16 October 2017

Career Information


Year 11/12 Subject Changes

By now all Year 11 and 12 students should have settled into the subjects that they are going to continue with for the remainder of the 2015 academic year. However, some students may still be undecided and they will have until the end of Week 2 (Friday 13 February) to make any final changes. This deadline is set so that students will have a realistic chance of catching up and successfully completing the new subject/s they have chosen. Subject changes after this time will only be made under exceptional circumstances in consultation with Mr Frusher and with approval from Mr Allen, Director of Teaching & Learning.

Overseas Exchange 2016

Year 12 students who are considering a GAP Year overseas are encouraged to start thinking about their proposed destinations and to arrange a time to meet with Mr Frusher to discuss the various options available.

Some of the options already advertised are as follows:

Tutors Worldwide handles the recruitment of gap tutors for a good number of schools in the UK. In 2015, despite the continuing recession and changes to visa regulations, they offered 130 gap tutor placements in UK schools to Australian applicants from the age of 17 upwards. Full information regarding the programme offered by Tutors Worldwide can be found at the organisation's website www.tutorsworldwide.org . Please note that the closing date for applications for placements in 2016 is 9 April, 2015.

Lions Youth Exchange gives Australian youth the opportunity to live with Lions families overseas during December 2015 - January 2016 school holidays. The programme does not involve tuition or school attendance but is rather a cultural holiday whereby students can immerse themselves in a new culture, enjoy organised sightseeing and practise second language skills. Further information can be found at www.lionsclubs.org.au/ye . Applications close June 2015.

Academic Task Force

Who we are: Academic Task Force is a proud family owned WA company that over the last 20 years has helped West Australian students to achieve success at school through our out of school revision and tuition courses.

Want to improve your grades?

Weekend help classes and Master Classes are available for students from years 7 - 12; enrol through Academic Task Force.

Year 11 and 12 WACE and ATAR Master Classes - Available Sundays and after school

Be inspired by expert subject specialist teacher who will give you fresh insights into course concepts and learn how to achieve maximum marks in your exams.

Year 11 and 12 WACE and ATAR Weekend HELP Classes - Various classes on Saturday and Sunday

Receive weekly help in your areas of need in your courses from experienced WACE and ATAR teachers. In the class you can ask questions about your school work and get one-on-one help to strengthen your understanding.

Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Weekend HELP Classes - English, Maths Science classes on Saturday and Sunday.

Experienced teachers work with students to build their skills and understanding in a small group environment.

Contact Academic Task Force for further details or speak with you Year Coordinator for a brochure.

Phone: 9314 9500

Email: learn@academictaskforce.com.au

Website for Enrolment: www.academictaskforce.com.au

Changes to the Secondary Schools Tax File Number Programme in 2015

The Secondary Schools Tax File Number (TFN) Program will not continue beyond 31 December 2014. This means that School TFN forms will no longer be processed beyond this date.

How students can apply for a TFN from 1 January 2015

The Australian Taxation Office in partnership with Australia Post is making it easier for individuals to apply for a TFN.

Students can now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office.

Applying online is the fastest and most convenient way for students to get a TFN. More information on applying online can be found at ato.gov.au by searching for 'QC27248'.

Students who are unable to visit a participating Australia Post office will need to complete the application form Tax file number - application or enquiry for individuals form (NAT 1432). More information about lodging this form can be found at ato.gov.au by searching for 'QC22604'.

Defence Force Gap Year Information Session

Tuesday 10 February 2015

6.30pm - Level 7, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished year 12 (or equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year. In 2016 Gap Year opportunities are available in the Navy, Army and Air Force and applications are open for two weeks only from 2 March. Find out more about the Gap Year at this information session.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Australian National University would like to invite students and their parents to the 2015 ANU Tuckwell Scholarship Roadshow in Western Australia:

4.30pm - 6.00pm Wednesday, 25 February

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

Representatives will be on hand to present on the possibilities open to students at The Australian National University. Speakers include:

  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Experience) Professor Richard Baker
  • Current Tuckwell Scholars

This is no ordinary scholarship

Receiving a Tuckwell Scholarship is not just about your intellect. It is about your desire and determination to use your national abilities, if given the opportunity to realise your full potential so that you can make a difference in the world.

The Tuckwell Scholarship programme has a focus on giving back to Australia. It is the only one of its kind that nurtures Scholars to fulfil their wider ambitions over and above the pursuit of an undergraduate degree.

Applications for study commencing in 2016 will open 2 March 2015

To RSVP for the Perth event, please click here