AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE INFORMATION SESSIONS
The following information sessions will be held at 6.30pm at Defence Force Recruiting in March – to book a seat call 13 19 01:
Mon 4 March – Australian Defence Force Academy
Wed 6 March – Defence University Sponsorship
Thurs 7 March – Royal Military College, Duntroon
Wed 13 March – Careers in the ADF
Wed 20 March – Women in the Defence Force
Wed 27 March – Careers in the ADF
General information on the scholarship:
Unique $20,000 pa scholarship opportunity at Australia's national university
Recently, a unique Australian undergraduate university scholarship was launched at The Australian National University (ANU). The Tuckwell Scholarship program selects 25 students each year and awards them $20,000 per annum (increasing with inflation) for up to five years of their degree at ANU for expenses such as accommodation and living costs. As part of the program, Tuckwell Scholars will live on the ANU campus in a hall or residential college. With the largest residential community in Australia, ANU is uniquely placed to provide residential experiences that are safe, community-focused and supportive.
This is one of the most transformational opportunities your child may have. In addition to receiving a world-class education, they will grow as an individual, emerging as an independent global citizen with the capacity to change the world. They will be part of an elite group of alumni for the rest of their life.
ANU is looking for applicants Australia-wide, including those would not not necessarily apply for a competitive scholarship perhaps because they have a genuine modesty that inhibits them from putting themselves forward or because they feel their background might be a barrier to success. Applications open 4 March 2013 and close 2 April 2013. For more information visit their website.
Destinations of the Class of 2012
Ninety four St John’s Grammar School students completed Year 12 in 2012 and of these, 89 students made 92 applications through SATAC for tertiary places in South Australia and the NT (three applied for both TAFE and University courses). Students also applied internationally, interstate, and direct to TAFE. Eighty six students received course offers, with the majority of students receiving offers for their first choices. Those who did not apply for tertiary programs are working, have gained apprenticeships, or are taking a gap year, with the intention of applying for courses for 2014. Many of the students who did apply and received offers are also taking a gap year, working and/or travelling before starting their deferred courses.
Three students have been offered TAFE courses (they were offered both TAFE and university places). Eighty six university offers were received. The most popular courses were Psychology (nine students), Business and Commerce (nine students), Law (eight students), Education (seven students), Science (seven students) and Engineering (six students). Five students have been accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Studies) course, our first student will study the relatively new Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine course at Flinders University, and one student has been accepted into the new Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology course at University of South Australia. In total, 49 different courses will be undertaken, with 41 students studying at Flinders University, 23 attending University of Adelaide, and 22 attending University of South Australia.
The Year 12 students of 2012 are to be congratulated of the receipt of such a fine range of tertiary offers. We wish them well in fulfilling their dreams.
Please see the Careers section of the St John’s website throughout the year to view information about course and career offerings for our current students.