News from Year 10

Student Achievements

Year 10s continue to be busy both within and beyond the school. Earlier in February Courtney Snowball came third in the Mountain Bike National Championships at Thredbo and Chris Yuen-Love is competing in the Swimming Tasmania 2016 State Age Championships in mid March. Matthew Dellavedova has also returned to school after his selection to attend the Junior Davis Cup Camp at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

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Some key elements of the Year 10 pastoral program include the following activities and further information can be obtained from the Year 10 Level Portal page.

My Individual Pathways

MIPS

At our Level Assembly on Monday 7 March the students were provided with an overview of the software called ‘My Individual Pathways’ that we are trialling at Year 10 to manage their personal portfolio as part of the Careers and pastoral program at Year 10. Students will also be able to integrate their report reflections, career interests and achievements in an integrated manner.

Maroondah Young Leaders’ Program 2016

Maroondah

A representative from Maroondah Council spoke to the Year 10s on Tuesday 8 March about the Young Leaders’ Program 2016 that will occur from Monday 2 May to Friday 6 May at the EV’s Youth Centre in Croydon. Students must apply via email by Friday 18 March to be considered for this initiative. A selection of our students will be working alongside staff from Maroondah Council and students from other schools in the region to develop interpersonal and leadership skills such as public speaking, conflict resolution and project management abilities. The week culminates in a Presentation Evening on Friday 6 May for families and friends.

‘Keys Please’ Driver Education Seminar

The students will be involved in the ‘Keys Please’ Driver Education seminar on Thursday 17 March from 1.45 to 2.45pm. Resources for families will also become available after this event.

Work Experience Program

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Year 10 students are reminded that the initial Work Experience form is due to Mrs Julie Ennor (Work Experience Co-ordinator) by Thursday 24 March. The official package of documents can then be created for the employer and collected by the student. Relevant files can be obtained from the Work Experience icon on the Careers page of the Portal.

by Heather Ruckert
Year 10 Co-ordinator

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