Posted on November 12, 2015 / Senior College
Year 12 IB and Units 3 and 4 examinations have been continuing this week and a number of students have celebrated their final examination already. It is not uncommon for students to feel somewhat disorientated as their busy schedules and the associated pressures suddenly come to an end. Generally these emotions don’t last as students adjust to life beyond their studies.
Year 12 families will receive information shortly about the events held by tertiary institutions during the change of preference period following the release of VCE results and ATAR online on the 14 December from 7am. IB students are encouraged to take advantage of assistance from the tertiary institutions during this week. Further information relating to key VTAC dates can be found at http://www.vtac.edu.au/dates.html. Please note that courses cannot be altered on the VTAC website during the next few weeks until after 10.00am on 23 November and change of preference closes at midday on the 21 December 2015.
Year 11 students enjoyed a pizza lunch before their examinations next week. Examinations commence on Monday 16 November in the CM Wood Centre and then the students are able to complete their examinations from Wednesday 18 November in the Anderson Centre.
The Year 10 students are also looking forward to their Social to be held at Alfred’s Homestead on Thursday 19 November. All Year 11 students are involved in the ‘Fit to Drive Program’ on Monday 23 November. The formal academic program for current Years 10 and 11 students commences on Tuesday 24 November and concludes on Monday 30 November.
Changes to Obtaining a Tax File Number
Recently a number of students have enquired about obtaining a tax file number. This is a reminder that The Australian Taxation Office altered the application process last year for obtaining a Tax File Number. Schools can no longer process applications for students. The following link provides details about the new procedures that are similar to applying for a passport.
The Australian Apprenticeship Pathways Website
A new tool on the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website has recently been released that may be useful for students considering these career pathways. The ‘Career Interest Explorer’ tool captures interests and then provides options to explore training and employment opportunities. The resource can be found at http://www.aapathways.com.au/Search/Career-Interest-Explorer