News from Year 10

The Year 10 students have returned to school with their usual energy. In pastoral sessions, we have been busy providing the background information to assist students with the subject selection process that closes on Sunday 6 August at 6pm and students need to submit a signed printout by a parent or guardian of their options by Monday 7 August.

Students have been supported by the Careers Department in terms of subject selection interviews and the Subject Showcase night on Wednesday 26 July was an important opportunity for students and their families to discuss programs for the final years of school. Year 10 students have also received a copy of the Year 10 Supplement in the Herald Sun that publishes the pre-requisite subjects for tertiary entrance in 2020 that can be found at http://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/homepage/16317/ and they have been exploring both the ‘Prerequisite and Course Explorer’ from the VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) website. http://delta.vtac.edu.au/CourseSearch/prerequisiteplanner.htm

Work Experience

The employer Work Experience evaluation forms are still currently being received by the Careers Department and students will be given this feedback during the week.

Snapshot – Rose Russell

Rose completed her initial Work Experience at Aughtersons Solicitors. This company has been supportive of Tintern Grammar students over a number of years and provide a well-structured and diverse program to assist students understand the legal profession. Rose also accepted the challenge of completing a second placement at the Herald Sun during the holidays and she featured on the front cover of the Year 10 Supplement referred to above.

Rose was able to learn about the changing nature of Journalism as a career and attended workshops, assisted with site interview visits including post production while also writing her own material that was published and identified with her own by-line in the Herald Sun. Examples of her involvement included being interviewed for Nine News about the reading habits of children aged between 12 and 17 years and she co-wrote a segment for the Confidential section of the Herald Sun relating to the actor Jake Ryan.

Work Experience provides valuable insights into an occupational environment. While at times this can be a challenging, the reflections indicate that it is these life experiences that are useful for further career exploration or even some modifications to initial plans.

Congratulations to Mitchell Casey

Mitchell has been training in Kyu Shin Ryu Ninjutsu for over four years at the Kevin Hawthorne Ninja School and he recently was awarded the prestigious black belt grading. This is a significant achievement and requires the participant to commit to long term training requiring great physical endurance. He needed to show competence when working with younger children and the actual grading requirements included two 3-hour sessions, so this is a tremendous effort. Mitchell also trains in boxing and he has not only learnt many self-defence skills and self-discipline but the general wellbeing benefits that are associated with the martial arts. Ninjutsu also specialises in various weapons such as the shinai (sword) and rope darts that enhance skills of co-ordination and Mitchell acknowledges the positive role that his instructor has played in his life.

Rose was able to learn about the changing nature of Journalism as a career and attended workshops, assisted with site interview visits including post production while also writing her own material that was published and identified with her own by-line in the Herald Sun.  Examples of her involvement included being interviewed for Nine News about the reading habits of children aged between 12 and 17 years and she co-wrote a segment for the Confidential section of the Herald Sun relating to the actor Jake Ryan.

Work Experience provides valuable insights into an occupational environment. While at times this can be a challenging, the reflections indicate that it is these life experiences that are useful for further career exploration or even some modifications to their initial plans.

 

by Heather Ruckert, Year 10 Coordinator and Careers Consultant

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