2 INTRODUCTION Katie Powers Year 10 Co-ordinator
33 YEAR 10 PARENT NIGHT Michael Morgan, Principal Welcome Stephen Pestana, Head of Year Ten & ATP Shenton Year 10 in 2012 Narelle Palmer Work@UWA Program Unistart Coordinator Shakira Durrant, College Psychologist Meeting the Challenges Year 10 Making the Right Choices Jan Schofield, Course and Careers Advisor
4 Our Mission Values and Beliefs So how do we empower your children? TOGETHER
5 How? Quality Teaching & Quality Teachers Curriculum differentiation that enhances a student’s interest, attitude and ability. Right pathwayys to success. Strong Educational Partnership with YOU the parents.
7 Leading school in 14 Curriculum Council Courses Accounting & Finance Applied Information Technology Biological Science Computer Science Economics Engineering Studies Food Science and Technology French Mathematics 3CD Mathematics: Specialist Media Production and Analysis Politics and Law Design stage 2 Mathematics 2CD
8 Celebrations of Shenton College Consistently top performing school Consistently top 10 performing school in course, & curriculum council awards High scholarship winner to tertiary institutions Much more than marks – Learning for Life: High numbers of cross curricula awards, Debating, Sailing, Surfing, Swimming, Mock Trails, UNYA A Caring College
9 2012 “If you not improving today you’re going backwards” – Rafael Nadal “Tread softly you are walking on my dreams” WB Yeats
10 Develop a Study Schedule & a Study Environment Listen to advice given – 100% of non graduation and no pathway to success is a result of not listening to advice. Maintain a work / life balance Remember we are here to help. Student Summary of Success
11 Shenton Y10: Building a Powerful Community Year 10 is IMPORTANT Grades! Good Standing Academic Challenges Supporting a success Culture Supporting Subject Selection Supporting exam techniques and strategies Week 3 Term 2 Week 8 Term 4 National testing (UNSW ICAS) Science: June 8 English: August 2 Mathematics: August 16 Y10 Parent Community
15 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.
16 WHAT DO ADOLESCENTS WANT? Excitement Thrills Privacy Independence Adult Status (above all) RESPECT, LOVE & ACCEPTANCE BY THEIR FAMILIES
17 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR ADOLESCENT Friendships tend to be more important than Family Break away from adults and adult control Risks Struggles with identity: WHO AM I?
19 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 (Work vs. School vs. Play) Risk-Taking Behaviour
20 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)
22 SUPPORT SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY Centrecare9325 6644 DCP Parenting Line9272 1466 DCP Family Helpline9223 1100 Kinway Counselling9263 2050 Relationships Australia1300 364 277 Parent Drug Info Service 9442 5050
23 USEFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS Girl Stuff Kaz Cooke (2007) Surviving Adolescents Michael Carr-Gregg (2005) Mental Health in Australia www.mentalhealth.gov.au Australian Psychological Society www.psychology.org.au
25 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
26 Work Experience Can be completed in Year 10, 11 or 12 On application to Mr Foley – Workplace Learning Coordinator Year 10 Work@UWA Program – In a variety of areas (Hospitality, Science, Medical, Arts, etc) – Term 3 (details will be advertised during Term 2)
27 ENDORSED PROGRAMS Recognise areas of learning not covered by courses. May contribute up to 10 unit equivalents towards WACE breadth and depth requirement. Examples include: o Cadets WA o performance in school productions o examinations in music, speech and drama o university studies o Keys for Life pre-driver education program. Evidence may include a combination of signed attendance records, journals, self evaluation, certificates and validation. See Cathy Sayers (Tuesday)
28 Requirements for Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Breadth and Depth Complete at least 20 course units or equivalent Complete 4 units of English or Literature during Yr 11 and 12 (two of these units must be in Year 12). In Year 12 study at least one pair of course units from each of List A (arts/languages/social science) and List B (mathematics/science/technology). Achievement Standard Achieve a C grade average or better across the best 16 course units of which at least 8 units must be completed in Year 12. Endorsed programs and /or VET credit transfer can reduce the required number of course units by up to 6 units. English Language Competence Achieve a C grade or better in any Stage 1 or higher course unit in English or Literature. Exams for stage 2 and 3 courses, unless exempt.
29 All courses stage 1, 2 & 3 and VET Certificate Studies contribute to the achievement of WACE.
30 COURSES Stage 1A1B; 1C1D and VET Certificate Courses Pathways include 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 Tourism. Students can achieve National VET Qualifications, ie. Certificate II which will make them very competitive for TAFE entry. Some students may have a course which requires them to be out of school one day per week e.g. TAFE or Workplace Learning
31 Want to go to 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;
32 TAFE Selection Criteria Maximum score = 100 points Qualification pathway (Max 29 pts) – Students should undertake a Certificate course offered at school e.g. Cert II Hospitality Work experience/employment (Max 29 pts 0.002 pts per hour worked) – Students will be limited in the number of hours they are able to accrue. – Includes paid/unpaid, full-time/part-time work, work experience, voluntary work, community service; Secondary education/Skill development (Max 42 pts) – English result, plus next best two other results. See the Training WA website: http://www.trainingwa.wa.gov.au/dtwd/detcms/portal/ Follow link to ‘Training Courses’ / ’TAFE Admissions’ / ’How To Apply – Full-time TAFE’ / ’Entrance requirements for full-time study’
33 Courses Stage 2 (Year 11) and Stage 3 (Year 12) Pathways include University and 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 Stage 2 & 3 are compulsory. – Exams for university entry, 50:50 school and exams. – Scores can be over 5 consecutive years for university entry.
34 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 stage 2 or stage 3 courses. Recommended minimum four courses at stage 3. 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 www.tisc.edu.auwww.tisc.edu.au
35 Combination/Alternative Courses for Students in 2013 6 courses including Workplace Learning 5 courses + TAFE Career Access Program (3 days in school + WPL,TAFE or SAL) School Based Traineeship - 2 days in industry, 3 day at school - complete 4 courses, including WPL School Apprenticeship Link - 2 days in industry, 3 days at school - complete 4 subjects, including WPL
36 Choices for 2013 Return to School TAFE (full time) Traineeship Apprenticeship Employment (full time) which includes training Agricultural College
37 Career Advice Computer assistance – OZJAC www.ozjac.com.au Username: g42839 Password: shentonwww.ozjac.com.au – MyFuture http://www.myfuture.edu.auhttp://www.myfuture.edu.au – aLife http://www.alife.net.auhttp://www.alife.net.au Places – Careers Info Centre – JIGCAL; TAFE; UNI; Library. Books – Job Guide, Uni/TAFE Handbooks, Other – DEST’s Parents help with careers http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/CareersandTransitions/CareerDevelopment/R esources/Pages/ParentsTalkingCareerChoices.aspx People – C&CA, School Staff, Relatives, Friends