Choosing a career path can be overwhelming for students, so at Saints we do everything possible to help with this important decision.
At Years 9 and 10 students complete questionnaires giving them a clearer idea of their interests, abilities, most enjoyable subjects and the kind of vocations they might enjoy. Based on this information, they choose subjects for the remainder of their secondary education. Students also practise resume writing.
At Year 10, each boy works through a booklet to help him assess his personal values, attributes and career aspirations. He is interviewed by our VET Careers & Pathway Coordinator where there is discussion about QCE subject choices (general, applied or VET certificate courses) for Years 11 and 12, suggestions to help him manage his time and possible career options.
To prepare for the senior years, students and their parents attend information evenings. In Year 12, further sessions are held with students, in groups and individually, to consider life after school, whether it involves further study at university or TAFE, an apprenticeship or job placement. Further work is done on writing resumes, job and tertiary applications. We help prospective university students with their preference selections, too.
The close link to our graduates continues as we advise them about scholarships, apprenticeships, full-time and part-time job opportunities, and with their permission follow their career paths and celebrate their successes.