Middle School

Middle School 1
Matina Konstantinakos

Year 9

As we move toward the end of a very busy and productive Term 1, Year 9 are approaching the mid-point of their elective subjects. We encourage students to reflect on what they have been learning and what they are enjoying with an eye to the future. This is also an opportunity to acknowledge the great work being done by our year 9 and 10 students across all classes.

I would like to remind year 9 families again about Morrisby testing, run by My Careers Insights. If you have not returned a consent form for your child so far, please do so as soon as possible. They can speak to Ms Konstantinakos or their mentor group teacher if they require a spare copy. Morrisby testing provides a vital opportunity for students to reflect on what careers their skills and interests may suit. Having the opportunity to take part in this and reflecting on their results will help inform them as they select subjects in pathways in their upcoming years.

On Wednesday 8th May (4th week of term 2) the School Athletics Carnival will be held. This is always an enjoyable day for all students and staff to share and will be a good way to start off the term.

This term we have celebrated photo day, International Women’s day, Labour Day, Harmony Day and also participated in the running of NAPLAN.

Once again ESC community, thank you to all the Year 9 and 10 students for their hard work this term. We hope that all students have a safe and enjoyable Term 1 break and return to school refreshed for a productive Term 2.

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up”

-Rocky Balboa
Middle School 2
James Devlin

Year 10

Well done to all year 10’s as we reach the end of Term 1. As it is only the beginning of the year, it is so good to see so many students thinking about their pathway in the future and already having conversations and taking steps towards their careers.

An amazing effort to the students that are taking and creating opportunities to start their pathway. Many students have completed their first term of a VCE subject and are rising to the challenge. Continue to push yourselves and get support from your teachers as you begin this journey.

Good job to students that have worked with the careers team and have found themselves School Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships (SBAT). This is a great opportunity for students to continue their schooling and in collaboration with Headstart (who run the SBAT program). Students got to complete one day of on the job training as well as a day at TAFE. This is a great way to get one foot in the door towards an apprenticeship and staying connected with their schooling as well. Well done to the students that have followed this up with the careers team here at school and have organised this.

If you want more details or unsure about your career pathway, come speak with the careers team in the Year 10 office to hear about plenty of different options available to you.

Women in Trade | Year 10 Opportunity Beginning of Term 2

There is an opportunity available for our Year 10 students who would like to be apart of Women in Trade- Certificate II in Furniture Making and Certificate II in Electrotechnology.

The aim of the program is to have women in trade courses to introduce Year 10 females to a practical-based hands-on course where they will experience VET education. Students will have the chance to an exploratory learning experience in a small class under the supervision female teaching staff.

The course will strive to build their hand and power tool skills, accuracy, teamwork, and communication. Throughout the course we will also have guest speakers in to promote­ women in trades and career options into the future.

If this interests you, please come speak with the Year 10 team for more information.

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