This term is quickly passing us by and is possibly is the busiest term for our Year 12’s. This term will see all of their subjects finish in preparation for Term 4 exams. Students will see their workload raised yet again as they start external assessment tasks to finish their course. For those of our students doing exams Term 3 will also see them start to book times with revision centres to organise holiday seminars. Year 12’s will also work with our Senior School coordinator Leigh Rothe to look at SATAC applications and to map out their pathway beyond Maitland Area School.
Year 10 and 11’s will start the course counselling process for next year. Students will start looking at careers and our annual SACE parent information night will be held later in the year. More information about the SACE parent information night will be coming home with your child soon. Life beyond school can be a daunting thought for some of our teenagers so it is extremely important that parents support their children through these processes as it becomes a lot easier to navigate them together when there is an idea of what a student wants to do post school.
Students can start by thinking about future careers now, by talking to members of the community, family as well as their teachers at school. If students are going to wait for the perfect opportunity they will find that they have missed out to the student who went out and grabbed it.