ANZAC Day Ceremony
Special Guests at Hillvue Public School's ANZAC Day ceremony on 13 April were Year 12 students Charlotte Mills and Isobelle Sullivan who shared with the staff and students some of their experiences on the Western Front visiting the memorials and grave of family members who fought in World War I. Both girls prepared a PowerPoint presentation and spoke beautifully of their memories of their visit to Europe on the school tour in 2016.
Last term a group of McCarthy students and staff were fortunate to listen to a talk by Mr Lambis Englezos from Melbourne. He was responsible for locating the missing remains of hundreds of Australian soldiers after the Battle of Fromelles in 1916. Due to his efforts, their remains were exhumed and exhaustive DNA testing identified many, some of them men from Tamworth who enlisted in World War I. Lambis was accompanied by Mr John Nash from Tamworth and gave an informative and moving account to senior Ancient and Modern History students and students who went on the 2016 McCarthy Europe Excursion and those who attended this year's excursion.
Lunch Time Talk on Careers of the Future
Interested students in Years 10, 11 and 12 attended at a lunchtime talk last term on careers in cybersecurity, intelligence, anti-terrorism and working with government departments and organisations including Treasury, DFAT, Australian Federal Police and ASIO.
The students found out about career options open to university graduates with a Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Computer Science, Economics and many more degrees. I shared with students what I saw and collected at a recent National Security Careers Night 2018 held at the Australian Defence College in Canberra.
Events are starting to appear on our school calendar to help students to with their choices of careers and courses after they leave school.
Week 2: Friday 11 May - UNE Open Day for interested Year 12 students.
Week 3: Tuesday 15 May - Senior Student and Parent Information Evening open to all Tamworth students and parents at the William Cowper Campus of Calrossy 6:30pm - 8:30pm with talks on applying to university by UAC (Universities Admission Centre) and the changing world of work facing our students in the future. This is the first time this event has been held in Tamworth. See attachment below.
Week 3: Wednesday 16 May - Northwest Regional Careers Expo to be attended by students in Years 10, 11 and 12. See the attached documents for details. Parents may also visit the Expo at the TRECC if they wish and it is expected that approximately 2000 students in the region will attend.
Week 3: Thursday 17 May - visit by University of Newcastle rep at Recess covering:
· Going to Uni/Life as a Uni student/Newcastle lifestyle
· What you can study at Uni
· Getting in and other pathways
· Scholarships/Accommodation/Clubs and Societies.
Jobs: Traineeships and Apprenticeships
These continue to come up and are listed in morning notices and on the McCarthy Careers Facebook page . Choosing to continue on at school to receive the HSC isn't necessarily the best choice for every student.
Not all careers require the HSC and there is often a better chance to obtain an apprenticeship or traineeship mid-year instead of waiting until late in the year. This is when there will be more applicants from all secondary schools in Tamworth (including students in Years 10 and 11 who do not wish to continue at school as well as Year 12 school leavers).
At the moment there are traineeships with Tamworth Regional Council and HVGT as well as a plastering apprenticeship and a position with JAX Tyres being advertised.
Want to Help Your Child Find Their Chosen Career?
JobJump is a website available to all McCarthy students and parents at www.jobjump.com.au . Simply click on I'm New! to register as a member of McCarthy Catholic College Tamworth. Our school's password is: brumbies
Watch this great two minute video: https://youtu.be/6xnbSymkwbc about the new super Careers finder quiz 'Career Cwiz' and then do the quiz on the JobJump website. It searches quickly through 550 career options and is highly accurate in meeting each student's interests, personality and subject choices.
UAC 2018 Parent and Student Information Evening Tuesday 15 May
Mrs Susan Barrett - Careers Adviser
Email: [email protected]