The annual College My LIFE Careers Expo was held on the 27 July and was well attended by the College community, with the extended local community attending as well. It was fantastic to see families seize the opportunity to interact with exhibiters from universities, TAFE and trade providers. In total the expo housed more than 30 different providers and was a great opportunity for the College senior students to continue their journey into exploring career and pathway options. The Year 11 course selection information session for Year 10 families was also held on the same evening.
An exhibition was also on display for each of the College pillars, Learning, Inter-relationships, Faith and Enrichment, showcasing our vision and opportunities for students across the College. This is an important aspect of the expo, as in addition to growing academically, students need to develop skills to have positive interactions with others, be ethical and take up extra-curricular opportunities to be well-rounded citizens.
If you were a younger student and not quite ready to be thinking about academic pathways, there were Science, Art and Technology activities to keep you entertained. Using the virtual headsets was a highlight for the younger students, where they were able to explore virtual careers. This year a Kindergarten to Year 9 display from the College Big Ideas program was on display and the students focussed on Careers and the future for their projects. A big thanks to all the staff in the Junior in Middle Schools who assisted students and to Ms Linley Waters, Assistant Principal, for organising the display.
I would like to thank the many staff who were involved in making this night happen, including Mrs Orilee Ryan – VET Coordinator, Learning Area Leaders, Finance and Maintenance staff. In particular I would like to congratulate Mrs Susan Wilson the College Careers and Transition Coordinator who arranged for all external providers to attend and continues to build strong relationships with the providers so that career opportunities are possible for our students.
Mr Paul Murphy
Deputy Principal: Enrichment