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Gap year working OS with Lattitude - now open
Gap year: Posted 21-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Lattitude sent this: 2013 applications are now open. We are pleased to advise that applications are now open for our 2013 placements. We have volunteering opportunities in a wide range of countries, including new additions: China and Ghana. We are also offering sports coaching placements for the first time, where volunteers will be able to share their own sporting knowledge with local schools and community groups. As a youth development charity, we are focused on making our placements available to as many young people as possible, and have introduced new scholarship and funding options. These are made up of a range of Lattitude scholarships as well as external grants your students may be eligible for. Visit our website for the latest information. We would also like to highlight that there are two application deadlines this year, these are: 27 April for UK Schools Assistant placements and 22 June for all other placements.
For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au

Au pair in the USA working with kids - Gap year
Gap year: Posted 21-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Details of the Cultural Care Au Pair program are available - who, when, where, how much etc.
For more information, visit www.culturalcare.com.au

Want a career in health or medicine?
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interested in a career in health, please see me about what you are interested in and you may be able to attend the Health Careers Forum at the Tamworth Hospital in March. No name - no go!

Getting Through Your HSC: A Practical Guide
HSC: Posted 21-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Download your FREE copy which comes from the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sydney and contains some great advice.

For more information, visit https://cce.box.com/shared/gbnprz5ovq

Study in USA
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
U.S. Consulate General Sydney - Click on the "Study in US" tab.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/sydney.usconsulate

Study at ADFA in 2013
Career Choice: Posted 21-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Australian Defence Force Academy(ADFA) provides education and military training for the future leaders in Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force. The program at ADFA combines a world class degree from the University of New South Wales with military training and leadership development. To find out more about ADFA attend the Information Session: Wednesday 29thFebruary 2012, at 6:30pm, Best Western Sanctuary Inn, 293 Marius Street, Tamworth. To book your seat email Crystal Norman; Careers Promotion Coordinator – cnorman@dfr.com.au Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

Gap year job for male Year 12 2011 leaver
Gap year: Posted 21-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
A local newsagency is looking to employ a male student who completed the HSC last year. Please contact me via email or ring the school for details if you are interested or pass this info on to someone you know who may be interested.

The Chocolate Experience on Tuesday night
Private Colleges: Posted 17-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Kenvale will be holding an information evening preceded by a chocolate tasting on Tuesday for interested students and parents. Please come to the talk on Monday at lunchtime for details.

Event Management, Hosp Management & Comm Cookery
Private Colleges: Posted 17-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Guest speaker from Kenvale College of Hospitality and Event Management will be in C2 at the beginning of lunch on Monday to talk to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 abour careers, courses, scholarships and events. Kenvale offers a variety of courses within hospitality and events. While the courses range in duration, teaching style and difficulty, all courses are grouped into two main streams: 1) Hospitality and Event Management and 2) Commercial Cookery.
For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

Like McCarthy Year 12 2012 on Facebook
General: Posted 17-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please click on the link below and click Like to receive info about courses, careers, deadlines, scholarships, excursions, guest speakers etc.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/MCCCareers2012?v=wall

Welcome to CareersAlert Year 12 2012
General: Posted 17-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
I suggest you check once a week to see what information has been sent to you that you are interested in or applies to you. More emails will be sent as the year goes on and more things are received or due or happening.

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management Scho
Private Colleges: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day Saturday 18th February, from 10am to 2pm. Located in Leura NSW.

For more information, visit www.bluemountains.edu.au/openday/

Kenvale College Chocolate Experience Tamworth
Private Colleges: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesday, 21 February at 6.45pm. The Best Western Sanctuary Inn, 293 Marius Street, Tamworth. Students, parents and teachers are all welcome. rsvp to rsvp@kenvale.edu.au or contact Bernie on 9314 6213 or 0404 504 023.

For more information, visit www.kenvale.edu.au

Australian Defence Force Cadets
Career Choice: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
You’ll learn leadership, team building and survival skills that will set you up for life. You’ll get to visit military bases and ships and see planes, tanks and other equipment. You’ll get a uniform and learn drill, communications, first aid, navigation, orienteering and safe weapons handling. You’ll get to meet serving men and women who’ll tell you about life in the Australian Defence Force. And, depending on the organisation you join, you could also learn how to fly, glide or sail.

For more information, visit www.cadetnet.gov.au/BecomeaCadet/Pages/BecomeaCadet.aspx

2011 School Leavers Still Looking for a Job?
Job vacancies: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
To see available vacancies go to website and click on JOB VACANCIES

For more information, visit www.austrg.com.au

The Young Worker Toolkit
General: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Contains information about your responsibilities and where you stand at work.

For more information, visit youngworkertoolkit.youth.gov.au

Minerals Education Bursary Scheme
Scholarships: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
$500 for Year 11, $1,000 for Year 12, $2,000 for 1st year at university. Includes a mentorship with the sponsoring company. Applications close 15 February Go to: http://www.nswmin.com.au/Policy-and-Advocacy/Careers-and-Education/Minerals-Education-Bursary-Scheme/Minerals-Education-Bursary-Scheme/default.aspx
For more information, visit www.nswmin.com.au/Policy-and-Advocacy/Careers-and-Education/Minerals-Education-Bursary-Scheme

Endeavour College of Natural Health
Private Colleges: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Study Options Evening 6pm to 7pm, Wednesday 8th of February. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide & Perth. For more information and to register your interest, visit http://www.naturalhealthopennight.com.au.

For more information, visit www.endeavour.edu.au/

Join the Army Reserve - info night 14th Feb
Job vacancies: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Great pay and opportunities. Read the flyer attached and go along to find out more.
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/reserve/
Army Reserve.docx

Centrelink, payslips , deferring, Youth Allowance
General: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Based on personal accounts and first hand experience, all ex-Year 12s seeking to qualify for youth allowance MUST keep all pay slips (get a folder and get organised) and all documentation from employers. You must also carefully file any letters or printed offers, confirmation of deferment, AUC numbers etc etc for when they are needed later in 2012 and in 2013.

Need accommodation in Sydney for 2012?
Accommodation: Posted 9-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please contact me for details.

Part-time job
Job vacancies: Posted 3-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
A business in Shopping World is looking for a part-time employee to work during the day. This may suit a gap year student or someone going to TAFE in the evenings and wanting part-time work. Please contact me for details if you are interested.

SAE Sydney Open Days
Private Colleges: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: Audio, Film or Electronic Music Production Courses When: 19 May, 4 August & 8 December 11am - 3pm Visit any time Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 4.30pm – bookings compulsory Where: SAE Institute Sydney, 55-57 Wentworth Ave, Sydney, NSW 2000 Contact: 02 8241 5200 or sydney@sae.edu

For more information, visit sydney.sae.edu/en-gb/content/106/Events_and_Workshops

Qantm College - multimedia courses
Private Colleges: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: courses in Animation, Games Design, Games Programming, Graphic Design & Interactive Media Open Days: 19 May, 10am - 2pm & 4 August, 10am - 2pm
Info sessions at 10:15am and 12:15pm. Book a personal tour anytime throughout the year. Study with Qantm for a Day: 14 April, 14 July, & 13 October 9am - 4:30pm Who: anyone over 15 and interested in studying creative digital media Cost: $40

For more information, visit sydney.qantm.com/en-gb/content/2421/Events_and_Workshops

RFACA Learn To Fly Scholarships Competition 2011/2
General: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: win $7700 worth of flying lessons Who: Entrants must be 16 years on 16th April 2012 When: competition closes 31 March To enter you must take a Trial Introductory Flight with a RFACA member Club.

For more information, visit members.ozemail.com.au/~rfaca_new/learn_to_fly_scholarship.htm

Sydney Film School Diploma of Screen & Media cours
Private Colleges: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: classes in drama and documentary production cover all essential aspects of filmmaking When: commences on 15 February Apply: by 10 February Contact: registrar@sydneyfilmschool.com or 02 9698 2244.

For more information, visit www.sydneyfilmschool.com.au/school/courses/diploma.aspx

Final Round from UAC now open until midnight
UAC: Posted 2-2-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The 2012 Late Round cut-offs and vacancies are now available. You can change your preferences for the Final Round until midnight on Thursday 2 February 2012 and Final Round offers are released at 9am on Wednesday 8 February
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/check-change/

Want to go to COllege in the USA?
General: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
US College Night: learn more about the college admissions process in the United States When: March 15, 7pm Where: Department of State and Regional Development, NSW Trade and Investment Centre, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000. Who: students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 and their families. RSVP: compulsory at collegeconsultinginternational@gmail.com Individual appointments also available on request.

For more information, visit www.collegeconsultinginternational.com

TAFE Sydney 2012 Scholarships & New Bachelor Degre
TAFE: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Scholarships: automotive, accounting and finance, building and construction, health and aged care, fashion design, interior design and decoration, IT and more. When: applications close on 10 February. New degrees: Applied Finance (Financial Planning) and 3D Art and Animation.

For more information, visit www.sit.nsw.edu.au/

Train for Free in 2012 at CIT in Canberra
TAFE: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
What: for occupations currently in demand in the ACT. Courses: include business, beauty, aged care and IT. Info Session: 14 February

For more information, visit www.cit.edu.au/ppptrainforfree

Tamworth TAFE enrolment day
TAFE: Posted 31-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The enrolment/information day for courses is scheduled
for Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm.
For more information, visit www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au/en/find_a_course/~/media/files/campus_brochures_S1_2012/Tamwort

Changes to school next week
General: Posted 25-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have brothers or sisters at school or have family friends with students at McCarthy can you please let them know that now the first day for the new Year 7 and 11 students will be on Tuesday due to Mr Rice's funeral on Monday and that all other students are expected back on Wednesday now. Please pass this news on to anyone you know whom this concerns. Thank you very much.

Funeral for Mr Rice
General: Posted 25-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Following the sudden and tragic passing of Mr Rice last weekend after a motorbike accident, I have been asked to let you know that his funeral will be held at St Nicholas Church next Monday at 10.30am if you wish to attend. Any current students attending the funeral are asked to wear summer school uniform with the incoming Year 12 to form a guard of honour. Year 12 boys are asked to wear long pants and a tie and summer uniform for the girls.

Job hunting?
Job vacancies: Posted 24-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Please check out Tuesday's Leader for details of apprenticeships, traineeships and other jobs being advertised.

Accepting/deferring/declining uni offers
Universities: Posted 24-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Just getting an offer, does not mean you are automatically going. Please make sure you read any information sent to you very carefully and follow the instruction eg accept or defer by whatever date the uni says. You must actually accept or accept and defer or decline the offer.

Change preferences for Late Round
UAC: Posted 23-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The closing date is Wed 25 Jan 2012 so if you want to be considered for another offer in this round you need to see if there are vacancies in the course you want to do and if your ATAR will get you in.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Happy or unhappy?
Universities: Posted 18-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Did you get an offer for the course you wanted to get into? If you did not, please contact me about the options you have either in the Late Round or alternative pathways to uni (there are lots).

Job hunting?
Job vacancies: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
There are a lot of jobs being advertising in the Leader and on online job sites. Check out the advice and websites on the link. Good luck.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59

Equity Scholarships outcomes
Scholarships: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
If you applied for an Equity Scholarship, outcomes will be available online on Thursday 19 January 2012. To access your application outcome you'll need your Equity Scholarships application number and Equity Scholarships PIN. UAC will also notify you in writing of the outcome of your application by Wednesday 25 January 2012.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au/equity/

Didn't apply to UAC? Applications still open
UAC: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Although you won't be considered for the Main Round of offers, you can still apply for undergraduate study in 2012. Remember that only very limited places will be available after Main Round offers are released and the final closing date for all applications is Thursday 2 February. You can check the UAC undergraduate website after the Main Round for details of courses with vacancies.
Make sure you can get hold of documents relating to your study easily as there is little time to assess your documents in time for final offer rounds if you apply now. Read UAC's Apply FAQs to find out more about what information you'll need to apply.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Changing preferences for other offer rounds
UAC: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
You may want to change your preferences after the Main Round and you can do this through Check & Change on UAC’s website. You can change your course preferences for the Late Round from 9pm on Wednesday 18 January until midnight on Wednesday 25 January.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Main Round uni offers from UAC - important
UAC: Posted 15-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Main Round offers will be released on UAC’s website at 9pm on Wednesday 18 January. To check if your application has been successful, visit www.uac.edu.au and log in using your UAC application number and PIN.
Tip: You can retrieve your UAC PIN by using the Check & Change service and entering your UAC application number.
Please be patient when accessing your offers - there is a very high demand on our website at release time. UAC phones will also be very busy from 8:30am on Thursday 19 January so UAC asks for your patience if you are trying to contact them.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Happy New Year
General: Posted 2-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
Best wishes to all Year 12 students. May 2012 bring you the jobs course and career pathway you want.

Deadline: change preferences for Main Round Offers
UAC: Posted 2-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
To be considered for a Main Round offer, you need to finalise your preferences BEFORE midnight on Thursday 5th January. Take into account your dream course, any bonus points you are eligible for which increase your selection rank, alternative courses that will lead to your dream course and including a low ATAR course as a "foot in the door course". Read your UAC book on preferences and contact universities asap for advice. Please don't leave it until the last minute on Thursday evening to login and change your preferences. Use the 9 preferences allowed to you wisely and well.

Uni Info Days this week - ask before the deadline
Universities: Posted 2-1-12 Deadline - No Deadline
The Info Day held at many universities is your last chance to ask questions about courses, careers and university life before change of preferences close. If the uni you wish to go to, does not have an info day on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week ring the university directly to ask what you want to know eg what course should you apply for it you don't get into your first choice. If you cannot travel to the uni, ring them.

Uni advice days in early January before 5th Jan
Universities: Posted 20-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember preferences for Main Round offers must be finalised by 5th Jan. You can visit the universities or ring them to get advice before then.
For more information, visit www.mhscareers.com/ListofNSWUniversities.html

Did you get a letter from UAC about EAS?
UAC: Posted 20-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
UAC will be allocating possibly 1 or 2 bonus ATAR points to our students which may make the difference getting you into a course but this varies from uni to uni. This is as well as any regional or HSC subject bonus ponts. You can check with your preferred university. The best advice is to put your desired course as your first preference even if you do not think you will get into it - ATARs can go up or down and supply and demand can change each year. Go for it.

Happy with your ATAR or disappointed?
HSC: Posted 16-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you, or someone you know, is very disappointed and does not think they can do what they had wanted to do at university, please contact me. This can be by email, phone or in person at school next Monday or Tuesday. After then, please send me an email. Remember you have until %th January to change your preferences for the Main Round offers on 18th January.

HSC results, Bonus ATAR points and Preferences
HSC: Posted 14-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
By now you will have probably checked your results. You may be happy or disappointed. When you get your ATAR, there are always some students who are very disappointed. Please see me or contact me before changing preferences for 2 reasons: 1) you may have earned bonus ATAR points for getting Band4 or higher in a subject. This will change your selection rank for some courses at some universities. I have a list of these in a book. 2) there are many options to reach your desired career or course that you may not know about. I know of many alternative entries and pathways that do exist so please come in to see me or email me. Please feel welcome to bring a parent if you wish. If you are happy with your results and know a friend who is not, please suggest they contact me.

Year 12 girls summer school uniforms needed
School Matters: Posted 14-12-11 Deadline - No Deadline
If you have no need for your summer school uniform and if it is in good condition, please bring it to the school library either Thursday or Friday or arrange for it to be brought in. They will be packed up with others from the clothing pool and Mr. Chan is organising for them to be sent to a school in Papua New Guinea. Thank you for your cooperation.

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