Northcote High School Newsletter

07 June 2016
Issue EIGHT
Staff Changes, Sem 2
What's Coming Up Summary
Acting Principal's Report
Coming up - 90 th Events
Hello Huaibei!
Myf Jones's literary success!
Coming up - Music
Coming Up - next Night Sky Viewing 
Report-Next Gen Youth Forum  
Report on the Rice Mural
Interschool Sports Report
PE Uniform procedures
Meeting Cathy Freeman
Coming up - State Schools Spectacular
VET Report
Report on State Design Champions!!!
Pathways and Careers
Community News
Northcote High School
9488 2300
St. Georges Rd
Northcote, Victoria, 3070
AU

Staff Changes, Sem 2

Photo: Tawny Frogmouth in the school 2015

Staff Changes Semester 2 & Term 3

We will have a number of staffing changes at the start of Semester 2 and also at the start of Term 3.

 

At NHS our priority is to minimise any impact to students of any teacher change throughout the year. When changes are required, we implement comprehensive handover processes to ensure a smooth transition in both the curriculum delivery and assessments that our students experience.

 

Over the coming months, some staff are taking Long Service Leave, others are on extended sick leave, have taken up positions at other schools or have taken on new leadership roles at NHS external to the classroom.

 

We will also be welcoming back staff who have been on leave during Semester 1 or Term 2.

 

This list outlines the staffing changes that will occur:

Returning Staff:

                             Ms Carlene Wilson (CW)

                              Ms Linh Dang (LV)

                              Ms Janette Chapman (JC)

                              Ms Christine Martin (CMA)

                              Ms Teena Pavlatos (TP)

New Appointments:

                              Mr David Ponsford - Biology Maths (DPO)

                               Mr Brendan Pye - Art (BPY)

                               Mr Harley Hefford - Drama (HHE)

 

 

Staff on Leave:
                            Ms Jane Archer 

                            Ms Johanna Healy (3 weeks)

                            Ms Anna Costanzo 

                            Ms Tessa Farrant

                            Ms Jen McIntyre

                            Ms Jaymie Metcalf

                            Ms Aurelie Charenton

                            Ms Kiera Hermansson

                            Mr Eric Savini

What's Coming Up Summary

Summary of upcoming events


Tues June 7 - Yr 9 Excursion, Yr 7 fun Day
GAT for all VCE 3/4 students. No classes for Yrs 10-12.
 

Thurs June 9 - 2016 Yr 11 Social.


Frid June 10 - Staff Development. No school for students


Mon June 13 - Queens birthday. No school for students 

 

Tues June 14 - Semester 2 begins

Wed June 15 - Yr 11 Melb Uni experience

Thurs 16 June- String Ensembles, Orchestra, World Sounds Ensemble & Vocal Groups
7pm Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds

Friday 17 June - Concert Bands & Stage Bands
7pm Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds
(Tickets on sale Monday 16th May -

http://www.clocktowercentre.com.au/Whats-On/School-Community-and-Events.aspx)

 

Tues 21 June - Yr 10 Careers

 

Tues 21 June - 90th Celebrations "Back to" Afternoon


Thurs 23 June - VCE Solstice Celebration

Frid 24 June - Last day Term 2 - 2 pm dismissal

(Special printable VCE dates Summary)

Coming up Term 3

 

Term 3 - Exploring what matters "Action for Happiness" Course for parents.  An 8 week course


Thurs August 4 - Comedy night  @  Thornbury Theatre
 

 

Acting Principal's Report

Photo: Rainbow day painting team

Vale Magnus

Parents and students may be aware that long serving staff member Magnus Beugelaar recently passed away after a period of illness.

 

Magnus graduated with his B.Ed in 1980 and was then employed at Oak Park High School (1981), Maroondah High School (1982), Coburg High School (1983) and was at Northcote High School from 1984.

 

He was a dedicated teacher of Art with a particular passion for Studio Art. He was friend to many staff and is fondly remembered by many students past and present.

 

It is normal to feel sad and to express grief in a variety of ways. For some community members this event may also surface other feelings relating to their own experiences. We have attached a tip-sheet from Youth Beyond Blue about young people and Grief and Loss that you might find useful for yourself or in helping your children. Please feel free to contact the sub-school if your child requires support.

A private funeral will be held on Friday followed by a memorial at Northcote High – Olver Hall, at 3pm Friday that students, staff and community members are invited to attend.

 

Two Senior Certificates in 2017 – VCE & VCAL

 

Northcote High School will be offering two senior certificate courses from 2017. VCAL is new at NHS but is studied by 15,000 students across the state. VCAL provides competency based assessment (rather than moderated exams) and pathways into work and further study.

 

Current year 10 students will be able to apply for strictly limited places in a 2017 VCAL program where students will study a blend of VCE, VET and VCAL units to complete their senior certification. More information to come.

Rainbow Day 2016

A huge thanks to all students and staff who helped to make Rainbow Day a wonderful celebration of the diversity at NHS.

 

We raised $1401.05 for Minus 18 which is a great effort and launched the beautiful Rainbow Steps. Many thanks to Barry Drinan, who together with students from Art Club and the Alphabet Club, painted the steps on Wednesday.

 

Also thank you to our Library staff for putting up with our donut/balloon working bee and to the front office staff  And of course to the SWB Team and allies for flag hanging and tin rattling!

 

Coming up - 90 th Events

Back to Arvo - 21 June

 

Back to Soiree - 9 Sept

 

Hello Huaibei!

Homestay hosts

are required for the annual visit by our sister school, Huaibei No 1 High School, for about one week in August. This year, they will bring a large tour party of 26, and four teachers. Hosting a student from Huaibei can be a wonderful experience, and help smooth the way for your own child if they are visiting China themselves. If you think you can assist, or want more information, please contact Mr Murphy 9488 2342 or via email: [email protected]

 

Myf Jones's literary success!

NHS parent Myf Jones’ urban Australian classic, LEAP

has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2016!

Myfanwy Jones (mother of Llewi and Marlon), is the author of The Rainy Season, shortlisted for The Melbourne Prize for Literature's Best Writing Award 2009, and co-author of the bestselling Parlour Games for Modern Families, Book of the Year for Older Children ABIA 2010. She lives by the Merri Creek in Melbourne with her human and non-human family.

LEAP SYNOPSIS:

Joe lives-despite himself. Driven by the need to atone for the neglect of a single tragic summer's night, he works at nothing jobs and, in his spare time, trains his body and mind to conquer the hostile environment that took his love and smashed up his future. So when a breathless girl turns up on the doorstep, why does he let her in? Isn't he done with love and hope?


On the other side of the city, graphic designer Elise is watching her marriage bleed out. She retreats to the only place that holds any meaning for her-the tiger enclosure at the zoo-where, for reasons she barely understands, she starts to sketch the beautiful killers.


Leap is a beautiful urban fairytale about human and animal nature, and the transformative power of grief. While at its heart is a searing absence, this haunting and addictive novel is propelled by an exhilarating life force, and the eternally hopeful promise of redemptive love.

Myf Jones on writing Leap:

 

Leap came out fast and fully formed after a three-year writing drought. Part of the block had been about turning forty and grieving for dead friends who will never meet that milestone. I broke the drought - by travelling alone to Saigon for a few weeks during the rainy season in mid-2013. I booked into a cheap hotel room and got so lonely that the story finally came. I wrote 10,000 words in that room and finished the first draft in a cell at the Old Melbourne Gaol. Between drafts I spent a few months visiting the tigers at the zoo with my knitting – best research ever! I also met up with a traceur who helped with the parkour thread and picked other generous brains on matters of nursing, cabbage rolls and the captive behaviour of big cats. 

 

The second draft came quickly, again, in a dusty room at the rear of a local community hall, and was finished back in Saigon - this time at a friend’s apartment. For a story about grief it has been remarkably easy, even joyful, to write. Perhaps it’s all that time with the tigers but I keep comparing the process to coughing up a giant fur-ball –strenuous yet requiring little conscious effort; I realise, now, that Leap was taking shape in those years without words.

 

 

Coming up - Music

Generations in Jazz 2016

Did you miss Mt Gambier? Here is footage of our students at their award winning performance!

Youtube file 1

Youtube file 2

 

A PARENTS’ EXPERIENCE OF THE GENERATIONS IN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016
Northcote High School bands and vocal groups participate in the annual Generations in Jazz Festival in Mt Gambier every year. After much deliberation about whether or not to attend and whether we could fit it in, we decided one week before the event to head on over to Mt Gambier and see what the Generations in Jazz festival was all about. Our son had been attending for the last 3 or so years, always came home saying it was great, but not a lot of further detail (teenagers!)

Anyway, we frantically searched for accommodation in Mt Gambier and discovered that because this event is so popular, accommodation within a one hour radius was fully booked. My phone calls to local motels were met with polite explanations that many places had been booked from the year before. However, our decision to attend already made, we ended up booking a room at a motel in Portland (about 1 hr 15 mins away).

Arriving late on Friday night, we missed the first scheduled festival event which was the Friday night concert. However, we were in attendance at the next morning of performances in which Northcote was participating – the Division 1 Stage Band competition. Arriving at the festival, we were surprised by the size of the main tent (see pics) – it was huge! The venue grounds (5 mins from MtG) are large, with multiple marquees, stages and facilities set up for the various Division/Ensemble performances. NHS Stage Band had a fabulous performance and with James Morrison and Wycliffe Gordon judging, the talent of all the bands was exceptional. We managed to race across to another marquee to watch the NHS Intermediate Stage Band compete in Div 3 – another great performance. Unfortunately, we missed the NHS Choir performing.

Saturday night’s concert was so impressive, with James Morrison at the helm and a line-up of well-known artists performing, the tent was filled with (apparently) 6000 people. Some of the national/international guests were Kate Ceberano, Wycliffe Gordon, The One O’Clock Lab Band, The Idea of North and a crowd favourite, Kaichiro Kitamura. Overall, the audience was captivated by the musical skills and talent on show.

Sunday’s afternoon concert was a wrap up of the event - final performances and announcing winners. NHS did so well – it was great to see them so well recognised with so many schools from around Australia competing. This is the result of hard work and commitment from both the students and the music teachers.
I would love to encourage any parents that might have the slightest interest, to attend next year. The organisation at the festival was fantastic and considering the volume of adults and students in attendance, the 3 day programme was followed to the minute. We arrived home late on Sunday night, relieved that we had made the decision to attend, but also - regretful that we hadn’t done it sooner! We’ll be returning in 2017 on 5-7 May. This time, we’ll be more organised and will hopefully be within walking distance to the venue!
 

Karil Torcasio

Coming Up - next Night Sky Viewing 

Photo: Is such a photo even possible....?

NIGHT SKY VIEWING WITH OUR TELESCOPE

 

Our terrific telescope (courtesy of the Telescopes in Schools program) will be set up in the courtyard near D13 on

  • Thursday 16th June 7.00pm to 8.00pm*

This May is a great month for planet spotting. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn should all be visible. Bring your cameras!

Students, teachers and families all welcome.

For more information please see Ms Hutchens.

*Weather permitting. If it is a cloudy evening we will reschedule.

Report-Next Gen Youth Forum  

A Year 10 Reflection

 

 

First of all, I just want to express my gratitude to you. Thank you so much for giving me such a great opportunity to be there with those beautiful people and learn from them.

    I learnt that if I have a dream, I must protect it. It does not matter what people say; I must stick with it. Everyone can turn their backs on me, but I must never give up on myself. If I want something, I must go and get it and never afraid to fail; either I win, or I learn. I realised most of the people say they want to be successful, but they just kind of "want it." They want to party; they want to be cool, they want to drown themselves in their comfort zone. Therefore, they stop growing; they stop stretching, they stop working and pushing themselves. Instead of digging deep down and asking themselves: "Who do I want to be?" and "What makes me happy?"; instead of saying "I cannot," they should ask: "Why not?" Winners have two things in common; they have definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them. In other words, they have passion; and passion is the thing that drags you out of your bed every morning; passion is the soul of success. This life is not easy; nothing hits as hard as life. However, no matter how hard you get hit, you must keep moving forward. You must get up and never give up; you must fight your way back into the light. That is the key to success.

 I want to have a hospital and a cure for people who do not have enough money for medications. I used to call that "a dream." The moment I left the forum, that "dream" became "a plan." And Liz Volpe has taught me that if I dare to dream and willing to drag myself out of the comfort zone, everything is possible. Just like everyone else, Liz has fears; but she chooses to face her fears and gets over it. And from that, I realised I must get over my fears. I must define my value. I must invest in myself. Not everyone will see, not everyone will join me, not everyone will have the same vision. As long as I know what I am doing, as long as I have the passion for it, as long as I am dare to face my fears, I will achieve my goal. And yes, no one can stop me, nor you from achieving what we want, as long as there is an infinite flame burning in our heart. I know I am going to face lots of disappointments; I have to know within myself that I can do it. There is one thing I will never forget from Liz's speech that even if no one in this world see it, I must see it for myself and keep my chin up, I am going to make it.

Thank you so much for spending your precious time reading this. I hope you will have a beautiful day.

All the best,

Candy Bui – 10A

Report on the Rice Mural

Another creation by Art Club

 

Following the spectacular fundraising success of last year's 40 Hour Famine, Art Club were commissioned to create a mural to celebrate this achievement. Over a period of 6 months, students designed and created the work using dyed rice as their medium. The amazing work which measures 2.8 metres x 1.8 metres is now complete and installed in the upstairs hallway of the main building. 
Mr Finbarr Drinan

Interschool Sports Report

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VCE FOOTBALL

had a convincing win over Thornbury to move through to the next round to be played on 21st June.  Thank you to Mr McDonald for coaching the side and to Luke Williams for helping out with Umpiring the game.

 

VCE BASKETBALL

Both of our VCE Basketball teams have moved through to the Regionals after securing wins at the Divisional Competition. Their next round is to be played on August 4. Thanks to Mr Hore for coaching the sides.

 

Intermediate Carnival Day

Our Intermediate Students Carnival day was held on Tuesday 24 May. We had teams competing in Football, Soccer, Badminton and Netball.  Northcote secured wins  with the following teams moving through to the Regionals – Boys Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Netball.  Thank you to all of the staff, Students and Student coaches for their participation and help on the day.

 

Intermediate Netball

Northcote A: The team was undefeated, with Frances scoring over 50 goals for the team!

Northcote B: With a close start, playing Northcote A first game in, the team warmed up quickly winning their next two games with ease, and finally just missing out on a win against Thornbury.

Both teams played extremely well, encouraging each other from the sideline and keeping the Northcote (winning) spirit alive.

A big thanks to our year 11 coaches: Mercedes, Jamie and Michaela.

 

Ms Townley

 

Bill Turner Cup

Our Year 9 Boys once again were invited to play in the Bill Turner Invitational Cup on Wednesday May 25.  This is the second year running that the team has been invited to play. The boys easily won their first match giving them confidence to go into the final against Rowville. The boys put up a very competitive fight but Rowville were too strong.  Our boys should be congratulated on their sportsmanship and teamwork.  Thank you to Mr Reale for coaching the side.

 

Coming Up ;

 

June 16 Year 8 Carnival Day – Football, Soccer, Badminton and Netball

June 21 Year 7 Carnival Day – Football Soccer, Badminton and Netball

June 21 VCE Regional Football

June 23 Senior Girls Football

 

Cross Country

Division Cross Country Event

On Friday 3rd June, we attended the Darebin Division Cross Country Event held at KP Hardiman Reserve, Reservoir. Similar to the athletics event all NHS students that qualified at our Cross Country Carnival took part on the day. The event was another success for NHS students with many securing places for the Regional event which will take place on Wednesday 15th June at Bundoora Park. Our students made us proud yet again representing the school by showing sportsmanship throughout the day. Results will be available to students by Wednesday 8th June and viewed by parents/guardians via the compass event.

Division Athletics Event

On Monday 23rd June, we attended the Darebin Division Athletics event held at Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium. All NHS students that qualified at our Athletics Carnival took part on the day. We were successful in holding off the rain yet again allowing for another fun filled day on the track and field. Many of our students secured places to compete in the Regional Athletics Competition which will take place at Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium on Thursday 8th September. More information will be available closer to the event date.

 

Well done to all students that competed and congratulations to all students that secured places in the Regional Competition. Please see the attached document that contains all results from the day.

Many thanks to staff and students for their enthusiasm and participation on the day.

 

PE Uniform procedures

 Starting Semester 2 

 

We are very committed to working with our students to ensure the uniform procedures are reasonable and achievable within our time constraints.

In recent times we have noticed some of the students wearing their PE uniform throughout most or all of their classes on the day they have sport or PE, which is against our current guidelines.

 

The uniform the students are in is also often a variation of the agreed Northcote High School Sports uniform.

For these reasons we have made some adjustments to the guidelines that we believe will benefit the whole school community in its application and adherence.

We would appreciate the support of staff, students and parents in the management of these guidelines.

 

1. Students with PE/Sport timetabled before lunch can attend their periods 1 to 3 classes in full PE uniform until the end of their PE class.  Their PE teacher will allow time to change back into school uniform. (eg students who have PE period 2 will be in PE uniform during class period 1)

2. Students with PE/Sport timetabled in the afternoon (periods 4&5) can change during lunch and remain in PE uniform for the rest of the day. (eg students who have PE period 5 will be in PE uniform during class period 4)

3. Students with PE/Sport timetabled both in the morning and afternoon will remain in PE uniform for the full day.

4. Students must wear full and correct PE uniform otherwise they will need to be in full school uniform and with a parental note explaining the reason why they are not in PE uniform.

5. Students will no longer be allowed time to get changed at the beginning of PE classes - this will provide more time for teaching and learning.

Ms Megan Young

 

Meeting Cathy Freeman

Meeting Cathy Freeman

On April 28th, Danielle Thomas, Nicolas Benalcazar Sharples and Katie Pham attended the Cathy Freeman Foundation seminar at Carey Baptist Grammar in Kew. Cathy Freeman won gold at the 1994 Commonwealth games and silver at the 1996 Olympics in running. During her on-stage interview, Cathy explained how the foundation works to increase the numbers of Indigenous Australian children completing Year 12. In 2015 there has been a 25% increase. She also encouraged us to join in the Melbourne marathon organised by the Cathy Freeman Foundation in October to support the foundation.

Coming up - State Schools Spectacular

2016 Spectacular


will be performed twice on Saturday 10 September at Hisense Arena, followed by a 90-minute broadcast on Channel 7 and made available on the PLUS7 catch-up website. Rehearsals have commenced for this year’s production which will showcase more than 3000 Victorian government school students in a performance of music, song, dance, skating, puppetry and magic.

www.education.vic.gov.au/spectacular


Choir 
Patrizia 'Rizzie' Rotunno
Katrina Rotunno 
Musicians
Theo Carbo
Greta McNab
Tristan Knight 

Production Crew
Antonia Coutts 
 

VET Report

 

 

There are a myriad of music subject choices in VCE; there’s Music Performance, Music Investigation, Styles and Composition, but none that offer quite the same freedom and experience of VCE VET Music.

 

2016 is my second year of VET Music at Swinburne Senior Secondary College in Hawthorn, having complete Certificate II last year during Year 11.

The advanced recording and rehearsal facilities at SSSC put you in an environment that feels professional, and the industry-based coursework in performance, career pathways and musical knowledge help you to learn about and experience the contemporary music industry.

 

In class I play my instruments voice, guitar and piano solo and with my classmates. The class is a nicely mixed bag of musical interests from pop, rock, folk, jazz, classical, musical theatre,  and instrumental skills; including voice, piano, drums, violin, guitar, bass and more. Some students are classically trained, some learn by ear, some like writing music, some like improvising, and everyone has their chance to play what they enjoy and study what interests them.

 

I would recommend VET Music to budding musicians who want to learn and play in a friendly environment with like-minded individuals to develop skills, form bands and friendships, or just have fun.

 

James Stewart, Year 12

Report on State Design Champions!!!

State Designers!

 

Thomas Hewitt and Gaelan Pettit won first place in the state design competition So You Think You Can Design recently.

The boys made it through to the initial heats and then onto the finals, where they defeated 4 other schools at the Design and Technology Teachers’ Association conference at Harvester Technical College.

 

During the 2 day long design-off the boys used all of their practical and design thinking skills to create an innovative and interactive displayable home battery for the future. The feedback was so good that they were actually advised to protect their concept legally!

 

Both Thomas and Gaelan won an iPad and the opportunity to attend a design masterclass at Swinburne University. The prizes were handed out by the Acting Dean of Design at Swinburne University who were also sponsors of the event.

 

After years of coming 2nd it was great to finally take the top spot. Well done boys - a great example of the leading edge design education that is taking place at Northcote!

 

Mr Peter Murphy

Pathways and Careers

Important dates for Year 12 students:

 

 

Open Day Calendar

Download the attached calendar, and start planning your weekends in Term 3. Uni Open Days are suitable for students of all year levels – the earlier you start your research, the better informed you will be by Year 12.

VET TASTERS FOR YEAR 9 STUDENTS

It is taster season for students considering a VET subject in Year 10. At present, NHS facilitates the study of numerous VET subjects off-campus, and we offer two subjects here at school. For students interested in tailoring their studies in a more practical field, or enhancing their VCE studies with a point of difference, VET can provide some interesting pathways. Throughout June and July, many VET providers are running taster programs for students who are curious to learn more about these programs. We encourage parents to download the attached calendar of events, and register privately for sessions that are of interest.

 

On June 21st, staff from NHS will be accompanying a group of students to the NCAT session, which covers a wide range of VET studies, and is our main provider. Students interested in this option should sign up in Room 11, so we can organise an “unaccompanied excursion” event for them.

 

Check out our VET page to learn more about VET studies and their benefits.

 

SEVEN STEPS TO CAREER SUCCESS

 

Could it be that simple? Leading career development specialist, Professor Jim Bright, outlines some basics which are certainly worthy of reflection. According to Jim, the seven most important components for a great career are as follows:

  1. Learning - because who is still relying solely on things they learned before they were 21?
  2. Support – because who has actually got where they are without any help?
  3. Service and contribution – because great careers always involve connectedness with communities.
  4. Periods of intense focus – because in order to excel at something or achieve goals, you do need to focus intensely on that one thing, sometimes at the expense of others (especially distractions and temptations).
  5. Flexibility – because life throws opportunities and challenges at you, no matter how hard you may have focused on a specific pathway.
  6. Courage – because life simply isn’t plain sailing every day. Knowing your limitations, seeking honest feedback and simply being able to persist in times of adversity, are all part of the journey.
  7. Luck – because, let’s face it, sometimes good things happen just because you bumped into the right person or were in the right place at the right time.

 

You can read the full article via this link: http://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace-relations/headlineh-20160523-gp25gr

VCA & MCM WINTER SCHOOL

Students interested in the following fields should look into these great opportunities to experience life at the VCA and MCM, and to further develop your skills! Be quick, as places will fill quickly.

Theatre
Music Theatre
Film & TV
Dance
Visual Art

 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity for structured studio-based training that can take your performing and visual arts dreams to the next level!  Book via this link: http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/shortcourses

PEP UP YOUR FOLIO!

 

RMIT invites VCE (Units 3/4) students of art and design subjects to participate in their Ready Set Design series of workshops during the holidays. Students can learn about careers and tertiary programs in Design, develop their folio, and practise their interview and presentation skills. Limited places, so be quick – register here: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/rmit-snap-team-6142036387

Work Experience Guidelines 2016

 

Year 10 students have started to organise their work experience placements. An outline of the procedure is attached here for your information.

 

Events & Workshops

 

Whilst all the tertiary institutions run open days later in the year, many of them also run special activities in the holidays. These shorter activities are often more targeted, and there are fewer visitors, so you can get more individualised information. We will promote them at school, but you should make a habit of actively looking for them as well.

A couple of examples are listed below:

  • Meet Melbourne – events, seminars, holiday programs, – go to www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au  and sign up for their newsletters.
  • Inside Monash Seminar Series –  information on all study areas, spread out through the year. March offerings include Business & Economics, Science, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – more info at  www.monash.edu/inside-monash
  • RMIT – runs workshops throughout the year – follow this link to see what kind of events take place, bearing in mind that some of them are during school hours - https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/tours/2016/

NEW ON THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR:

 

Intro to Folio Preparation

Free, one-day course:

Monday July 4,

9.00am – 4.00pm

Kangan Richmond

Ring Maria 9425 5763

 

Fashion Camp

Kangan Richmond

June 29 – July 1

10.00am – 4.00pm

$451

www.kangan.edu.au/fashioncamp

 

Monash University Computer Games Boot Camp (CGBC)
 

The Computer Games Boot Camp (CGBC) is a hands-on, interactive event for students between Year 9 and Year 12 offering presentations, workshops, course information and insights into IT career paths.

Tuesday 5 July - Thursday 7 July, 2016

9.00am – 6.00pm each day for three days

Monash Clayton campus

Free entry but you must register: https://cgbc.monash.edu/#register

 

Uni Experience Days

 

More intimate than Open Days, Experience Days are run at most of the unis. Live life as a uni student for the day – registrations are essential – this link to the ACU event needs to be copied and pasted: acu.edu.au/uni-experience

 

La Trobe also runs an Experience Day on each campus:

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/experience/events/experience-la-trobe-events

 

Career APPs!

Career Me

Interesting App for career research
The CareerMe app allows students to get up to date information on hundreds of jobs and careers, view job descriptions, training requirements, training locations and available jobs. You can also find the industries where skills are most in demand.

Go to the iTunes store or Google Playstore to download the free app -  just search “careerme”.

 

Explore Deakin

Not just for students who want to go to Deakin, the Explore app is a digital tool that enables students to search for courses and corresponding career possibilities, and vice versa at Deakin University.  Whist this is tailor made for Deakin’s courses, it is also a good way of checking more generally what courses might suit you. An Explore app should soon be available to download from the App Store.  For the moment, access this resource via this link: http://explore.deakin.edu.au/

Community News

Headspace Collingwood

 

Action for Happiness

 

 

Police Disco 24 June

 

Northcote High School Newsletter
VCE Key dates.docx
Work Experience Guidelines 2016.pdf
84324 Northern Melbourne VET Cluster Taster Courses Flyer.pdf
84324 Northern Melbourne VET Cluster Taster Courses Flyer.pdf
OPEN DAYS 2016.pdf
OPEN DAYS 2016.pdf
youthbeyondblue-fact-sheet-16-dealing-with-loss-and-grief.pdf