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Saint Ignatius’ Careers Market 2023

The Saint Ignatius’ College Annual Careers Market will be held on Tuesday May 16, 7 - 8.30pm in the Dennett Centre.

There will be a vast array of industries represented, so far we are at 60 and counting! Industries such as medical , commerce, allied health, law, architecture interior design, pharmacy, engineering, agriculture, construction, design, marketing, apprenticeship brokers, a variety of trades as well as Registered Training Organisations, VET providers as well as all the 3 big Universities. There will also be hands on activities with the Civil Construction Association and the Royal Flying Doctors Service in the quadrangle on your way in. Also come along to meet representatives and hear from the Australian Defence Forces, PEER, Motor Trades Association, Border Force, SAPOL, Metropolitan Fire Brigade and many more!

This event is generously supported by Old Scholars and our parent community and we extend our thanks to the many people who are giving up a night to be here to speak to our students.

Year 10's this is a compulsory event, Year 11's and 12's are highly encouraged to attend. As this is an official event, full winter uniform is to be worn.

Also, students are encouraged to attend the Careers Expo at the showgrounds this weekend on Saturday 13th May, entry is free. See flyer for more information.

Work Experience forms

All work experience forms are now overdue and must be returned to me asap for the risk assessments and paperwork to be completed next week. This is a very time sensitive issue, as is the application for WWCC and other necessary checks.

Parents as Career Transition Support Information night

‘Parents are the greatest influence on young people’s career choices’

PACTS is a workshop that provides an interactive, informal way to learn about career transition in a setting that has been developed for parents, with parents. Participants will leave with the knowledge and confidence that they can help their children make informed career choices plus a comprehensive resource booklet containing the workshop content.

Chris Mesecke of Career Designs SA has extensive experience in the education, training and employment sectors and brings this together as a qualified career coach and accredited PACTS facilitator. A presentation will be held at Saint Ignatius’ College on the following evening:

DATE: Monday 5 June, 6pm-7.30pm

TIME: (Note Approx. 90mins)

VENUE: Saint Ignatius’ College. Senior School campus. Flynn Theatre

To book, refer to the Edsmart sent to parents of Years 9 and 10 students. Whilst these year levels are targeted, parents from other year levels can book by emailing me on

WHS Training for Work Experience.

In week 11 of last term we held a new initiative at the College, a full day of WHS training to prepare our students both for their Work Experience placements, but also to raise aware ness of the precarious and vulnerable position they are in as a young, inexperienced worker as they begin their journeys into the world of work. We were very fortunate to have an array of guest speakers to assist on the day, from both internal and external sources. The day commenced with Tyson from PEER who helped establish what WHS legislation is and why awareness is so crucial. Students also heard about legislation pertaining to workplace bullying an harassment, presented by our People and Culture manager, Ms Rebecca Giovine. After researching their chosen industry, Ms Di Ferguson our WHS Coordinator, spoke to them about identifying Risks and Hazards, and they filled in their own Risk Assessments. In addition, we viewed some videos regarding real life cases and completed some online modules. Hopefully, now, in addition to meeting our legal obligation students have an enhanced knowledge of WHS for both their own part time jobs, as well as keeping themselves safe whilst on placement.

If your young person was absent in the final week of Term 1 and did not complete our WHS training day they must do by next week prior to our Risk Assessment meeting next week. Students have been emailed, and the online workbook is on SEQTA. They must upload their work to SEQTA by Monday 15th May.

For more information on any of the above please email Lisa McDonald on

Senior School Sports Report
From the College Counsellors