We have entered one of our busiest times of the year for the Pathways Team, with students making some major decisions about their course selection for next year. Pathways sessions, Virtual Information Sessions and Course Counselling sessions are all happening during July and into August. The students should be continuing their conversation with parents, teachers, Pathways advisors and other stakeholders about their career pathways journey.
YEAR 10 PATHWAYS SESSIONS 2020: This year, the Year 10 Pathways Day went online and was held during the Work Related Skills classes at the end of Term 2. We were able to be in the classroom and watch the presentations together, on Microsoft Teams. Mrs Jenny Roache gave the students valuable information about the VCE/VCAL and VET and the upcoming course counselling and selection process. This presentation was recorded on Microsoft STREAM and can be viewed via a link on Compass Newsfeed.The students watched live Teams presentations from Deakin University, Richmond Institute of Sport and Kangan TAFE. They also watched pre-recorded career information videos, including those from the Victorian Police, the Australian Defence Force and from Collarts, formerly AusMusic. The importance of course pre-requisite subjects, for further studies beyond Year 12, was highlighted and we hope the students have already started their career conversation at home, with parents, teachers, Pathways advisors and other stakeholders.
YEAR 9 PATHWAYS SESSIONS 2020: The Year 9 Pathways @ Mooroolbark session was held on Tuesday 21st July. Students joined Microsoft Teams to understand the structure of a Year 10 course and the steps involved in the upcoming course counselling and selection process. A big thank you to Mrs Jenny Roache for presenting the information. We also heard from a past student, Samantha Jacobs, who shared her career journey and gave students some important advice on factors to consider when choosing subjects. She also emphasized the value gathering information from major stakeholders including parents, teachers and pathways advisors. We appreciate Samantha for participating in the session. Post school options was also addressed with viewing a short video on ‘A Day in the Life of a Monash University Student’.The session was recorded and can be accessed on MicroSoft STREAM. Students will also have access to a number of short videos on different occupations. These can be viewed via a link on Compass Newsfeed.The Pathways Team wish to thank Abbie Hansen, who stepped in as Pathways Advisor for Red House, while Mrs Keogh was on maternity leave.
THE PATHWAYS TEAM
Eva Woodward, Maria Pisano, Dannielle Keogh, Janet Whitby and Jenny Roache