St Saviour's College Newsletter 2022 Term 2 Week 10
Being a Good Samaritan for Others
“That is what I want the Church to be for all of you: A Good Samaritan that draws near to you and helps you to continue your journey and to take a step forward, however small.” (Pope Francis, 22 June, 2022)
Is it any wonder that millions of people continue to be inspired by the reflections of Pope Francis? At his last public gathering, the above reference was made by the Holy Father, bearing witness to the joys and hardships of family life. When I think about the many challenges faced by families in our own community, I would like to think St Saviour’s is like the Church, “a good Samaritan that draws near to you and helps you to continue your journey”. If ever your family is experiencing any sort of hardship or crisis, however small, please reach out to us here at the College. With an awareness of the needs of your family, we will do whatever we can to ensure that any supports required are offered to your family.
I am proud of the love and nurturing we consistently provide for our students. It is all worth it when you receive messages like I did today from a parent:
“Thank you, and please thank all the wonderful staff (and students) that make St Saviour's College the loving, student focussed environment that we wish could be available to everyone.”
A Busy Semester
I give thanks to all members of our community for the enormous contributions made across the past semester. What began as a difficult start, finished smoothly with a wonderful final assembly, celebrating our many achievements across the year, in our academic, spiritual, sporting and cultural pursuits. Many thanks to all our staff who work tirelessly for our #mercygirls to ensure that their experience at St Saviour’s is full and positive and alive with possibility.
Thanks to our Mercy Girls, our raison d'etre, for the joy they bring to our community and for their efforts in learning. I have had the privilege of perusing all Year 7 to 10 report cards, which will be sent out this week. I am most pleased with the way many of our learners are engaging in their learning. We will celebrate their achievements at the start of next term.
We bid farewell to two valued members of staff, Mr Darren Giuffrida, our Groundsman, and Mr Josh Taylor, our IT Manager who are moving onto new adventures. We thank both gentlemen for their commitment to St Saviour’s College during their respective 10.5 years and 3 years of service to the College. Darren is taking the opportunity to go travelling and Josh has been appointed to a more senior position with the Toowoomba Regional Council. We wish both Darren and Josh all the very best and thank them for their contribution to the College.
We remember in our prayers Deacons Nathan Webb and Brian Redondo who are celebrating their ordination to Presbyterate on Saturday. We wish both gentlemen all the very best for their journey into the priestly life.
I wish you all God’s abundant blessings for a wonderful holiday, time spent with loved ones.
Deputy Principal - Curriculum
I have been enamoured and seduced this fortnight, as I'm sure you have been, by the footage of Andrew Redmayne, the socceroo goalie who was sent onto the field for a penalty shootout with Peru, with just one minute to go in extra time. It was a moment in which to do or die!
The story had everything - comedic antics, drama (waterbottle-gate), suspense, speed, fury and finally - elation! Redmayne managed to save the goal, catapulting a much-maligned Socceroos team into the World Cup. His coach had sent off the team's captain, Mat Ryan, without warning and courageously put his secret weapon to work. Isn't it great when risks pay off? When our backs are up against the wall and somehow, against the odds, we prevail?
It's easy to simplify this plan down to an idea of genius or freak - 'oh Redmayne's a genius', or 'he has freakish talent'. But in interviews, Remayne has been swift to downplay his role in the Socceroos win, emphasising instead the four year campaign that led to his final triumphant crescendo. In an interview with Karl Stefanovic, he said it was a plan he had played out a thousand times. A thousand times! And I say - thanks for the reminder!
In our lives, in learning, it's always the painstaking long game that paves the path to the meteoric moments of elation ... hopefully we know (but sometimes it's worthy to be reminded) that winning grand finals are made in early morning training sessions and cold winter's afternoons in round 4 - they don't just happen. A great uni offer for a competitive course, an excellent exam result, a pass in advanced maths class - these triumphant, meteoric moments are not made in moments - they are painstakingly planned for, ground out and earned through effort, planning and thirst to be better than I was yesterday.
So here's my point: this week students will get their report cards. There are some exceptional report cards. Those great results, whether they were the highest in the class, or the student who doggedly worked for a C, are carved out through prolonged, consistent effort.
They are not Redmaynes, they are campaigns.
Parents and Year 12 students are once again reminded to sign up for the External Examination Preparation Program, hosted by the Toowoomba Catholic Schools office. This program is invaluable in ensuring success for students in preparing and focussing on preparing for their exams in the lead up to the External Exams in October. To register interest in EEPP 2022 please click on the link below:
Year 10 Subject Selections
Year 10 students received subject selection handbooks yesterday and preliminary reading ahead of subject selections in Term 3. I encourage all Year 10 students and their families to access these books to ensure their subject selections are informed, considered and relevant to their goals and aspirations both for the senior years of schooling and beyond.
Click on the link below for the updated Year 10 Subject Selection handbooks.
Save the Date
Subject Selection Evening: Monday, 18 July
Deputy Principal - Curriculum
Assistant Principal - Mission and Student Wellbeing
Faith and Mission
This week, the students from Coolock 3 & 4, led by Mrs Potter and Mr C Love, opened assembly with a thoughtful prayer and reflection of the term. The personal contributions that Homeclass students and staff make to our weekly assembly is just one of the things I love about working at St Saviour’s. It is heart-warming and affirming of the true loving nature of our College community. This week, we reflect on our journey so far this year. We are reminded of the stories which warm the heart, stretch us and bring us joy. We do this bathed in the love and light of Jesus Christ.
Today, as we gather to celebrate the end of Semester One, we reflect.
We reflect on the days that we struggled,
the days that we rejoiced, and the days that we simply survived.
We cast our minds back to the moments that made us smile,
those that made us cry, and those that made us numb.
We thank the Lord for helping us through the darker days,
so that we could rejoice in the light once more.
As we break for our winter holidays,
let us remember those that help fill our lives with joy.
Fill your hearts with gratefulness
and find the moments that bring you light.
Today, we ask you to find someone
who made this semester a little bit brighter and thank them.
Always remember to the world you may be just one person,
but to one person, you may be the world.
Being an instrument of peace is looking at everyone through the eyes of God; through the lens of acceptance, understanding and empathy. We are reminded of such actions with the work of our Youth Ministry team. This term we have received an overflowing amount of not only winter woollies but also non-perishable food items, Cup a Soups and noodles. These items have been much appreciated by the Rosies team and our friends on the street at the Sunday BBQ lunch at Wilsonton. Thank you for the generous donations. These items go a long way in positively contributing to the lives of those less fortunate who live on the fringe of our community.
USQ Winter Sleep Out
We are looking for student volunteers in years 7 – 12 to join with us at the annual USQ Winter Sleepout next term. Letters can be collected from Student Services for those who wish to learn more about the event. This is a wonderful experience for students to learn about the plight of homelessness in the broader community and learn more about the important work of St Vincent de Paul Society in our local context. As a College, we believe your child’s engagement in these types of community events aligns strongly with our vision to form young people of justice, excellence, compassion and integrity.
There are more than 116,000 Australians who find themselves homeless each night of the year. Just under half of these are women; a quarter are under the age of 18. Join us at the USQ Toowoomba Vinnies Community Sleepout on Friday 29 July 2022 and experience what it is like to be homeless. There will be several student-led activities and a relevant guest speaker at the event. This is a great way to give back to our community in a show of solidarity and support.
Where: USQ Toowoomba Engineering Green
When: Friday 29 July 2022
Time: 5.00pm arrival – 9.00pm collection from USQ
Dress: Formal College Uniform, inclusive of Blazer
This year we have seen many of our service groups provide compassionate care and donations for organisations such as Tony’s Kitchen, Rosies and St Vincent de Paul. This term is no different. Our Mercy girls have been busy being the hands of Mercy, stitching quilts for babies in the Neonatal Unit of St Vincent’s Hospital. St Vincent’s is the only private hospital in Toowoomba with a level 4 special care nursery. The special care nursery is staffed by a full-time neonatal paediatrician and neonatal intensive care trained nurses. This week we welcomed Suzie, the Business Development Manager of St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba, to our assembly, so we could present her with these quilts. The creation of these quilts are a lovely show of compassion and love from our girls.
Student Wellbeing Action Team
We had several entries in our logo competition to design a logo for our SWATeam and here is the winning entry! Thank you to all of those students who participated. Our winning design is a combination from two of our College designers, Abby Lassere and Mikayla Schoenfisch – what a wonderful, collegial effort!
Our SWATeam have been busy this term, planning Wellbeing initiatives for their peers around Mental Health and Wellbeing. To raise awareness for National Mental Health Month 2022, the SWATeam are promoting an Art competition being held with the theme of “Resilience and Mental Health. The artwork can be in any form and the final submission just needs to be photographed and uploaded to the website. Students will need to submit artworks by 31 July 2022, online via the web form and all entries are free. Artwork portraying an optimistic and positive image of mental health will be viewed favourably by the judges. Please email Mrs Hagemann if you are interested – the prize money is $500, and the winning entry will be showcased digitally at the launch event in October.
At the start of Term 3, we welcome artistic contributions from our student body to come and decorate the Wellbeing Wall in Mercy Court. If you are interested, please email Mrs Hagemann or come and grab some coloured chalk from Student Services and decorate the wall at break time. Be as creative as you like, all that we ask is you are respectful with your contribution and be positive with what you share.
We are also keen for your feedback about what you would like to see, do and hear from the Student Wellbeing Action Team – email Mrs Hagemann if you have any new ideas. Thank you to our SWATeam for their presence in our community. And remember, if you need someone to talk to, or some student support, our Student Wellbeing Action Team are on campus to help.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation Website
Visit https://danielmorcombe.com.au/safe-bedrooms/ to access this helpful and informative resource for parents and carers and their children and teens. Safe Bedrooms is a suite of resources which equips parents and carers with the tools to lock predators out. Online grooming can happen to any child. However, 97% of Australian parents and carers hadn’t previously considered online grooming a threat. Safe Bedrooms provides information for parents and carers on how to recognise, react and report online grooming. Through the series of videos and resources, parents and carers can learn about the warning signs of online grooming, how to protect their children and what to do if they are concerned about a child. By becoming informed, parents and carers can keep their children safe online.
The College also employs a best practice model of engaging with families and to provide a restorative approach to conflict within the community. Our College Pastoral Program embeds the PERMAH approach to wellbeing, with a Catholic lens of our Core Values. Our Wellbeing team actively encourages:
- Partnerships with other schools (St Mary’s College, St Saviour's Primary School. Our Mercy partner schools and other Toowoomba Diocesan and Catholic Colleges).
- Family Engagement by invitation to our regular College events, our fortnightly newsletter, social media platforms (check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!)
- Strong community ties with local support and social justice agencies such as Toowoomba Transition Support Services, St Vincent de Paul, Protea Place, St Patrick’s Parish.
- Intervention and Postvention strategies on campus for identification and referral for students who may need support, across all year levels.
- A supportive Wellbeing Team, trained and with experience in restorative practices and mental health and wellbeing, consisting of:
Assistant Principal: Mission and Student Wellbeing, Mrs Heather Hagemann
Middle Leader Student Wellbeing, Mrs Juanita Doherty
Middle Leader Student Wellbeing Support, Mrs Megan Schulze
A fulltime Psychologist in the role of College Counsellor, Ms Renee Hunter
A College Chaplain, Wednesday to Friday, Ms Catherine Skuse
A Cultural Liaison Champion, Monday to Friday, Ms Amii Brown
Useful Wellbeing and Support Links for Students
Beyond Blue is one of Australia’s best known mental health and wellbeing support organisation. They provide support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses. Along with a comprehensive website, the beyond Blue Support Service provide 24/7 phone support, Chat online 1pm-12am / 7days a week, email support and a range of community chat forums 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline is a free Australian telephone and online (webchat and email) counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25. 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au
1300 MH CALL: Mental health access line
1300 MH CALL (1300 642255) is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders. 1300 MH CALL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will link to the caller’s nearest Queensland Public Mental Health service.
Use of Mobile Phones and Earbuds
As per the guidelines outlined in the College Student Planner, students are not to use personal electronic devices (mobile phones or earbuds) at school within the hours of 8.30am – 3.00pm, without permission from the Principal. Any device found switched on, in the possession of a student while they are at school, will be confiscated and the parent/carer will be contacted by the office. The electronic device can then be collected by the parent/carer at the end of the school day. The instruction is clear and Homeclass teachers spent a good deal of time ensuring this was clearly communicated during the start of year Housekeeping session in Week 1. Students have all been asked to sign pages of the Guidelines in their Student Learning Journals to indicate their compliance. These can be found on page 8, so please discuss these with your child. We trust that parents and carers are supporting the address of this matter from home by encouraging our girls to comply with College Guidelines.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.
Call 1800 650 890, 9am-1am AEST / 7 days a week. https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
Student Reminders of College Guidelines and Expectations
Use of Mobile Phones and Earbuds
As per the guidelines outlined in the College Student Planner, students are not to use personal electronic devices (mobile phones or earbuds) at school, within the hours of 8.30am – 3.00pm, without permission from the Principal. Any device found switched on in the possession of a student while they are at school will be confiscated and the parent/carer will be contacted by the office. The electronic device can then be collected by the parent/carer at the end of the school day. The instruction is clear and Homeclass teachers spent a good deal of time ensuring this was clearly communicated during the start of year Housekeeping session in Week 1. Students have all been asked to sign pages of the Guidelines in their Student learning Journals to indicate their compliance. These can be found on page 8, so please discuss these with your child. We trust that parents and carers are supporting the address of this matter from home, by encouraging our girls to comply with College Guidelines.
Out of Bounds Areas
The Student Learning Journal (diary) has a clear, colour-coded map of the College grounds, indicating areas which are out of bounds, as well as areas in which students must have adult supervision. I have given several reminders on Assembly to students and staff about this in recent weeks, so please review the Learning Journal to ensure compliance with this document.
Bullying (inclusive of cyberbullying)
There is no place for bullying at St Saviour’s College. Bullying is a repeated pattern of behaviour which includes name-calling, taunting, mocking, making offensive comments, kicking, hitting, pushing, theft, inappropriate text messaging, sending offensive or degrading images by phone or internet, producing offensive graffiti, gossiping, excluding people from groups and spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours.
Cyberbullying is a repeated pattern of behaviour defined as ‘the aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself’. St Saviour’s College is committed to promoting responsible and positive use of social media sites.
The uniform requirements are as follows:
- White long-sleeved blouse with red piping
- College striped skirt (*below the knee)
- Red tie with College badge pinned in the centre
- College green blazer (optional)
- College white formal hat
- Black stockings (opaque)
- Black leather lace up shoes (no buckles, casual styles, raised heels or coloured stitching)
* It is important that students are conscious of their skirt length remaining below the knee. This may require letting down the hem, to allow for a growth in height.
What is not acceptable:
- Makeup or other cosmetics
- Earrings other than one, in each lower earlobe
- Earrings other than one pair of plain sleepers or studs; no ‘decorative’ earrings
- Earrings larger than 5mm
- No other jewellery apart from a plain, wristwatch
- Coloured nail polish
- Fake nails
- Headbands with bows or any other detail
- Unnatural hair colours or styles
- Hair extensions
- Black socks
“All laugh and pray together not one cold, stiff soul appears.”
Catherine McAuley, circa 1830
For every day, I give thanks – God bless.
Assistant Principal - Mission and Student Wellbeing
Following on from our last newsletter, the consideration of attention spans and the “I’m bored” syndrome that seems to be permeating our young generation today is more applicable with the holidays upon us. So, how can we encourage our youth to read and engage in reading over the holidays? Check out some ideas below:
- Create a book bag – fill a sports bag with a variety of books and magazines. It is all about how much they are reading NOT the difficulty of it. Set a goal for them to read a certain number each day/week.
- Merge movies with books – create your own movie theatre at home BUT they have to read the book first. Then watch the movie together – make popcorn, sit in the dark, have your drinks annnnd go! Then you can discuss the differences between the movie and the book. What stood out the most?
- If they like doing something, then there are eBooks and audio books. Many audio books these days are read by well-known celebrities, authors, and actors. Listen to a book or while doing something, read an eBook.
- Magazines – the local shop OR the local library have magazines available. A great way to engage in a topic that interests them. Buy some magazines around things they like, show them how to access the digital magazines from the local library or go to the library and see what they have.
- What about having a competition? Put a prize on the cards when they read. Maybe negotiate a prize for every book read or a certain number.
- Visit the local library to browse and see what is happening in this space.
- Engage your child/ren with what they do want to read, what they have read already – what can they read next? They can use our library catalogue to help with this: SSC Online Library. What does this do to help you ask? We have a lovely subscription to Syndetics – this provides possible other reads based on the title selected. So, if your child enjoyed a book from our library they can access it online and see what other recommendations are made. What a great way to find other reads!
Your child says they don’t like reading? Have a discussion with them about WHY they don’t like reading. Quite often the reason behind not liking reading has to do with ‘reading self-concept’. Sometimes if they read slowly or if they don’t understand what they are reading or even because they aren’t reading much – this all has an impact on reading attitudes.
“Reading self-concept is both built by and a contributor to positive reading attitudes and the act of reading.” (Willingham, D. 2015)
What’s Happening in the Library?
World Music Day
What a great day to celebrate in the library. We have so many different books about music – from Broadway to One Direction to Billie Eilish. This day is all about celebrating music and enjoying it in all its forms. Why do we celebrate it? It is to honour all musicians and singers to create and perform music – which is a gift – and gives flight to the imagination and life to everything. Celebrated worldwide it doesn’t matter whether you are a professional or an amateur, it is all about empowering individuals to seek out ways to celebrate music in their community. Check out our display below:
New Books in the Library!
We continue to expand our collection with some wonderful purchases of new books. These books are on display both physically in the library and online – in our newsletter and through our library catalogue site. Check out our new books as there may just be something that piques your interest. Check out our online library catalogue as we provide information on what else might interest you based on what books you have enjoyed. The link is provided here:
And with the State of Origin on we can’t resist having some sport (especially League) on display.
Term 3 is a big term for our school library – with a major culminating event at the end of Book Week with our Year 7-10 Quiz! We have our seniors helping out our groups, choosing prize winners and supporting our staff in marking the results. We also celebrate Library and Information Week, Harry Potter’s Birthday and Australia’s Reading hour.
Take care of any books over the holidays! ALL library books will be due back in the first week.
Enjoy the holidays and enjoy some time to read! See you next term.
25 – 30th July: Library and Information week
12th August: Celebrating Harry Potter’s Birthday
22nd – 26th August: Book Week - Dreaming with eyes open ...
Term 2 Sporting Teams Results
- Futsal: two teams played at USQ with the U14 team making the semi-final
- Bill Turner Soccer: made semi-final (2nd in group stage)
- Karyn Murphy Cup Rugby League: 7/8 team placed 3rd and 9/10 team were cup winners
- Tuesday Night Volleyball: 9/10 team grand final champions
- AAG Cup Basketball: Plate Grand Final runners up
- Vicki Wilson Netball: Junior team 3rd in group; senior team 7th in group
- Saturday Netball: both teams sitting mid-table, play continues 16 July
Sport Coming Up in Term 3
- Athletics Carnival - 16 August at O'Quinn St Oval
- TSSS and DD athletics
- Volleyball Schools Cup at Harristown State High Shool
- Futsal School Alliance (Term 3 and 4)
- Rugby League - Wednesday evening competition (TBC)
- Swan's School Cup Touch Football - Monday Nights
- Friday Sport – athletics practice and rotations
Any questions or enquires about trials and sport see the Sports Office or Sports Leader, Tia.
Our boarding numbers continue to grow and I have been proud of the way the girls have welcomed new students, living out our Mercy values.
The end of term seems to have come around quickly. It has been a busy time for our boarders with our social, twilight markets, a trip to Brisbane for the Indigenous round and then last week, Movieworld.
We have also had competition football, basketball and netball.
Several girls go to Humies Youth Group on Friday nights. This is a great opportunity to meet other young people and have fun. We are grateful to Ross Saville and his team who coordinate the evening. I have attached an email from Ross after a number of our girls volunteered to help out at an event.
Dear Sharon and Nicole,
Last Saturday, 10 of the young ladies from St Saviour's boarding came to assist me with the Indigenous Round AFL for the University Cougars Club. The young ladies painted the children’s faces, we have approx. 50 players in the under 8s and under 10 teams, they then had the job of selecting Best on Ground for each of the 5 matches that were played at 9.30am. I would like you to know that they were great – they engaged with the children beautifully, were really helpful, co-operative and encouraging. They also did a great job selecting the 5 players from the games and presenting them with their awards. They represented St Saviour's very well and really made a very strong positive impression on the players and their parents. We had 2 other clubs present – Highfields and Tigers. Several parents spoke to me about how impressed they were by the girls and the way they conducted themselves. It was an extremely cold morning out at the Uni ground and not once did any of them winge or complain.
On behalf of Uni Cougars Club and Humeridge - thank you for allowing them to be a part of the day.
We are excited about the new outdoor area that will hopefully come together over the break. We will have a fire pit, party lights and some outdoor furniture. This will give the girls another space to gather and hang out with friends and toast marshmallows.
I travelled out to Blackall for the ICPA Conference. It was great to network with other boarding schools and share ideas and best practice. Not so great was the freezing temperature and two nights in a tent.
Next term, we have several events planned for the girls including NAIDOC Week, State of Origin experience, a shopping trip to Harbour Town, Monster Trucks, Christmas in July, Southbank and the Lockyer Valley Cultural Festival. I encourage all girls to involve themselves in these opportunities.
Ms Collins and I met with (via TEAMS) two representatives from the NRL, Timana Tahu and Steve Meredith. We were discussing possible opportunities for the girls and both Timana and Steve were very generous with their time. Watch this space!
Enjoy having your girls at home. Travel day is Monday 11 July.
From the Careers Centre
What are Employers Really Looking For?
How can young people give themselves the edge when seeking work? A survey of employers’ recruitment experiences, conducted by the Australian Government Department of Employment (2014), has some important messages for teenagers who are seeking work.
The most important attributes that employers were looking for were: A positive attitude and willingness to work, motivation and enthusiasm and being prepared to learn and take direction. Employers are also seeking employees who are reliable and responsible, especially: Punctual and dependable, respectful to colleagues and customers and loyal and staying in the job a reasonable period of time.
The employers, who were drawn from a range of different types of businesses, also identified the importance of personal presentation, at the interview, and in the workplace. They were especially “off-put” by: Inappropriate clothing, untidy hair and tattoos, piercings and jewellery.
The employers felt that some of the young people wanted to start at the top instead of working their way up through the ranks in a job, gaining skills on the way. The employers highlighted that work experience or volunteering can provide young people with the opportunity to develop these attitudes, so that they are better placed to obtain and to hold down a job.
Be Work Smart is a great resource developed by the Queensland Government. The booklet looks at many of the issues raised by the employers and has tips, hints and exercises to help young people be ready for a job. You can access the resource at: Be Work Smart https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training
Useful tips for a Successful Interview: Many candidates lose the job in the first minute of the interview by not thinking carefully about their initial impact.
- Don’t waste the opening moments. Interviewers make a quick initial decision about your personality from the moment you arrive, based on how you look and sound. Dress as if you already work there and you’ve just been promoted. Make those initial seconds relaxed and upbeat as you can, even if you’re just talking about your journey.
- Don’t over-deliver. Most candidates say too much. Interviewers are not that interested and will usually accept a short, positive answer and move on.
- Don’t act like a stranger. Leave your coat, umbrella and bag in reception. Just take in a slim folder into the interview room containing the documents you need and you will look like an employee rather than a visitor.
- Don’t try to wing difficult questions. Don’t duck predictable questions about your know-how and skill level – think carefully about good examples. Predictable questions cover things like strengths (talk about qualities that match the job) and weaknesses (talk about skills you are improving and make it clear that you’re a fast learner).
Human Resource Manager: Apply programs and policies to create a productive and safe work environment for employees. Estimated pay - $2,464/week. Future demand - Very strong.
Advertising and Marketing Professional: Persuade and influence consumers to purchase the products or services of an organisation. Estimated pay - $1,737/week. Future demand - Very strong.
Cafe and Restaurant Manager: Manage the daily operation of a cafe, restaurant or catering service.
Estimated pay - $1,346/week. Future demand - Very strong.
Multimedia Specialist and Web Developer: Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers create computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files for multimedia presentations, games, motion pictures, CD-ROMs and plan, produce and maintain websites and web applications using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management and file transfer software. Estimated pay - $1,596/week. Future demand - Very strong.
Outdoor Adventure Guide: Outdoor Adventure Guides direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor adventure activities such as bungee jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting. Estimated pay - $1,265/week. Future demand - Very strong.
Social Worker: Provide care and advice to people within the community; support people in crisis and connect them with community welfare programs covering housing, welfare, employment or support with human right issues. Estimated pay - $1,829/week. Future demand - Very strong.
Occupational Therapist: Help people whose ability to carry out activities is limited due to illness, injury or disability. Estimated pay - $1,569/week. Future demand - Very strong.
Certificate III in Hairdressing - John’s Studio, Pittsworth
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Toowoomba Catholic Kindergartens and Care
Certificate III Business - Pattysmith's, Noodle Box, Send & Pack, Pacific Fuels, Crackerjack Chicken and Red Rooster
Certificate III Hospitality - The Rock, Café De Velo, Kajoku, YodThai Restaurant and Subway
Certificate III Commercial Cookery - The Rock, Rak Thai Kitchen, YodThai Restaurant and Kajoku
20/22: Year 10 - Certificate II in Supply Chain Operations. Closing date 29.06.2022
21/22: Years 11 and 12 - Certificate III in Individual Support School-Based Traineeship – Anglicare. Closing date 29.06.2022.
SBA vacancies are advertised each fortnight in the newsletter and will be emailed directly to all students in Years 10, 11 and 12. If you wish to apply for a vacancy, please ensure you have completed an SBA Referral form, your resume is updated, you have written an appropriate cover letter, and that you follow the application directions in the advertisement. Once these documents are completed, hand them (or send via email) to Mrs Cocks, Career Support Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org for submission on your behalf (unless the advertisement has specifically stated that you need to apply online or visit the business directly).
Career Development Practitioner