Three days of Work Experience is part of the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), a compulsory Stage 1 SACE subject, undertaken by all Year 10 students at St John’s Grammar School.
Work Experience should be viewed as an educational/learning experience that is conducted in another environment, the workplace. Whether your son/daughter intends to seek employment or undertake further education or training on completion of his/her secondary schooling, work experience is invaluable in the preparation for the eventual post school transition. The school recognises the value of this experience and therefore requires all Year 10 students to participate in the program.
Organisation of the actual placement for the week is the responsibility of the student. This means that your son/daughter is required to contact the employer and arrange to spend the week in a work experience placement.
Work Experience for your child will be from Tuesday 6 November to Thursday 8 November 2018, which is in Week 4 of Term 4. It is most important that the Work Experience placement is organised as soon as possible. Please give this placement considerable urgency and begin or continue conversations with your child about possible future career pathways and industries they might like to explore during work experience.
Please note that Mrs Tracey Wilson (8278 0224) firstname.lastname@example.org manages the administrative side of the Work Experience placement and is a very helpful contact should I (or your child’s PLP teacher) be unavailable.
Attached is a Work Experience Information booklet for students, parents/caregivers and a Guide for the Workplace Provider . Some hard copies will be available from the Careers Area next term if needed. Your child should provide the workplace with the relevant booklet when getting the Workplace Learning Agreement Form and Work Health Safety Checklist signed. The Workplace Learning Agreement form needs to be completed and signed by student, employer and then the parent/caregiver by Friday 7 September which is the end of Week 7, Term 3. The Work Health and Safety checklist also needs to be completed by the employer and returned at this time.
Thank you in anticipation of your support with this meaningful and beneficial experience.
WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR