Year 12 Townsville Stars took part in a two-day induction recently. The aim was to provide students with a range of strategies to support them through their Year 12 studies, as well as some information about future career and educational opportunities.
First, our Stars were inspired by guest speaker Dr Jacinta Powell, a local Indigenous GP, who provided an account of the many challenges she had to overcome to complete school, get into university and complete her medical degree.
A particular highlight for our young women was a discussion with two 2018 Stars graduates, who described the challenges they faced during Year 12 and how they were able to get through with support from family, friends and especially their Stars Mentors.
The young women then took part a ‘speed dating’ session where they moved around tables hearing from a range of employers and tertiary education providers, including Defence, Police, James Cook University, TAFE, Fire & Emergency Services and Paramedics. A great way to find out more about possible future pathways.
The next day our Stars were taken on a Retreat to beautiful Magnetic Island, where they had fun taking part in a range of challenges designed to build resilience and teamwork.
Our Townsville senior Stars are now well and truly set up for a fantastic final year of school!