There have been advantages in conducting careers conversations via Teams this term. Students have a little more flexibility in their timetables to schedule these conversations when it suits them best. As well, their lack of after school commitments and travel time at the end of the day has enabled them to use this time to ponder their post school pathways.
What is missing though, are the incidental conversations as we walk past one another, or the joining up of small groups of boys with similar interests for a chat. The sharing of information and tips for making applications now needs to be a more directed activity – the ‘accidental’ discoveries are less likely to happen.
As information about the ways universities and colleges might be responding to the challenges our senior students are experiencing filters down to schools, it is shared with students via the Canvas Careers page. As well, announcements directed to Year 12 students are created.
Information about post-school study comes from all directions. If you could imagine yourself standing in one place during a rain shower, you will see that rain around you will fall to the ground and not touch you. Accessing information about courses, scholarships, early entry opportunities and apprenticeships is a little like standing outside in the rain – if you wait for this information to come to you, you might miss out.
Please continue to encourage your sons to contact me to set up a time to meet to talk about courses and pathways, no matter what Year at school they are in.
Courses and contacts
Please refer to Courses & Contacts for details of courses and contacts that may be of interest to you and your sons.