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2 INTRODUCTION Adam Pengelly Year Leader 2

3 YEAR 10 PARENT NIGHT Michael Morgan, Principal Welcome Adam Pengelly, Year Leader Shenton Year 10 in 2014 Shakira Durrant, College Psychologist Meeting the Challenges Year 10 Chris Hill, Head of Academic Programs & Year Ten Making the Right Choices 3

4 4 Shenton 10 &The 10 Rules If you want your dreams to come true don’t oversleep, but don’t under-sleep Your mind is like a parachute… it functions best when open Ideas won’t work unless you do Dreams don’t come true without action In the Y generation age of sustainability, remember - the one thing you can’t recycle is wasted time One who lacks the courage to give it their all has already finished The heaviest thing to carry is regret The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime If at first you don’t succeed, don’t just redefine the meaning of success Not all vegetarians are vegetarians because they love animals, some vegetarians are vegetarians because they hate plants.

5 5 Shenton Y10: Building a Powerful Community Year 10 is IMPORTANT Grades Good Standing Academic Challenges Supporting: Culture: personal best; success; commitment Exam Resilience: May 27-30 Sound Subject Selection Y10 Parent Community

6 6 Successful Students Study

7 MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF YEAR 10 Shakira Durrant College Psychologist 7

8 8 …. ‘Rollercoaster of a time’

9 9 ADOLESCENCE (from the Latin word, meaning “to grow”) Period of great changes in: Physical appearance Emotions Brain development Thought processes Adolescence begins at about age 10 to 13 years, and may be viewed as ending in the late teens to early 20s.

10 10 WHAT ADOLESCENTS WANT… WHAT DO THEY NEED? Excitement Thrills/Risks Privacy Independence-Break away from adults and adult control Adult Status Struggles with identity: WHO AM I? (above all) RESPECT, LOVE & ACCEPTANCE BY THEIR FAMILIES Friendships tend to be more important than Family

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12 Resilience “The capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened and transformed by adversity.” Charismatic Adult Islands of Competence Positive Self-Talk Problem Solving Meaning and Purpose Seeking Help

13 13 IMPORTANT ISSUES TO CONSIDER AND DISCUSS Physical and Emotional wellbeing (Hobbies / Sport / Adult connection) Exercise and Relaxation (Gym / Down time / Sleep) School Progress (Engagement/ Connectedness) Time-Management (PC) Cold Turkey (MAC) Self Control (Work vs. School vs. Play) Risk-Taking Behaviour

14 14 WHAT CAN WE DO? Stay Connected (Family Meetings/ 1:1 Quality Time/ Positive Reinforcement) Negotiate Boundaries (Rewards +Consequences) Risk Taking Behaviour (Planning ahead- Family Meeting / Problem solving / Rewards+ Consequences) Dealing with Emotional Behaviour ( Listen /Summarize / Ask how you could help them solve their problem/ Cool off time)

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16 16 SUPPORT SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY Centrecare9325 6644 Kinway Counselling9263 2050 Relationships Australia1300 364 277 Parent Drug Info Service 9442 5050 DCP Parenting Line9272 1466 DCP Family Helpline9223 1100 Crisis Care1800 199 008

17 17 USEFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS Books Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke (2007) Surviving Adolescents; Princess Bitchface by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Raising Girls; Raising Boys; Manhood by Steve Biddulf Taking Charge By Sarah Edelmann Positive Psychology in the Movies By Ryan Niemic and Danny Wedding Websites Headspace- Online, Phone, and In clinic MoodGym Happy Rambles Mental Health in Australia Australian Psychological Society

18 Making the Right Choices Chris Hill 18

19 19 Career Education Program The Year 10 Course has three main areas: Self Awareness What are my interests and capabilities? Future Options Career choices Course selection Post school education and training The World of Work Work experience and working Getting a part time job

20 The High Five Principles of Career Development Change is constant – the world around us is changing, be open to change & new opportunities. Learning is ongoing – strive for personal improvement; stay motivated by learning new skills & developing new talents. Focus on the journey – not the destination; your career journey will be life long with varied experiences. Know yourself, believe in yourself & follow your heart – combine your interests with career opportunities. Access your allies – rely on support of your family, friends, teachers, mentors and peers.

21 Specific Learning Differences Students with identified Specific Learning Differences will require a case conference with a parent and one of the Learning Support Advisors, the College Psychologist and either the Year Leader or Head of Year 10 to discuss:  Individualised Education Plans  Special Exam Arrangements e.g. extra working or rest time  Any addition support strategies or resources

22 Complete a Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to demonstrate a minimum standard based on skills regarded as essential for individuals to meet the demands of everyday life and work in a knowledge-based economy. Complete a minimum of four Year 12 ATAR courses including the external examination (i.e. be eligible for an ATAR) or complete a Certificate II or higher. Complete two Year 11 English units and a pair of Year 12 English units. Complete at least one pair of units from a Year 12 List A (arts/languages/social sciences) course and one pair of units from a Year 12 List B course (mathematics/sciences/technologies). Complete at least 20 units (or equivalents) including a minimum of 10 Year 12 units. Achieve a minimum of 14 C grades in Year 11 and Year 12 units (or equivalents) including at least 6 C grades in Year 12 units (or equivalents). If students do not meet the literacy and numeracy standard by the time they exit secondary school, they can apply to the Authority to re-sit the assessment. All students (whether they have achieved the WACE or not) will receive a Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement – a record of all courses and or programs completed. To achieve a Western Australian Certificate of Education students must:

23 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment To achieve a WACE, students will be required to complete the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) and demonstrate achievement at or above a minimum standard. The OLNA has three components – reading, writing and numeracy. Students who achieve Band 8 or higher in the associated component of their Year 9 NAPLAN tests will be recognised as having met the standard required for that component of the OLNA.

24 Sequential development All ATAR and General courses demonstrate an increasing level of complexity from Year 11 to Year 12. Course units must be completed sequentially, with Year 11 units (1 & 2) being undertaken before Year 12 units (3 & 4) unless students enrol directly in Year 12 units without completing Year 11 units. Year 12 units (3 & 4) are paired. The course change date will be reintroduced and it will not be possible to switch after this date. Students who switch courses in Year 12 need to complete the assessment requirements of both units 3 & 4 of the new course.

25 25 All courses General, ATAR and VET Certificate Studies contribute to the achievement of WACE.

26 26 GENERAL COURSES and VET Certificate Courses Pathways include State Training Provider (STP)/TAFE, Apprenticeship, Traineeship Practical emphasis coupled with theory in school. Some courses include National VET competencies or are stand alone VET courses e.g. Cert II Hospitality or Cert II Sport & Recreation. Students can achieve National VET Qualifications, ie. Certificate II which will make them very competitive for STP entry. Some students may have a course which requires them to be out of school one day per week e.g. STP or Workplace Learning

27 27 Want to go to a State Training Provider (STP) / TAFE? TAFE Entry Requirements All applicants must meet minimum entry requirements Communication (English) & Mathematics About 30% of courses are competitive and a selection criteria will need to be meet;  Check the website for latest details:

28 Maximum score = 100 points 1. Qualification pathway  Maximum score = 29 points eg Cert II Hospitality 2. Work experience/employment  Maximum score = 29 points  0.002 points per hour worked  Includes paid/unpaid, full-time/part-time work, work experience, voluntary work, community service; 3. Secondary education/Skill development  Maximum score = 42 points  Scoring based on English result, plus best two other results. See the Training WA website: Follow link to ‘Training Courses’ / ’TAFE Admissions’ / ’How To Apply – Full-time TAFE’ / ’Entrance requirements for full-time study’ STP/TAFE Selection Criteria

29 29 Year 11 and 12 ATAR Courses Pathways include University and STP/TAFE entry – Academic rigour. – Five days in school. – Minimum of three study/homework sessions per course each week. – 3-4 hours of study at home per night. – WACE exams in ATAR courses are compulsory. – Exams for university entry, 50:50 school and exams. – Scores can be over 5 consecutive years for university entry.

30 30 Want to go to University? Entry Requirements Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Final Scaled Score of 50 or better in an English or Literature TEA (Tertiary Entrance Aggregate) is the sum of four (4) best ATAR courses. ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) – is a percentile ranking. An ATAR high enough to gain entry into the course of choice. Pre-requisite courses (as required) TISC

31 31 Combination/Alternative Courses for Students in 2015 6 courses including Workplace Learning 5 courses + STP/TAFE Career Access Program (3 days in school + WPL, STP/TAFE or Pre-Apprenticeship in School) School Based Traineeship - 2 days in industry, 3 day at school - complete 4 courses, including WPL Pre-Apprenticeship in Schools - 2 days in industry, 3 days at school - complete 4 courses, including WPL

32 32 Work Experience Can be completed in Year 10, 11 or 12 On application to Ms Hamburg – Coordinator of Workplace Learning Year 10 Work@UWA Program  In a variety of areas (Hospitality, Science, Medical, Arts, etc)  Term 3 (details will be advertised during Term 2)  UWA present to students in Term 2  Expression of interest – students can register by emailing

33 33 Choices for 2015 Return to School STP/TAFE (full time) Traineeship Apprenticeship Employment (full time) which includes training Agricultural College

34 Shenton Website Help

35 Careers Information

36 Course Selection Help

37 37 Career Advice Computer assistance myfuture Job guide Job Outlook Books Job Guide, Uni/TAFE Handbooks, Other DEST’s Parents help with careers People C&CA, School Staff, Relatives, Friends Places Career & Info Centre; STP; Universities; Library.

38 38 Myfuture Website

39 39 Contact for Course and Careers Advisors Janet Schofield (0419 922 153) Lyn Johnson (Tuesday & Friday) Jane Hamburg Bill Friday (Wednesday)

40 40 CAREERS EXPO 15 – 18 May 2014 Perth Convention Exhibition Centre

41 41 EOC’s SkillsWest Expo 18 and 20 September Perth Convention Exhibition Centre

42 42 ENDORSED PROGRAMS Recognise areas of learning not covered in school. Contribute unit equivalents towards Graduation and the 20 “A” grades required for a Certificate of Commendation. Some examples include: o Sport - elite and recreational o Science - all aspects achieved out of school time o Performance and examinations in music, speech and drama o School Trips o Work - both paid and voluntary Evidence must be presented in the form of a certificate or student journal. See Ms Catherine Sayers

43 43 FAREWELL Next Parent Information Evening: Monday, June 16 (Week 8 Term 2, 2014)

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