Hennessy Catholic College Yearbook 2022


This year, my work as a Careers Adviser, has, once again, been a challenge as COVID continues to impact the activities and processes within the University sector. It was also a difficult time for the students with limited access to face to-face career information via information nights, guest speakers and Expos. Nevertheless, Year 12 students managed to get to their Sydney excursion in March, exploring some new career opportunities and courses. I am always pleased to hear students find these experiences helpful and, on occasions, they can be a real ‘game changer’. In 2022, many Universities expanded or continued their early entry programs, and our Hennessy students were among the first to receive multiple offers from June through to November. HSC results and ATAR’s will be out on 15th December, and I look forward to further offers and opportunities for everyone. Year 11 Fast Forward – University of Canberra (UC) program This year we have been fortunate to have 4 wonderful Year 11 students accepted into the University of Canberra Fast Forward program. Year 11 students enrolled at schools in the ACT and surrounds can apply for the program in July each year. The program gives them access to an early conditional University offer into nominated courses. Each year, UC only accept 25 all-rounders into the program, and this year we have led the way with 4 students! In 2023 these new Year 12’s will participate in a range of opportunities that will help prepare them for university life. In their first year at UC, these students will also receive a $2,000 study grant and engage in internship opportunities with university industry partners. Year 10 - Subject Selection Session While my main focus here at Hennessy is to assist our Year 11-12 students in their transition to life after school, I also aim provide our Year 10 students with as much career information as possible. This year, I held a subject selection workshop to help students understand the different HSC courses, VET and Uni terminology and school-based traineeships and apprenticeships. The students also participated in the annual subject selection market where they could chat with current students about the topics and demands for various subjects. Research suggests that there is a strong link between subject selection and University success and our goal is to help Year 10 make that link for post school options including universities, jobs and apprenticeships.

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