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Library books
School Matters: Posted 14-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Please please please return library books borrowed during the year preferably before Graduation or bring them to the grad practice to save library staff from having to ring you or write to you.

Accommodation in Newcastle
Accommodation: Posted 14-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Vinnies Lodge is self catering accommodation for students aged up to 25 attending Newcastle uni or TAFE and is located at Tighes Hill and is run by St Vincent de Paul society. Applications are currently being accpted. Please contact the Diocesan office on 49676277.

RSA & RCG Courses
School Matters: Posted 14-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
There is only 1 place left in the RSA course and 5 places left in the RCG course next week. Please pay at the front office ASAP to reserve your place. Courses start promptly at 3.15 each day. Bring pen, a drink and a snack.

Information Day at Sydney Uni
Universities: Posted 7-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
On 3rd January Sydney Uni will hold their Info Day to help you once you get your UAI. This is the day before final preferences must be made. Many universities will hold similar days so be prepared to travel to talk to advisers about your options if your UAI is higher or lower than you were hoping.

News from JMC Academy
Private Colleges: Posted 7-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
JMC will oopen a Brisbane campus in 2007. There are now 5 new Bachelor courses eg Popular Music and Performance or Business Management plus Creative Technology in Audio Engineering & Sound Production, Digital Animation and Digital tv production. You can now access C/wealth gov't Fee-Help loans as JMC is a registered Higher Education Provider. Ring 92124801 to make a booking for an interview for the March intakes. Short courses begin on 16th january. See the website for details.
For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au

More money for some Year 12s
School Matters: Posted 7-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Money from the sale of your textbooks can be collected from the front office by: Katie Slattery, Georgia Gulliford, Janika Armanno, Alicia Goodridge, Kyle O'Brien, Chantel Palmer, Courtney or Sarah Hopkins, Courtney Hine. Please tell these people if you see them and don't forget to bring your books in when you have finished with them.

Apprenticeships at Retorque
Job vacancies: Posted 7-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in appprenticeships in Metal Fabrication or Fitting and Turning (Machinist) here in Tamworth you must first ring Mr Philp here at school on 67610800 and he will give you details on what you need to do. Please do not contact Retorque directly.

Recent jobs vacancies
Job vacancies: Posted 7-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
These include: personal trainers, swim instructors, group fitness instructors, real estate sales, Human Resoures Admin Trainee ( indigenous), Administrative Assistant traineeship with Joblink Plus (12 months), Sales Trainee - new vehicles, Apprentice Mechanic, Trainee manager (take away food), Administration Assistant. Contact me (email or phone the school) for details.

Money from textbook sales for 14 students
School Matters: Posted 3-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Could the following students please call in at the office to see Mrs Forrest and collect money from the sale of at least one of your textbooks: Katie Slattery, Chantelle Palmer, Janika Armanno, Georgia Gulliford, Hayley Newman, Lauren van aanholt, Tahlia Aceti, Alisa Sundarej, Kyle O'Brien, Katie Frew, Luke Fisher, Jess McCarter, Alicia Goodridge and Ashley Deboos. If you have a younger brother or sister at school, they may collect it for you if you send in a signed note saying that they are collecting your textbook money.

R u going to Newcastle Uni in 2007?
Universities: Posted 1-11-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you, or anyone you know, is intending to go to Newcastle Uni next year and not defer, please send me a brief email ASAP or ring me at school on 67610868. I would like to know by Friday 3pm if possible. Thanks.

St Patrick's Business College
Private Colleges: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Certificate and Diploma courses in business admin, marketing, hospitality and event management. No UAI needed. Austudy available. Student loan scheme also available.
For more information, visit www.stpatsbuscol.com.au

Australian Business Academy courses for 2007
Private Colleges: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The Academy offers courses in accounting, bus. admin, graphic design, IT, marketing, sport management, travel and tourism. Get your qualifications and start working or you can progress to uni if you wish. No UAI is needed. 1800 063 049. Campuses i Canberra, North Sydney and Parramatta.
For more information, visit www.aba.edu.au

Le Cordon Bleu 2007
Private Colleges: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The offer Bachelor of Business courses in International Hotel and Resource Management and in International Restaurant and Catering Management. Courses start in January and July each year.

For more information, visit www.lecordonbleu.com.au

CGC and SAE institute courses and open day
Private Colleges: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Computer Graphics COllege and SAE Institute offer courses in audio engineering, electronic music production, multimedia and web design, 3D animation, digital film production and graphic design. Open day is November 18 - campus tours, talks etc. The courses can lead to university qualifications if you wish. Visit websites at www.sae.edu.au and at www.cgc.com.au
For more information, visit www.sae.edu.au www.cgc.com.au

Sydney Film School
Private Colleges: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to work in TV or film production, the Sydney Film School offers diploma courses beginning 26 Feb 2007. Ring 9698 2244 or go to the website. Graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in second year of B Visual Arts of Uni of Sydney.
For more information, visit www.sydneyfilmschool.com

Green Corps Projects
Job vacancies: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
For anyone interested in the environment and working outdoors, Green Corps gives young people aged 17 to 20 the chance to work on exciting six month environment and heritage projects. Participants get paid an allowance and receive accredited training.GREEN CORPS IS NOW RECRUITING IN TAMWORTH. To join, call your local Job Futures Green Corps Office on 02 6761 2780.
For more information, visit greenfutures.com.au

Current job vacancies
Job vacancies: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Contact me for information about these jobs going at the moment: apprentice butcher, horseperson for Tamworth stud, waiting and bar staff at several places in Tamworth (Casual and fulltime positions), field assistant for a surveyor, poultry labourers, process workers, real estate salesperson, labourers for 5th November only (call 67623904), production engineering traineeship.

HSC Summer School for current Year 11s in January
School Matters: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Lectures in most HSC subjects will be held in January at Sydney Unii. Application forms are available with details of which subjects, the dates and the cost involved. You can also buy study packs of books if you cannot attend.

Sale of second hand text books
School Matters: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A lot of Year 11s are already coming in looking for second hand textbooks so there is a ready market. Some subjects have changed textbooks so we won't need all your textbooks. Make sure your name, phone number and price are written INSIDE each book. Thank you.

ACTT Free acting workshops in November
Career Choice: Posted 31-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The workshops will provide information about careers and training options in the performing arts, and will be led by some of ACTT's most experienced industry tutors. Participants will get the opportunity to take part in an acting class, pick up audition tips, and have all their questions answered about the college and the performing arts industry in a fun and exciting atmosphere. If you are interested in studying ACTING, MUSIC THEATRE or TECHNICAL PRODUCTION then these free workshops are for you. Numbers are limited. Call 02 9212 6000 or email info@actt.edu.au to book a place today!

For more information, visit www.actt.edu.au

Aviation at Griffith Uni
Universities: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Bachelor of Aviation/Grad Diploma in Flight Management starts in 2007
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au

ANU entry guarantee if you get a UAI of 75+
Universities: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A UAI of 75 will guarantee you entry into ANU in 2007 into a certain number of degrees. They have similar lists of courses if you get UAIs of 80, 85, 90, 95 or 98 and advise students to use their preferences wisely. See the poster with details of these courses on the Careers Noticeboard.
For more information, visit www.anu.edu.au/psi/guarantee.html

Short TAFE courses in Nov-Dec
TAFE: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Statement of Attainment or Cert I courses will be held in Tamworth and Armidale for 3-4 weeks in these areas: automotive (mechanical and paint/panel), childrens services, carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, metal fabrication, electrotechnology, commercial cookery and video production. Cost is $158 with courses from 9am to 3pm. Courses are useful for those seeking apprenticeships and will begin on November 20th.

Melbourne School of Fashion courses
Private Colleges: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
A range of certificate, diploma and adv diploma courses begin in March 2007. See me for the list of fashion design and related courses, the student prospectus or ring 03 94174502.
For more information, visit www.melbourneschooloffashion.com

Deferring at QUT
Universities: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
U cannot defer courses which require additional entry requirements eg porfolio, audition, questionnaires etc
For more information, visit deferment.qut.com

QUT Summer School (dancers, singers, actors)
Career Choice: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - 3-11-06
The Music Theatre Summer School will be held 15-27 January 2007 an for 15-22 year olds. Applications close 3 Nov with auditions on 12 November. Some top artists will be teaching there eg Geoffrey Ashenden, Bille Brown, Chloe Dallimore etc. For application forms ring 07 3138 8006 or visit website
For more information, visit gardenstheatre.qut.com

Scholarships & new courses at QUT
Scholarships: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - 30-11-06
Closing date for Vice Chancellors scholarships worth $5000 x 4 years is 30 Nov. For this and other scholarships in science, busines, bult env & engineering, visit the site, ring 07 31383181 or see me.New courses include combined degrees with Bachelor of Human Services.
For more information, visit scholarships.qut.com

Brilliant careers in science - QUT
Universities: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Queensland University of Technology has a booklet outlining the jobs that science courses can lead to and interviews iwth uni graduates who are doing them. Worth looking at if you want to do something in science but not sure what or what kind of jobs it can lead to.

Part/full time jobs with Army Reserves
Job vacancies: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Apprenticeships, traineeships and other job opportunities (eg clerks, medics, truck drivers, cooks, combat, stores) are offered in Tamworth by Hunter River Lancers. Ring 67662367 for details or go to the Beersheba Barracks in Marius Street on any Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.

RSA & RCG reminder
School Matters: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to do one or both courses, please bring your money ($60 per course) into the office as soon as possible or get a brother or sister to bring it in. So far several Year 11s have paid and I don't want you to miss out if you wanted to do the course.

Rights and entitlements of employees
Job vacancies: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
The NSW State Office of Workplace Services has sent a letter with contacts for employees to check that they are getting the right pay, hours of work, leave etc. Ring 1300724200 or go the website.
For more information, visit www.ows.gov.au

Year 11s - medicine, dentistry, pharmacy etc
Universities: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to follow a health career at a university which requires the UMAT test, Icarus College is one of several companies that offer to assist you. See me if you are interested in this and get a brochure.
For more information, visit www.medical-entrance.com.au

ANU Regional Arts & Social Science scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - 18-12-06
Applications close 18th Dec if you attended school in a regional area (you do) and want to study an Arts degree at ANU. Ring 61252898, email: arts@anu.edu.au or go the website.
For more information, visit arts.anu.edu.au

Trainee Enrolled Nursing course 30th Oct deadline
TAFE: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - 30-10-06
If you want to start in the 27th Feb 2007 intake, the closing date is 30th October 2006. Another course will be in April with 25th January closing date. You will work and attend TAFE. Call 93919531 or go to the website for the application form. This is one way to get into nursing if you do not get accepted into university. There are also targetted positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
For more information, visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing

Jobs in the Leader on Sat and Tuesday
Job vacancies: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Current job vacancies include several retail (eg fashion) & hospitality (pubs and cafes) positions, optometric assistant, trainee finance broker, trainee administration clerk, heavy vehicle mechanical and body repair apprenticeships in Sydney, casual clerical position etc.

Attn Modern History students
School Matters: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is a reminder that there will be a WWI revision session in A1 on Saturday 28th Oct from 9am- 11am on WWI covering all the dot points of the syllabus. Also, with the first Albert Speer question if you think any historiography is revelent to the topic, put it in. It definitely belongs in the second Speer question.

Clickview Interviews
School Matters: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have an important interview coming up, please come into the library and watch a few of the Clickview programs on interview do's and don'ts and essential tips. So far three Year 12 students who have had important interviews for jobs and university and watched the videos in the library, have been successful. Each has commented on how useful they were. So keep this in mind and call into the library when you can to watch them or other Clickview videos for revision.

TAFE deadline days away - 27th Oct.
TAFE: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - 27-10-06
A reminder that if you want to apply to do the courses which require early application I have several copies of the TAFE application forms . Applications are due on Friday 27th at the TAFE you want to go to so allow time for postage which means you need to fill the forms in now!

For more information, visit www.tafensw.edu.au

Diploma in Law at Sydney Uni
Universities: Posted 24-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
This course iseqivalent to a law school degree but cheaper (eg <$10,000). You need a UAI of over 66, can study partime or externally etc. Approx 30% of students gain entry through the USC. More information is in a booklet and a brochure or the website.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/lec

RSA and RCG courses in November
School Matters: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course will be held on Tuesday 21st November and RCG course (Responsible Conduct Gambling) will be on Wednesday 22nd November. Courses will be held in A Block beginning at 3.15 until 8-9 o'clock. Please bring a pen, water and food. There will be no chance to go and get food during the course but a short meal break will be provided. Each course will cost $60 or $120 for both courses. The first 25 students to bring their money to Mrs. Forrest in the office will be able to do the course. You can be 17 and do the course but not use them until you are 18.

Current jobs in the Northern Daily Leader
Job vacancies: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Jobs for : farm hand, personal assistant in the financial planning industry, trainee operator with Parks & Landscaping, apprentice chef, part time work at Sanity Nov-Jan, Pharmacy assistant, carpet cleaning technician trainee, beauty therapist apprenticeship, poultry labourers, construction labourers, green corps 6 month environmental work, various positions at The Good Companions in hospitality, apprentice bakers.

Free HSC Careers Advisory Service
Career Choice: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Each student in Year 12 can collect a brochure with details of how you can access advice from the Dept of Education and Training after your HSC and UAI have been received. Brochures will be available after your HSC English exam.
For more information, visit www.cas.det.nsw.edu.au

College acccommodation for 2007
Accommodation: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Campus Living Villages will be on or near the campuses of these universities: Sydney Uni, Macquarie Uni, RMIT Melb, Griffith and QUT in Brisbane. Please contact them to find out details or make arrangements to visit them. Ring Colleen on 0428 236 945 or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.clv.com.au

Live in Tamworth in 2007 and study at UNE
Universities: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - 31-10-06
If you want to apply to study off-campus either full time or part time (ie live in Tamworth for financial or other reasons) you need to complete the Undergraduate Admission Application Form which has to be received directly by UNE by October 31st. I have copies of the application form.

Rural pharmacy scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
30 scholarships worth $10,000 are available. Ring Michelle at the Pharmacy Guild on 02 6270 1888 or go to the website for details.
For more information, visit www.ruralpharmacy.com.au

APM workshops in marketing, PR & event mgt
Private Colleges: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Held in Sydney in November to help you undestand what is involved in working in these areas. You need to register so ring APM on 99547377or visit their website to get details of the Demystifying Workshops. Open day will be Sat 13 January.

For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au

TAFE deadline Oct 27 for popular courses
TAFE: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - 27-10-06
I have several copies of the TAFE application forms if you want to apply to do the courses which require early applications either as your first choice or as a back up if you don't get into university. Applications are due on Friday 27th at the TAFE you want to go to eg Ultimo, Newcastle, Tamworth etc.
For more information, visit www.tafensw.edu.au

Good luck Year 12 in the HSC
Career Choice: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Wishing all Year 12s the best of luck in your exams. Remember to keep your options open after the HSC by applying for jobs and a range of courses at various places. Remember after your exams to return all library books, QTAC and othre careers books and to bring in any textbooks you want to sell - labelled with your name, phone number and the price you want.

Raleigh International as a GAP year option
Career Choice: Posted 17-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Raleigh International is a youth development charity offering leadership development to 17-24 year old volunteers via worthwhile team-based project work overseas in an expedition environment. Raleigh International runs 8-10 programmes a year in Namibia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Malaysia with approximately 100 participants on each 10-week programme. Every participant enjoys a three week 'phase' on a community, environmental and adventure project, joining a new team of 12-15 young people from diverse backgrounds. Project work, in partnership with NGOs and Government departments, typically involves community infrastructure development such as school and medical facility construction, working in National Parks on infrastructure development and scientific research and a challenging adventurous trek. Participants gain valuable cultural, development and conservation awareness working side by side community members, NGO and National Park staff. Skills development focuses on leadership, team work, decision-making and problem solving and is actively facilitated by a team of 40 volunteer staff aged over 25 from a variety of professional backgrounds. Raleigh International provides all planning, safety management and expedition support with participants benefiting from Raleigh International's 22 years of expedition expertise. To date over 30,000 young people have joined the programmes including Prince William in 2000. Participants not only overcome the challenge of unfamiliar project work but also the challenge of being without the relative luxuries of home. Each participant meets a fundraising target covering costs and allowing Raleigh International to work with 'at risk' young people and those from the host country. For further information contact Andy Wahid, Country Director Raleigh International Australia/New Zealand at 0434 825669
For more information, visit www.raleighinternational.org/ausnz.

Job vacancies in Saturday's ND Leader for Yr 12s
Job vacancies: Posted 2-10-06 Deadline - No Deadline
Advertised positions which may interest some Year 12s include: carpentry apprenticeship, dental assistant, fitness trainee, childcare trainee, helicopter rescue crewperson, receptionist, apprentice bodybuilders (trucks), farm labourers, construction workers, food processing workers, apprentice hairdresser (Gunnedah).

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