From the Careers Department
From the Careers Department
Careers Week at SAC
It was a fantastic Careers Week at SAC which fittingly started with old scholars supporting senior students at the Alumni Breakfast and ended with exploration activities for reception and Year 1 students. We enjoyed watching each year level engage with age-appropriate activities and were fortunate to welcome wonderful parents for careers show and tell, employers and external education and training providers at our Careers Expo, old scholars at our Alumni Breakfast and, of course, Adelady as part of our whole school celebrations.
National Careers Week is an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia and aims to celebrate careers and career development services while promoting the economic, social and personal benefits of career development for all Australians. It assists students to have a greater understanding about options and pathways, and to relate these to what they know about themselves. Thank you to everyone involved!
Ms Julie Stephenson
Careers & VET Coordinator
SOUTH AUSTRALIA SPACE SCHOOL
During the school holidays, Year 11 students Olivia and Alexis were lucky enough to be able to attend the annual South Australian Space School. Running for four days, the students experienced career opportunities in the space sector.
“On the first day, we visited the Space Discovery Centre and Adelaide University. Through these experiences, we learnt a lot about technology in space, the research behind it and the opportunities we have to work in a career in space. On the second day we looked at careers in space through the defence industry, getting the chance to visit DSTG (Defence, Science and Technology group) up in Edinburgh. This was an amazing experience to learn about not just careers in the defence industry, but also about the research being conducted at DSTG. Some of this research included night vision goggles, huge telescopes and shoebox-sized satellites. On days 3 and 4 we spent time at Hamilton Secondary College where we got to experience their planetarium facility, and “Mission to Mars” simulation. Swapping between mission control and being an astronaut on Mars, everyone got to do both parts of the mission and consider the challenges of exploring the planet, from solar radiation to violent storms! Overall, the experience made for some great memories and opportunities to make new friends, it really opened our eyes to what’s out there.” Olivia and Alexis (Year 11 Students)
Following on from the Careers Expo, this week all Year 11 and Year 12 students heard from UniSA to explore post school opportunities. Over the coming weeks we will also welcome the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.
- Monday 29 May – University of Adelaide presentation
- Monday 5 June – Flinders University presentation
- SATAC applications for Year 12 students will open early August.