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School Terms 2017


Term 1: 31 January - 13 April

Term 2: 1 May - 7 July

Term 3: 24 July - 29 September

Term 4: 16 October - 13 December

School Terms 2018


Term 1: 30 January - 13 April

Term 2: 30 April - 6 July

Term 3: 23 July - 28 September

Term 4: 15 October - 7 December



STAR Courses

STAR gives schools a unique opportunity to work with local tertiary education providers and potential employers to support students to explore options and make choices about pathways to work or further education.

The Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) delivers funds to all state secondary schools with year 11-13 students. STAR assists Boards of Trustees, principals and schools to better meet the needs of students. It enables schools to help their students smoothly transition from school to further education and/or employment. There is a focus on at-risk students intending to go straight into the workforce.

 

STAR courses:

  • include work-based learning
  • lead towards credit for unit standards for vocational, education and training courses at level 1 or above
  • lead to a quality assured tertiary qualification at a level beyond that of a typical year 13 course that is usually offered in a senior secondary school
  • include short introductory courses giving students a taste of a tertiary education or work experience.

 

STAR

  • gives schools a unique opportunity to work with local tertiary education providers and potential employers to support students to explore options and make choices about pathways to work or further education.
  • provides an opportunity to increase students’ engagement in their learning by highlighting the relevance of their schoolwork to their future.

 

STAR offers students:

  • opportunities to try out possible careers
  • new skills that are appropriate to the workplace
  • opportunities to trial courses that lead to a qualification
  • a curriculum that is more relevant to working life
  • practical “hands on” work-based experience
  • a chance to experience a different learning environment
  • courses at no cost

 

Courses are advertised to Year 11 – 13 students throughout the year, and run both in term-time and during the holidays. We often run more courses in Terms 1 &2 and associated holidays to stay clear of external examination preparation times.

 

Selection Criteria

As limited places are available on each course the criteria for selection includes:

  • Attendance
  • Number of credits towards a qualification
  • Career aspirations
  • Attitude

 

The list of Term 3 Courses is available to view here:

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