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ET Australia Magazine Issue #2 February 2018

ET Australia’s annual student & community magazine.

Teacher’s Guidance

Teacher’s Guidance Pays Off For Brittney Brittney’s educational journey started positively, but like many students, she stopped enjoying school during her secondary years and as a result had started missing classes. Her welfare teacher at Brisbane Water Secondary College (Umina campus) suggested that studying at ET Australia Secondary College (ETASC) may be the right fit for her. ‘I wasn’t sure at first but after chatting with a friend who had attended ETASC, it felt like it could be for me, and I haven’t regretted the decision once!’ ‘ETASC provided a very safe and supportive learning environment. The strict anti-bullying policy means you don’t have to worry about what anyone else thinks and you can just focus on learning. The different teaching techniques really helped me improve my learning skills and I benefitted from all the extra support, especially the option of after school classes.’ Brittney went on to receive high grades and shared that she even surprised herself when she received the Principals Award at her Year 10 graduation in 2014. Her Year 10 experience was so positive she made the decision to study Year 11 & 12 at Brisbane Water Secondary College (Woy Woy campus) and gives tribute to her success in part to ETASC teacher Jasmyn Du Plessis, saying ‘Jasmyn went above and beyond to help me complete my Year 12 HSC. Jasmyn would stay back in the afternoons to help me study and I’d even go to her house in the school holidays for tutoring. After completing her HSC in 2016, Brittney was encouraged to apply for a BSB30415 Certificate III Business Administration Traineeship at ET Australia, and in tribute to her hard work, her application was successful. ‘Now that I am employed at ET Australia I really appreciate how hard the staff work to ensure the school is the best it can be. I’m so Brittney receiving her RoSA from ETASC Principal, Tony Mylan grateful for the opportunity I have now to work and study further at ET Australia.’ Brittney hopes to continue her employment at ET Australia, and potentially further her studies with a BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration upon completion of her traineeship. We wish her every success! Brittney receiving her BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration certificate from ET Australia Business Trainer Dione for completing her Traineeship at ET Australia in February 2018

With the 2018 school year now in full swing, have you thought about if your child’s current school is the right fit? With over 92% of our graduates 1 engaging in further studies or a career, here are 8 reasons why you should be sending your child to ET Australia Secondary College in 2018. #1 A Safe and Supportive Learning Environment With a no bullying policy enforced by teachers, a student learning support network, literacy and numeracy action plans for each student and individual student pathway plans ensuring each student who graduates is professionally guided towards further study or a career in the workforce, your child will not slip through the cracks at ET Australia Secondary College. #2 A NSW Education Standards Authority Approved Curriculum With an academic focus on literacy, numeracy and work ethic, students enjoy learning the fundamentals of Mathematics, English and Science taught alongside the subjects of Languages, Technology and Applied Studies 2 . Each student has access to text books, work books and a College Apple iPad for each student in class to support their learning requirements. #3 Highly Qualified Teaching and Support Staff Our highly experienced and well regarded teaching team have worked in a number of different educational settings all over the world. Our teachers deliver quality and specialised teaching across all key learning areas. Together with teacher assistants in every class providing extra student support, our team draw out the best academic results possible for your child. #4 Students are Treated as Individuals We empower students with a balance of freedom and responsibility. The school is more like a contemporary workplace – everyone, teachers and students alike, are known to each other on a first name basis, students don’t wear school uniforms, there is no homework, our students are young adults and we work harmoniously with them focusing on teaching and learning and positive school activities. #5 Our Learning Support Network Provides our students with one on one tailored learning opportunities delivered alongside classroom teaching with a dedicated learning intervention teacher. Our students can also engage in free after school tutoring with their teacher. #6 Access to School Scholarships ET Australia Secondary College awards a number of scholarships to school students attending the College. Scholarships are awarded to students due to financial hardship and can cover up to half of a student’s annual school fees. Scholarships are funded by generous Central Coast businesses and citizens supporting continued education in our community. Scholarship applications are a relatively simple process, and the majority of scholarship applications are successful. #7 One School Fee Covers Everything The school fees at ET Australia Secondary College are all inclusive - textbooks, workbooks, stationery, school locker an Apple iPad per student in class, excursions, sporting fees, on-site youth support services and after school tutoring - all included. The school fee is packed full of added value reducing the stress on your hip pocket 3 . #8 Preparation For The Real World ET Australia Secondary College is focused on equipping students with the skills to be successful in school and after school. Many of our students go on to complete their HSC, while others choose to enrol in adult training courses and/or gain employment. 1 Source: ET Australia Secondary College 2016 Annual Report. 2 French, Technology and Applied Studies subjects available to Year 7 and 8 students only. Year 9 and 10 student’s subjects are Mathematics, English, Science, Human Society and its Environment and PDHPE. 3 Annual School fee does not include School term ‘rewards days’, for full list of inclusions please refer to our 2017 ET Australia Secondary College brochure available at etaustralia.com 9