Arrive and Thrive Podcast
Over the last few years, Casey Grammar School has been lucky enough to have Tyson Day deliver career education sessions for our students. Tyson is the founder of Arrive and Thrive, a social enterprise which aims to help young people to design and develop a meaningful career (and live a fulfilling life).
Tyson is an incredibly engaging presenter who has inspired our students to consider their ‘purpose’ (in relation to their unique career and life goals). In addition to the wonderful workshops he delivers, his team have also developed a terrific podcast series. Arrive and Thrive Career Podcast is about all things careers, enterprise skills, positive social connection and self-reflection. I would encourage students and their parents/guardians to have a listen. Click here for further information.
Australian Defence Force Presentation
On Wednesday 8 March, two representatives from the Australian Defence Force, Jayden and Jay, visited Casey Grammar School. The purpose of their visit was to provide students an overview of the various career pathways that exist within the Army, Navy and Airforce. Our students appreciated the opportunity to hear from people who were currently serving in the defence forces and asked a lot of interesting questions.
Kaylee F (Year 12, Trist) shares her insights below:
I really enjoyed hearing about the different options available to students. The speakers were very engaging, and I am excited to explore different options (especially the GAP program).
Monash University – Information Evening (LAW)
The Monash Law School has developed a new four-episode podcast series, titled Life After Law School, that may support prospective students with information about law at Monash.
It is available on most podcast platforms (except Spotify). See below:
Alumni Tutoring Program
We are pleased to launch the Casey Grammar School Alumni Tutoring Program.
The Alumni Tutoring Program has been designed to support our current students to achieve their academic best. High-achieving CGS alumni have been identified and offered the opportunity to be included on a tutor database.
How it works?
- Students and parents/guardians who are interested in securing a tutor may request CGS to provide them with contact detail/s of suitable alumni.
- Students and parents/guardians will liaise independently with the tutor to coordinate suitable arrangements for the tutoring (i.e., time, location, hourly rate).
- All tutor requests must be sent to: email@example.com.
Please note: Tutors make their own agreement with Casey Grammar School families. This includes the tutoring fee they will charge and where and when the tutoring will be conducted. Tutoring cannot be conducted at Casey Grammar School. All tutors have a current Working with Children Check.
We are excited to offer our current students the opportunity to be supported by previous CGS students, who have demonstrated excellence in one or more subjects. Any questions regarding the program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the UCAT?
UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is one of three main criteria used by most universities in Australia and New Zealand to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine and dentistry (the other two criteria are performance in final high school exams and interviews).
For a detailed list of which courses require the UCAT, please refer to this link.
NOTE: You will complete the UCAT in Year 12 (in preparation for tertiary study the following year). That said, I would encourage interested Year 11 students to start their preparation now.
In preparation for the UCAT (2023 or 2024), I would encourage you to consider engaging with the following programs/resources. Some of these will update in the next month, but I think it is important that you familiarise yourselves with what is available to support you.
I will continue to update you on any further information regarding UCAT preparation. Remember: bookings for the UCAT 2023 opened on the 1 March 2023.
- Year 10 Careers and Pathways Week (Week 9)
Save the Date
- VCE Careers Expo – Year 12 (Thursday 11 May)
- Subject Selection Briefings (Week 3)
- Subject Selection Fair (Tuesday May 16)
- National Careers Week (Monday 15 May – Friday 19 May)
Head of Careers and Student Pathways