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Term 2: Tues June 12 – Thurs June 14
(only 3 days)
Well done to all those students who have organized their work experience! If you haven’t done so yet, you definitely need to get organized NOW. Work experience is COMPULSORY for all Year 10s.
Helpful tips:
Research previous work experience placements. Have a look at the list of over 500 employers on the year 10 notice board outside room 10.6.
Use the Yellow Pages. This will be useful to gain a number of potential employers.
Talk to your parents, other students, teachers, friends, family.
The arrangement form needs to be signed by the student, parent, employer and Mr Neal. If the employer is out of town include a fax number or email address (email preferred) and Mr Walker will send it to the employer to be signed.
You need to complete your safe@work general and industry test modules. Once completed, print them off and put them in Mr Walker office.
If you organise a work placement away from your residents you also need to organise your accommodation.
If a student is thinking about doing work experience with a plumber, builder, electrician, bricklayer, concreters or painter for example, they will be required to obtain a Construction Industry Card (CI card).  CI cards are required on all industry sites. For Galen students this training day is in term 2 on Tues April 24 at TEC/TAFE, Cusack street, Wangaratta. Give your name to Mr Walker and he will confirm the date and next term.   

Confused about Youth Allowance and other Government Assistance? The Australian Government has a new website for students and their families. The new Study Assist website provides a one-stop-shop for questions about Australian Government assistance available to help finance tertiary study:
Interested in Music? The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music are offering workshops to secondary school students in areas such as guitar, voice and VCE aural & analysis. To make a booking, contact Anastasia Russell-Head, Music Engagement Coordinator at 03 8344 3673, rua@unimelb.edu.au or go to  www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/programs/youth
Surveying at RMIT: For over 30 years, second and third year Surveying students have travelled to the Rubicon Valley in regional Victoria to gain intensive practical experience. The field camps allow students to carry out a range projects in cadastral, topographic, geodetic and engineering surveys. Learn about the camp through watching this video- www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6GVn3ODfyQ To find out more about studying surveying and geospatial science visit:
Are you interested in science?
Big Science, Small Science (BSSS) is RMIT’s new way to deliver science straight to young minds through Facebook. The BSSS page is regularly updated with scientific articles, quizzes, facts and polls. It’s also a great way to keep up with RMIT events, such as the experience days, as well as see photos from previous events. Members are all invited to contribute, and potentially win one of our regular giveaways!
Passionate about the environment? You should consider attending the Corporations, People and the Planet conference from 26 to 28 April in Melbourne. Global superstars Professor David Suzuki, Sigourney Weaver and Sir Bob Geldof will be in Melbourne for the Corporations, People and the Planet conference from 26 to 28 April. The big question the conference will address is “how can we work together across civil society, business and government to make a difference?” To find out more and buy tickets to the event (one day or all three days) at www.cpp2012.com
2012 Engineering Career Expo: If you are interested in Engineering, you should attend the expo on Thursday 29 March at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. More than 80 companies, from a range of industry sectors will exhibit at the expo to provide engineering industry insight in areas including employment, education and career opportunities, career path resources, engineering capability and engineering leadership. Enjoy free seminars, talk to engineers, network with prospective employers, access professional career advice and hear about our exhibitor’s latest and most innovative projects. Go to:

Interested in becoming a Nurse? The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Uni of Technology Sydney (UTS) will be running a series of workshops on Nursing called ‘Discover the Nurse in U@UTS’. You will be able to hear from three Nurses from different backgrounds and your parents are welcome to attend. You will also have a tour of the state of the arts facilities. The first workshop will be held Thursday 12 April at the City Campus. For more information, go to www.nmh.uts.edu.au/discover/nursing.html
Passionate about Arts and Design? If you are
planning to visit the Top Arts and Top Designs VCE Exhibitions in Melbourne, you should also consider taking a tour of the RMIT School of Design on the same day. You can do the following:
View the visual merchandising galleries and building design architectural labs and
Explore the interior decoration and design studios,
Tour the furniture and product design workshops and
See modern designs come to life.
You can make a time to tour the school by contacting Scott Knight at RMIT at scott.knight@rmit.edu.au Top Arts will run between April – May
Interested in studying Law in the future?
If you don’t want to study Law straight after school, you can undertake a degree in an area you are interested in first and then study the Juris Doctor (JD) after that as a ‘graduate qualification’. There is an information session on Thursday 15 March about the Melbourne Law School JD. For more information, go to
Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary are offering Keeper For A Day in the April holidays. Keeper for a Day is a hands-on school holiday program for students interested in a career working with animals. Participants will help out our animal keepers and learn about one of the most rewarding jobs. You have the opportunity to speak with animal keepers about their jobs and experience. Be prepared for the smell, sweat and of course, the fun of it all!
Werribee Open Range Zoo: 3rd, 10th and 12th April, 9.30am – 4.00pm. Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee.
Healesville Sanctuary: Years 7 & 8-  3rd, 5th and 10th April.  Years 9 & 10- 4th  and 11th April. 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Rd, Healesville.
Cost: $102.00 Includes morning tea (BYO lunch). Age: Secondary students (13-18 years). Bookings: (03) 9285 9406 – Pre-payment essential at time of booking.
Please click on the following link http://www.zoo.org.au/Learning/Camps-Holidays for further details on our school holiday programs.

Junior Position available at The Beechworth Sweet Co. We are looking for an outgoing, friendly, self motivated junior to become part of our team. Duties would include retail sales, packing of product and some cleaning tasks.
No previous experience required as we will completely train the successful applicant.
Must be able to work at weekends, after school and busy holiday periods. If you are aged 15 – 16 and think you will would enjoy working with us, please contact Yelena Nelder on 03 5728 2060.
Australian Air Force Cadets
Activities: Powered flying, gliding, fieldcraft training camps (bivouacs), shooting (firearms training), drill and ceremonial, promotion courses, general service training and much more… 420 Squadron, Benalla, Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC), is NOW RECRUITING Males and Females aged 13-18 years.
Benalla Drill Hall Community Activity Centre, corner Bridge Street West & Arundel Street, Benalla.  Parading Friday nights: 1830 – 2130 (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
Flight Lieutenant (AAFC) John Currie Commanding Officer: Telephone (Friday evenings only) 0447 676 095.

Rob Walker,
Work & Further Education Coordinator