As we approach the final few weeks of term 2 we have quite a busy schedule to manage. The GAT exam will be conducted at NMGC on Wednesday June 12 and is compulsory for all Year 12 students. There will be no Year 11 classes on this day. This is a general knowledge examination and can help determine your final results. The subject examinations are also fast approaching and we ask students to make preparations and a study timetable to assist you maximising your results. The examination timetable is on the last page of this newsletter.
Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening. The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements.
We are proud to announce that North Melbourne Grammar College has partnered with a number of universities to offer our students early entry opportunities. Over the coming weeks representatives from the Universities will talk to our students about these programs and the application process.
When you’re feeling stressed or start to panic about something, our brains play a huge part but our bodies obviously place a role too.
In reaction to what’s going on in our heads, our body receives signals that can send it into fight or flight mode. Large doses of hormones, including adrenalin, are delivered to our bodies to prepare them to react to the perceived threat.
You get those feelings of increased heart rate, breathlessness, sweating, narrowed vision and your hearing may become more sensitive, amongst other delightful symptoms that flood your body.
Often what’s causing the stress isn’t something that requires us to either run or defend ourselves, but we’re still left feeling all those unpleasant effects.
So how can you calm yourself when you start to panic or feel stressed?
After years of studies and research, and based on some good advice from his dad (who just happened to be a neuroscientist), Christopher Bergland recommends simply increasing the duration of your exhale after taking a deep breath.
If you’d like to read the full science run-down and to get more tips on how to practise better breathing techniques, Christopher’s article is here.
Social workers help individuals, families and communities to deal with and resolve personal issues and social problems or support them in times of crisis. They deal with people face-to-face and work within policy development, education and research.
They can specialise in a wide range of areas including children and family, youth, violence and sexual assault, medical and health, child protection, income support, disability, education, aged care, correctional services, family law, youth justice, community legal, psychiatric and general mental health, refugees and migrants, and Indigenous communities.
“Being a social worker in the department means always being on-hand for an emergency, either an individual’s personal crisis or being a part of a national response to an emergency, such as bushfires and/or floods.”
– Yasmin Tilmouth
If you’re a passionate and empathetic people person who would like to help others. Or if you’re interested in breaking down barriers that contribute to inequality, discrimination, exploitation and oppression. Then social work could be a rewarding career to consider.
Assessing clients’ needs and finding or providing appropriate support services
Writing letters of referral or reports to help clients obtain services they need e.g. crisis accommodation or social security benefits
Helping community groups to plan and carry out programs, improve or develop services to improve their situation
Monitor the progress of clients by maintaining contact
Analyse statistics and write reports
Develop policies and evaluate programs
Manage, mentor or train other staff
Attend professional meetings relevant to your caseload to provide the best outcomes for clients
Lobby to change social welfare policies and procedures in the pursuit of social justice.
Empathy and emotional maturity
Great interpersonal skills, especially listening and communication
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Adaptability and problem solving
Good analytical and report writing abilities
Ability to be objective
AASW accredited Bachelor of Social Work and / or Master of Social Work.
Membership of the AASW.
Working with children check, First Aid Certificate (Mental Health) may be required for some positions
Average salary $70,928 per year (Source: Joboutlook.gov.au)
Job growth in this area is strong (source: Joboutlook.gov.au)