Kidstown for Easter activities
A message from KidsTown- Easter will look a little different at KidsTown this year. We won’t be having the traditional hunt but we will have an orienteering style Easter Adventure course for children to get involved in.
We are looking for volunteers for all four days of the Easter Long weekend – 2, 3, 4 & 5 April 2021. We have a couple of different volunteer roles available. Details of these are attached. These roles could be filled by the same people each day or different people each day or alternate between two groups of people over the four days. That is up to the availability and interest of volunteers.
Volunteers over the age of 18 will require a volunteer Working with Children’s Check. All volunteers will receive an mini induction at the start of their time slot.
*Easter Bunny 9:30am – 2:30pm
*Easter Bunny Helper 9:30am – 2:30pm
*Activity Registration Volunteers 9:30am – 3pm
*Café Attendants 10am – 2pm
We appreciate any helpers who are interested in being involved in this exciting event. Volunteers will be provided with lunch, cold drinks or coffee, and Easter eggs .If you would like to volunteer please contact Emily Lange via email@example.com or 5831 4213 at Kidstown.
Industry & Enterprise & VCAL WRS
In Unit 1 VCE Industry & Enterprise (which almost all of our Yr 10’s complete) students will be encouraged to complete one but it is possible they may be able to do more. Given that there are approximately 370 students in Year 10, not all students will be able to complete placements at the same time. Instead, we will identify 3 weeks (one in each of the first 3 terms) when particular I & E classes will be scheduled for these placements. Ideally, they’ll take place then with their own class but we understand that this may not always be possible.
- We’ve had about forty students out on placement from Mr Crosbie, Mr Lythgo and Mr Reid’s I & E classes this past week. Students from these classes who weren’t able to during this time will be able to, at alternate times (or holidays), do so by negotiating with their teacher.
- Mr Harris, Mr Townsend & Ms Panella’s classes (6 classes in total) will be attempting to complete theirs in the week of 31st May – 4th June (Term 2)
- Ms Sharma and Ms Li’s classes (4 classes in total) will be attempting to complete theirs in the week of 6th – 10th September (Term 3)
As a school we will be as flexible as we can be to accommodate work placements for our students, sometimes it may be preferable these be in school holidays.
VCAL WRS students work placements will be available in specific blocks but also with the flexibility to individualise dates according to student interest and needs as well as employer opportunity access.
Tues 15th – Fri 25th June is available to Yr 12 VCAL students (Monday is a public holiday)
21st – 25th June (during Unit 1 exam week) is available for Yr 11 VCAL students
4th – 15th October (first 2 weeks of term 4) is available to Yr 12 VCAL students, before they return to finalise end of year formalities.
1st Nov – 11th November (during Unit 2 exams) is available to Yr 11 VCAL students.
** Please note that these dates are subject to change.
Work Placement at GV Health
GV Health is a terrific supporter of our students, supplying placement opportunities for students in a wide range of roles (nursing, allied health, allied health science, building & maintenance, catering & hospitality, business & administration. Unfortunately, at this stage GV Health is unable to commence planning and releasing placement opportunities as they are awaiting official COVID advice from DET and the Department of Health. This affects all schools not just GSSC. The VET Allied Health students however have been given approval to re-commence placements due to the specific nature of their training in the VET course and the relatability of work placements to these.
We will fast-track the release of work placement opportunities at GV Health as soon as we are able, unfortunately this is beyond the control of GV Health and our schools.
Australian Defence Force Work Experience opportunities
Students have diverse vocation interests. Some areas are very difficult to investigate through work placements e.g. psychology, counselling, security, policing. However, the ADF does run a limited work experience program with placements available in Victoria and elsewhere. To investigate these and how to apply follow this link https://bit.ly/3sfegGC
CI Card Training
The Construction Induction card is the base level OHS qualification needed by students wanting work placement in construction trades (e.g., plumbing, electrical, building). All placements happening on our new school site for example, will require this certification. Many Yr 10’s and 11’s (possibly Yr 9 and 12’s too) will be wanting to do placements with these trades or on the new school site, unless you’ve done this training you won’t be able to. We have already run two CI Card training days and are in the planning to run another (possibly Friday 30th April) at GOTAFE’s Archer Street campus (beside GSSC’s McGuire campus) for any interested students). These days will start before 9am and conclude at 3:30, students will have to find their own way there.
Unfortunately, we have limited places and these will be filled on receipt of applications and payments. Course enrolment forms can be downloaded here:
Please ensure that students complete the ‘USI – Unique Student Identifier step detailed on the form. Students can’t be enrolled in the course without a USI number. Return completed forms to your Campus Careers staff at the same time as paying the $100 required at your campus main office. Places can be filled only with complete and paid applications. Students from across all campuses will be participating. All instruction and supervision will be provided by GOTAFE staff not GSSC staff.
Gap year employment
Australian Defence Force
Applications are now open: Current Year 12 students can apply for a 12-month position in the Air Force, Army or Navy to begin in 2022.
The following are examples of roles on offer:
Mechanical Engineer Submariner
Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer
Maritime Warfare Officer
Maritime Warfare Officer Submariner
Electronics Engineer Submariner
Maritime Logistics Officer
Aviation Support Technician
Cabin Crew (Flight Attendant)
Warehouse Store person
Airfield Defence Guard
Start your application
Find a role you would like to apply for and click on the ‘apply now’ link at https://bit.ly/2uW1hzI
Create an account
Follow the steps to start your application and book the YOU Session. You will need to enter your personal details, complete a medical questionnaire, and upload your Yr 10 – 12 academic reports.
Information about the recruitment process - http://bit.ly/2Tyn8Yp
Study in the UK
Would you like to study in the UK?
Want to know what it takes to get into top UK universities? Crimson Education has developed a video covering topics such as academic scores, financing an overseas degree, application processes, and more. You can watch the video at http://bit.ly/2IL4UOc
Interested in event management, tourism, travel, hospitality, or cookery? How about flight operations, patisserie, baking, meat processing, food studies, culinary management, or hotel management? Not sure where a career in these study areas can take you?
William Angliss is a specialist institute in Melbourne offering vocational and higher education courses, www.angliss.edu.au
Below is information on how you can learn about courses.
Book a course advise appointment
You can book a 1:1 appointment with a course adviser by filling out an online form at this link - www.angliss.edu.au/study-with-us/meet-us/
Angliss Experience Day
Students are invited to participate in the online William Angliss Experience Day. You will be able to watch an Angliss student and teacher compete in the ultimate cake decoration contest. At the end of the session, you can ask about life as an Angliss student and how you can make your start in the Foods industry. For future butchers, bakers, pâtissiers, chefs and food technicians – you don't want to miss this event!
Date: Thursday 8 April, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Interested in Motorsports?
Have you always wanted to work with racing cars and work within a motorsports team? The following are two institutes that offer motorsports courses:
Automotive Centre of Excellence
Melbourne Docklands, Victoria
Motorsports Training Australia
Wodonga Institute of TAFE
Deakin University - Campus Tours
During the school holidays you are invited to experience Deakin University through their Campus Tour program. You will be taken on a 45-minute tour of your chosen campus by a current Deakin student.
You will be able to: Tour the campus of your choice (Melbourne, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool) and ask questions about university life, courses, and on-campus accommodation etc. You will also be able to book into a campus tour based on your study interest.
For information and to register your place, visit http://bit.ly/3bmUX8O
La Trobe University - webinars
Applications for the La Trobe Aspire Early Admissions Program will open on the 19th April. Year 12 students who would like to learn about how to apply for the program can participate in a webinar on Tuesday 13 April at 5pm.
Students can also participate in a study skills webinar on Tuesday 30 March. For information and to register your place, visit http://bit.ly/3c77Y5w
Monash University – Campus Tours
Students interested in learning about courses and facilities at Monash University can register to participate in a guided campus tour during the April school holidays. After the tour, students may be able to visit facilities in study areas such as education, engineering, IT, law, and science. Register your interest via www.monash.edu/campus-tours
If you’re unable to participate in an on-campus tour, you can do a tour virtually via the Virtual Tours portal or via the Monash Explore portal at this link - www.monash.edu/campus-tours
Dates for your diary
Charles Sturt University
23: Wagga Wagga | 30: Albury-Wodonga
UCAT ANZ (online)
National Institute of Education
Intensive UCAT training workshop
Campus and faculty tours - various dates
Campus and faculty tours - various dates
Experience Day (online)
|20, 21, 22|
Australian Catholic University – Talk with Industry Series (online)
20: Talk with Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine - 6 – 7pm
21: Talk with Business and IT – Wednesday - 6 – 7pm
22: Talk with Law – 6 – 7pm
ACN Nursing & Health Expo (online)
Australian College of Nursing
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
|29 Apr – 1 May|
VCE and Careers Expo
Your GSSC Careers Team
McGuire campus - Susan Barr
Mooroopna campus – Tarsh Boyko and Mary-ann Linehan. Mary-ann is the College Partnerships leader. This is a new position that emphasises how important we feel it is to build on our excellent links with partner organisations, employers, industry and other training organisations.
Wanganui campus – Graeme Crosbie, Ruth O’Bree & Simone Masters. Graeme is the Careers Leader, Ruth is the VCAL Leader and Simone is the Diversability Leader for GSSC.
Your GSSC Careers website
Greater Shepparton SC