- 21st NOVEMBER 2014 FROM THE PRINCIPAL Thank you Mr Lancaster The start of 2015 will be a new era for GVGS. It will be the first time in over 30 years that Mr Lancaster has not been a member of the teaching staff. The Visual Art programme at GVGS has been shaped by the influence of Mr Lancaster who was always a passionate advocate for the Visual Arts. He was appointed as a teacher and Art Department Coordinator in 1985. He taught Art to students at levels from Years 5 to 12. He was involved in curriculum development, implementation and review. He also initiated the introduction of Visual Communication Design into the school curriculum. Mr Lancaster led the introduction of Information Technology as a creative tool in the Visual Art area. He showed great initiative in managing the many technical aspects of Art Department technology. Throughout his time at the School he was involved in a range of leadership roles, holding many positions of responsibility. He was a Year Level Coordinator and a member of various senior leadership teams including the Academic Committee. Beyond the school’s day-to-day operations, Mr Lancaster was heavily involved in many aspects of the broader school community. He is a talented theatrical lighting and set designer. He produced many outstanding sets for productions over the years and continues to oversee the lighting at Presentation Evening. Mr Lancaster leaves a vibrant legacy, which is obvious around the school and will be for many years to come. He organised many th School Arts Festivals including for the School’s 20 anniversary. He organised numerous School Artist in Residence programmes. The many installations and Art on public display around the school are largely a legacy of his initiative and planning. He was also greatly involved in the design of the Fairley Arts Centre. The School logo used in the uniform, publications and signage was designed by Mr Lancaster. Since 2001 Mr Lancaster has been a particularly loyal and active member of the Parents and Friends Association. He is one of the most reliable and regular attenders of meetings and P&F events. Whether it is selling raffle tickets, serving drinks or planning an event, Mr Lancaster has given countless hours to the P&F over the years. An achievement of particular note was securing the use of Shepparton Short Film Festival films for P&F fundraisers, which were most successful. The Lancaster family have a strong connection with the school. He and his wife Mrs Janet Lancaster were active in the school community and their three sons Evan (Class of 2000), Andrew (Class of 2003) and Nicholas (Class of 2008) all attended GVGS. We look forward to Mr Lancaster and his family maintaining a close relationship with the School. He will always be a valued friend of Goulburn Valley Grammar School. Helen Macpherson Smith Trust For many years the School has provided a Scholarship programme to support families in educating their children. These Scholarships have been offered for academic excellence, general excellence and for Aboriginal students. In 2012, the School Board approved the establishment of two Social Justice Scholarships. The programme involved the provision of a Scholarship for a refugee and an Aboriginal student commencing in Year 7. In 2014, representatives of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust approached the School. The Trust was founded in 1951 on the wishes of the late Helen Macpherson Smith to establish a perpetual trust to benefit charitable institutions based in Victoria. The Trust’s mission is to help build fair, creative and resilient Victorian communities through initiatives that promote positive change. In May this year, two of the Trustees and the Chief Executive Officer visited the School. The Trust representatives were keen to learn about the School, specifically our values, culture and the programmes we offer. Current Aboriginal students also gave the Trust representatives a school tour. Discussions also covered potential opportunities regarding scholarship arrangements for Aboriginal students. Following their visit, the Trust offered to fully fund two Aboriginal student scholarships for six years commencing in Year 7, 2015. The proposal also involves local organisation Ganbina as a key partner in the arrangement, with each student maintaining involvement in the Ganbina programme. This is an exceptionally generous and visionary gift from the Trust and reflects their vision of creating positive change. The School Board is very excited about this initiative and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the Trust in promoting excellence in education for students of Aboriginal identity. Semper Ulterius Mr Mark Torriero Principal [email protected] Ph: 03) 5821-8155 Fax: 03) 5821-9337 [email protected] www.gvgs.vic.edu.au http://homelink.gvgs.vic.edu.au COMING EVENTS 15/11-29/11 Canada Exchange visit 21/11 Middle Years Social – Hall and Foyer 5:30pm – 7:30pm 22/11 5 Year Reunion Class of 2009 in Founders Hall Foyer 25/11 AMEB Piano Exams – H10 26/11 HUG Day Fundraiser Junior Concert Band – 7:30pm to 9:30pm 27/11 Grandparents Day – 10:30am to 12:00pm Gifted and Talented Night – Room 12 5:30pm – 7:00pm 28/11 Year 5 Christmas present making day 01/12 AMEB Strings exams – H10 02/12 AMEB Voice and Wind exams – H10 03/12 Year 6 Graduation Dinner GV Hotel TEACHING AND LEARNING NEWS Early Commencement Programme This week students commenced their new 2015 studies in Years 8-12. Students currently in Years 5 and 6 remain in their present grades until the end of the year. The purpose of the Early Commencement Programme is to give students, particularly at senior levels, a strong academic end to the year, replacing a once traditional ‘wind down’ with a ‘flying start’ to the new academic year. The students now have their textbooks and new timetable. They will have three weeks of th dedicated study before Presentation Night, 10 December. Early Commencement offers students great advantages and a chance to focus strongly on the new academic year. It enables academic studies to be continued right through until the end of the year in December. The programme has been designed to give students an ‘edge’ to 2015 studies, and as such, we would not want any student to miss this opportunity or to commence next year’s studies having to ‘catch up’. For any further enquiries regarding the Early Commencement Programme please contact myself or the relevant Year Level Coordinator Study skills tip for ECP: Steps to success We would appreciate parents discussing these key steps at home: STEP 1: It is pretty hard to get decent marks if you aren’t doing at least the three ‘E’s: • ENROLMENT: coming to school every day, attending every lesson. • EQUIPMENT: coming to class with textbooks, writing paper, pens. • ENGAGEMENT: working in the classroom, trying your best, doing what you are asked to do. STEP 2: Got the basics under control and ready to move your results to the next level? Then this is what you need to do next: • COMPLETING SET HOMEWORK: Your teachers are giving you this work for a reason! To help you understand the subject better. It makes sense to put a bit of effort in to do this work. • PARTICIPATING IN CLASS / ASKING FOR HELP: By participating it helps you understand better in class which means less work to do at home. It is also important to ask for help from your teachers if you do not understand something. • HOME STUDY ENVIRONMENT / ORGANISING RESOURCES: It is important you can find everything you need when you need it. Consider how you have set up your workspace, how you manage all the paper and all of the digital resources you receive in the senior years. STEP 3: Now that you have got things set up, time to make your life easier, and your study more effective, with the techniques on this next level. • PREPARING FOR ASSESSMENTS: Use a Term Planner or Term Calendar so you can clearly see when assessments are due. Use your school diary to help plan for assessments make a plan of work and keep track of what you have done. • WORKING EFFICIENTLY AT HOME: Working in half hour blocks with no distractions. Making a study plan or study timetable. Making a plan each afternoon before you leave school. Separating school work and personal time. Allocating set times to schoolwork. Starting the new year well will help to give students the flying start we aim for in ECP. Mrs Debbie Moore Director of Teaching and Learning INDONESIAN SISTER SCHOOL STUDENT VISIT Over the previous twelve months GVGS has been able to establish a sister school relationship with a Muslim school based in Surabaya, Indonesia. The school is Muhammadiyah 2, and it is part of a large network of schools throughout Indonesia. The school has 900 students from Year 10 to 12 and is committed to developing positive relationships with schools from many countries throughout the world. The school has a genuine commitment to its students learning not only English, but Japanese and Arabic. It also has a relationship with Lorne-Aireys Inlet P-12 and these two schools have had student exchanges for the past 4 years. Two of our students from Year 10 have just returned from a six day visit to Muhammadiyah 2 having been billeted with students from that school. They were certainly treated to a unique experience that will have given them the opportunity to develop friendships from within that school’s community and build their confidence in Indonesian language. Students from Muhammadiyah 2 are very keen to visit us th th from February 15 to 19 next year. The number of students that come is very much determined by how many of our families are in a position to offer to host the students. The students from Muhammadiyah 2 would be selected to attend GVGS by their school based on a range of criteria, one of which is the student’s ability to speak English. If you are able to offer a place to one or two students it would be a wonderful opportunity for your child to broaden their understanding of cultural diversity and for our visitors to practise their English while experiencing Australian culture. An offer to billet is not limited to students from Year 10 – 12. If you feel you would be able to host any of these students in February 2015, then please contact me at school either by phone or email. Leon McLeod Deputy Principal [email protected] PRESENTATION EVENING 2014 The Presentation Evening this year will be held on th Wednesday, 10 December at Eastbank Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton at 7:30pm. For new families of the GVGS community, this is a function where Goulburn Valley Grammar School further celebrates success and where various awards are presented to students who have achieved excellence in many elements of their schooling this year. Awards include Subject Awards in Core Subjects (Years 5 to 10) and all VCE Subjects, Academic Achievement Awards, Progress Awards, Encouragement Awards and Major Awards focusing on citizenship. The night is a formal occasion and students attending are required to wear Full Summer Uniform (both award winners and non-award winners) with Blazer. Tickets will be made available commencing mid-next week. Order Forms will be attached to the Friday Newsletter and will also be available to be downloaded from the School Website Homepage under ‘News’. Please note that families can initially request two tickets – regardless of whether a student is a prize winner or not! All award winners will be notified and allocated their ticket separately. Further tickets can be requested but will only be allocated if available and after initial allocations are finalised. Please read the Order Form for closing dates and ticket distribution dates. We look forward to seeing you there! Mr Shane McDonald Director of Co-curricular Programmes MOBILE PHONE ADDICTS MOST SLEEP DEPRIVED: STUDY The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research has confirmed a long held suspicion of many parents and teachers, ` teenagers who routinely snuggle up in bed at night with their computer or mobile phone are more than twice as likely to be sleep deprived than other adolescents`. Over 70% of 11-17 year olds were reporting two or more devices could be found in their bedroom at night. One of the researchers, Dr Marschall said,` the findings suggest that night time technology use is harmful for both sleep and circadian systems, hurting teen health and learning potential`. Researchers found that light emitted by computers, mobile phones and TVs is known to suppress the sleep hormone melatonin and delay sleep/wake patterns. These devices are also interactive, keeping the user alert and awake. Teenagers need NINE (9) hours of sleep a night on average and should aim for at least EIGHT (8) hours a night on weeknights. Sleep deprivation has been linked to mood disorders, learning problems, school absenteeism, poor selfesteem and weight gain. The link to the full transcript of this research can be found on the GVGS website. Ms Trish Lawless Director of Students PARENT PORTAL AND ECP As you would be aware, the 2014 Academic Year officially ended at GVGS on Monday of this week. As of Tuesday, all students (except Years 5 and 6) started our Early Commencement Programme and have moved into their 2015 classes. Please be aware that the Parent Portal will continue to reflect the 2014 Academic Year until early January. This will enable parents to look at the comments and grades that teachers entered as the 2014 Academic year drew to a close. In early January, when the Portal is rolled over to 2015, comments and grades entered in ECP will become visible. Remember that you can download individual 2014 subject grades and comments by clicking on the small Pdf icons adjacent to each subject. The entire semester’s entries can also be downloaded by clicking on the Pdf icon at the top of the subject list (adjacent to where the Year level is written). If you wish to keep an archive of Semester 2, 2014, you will need to do this downloading by early January. Mr Steve Bayly Student Report Coordinator MY LEADERS At Goulburn Valley Grammar School we believe in the value of service to others. We provide opportunities for student leadership, recognising the purpose of such roles. For students in Year 8 we offer the role of Middle Years Leaders. The role has continued to evolve and the duties are varied, depending on areas of expertise and personal strengths. This week the process of selecting leaders began with some 35 students being nominated by Year 7 tutors and Year 7 teachers. These students were then approached to ascertain their level of interest. Then, the Year 7 students were given the opportunity to vote on whom they thought would best represent their cohort next year. The final list of leaders, consisting of 9 boys and 9 girls will then be considered based on numerous criteria. All applicants, both successful and not, will then be notified by a personal letter sent home. Mr Scott Harrison Year 8 Coordinator VSL AWARDS Although many Victorian School of Language students at GVGS deserve praise for their conscientiousness and the quality of their work, three students in particular should be especially proud of their efforts this year. They are Ben Chen (Year 9 Japanese), Annika Dalley (Accelerated 1 German) and Azana Mackali-Cerasi (Accelerated 1 Italian). These students have been singled out by their respective language teachers to receive Best Effort prizes for Excellence which will be presented at an Awards Day at VSL headquarters on th the 6 December. Ben also gained Distinctions in both Reading and Listening in the Certificate 2 Japanese Assessment of Language Competence competition under the auspices of ACER. Luca Vazzoler gained a Distinction for Certificate 2 Italian Listening, whilst Anna Zhong is to be commended for her Certificate 2 Chinese Listening score, equal to Ben’s, which gained a Credit. Congratulations to you all! Mrs Leona Sterling YEAR 9 SHOWCASE YACHTING At the Year 9 Showcase on Thursday night last week, students Eva Gauci and Emma Jackson presented Belinda Whitelaw, Best Start Coordinator from Shepparton City Council with a cheque for money raised for the Early Literacy is Fun Programme. Full sail ahead! On the 11 of November the Year 6 students went yachting at Victoria Park Lake. Great fun was had by all as the weather was absolutely perfect. 6O and 6R took it in turns to sail on the lake while the other class enjoyed taking a walk and watching the yachting from the hill. Miss Kelly McKay Year 9 Coordinator However the highlight for everyone was capsizing the yachts and then trying to get back in without tipping the yacht over! th We would like to thank the people at Yachting Victoria as well as the teachers for coming with us. Teagan Menhenett Year 6 Student MURCHISON ITALIAN COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE DAY Eugene Calandro and Luca Vazzoler represented GVGS and their local community during a service at the Murchison Ossario recently. The Murchison Ossario website outlines the history of the Ossario as… ” During World War II 4,000 Italian, German and Japanese POWs were detained at Murchison. Those who died at Murchison were buried in the local cemetery but floods in 1956 did major damage to the graves. The Italian families in the municipality were persuaded by Luigi Gigliotti to pay for the building of a mausoleum - the Ossario. Luigi also convinced authorities to bury all the Italian POWs and detainees who died in Australian prison camps in the mausoleum. The Ossario is the home of mass celebrations each year on Remembrance Day. The mausoleum, completed in 1961, is in Italian style. It is built of Castlemaine stone with Roman roof tiles, a campanile and an altar of Italian marble. Each year, on Remembrance Day, mass is celebrated before a large gathering. There is also an Italian war memorial and chapel.” Thanks to Eugene and Luca for their role on the day. Mr Shane McDonald Director of Co-Curricular Programmes LIBRARY BYTES PATTERSON, James – Treasure Hunters : Danger Down the Nile. RIORDAN, Rick – Percy Jackson and the Titan’s curse. Graphic novel adapted by Robert Venditti. ROBERTSON, Jenny – Wojtek : War Hero Bear. This is the story of a bear cub who joins the Polish army. Our Christmas craft making in the Library at lunchtime has been very popular with the younger students and I would love to see some of our older ones also becoming involved. It will be running for all of next week and there are many and varied activities being offered. New Books: Older Readers ATKINS, Clare – Nona and Me. This is a heartfelt book about family, kinship, country and finding out what really matters. BADGER, Hilary – State of Grace. This story is set in a mysterious garden where Wren and the others live. In Wren’s eyes it is Utopia. JONSBERG, Barry – Pandora Jones : Deception. The Electrifying sequel to “Admission”. RIORDAN, Rick – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a war of the Gods erupts? New Books: Series STILTON, Geronimo – The Search for Treasure. The sixth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy. PILKEY, Dav – Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000. HARVEY, Jacqueline – Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend. SNICKETT, Lemony – Shouldn’t You be in School. All the wrong questions 3. HALE, Shannon – A Wonderful World, The Storybook Legends and The Unfairest of Them All. 3 books in the “Ever after High” series. New Books: Younger Readers MOULD, Chris – Pirates ‘n’ Pistls. Ten swashbuckling pirate tales. RIORDAN, Rick – Heroes of Olympus : the Blood of Olympus. Percy Jackson’s final battle begins. WESTERFELD, Scott – Afterworlds. This is the thrilling story of Lizzie who joins the afterworld to survive a terrorist attack. Ms Janette Burns Library Coordinator 2015 YEAR 6 AND 7 STUDENT BOOKLISTS Booklists for the 2015 school year will be distributed to students this coming week and are due to be returned to th school by the last day of term 4 being the 10 December. The booklists can also be accessed via the link http://www.gvgs.vic.edu.au/enrolment/booklists. Just click on the Campion Education logo. Sustainable School Shop – Second Hand Books GVGS will again be utilising the Sustainable School Shop for families to trade second hand books online. A user guide is attached to the Newsletter. th Wednesday 26 November th Thursday 27 November th Darren Asquith Vicki Asquith Susan Ukich Kerrie Sweeney Help needed This website is a useful resource if you are looking to sell or buy second hand textbooks. The system automatically matches buyers with sellers. Friday 28 November The key to successful trading is quickly listing Wanted and For Sale ads, and then the system immediately starts sending out Ad Match emails. GVGS has paid an annual subscription fee to enable all GVGS families to access this service free of charge. Could parents please remind their children that if they have any food allergies and are ordering their lunch, to put the allergy sticker that we supply on to their lunch order bag. To access the Sustainability School Shop a link is provided from the school website. http://www.gvgs.vic.edu.au/enrolment/booklists or you can simply use the URL: www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au Please note: In 2015, Year 7 Humanities will be using a new text. It is a combined Geography / History text book published by Oxford University Press. If you decide to try and purchase this text second hand please ensure that you purchase the correct version by matching the ISBN. To assist you with this, we have provided the text book details below: Year 7, 2015 Humanities text: Oxford Big Ideas Geography/History 7 AC Student Book + obook/Assess. ISBN 9780195590197 If you have any queries please contact the school or the Sustainable School Shop: 1300 683 337 Mr Leon McLeod Deputy Principal PELICAN SHOPPE The Pelican Shoppe trading hours during Term 4 are:Monday 8:30am to 11:30am Tuesday 1:00pm to 4:00pm Wednesday 1:00pm to 4:00pm Thursday 1:00pm to 5:00pm Friday Closed Parents are welcome to visit the shop during opening hours. Alternatively students may visit the shop on a school day during shop opening hours and be fitted by staff. A downloadable order form is available from the school website, via the uniform tab, which enables parents to specify the garment(s) which need to be purchased and to calculate the payment amount. Payment options include Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Mastercard and VISA. Should you have any queries regarding the purchase of uniform or the sale of second hand uniform please contact us on 5821 9959 or email [email protected] Mrs Sally Young, Ms Kerrie Sweeney, Mrs Rika Beeton Pelican Shoppe TUCKSHOP th Monday 24 November th Tuesday 25 November Annette Jakobs Lou Grogan Sue Thiel Help needed Belinda Schmedje Help needed Help needed With the warmer weather more students will be bringing food from home. If you have a salad to go in the fridge, remember to drop it into the tuck shop when you arrive at School. It must be in a plastic container, with your name on it, and NO glass please. Also remember all foods requiring heating need to be left at the tuck shop before school or at recess. No glass please. The Tuckshop is open from 8:00am every morning. Students are welcome to come in and purchase drinks, a toasted sandwich or fruit, and can order their lunch. Mrs Marlene Rutherford Tuckshop Manager MOTHERS CLUB GRANDPARENTS DAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27TH 2014 The Mothers Club cater for Grandparents Day each year. Last year we had 600 Grandies with their Grand Children. We are needing helpers on the day and people to cook slices or make sandwiches. If you are able to help in any way could you fill out the slip below and return to student reception as soon as possible or email Mrs Pam Pogue on [email protected] so catering and helpers may be organized to make this day a memorable one for the Grandies and their Grand Children, many thanks. Yes I …………………………………am available to help 9:30am to 10:30am or 11:30am to 12noon – 1:30pm (Please Circle suitable time if able to help) Yes I am able to make: sandwiches (Please circle) small cupcakes slices Phone Number …………………………………… Mrs Christine Worsfold President Mothers Club Ph: 045716645 SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK NOVEMBER 1616- 22 NOVEMBER ‘YOUR SUMMER YOUR SKIN YOUR STORY’ The Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists have come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week. Event ambassadors Stephanie Rice and Michael Clarke are helping promote the campaign which runs from 16-22 November. 15 and Under players for 2015 are also encouraged to attend to gain exposure to elite training and coaching in preparation for 2016. Contact Peter Leahy on 0408 241 559, 03 5824 2225 or [email protected] With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, this year’s theme of ‘Your Summer Your Skin Your Story.’ Individuals are encouraged to share their skin cancer stories as a reminder that sun protection saves lives. Goulburn Valley Suns Soccer Trial Dates for 2015 Season Melanoma is the most common cancer in Australians aged 15 – 44. The good news is that skin cancer, including melanoma is largely preventable. The earlier it’s caught the better the chance of survival. Check your entire body for skin changes. Look for new moles or changes in existing moles or spots including shape, colour and size. Visit your doctor if you notice any change. It’s never too late to be SunSmart U12 – Born 2003, 2004 – Tuesday Nov 25 and Dec 4 at 6:00pm th th U13 – Born 2002 – Tuesday Nov 25 and Dec 4 at 6:00pm th th U14 – Born 2001 – Tuesday Nov 25 and Dec 4 at 6:00pm st th U15 – Born 2000 – Friday Nov 21 , 28 start 6:00pm st th U16 – Born 1999 – Friday Nov 21 , 28 , start 6:00pm st th U18 – Born 1998, 1997 – Friday Nov 21 , 28 start 6:00pm Mrs Susanne Bennett Nurse Please be at McEwen Reserve at 5:30pm for registration and player number allocation. Shin pads must be worn or your child will not be allowed to trial. Please make sure your child brings a drink bottle. th ABOVE AND BEYOND th In Above and Beyond we endeavor to acknowledge students achievements both in school and outside school. Please let us know of your child’s achievements so that we can acknowledge them in Above and Beyond All queries to [email protected] Great photo of Maddy Cross at the Victorian State Parachuting Championships at Nagambie. More people moving more often. Celebrating 5 years in 2015. • Over $12000 in cash and prizes • Bib chip timing for all events • Customised Medal for all finishers • Food and Beverages post event • Free Entertainment • Exceptional value entry fee • Fast Flat Accurate Courses nd Sunday 22 February 2015 at the Wangaratta Showgrounds For further information please go to: http://www.wangarattamarathon.com.au Wangaratta Marathons and Fun Runs COMMUNITY NEWS These notices are distributed as a community service. These events are not run or sponsored by Goulburn Valley Grammar School and parents should contact the organisers directly for further information. The Tatura Football Netball Club The Tatura Football Netball Club has appointed Ann Austin as its Director of Netball. Ann is a highly regarded netball player, coach and mentor. Pre-season training for A, B, B Reserve and 17 and Under is on 24 and 26 November and 2 December at the Tatura Park Recreation Reserve from 6:00pm – 7:15pm registration at 5:30pm. Selection trials for all grades are on 4, 8 and 9 December. All players interested in playing in the Goulburn Valley Netball League in 2015 are invited to attend pre-season training and selections trials. Career News 2014 November 21st 1. Careers of the Future By the time you graduate from a degree or an apprenticeship, there will be many new jobs that haven’t even been invented yet. Technology expansion is rapid and who knows what jobs will be advertised in 10 years time. According to a La Trobe University video featuring their Bachelor of Arts degree, by 2030 2 Billion jobs will be obsolete. They will be replaced by ones that don’t exist yet. The video also suggests you will have approximately 10 careers in your life time. This doesn’t mean changing employers 10 times, this means different occupations. So, you may start out as a builder and then move on to teaching and then to nursing. The message of the video is that you have to be able to adapt as the world changes. You will need to continually work on developing your personal skills (i.e., communication, team work, problem solving). You will also need to commit to lifelong learning to have upto-date skills and to be competitive in the job market. So you may complete a university degree, then a TAFE qualification, then short courses, then a graduate university course and then more short courses. There is no right or wrong way of doing things, but you need to be flexible and adaptable when it comes to change. Job titles developed by Amy Zuckerman for possible future technology careers include: Personal Virtual-Presence Agent Exobiologist to Study Alien Life-Forms Gene Diagnostician Digital Matchmaker Senior Biocomputing Engineer Automotive Hybrid and Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Research Engineer http://www.edutopia.org/collaboration-age-technology-job-descriptions If you think they sound far-fetched, just remember that it wasn’t so long ago that Facebook didn’t exist, we couldn’t access the internet via our phone, mobile phones were the size of bricks and bluetooth didn’t exist. Courses can focus on many areas such as Global security and terrorism Genetic counselling Renewable and ‘green’ energies Geomatics Human interface technology Social analytics iPhone and iPad App development Apprenticeship, TAFE and university courses will evolve and develop as technology and our society evolves. The Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan and foresight strategists recently came up with descriptions for jobs that may exist in 2030. Apart from jobs that haven’t been invented yet, they have predicted what jobs may be like for occupations such as teaching, plumbing, etc., http://careers2030.cst.org/jobs/ Futurist Morris Miselowski predicts that by 2050, 60% of people will be doing jobs that don’t currently exist. He predicts we could be working in jobs such as: Ethics Lawyer Weather Controller Spaceport Traffic Control End of Life Therapist Transhumanist Designer/Engineer Memory Augmentation Surgeon Nano Medic He believes that many jobs will focus on technology and the human body, improving health and extending human life. http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/futurist-morris-miselowski-predicts-the-jobs-well-be-doing-in-2050/story-fn5lic6c1226894721996 2. Property Courses at Box Hill In 10 weeks become an Agent’s Representative; continue on and in seven months achieve a Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate). Further studies take you into Diplomas and Degrees in Property and Real Estate/Commerce. For further information email [email protected] 3. Deakin University Newsletter for Parents Deakin University has developed a website just for parents. Topics covered include change of preference, exam tips, choosing the right course and newsletters. Go to www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/parents 4. Interested in Science? This video highlights some of the amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD79HKIlmR0 research that University of Melbourne students are undertaking- 5. Students in Year 10 and 11 Did you know that if you want to apply for early entry to several universities in NSW and Canberra, selection will be based on your Year 11 results, not Year 12? It is crucial that you work very hard in Year 11. For information, visit the Schools Recommendation Scheme website http://www.uac.edu.au/srs/ 6. Open Access Scheme at Federation University All Year 12 students who have applied for an eligible course via VTAC for Federation University will receive an offer if they meet the prerequisite study scores regardless of their ATAR. The course should be number one on your preference list, http://federation.edu.au/ 7. Exploring Logistics at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Tasmania Imagine life without logistics – nothing would get from A to B. Shops would be virtually empty, you wouldn’t have fuel for your car, and the ‘order now’ button would be obsolete. The maritime and logistics industries are booming. Thanks to international trade and online shopping, there are more goods and services being transported around the globe than ever before. Explore the AMC website to get an understanding of the role logistics plays in daily life and to explore the amazing courses on offer, https://www.amc.edu.au/ 8. The Good Universities Guide Did you know that when universities boast about their national and world rankings, the results are mainly focused on their post graduate research. How do you know which universities rank highest for undergraduate student satisfaction? The Good Universities Guide measures this and will give you an indication of performance in areas such as student perception of teaching quality, graduate student salaries, and overall satisfaction. The Guide aims to assist young people to make informed decisions about university study in Australia and it contains information about what a degree is, what you can study and where, independent 5-star ratings and comparisons of courses and providers. For the information online, go to www.hobsonscoursefinder.com.au/ 9. The Job Guide The Job Guide provides comprehensive information on hundreds of occupations. For each occupation, you can find out what you do on a day to day basis, what school subjects you need, where you can study courses related to the occupation and state specific information. It is an excellent guide for young people and their parents. Go to http://www.jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au/ 10. Australian Apprenticeship Pathways This site is for anyone who is interested in learning more about apprenticeships and traineeships. You will be able to explore the types of apprenticeships/ traineeships available and find local apprenticeship centres near you. To explore the site, go to www.aapathways.com.au 11. COSMOS: Kick Start Your Career The editors of COSMOS developed a guide for students covering a wide range of career areas. Kick Start Your Career shares inspiring career success stories from graduates, reviews major career growth areas for jobs of tomorrow and shows you how to gain critical skills to forge your pathway to the future. To download your free guide, go to http://oxleylearning.org/careers/files/2013/05/Cosmos-Careers-Guide.pdf 12. ‘Skills One’ Videos To explore different trades and occupations without the need to read lots of information, log onto the Skills One website and watch videos! They showcase occupations under the following main skills areas: AgriFood Skills, Rural and Farming Building, Construction and Property Services Automotive Community Services and Healthcare Electro Communications and Energy IT, Film and Business Hospitality, Tourism and Services Metals and Engineering Government Manufacturing Mineral Resources Get inspired about your future by logging onto www.skillsone.com.au/ 13. Apprenticeships To get an idea of the literacy and numeracy (English and maths) skills required for the occupation you are interested in, it’s a great idea to undertake aptitude tests. The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website has aptitude tests for over 18 skill areas. You can download the tests here at www.aapathways.com.au/Home 14. Coming Events RMIT Art and Design Exhibitions: throughout November and December JMC Academy: Information Session JMC Academy: hands-on workshops th th Trinity College Young Leaders Summer School: 30 Nov – 14 Dec SAE Institute Melbourne: Open Day ConocoPhillips Year 9 Science Experience: Melbourne area (4 venues) National Computer Science School: University of Sydney National Mathematics Summer School: ANU, Canberra Filmmaking Summer School: Trinity College, Melbourne MU Student Union VCE Summer School: University of Melbourne th th Hands On Monash Indigenous Summer Camp: 7 – 9 December Mrs Debra Block Careers Counsellor [email protected] www.rmit.edu.au/events/adm-exhibitions www.jmcacademy.edu.au/ www.jmcacademy.edu.au/ www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/young_leaders http://sae.edu.au/news-and-events/events/ www.scienceexperience.com.au/ www.ncss.edu.au/summer_school/ http://nmss.edu.au/ www.summerfilmschool.com/ http://union.unimelb.edu.au/summerschool [email protected] GOULBURN VALLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL TUCKSHOP 2015 At GVGS we operate a tuckshop for the preparation and sale of snacks and lunches for students and staff. The policy of the Tuckshop is “to offer a range of nutritious food and snacks to students and staff at reasonable prices and to produce a surplus for the purpose of improving and providing school equipment and facilities”. In order to produce a surplus we depend on people who are able to voluntarily assist the staff in the tuckshop with preparing food and serving. You will not be required to handle any money. Volunteers usually feel quite comfortable doing these tasks and also have a chance to meet and chat with other Parents, grandparents your child and their friends and also interact with staff. All involvement with the Tuckshop is greatly appreciated. The suggested time is from 9:30am until approximately 1:30pm, or any time that suit you. If you are able to assist us at any time at the tuckshop, we ask that you fill in the information below and return it to the school office or tuckshop as soon as possible. A roster will be drawn up and forwarded to you early in the new school year. Thanking you. Marlene Rutherford 1. 2. 3. Please circle the day / days of the week you would prefer Please circle how often you would be able to assist MON - TUE - WED - THUR - FRI MONTHLY or [ ] times per TERM I would be prepared to go on the emergency list (to be called at short notice) YES / NO 4. I would like to be rostered if possible with a friend, neighbour. To share travel costs etc. Name of person/s to be rostered with ____________________________________ NAME: MISS/MRS/MS/MR _________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ POST CODE _____________ PHONE (Home) _____ _______________________ (Please indicate if this is a silent number) MOBILE _______________________ E mail ______________________________________ NAME OF STUDENTS at GVGS. ______________________________ YEAR LEVEL ….. __________________ TUTOR ______________________________ For further information please feel free to contact Mrs Marlene Rutherford, Tuckshop Manager, Phone 03-5821 8155 during school hours or 0403 473 448 Mobile. Simply • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website - www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au • An annual subscription to this service has been kindly provided by Goulburn Valley Grammar School Buy and Sell second-hand Textbooks second-hand textbook trading system • List Wanted & For Sale Ads (Browsers tell each other what they require and what they have to sell). • The school’s booklists are loaded into the system to make the Ad listing process easy, fast and accurate. • Assistance is provided to accurately price items. • Our Ad Matching service shows you - Exactly the right items to buy - Who has the most items you need - The cheapest items • Buyers contact Sellers, and arrange where and when to transact. • Excellent email and telephone helplines are provided: 1300 683 337 Also Buy & Sell Pricing Guide • Calculators • Like New 70% • Sporting items • Excellent 60% • Musical items • Very Good 50% • Electronics & DVD’s • Good 40% • Stationery • And lots more www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au ABN 55 114 136 211 helpful tips • Be patient many new items are listed each day • Listing Wanted and For Sale Ads gets results • Our unique Ad Matching Service shows you who to transact with, and will save you lots of time • Be realistic when pricing items • Telephoning sellers provides a quicker response as many people do not regularly check their emails • Pre-arrange who to transact with if your items are still being used and write the availability date in your Ad • Respect other browsers and remember to Delist your Ads promptly when no longer needed • Meet somewhere convenient to transact, don’t make special trips and just fit it in to your normal activities If your child does not seem like themselves A new headspace campaign shows it can be difficult to recognise mental health problems in teenagers, however parents are in a good position to notice mood and behaviour changes that indicate something might be wrong. Information regarding the campaign can be access via the headspace website: www.headspace.org.au Mr Chris Tanti, CEO of headspace explains, “It‟s tricky to know everything that is going on in your son or daughter‟s life but parents often notice when something is not quite right. Adolescence can be a difficult time, so having a bad day or week is normal, but it‟s when young people are no longer able to cope with day to day stresses, more serious problems can start to emerge,” Mr Tanti said. headspace Shepparton general manager, Caroline French, encourages parents of adolescents who want to be better equipped in noticing signs of mental health issues to make use of the SAFEMinds online resources. Ms French explained, “Parents can access SAFEMinds Online resources by the website deecd.tech-savvy.com.au. They need to select SAFEMinds and enter the password SAFEMindsGuest. From there the online resources can be accessed for parent and carers.” Ms French explained that headspace Shepparton recognises the important role families and friends can play in assisting a young person to access help and supporting them to get back on track. “We are currently recruiting volunteer family and friends advisors who have lived experience of assisting a young person access help at headspace. Part of the advisors‟ role will be to assist the headspace team with community awareness activities that target family and friends of young people.” More information and an application form for Family and Friend Advisors can be found at headspace.org.au/Shepparton in the news section. headspace tips for parents Talk openly and honestly with your son/daughter and ask what they need from you. Encourage them to talk about how they are feeling - be patient and listen to their fears and concerns. If they are distressed, don‟t tell them to 'just calm down' or „get over it‟ - they need to be taken seriously. Avoid judgement and reassure them that you will be there for them no matter what. Let them know if they don‟t want to talk to you, there‟s lots of help available. Support them in seeking help and talking to health professionals, such as at a headspace centre, if that is what they prefer. headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing services tailored to 12 – 25 year olds, through its network of 70 centres (soon to be 100) and its online and telephone mental health support service. The organisation has supported more than 120,000 young Australians dealing with personal issues like depression, anxiety and stress. headspace Shepparton is located at 129 High St, Shepparton. Phone number is 58 238 800.
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