Disclaimer

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.








Tuesday, 22 October 2013

University of Melbourne update


Extension Program Information Evening
The Extension Program Information Evening is an ideal opportunity for students and their parents to have their questions answered by Extension Program staff, the academics that teach Extension subject areas, and past Extension Program students.

When:     Wednesday 23 October
6.00pm — 8.00pm
Where:     Carillo Gantner Theatre,
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

Register online for the Information Evening, at:  www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/umep

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia can book an individual 30-minute consultation to talk with University staff.

Students can discuss their study options, the application and change of preference process, how the VTAC system works, our international support services and all things they want to know about studying at the University of Melbourne.

Dates:    Every Wednesday afternoon
from2 October until 18 December 2013.
Appointments are available from 2.00pm — 5.00pm.

Where:     University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

MORE INFO
For more information, visit:
REGISTER NOW
Registrations are essential.
International students can make an appointment by emailing:

Students are asked to please provide the following information in their registration email:
  • Name
  • School
  • Year level
  • Course interests
  • Preferred date and time.

Call for high school film entries – Northern Lights Film Festival


DEADLINE THIS THURS 24 OCT

James Cook University is once again looking for budding young film makers in north regional Queensland to submit their creations to this year’s Northern Lights Film Festival.

This is the fifth year the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) has hosted this exciting short film festival and we have been so impressed by the quality and imagination of the high school entries that we have decided to make this year’s NLFF specifically a high school festival!

It is absolutely free to submit an entry and the pooled prize money to be won is $1000, thanks to SoCA and the Townsville Cinema Group. The films can be any genre, the only real restriction is that they must be short; between 60 seconds and 6 minutes in length.

This year’s screening event and prize announcements will be held at the Old Courthouse Theatre (thanks to Full Throttle Theatre Company) on Saturday 9 November . This event is free of charge, everyone’s welcome and there will even be popcorn provided!

Application form and guidelines attached, otherwise see here www.jcu.edu.au/soca/northernlights

Central Queensland University Scholarships - Closing Soon


CQUniversity scholarships are aimed to make university available for all students and CQUniversity  encourage all Year 12s to apply for any and all scholarships they may be eligible for.

Please see the below information and if you need any assistance in completing applications the CQUniversity  friendly staff are only a phone call away.

 CQUniversity are taking applications for the following scholarships:
Scholarship
Closing Date
Building My Career (BMC) Scholarship - covers on-campus meals and accommodation at CQUniversity Mackay
25 October 2013
BMA Community Scholarship Program - for undergraduate students studying in non-mining related disciplines
1 November 2013
BMA Indigenous Scholarship Program - for Indigenous undergraduate students in non-mining related areas of study
1 November 2013
Desmond Tabone Engineering Scholarship - for first year engineering students interested in mechanical engineering
1 November 2013
Helene Jones Memorial Scholarship - to support students studying a Bachelor of Music
1 November 2013
Robert James Diamond Science Trust Scholarship - for commencing Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation), Bachelor of Environmental Science or Bachelor of Science (Specialisation) students
1 November 2013
Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship - to provide financial support to a first year undergraduate student
15 November 2013
Iwasaki Foundation Tertiary Education Bursary Program - to assist students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds
30 November 2013
For further information about scholarships, visit our website or call 13 CQUni (13 27 86).

Thursday, 17 October 2013

QPIX


QPIX, Queensland's leading film school for serious filmmakers who want to break into the industry, is holding its OCTOBER OPEN DAY on Saturday 26th October from 2-4pm.

In 2014 they will again be offering our uniquely hands-on, industry-focused creative courses:
  • our Diploma of Screen and Media (CUF50107) or GEN TV
  • and our brand new Advanced Diploma (CUF60107) or THE FEATURE PROJECT
Both courses are available under VET FEE HELP.

Their training is always conducted by working filmmakers, but guest lectures will also be provided throughout each course by specialists from ABC (Qld) and by many of the top directors, producers and writers in the Australian Industry.

QPIX courses are the only ones that give students the practical skills they need to get into the industry. They also equip all our students with business skills so they are not on their own when they leave.

Please see the information below about their upcoming OPEN DAY at our Production Studios in Annerley, Brisbane. 

Both the GEN TV and The Feature Project courses will commence in late February 2014.

Lots more information can be found on their websites at  www.gentv.com.au and www.qpix.org.au and by phone on 07 3848 8000

Tertiary Education Scholarships

TERTIARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS APPLY DECEMBER 2013

The Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund can assist with scholarships for those commencing their tertiary studies in 2014.

The scholarship applications are assessed by a “merit and means test” process and are provided to assist youth to achieve their goals in their chosen field.

Initial enquiries regarding eligibility can be directed to Debbie Wood at the Fund’s Office on 40516590 (9am – 3pm Mon-Fri). 

Applications can be obtained from the Fund’s website at www.fnqyaf.org.au.
Applications close 31st December 2013. 

We also have Facebook – Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund.

Try Something New

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Scholarships


Student Exchange Australia New Zealand, a not-for-profit organisation registered with all state and territory departments of education, is pleased to extend an invitation for Smithfield State High School students and their families to attend our next information evening in Cairns. The session is being held on Thursday, 24th October at the Holiday Inn Cairns, Cnr The Esplanade and Florence St, Cairns.  The session starts at 7:30pm and will be the last session held before our scholarship & discount deadline.

The evening gives students and families the opportunity to learn more about becoming an exchange student and the various scholarship options that are available.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS - DEADLINE 31ST OCTOBER 2013 FOR PROGRAMS DEPARTING APRIL 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2014

Central Queensland University Update


The Bachelor of Property

The Bachelor of Property at CQUniversity leads to a wide range of career options.
Property encompasses a wide range of areas; from the residential home through to shopping centres and commercial premises and from resorts to rural land holdings or mining operations. Explore a range of career opportunities, from valuation, property economy and consulting, property management and more.

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Property is available by distance education, so if you are looking to go further in life through tertiary education, consider the property program at CQUniversity – you won’t have to leave your own back yard to do it.

Watch the CQU latest property video to find out more about the great range of careers and feature of the Bachelor of Property!

New Programs and Developments at CQU

The New Programs in 2014 publication containing some of the recent additions to our range of programs is now available. These programs will become available in the near future and there are a number of recent developments in existing study areas.

Some exciting changes include new programs in agribusiness and food security, applied sociology, asset and maintenance management, education, psychology and safety science, and developments in arts, aviation, chiropractic, engineering, IT, professional communication and psychology.

Auditions/interviews for places in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Theatre programs in 2014

Auditions/interviews for places in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Theatre programs in 2014 are:

• Rockhampton: Tuesday, 5 November 2013
• Mackay: Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Students can study on-campus at CQUniversity Mackay, and benefit from state-of-the-art facilities such as:
• 200 seat proscenium theatre
• Recording studio and equipment
• Music teaching studios and practice rooms

Applying for entry to CQUniversity is a simple three-step process for your students:
1. Apply through QTAC
2. Complete the online application to the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM )
3. Attend an audition.

If you are interested in auditioning, however unable to attend a live audition, you are welcome to audition via DVD or upload to a secure channel on YouTube.
For further information call 07 4940 7800 or email musicandtheatre@cqu.edu.au.

Defence Force Work Experience Opportunities


Vacancies that still exist for Defence Work Experience between now and the end of the school year.  If you  are considering a Defence career, here are some final opportunities for 2013 work experience:

Army Careers Visit - Lavarack Barracks - 6th November

Military Police - Lavarack Barracks - 4 - 8 November (2 positions available)

Applications via the DWEP website, link below:


Air Traffic Control (JBAC) - RAAF Base Townsville - 4 - 6 November (1 position available)

This placement is no longer on the website,  but if you are interested, please visit the Guidance Officer.
Note that students will have to address Selection Criteria (via email with ADF) for this placement.

Plant Operator - 3rd Combat Engineer Regt - Lavarack Barracks - 4 - 8 November (1 position available)

While there is some focus on the Plant Operator role, the unit hosts 10 students in different job areas on this placement, but brings them together for the majority of the placement to participate in activities and demonstrations relevant to the regiment as a whole.  So any students interested in trades or combat engineer roles would still get something out of applying for this particular placement.

This placement is no longer on the website, but if you are interested, please visit the Guidance Officer.

Navy Overview - HMAS Cairns - 18 - 21 November (5 positions available)

Applications via the DWEP website, link below:


Note that any out of area students would need to organise their own travel to and accommodation in Cairns for this placement.

Univeristy of Queensland Update


VCE results will be released at 7.00am on Monday 16 December 2013. If you or your students have any questions during the change of preference period, please call our COP Hotline on:
13 MELB (13 6352) Or meet the staff at the University Information Centre, located at Gate 3, Swanston Street.

Students can also learn about their preference options on Course Information Day.
When:    Wednesday 18 December
10.00am — 2.30pm
Where:    University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

For more information visit: www.cop.unimelb.edu.au

Extension Program Information Evening
The Extension Program Information Evening is an ideal opportunity for students and their parents to have their questions answered by Extension Program staff, the academics that teach Extension subject areas, and past Extension Program students.

When:     Wednesday 23 October
6.00pm — 8.00pm
Where:     Carillo Gantner Theatre,
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

Register online for the Information Evening, at:  www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/umep

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia can book an individual 30-minute consultation to talk with University staff.

Students can discuss their study options, the application and change of preference process, how the VTAC system works, our international support services and all things they want to know about studying at the University of Melbourne.

Dates:    Every Wednesday afternoon
from2 October until 18 December 2013.
Appointments are available from 2.00pm — 5.00pm.

Where:     University of Melbourne
Parkville campus

MORE INFO
For more information, visit:
REGISTER NOW
Registrations are essential.
International students can make an appointment by emailing:

Students are asked to please provide the following information in their registration email:
  • Name
  • School
  • Year level
  • Course interests
  • Preferred date and time.

Melbourne University Scholarships


The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia. Not only do we offer scholarships for outstanding academic achievement, we also provide access to students who might not otherwise have the chance to study here.
There are a number of equity scholarships available through the University’s scholarship program including:

MELBOURNE ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP
Benefits: A total allowance of $13 500 for the normal three-year duration of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours).

NATIONAL EQUITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Benefits: Tuition fee-exempt Commonwealth Supported Place, valued up to approximately $30 500.

INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS
Benefits: Annual allowance for up to four years of an undergraduate degree.

MILDURA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS
Benefits: Up to $15 000 for the normal three-year duration of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours).

For these equity scholarships, students are reminded to submit a scholarship application through VTAC by Friday 18 October 2013 (5.00pm). This application is separate to the SEAS application which closed through VTAC on Tuesday 8 October 2013.

There are a range of other scholarships available at Melbourne which have different application requirements and closing dates. For more information, visit:

RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of Melbourne’s residential colleges offer financial support in the form of scholarships, bursaries and employment opportunities to help students fund their college experience.

FACULTY SCHOLARSHIPS
Many faculties have specific scholarships and benefits for students applying to their courses. Students are encouraged to check the website of their preferred course for more information:

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

2014 UQ sporting scholarship applications now open. Closes 31st October 2013

The University of Queensland (UQ) and UQ Sport, in partnership with the Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland and The Clem Jones Group, are pleased to offer sporting scholarships to outstanding athletes enrolled at UQ each year. 

Scholarship holder benefits include:
  • financial assistance
  • free access to UQ sporting facilities
  • academic support
  • free education programs
  • access to high performance support services
  • access to the athlete's lounge 
In 2014 the following scholarships are on offer:
Check out the new frequently asked questions page
Tel: 07 3346 6243
E-mail UQ: sportscholarship@uqsport.com.au

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Release of Year 12 students results and OP's

Online release

All results contributing to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OPs and FPs will be available in students’ learning accounts on the Student Connect website https://studentconnect.qsa.qld.edu.au from 9 am on Saturday 14 December 2013.

Students must know their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password to log in and check their results. Students will be able to access their results more quickly if they have previously activated their learning account.

Students have been issued with their LUI numbers, however if you have misplaced your LUI number, you can find it on your One School Home Page.

Mail out

Students will begin receiving their Senior Education Profile in the mail from Monday 16 December 2013. Depending on individual student’s circumstances and results, each profile will comprise one or more of the following documents:
 • QCE
• Tertiary Entrance Statement
• Senior Statement
• Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement.