Pathways: Futures Expo

St. Peter’s College Futures Expo

Everything you ever wanted to know about:

  • Navigating VCE
  • Careers and University Pathways
  • Maximising your ATAR
  • Acing a Job Interview
  • Subject Selections in the Junior Years

The St. Peter’s College Futures Expo has something for everyone.

Our Annual Futures Expo is St. Peter’s College ‘One Stop Shop’ for students and parents for all your Curriculum and Careers information.

 

Taking the time to be fully informed of all the choices available will ensure a smooth transition through the Senior Years of school and will maximise both your enjoyment and achievement.

2020:

Clyde North Campus: Tuesday 21 July 2020

Cranbourne Campus: Tuesday 21 July 2020

16 July, 2020

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Your child’s subject selection for the 2021 school year is of critical importance. It is why we, at St Peter’s College, invest so much time and energy into making this an engaging process for our students. It is important because:

  • Students will get most success in a subject when they do something that they enjoy, are good at and/or need for their chosen course or occupation
  • Late changes to chosen subjects or courses cause significant disadvantage for students because they then miss crucial teaching and learning that they struggle to catch up on
  • We work out what subjects are timetabled next year by student choice. If students don’t choose a subject, then it will not run

Your role in this process as a parent or caregiver is important. Firstly, I would like to encourage you to ensure that it is your child’s dreams and choices that you should foster, not your dreams or choice for your child. You can do this by listening carefully to your child, asking probing but non-threatening, non-judgmental questions and challenging them to be open and inquiring about their future options. Their goals can be achieved through many different pathways and so it is important that students choose courses and subjects realistically and base this upon their passions and strengths.

For you to play your role in supporting your child’s subject selection, please be aware of the following program and important dates, some which will involve you:

Date Time What Who How
Monday, 20 July 8.50am – 9.20 am Extended Tutor Group (Goal setting) Students only Year 7-10: Remotely via Zoom Year 11 & 12: Onsite at school
Monday, 20 July Period 2 (CRA)

Period 4 (CLN)

Pastoral Period about subject selection Students only Year 7-10: Remotely via Zoom Year 11 & 12: Onsite at school
Tuesday, 21 July 8.50 am – 1.40 pm Futures Expo (day)

Practice GAT (VCE students)

Note early finish except for Year 11 & 12 VCAL students who finish at the normal time

Students only Year 7: Student Free Day

Year 8-10: Remotely via Zoom Year 11 & 12: Onsite at school

 

Tuesday, 21 July 4.00 pm– 7.00 pm Futures Expo (evening) Parents & Students Remotely via Zoom.

Parents and students use student devices to log in to specific sessions.

See Careers Expo page on SPACE for relevant Zoom links.

Wednesday, 23 July 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Year 9 into 10 Subject Interviews Year 9 students & parents Zoom interviews. These Zoom interview links will be emailed to parents and students.
Thursday, 24 July 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Year 9 into 10 Subject Interviews Year 9 students & parents Zoom interviews. These Zoom interview links will be emailed to parents and students.
Monday, 27 July 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Year 10 into 11 Subject Interviews Year 10 students & parents Zoom interviews. These Zoom interview links will be emailed to parents and students.
Tuesday, 28 July 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Year 10 into 11 Subject Interviews Year 10 students & parents Zoom interviews. These Zoom interview links will be emailed to parents and students.
Monday, 3 August 5.00 pm Subject Selection due Year 8–11 students Use Web Preferences code that is emailed to all students.

Parents of Year 7, please note that Futures Expo on Tuesday, 21 July is a student free day and no remote classes will take place on this day. Year 7 students who have been attending their campus should remain at home on this day.

I would like to reemphasize how important the Year 9 into 10 and Year 10 into 11 subject interviews are for these students. Important decisions are to be made not just about subjects but about courses such as VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VET (Vocational Education & Training). It is because of this importance that we insist upon these interviews and once they are completed, we will email out the access code to access the subject selection student portal (Web Preferences).

Web Preferences Subject Selection Portal

Subject selection is made via the Web Preferences Subject Selection Student Portal. Students in Years 8 and 11 will have their access code emailed to them after Futures Expo on Tuesday, 21 July. Year 9 and 10 students will have their access code emailed to them after their subject selection interview. Students who do not attend subject selection interviews must make contact with their House Leaders to have a discussion about next years course before they will receive an access code. Without this access code, no subjects for the following year can be chosen.

Curriculum Handbook

The 2021 Curriculum Handbook is a detailed electronic resource that students and parents can access via this link on our website for excellent and accurate information about all subjects and courses offered at St Peter’s College. Please use this as a first reference point, however, if you or your child needs further assistance please do not hesitate to contact either their Learning Advisor or House Leader.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Chris Black                                           Mr David Hansen

Principal                                                     Deputy Principal – Learning & Teaching

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