These senior years of College are important, vibrant years where our students from Year 10 become young adults by the end of Year 12. We are beginning to ask and expect of our students greater responsibility for themselves and for their College. We seek for our students to develop the maturity needed to become independent learners and thoughtful, caring young people who will share their lives with those around them.
The last years should be enjoyable. We offer a large range of activities, sports, clubs, performances, music groups, production and other opportunities to ensure that there is something for everyone. The key to enjoying one's time at St Brendan-Shaw College is involvement.
In Year 11 and 12, you will be preparing for tertiary study or the world of work. The teachers are here to help you by providing a secure, friendly learning environment that will encourage you to become a confident and self-directed learner. You will be supported and nurtured to help you achieve the best results of which you are capable. You will be expected to be responsible for your actions and your study habits. Remember that your education is a collaborative team effort between the student, parents and staff at the College.
If you have any questions and enquiries, please contact:
Senior School Coordinator/TASC Coordinator
In your Senior Years the College will help you prepare for the future. You can make an appoinment with Diane Saltmarsh or Crista Cristie and go over options around the courses you need to choose to get onto the study and career pathway you want to take. They can help you with looking at the difference between universities, traineeships and other possibilities. The College and these coordinators will also prepare with furture pathway and career advice and help.
A Pathways program has been developed to assist students' transition from junior secondary to senior secondary at St Brendan Shaw College. The rationale for such a program refers to the importance of students having the opportunity to develop closer relationships with staff and the desirability of every student having a significant adult involved in their journey through these years of schooling.
Year 10 students undertake Work Studies as part of their curriculum and have an overnight ecursion to Hobart. Students visit locations such as: the Menzies Institute, Jane Franklin Hall, the Institute of Antarctic and Marine Studies, Parliament House, TAFE, the Police Academy, UTAS and Anglesea Barracks. This takes place prior to choosing subject options for years 11 and 12.
For any further information, please contact:
Pathways and Careers Coordinator
Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to gain qualifications and specific skills to help them in the workplace. The College houses the North-West Hairdressing Trade Traing Centre and can offer skill sets at Certificate III level in this area. In addition, via a productive relationship with TasTAFE, students can complete Certificate II in Buiding and Construction. The College offers several other VET Certificates, including online options such as Animal Studies and Child Care. VET students have the option to undertake Work Placement as part of their program.
If you are interested in obtaining further information, please contact the VET Coordinator.