While At School
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.
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.
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.