On Thursday 3 and Friday 4 March all Year 12 students took part in their annual conference which is designed to help them navigate their way through their final year of formal schooling and to help prepare them for tertiary study and future employment .
The conference commenced on the Thursday evening with the highly regarded and well-known Dr Micael Carr-Gregg’s engaging session aimed to give both students, and their parents, useful and practical tips for ‘surviving Year 12’.
In the first session on the Friday morning, students were entertained and enlightened with Jason Clarke’s take on what happens in ‘Year 13’. Jason has successfully developed a business which aims to promote and develop innovation, creativity and problem solving skills.
James Lynch was our next guest presenter. James, a well-known and respected recruitment expert, gave the students some very practical tips on how to approach University and employment applications and interviews. Two brave students also volunteered to undertake a ‘mock’ interview with James in front of their peers – this was most helpful for all Year 12 students.
The Conference concluded with a session delivered by Sonya Karras. Sonya has spent 10 years working in the Hospitality Industry. She discussed drugs, alcohol, keeping safe and the celebrations of every kind that often come “hand in hand” with turning 18 in Year 12. Sonya shared her strategies to celebrate safely in a unique, no nonsense and humorous way which left our Year 12 students well-informed, entertained and with handy hints and advice for staying safe that will no doubt stay with them both this year and through their university years and beyond.