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Careers expo and information session
Just got back from a careers expo and information night at my son’s college. The night was very informative but very very daunting!! My son is half way through year 10 and this expo and information night was in preparation of Year 11 and 12.
There were stalls from all the leading Universities and Tafe’s in Victoria, along with The Police force, VACC, The Army, William Angliss, Real Estate agents and others, too many to remember them all.
We collected so many books /career guides, pamphlets and flyers that there is just no way we can get through them all.
School based apprenticeships looked quite good too and for a second my son seemed to consider a school based apprenticeship in the automotive industry but ultimately health science is were we are heading I think – exercise physiology , physiotherapy etc.
To get into one of the better Universities for Health Science you need an Atar score of 60ish with a 30 in English which is achievable I think/hope.
I spoke with the senior school curriculum coordinator about my son dropping Maths next year he struggles with it so much, and her suggestion was to continue basic maths in year 11 because many courses only need unit 1 & 2 Maths.
I walked away feeling a lot better and I think George did too, at least we have some idea were we are heading now.
Best part of the evening was the year 11 curriculum coordinator who was George’s English teacher last semester (and who is just the loveliest man ever ) went over and sat with George and was talking to him about university and subjects and life and i really think he got through to him, he is such a cool man the boys all love him . I was so appreciative. The year 10 coordinator also called George into his office earlier today and had a quiet word to him as I had requested. But Mr Burt (the English teacher – year 11 curriculum coordinator did it all on his own accord. As I said he is just lovely.
I think we will both sleep better tonight, it is very hard being a teenager these days, things are just so different now!! There is more competition out there, more pressure and if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to do – and let’s face it who really does at 16 – then it’s just so stressful and I’ve gotta say draining.
A group of mistakes
Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo
I have been working out of one of our smaller work sites today and boy is it so different!! The phone rang all of 5 times, as opposed to it never stopping at my usual work site which can only be described as chaotic! Clients were few and only every so often, there no big lines going all the way out the door as I am normally use to seeing. It is the perfect place to catch up on pending work, provided you have pending work, and provided you are in the mood for doing said pending work, which quite frankly today I was not!!
One thing I noticed and really really loved were all these cute little motivational quotes on the computer stand – quotes to inspire and motivate you!! Anyone who follows my blog knows how much I love all those inspirational quotes!!
So here are a few of my favourites, expect to see more of these in the next few days.
You don’t drown by falling in the water.
It’s not about saying the right things
It’s not who you are
Learn to hit curve balls
It’s funny how life throws curveballs from time to time. I think these curveballs or challenges are a way to test us, to make us more resilient, to prepare us for whatever may be ahead.
Sometimes I wonder if I would actually like to know what is coming next, but you know what I don’t think I would. I prefer not knowing, prefer being surprised, or shocked, depending on the day!
What’s meant to be will be I guess!!