The Sacred Heart goal "Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom" is particularly relevant when it comes to our comprehensive careers program.
Careful guidance and sequential programs enable our students to make wise choices about their future career planning.
While our careers program begins in earnest in Year 9 with AIM Careers testing, our Years 7 and 8 students are exposed to the importance of subject selection for their senior years through a series of programs and presentations delivered by our Director of Studies.
The School has a well-resourced Careers Centre and employs a dedicated and expert Careers Counsellor who is available to senior students requiring advice on subject selection, career pathways and pre-requisites. Our Careers Counsellor is also happy to meet with parents and students together to discuss future options.
In Year 10, our students receive further guidance on subject selection and pathways via the world-renowned Morrisby testing. Year 10s also complete a range of occupational health and safety modules before heading out into the real world of Work Experience. They are exposed to resume writing techniques, interview skills and personal presentation. Our Director of Studies works closely with our Year 10 students to ensure that they approach their VCE subject selection to give themselves the best possible range of options with subjects in which they not only excel, but enjoy.
Students in Year 11 participate in a Career's Information afternoon. Visiting tertiary providers present valuable information to the girls who have the opportunity to ask many probing questions.
Year 12 students will have greater access to our Careers Counsellor to research career options and pathways. Students are strongly encouraged to visit tertiary open days and guest speakers are brought into the school.
Our students also benefit from the wise choices made by those who have gone before them with many Alumnae visiting the School and speaking to the girls about their own experiences.