St Saviour's College Newsletter Term 2 Week 10
“In order to educate it is necessary to step out of ourselves and be among young people, to accompany them in the stages of their growth and to set ourselves beside them.” Pope Francis
The past semester has seen many opportunities for our students to grow academically, spiritually and culturally. St Saviour’s College continues to provide our #MercyGirls with multi-faceted learning opportunities that both extends them and enriches them as young people.
In the past week alone, we have had students engaged in a range of different experiences, including:
- RACQ Docudrama (hosted by SSC, and attended by St Mary’s College and St Ursula’s College);
- Macbeth ‘Shake & Stir’ performance (hosted by SSC, and attended by St Mary’s College);
- Our ‘Deadly Sisters’ performing for St Saviour's Primary School;
- The Interact ‘Great Debate’ against the East Toowoomba Rotary Club (SSC took out the win!);
- Tuesday night Volleyball (SSC won the overall C2 Division!);
- Our Homeclass Random Acts of Kindness bingo;
- The ‘Peaceful Kids Program’, facilitated by Mrs Fiona Goodall, working with SSC as a pilot school;
- Health presentations from Liz Ham, National Health Promotion Manager of the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation for all year levels;
- Year 7 RE excursions to St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Luke’s Anglican Church;
- A presentation to Caritas Australia Director, Mr Andrew Knife, a Project Compassion $1500 donation; and
- Rosies Outreach at Wilsonton Heights Park, coupled with more than 100 items being donated by the SSC community.
All of these experiences lend themselves to the richness of an holistic education for our young women.
All of these experiences are made possible because we have staff who step out of themselves and be among young people, to accompany them in the stages of their growth.
I am so proud of all our staff and the opportunities they provide for our young women, both inside and outside the classroom.
I am so proud of all our girls who embrace these opportunities to learn, and to grow and to extend themselves, both inside and outside the classroom.
I am so happy that, after what has been an incredibly busy Semester, we can all take a break!
Special thanks to our dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our #MercyGirls experience life in all its fullness here at St Saviour’s, preparing them to become empowered young women for the future.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), I will be travelling via Wellcamp to Cairns and on to Aurukun in Cape York, accompanying our boarders home. I can’t wait to share of my experiences, and I very much look forward to meeting Delphina’s, Nikaela’s and Rayziah’s families.
I will also be travelling with Ms Tanya Brown (who will be going onto Cooktown) and Ms Jesse Bolton (who will be travelling onto Horn Island).
There is so much work that goes into the planning of this travel and I thank our boarding staff for their dedication and commitment to this. I acknowledge with gratitude Ms Jesse Bolton, our former Boarding Manager, who has been supporting the upskilling and transition of Ms Tanya Brown, who has agreed to take on the role of Acting Boarding Manager for the remains of the year.
McAuley Residential House is such a critical part of who we are as a College, and I wish all our boarders treasured times with their families and loved ones over the break, and wish our boarding staff two weeks of rest and replenishment.
Thank you for all your efforts in what has been an extremely busy semester.
This week, families from Years 7 to 10 will receive their daughter’s report cards. Please take the time to read through these with your daughter and reflect on both her challenges and successes. I congratulate the girls for their efforts and trust that they will use this time of rest to prepare themselves for even greater things in Semester Two!
I acknowledge the service and commitment of Ms Yvonne White who finished up at the College last week. We wish Yvonne all the very best for the future and thank her sincerely for her 16 years of dedicated service to the College in her role as Finance Officer.
May God bless each of you and your families and may you enjoy a safe and happy holiday, savouring time and memories with those you love.
Blessings for the weeks ahead.
St Saviour's College would like to warmly invite you and your family to our Grandparents Day Mass to be held on Thursday 22 July.
Register for your free ticket at https://www.trybooking.com/BSIFN
by Thursday 15 July
The Mass will be held at The Callaghan Centre, beginning at 8.45am. This will be followed by our Spirit of Catholic Education Week Awards and morning tea.
Date Claimers for Term 3
- Pathway Information Evening (Yr 9-11 Families) - Monday 2 August
- Winter Showcase - Thursday 5 August
Deputy Principal - Curriculum
Students in Years 7-10 will have their reports published to the Parent Portal tomorrow, Friday 25 June. These reports are a formal record of your daughter’s academic achievements and learning behaviours across semester one. The report gives a progress mark on several areas of College life including overall academic achievement, application, participation, completion of homework, readiness to learn and behaviour.
Reports in the Parent Portal
As we move into a more ‘paperless’ society, we will again make use of our Parent Portal to upload our reports. In Term One, you would have received an email detailing your Family Code, and instructions on how to log into the Portal. The reports may be accessed under “School Resources” option.
Contacting a Teacher
Whilst there are no formal parent teacher interviews scheduled until Term Four, we invite you to contact your daughter’s teachers if you have any clarifying questions or would like more information on her progress.
Requesting a Hard Copy of your Daughter’s Report
If you would like to collect a ‘hard copy’ report, please contact the College by telephoning 4637 1600 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have one printed and in the office for collection on Friday 16 July.
If you have any questions about the report provided, please do not hesitate to contact us at the College.
Timetable Changes in Semester Two
The beginning of semester two will see many girls change subjects. Students in Years 7 and 8 will change elective subjects and students in Years 9 and 10 may opt to continue with their current elective options or change to try a different subject that links to their interests or future pathways. These timetable changes may cause some other small changes to your daughter's teachers for some subjects.
Year 11 and 12 Unit 2 and 4
Students in Years 11 and 12 are now close to the midway point of Units 2 and 4. Whilst the holidays is always a good time to re-energize and regenerate, there will also be a need, particularly for Year 12 students who are preparing for External Examinations in Term Four, to do some revision, study and planning for the coming term. Some time may be dedicated these holidays to planning their study schedule for the coming busy term to ensure they are best placed for success in their upcoming mock exams and in preparation for the final exams which start in October.
Year 10, 11 and 12 attended Macbeth Performance
Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 were treated to an outstanding performance of a modernised interpretation of Macbeth presented by theatre company, ‘Shake and Stir’. The girls were joined by their St Mary’s College counterparts in the Callaghan Centre to view the performance on Tuesday. It was a challenging, sophisticated performance of the classic play – which will be subject of the Year 12 external exam this year.
Assistant Principal - Mission and Student Wellbeing
A Prayer for Walking Forward Together Through Winter
In the midst of Winter, when the days are cold and wind can pierce, remind us of the warmth of your love.
In the midst of Winter, when days are short, dawn comes late, and dusk arrives early, remind us that in the darkness your light still shines.
In the midst of Winter, when the flowers of spring still lie hidden in the earth, when leaves are off the trees, and the world can seem bleak, remind us that Spring is but a short time away.
And when in our lives we feel as if we are experiencing a season of Winter, reach out to us with the power of your presence so that we may feel the warmth of your love and see your light that alone can take away the darkness of our soul.
Lord of all the Seasons, we take this moment to pray for those in our world who are cold and have nowhere to sleep; those in our community experiencing a Winter of the heart and; those who live in the dark, that they may all know the warmth and light of our love.
Father, we ask in our prayers this morning that You shelter us, sustain our spirit and help us to keep our candle of community burning brightly as we weather this winter. Together, as one voice, walking forward together on one path, we are stronger.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Term 2 Outreach - Rosies our friends on the Street
Mrs Candice Brazier from our College teaching staff accompanied Natalya and Nguweneza at this month’s Rosies Street Retreat. Mrs Brazier said the girls represented St Saviour’s College beautifully and were a big help to the Rosies' volunteers last Sunday.
Both girls were humbled by the experience. Nguweneza made the comment that she had learnt so much (how to make all the different drinks and foods). Natalya is a seasoned Rosies volunteer, and said she appreciates the wonderful volunteers working together to form a very effective team.
Youth Ministry Movie and Milos
We had 45 girls attend our fundraising event in the Media room. This coincided with celebrating the fact that the students packed more than 100 donated items into Ms Brazier’s car for Sunday’s Street Retreat! What an achievement, girls! Thanks.
Sowing Seeds of Hope
Year 7 and Year 9 students were out and about in our community this week in their RE lessons. The Year 7s took part in a walking tour of St Patrick's Cathedral, taking in the visual symbols, focal points and other areas in the Cathedral of which the students may not have been aware. This tour connects with their recent learning on ways people pray and the sacraments.
This term, our annual enrichment opportunity for Wellbeing was once again the Student Wellbeing Expo. The girls that nominated to take part, came up with the initiative of forming a group of student/peer help-givers, advocates and mentors for mental health and wellbeing issues. Here is a write up from the student team:
The S.W.A.T team - Student Wellbeing Action Team
- Our mission is to “swat” away mental health stigma and promote help-seeking.
- The SWAT team meets every Monday at first break, and we are using Microsoft Teams to manage information sharing and record keeping.
- We have already presented on school Assembly promoting the SWAT team and our mission.
- We have organised for all year 7s, 8s and 9s to be trained in the Teen Mental Health First Aid course. This will be rolled out in Term 3. This will ensure that student help-givers are trained to provide peer support.
- All staff at the College will also be trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid by the end of this year.
- The SWAT team will be leading several wellbeing initiatives starting in Term 3 e.g. Denim for Dolly day.
- At today’s meeting we received confirmation from the College Leadership team for approval of a Wellbeing Wall. The wall will be featured in Mercy Court for all students to access and will be a chalkboard that can be for positive affirmation writing and for promoting wellbeing initiatives.
SRC Homeclass RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS Challenge!
Our SRC Bingo initiative to promote collegiality and engagement in Homeclass, and provide some healthy competition, has proven to be a hit amongst the staff and student body. After playing two 'Wildcard' cards on Monday, Goretti and Xavier tied for first place:
* Goretti - 11 points
* Xavier - 11 points
* McAuley - 6 points
* Coolock - 1 point
Student Leadership - Ozanam Vinnies Leadership Camp
The St Vincent de Paul Leadership Camp was attended by Kiara McMahon and Abbey Crothers. The girls spoke about their rewarding experience on assembly last week. Here is an excerpt of the speech they gave on our last weekly assembly:
On the 14th of May, Abbey and I attended the Ozanam Vinnies Leadership camp at Emu Gully where we did various activities to improve our leadership skills. It was a great experience where we were able to make friends, learn new skills, gain trust in our team and also expand out of our comfort zone. At the beginning of the camp, we formed groups and came up with a list of goals we wanted to achieve which allowed us to leave our comfort zone and create leadership skills for our future. I think one important lesson all of us learnt was being a leader isn’t always just being at the front but also leading from the middle and back.
One of the activities that demonstrated this was the second activity where we went through a tunnel. Leadership was shown throughout the whole activity by the people opening the lid to inside the tunnel for the rest of the team, the people inside the tunnel guiding the person behind them and people helping others get out. All this shows leadership in the front, middle and back. The camp also allowed us to share and hear other stories and our pathways to leadership and the goals we strive to achieve. In the future, we have more leadership days, the Buddy program and the sleep out.
Caritas – Project Compassion
If we can stretch our minds back to our Mission Focus for Term One – as a community we banded together, inspired by the energy and passion of the Youth Ministry Team to raise much needed funds for Caritas Catholic Missions.
Each assembly, you might recall during the Lenten season, we learned about the plight of people who were living the world’s largest Refugee Camp in Cox Bazar, in Bangladesh. This fortnight, we were able to make a real difference in the lives of all those many stories we heard.
We were honoured to invite Mr Andrew Knife, the Director of Caritas Australia – back to our College assembly. College Principal, Ms Sharon Collins and representatives of the Youth Ministry handed over the giant cheque for an impressive ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, to go towards improving the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable and raising the awareness of how fragile our environment is as well. We thank Mr Andrew Knife taking time out of his very bust work schedule to visit with us once again, and we hope these funds will help your organisation into the future.
Useful Support Links for Students
The College maintains its commitment to doing all they can to support all students attending St Saviour’s to feel safe, loved and that they belong. The College promotes social and emotional learning (SEL), which is about developing the ability to care for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, and handle challenging situations. These skills are essential for developing resilience and the personal attributes that promote wellness, prevent illness and support recovery. The College also employs a best practice model of engaging with families and to provide a restorative approach to conflict within the community, and actively encourage:
- Active partnerships with other schools (St Mary’s College, St Saviour's Primary School. Our Mercy partner schools and other Toowoomba Diocesan and Catholic Colleges).
- Family Engagement by invitation to our regular College events, our fortnightly newsletter, social media platforms (check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!)
- Strong community ties with local support and social justice agencies such as Toowoomba Transition Support Services, St Vincent de Paul, St Patrick’s Parish.
- Intervention and Postvention strategies on campus for identification and referral for students who may need support, across all year levels.
- A supportive Wellbeing Team, trained and with experience in restorative practices and mental health and wellbeing, consisting of:
A fulltime Psychologist as our College Counsellor, Ms Renee Hunter.
Assistant Principal: Mission and Student Wellbeing, Mrs Heather Hagemann
Middle Leader Student Wellbeing, Mrs Juanita Doherty
Middle Leader Student Wellbeing Support, Ms Alice Cavanagh
Please contact one of us if you would like further information, assistance or support, regarding your child’s wellbeing. Below are some useful sites for external support, regarding wellbeing and mental health:
Beyond Blue is one of Australia’s best known mental health and wellbeing support organisation. They provide support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses. Along with a comprehensive website, the beyond Blue Support Service provide 24/7 phone support, Chat online 1pm-12am / 7days a week, email support and a range of community chat forums 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline is a free Australian telephone and online (webchat and email) counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25. 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au
1300 MH CALL: Mental health access line
1300 MH CALL (1300 642255) is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders. 1300 MH CALL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will link to the caller’s nearest Queensland Public Mental Health service.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.
Call 1800 650 890, 9am-1am AEST / 7 days a week. https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
Student Reminders of College Guidelines and Expectations
Bullying (inclusive of cyberbullying)
There is no place for bullying at St Saviour’s College. Bullying is a repeated pattern of behaviour, which includes name-calling, taunting, mocking, making offensive comments, kicking, hitting, pushing, theft, inappropriate text messaging, sending offensive or degrading images by phone or internet, producing offensive graffiti, gossiping, excluding people from groups, and spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours.
Cyberbullying is a repeated pattern of behaviour, defined as, ‘the aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself’. St Saviour’s College is committed to promoting responsible and positive use of social media sites.
Cyberbullying behaviour can include:
- abusive texts and emails
- hurtful messages, images or videos
- imitating others online
- excluding others online
- humiliating others online
- spreading nasty online gossip and chat
- creating fake accounts to trick someone or humiliate them
How common is it?
In the 12 months to June 2017:
- 1 in 5 Australian young people reported being socially excluded, threatened or abused online.
- 55% sought help from their parents, 28% from their friends; 38% blocked the offending social media account; 12% reported it to the website or platform.
- 1 in 5 Australian young people (15% of kids, 24% of teens) admitted behaving in a negative way to a peer online - such as calling them names, deliberately excluding them, or spreading lies or rumours. Of these, more than 90% had had a negative online experience themselves.
Here at the College, members of our community are modelled respectful behaviour, with our positive interactions with one another. There is no room for negativity at St Saviour’s.
- White long-sleeved blouse (red piping)/ white short sleeved blouse (red piping)
- College striped skirt
- College tie
- College blazer (optional)
- College formal hat
- Black opaque tights
- College V-necked pullover
- Black leather lace up shoes (no buckles, casual styles, raised heels, coloured stitching or eyelets are permitted)
Have a safe but relaxing holiday break and look after one another. We look forward to seeing you all next term, and we also welcome some new students who will be joining our community!
Assistant Principal - Mission and Student Wellbeing
Peaceful Kids Program
At St Saviour’s College we care as much about our students' academic success as we do their social and emotional wellbeing. This term our St Saviour’s community was blessed to have Fiona Goodall come to our school every Tuesday morning, from 8am to 9am, to facilitate the Peaceful Kids Program with a small group of our students.
Fiona Goodall is the Director of Making Connections Toowoomba. Fiona has over 20 years experience working with school aged children on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disorders, and their families.
‘Peaceful Kids’ is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program designed to:
- Lessen symptoms of anxiety and stress in children
- Teaches children to self-calm
- Empowers children to manage their own anxiety and stress symptoms
- Builds emotional resilience
- Develops emotional intelligence skills
- Teaches children life-long skills to manage stress and prevent stress build up
- Supports children so they know that they are not alone with suffering from anxiety
Our Girls Learnt About
- Basic theory on Mindfulness and how it affects the brain and lessens stress and anxiety
- The different ways to practice Mindfulness and integrate it into their lives
- Their feelings and how this relates to anxiety and stress levels
- Understanding stress and how it relates personally to them
- Understanding triggers for stress and how to calm down when feeling stressed
- Physical symptoms of stress and learning to identify when they need to take time out to calm themselves
- Worrying and how it affects their happiness
- Different types of thinking that increase anxiety or lessen anxiety
- Noticing their own self-talk and how this affects worrying and stress levels
- Creating a balanced lifestyle including lots of chill-out time and being in the flow
- A range of Mindfulness meditations
- Positive psychology exercises
- Techniques to lessen worrying
- A variety of coping strategies
- A variety of problem solving strategies
- Journalling and expressing their worries
- Facing challenges and fears step by step
- Preventative strategies to help prevent stress build up
- Being attuned to their own bodies and minds
- Being in the flow more regularly and enjoying more of the present moment
If you would like to learn about Mindfulness and Positive Psychology and its benefits, the following links may be useful to outline the science and evidence-based research that the program is based on:
If you would like to know more about Fiona Goodall and her services, please visit:
From the Design Studio
The Year 7 Design students have wrapped up the semester with their final assessment piece – Christmas in July. The brief had students designing and producing a craft, textile or food item and packaging. Some very creative items were produced including marshmallow snowmen, peppermint creams, decorations and reindeer cupcakes.
The Year 9/10 class have just finished the Bluebird Café task where students designed menus and produced food items to be sold in their café each Thursday. After a slow start, students couldn’t get enough of the tasty treats that were on offer each week and waited in anticipation for the ever changing menu to be released. The Bluebird Café was a great success and I am sure both staff and students will eagerly await its return in 2022.
Finally, we will be entering into the Cobb & Co Hanging Basket Display again this year. Students will design and produce the basket which will be displayed at the museum during the Carnival of Flowers. All students are welcome to participate in this activity and we will be meeting in MR12 at first break every Thursday. See Mrs Johnson or Mrs Holmes if you need more information.
Business, Design, Humanities
Remember if your book is overdue and you are getting overdue notices – log into Library online and renew your books yourself. When you log in your borrowed items should be able to be seen, as you hover over the item you should see the ability to renew the item.
Browse our new book images below – check them out online through our Library online catalogue or visit the library and see them on display. Display books can be borrowed too, so you don’t have to wait to read it, come in and borrow it!
New Manga books:
Senior Fiction is a section for our Year 10-12 year levels and we are processing new books for this area all the time too. Check out some new books in this section below:
Book Week is Coming!
Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators. Teachers and librarians conduct activities relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
Check out the announcement of the shortlisted books for 2021 here:
New Book Choice
This book resonated as a high interest and topical choice. Come in and check it out:
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
The novel tells the story of a biracial girl, Lily, who learns about her heritage when her family moves in with Lily's Korean grandmother. Invokes the Korean version of “once upon a time…’ story. The book was well received and won the 2021 Newbery Medal.
Read Over the Holidays!
Just keep reading … just keep reading … just keep reading
Keep reading over the holidays, you only get better with practise. Visit your public library, read online, download an audio book or an eBook.
Read your borrowed library books.
See you next term!
In the nonstop tsunami of global information, [teacher] librarians provide us with
floaties and teach us to swim. Linton Weeks
Thank you to boarding staff, admin leaders and most importantly the students who have welcomed me into the Acting Head of Boarding role. My thanks and appreciation to Ms Jesse Bolton for her guidance and support during this transition period.
Some of our most recent activities have included:
Toowoomba Languages and Cultural Festival, the girls enjoyed being immersed in culture through displays, food stalls and musical performances.
Technology free day has recently challenged the girls to participate in an upcoming event next Term, which will culminate in a public performance, but I won’t spoil this secret anymore, watch this space.
Last week, a large group of girls went to support our local basketball team - the Mountaineers - and enjoyed watching Miss Jorja in action. A big thank you to Ms Jesse Bolton for organising the tickets and Mr Rod Hickey for driving the bus to facilitate this activity. The girls had a great time with Nickaela participating in an on court challenge, great effort Nickaela!
With much excitement we held a Disco in the school hall last weekend. The girls were enthusiastic and became involved in all facets of planning this event, with a music play list, canteen, setting up the hall and not forgetting - some very impressive dance moves. Our best participants for the evening were Ruth and Deb, great effort girls. We hope to invite some other schools to another Disco next term after the success of this one. Our recycling efforts funded all expenses and we made a profit from our canteen sales, we are planning our next activity with the help of our recycling dollars.
Keeping Warm this Winter
Some of the girls recently received a beautifully crocheted blanket courtesy of the Wellbeing Ladies from Coolah in NSW. Ms Nicole Booth’s Mum is a member of this group and the girls, especially from Cape York areas, struggle with Toowoomba’s climate compared to their warmer temperatures at home. Ms Booth is a constant support to McAuley House, both students and staff, we are truly blessed to have her expertise and guidance available to us.
Boarders' travel day is Monday 12 July 2021. Please note that staff will be involved in professional development, therefore we ask you to plan your arrival for after midday, if possible.
Best wishes for a happy, restful break with your girls, we look forward to seeing everyone for a busy Term 3.
Acting Head of Boarding
From the Careers Centre
Grandshake are offering a free, short 40-minute Upskilling Micro-credential called The Fundamentals of Communication. The course will give you communication soft skills to help you navigate your life and future career. Being able to clearly express your ideas, empathise with others and ask for clarification from peers, is critical to succeeding in a collaborative workplace. Simply click on the link, https://bit.ly/3fAZVkd and master the art of persuasion!
Grandshake Virtual Work Experience
Grandshake helps young people figure out what is next BEFORE they leave school by working with schools, employers and parents to give students the skills and experience they’ll need for the workforce, now and into the future. Grandshake collaborates with schools and national and multinational employers to give students virtual work experience, career education and mentoring opportunities that really work for them. Opportunities for virtual work experience are available in the following fields:
- Systems and Signals Operation - Systems and Signals Operator virtual work experience at Grandshake
- Civil Construction Cadet - Civil Construction Cadet virtual work experience at Grandshake
- Junior Environmental Planner - Junior Environmental Planner virtual work experience at Grandshake
- Junior Digital Engineer - Junior Digital Engineer virtual work experience at Grandshake
- Communication and Sustainability Cadet - Communication and Sustainability Cadet virtual work experience at Grandshake
- Drone Pilot - Drone Pilot virtual work experience at Grandshake
School Based Apprenticeship Sign Up
What Type of Engineer Should You Be?
Engineering is an incredibly diverse career. From environmental to digital, chemical to civil, electrical to medical, if you’re innovative and a great problem solver, there’s bound to be an engineering pathway to match your passion. If you would like to find out what type of engineer could match your interests, take a look at this quiz from Grandshake. It only takes a few minutes and could help you narrow down your future study options. Take the quiz here: https://www.grandshake.co/post/types-of-engineering-quiz
Careers Centre Information Sessions Feedback Survey
The Careers Centre holds Information Sessions for parents throughout the year. These sessions can range from Pathways Planning in Senior School, Entry to Medicine, School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships and Vocational and Training offerings. We would appreciate your feedback as to the best time to hold these sessions. Please use the form below to indicate your preferred time.
5 High-paying Careers for Creative Minds
If you’re creatively minded, trying to find that ideal role can feel like making a choice between passion or pay. There are creative careers out there that do not mean letting go of hopes for a good salary. Whether you’re interested in designing our roads and cities, love telling stories, or really want to create the next Minecraft, there are opportunities for you. Click here to see Seeks suggestions of high-paying careers that might interest you. They include:
- User experience designer
- Communications manager
- Instructional designer
- Civil designer
- Games designer
Have you heard of an Educational Psychologist, Engraver, Importers and Exporters?
Educational Psychologists investigate learning and teaching and develop psychological techniques to foster the development and skills of individuals and groups in educational settings. A postgraduate degree in psychology or two years of supervised postgraduate experience with a registered psychologist is needed to work as an Educational Psychologist.
Engravers inscribe letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces. You can work as an Engraver without formal qualifications however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).
Importers or Exporters manage the operations of importing or exporting establishments. Either extensive experience or a formal qualification in commerce is needed to work in this field. VET and university are both common study pathways for Importers and Exporters.
14/21: Years 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Front of House) - Jillys Café
15/21: Years 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Business - Berny’s on West
24/12: 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Business School-Based Traineeship Totally Workwear
26/21: Year 12 - Certificate III in early Childhood Education and Care – New Childcare Centre opening at Westbrook
27/21: Years 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating with Travis Keen Painting
28/21: Years 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Hairdressing at Air Hair Studio
29/21: Year 10 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making Sir Lancelot's Kitchens, Bathroom and Joinery
30/21: Years 10 and 11 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Front of House) - various positions
31/21: Years 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Business – Customer Engagement (2 positions) Dental Practice at Highfields and Drayton
32/21: Years 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting (2 positions) Dental Practice at Highfields and Drayton
33/21: Years 10, 11 and 12 - Certificate III Baking – Bakery Cakery, Uni Plaza
34/21: Year 10 - Certificate II in Warehousing Operations - Reece Toowoomba
35/21: Years 10 and 11 - Certificate III in Fitness – Premier Conditioning
SBA vacancies are advertised each fortnight in the newsletter and will be emailed directly to all students in Years 10, 11 and 12. If you wish to apply for a vacancy, please ensure you have completed the SBA Referral form, your resume is updated and that you follow the application directions in the advertisement. Once these documents are finalised, hand them (or send via email) to Mrs Cocks (email@example.com) for submission on your behalf (unless the advertisement has specifically stated that you need to apply online or visit the business directly).
Career Development Practitioner
Interact Event - Term 3