Information for Parents

Attention parents of girls in years 8 – 10, Engineers Australia Sydney Division (Sydney Women in Engineering) are hosting the ‘Experience It’ Student Conference, to find out more, please access the flyer here…  Women in Engineering Student Conference Flyer

It is important that parents are able to access enough information to help them support the interests of their child, as they make their transition from Calrossy and into adult life through their career transition. To assist with this support, the Calrossy Careers Program have designed the Careers Pyramid, which guides parents and their children on points of interest to discuss at home around the dinner table together, or with their career advisor at school. For instance:

By viewing the Careers Pyramid parents and their child in year 10, may feel they are in the ‘Personal Discovery’ phase. They can scan across to the text on either side of the pyramid, across to the Self Assessment Know Yourself and/or the What’s Important to You areas to seek handy pointers on what they may chat about at home or at school with the career advisor and teacher.

The following resources will assist parents who wish to be well informed…

Job Jump

Calrossy Careers have subscribed to access the full range of Job Jump resources available on the Job Jump Website. Every student in years 10 to 12 have access to their own individual login to this site, to access resources and information available. Our students can complete a questionnaire on their career interests, this system will generate individual information feeds which are automatically sent to students through their email account.   Please watch the ‘video for parents’ below to find out what Job Jump can do for our students…

Video Resources for parents

Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) video which helps explain how scaling works, and how the ATAR is calculated…

In addition to the above ATAR Video, Sydney University’s Professor and Head of School for the School of Mathematics and Statistics has put together a nice resource on ‘What is the ATAR and how does it work’, which features below…

To further explore the ATAR, the University of Sydney have developed an excellent resource for our students… ATAR Explained by the University of Sydney

or

Explore the Macquarie University ATAR video…

University Admissions Centre (UAC) Application guide video for 2016 HSC Students, ‘Applying as a Year 12 Student’…

UAC have produced some new publications for 2017, to help our students and parents with understanding and knowing UAC, they are below …

year11-12-booklet and the All-about-ATAR+uni publications