While At School

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Many of our incredible Calrossy Alumni achieved outstanding results in their HSC, with consistently outstanding results culminating in a ATAR or steadily improving throughout their school years and achieving their best result in the HSC or completing a School Based Traineeship, Apprenticeship or a TAFE course at a very high level.

Some of our outstanding alumni are keen to offer their experiences and services through tutoring and other support, a great opportunity for our existing students who can pay a small fee to receive quality out of school educational assistance.



Extracurricular Activities

When students leave school, they will begin their transition beyond school life, which may include study, travel, employment or any combination of those.

Whether a Calrossy School graduate decides to study, travel or seek employment, they will be competing against others for opportunities to undertake any of the previously mentioned options. Students can choose to participate in activities and experiences while at Calrossy which will give them skills and attributes that help improve their prospects when seeking study, travel and/or work.

Some examples of these activities or experiences include:

  • Be involved in activities offered at Calrossy

  • Play a sport

  • Join a local volunteer group

  • Become a part of a performance or creative arts group Hot Tip: if you are interested in a career in creative industries after school, start building your personal experiences up (known as a personal portfolio) while at school. For example: join the Tamworth Musical Society and be very active in productions, if you have an interest in acting or production, sound and recording or you may join a band or play an instrument and play gigs if you are interested in a career in music  

  • Choose subjects that relate to your after school training & career pathway of interest

  • Consider a VET (Vocational Education & Training) Course as part of year 11 and 12, a great way of gaining workplace skills and technical knowledge

  • Commence a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT), this pathway will help set you up in loads of training & career pathways, to search for any school based apprenticeship or traineeship

  • Take a life changing adventure through an overseas international student exchange program

  • Work Experience while in Year 10 

  • Get involved in programs that involve an industry and school partnership, like the Google Code Jam Kickstart Program, learn more 




It is a great idea to start searching for scholarships, cadetships and bursaries that will interest you while in years 11 and 12.

In year 11, look at the types of scholarships you may be interested in applying for when in your final year, make a note of the name of the scholarship, application, closing dates, and the criteria, so that when you are in year 12 you will be prepared. 

In year 12, think about applying for a different scholarship in each of your study periods, there’s no limit to how many you can apply for, so apply for as many as you can. 

Professional Cadetships Australia partner with some of Australia’s largest organisations to offer Business and Engineering & Technology Cadetships to year 12 students looking to combine university with paid work at a leading company.

Year 12 Law students may apply for the Everingham & Solomons, ‘Sir Adrian Solomons Law Bursary'.

Four Calrossy Students have successfully applied since this bursary commenced in 1998.

If you would like to be our next successful Calrossy student to enjoy the benefits of this program, please see Mr Impey. 



Overseas study programs

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is an 11-Day voyage for young Australians aged between 16 – 23 for those who wish for an exciting experience and a unique opportunity to develop skills for life.
Rotary Youth Exchange Australia provides an opportunity of a lifetime for Australian high school students to live & study abroad. See Mr Impey for local Rotary Club contacts and connections.
Youth For Understanding or YFU Australia offer accredited student exchange opportunities.
EF offer programs for High Schools Students as well as University and Adults & Professionals, more details found through
Rustic Pathways offer programs for High School Students from Years 9 to 12 as well as University Students
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand
AFS Intercultural Programs Australia 



Preparing for the HSC – Looking for extra help outside of school?

For students preparing for the HSC, InspirED delivers high quality, and engaging face-to-face and online education services led by senior teachers and HSC markers, in partnership with leading universities 
UNE HSC Booster Day over two days, UNE and specialist lecturers present various sessions in the Maths, Science, Economics, Business and Legal Studies disciplines. These sessions are jam packed with relevant information to assist Year 12 students reach their full potential and in many sessions students are able to undertake practicals that are not possible at school. 
Learning in HSC Study Lab is based around three basic activities. Watch a video, play an interactive activity and apply your knowledge. This multifaceted approach helps you understand key concepts and takes learning beyond the textbook. 
The School For Excellence, or  TSFX offer exam revision programs, intense weekly tuition classes, study skills, and exam strategy lectures as well as specialised courses that prepare students in advance of each semester