Scholarship Applicants – Congratulations

Global Leadership Entry Program at Macquarie University (GLEP)

Congratulations to Tiana Kovac and Phillipa Rich who have both successfully secured a position in the GLEP Early Entry program at Macquarie University.  Both Tiana and Phillipa will study Arts Law next year.

“I’ve wanted to go into law ever since I was nine years old. I’d watched films and heard stories about what lawyers did – speaking for people and representing them when they couldn’t do it themselves – and that’s exactly what I wanted to do. Then as years went on and I became more involved in the world around me, my passion for law grew into a passion for politics as well. I know that no matter where I work in the future or what path I take, a law degree will do me well, and teach me so much about the way society works. I’m excited about all the future prospects this degree will bring me, and it’s so rewarding to be able to say that what I have been working towards for nearly my whole life, is finally in my grasp.” 

Tiana Kovac

“I am very delighted to be accepted into the Global Leadership Program (GLEP) at Macquarie University to study my dream course of ‘Bachelor of Arts with a degree of Bachelor of Laws’. In studying Legal Studies throughout Years 11 and 12 I have become passionate in learning about the legal system as it refers to the contemporary issues within society, as it is rapidly changing and engaging. To complement my Law degree, I am hoping to study business, specifically Human Resources, as it will allow me to engage with members of society whilst furthering my communication and leadership skills. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have received through the GLEP program as both of these degrees will support me in achieving my career goal and will benefit me regardless of my future career. I cannot wait to begin studying at Macquarie University and encourage all girls in younger years to not doubt your abilities and apply for early entry programs into universities in the future.”

Philippa Rich


Best of Luck – Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)

Each year a small cohort of girls sit the UMAT exam.  This exam is the first step on the path to Medicine and other health related courses.  Students have been preparing for this exam for many months and we wish them well for next Wednesday.


Year 12 – Dates & Deadlines

This term is a busy one in the Careers Office as Year 12 begin to make some firm decisions about courses, pathways and options for 2018 and beyond.

Below are three important schemes that all girls – and their parents – need to be aware of.  For further information, please don’t hesitate to call or email the careers office.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

The Education Access Scheme or EAS is a scheme for Year 12 students who have had their educational performance seriously affected, due to circumstances beyond their control or choosing, normally for a period of at least six months, during Year 11 and/or Year 12.

Applications Open Wednesday 2 August 2017   

All forms need to be returned to the Careers office by Friday 8 September 2017

To successfully manage the applications, if you are applying and/or would like some further information, please come to the Careers Office to discuss.


Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)

The School Recommendation Scheme (SRS) is an early offer program, managed through UAC.  A number of universities are part of this scheme, but not all courses are offered.  SRS is open to ALL students.  

Applications open Wednesday 2 August and close midnight Friday 29 September 2017

Click here for further information.


Equity Scholarships (ES)

Equity Scholarships help financially disadvantaged students with the general costs associated with tertiary study.

Equity Scholarships are awarded to students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments such as ABSTUDY, Austudy, Youth Allowance, Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment (Single) or the Carer Payment.

Applications open Wednesday 2 August 2017

Click here for further information.


Careers Team

Mrs Carmel Donnan, Ms. Katrina Smith & Mrs Jo Hallinan



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  ANU Mid-Year Advisory Session – Wednesday 26 July

ANU is hosting a Mid-Year Advisory Session, which is being held on Wednesday 26 July at the Portside Conference Centre, Kent Street, approximately 4-5 minutes’ walk from Wynyard Station.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to have their questions answered in a one-on-one setting. There will be staff from most of our academic colleges, as well as our admissions, accommodation and global programs divisions.

Students should register for the event using Eventbrite here.

Schindler Apprenticeship Program – Monday 24 July
Applications are open now for the 2018 Apprenticeships Intake.
Info Night – Monday 24 July – 6pm @ Building D, 36-38 Lord St Botany
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Police Recruitment Information Session – Parramatta  
Saturday 22 July – 9.00am to 12.00pm

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Relaunched website – Surveying careers 

The NSW Surveying Taskforce has a new website. Students can watch videos about work experience, tertiary studies and working in surveying. Plus, find out about the reasons why people have chosen surveying as their career, and the work they do on a day-to-day basis.

Students can register for a work experience placement, and find out pathways into Surveying. 

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Ella Baché College Open Day – Artarmon
Saturday 5 August – 11am to 2pm

Experience the life of a student at Ella Baché College. At Open Day, you will tour the campus, meet our trainers and learn where a career in the beauty or IPL and laser industry can take you.
Find out more

The University of Newcastle and UNE Joint Medical Program
Delivered jointly by the University of Newcastle and University of New England and supported by the Central Coast Local Health District and the Hunter New England Local Health District.

The program uses state-of-the-art education technology and gives you hands-on experience throughout your medical degree. Over 3000 people apply for 170 places each year.
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NeW Space Community Day – University of Newcastle
Saturday 22 July – 10am to 2pm

The University is throwing open the doors of NeW Space and inviting the community in to explore. Catch a talk from the animator who has grabbed Justin Timberlake’s attention, be part of the action in a mock court room trial, and hear from the creators and builders who have delivered NeW Space.
For the family, Newcastle Art Gallery is hosting their Art Cart activities from 10am to 12noon.

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CSU Parent Info Evenings
CSU holds parent information evenings giving parents the opportunity to find out more about your child getting in to university, getting help with costs, and all the benefits that come from study and life at CSU.

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will also be presenting at a number of these events and explaining things such as the ATAR and how it is calculated, as well as the university preference system.

Click here for details.

Women in Defence Info Session – Parramatta
Tuesday 25 July –  6:30pm
Defence Force Recruiting Parramatta, Level 4, 9 George Street

Come to an information session and find out about the hundreds of roles available to women through the ADF.
Register here

Defence Engineering Careers Info Session – Parramatta
Monday 31 July – 6:30pm
Defence Force Recruiting Parramatta, Level 4, 9 George Street

No matter which service you join, as an Engineer in the Australian Defence Force you’ll work with some of the world’s most advanced technology.
Register here

UOW STEM Camp for Girls
14-17 January 2018. Applications close 30 September 2017.

Our four-day summer STEM Camp provides high school students entering Years 10 and 11 in 2018 a fun and hands on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experience and an exciting introduction to careers in STEM.
Find out more and apply now.