As they enter Years 10, 11 and 12, our girls are purposefully prepared to launch into life beyond Fairholme.
Embedded in the curriculum and also explicitly taught throughout the Junior, Middle and Senior School, careers education at Fairholme is based on the Australian Blueprint for Career Development. which offers a framework for creating, strengthening and evaluating career development programs for young people and adults. Competencies learned promote intentional career development, lifelong learning and life/work balance. By the time they graduate from Year 12, Fairholme girls are encouraged to:
- Objectively identify their own strengths, aspirations, values and abilities – their ‘toolkit’;
- Understand the correlations between gainful employment, society and our economy;
- Appreciate how their day-to-day demeanour, behaviour and attitudes impact on themselves and others in the workplace;
- Research demand trends for key industries, professions and qualifications;
- Recognise the skill set, values and level of education required by an individual for the profession of their choice;
- Foster a sense of healthy ambition, build perseverance, and learn how to deal with disappointment; and…
- Make well-informed choices and education pursuits that will enhance their career and adult life.
In addition to these skill sets we work with students at Fairholme to assist them with the development of:
- Growth mindset
- Work-life balance (stress and sleep management)
It is our belief that if students possess knowledge and skills in these key areas they will be able to navigate their future pathways independently and, more importantly, be able to successfully manage obstacles that they encounter during their young adult hood and continue to work towards achieving their goals in a purposeful and positive manner.