Mentoring Program Steams Ahead
“A Mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself”
Oprah WinfreyThis year, Year 9 IGNITE students have been involved in a mentor program with past students, run in collaboration between the College and the Old Girls’ Association. The Mentor Program is a fabulous opportunity for students to be mentored by past students. It’s also another network, outside the school and home environments, for students to feel guided and supported. On Thursday night, a dinner was held at the College for the girls and their mentors, which provided an opportunity for the girls to see their mentors in a relaxed environment.
“My mentor and I have lots of common interests, which is great! I enjoy having someone there I can just talk to and who will give me helpful advice, such as subject selections.” Sadie Caridi (Year 9)
During our recent catch up we discussed the endless possibilities of study after school. We spoke about different jobs, working within a team and the various types of workplace environments. These conversations lead us to speaking of short & long term goals. With a shared interest in art, we look forward to meeting again soon and plan to work on design projects together, whilst catching up on our recent highlights. Jessica Hicks (Class of 2013)
The Mentoring Program, has been such a wonderful program to be involved with. Amber and I have met on several occasions now, first to have a tour of the College, so Amber could show me all the new and incredibly hi-tech buildings that have been built since I left in 2005. It also gave me the opportunity to share my memories with Amber. We also recently attended the Murdoch University Open Day together, so Amber could have a look at the courses on offer, now that she is making her subject selections for Year 10. We both had a very enjoyable day, taking part in the many activities on offer, and also getting to know each other better. We are both thoroughly enjoying getting to know each other more, learning about each other’s lives and building a trusting friendship. We look forward to many more exciting activities and catch-ups ahead of us.
Kristy Galloway (Class of 2005)