Please note that this blog is intended for the students and parents associated with Gordonvale State High School, Cairns. Please check areas of interest as seen on the blog to confirm dates and other information as there will be occasions when dates will change and the information may not be included in the blog as it may not have been received by the school. Posts prior to July 2017 may have reference to Smithfield State High School as this blog was initially developed for students when I was the Guidance Officer at that school.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Australian Defence Force Information Session

The Army transforms ambitious and resourceful civilians into leaders and commanders with exciting career options. It all starts at the Royal Military College (RMC), one of the world's outstanding military training institutions.

Within just 18 months you could be in command of your own platoon of soldiers. If you're already a qualified professional, you'll start work after just 45 days training. 
The Army are recruiting for Officer positions that offer great pay, an active lifestyle and a whole lot of adventure.

Attend the next RMC Information Session
Date: Wednesday 30th August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Defence Force Recruiting - Level 1, 55 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870
To book your seat, call 13 19 01 or register below.

Download the event flyer here.

Creative Radio Award

The Business Liaison Association would like to let you know about a new award for 2017 - the Creative Radio Award, sponsored by Star 102.7.

It is open to years 11 and 12 students, who are asked to create, produce and record a 30 second radio commercial about one of the Business Liaison Association's sponsors.

The winning student will receive a 6 week internship at the radio station along with a prize pack of merchandise.  The winning radio commercial will also receive airtime on Star 102.7.

Information is attached.  There is information on the BLA website about this and other awards available for 2017 - www.bla.org.au.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Australian Defence Force Academy Information Night

The Australian Defence Force Academy transforms ambitious and resourceful civilians into leaders and commanders with exciting career options. 

Receive military and leadership training at ADFA in Canberra, study for a world-class degree from UNSW Australia, earn a salary while learning, and graduate with a great career and reduced HELP debt.

Attend the ADFA Information Session
Date: Tuesday 15th August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Defence Force Recruiting - Level 1, 55 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870
To book your seat, call 13 19 01 or register below.

Share this event with your students and professional networks using the event flyer below.
Download the event flyer here.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

University of the Sunshine Coast Early Offer Guarantee

The University of the Sunshine Coast has a new pathway to their programs. The Early Offer Guarantee enables eligible year 12 students to be offered an early and guaranteed place at the University of the Sunshine Coast in November. These offers are made prior to the release of year 12 results so students do not have to wait until the main QTAC offer round in January. Early and guaranteed offers will be made to students based on approval from Mrs Carr. This program provides an alternative entry pathway to university for students who would benefit from the opportunity to complete a degree. For example, students who may not have opted to study for an OP or who may have other exceptional circumstances, such as medical or family issues, which may impact their OP result.
If you have tertiary aspirations and the passion and motivation for further study but would benefit from additional academic skills development and preparation before commencing a Bachelor degree. The university has an alternative pathway such as Associate Degrees or the Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) that you may be able to access.
For more information, please visit this link or see Jenny in B13.

TAFE Scholarships - Nursing, Enigineering, Science and Technology

More Queenslanders will now have the opportunity to study science, technology, engineering and maths at TAFE through a new Advance Queensland scholarship program. The program is designed to encourage students to complete both a TAFE Queensland qualification and university study in STEM-related careers including nursing, engineering, science and technology.

Applications for the scholarships close on 31 August 2017. For more information, visit the TAFE Queensland website.

Monday, 31 July 2017

CQUniversity Cairns Open Day

Do you have questions about starting TAFE or uni? Head along to the CQU Cairns Open Day and get the answers you need. Enjoy study area presentations, interactive activities and chat to expert staff and current students about the course you’re interested in.

Event date: Saturday, 26 August
Event time: 9 am - 1 pm
Location: Corner Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns

Chat with CQUni online

If you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry! CQUniversity will be available with fortnightly online chats commencing Wednesday, 2 August 3 – 6 pm. 

Visit the online information for the CQU Cairns Open Day

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Year 12 student Connect e-update

QCAA’s Student Connect e-update was recently emailed to all Queensland Year 12 students. This will be the school e-mail account.

The email provided details about the May issue of Student Connect magazine, upcoming career expos and the QCAA’s learning account competition.