sacrifices, attracted world attention and Australia, although only 14 years old, was elevated to the world stage.

We were especially fortunate to have with us veterans from Bexley RSL led by their president Mr Ken Markos, as well as Mr Ron Ryan, Mr Hugh Quinn and Mrs Lyla Thompson, the wife of recently deceased Jack Thompson, who was the former president of Bexley RSL.  Mr Thompson was instrumental in the planting of our Lone Pine tree on Chisholm Green, which is a permanent memorial and way that Bethany students can keep the ANZAC spirit alive. Mr Ken Marcos presented and unveiled a memorial plaque that has been laid at the base of the Bethany Lone Pine Tree.

Special thanks is extended to all the students and teachers that supported and led our service, as well as caring for our guests with extraordinary hospitality.

 

 

 

 

Ms Mary Matthews – HSIE Coordinator) &

Miss Lara Grimm (Assist HSIE Coordinator)

Camp Gallipoli: Friday 24th – 25th April

On April 24th and 25th Bethany College was represented by 17 students from Year 9 who were joined by Mrs Allan, Mrs Bullock, Ms Matthews at Camp Gallipoli. Camp Gallipoli was a once in a lifetime opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli by camping out just as the ANZAC’s would have. Camp Gallipoli was a perfect example of friends and family getting together to remember those who sacrificed themselves in order to serve their country. Going to Camp Gallipoli really opened our eyes, in a way that we now have a deeper knowledge and understanding of what the ANZAC’s went through as we were lucky enough to experience just a little bit of how they had to live. The day was filled with films, guest speakers and concerts which all had their own significance to helping commemorate the story of the ANZAC’s in Gallipoli as well as a special dawn service in the morning to remember those who died. Even though Camp Gallipoli was only a one night event and it came with a few little luxuries the ANZAC’s didn’t have I can say on behalf of everyone that went; Camp Gallipoli was an important event in our lives that will always help us keep the ANZAC legacy in our hearts and remember the brave ANZAC’s that died and fought for Australia.

Chloe- Yr 9

 

On Friday the 24th of April we joined approximately six thousand other campers for Camp Gallipoli at the Sydney Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. We arrived at around 3:30pm to see hundreds of people lining up in the streets, waiting to catch a glimpse of amazing set up and interpretations of what Anzac Cove, the landing place and camp of the diggers in Gallipoli looked like from 100 years ago. We walked through the gates to a more camp-like scene with a small fire as well as sand bags covered in nets built up like walls to guide the way to our campsite a few hundred metres away. As we waited to be shown to our school’s camp spot we looked around to see the very committed campers with official Camp Gallipoli swags being set up across the park while we were standing there with pillows, a few sheets of tarp, sleeping bags and our own supply of lollies. In about ten minutes we had our sleeping bags set up in the back half of the park surrounded mostly by other small school groups and then we explored the rest of the camp. We walked around in small groups for the remainder of the afternoon until dinner and within this time Mahalia Barnes performed inside the Hordern Pavilion which was shown on big screens across the camp. Her performance was very energetic and exciting. Throughout her performance she talked about what Anzac day meant to her and how excited she was to be at Camp Gallipoli. At 6pm dinner was served and we could choose from one of four ‘delicious’ and authentic military style dishes. The choices were braised chicken with mustard cream, spaghetti Bolognese, beef rissoles with onion gravy and mashed potatoes or vegetarian eggplant moussaka with roast potatoes. Afterwards, Imogen Clarke performed followed by Jon Stevens, incredible performances which thoroughly entertained us all, especially Mrs Allen, Mrs Bullock and Ms Matthews who we found at the front of the stage dancing and singing along to Jon Stevens. We then made our way over to our spot in the park where we watched Russell Crowe’s “The Water Diviner”, a film focusing around the after effects of the battle of Gallipoli. Showing this film at Camp Gallipoli helped campers better understand the importance of why the event was organised around honouring the lives of the diggers. After The Water Diviner ‘lights out’ was called where most people went to sleep, this was a difficult task with 6000 others in the cold of the night.

Dana- Yr 9

 

The morning for many of the Bethany campers started at 1am for a midnight snack of hot chips for the whole camp. Nobody got much sleep that night. A few hours later, we woke to a bugle, the same sound that would have awoken the ANZACs at Gallipoli. It was freezing and nobody wished to come out from their slightly, ever-so-much  warmer sleeping arrangements. After quickly getting ready for the day, Bethany campers made their way to the Hordon Pavillion for what was about to become a life-long memory. As we filed in and found our spots the dawn service began. Lead by an army veteran, the service was an unforgettable experience as we learned what truly was, and still is, in the hearts of ANZACs everywhere. We learnt that not only did Australians and New Zealanders serve under the ANZAC name, but young men from countless other countries. Sentries raised our flag and there were many solemn prayers, for the Australian defence force, for the ANZACs past and present, as well as their families and the Lord’s Prayer. It was one of the most beautiful events; to see so many people from different walks of life around Sydney mutually gather from a common sense of respect, awe, pride and love of country. The powerful rendition of the National Anthem rang in our ears evoking a sense of thankfulness for our wonderful country and mateship for all those around us. And then it was over, but the reverence and respect was held in the atmosphere. We were invited to come and look at the flag and leave memorabilia at it’s feet. I left a small poppy there. Then, it was time for breakfast, home, a shower and a change of clothes! But lest we forget those precious ANZACs before us.

Ashlee- Yr 9

 

Study Tour for Bethany College

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What’s Happening in Religious Education

As we continue to celebrate the season of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate our belief as Richard Rohr in his article on Easter states (2012) “to cross limits and to transcend boundaries.” He says that a true Christian has to be an optimist and be evidence of the risen Christ in their relationships. Has Christ risen in you and is the risen Christ evident in your day to day interactions?

Stations of the Cross Liturgy

On the last day of Term 1, the College participated in the Stations of the Cross prepared and reverently led by students.

Thank you Mr Currao, Mr Roberts and students who helped in the preparation and presentation of the reflective and thought provoking liturgy.

 

Knitting for Vinnies Winter Appeal

To support the Vinnies Winter appeal, the Vinnies Conference and members of the Bethany community are knitting or crocheting squares (25cm x 25cm) that will be sewn together to make blankets that will then be forwarded to Vinnies. Are you able to help? Wool is available if need. Just contact Miss Kleist.  All squares are to be at the College by the end of May. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

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Brekky Van

On Saturday 16 May, senior students and staff will be running the Saturday morning St Vincent de Paul brekky van at Surry Hills. Your prayers asked to support our staff and students as they enter into this service. The Vinnies Conference will be selling heart lollipops to raise money to supply the van. Thank you to all who have supported this service.

Project Compassion

Throughout Lent, students were invited to contribute to Project Compassion that will contribute to works facilitated by Caritas Australia. Thank you to all for the $5,100.00 that was raised.

Mary Kleist

Leader of Religious Education and Mission

Library News

I Love to Read       Bethany Reading Challenge

During Term One, the Library ran the first “I Love to Read “Reading Challenge. The aim of the challenge was to promote a love of reading by encouraging students to achieve realistic, attainable goals.

There was an overwhelming response to the challenge with over two hundred students reading and reporting on over six hundred books. These readers were rewarded with merit signatures, house points and small gift incentives.

I would like to congratulate the students who took part in the challenge for both their enthusiastic approach to the competition and the high quality of their book reviews.

 

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Premiers Reading Challenge 2015     

The Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2015 is underway. The Challenge is an annual New South Wales government initiative to improve literacy and encourage student s to engage in reading for pleasure and learning. The PRC is open to all students from K – Yr. 9.To date many Bethany students have begun reading and registering books on their personal reading logs. The Challenge concludes on the 21st August…. so it is not too late for new students to register. The Library staff is more than happy to help new students to register and assist with any enquiries.

 

 

Mrs Lynda Fleming

English Teacher / Librarian

 

 

 

Good Friday – Stations of the Cross

 

Six 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 Joseph’s at Rockdale. These girls, along with students from Marist College, gave generously of their time; giving up afternoons to practice and the first day of their 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:

Lucy Cottier, Alexandra Hammer and Selina Colagiuri from Year 7, Joanna Vazouras and Adriana Dell’Aquila from Year 11 and Phoebe Josephs from Year 12.

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

 

Laura Mirabello

Youth Ministry and Student Leadership Co-Ordinator

 

A Word from the Year 8 Coordinator’s Desk

A WORD ABOUT SOCIAL AGGRESSION

Social exclusion in the school environment is increasingly being recognised as a form of relational aggression or bullying, in which a child is exposed to harm through the manipulation of their social relationships and status (Edith Cowan University, 2009).

Fitting in with peers is a basic need that both female and male adolescents face. In particular it is found to be more common for girls as they constantly wrestle with being accepted and just wanting to be assured that they are okay. This is evident within friendship groups where social aggression and exclusion can be demonstrated, most often through acts of meanness.

Nicole Landry, author of the book Mean girls, ‘defines social aggression as one of the few tools available to girls to help them navigate their social world’ . Landry further describes meanness as, ‘to obtain power and position within the group’. Therefore, we need to be aware of what relationally aggressive behaviour looks like: ‘gossiping, social exclusion, spreading rumours or lies, dirty looks, or critical words’ (Hudson 2010).

Through the PDHPE curriculum units we assist our students in understanding how they navigate their way through friendships: Year 7 (Changes and Challenges), Year 8 (Supporting Myself and Others), Year 9 (Girl Talk). Educational groups such as Brainstorm Productions and the Young Australia Workshops (Bamboo theatre) will be visiting our school in July as part of the Year 8 PDHPE program and the Years 7-9  pastoral and well being workshops.Through their presentations they will offer real messages and practical strategies to assist our students in being resilient by having the courage to navigate their way through adolescence in order to strengthen and build their relationships in a positive way.

Parents also play a vital role in assisting their girls to be socially resilient against relational aggression (RA). Here are a few tips from the Bullying Prevention Resource Guide (2008).

  • Teach empathy: ƒ Help girls form a positive self identity; that will lead to more supportive relationships with others. ƒ
  • Emphasise that there is no middle ground; either you are against RA or you are for it (through passive support or direct aggression).
  • Model the importance of taking care of your own friendships. ƒMonitor your own gossiping; are you doing it in front of adolescents? ƒ
  • Sensitise girls to be forgiving and accepting, while helping them maintain a sense of self-esteem and confidence.
  • Give girls the basic skills to solve problems and resolve conflicts; without these skills, conflicts can get blown out of proportion and turn into RA fodder. ƒ
  • Share your own instances of conflict and how you resolved it. ƒ
  • ƒCatch her being kind and praise her; this is more effective that criticising her when you catch her doing wrong.
  • Ask her everyday, “who did you help today?”

For more information go to the following website http://www.bullyingprevention.org/repository/Best%20Practices%20PDFs/RelationalAgression.pdf

– See more at:

http://understandingteenagers.com.au/blog/2010/07/mean-girls-why-teenage-girls-can-be-so-cruel/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-long-reach-childhood/201109/bullying-in-the-female-world

 

Mrs Katrine Barnes

Year 8 Coordinator

 

Additional News

Year 12 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

An email has been forwarded to Parents and Caregivers on Wednesday, 29 April 2015, with regard to the Parent/Student/Teacher interviews which will be held for Year 12 students from 4.00pm until 7.30pm on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

We are using the Sentral internet-based booking system which is accessed through the Parent Portal to make interview bookings.

Accessing the system is through the Bethany College website, by clicking on the Parent and Student Portal web link from 12.30pm on Thursday, 7 May 2015. (You will not be able to access interviews until this time).

Bookings close at 10.00am on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 and bookings or changes cannot be made after this time.

Go to the school’s home page http://bethanyhurstville.catholic.edu.au

  • Click the web link on the bottom of the screen
  • Enter your username (email address) and password.

If you have not already registered for your access to the Parent Portal you will need to do so prior to making your interviews. Click on the register key instead of the login key. Create a new account using your email address and a password of your choice. When you have registered and return to login, your account will not be associated with any students. To create this association, please enter the access key provided to you earlier in the year. If you no longer have the instruction letter with the access key please contact the College.

You will not be required to use the access key again once you have linked your child/children. Each family has a different access key and every child in your care who is registered at Bethany College is linked to that one code.

If you encounter any problems using Parent Portal please contact the school office by telephone on 8566 0711 and ask for Lisa Matthews-Whelan or Justine Willoughby.

We are sure the system will be of benefit to students, parents and staff. Any feedback you may wish to provide will be most welcome.

 

NAPLAN Testing

Important dates in Term 2

2015 NAPLAN Testing: Tuesday 12—Thursday 14 May
Catch Up day:  Friday 15 May

 

Student Absentee Procedures

When your daughter is unwell and will not be attending school, please be advised that it is not necessary to contact the school.

An SMS will be sent to you advising that your daughter is not at school. Please reply to this SMS as to reason why she is absent.   This will be accepted as your note.

PDHPE

 

“Worry deprives you of strength and makes everything much worse, than what actually is.    Worry keeps you anxious and steals all the joy of life.

It snatches a moment of creative imagination and creates things which are not of your expectation and liking.”  

 – Dr Anil Kr Sinha

SCC Final Results from Term 1

Congratulations to the SCC Open Touch and SCC Open Cricket teams for their successes in Term 1.

Term 2 SCC Sports

Senior Soccer (Y10-12)

Senior Netball (Y10-12)

Intermediate Netball (Y8/9)

Junior Netball (Y7)

 

Bethany Touch Football Competition

Starting Week 2 Term 2 Bethany College will be running a Touch Football competition after school for years 7-9. This competition will continue for the entire term and provides an opportunity for girls at Bethany to improve their sporting skills. Tuesday 3.20pm – 4.00pm

Term 2 Fitness Club

Any student wanting to participate in this terms FITNESS PROGRAM, please grab a permission form from student services. This term the program will run for 8 weeks, Week 2 – 9 on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 7:15-8am. Breakfast will be served afterwards.

All information is on the permission form. If you have any other questions, please see Miss Cox. Form and payment will need to be in before the commencement of program.

Its not too late to join!

 

COMING EVENTS

CGSSSA Soccer  – 4 May

SCC Cross Country – 8 May

CGSSSA Basketball – 20 May

CGSSSA Training Day Kogarah – 25 May (TBC)

CGSSSA Gymnastics – 3 June

Year 7 Athletics Day – 12 June

School Athletics Carnival – 17 June

CGSSSA Netball – 17 June

 

 

 

 

Mrs Katrine Barnes

PDHPE/CAFS Teacher

 

Careers

University Admissions Centre (UAC) NEWS April 2015

Please go to:   http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/publications/news/2015/april.pdf

This issue contains up-to0date information regarding any changes to admission requirements including Medicine and Medical Sciences – special entry requirements (pp 3-4), recent changes to the STAT requirement for the University of Sydney Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (p 4).

From 2016 admissions, the University of Sydney will no longer require STAT for the B Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Selection will be based on a student’s ATAR or equivalent and their commitment to veterinary science as detailed on a prescribed form. The final date for returning the statement of commitment directly to the faculty is Friday 27 November 2015.

Also, on the last page, it includes  UAC key dates for 2015–16 admissions and Open days for 2015–16.

UTS – The Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship Program

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 $46,500 scholarship over the three years, a year of full-time industry experience and are encouraged to complete a second major or sub-major in another business discipline. Historically, it has a graduate employment rate greater than 95 per cent.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

This is an intensive scholarship course for current school leavers. Special application and selection procedures apply, including an early closing date for applications. Full details on application and selection are available from the Bachelor of Accounting website at:

http://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/business/business-study-areas/accounting/bachelor-accounting  Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Round 1 Applications close: 5 June 2015

Round 2 Applications close: 23 October 2015

Professional Cadetships Australia 2016 Cadetship Programs

For Year 12 Students

PCA offers cadetships in business, engineering and technology for Year 12 students who will be attending University in 2016. Participants for the programs will be chosen based on their academic effort and achievement, transferable skills, evidence of leadership potential, team involvement, work experience and personal motivation.

Our cadetship programs are open to current Year 12 students only. They enable you to combine study at the university of your choice with paid work at leading companies.

http://www.professionalcadets.com.au/

Business Cadetship applications are now open and close Wed 13th May

Cadet placement at UBS, a leading company in the financial services sector. Applications open: 9 March 2015 Applications close: 13 May 2015

Click for more information

http://www.businesscadetships.com.au/  http://www.businesscadetships.com.au/?_sm_au_=iHVSq0ZT4sStrQ45

Engineering & Technology Cadetships

Engineering and Technology Cadetship applications open: Tue 28th April

Engineering and Technology Cadetship applications close: Fri 12th June

Engineering Cadets are placed with Rolls-Royce Naval Marine. Technology Cadets work at Westpac in Sydney. Applications open: 28 April 2015 Applications close: 12 June 2015

Click for more information

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Australia and New Zealand –

CADETSHIPS AND WORK PLACEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The best way to find the path to success is to speak to those who have walked it. That’s why we’re bringing together some of the most successful professionals from across Australia to answer your questions about the world of business, and how you can shape it. We’re calling it ‘Meet the Business Leader’ – and it’s designed to give you an insight into what a successful career in business could look like. Meet the Business Leader, formerly known as Cadetship Evening, is the perfect opportunity for Year 12 students to connect with employers who offer a structured cadetship opportunity. A cadetship gives you practical on-the-job experience while studying, so you complete your Business or Commerce degree with greater employment opportunities – potentially a graduate role. You’ll be able to ask them questions like:

  • Where’s the best place to do a cadetship locally?
  • What skills should I be trying to develop?
  • What advice do the business leaders wish they had received at the start?
  • What should I study, and where?

To make sure speak to the people who will help you make the right education and career choices, register today for this FREE event. Dress code: Smart casual or school uniform.

Date:  Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Time:  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue:  Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Drive Milsons Point New South Wales 2061 Australia

Price:  Complimentary

Please note that registration for this event will close when we reach the capacity of the venue. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to register early. One parent is welcome to attend; however, they must also register. To register and further info, go to: http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/Students/Whats-on/Event-listing/NSW/NSW-Meet-the-Business-Leader-2015.aspx

Australian Defence Force – May

We will be running the following information sessions:           

             NAME                       DATE                                          LOCATION

  • ADF Careers             Monday 4th May 2015               DFRC Parramatta
  • Women in Defence   Tuesday 5th May 2015               DFRC Parramatta
  • ADF Education          Wednesday 6th May 2015         DFRC Parramatta
  • Pilot                           Monday 11th May 2015             DFRC Parramatta
  • Army Reserve           Tuesday 12th May 2015            Holsworthy
  • Army                         Thursday 14th May 2015           DFRC Parramatta
  • Navy                          Monday 18th May 2015             DFRC Parramatta
  • Engineering               Tuesday 19th May 2015            Manpower Head Office
  • ADF Fitness               Wenesday 20th May 2015        DFRC Parramatta
  • Army Reserve            Wednesday 20th May 2015      Pittwater RSL
  • Health Roles              Thursday 21st May 2015          DFRC Parramatta
  • Army Officer              Monday 25th May 2015             DFRC Parramatta
  • Air Force                   Tuesday 26th May 2015             DFRC Parramatta

Information sessions will start at 6.30pm and finish by 8.30pm. Doors will close at 6.45pm.

Location of sessions: DFRC PARRAMATTA: Level 4, 9 George Street Parramatta NSW 2150 PITTWATER RSL: 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale NSW 2103 HOLSWORTHY BARRACKS: Address provided on RSVP 

RSVP is essential: EMAIL CPTNSW@DFR.COM.AU

INCLUDE following information in RSVP:

NAME OF ATTENDEE

DATE OF SESSION

NAME OF SESSION

 

Careers Expos SYDNEY 2015

The HSC and Careers Expo 2015 – Moore Park

http://www.hscandcareers.com.au/

2015 Expo Times

Thursday 28 May, 9am-3pm

Friday 29 May, 9am-3pm

Saturday 30 May, 10am-3pm

Sunday 31 May, 10am-3pm

Western Sydney Careers Expo 2015 – Sydney Olympic Park:

http://www.westernsydneycareerexpo.com.au/

2015 Expo Times

Thursday 18 June, 9am-3pm

Friday 19 June, 9am-3pm

Saturday 20 June, 10am-3pm

Sunday 21 June, 10am-3pm

Free Tickets:  There are a number of free tickets available from Ms Gereige for both of these Expos.

 The UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

 ACCESS SYDNEY – ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS

For Year 12 Students gaining an ATAR Go to: http://sydney.edu.au/future-students/domestic/undergraduate/access-sydney/

Then, Which scheme can you apply for?

Click on the Year 12 students or Non-Year 12 students banners below to view the Access Sydney schemes available to you.

YEAR 12 STUDENTS

You are a Year 12 student if you are completing high school this year or have taken a gap year and not attempted any tertiary studies (Diploma level or above).

(Click on the headings below)

Flexible Entry Scheme

For Year 12 students, whose ATAR falls within 5 points of the published cut-off and have done well in relevant subjects.

Broadway  Scheme

For students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantages such as financial or medical difficulties, or attending a government-identified school.

Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12)

For Year 12 students experiencing financial disadvantages or attending a government-identified school, whose Principal is willing to recommend them.

Cadigal Alternative Entry Program

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from all types of academic backgrounds.

Rural Entry  Schemes

For students from rural backgrounds, interested in studying in the faculties of Pharmacy or Veterinary Science.

Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme

For students who are elite athletes or performers whose commitments to these areas have significantly affected their results.

Your Path to Sydney Uni

Wednesday 20 May 6pm-8.30pm Register now online An information evening for students and parents will be held at Revesby Workers’ Club on 20 May 2015. Find out about courses available at The University of Sydney, alternative entry schemes, scholarships, fees and university life, and meet with faculty staff who can answer all your course-related questions. Registration is essential as places are limited.

Year 10 Information Evenings

Wednesday 3 June & Monday 22 June 6pm-8pm Registrations open early May Our annual information evenings are designed to help Year 10 students and their parents choose subjects for the HSC and navigate through the process of applying to university. Topics include:

  • ATAR, scaling and assumed knowledge
  • subject selections
  • career pathways
  • university transition

Scholarships Information Evening

Tuesday 16 June 6pm-8pm Registrations open early May To maximise your students’ chances of receiving a scholarship, we are hosting a Scholarships Information Evening for Year 12 students.The evening is hosted by the Scholarships Office and will share insider hints and tips on completing the Sydney Scholars application. Attendees will also hear from a Sydney student about their scholarship experience,the support provided to them along with opportunities to speak with some of our on-campus residential colleges representatives to find out about their scholarships.

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG  (UOW)

SPECIAL ENTRY OPTIONS

BONUS POINTS

When you apply to UOW, there are two ways you can add bonus application points. You may be eligible for both, meaning up to six bonus points.

These are separate to the Educational Access Scheme, which is for students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage.

LOCAL AND REGIONAL BONUS

If you are completing your HSC at a school in UOW’s local area, or in regional or remote NSW, you will receive three bonus points to your application to UOW. These bonus points are part of how UOW demonstrates its commitment to supporting students in regional, rural and remote NSW.

Read more about the Local and Regional Bonus, including a complete list of eligible high schools.

POINTS TO UOW

With Points to UOW, you can earn up to three extra points for doing well in subjects relevant to your UOW degree. We know that if you’ve done well in relevant HSC subjects, you’ll be better prepared for university. Read more about how Points to UOW works, including a calculator to estimate how many points you’ll receive.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY PROGRAMS

There are a number of special entry options for current Year 12 students applying to study at UOW.

Alternative entry programs provide options for students who may have suffered disadvantage during their senior school years, or who may need additional study to prepare them for their university degree.

UOW EARLY ADMISSION

UOW Early Admission http://www.uow.edu.au/future/early-admission/index.html

is how you can get early entry into the University of Wollongong – before you receive your ATAR.

You’re doing well in school and your marks reflect this. Strong marks in relevant subjects and a willingness to work ahrd means you’re ready to study at UOW.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Go to: http://www.uow.edu.au/about/scholarships/UOW136779

EVENTS

Go to: http://www.uow.edu.au/future/events/index.html

UOW COLLEGE EVENTS

Alternative Pathways to UOW – Spring Session UOW College Information Evening

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 6pm – 8pm

Click here for more information & to register

JMC Academy Open Day

2nd May 2015

Time : 10am

Venue : 561 Harris St, Ultimo

Cost : FREE

Come along to one of our Campus Open Days and learn how to build your creative future with JMC Academy.

THINK GROUP OPEN DAY

3rd May

– William Blue College of Hospitality Management – Sydney Open Day

– APM College of Business and Communication – Sydney Open Day

– Australasian College of Natural Therapies – Open Day (Pyrmont)

– Jansen Newman Institute – Open Day (Pyrmont)

– Australasian College of Natural Therapies – Open Day (Pyrmont)

– Australian National College of Beauty

– Open Day (Pyrmont)

For more details go to the THINK Group website

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) Information Evening 

Date : 6th May 2015

Time : 6pm

Venue : Level 5, 11 York St Sydney, NSW 2000 (above Wynyard Station).

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) Information Evening – Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 6:00pm. Come along to ACAP’s Information night and find out more about our VET, Bachelor, Honours, Graduate Diploma and Masters programs. Meet our academic team and take a tour of the campus; ACAP staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Level 5, 11 York St Sydney, NSW 2000 (above Wynyard Station). RSVP at http://www.acap.edu.au/future-students/info-sessions/. Email info.acap@navitas.com or call 1800 061 199 for more information.

University of Wollongong Student & Parent Information Evening

Date : Tuesday 5th May 2015

Venue : St George League’s Club Mahogony Room,

ST GEORGE LEAGUES CLUB 124 PRINCES HIGHWAY, BEVERLEY PARK NSW

Time: 6PM – 8PM For Years 10 – 12

To register please go to http://www.uow.edu.au/future/events/UOW188610.html http://www.uow.edu.au/future/events/index.html

Australasian College of Natural Therapies – Open House Tour @ Pyrmont

Date : 7th May 2015

Time : 5-7pm

Venue : Level 5, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

We are opening our doors after business hours (5pm-7pm) in April and May to show you around our campus. Open House is the perfect opportunity to come and explore the campus, and speak with a Course and Careers Adviser about which course and study mode is best for you. To reserve your place call 1300 017 267 or visit http://www.acnt.edu.au/about-us/events

College of Event Management INFO SESSION

Date : 8th May 2015

Time : 6.30pm

Hear all about our College and our Diploma of Events. See the campus, meet the lecturers and staff, hear about our specialist event management programs and your job prospects upon graduation.

CQUniversity Australia Information Session (Online and On-Campus)

Date : 14th May 2015

Time : 4pm – 7pm

Venue : CQUniversity Sydney, 400 Kent St, Sydney

Attend our online information session to find out about our extensive range of courses and programs – available full-time or part-time at our many locations around Australia or via distance education. Our study and training options now include short courses, certificates and diplomas as well as undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees. Take your time to explore your study options then join us online or on-campus to have your questions answered about your program or course of interest, our flexible study options, entry pathways, how to apply, support services, scholarships and much more.

Australasian College of Natural Therapies – Open House Tour @ Pyrmont

Date : 14th May 2015

Time : 5-7pm

Venue : Level 5, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

To reserve your place call 1300 017 267 or visit http://www.acnt.edu.au/about-us/events

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Open Day 

Date : 15th May 2015

Time : 10am – 3pm

Venue : All AIE Campuses

For more information head to http://www.aie.edu.au/openday

The University of Notre Dame – MBBS Information Session

Date : 19th May 2015

Time : 6:00pm

Those considering studying the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) commencing in 2016 are invited to attend an information session at our purpose-built Darlinghurst campus.  The session is designed to help you find out more about the admissions process, an overview of course content, meet current students and tour our facilities.

UTS Bachelor of Accounting (Co-op Scholarship) Information Evening

Date : 19th May 2015

Time : 6.30 pm

Venue : UTS City Campus

Teachers & parents also welcome to come along and meet the family: current students, sponsors & staff.  All students in the course receive a tax free scholarship worth over $46,500.  For more information or to RSVP, please visit: http://www.uts.edu.au/about/uts-business-school/accounting/events/bacc-information-evening

Macquarie University Student and Parent Information Evening

Date : 20th May 2015

Time : 6pm – 8pm

Venue : Macquarie University

Our Student and Parent Information Evening provides an opportunity for students in Years 11 and 12, and/or their parents, to learn about Macquarie’s degrees, unique learning experiences, bonus point schemes, scholarships and the transition from high school to university. You will also have the opportunity to speak with staff and current students. This is a free event, however registration is essential.

Your Path to Sydney Uni  – An information evening for students and parents

Date : 20th May 2015

Time : 6pm-9pm

Venue : Revesby Workers Club

Cost : FREE

Contact : Fabi Fugazza : (02) 8627 0123

Event Description :  An information evening for students and parents will be held at Revesby Workers’ Club on 20 May 2015. Find out about University of Sydney alternative entry schemes, scholarships, fees and university life, and meet with faculty staff who can answer all your course-related questions. Registration is essential as places are limited – register now at http://sydney.edu.au/future-students/high-school-students/your-path-to-sydney/index.shtml

Australasian College of Natural Therapies – Open House Tour @ Pyrmont

Date : 21st May 2015 Time : 5-7pm Venue : Level 5, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

To reserve your place call 1300 017 267 or visit http://www.acnt.edu.au/about-us/events

JNI OPEN HOUSE TOUR @ PYRMONT CAMPUS

Date : 21st May 2015 Time : 5-7pm Venue : Level 5, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia We are opening our doors after business hours (5pm-7pm) in April and May to show you around our campus. Open House is the perfect opportunity to come and explore the campus, and speak with a Course and Careers Adviser about which course and study mode is best for you. To book your spot call 1800 777 116 or go tohttp://www.jni.edu.au/about-jni/upcoming-events/open-house-events

Charles Sturt University

For information on courses, go to http://www.csu.edu.au/for/future-students

http://www.csu.edu.au/for/future-students/your-first-degree

 

 

 

 

Viviene Gereige

Vocational Education Coordinator