Pathways Update

Kingswood College students and staff

The students have returned from holidays, and we would like to share with everyone just how amazing they all are and some highlights from Term 1.

The World of Work


MITS and Brighton Grammar alumni Calvin Cook and Kaleb Brogan-Rioli returned to Melbourne to continue their pathway towards becoming electricians.

Recently they both attended an Elevated Work Platform course with ECB Training Services an Indigenous owned and operated business providing high risk, construction skills, emergency, driver, and plant machinery training.


They are now equipped to operate machinery to work safely at heights. They thoroughly enjoyed the training and the style in which it was delivered, and the practical aspects were the most challenging but the most fulfilling. 


Kaleb and Calvin were naturals and even though it was their first experience operating this type of machinery they’ve definitely risen to new heights! Thanks must go Craig and Evelyn at ECB Training, and to Michael Sharpe and his team at Appselec, Calvin and Kaleb’s employer.



Coles Supermarkets

12 of our wonderful alumni have begun their journey into work through a partnership with Coles Supermarkets. 


Each student has undertaken hours of training, developed new skills such as customer service, self-leadership and problem solving, but most of all they are enjoying earning and increasing their independence.


You will find alumni students at Coles Icon on Swan Street, Coles Richmond Traders on Church Street, and Coles Victoria Gardens.  We are so proud of each and every MITS alumni and want to congratulate them on starting work. 


When you see them say hi and give them a big smile.

Pathways would like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of Marty Taylor, Indigenous Engagement Advisor, Corporate & Indigenous Affairs, and the entire team from Coles.


Work Experience

The last two weeks of each school term for Sam Warrior involves work experience, and if you’ve followed his journey you would know he values working in new and exciting places and applying his learning at a practical level. 


His Term one work experience is more like a home coming. Rowena Corner Store owner and long-time MITS supporter Con Coustas, provided an opportunity for Sam to work at the café, and he has taken to it like a kid to a footy! 


We visited Sam recently, watching him engage confidently with customers, taking orders and working diligently.  Wonderful job Sam (you suit the apron!)


St Kevin’s College Year 12 Formal

MITS St Kevin’s Senior students had a night to remember as they celebrated their Year 12 School Formal at Marvel Stadium, where they enjoyed a lovely meal and danced the night away with friends.

Adam, Bruce, and Marley were dressed to impress in suits graciously provided by M J Bale. We were able to capture some photos and even staff learned some new poses for future selfies.



Camberwell Girls Grammar Year 12 Formal


Very special to see Ruby all dressed up for her Year 12 Formal, and proud twin sisters in Year 7, Bethany and Norah beside her.


Around the Girls Schools and Boarding House

Swisse has been a wonderful regular visitor to MITS, and this week it was learning how to make healthy slushies – they tasted good too!


The Kingswood girls (Jamelia, Lesharnie, Nickeisha, Pauline, Denise and Angel) met with Hope this term – she has worked as a guide at the Connections show at LUME. Kingswood are working with LUME to build a mentoring program that will allow the students to yarn with Hope and others about anything they would like. It will be a great opportunity for the older students to ask about future pathways after school.

Keira and Ella
Keira and Ella

Visiting Alumni

It was great to see Jodie at MITS recently.  Jodie is from Nganmarriyanga, and was part of our first Class of 2016 – she went on to Kingswood, completing Year 9.  She's a wonderful young person and a devoted Mum, and it was wonderful to see her supporting Denise and Alison to return to Melbourne.