“How studying the wrong thing helped me figure out what the right thing was”

“If I could go back, I would jump on Google and research a variety of degrees to figure out what they’re  actually  all about. I’d talk to people working on jobs I think sound interesting to find out what they’re actually like and how they got there. I’d speak to careers counsellors. And I’d ask for advice from family members and friends.” 

An article for all students to read!

  • Tip 1: Choose to study or pursue something focused on a subject or area that you love.
  • Tip 2: Take ownership – this is your career so do the research, talk to people working in the field of interest and seek some advice from people who can help e.g. careers advisor.
  • Tip 3: Hit the Stop Button! – if things don’t go to plan, it’s OK to hit the stop button and re-calibrate!  But be smart, seek advice and go to work finding out what is right for you!


Year 12 important dates and deadlines

Year 12 Checklist

UAC have created a checklist to guide Year 12 students through the process of applying through UAC. Students are encouraged to take this checklist home, so parents are also aware of key information about admissions. 


Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

Students requiring the school to complete the Educational Impact Statement (EIS) should hand in a copy of their statement to Ms Kieryn Bateman, Director of Learning, by Tuesday 11 September.

For information on EAS Read more

If you would like further information or assistance, please come to the Careers Office.  


Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)

SRS is open to ALL students.   Read more

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Book a meeting with a Careers Advisor


The Careers Office is open to all students. We are available in the office, located in the LRC, 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.

Please email   the Careers Team.


Mrs Carmel Donnan & Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors


Whats on?

Open Days

Open days are a useful way to simplify students path after high school and students from Year 10 should ideally be attending Open Days this year.  To avoid disappointment and get the most out of the day, check websites early and register for talks and information sessions as these events book out.

TAFE NSW Open Days

Open Days NSW

University of Notre Dame – Open Day

Saturday, 25 August 2018
 9:00am – 3:00pm
 104 Broadway, Chippendale (map)

Register now

UTS Course Changes

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education – K-12 Major is no longer being offered in 2019. Also, PDHPE is no longer being offered as a major/stream within the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education from 2019. Note, students can still apply for the other majors in this degree (either Primary or Secondary).

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – PDHPE major in the Master of Teaching is no longer being offered in 2019. Therefore, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science can’t be used as a pathway to becoming a PDHPE teacher.

We have introduced a new major to the B Sport & Exercise Science – Exercise Therapy – that can be used as a pathway to the Master of Physiotherapy.

UNSW – Engineering Girls Day Out

Engineering Girls Day Out is a one-day mini-conference for female students in Years 9 – 12 to explore the different engineering disciplines, meet like-minded friends, and be inspired by female role models in the industry.

Register here

UNSW – Medicine

Year 12 students wanting to apply to Medicine at UNSW – please ensure you have read through the information on the website so you are aware of the dates, deadlines and selection process. 

How to apply | Medicine

Macquarie University – STEM Boot Camp – NSW

monday 8 October 
Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, NSW

Are you a Year 9 or 10 school student who has a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? Do you want to tackle the challenges we face as humans and make a difference to society?

Registration closes Friday 28 September 2018.

Find out more 

Year 10 Students Interested in Studying a TVET course

TVET Open afternoon Hornsby – August 21 at 4pm.

This is a great chance for students and parents to go into current Hornsby TVET classes and see just exactly what they do.

HIA Trades Career Event Sydney

thursday 13 September
Novotel Sydney Olympic Park

For students interested in careers in the building and construction industry. Listen to industry professionals talking about vocational, education and training, careers pathways and trade and skilled careers. All you need to know about apprenticeships too.

Find out more 

University of Wollongong – STEM Camp for Girls

January 13 – 16 Wollongong

Applications now open.Our four-day summer STEM Camp provides young women with a fun and hands on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) experience and an exciting introduction to careers in STEM.

Find out more 

Macquarie University – Speech & Audiology Info Evening

tuesday 4 September
Australian Hearing Hub

Discover how you can become a qualified audiology or speech pathology professional with a master’s degree from Macquarie University at our free information session.

Find out more

UTS – Young Women in STEM Day

tuesday 11 September   City –  Broadway

tuesday 9 October   City –  Broadway

This free one-day event gives female high school students in Years 8-12 an inside look at life as a student/professional in the engineering and IT industry. Get immersed in hands-on activities and engage with our students and industry guests at our state-of-the-art Faculty of Engineering and IT building.

Find out more 

University of New South Wales – Engineering Girls Day Out

friday 5 October
Kensington Campus

This is a one-day mini conference for female students in Years 9-12 to explore different engineering disciplines, meet like-minded friends and be inspired by female role models in the industry.

Find out more