19 November 2015
Kiara Brincat (pictured) is our applied learning captain for 2016. She will will work alongside the academic captains to form a team that will promote excellence within the college.
Kiara, from Wallan, has been a student for five years, and has obtained her Intermediate VCAL Certificate with a Certificate III in Design Fundamentals at Whitehouse Institute. She has been actively involved in all aspects of the VCAL program and has completed her individual project for personal development skills by making toys for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. During the year Kiara participated in the Santa Teresa Immersion in the Northern Territory. She loved every minute and has been encouraging other students to become involved.
Next year she will begin her Senior VCAL Certificate and has secured a SBAT in Cert III in Business at Wallan Neighbourhood House. She has already been discussing ideas for VCAL projects for next year. Ms Flavell and the other VCAL staff are looking forward to working with Kiara and the other year 12 students in 2016.
Any student enrolled to complete VCAL in 2016 at either year 11 or year 12 must have a PE uniform. Some excursions are better suited to this uniform while others require full school uniform. Students who do not have an Assumption PE uniform will have to wear full school uniform at all times. If you have any concerns please see Ms Flavell or me.
Classes for our year 11, 2016 VCAL students will start next Monday, November 23. The program involves three days at school, one day on a team building excursion to Kyneton and one day at either TAFE if they are a first-year VET student, or on work placement if they are a second-year student or an SBAT student. Click on the document below for the timetable.
Parents have received a separate letter explaining this program in more detail.
Year 12, 2016 VCAL students will return to school on Friday, November 26 to meet their year 12 teachers and to collect work that must be completed during the holidays.
A main point of the VCAL program is to develop students' leadership and teamwork skills and to prepare them for the workforce. About 50 per cent of senior students in Victoria go to university which means that the others are competing for employment. Our previous VCAL students have been very successful, either obtaining full-time employment or enrolling in tertiary studies.
This is why it is important to celebrate the year 11s who are leaving us because they have full-time employment or are beginning full-time tertiary study. Congratulations and farewell to:
Brock Fitzgerald – changing from his SBAT to a full-time plumbing apprenticeship.
Will Foster – changing from his SBAT to a full-time electrical apprenticeship.
Oskar Marson – changing from VET automotive to a full-time automotive apprenticeship.
Matthew Parkinson - changing from his SBAT to a full-time electrical apprenticeship.
Ebonee Kean – changing from her SBAT to a full-time traineeship in beauty.
Harrison Caruana – changing from VET Hospitality to the full-time Cert III in Commercial Cookery at William Angliss.
Taylor Austin – changing from her SBAT to a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Jenny Pendlebury - Pathways Coordinator