Senior School Overview
It has been an eventful term, and we would like to update you on some important happenings and upcoming events in our Year 10 program.
Exciting Collaboration with the Careers Team
We are thrilled to announce that our Year 10 students had the opportunity to collaborate with the Careers Team for a series of informative and engaging excursions. These excursions took our students to local TAFE institutions, allowing them to explore potential career paths, vocational training opportunities, and gain valuable insights into the world of post-school education and employment. We believe that this experience has been instrumental in helping our students make informed decisions about their future.
Impactful Visit from the Pat Cronin Foundation
Another significant event that took place this term was the visit from the Pat Cronin Foundation. The foundation addressed our Year 10 students, delivering a powerful message about the devastating consequences of a single act of violence. Their presentation shed light on the impact that one punch can have on families’ lives and the importance of promoting kindness, empathy, and responsible behavior. We hope this valuable lesson will stay with our students as they continue to grow.
Year 10 End of Year Exams
As we approach the end of the year, we want to inform you that Year 10 students will be taking their end-of-year exams for their subjects.
The exams will be held on the 24th, 27th and 28th of November. More information about this will be made available at the beginning of Term 4. All Year 10 students will be provided with a Study Day on Thursday the 23rd of November (one day before exams commence). We hope that students will use this time effectively to prepare for all their exams.
End of Year Planning for 2024 Studies
Looking ahead to the next academic year, we want to remind you that all Year 10 students will commence their 2024 studies on the 29th and 30th of November. These two days are crucial for students attending, as they will obtain all the necessary learning materials for the upcoming year. The commencement of VCE, My VCE, and VCE VM will also take place on these dates. Please mark your calendars, as it’s essential for a smooth transition to the next phase of your child’s education.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your ongoing support throughout the year. As we head into the Term 3 break, we wish you all the best with the wonderful sunshine and weather. Enjoy this well-deserved break with your family!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Asli Dulger, Senior Leading Teacher
Careers & Pathways
Throughout this term we have had many exciting learning opportunities for our students and their families as our young people start to investigate their career options. Students have completed on-line learning through our Careers Platform: CareerTools. All Year 10 students now have access to this program. Our Year 9 students will gain access in Term 4. This platform is accessible from home as well as school. All students at Elevation Secondary College will actively engage with online careers to help them investigate a range of career options.
We encourage all of our students to discuss CareerTools and their work with their parents and carers.
Please click the link below to explore the Elevation Secondary College CareerTools website.
We have started our external career investigations with our Year 9 and 10 students with four excursions throughout Term 3: Kangan Cermone, Kangan Docklands, Kangan Broadmeadows and Puckapunyal Military Area.
All Kangan excursions were open to our Year 9 & 10 students.
These trips allow students to experience different, potential TAFE courses. Students were excited to learn about carpentry, fashion, baking, animal care, child care, electrical, beauty, cyber security, AI and the automotive industry. Students were involved in a number of interactive workshops where they designed, constructed, cooked, played and worked their way through different career-linked experiences. Students have returned from these excursions both excited and with a better understanding of the tertiary options available to them post-secondary school.
At Puckapunyal Military Area students were able to explore and discuss the wide variety of career and pathway opportunities available through the ADF. While students were able to talk to representatives from areas such as the Australian Army School of Armour, the Australian Army School of Artillery, Australian Army School of Transport.
Students also got the opportunity to explore and ride in a variety of military vehicles which, for many students, was the highlight of the day.
As we begin looking towards 2024, students have been selecting their courses and subjects for next year. This has been a multi-stage process culminating in students and families making well informed decisions and selections about their future courses and pathways.
Though selections for 2024 are now complete, Ms. Hunter and Ms. Connor are available for careers and pathway discussions throughout the year.. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
Ms. Hunter & Ms. Connor
Careers Practitioner & Careers Teacher