Career Guidance and Support

Career Guidance and Support

The School is committed to ensuring students make informed decisions regarding career paths beyond the world of secondary education. Regular updates are provided through email and year meetings while specialist assistance covers resume writing, visits to careers markets, facilitation of work experience, visits by guest speakers, and completing university and college applications.

Mentoring and Tutor Time

Your daughter will meet with her Tutor on Mondays for Wellbeing sessions, which includes the delivery of the NEGS PROSPER program, All students also have one lesson a fortnight delivered by the Year Advisor and tutor teachers, utilising the Wellbeing Program.

The NEGS Wellbeing Program builds on strong research by psychologist Martin Seligman. He believes that the high prevalence of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the synergy between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for happiness should be taught in school.

The NEGS program promotes resilience by teaching students to think more realistically and flexibly about the problems they encounter by teaching assertiveness, creative brainstorming, decision-making, relaxation, and several other coping skills.

Study, Research and Time Management Skills

“Developing time management skills is a journey that requires self assessment and external support or guidance.”

Academic success stems from healthy and productive school habits.

Study Skills
Good study skills come down to a combination of time management, creating an effective environment, being patient with yourself as you take on new information and trailing different approaches to learning information.

Research Skills
The aim of good research is to study a particular question carefully to identify relevant and reliable sources of information to support results. There are many places to seek information, and good research is just as much about identifying reliable information as it is analysing it.

Time Management Skills
Time management is all about understanding the amount of work you have to do, when it is due and prioritising the way you spend your time accomplishing the work.

Some components of effective time management include:

  • Setting Goals
  • Prioritising goals
  • Identifying tasks and allocating time to them (i.e. to do lists)
  • Structuring your time (i.e. use a daily/weekly planner)
  • Postponing unnecessary activities to allow for work to be completed
  • Monitoring progress
  • Reviewing results and amending your system for next time
  • There are many approaches and theories around maximising your time for productivity towards goals, what’s most important is that a student understands the way in which they best work and that they create a system that reflects their past achievements and successes.

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