Dear Senior School Families,
As we wrap up for the year, here is a recap of our eventful and busy Term 4.
Semester 2 Examinations: Rising to the Challenge
Our Senior School students faced a significant milestone this year as they tackled Semester 2 Examinations under Year 12 conditions. We are thrilled to report that our students not only met but exceeded expectations, showcasing resilience, dedication, and the impressive ability to rise to challenges.
Their exceptional performance is a testament to their hard work throughout the year, and we are immensely proud of their achievements.
Letters of Offers for 2024: Confirming Future Pathways
Letters of Offers for the upcoming year have been distributed to all our students. This document outlines confirmed subjects as well as program allocations (VCE, MyVCE or VCE VM).
Academic Preparation for 2024: A Strong Start
Looking ahead to 2024, our Senior School students have already taken a proactive approach to their academic journey. They recently attended their VCE classes for two days, laying the foundation for another successful year.
As a reminder, Holiday Homework has been allocated to all students, with submissions due in the first week of school. We have full confidence that our students will begin the new year with the same determination from this year.
Futsal Competition Winners – 10B
This Term, our Senior School students have been deeply engaged in the Futsal Competition- the very first held at Elevation! After 6 rounds of competition, 10B emerged victorious!
A special acknowledgement to Mr Mulligan, Mr Eyigun and Mr Isaac for their dedication and hard work in putting this tournament together. We look forward to more events in 2024.
A Heartfelt Thank You
We extend our gratitude to you, our Senior School families, for the unwavering support you have provided throughout the year. Your encouragement, involvement, and commitment to your child’s education has been noticed and appreciated. Working together is the cornerstone of any child’s education- particularly as we approach the final two years of schooling.
Looking Ahead to 2024
As we bid farewell to this academic year, I am excited to share that my team and I will be following this exceptional cohort into Year 11. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and witnessing the continued growth and achievements of each student.
Thank you once again for your partnership in your child’s education.
Wishing you all a joyful holiday season and a well-deserved break.
Asli Dulger, Senior Leading Teacher
Careers & Pathways
Year 10 Tertiary Experiences
Earlier this term all Year 10 students had the opportunity to attend 2x Tertiary Experiences.
This huge event was run over two days with students attending and experiencing a different Tertiary Institution each day. Students were assigned to two of the below four options based on their preferences.
- La Trobe University
- The University of Melbourne
- Victoria University
Students attended a number of presentations, tours and workshops over the two days. These enabled students to get a taste of tertiary life, the expectations, application processes and huge variety of course and pathways options available to them when the time comes for them to take this next step in their career journeys.
We aim to give all students the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their futures, and while this has been an amazingly insightful experience, students are still encouraged to continue their investigations. Attending Tertiary Open Days are one of the best ways for students to compare tertiary institutions and their courses which is why we will continue to encourage students to attend these events in the coming years. The Careers & Pathways team is always available to assist students with queries and investigations into tertiary and post school pathways and can be found in the Year 10 Coordination Office.
Vocational Education Awards
Throughout 2023, we have had a number of students engage with the Head Start School-Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program with great successes. Two of these successes have been recognised at the Hume Whittlesea LLEN Vocational Education Awards at RMIT this month and have received the Head Start Encouragement Award.
Riley U has been engaged in a Full Time Electrical Apprenticeship since the start of Term 4. He was offered this apprenticeship opportunity following his outstanding performance at his Year 10 Work Experience placement.
Aryan V will be starting a School Based Automotive Apprenticeship in 2024. He was also offered this apprenticeship opportunity following his outstanding performance at his Year 10 Work Experience placement.
Real Industry Job Interviews with the Hume Whittlesea LLEN
This term our Year 9 students embarked on a huge job-ready project – the Real Industry Job Interviews. For the last 6-8 weeks students have been working on Job Searching, Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Key Selection Criteria Responses and Interview Etiquette which had all culminated in a Mock Job Interview which more than 130 students completed.
This project was delivered in partnership with the Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network, who organised more than 15 community volunteers to come in and conduct Mock Job Interviews with each student based on the mock job application they had been putting together. These volunteers came from all over the Hume Whittlesea area including Melbourne Airport, Headstart and Hume City Council.
Feedback from both the community volunteers and students has been incredible. Students have been able to reflect on the experience and not only feel much more confident with job applications that they were previously, but have been able to identify areas of improvement in preparation for next time. Some students have even come away from their interviews with incredible network connections that they can call on in their upcoming Year 10 Work Experience program.
A huge thank you goes out to the Hume Whittlesea LLEN and all the community volunteers, as well as the Year 9 PDM teachers, without whom we would not have been able to complete this project.
Ms. Hunter and Ms. Connor are available for careers and pathway discussions throughout the year. Please email email@example.com to book an appointment.
Ms. Hunter & Ms. Connor
Careers Practitioner & Careers Teacher