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.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Indigenous Defence Careers Information Session

Defence Force Recruiting will be running an Indigenous Defence Careers Information Session in Cairns at the end of this month:

Indigenous Defence Careers Information Session
Date: Tuesday 27th June, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Brothers Leagues Club – 99-105 Anderson Street, Manunda QLD 4870
Register: cptcairns@dfr.com.au
Sergeant Dion Eivers and Sergeant Dan Colquhoun from our Army Indigenous team will be running the information session alongside a Navy member from HMAS Cairns.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Art and Design Education Resource Guide

If you are interested in a career in the Art and Design field, please have a look at this link.  The link will take you to a page with additional links to courses in the following:
Visual Communication
  • Digital media
  • Photography
  • Creative Arts
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Film-TV-Audio
  • Performing Arts
  • Design and Colour
Private Institutions, University/Higher Education, and TAFE / VET courses can be found at this link.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

QTAC Bachelor of Education information

If you are interested in applying to university to enrol in an Education degree from 2018 onwards, please see the following link. Please see me in the Guidance Office if you need to.


University of Melbourne Information Day for Interstate students and families

The University of Melbourne would like to invite you to attend our Information Day for interstate students and their families at our Parkville campus on Monday 10 July 9:00am – 5:00pm.

The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and finally a college tour.

The University of Melbourne also highly recommends you turn your University of Melbourne experience into a long weekend and participate in another event we are running on the previous Friday 7 July ‘A Day at Melbourne’ where you will find out about their undergraduate courses structure, majors, graduate pathways, enhancement programs and activities that can be done within each faculty. To find out more about the A Day at Melbourne program go to http://go.unimelb.edu.au/3bfn

Date: Monday 10 July 2017
Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010

Hawker Scholarship

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Hawker family member the Hon. David Hawker AO presented four new Charles Hawker Scholars from three states with their scholarship certificates this morning (01/06) at a ceremony held at St Mark’s College in Adelaide.
Since 1990, the Hawker Scholarship Trustees have awarded $5 million dollars to 118 Australian students, including a significant number from regional areas. The four successful candidates were awarded their residential Hawker Scholarships from a strong field of 184 applicants.

The new scholars are studying Philosophy, Physics, Mathematics, Agribusiness, Law, History and Development Studies.. The 2017 scholars are from Melbourne, Booleroo Centre (SA), Borambola (NSW) and Bathurst (NSW).

The 2017 Charles Hawker Scholarship recipients are Ms. Olivia BROWN (Lauriston Girls’ School VIC), Mr. MacKinlay COOKSON (Trinity Anglican College Albury NSW & Melbourne Grammar School VIC), Ms. Ella GRAHAM (Booleroo Centre District School SA) and Mr. Daniel McKAY (The Scots School Bathurst & the Australian National University ACT).

The late Lilias Needham, in memory of her brother, established the Charles Hawker Scholarship Trust. C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships, valued at up to $50,000.00 over three years, are amongst the most generous privately funded residential scholarships available to Australian undergraduate and postgraduate students.

There are a number of scholarships awarded each year. The Trustees offer them to capable students of principle and character, who have demonstrated a committed to the wider community. Selection is based on personal qualities as well as academic ability.

Applications for the 2018 Charles Hawker Scholarships open on December 4th 2017 and close on January 5th 2018. An application form and further information about C.A.S. Hawker and the scholarship is available from www.hawkerscholarship.org or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees in Adelaide on 08 8127 1654.