Our Programs

World of Work

World of Work Program

  • To provide students with the skills to become more articulate, confident and well mannered.
  • To provide students with a solid grounding in manners and social graces.
  • To help our students transition from school to work, further education or training.
  • To build confident and the ability to relate to members of the community whilst in a comfortable albeit unfamiliar setting.

Sponsor

Port Stephens Council

Group Interview Activities

Group Interview Activities with Port Stephens Council

  • To make students aware of the growing trend to interview potential employees in a group situation, particularly in larger companies.
  • Display leadership skills.
  • Working together as a team to problem solve.
  • Communication skills.
  • Competitiveness skills.
  • Assertiveness skills.

Local Business Insights

Local Business Insights

  • Provide students with an insight to their careers of interest by visiting a business for a presentation and tour.
  • Highlight the various job opportunities available in local businesses.
  • Give students the opportunity to ask questions to business owners on their career of interest.
  • Develop links between local businesses and local schools.
  • Allow students the opportunity to compare slightly different jobs in the same/similar industry.

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Indigenous Program

Aboriginal Program

  • Link goal setting with self-worth.
  • Assist with decision making to create positive change for Indigenous Australians.
  • Develop positive health and self-care initiatives.
  • Empower students to have confidence.

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Ambassador

Ambassador Program

  • Provide students with opportunities to use their theoretical learnings into practical situations.
  • Develop students to be proud “Ambassadors” for the school.

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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

  • Reach out to students not eating breakfast at home.
  • Provide balanced breakfast of toast, cereal, fruit and fruit juice.
  • Ambassadors to build upon their responsibility and leadership skills.
  • Community link with Woolworths Nelson Bay for financial assistance with end of term BBQ breakfast.

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Careers Information Session

Careers Information Session

  • Introduce students to various careers through business and industry presentations.
  • Challenge students to consider careers they have not previously considered.
  • Develop links between school, businesses and students.

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Coaching Program

Coaching Program

  • Work with students on their strengths, weaknesses and career aspirations.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to build a rapport with coaches from appropriate Uni/TAFE courses and business/community.
  • Develop confidence and self esteem in students identified as those most likely to benefit from coaching.

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Communication and Confidence

Communicate and Confidence Program

  • Improve communication skills and confidence.
  • Understanding personal communication styles.
  • Understanding body language.
  • Present confidently.
  • Advanced listening skills.

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Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

  • Students are required to give service (volunteer).
  • Participate in physical activities that promote healthy behaviours.
  • Improve an existing skill or learn something new.
  • Participate in an exploration or expedition but must be challenging.

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Group Assessments

Group Assessments with Port Stephens Council

  • Provide students with a common recruitment experience.
  • Highlight the need for interview preparation.
  • Improve the skills of students to better handle interviews.
  • Experience the pressure of speaking in front of others.

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Health / Business

Health/Business

  • Introduce students to a growth industry of the future.
  • Provide students with practical training to assist in gaining access to further education/training/jobs.
  • Provide student with units of competency from VET training programs to assist with their future studies.
  • Develop links between local industry and local schools.

Practical Maths

Practical Maths

  • Provide students identified as struggling with every day consumer maths and life skills to operate in todays environment.
  • Teach students the most cost effective ways to purchase food.
  • Teach students healthy eating and portion sizes.
  • Develop financial life skills through interaction with budgeting and purchasing.

RFF Scholarships

Real Futures Foundation Scholarships

  • Reward a student who has participated in a RFF program and gained benefit from the program.
  • Assist with the financial burden of students gaining an apprenticeship or further education.
  • Promote the RFF brand by presenting the awards at assemblies.

Sponsor

Port Stephens Council

WesTrac Training Program

WesTrac Training Program

  • Introduce students to jobs in the manufacturing industry.
  • Provide students with units of competency from apprenticeship programs to assist with their future studies.
  • Introduce students to the training and workplace of heavy vehicle mechanics.
  • Develop links between local industry and local schools.

Sponsor

Port Stephens Council