Kick Start for Year 12

Year 12 Stars from our three Townsville programs recently spent two days taking part in a range of activities to help kick start their last year of schooling.

A focus on study and employment pathways began with a mini ‘Careers Expo’, giving students an opportunity to explore options, with presentations from James Cook University, Ambulance Queensland, Bank of Queensland, and several large retailers.

This was followed by a tour of James Cook University’s Indigenous Research Centre, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are supported if they choose to attend the university.

A visit to SEED Foundation gave our Stars an opportunity to hear from various Indigenous men and women who are working in the health sector and help them get a sense of employment options.

A bunch of team-building activities, including raft building and beach Olympics, helped our young women connect with one another and realise that they are not alone in their Year 12 journey.

It was wonderful to see our Stars – the third group of Year 12s since our programs began in
Townsville – becoming mature, thoughtful young adults who consistently display the Stars values of Respect, Honesty, Commitment and Pride.