Senior School Report

Senior School Report
Term 3 at Playford International College is a very busy term. Not only because it is the start of semester 2 or because year 12 students are getting closer to finishing but future planning starts to take centre stage. This can mean a number of things across the senior school. Current year 10 students will start to think about their SACE journey for the first time, year 11 students have some important decisions to make that will set them up for their last year of high school and year 12 students begin to plan for life beyond high school. This article is about celebrating the wondering things on at PIC and the opportunities our seniors our now exposed to that help them shape their own futures as they create their own pathways to future success.

Upcoming Event
Event: Course Counselling
Date: Wednesday 6/9/2017 from 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Years 9 & 10 in 2018 in Learning Hub / Years 11 . & 12 in 2018 in Senior Centre
Note: Not a regular school day. No classes are scheduled. Students and parent/caregivers are only required to book a 30 minute appointment on the day to come in and select their subjects for their individual study plan for 2018. Booking instructions have already been sent by email and SMS, hard copies were given to students on Friday 18/8/17 in mentor time, continuous reminders will occur during over the next 2 weeks and if you are unsure about anything please contact the school on 8255 7566.

Careers Night
On Wednesday 16th August PIC held its third ever Careers Night in the Senior Centre from 5pm – 7pm. It was a sensational evening with students having the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from the following institutions/organisations/people;
• Flinders University
• University of Adelaide
• UniSA
• TAFE SA
• Training Prospects
• Australian Defence Force
• Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
• SAE Institute Australia – Creative Media Education
• PIC staff that teach SACE Stage 1 & 2 subjects

The seniors that attended gained valuable knowledge and direction about how to tackle their future, which was great to witness. A guest from one of the universities left this comment about PIC students;

“I just wanted to email and say thank you for having us at the Career Expo last night. The students were very engaged and along with their parents, they asked a lot of in-depth questions. So many said they were planning on coming to the Open Days this weekend, which was great!”

Hearing comments like this from people outside of the PIC community is further testament to everyone at PIC; staff, students and parents, that as a school community we have made a conscious cultural shift towards improving how much we value education and as a result the opportunities post high school are endless.

Thanks to Minnie Bal, Simon Deguet, Rebecca Parker and the students that made the delicious curry for dinner. Finally, a huge thank you to Leah Van Zyl and Allira Quinton for their assistance in running the event and their on-going support for senior student success at PIC.

Tim Kloeden
Assistant Principal: Senior School & SACE Improvment