The school year has started and many of us are already overwhelmed with the amount of work that is expected of us, students and teachers alike. I have noticed a tremendous amount of proactive students making contact with me to discuss subject choices and pathway options for the years ahead – this has been fantastic! I really like to see so many people taking their future serious and planning ahead – this is the best thing you can do for yourself.
I would say that it is never too early to start thinking about what you would like to see yourself doing in the future. Whether this is what subjects you want to do next year or what job you want to get. Researching your options early means you have time to talk about the different options with your teachers, friends, and family. If you’re not sure where to start, you can always make an appointment with Mr. McMillan.
Year 12 Students
It is really important that you start talking to important people in your life that know you. Talk with them now! If you have no idea what you want to do – don’t get stressed! Start having conversations with your parents, a trusted family member, people in your local parish, even your friends. They might be able to give you an insight into things you might be interested in. I’d highly recommend coming and seeing myself too! We can discuss the myriad of options available to you after Year 12.
In recent conversations, we have talked about whether people want to move into University or head to TAFE. Once we discussed the differences, people can pretty easily say which direction they would like to go. Start researching the different universities and TAFEs. Keep an eye on this website for all of the Open Days that are available to all students (they’re awesome, and they always have free goodies!).
Year 10 Students
You might be thinking about what you are going to do for your senior year. This is where you get to decide whether you want to complete VCE or VCAL. Both pathways offer fantastic opportunities and lead to many different outcomes. VCE is a good choice if you want the opportunity to apply directly to university, whilst VCAL is amazing for getting important industry experience whilst studying towards a tertiary degree whilst at school! Again, if you are unsure, book an appointment with Mr McMillan or you can speak with Mrs Gonzalez or Ms Coyne.