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.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Pathway to study medicine

If you are pursuing a career in medicine, USC’s biomedical science program has proven to be a great pathway to achieving their dreams.

Phil Barker of Caloundra and Leigh White of Buderim both started at USC in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and are now on their way to studying postgraduate medicine at the University of Wollongong Graduate Medical School.

They were among 700 applicants from across Australia competing for only 72 places in the program. Using their science studies in Honours at USC, hospital orderly Leigh and radiographer Phil were among the lucky few to be offered places.

“USC’s Biomedical Science program provided me with a great foundation for understanding the human body and completing my honours at USC was a valuable opportunity,” Leigh said.

USC’s Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science and Nutritional Biochemist
Dr Mark Holmes said several of his students have successfully continued on from their studies at USC to study postgraduate medicine. USC’s biomedical science program offers students a broad range of clinical research areas and practical placement opportunities at hospitals such as the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane for students focusing on clinical measurement.  

Come On A Theatrical Adventure With Tyc These Easter Holidays.

Join in the fun at TYC these school holidays with our EASTER DRAMA SCHOOL from Monday April 18th through to Thursday April 21st from 9am – 3pm as we take a theatrical adventure with Percy, Grover, Annabeth and their allies from PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF. Participants will embark on a cross-country voyage to catch the true lightning thief and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

TYC EASTER DRAMA SCHOOL will see children and young people aged 7yrs and over participate in 4 full days of creative exploration where they will develop the essentials of stage performance through improvisation, role-play and characterization. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore set and costume design as well as incorporating multi-media performance elements such as sound, lighting and cinematography if so desired.

Participating in TYC action packed EASTER DRAMA SCHOOL program is lots of fun and sees participants make lots of new friends while also improve their acting techniques, self-confidence, communication and presentation skills, as well as their creativity.

The four-day program costs $195 and is open to children and young people aged 7yrs and over. At the end of the program participants will receive a certifycate of achievement and perform for their parents and friends on the final afternoon in TYC Adventure Theatre.

For more information on TYC’s EASTER DRAMA SCHOOL please phone 4041 4066, email
info@theyoungcompany.com.au or book online www.theyoungcompany.com.au.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Australian Government Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations

The Australian Government has primary responsibility for the public funding of higher education. This funding support is largely provided through:
·         the Commonwealth Grant Scheme which provides for a specified number of Commonwealth Supported places each year, 
·         the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) arrangements providing financial assistance to students, 
·         the Commonwealth Scholarships, and
·         a range of grants for specific purposes including quality, learning and teaching, infrastructure, research and research training programmes.
More information on higher education program funding is provided below:
·         Capital Development Pool
·         Commonwealth Grant Scheme
·         Education Investment Fund
·         Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund
·         Structural Adjustment Fund
·         Superannuation Program

James Cook University School of Creative Arts (SoCA)

Artiz – Young Artist Development Program

This year the annual gathering of gifted and talented young artists from Queensland high schools around the state takes place in Townsville, in conjunction with James Cook University.
This four day visual arts event features a stimulating program of hands-on creative experiences as well as information, expertise and resources to provide students with a full picture of training, education and career opportunities. Top line artists, arts educators and special guests will all contribute to a high quality program designed to provide a platform for future practice, education and career. 

This is a must do program for young artists looking for professional training and career direction. It is run as a non-residential day program with students committed to the full four days of activities.

Tuesday 28 June – Friday 1 July
Cost $135 for four days – includes, workshops, seminars, excursions and some meals
Limited places only
Scholarships and some residential placements available

Important Dates
13 June 2011 Artiz Registration closes
30 May 2011  Scholarships applications close
1 June 2011   Scholarship applicants notified
6 June 2011   Last date to withdraw from program and have deposit fully refunded
       For more information visit the Flying Arts website here.
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