Spotlight on Nursing

 Being a nurse is about caring.

Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.  In Year 11 students can elect to study Human Services at TAFE as part of their HSC.  This course enables students to learn valuable skills and get an insight into nursing as a possible career whilst still at school. 

Anna has been studying this course at St Leonard’s TAFE.   

“Over the past year I have been studying a TAFE course called Health Services Assistant. This course involves learning nursing knowledge and skills such as infection control, first aid, anatomy and physiology as well as going out into the hospitals to do clinically work placements. The aspects of this course that I am enjoying is learning the basics of how to look after someone and doing practical work that can help me in my future. This course gives me a taste of what my future career could possibly be like and whether I would like to pursue a career in health services in the future. “

Anna Maxwell, Year 11

Would you like to speak to a Careers Advisor?

Career meetings are for all year groups.  The Careers Office is open to all students in all years.  We are usually in the office before and after school, and at recess and lunch.  Girls are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy with students, so the best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability or drop in with your diary to schedule a time. 


What’s coming up …

Each week in our newsletter we highlight a number of key events and opportunities coming up. If you would like a full and comprehensive list please follow the link below:


Our school community can access the news and calendar on with:

Login: ln

Password: ln29

For this week’s news on the website CLICK HERE


 Students are invited to the Knox Grammar School Careers Night

16th May 2016, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Knox Great Hall, Woodville Ave, Knox Senior School

The night is open to local students and their parents. It will provide the opportunity to speak to representatives from universities, TAFE and private colleges. 


Students are invited to the Barker College Tertiary Courses Evening

8 June 2016, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, in the Multi-Purpose Hall.  The night is open to local students who are interested in finding out about available courses from a range of tertiary providers including Universities, Private Colleges and TAFE.


Year 10 Subject Selection

The official word is that you should take the subjects that reflect your interests and abilities.  Later in the term Year 10 will be making decisions about subjects for Year 11.  Universities also run parent information sessions throughout the year. The following sessions are coming up.


UNSW Year 10 Subject Selection & Information Evenings

18 May 2016 – 6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Kensington

This evening is the best place for you to start if you are thinking about coming to uni in two years’ time and are currently a year 10 student (or you are the parent or teacher of a year 10 student).



These evenings are designed to help Year 10 students (and their parents) choose subjects for the HSC and navigate through the process of applying to university.

The 2016 Year 10 Information Evenings will be held on Monday 16 May, Wednesday 18 May and Monday 23 May.

Topics include:

  • ATAR, scaling, prerequisites and assumed knowledge
  • subject selections
  • career pathways
  • The student journey to university.

Time:  6-8pm
Venue:  The University of Sydney. Venue information will be provided to registered attendees.


Year 12 Opportunities Now Open

 Students are strongly encourage to apply for scholarships and entry programs, however each scheme is highly competitive requiring a strong and polished application.  Most applications have a school component that needs to be completed so please talk to the Careers Advisor about your application well before the due date.

The following opportunities are now open:


  UNSW Co-op Create Your Career

31  May 2016, 6pm to 8pm, UNSW Kensington Campus
The Co-op program is a career development scholarship. It is available in, accounting and business management, actuarial studies, math, finance and banking, marketing, engineering and technology and information systems.


22 June 2016, 6pm to 8pm, UTS Building 5, Block B, Cnr Quay St and Ultimo Rd, Haymarket

The event is directed at students in Years 11 and 12, who are interested in studying law. The evening will include information on various degree options, practice-oriented learning, entry pathways, student life and one-on-one consultations with staff and students.


17  May 2016, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Haymarket

This event is for students in Years 11 and 12 and their parents and teachers. There will be information on the Bachelor of Accounting course and the opportunity to meet current students, sponsors and staff.

ADFA Open Day

The ADFA Open Day will be held from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday, 27 August 2016. Defence and University staff will be available to provide careers and course information. ADFA Navy Midshipmen and Army and Air Force Officer Cadets will also be available to talk to attendees about life at ADFA. Open Day will also provide an opportunity to see a range of displays from the Army, Navy and Airforce.


Ernst and Young Cadetship Information Evening

1  June 2016, 5:30pm, EY Office, 680 George St, Sydney
The evening will provide information on the Cadet Program offered, with the chance to talk to current cadets and other people in the business. The event is directed at year 12 students or those in the first year of university.


22 June 2016, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney

The evening will include tips on completing scholarship applications; hear about current students’ scholarship experience, and learn more about residential college scholarships.


Mrs Carmel Donnan

Careers Advisers