We are excited to tell you about a new initiative at St Columba Anglican School being introduced next year for our 2020 Year 6, Year 8 and Year 10 cohorts – Become.Me Careers Education. We will be working with Become, who are transforming careers education within schools.
To introduce the program, students in this year’s Year 6, Year 7 and Year 9 cohort will be participating in a Become.Me program trial this term. It’s a fun, interactive way to teach young people the adaptive skills and curiosity they’ll need to explore, design and navigate the fast changing world of work. BECOME.ME will be integrated with our regular curriculum.
The program isn’t designed to direct students to particular occupations, but to inspire them:
- to reflect on their unique and evolving strengths, interests and aspirations.
- to broadly explore the dynamic, exciting world of work, recognising and breaking free of gender and social stereotypes.
- to come up with multiple possibilities for their future that excite them.
- to experiment with those ideas right now in fun ways.
Research demonstrates that laying these critical foundations helps students become more inspired learners today, as well as improving longer term academic and career outcomes.
WHAT WE’D LOVE FROM YOU, OUR PARENTS
Parents and guardians are the most significant influence on children’s future aspirations and your involvement in the program will help the students get more out of it. Here are four ways you can be involved:
- Your child will have some homework during the course of the program that we’d love you to discuss with them.
- Talk to them about the twists and turns of your own career
- Explore the BECOME.ME app with them
- Attend our parent sessions presented by BECOME which will be held in 2020 for Year 6, Year 8 and Year 10.
If you have any questions at all about the program do not hesitate to contact the school.