Year 10 is an important year of schooling. Students make exciting educational and life choices for the years ahead.
Our staff members are available if students find Year 10 to be a challenging time. Students can talk to the year adviser, school counsellor or other staff if they feel stressed or need help.
There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular events. This includes competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs also provide many activities that broaden your child’s experience at school.
Our school careers adviser can help students to make educational choices, define a career direction and to select and prepare for future study and training.
The careers advisory services website also offers help in clarifying course choices, employment opportunities, career pathways or training options. See career development for students (also in community languages)
Towards the end of Year 10, students continuing to the HSC must decide which subjects to study. See the Board of Studies Information Booklet for Year 10 Students, Studying for the HSC. When making their decisions, students should consider their abilities, interests and their future career plans and options.
Talk with your child about their options and encourage them to see the careers adviser before making a decision.
School leaving age
Students are required to complete Year 10, and then to continue in either education or training, full-time paid employment, or a combination of education/training and employment until at least age 17.
Find out more at school leaving age, or contact our principal, year adviser or careers adviser. See school leaving age: also in community languages.
These websites list job vacancies and apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities:
Maintaining good study habits is important this year.
Self-motivation and self-management is vital for senior students preparing for their HSC. It is important for students to settle into a good study routine early in the year, and learn to set priorities and develop strong time management skills.
Help your child set priorities and manage their time.