We have a school Careers website which is available for students and parents alike.
You can find the site at: www.thepondshighcareers.com
The site contains a huge amount of information and should be your first stop when you are looking for information on anything job, careers, university and TAFE related (and there is so much more).
I’ll also communicate with you via the site as well. It has a student login area that allows you to do a number of things once you have created an account. I would ask that parents do not register as all details go into an excel document for the Careers Adviser. This will create a problem at my end.
To get an idea of what is there and what you can do, I want you to take a bit of a tour by doing the following:
Go to the “Workplace Learning” menu. Here you will see a number of pages you can go to, including Work Experience. If you click on the red button in the Work Experience page you will find information specific to our school, including all of the documentation necessary to finalise work experience
It is important as parents that we have robust conversations with our children about their future. In my counselling I never suggest that an aspiration is unrealistic. I do however, ask students what their marks are like and encourage a plan B, C, D, and E. Students get five choices in their UAC submission. I hope this helps and rest assured I am here for support when you need it.
Greg Baird JP
Careers Adviser - The Ponds High School
Communications Officer Careers Advisers Association
work: (02) 9626 3562 mobile: 0431642462