From 17th – 19th June, our Year 10 students attended the University of South Australia’s Rural Reconnect Program. This Program is a University-based experiential learning program for rural secondary students who are considering tertiary study. Students experienced University life first-hand as they participated in a range of interactive activities across all four of UniSA’s campuses.
The three day program is designed for Year 10 students to explore career pathways, learn about University programs and services, and gain practical knowledge in a range of subject areas.
What is the UMAT?
UMAT stands for Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test. The test is used to assist with the selection of students into medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at an undergraduate level. The UMAT is an aptitude test, the test does not require any knowledge or skills. The UMAT is designed to assess general attributes and abilities gained through prior experience. There are three main sections to the UMAT, Logical reasoning and problem solving, understanding people and abstract non-verbal reasoning. These three abilities are considered important to the study of professions in the health science.
How did I find out about the UMAT?
I found out about the UMAT by career investigating in PLP in year 10 and by talking to the local dentist on my work experience.
What I have done to prepare for the UMAT?
Preparation I have done for the UMAT include:
- Attending a National Institute of Education UMAT training day
- Going to the University of Adelaide Dentistry and Oral Health information night
- Doing practice questions from the NIE UMAT booklets.
- 2001 Emma Langford to Brisbane
- 2005 Isabelle Daniel to Melbourne
- 2011 Georgia Thomson to Canberra
Congratulations to Colin Sansbury & Ben Rigney for being selected for the Port Power AFL Academy.
Week 9 was a busy and productive week for our key SRC Leaders. On Wednesday 26th March, Miss Sarah Atkins and I accompanied Lucy Rowe 6/7 M, Koby Polgreen 6/7KD and Lily Dyett 4/5S to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to take part in the Primary National Young Leaders Day.
I Am Somebody
Secondary National Young leaders Day
Quotes of the day
- Dream big, impossibility is only someone’s opinion, not a fact. Daniel Flynn
- How would you lead your life if you had no fear? Daniel Flynn
- Empathy is at the root of all good leadership. Mike Martin
- Don’t let hurdles stop you, work harder if it’s what you want. Anneka Deaton
- Learn from the challenges. Julia Gillard