A Day of Possibilities

This week, Year 10 students have been invited to reflect on their talents, character strengths and passion to make a difference in the world. We examined future study pathways at Santa Maria College and future careers that might meet the needs of both the student and society.

On Thursday students attended the Careers Expo at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. This event involved over 100 exhibitors promoting a range of career and employment pathways. They included five local universities, many tertiary education colleges, TAFE, government agencies, registered training organisations and prospective employers. All gathered together to provide students with the chance to investigate and learn about possible study and career opportunities for the future.

This is one of many important dates this term as the Year 10s move closer to their Year 11 course selections.  Parents and students are invited to the Year 10 Parent Information Evening next Wednesday 31 May at 6.30 pm in the McDonald Building.  Parents will have the opportunity to hear information shared during the week with their daughters. The evening will also provide a forum to discuss further course information, study possibilities and career options.

Below, some of our Year 10 students reflect on their experience at the Careers Expo.
Rosa Speranza, Dean of Students – Year 10On Thursday, I attended the Careers Expo at the Perth Exhibition Centre. On entering the Convention Centre, I was overwhelmed by how many exhibitors were present and excited by the opportunities that we were invited to. I visited each booth and talked to many people, from university students to members of the crew of the tall ship, the Leeuwin.  I left with a bag full of pamphlets and lots of information about the amazing courses available to each of us. It was such an informative day, opening us up to the many opportunities that can leading us to discover what we truly want to do with our lives. Bella Robertson (Dillon) 

“A great eye opener about all the opportunities outside of school!” Anna Burfoot (Kelly)


On Thursday, the Year 10s attended the Career Expo in the city. There were over 100 stalls occupied by universities and institutions informing us about potential career and university pathways. We all learnt so much and were exposed to many different study programs and career pathways we can pursue in our future, many of which we didn’t even know about. Georgia Piggott (Byrne)

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