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Advice Sheets at the BBQ: low ATAR options
Universities: Posted 18-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you, or someone you know, received a lower than hoped for ATAR but still want to go to university, there are many many pathways and options depending on what you want to do and where you want to go. I have put them together and will have the sheets available for you to take and give a friend who cannot be there.

Can't make the BBQ but need advice or info?
General: Posted 18-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I will make sure the Advice Sheets will be available in the Front Office until 3pm on Friday. If you want to call in later during the day, get a copy or come and see me please. Also Mrs Molony will have a copy if you need it after Friday.

Advice after Friday....
Universities: Posted 17-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I will not be available to reply to emails or phone messages from Friday 20th December as I will be overseas. Please contact me before then (see other Alert messages) or else ring the university or UAC directly or the hotlines set up for Year 12s.

Uni questions?????????????????
Universities: Posted 17-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Once you get your ATAR, if you have questions about what to do next or how to get into the course or career you want to do, please see me at the BBQ on Friday or call up to the school or email me on Thursday or Friday. I will have a list of options and pathways for students who receive lower than hoped for ATARs.

HSC results available and now for the ATAR
HSC: Posted 17-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC results were available this morning. The first lot of waiting is now over. Are you pleased? Surprised? Disappointed? Now the wait for the ATAR begins with them being available from 9am Thursday morning. Remember that these are based not on the HSC marks you received today but the SCALED HSC marks. An ATAR is only relevant if you are applying to university. Also you may be eligible for regional or EAS or subject bonus points to boost your selection rank into courses in the Main Round of offers in January.

HSC results, reactions and where to from here?
HSC: Posted 15-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Now the wait it almost over, consider your reactions and what you do next. Some will be happy and pleased with their ATAR. Others will be very very disappointed. The best advice I can give you is to work out what you really want to do and find the way to get there. There are many options and pathways that I have information on and about but I can only help if you or a parent contacts me on Thursday or Friday or sees me at the BBQ to make a time to talk. Please remember this and let others know, especially anyone you know who is very upset with their results. There is always a solution to a problem or a Plan B.

Accommodation available in Brisbane
Accommodation: Posted 10-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Share house in Castledine (north Brisbane). CLose to trains and buses. $175 a week. Contact the library 676108030 for details.

Sale of Year 11 textbooks Friday 12th Dec
School Matters: Posted 10-12-14 Deadline - 12-12-14
If you have any Preliminary year text books and study guides to sell, there will be a sale in I2 at the start of lunchtime on Friday 12th Dec to the incoming Year 11 students. Mrs Woolly asks that you sticky tape an envelope on the book with your name, mobile number and price you want. If you cannot be there at lunchtime you may drop it into the library (not front office) with the envelope and details stuck to the book. Please spread the word to as many of your classmates as you can. A quick way to get some spending money for Christmas.

Year 12 breakfast BBQ - from 7am Fri 19th Dec
General: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The BBQ cooked by Mr Williams and other teachers will be available from 7am. Come and gather together. We look forward to catching up with you.

ATAR - Thursday 18th Dec - got your PIN?
HSC: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Your ATAR is released by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) at 9am AEDT Thursday 18 December. If you haven’t already done so, activate your account in Students Online or log in with your BOSTES eight-digit Student Number and your six-digit PIN. If you forget your PIN, use your Student Number to recover it.

For more information, visit studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au/

HSC results - 6am Wed 17th - SMS or online
HSC: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Have you chosen to get your HSC results via mobile? You can register before 5pm AEDT Tuesday 16 December in My Details to have your results automatically sent to you.You can access them: online via www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au or www.hsc-results.nsw.edu.au. Due to heavy site traffic you may not be able to log in first time. Wait five minutes and try again

For more information, visit www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au

Awards Ceremony Monday 15th Dec
School Matters: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are attending to receive an award, you are asked to wear full summer school uniform - with clean shoes!!!

JMC Academy Open Day
Open Days: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This is your opportunity to get to know JMC Academy on the 17th January 2015. On the day you will take a campus tour, a focused overview on your course of interest, speak first-hand with current students, scholarship winners and the Heads of JMC Academy's departments. Register Online today
For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au

SCU -Pathways to get there
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who need advice about their university options can contact Southern Cross University’s Future Student Team on 1800 626 481 or email futurestudent@scu.edu.au They can provide information on university preparation programs, associate degree pathways and change of preference options.

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

Surveying as a career - outdoors and environment
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Surveying: website launch of NSW resources. A new Taskforce has recently been formed to promote Land Surveying as a career of choice in NSW. Students can now access up-to-date content on roles, pathways and study opportunities online.
For more information, visit www.alifewithoutlimits.com.au

Don't want to go to uni or TAFE? 8 private college
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Think Education have 8 colleges focussing on specific career areas eg design, hospitality, business, natural health etc. They offer diploma and degree courses that are more industry based and hands on than some university & TAFE courses. Not ATAR-based.
For more information, visit www.think.edu.au/colleges

National Institute of Fitness Career Profiles
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Ideal for anyone interested in a career in the fitness industry, this webpage contains a number of profiles on how to become a fitness professional and what attributes fitness and health organisations are looking for in potential employees.

For more information, visit fitness.edu.au/the-institute/work-with-us/

Nature Care College Health Careers Day
Open Days: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Sat 17th January, 11.30pm – 4.30pm. The health careers day will include a college presentation, informative talks with a course advisor and an opportunity to tour the campus. Contact: 02 8423 8333 or info@naturecare.com.au

For more information, visit www.naturecare.com.au/events/eventdetail.asp?id=4

My Future: New Scholarships Listed
Scholarships: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
A range of new scholarships have just been added to Myfuture for undergraduate and postgraduate study at university. You can search by keyword, or use the filter to narrow your options by region, field of study, scholarship level, support type, or target group.

For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au/tools-and-resources/study-or-training-options/scholarshipsearch

Youtube: About UNSW
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UNSW’s Youtube channel, hosts a range of videos providing information on disciplines, courses, scholarships, student experiences and advice from current and graduated students. To access the videos, visit:


For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthjY71kw6kubDED3pNn9Yg

UNSW On-campus Accommodation: Online Videos and We
Accommodation: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Hear from alumni and students firsthand how living on campus is a home away from home.
Applications for 2015 are now open.

For more information, visit rc.unsw.edu.au/

UNSW Information Day
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Tue 6th January, 9.00am – 4.00pm, Kensington Campus
Speak with staff and students about undergraduate programs and life on campus at UNSW Contact: +61 2 9385 1844 or enquiry.unsw.edu.au

For more information, visit www.difference.unsw.edu.au

University of Newcastle Advisory Day
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Tue 6th January, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, Great Hall University Drive, Callaghan. Speak to the University of Newcastle Advisory Team about change of preferences and study in 2015.. Contact: +61 2 4921 5000


For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/events/future-students/advisory-day

Macquarie University Future Students Facebook Page
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The Future Students team at Macquarie University has a Facebook Page for any questions that students may have about Macquarie University. Students can post a question on the page at any time and get an answer back quickly. The page also has information about upcoming events and photos from behind the scenes at Macquarie University.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/macquariefuturestudents

University of Sydney New Course 2015: Bachelor of
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This new degree provides an architectural education that contextualises architecture within the framework of the wider built environment – and opens the door to a wide range of professions in the built environment such as town planning, project management, or specialist areas in the building sciences.

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/architecture/programs_of_study/undergraduate/architecture_and_environments/

Macquarie University Info Day Website and Event Pl
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie University’s Info Day on Tuesday 6th January provides an opportunity to visit Macquarie University to gain a better understanding of all that Macquarie has to offer. Students wishing to attend the Info Day can now access the online planner to view the schedule of events. This is one of many being held before the change of preference deadline of Jan 7th for Main Round offers.

For more information, visit infoday.mq.edu.au/

Civil Construction Trainee
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
RMS says: We are currently accepting applications for our 2015 Traineeship Program. Our Traineeship Program is a two year program that combines paid work and structured training, allowing you to learn and receive a nationally accredited qualification.
For more information, visit www.seek.com.au/job/27768108?pos=1&type=standard

Apprenticeships and jobs
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Fulltime jobs in Tuesday's Leader:-Rapid Plas is looking for employees-Metal Fabrication apprenticeship with SuperiorPak

Fixed university course costs in 2015
Universities: Posted 4-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is what your courses will cost in each area of study in 2015 if you go straight to university.
For more information, visit studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/csps/pages/student-contribution-amounts

Uncertainty over budget and uni cost
UAC: Posted 4-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Unfortunately for students and parents of current Year 12s, the uncertainty over costs of university courses from 2016 continues and has not been resolved by parliament. IF you are thinking of deferring, please go to the website below for comments by the government. There are questions like:•I want to start university in 2015. Will the Government’s changes to higher education affect how much I have to pay?•I want to start university in 2016. What sort of fees will I need to pay?•Will there be different costs for higher education courses at different universities? Link: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25683573/new-university-bill-adds-to-budget-woe/

For more information, visit education.gov.au/students-faqs#faq10

Want to go to UTS but won't have the ATAR?
Universities: Posted 4-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UTS:INSEARCH diplomas are recommended for students who do not meet the Academic and English entry requirements needed to go straight into a UTS undergraduate degree. All UTS:INSEARCH diplomas are designed in collaboration with UTS, this means that the educational outcomes for students undertaking a UTS:INSEARCH diploma are, in most cases, equivalent to those of first year students studying a UTS undergraduate degree

For more information, visit www.insearch.edu.au/courses/diploma-programs

Bachelor of Primary Health Care at UTS
Universities: Posted 4-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
A first of its kind, the Bachelor of Primary Health Care will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. You will graduate with a broad range of cognitive, technical and interpersonal skills required in the provision of evidence-based, culturally safe and appropriate primary health care services

For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au/future-students/health/study-areas-and-strengths/primary-health-care/bachelor-

Events at UTS for 2015 students - ATAR Q&A
Universities: Posted 4-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
ATAR Live Q&A on Facebook - 18 December 2014. See the link. Also go to UTS Info Day 2015 - 6 January 2015 if you have questions about getting in and courses.
For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate/essential-information/events-and-info-sessions/u

Jobs in today's and last week's Leader
Job vacancies: Posted 2-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
These include: optical dispenser, online sales assistant, junior storeperson, landscaping apprenticeship

Breakfast BBQ - Friday 19th Dec
General: Posted 2-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder that on the last official day of the school year, we will be hosting our annual breakfast BBQ which will be the final chance to gather as a year - until your 10 year reunion!! Bacon, eggs and sausages will be provided for you - let the staff cook and wait on you. We will start from 7am so if you are working you can pop in and say hello before heading to work. Mrs Molony, the rest of the staff and I look forward to catching up with you then.

Early entry offers - preferences with UAC deadline
UAC: Posted 2-12-14 Deadline - 2-12-15
If you wish to take up any of the offers you have received (except for a UNE direct application), you MUST make this course your first preference by midnight TONIGHT Tue 2 Dec 2014. Spread the word please. Please do this. You may choose to defer or accept or reject offers later if you get another offer in the Main Round. Some students will miss out on Main Round offers and this will be their best chance of getting into university.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Do you want an Early Offer into UWS before Christm
Universities: Posted 2-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The UWS Early Offer program is designed to give as many 2014 HSC students as possible the opportunity to study at the University of Western Sydney. It's a great way to get your place at uni sorted with plenty of time to spare. All you need to do is follow the steps below.•5 December 2014 - Ensure you have a UAC preference for UWS •18 December 2014 - ATARs released. Choose your UWS course from our email and make it your 1st preference•19 December 2014 - Receive your Early Offer from UWS or UWSCollege and enrol online•22 December 2014 - Pick up your student ID card and iPad from Parramatta campus.
More questions? Visit the site or call 1300 897 669 to speak with Team U.
For more information, visit uws.edu.au/earlyoffer

RSA and RCG certificates have arrived!!
General: Posted 1-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Please collect these from the Careers Room and spread the word to the others who did the courses. If you trust a brother or sister not to get it damaged, you can ask them to collect it.

LeavingSchool.com.au
General: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
LeavingSchool.com.au is an online magazine that aims to provide secondary school leavers with advice, information and resources that will help them with the transition from secondary school. The first edition of the magazine includes information on finances, resumes and advice for parents about how to support their students through end-of-year exams.

For more information, visit www.leavingschool.com.au/

JMC Academy New Bachelor of Music (Song Writing) 2
Career Choice: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
JMC Academy has introduced a two-year Bachelor of Music (Song writing) for commencement in February 2015. This course will explore fundamental song writing techniques and uncover the essential tools for writing music that will appeal specifically to music supervisors, music publishers, record labels, and producers, across any number of different genres. An 8-month Diploma of Music (Song writing) is also available.
Applications should be made directly to JMC Academy and selection into the course requires an interview and audition.


For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/News/2014-10-17/JMC-Academy-launches-Songwriting-course.cfm

AFL Sports Ready Traineeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
AFL SportsReady is an independent, not-for-profit company dedicated to helping young Australians develop careers through traineeships and educational opportunities. To view the traineeships available in NSW, visit:


For more information, visit www.aflsportsready.com.au/jobs-board/nsw

University Bridging Courses
Universities: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Many universities offer bridging courses in a range of areas. These courses are designed to provide students with the necessary information to study certain courses and replace pre-requisites for certain courses. For example, bridging courses can be offered in science so that students can undertake a science degree without having studied science at high school. These courses are generally run in the lead up to first semester admissions. For more information, check your desired course & university to see if bridging courses are available.


University of Canberra Career Finder App
Career Choice: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The UC Career Finder App for iPhone and Android helps students find a career aligned with their interests and shows them how to get there. The application includes quizzes to find out about careers and courses at University of Canberra, a social network based around University of Canberra, and the ability to book a tour of the campus at any time.

For more information, visit www.canberra.edu.au/careerfinderapp

The Horizon Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Fri 30th January 2015. Designed to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, the Horizon Scholarship is for young people who are passionate about agriculture, have an interest in the future of the industry, and are entering their first year of university studying an agriculture-related degree. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and high school academic record. The scholarship offers a $5,000 per year bursary, mentoring partnerships, professional development workshops, annual industry work placements, and opportunities to network and gain further knowledge at industry events.

For more information, visit www.rirdc.gov.au/research-programs/rural-people-issues/horizon-scholarship

Studying Law at ACU
Universities: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
A YouTube video about what it’s like to study law at ACU. The video includes interviews with students.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1O0A_XXFXk

The University of Melbourne Online Course Informat
Universities: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Thu 18th December, 11.00am – 9.00pm. University of Melbourne staff will be available to provide personalised advice about the undergraduate courses and pathways to graduate study that are available to students.

For more information, visit futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/interstate/online/online

Macquarie University: Pre-Law Pathway
Universities: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications open Thu 22nd January 2015 and close Sun 8th February. New students who achieve an ATAR of at least 93 and have been admitted to a non-law degree at Macquarie University to begin in 2015, can apply for admission to the pre-law pathway prior to their first semester of studies. The program will allow students to undertake introductory law classes, and upon satisfactory completion of these units, allow students to transfer into either the Bachelor of Laws or a Double Degree with Bachelor of Laws.

For more information, visit www.law.mq.edu.au/future_students/undergraduate_law_programs/new_pathways_into_law/

Charles Sturt University Science Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close Sun 8th March. Charles Sturt University has scholarships available to applicants starting study at CSU in 2015 with an ATAR of 80 or above. Scholarships target a range of courses, including the Bachelor of Medical Science, Computer Science, and more. The scholarships award successful applicants with $4,000 per year for up to four years.

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/courses/fees-and-costs/help-with-costs/scholarships/equity/csusci

Charles Sturt University: Online Chat Sessions
Universities: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Mon 8th December, Mon 22nd December, Fri 23rd January, 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Chat to student advisors and students about accommodation, scholarships and course offers.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/csufuture/events

Charles Sturt University: Q and A with two CSU Par
Career Choice: Posted 28-11-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Two third year paramedic students speak about their journey studying at CSU and their upcoming adventure working for the London Ambulance Service in 2015.


For more information, visit https://www.rebelmouse.com/CSU_StudentNews/q-a-with-two-csu-paramedics-744517198.html

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