Year 12 VCAL

Wear it Purple Day

On 27 August 2021 12.40pm there will be an online event for staff and students.  Year 12 VCAL and the Wellbeing team have organised activities to celebrate Wear it Purple Day and support those who are struggling to be accepted in our community because of their sexual and gender orientation. Wear it Purple Day began in 2010, after a worldwide answer to the many news stories of bullying and harassment, and the negative impacts that it had on the LGBTQIA+ teenagers. Wear it Purple Day is a yearly awareness and visibility campaign, giving everyone a chance to celebrate the spirit of LGBTQIA+ youth. Due to COVID restrictions, the event will be held online at lunch time where students and teachers can free to participate in a fun and educational quiz to test their knowledge or learn new information about Wear it Purple Day. Furthermore, winners of the quiz will be getting some awesome prizes at the end of the event! Wear something purple to support our LGBTQIA+ community.

Real Talk – The Smith Family

As lockdown continues we are taking our onsite Real talk session on line, so students don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the career journeys from a range of employees in different fields. This will occur on September 8, 9.00am to 12.30pm onsite via Zoom or online.

The Career Mentoring and Employability Skills sessions will be offered as a digital session. The career mentoring sessions involves a number of industry volunteers. Students will have the opportunity to hear from eight different career mentors who will share their career journeys, education pathway and outline of their current job role. Students will have the opportunity to ask each mentor questions to learn more about their experiences in the world of work. Paired with this would be an employability skills session, where students will learn about the STAR technique used when applying for jobs. Students will learn how it applies to resumes and cover letters as well as job interviews.

MyRoad – Beacon Foundation

As Year 12 prepare for the world of further education and work. We are trying to expose them to as many



Many young people in Australia have limited exposure to the world of work before they leave secondary school at SASC we want to give our students the most current and honest experiences to help with their decision making for future pathways.

My Road is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to engage with and learn from those already in the workforce.

After the two-hour session occurring online on September 13, 8.30am to 10.30am

 Students should walk away with:

  • New ways to think about what kind of future job or career would be right for them.
  • A better understanding of how their existing tech skills will help them when they enter the workforce.
  • Increased skills to maintain positive relationships at work.
  • An understanding of the importance of resilience.
  • Feeling more confident
  • Feeling more work-ready


Young Leaders of the West Schools Podcast

As our Year 12 VCAL students are continuing to complete their Complex Issues projects in a very different environment. We are excited to be part of Young Leaders of the West Schools Podcast Challenge.  

Proudly supported by IPC Health, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and MAKING MEDIA AUSTRALIA, the Young Leaders of the West Schools Podcast Challenge is a unique modern media project that will have our students producing professional podcast content that is designed to educate our community about GAMBLING HARM – a massive social issue that negatively impacts many individuals of all ages and genders, their families, and communities in the west of Melbourne, and across Australia.    


As part of this challenge, we will be asked to produce and promote a one-hour podcast that will educate our community about GAMBLING HARM. Each school’s podcast will be recorded live and broadcast, across its neighbourhood and the world, on global radio station LIVE FM ( during Gambling Harm Awareness Week in October this year.

An exciting aspect of this project is that the school podcast with the greatest reach (i.e., the most live, podcast and video listeners/viewers) will win a professional podcast kit for its school.  More information will follow to help us reach as many people as we can to increase our chance of winning the Pod cast equipment.

Another great thing about this project is that no podcast production experience is necessary for students who will be taking part. IPC Health will provide schools with access to experts in the field of GAMBLING HARM for student interviews and MAKING MEDIA AUSTRALIA and the Young Leaders of the West will provide technical support and guidance in the production and promotion of school podcasts.  

Please visit the link for more information YLOTWSPC Planning Brief


Year 11 VCAL

CHASE Projects

Students are continuing to work on their CHASE projects and learning project planning skills along the way. These skills will be transferable to the work place. Planning, teamwork communication and decision making are all skills being addressed and developed as students work towards presenting their particular health issue to the school community. Student are having to plan two projects one that can be delivered onsite and another that can be delivered online depending on what Covid restrictions allow.  

Financial Literacy – The Smith Family

Kelly Family Foundation | The Smith Family

Year 11 will complete an online financial literacy course over 5 days starting August 30.

This course is based on MoneyMinded, an adult financial education program. The focus of this financial literacy course is not investment or wealth creation but rather the essentials of money management and the delivery of tools and techniques that will enable participants to achieve their financial goals. This financial literacy course consisting of five two hour sessions. The content of this course also allows participants to undertake the six units required for the qualification FNS10115 Certificate I in Financial Services.

 These units are:

  • FNSFLT201 Develop and use a personal budget
  • FNSFLT202 Develop and use a savings plan
  • FNSFLT203 Develop understanding of debt and consumer credit
  • FNSFLT204 Develop understanding of superannuation
  • FNSFLT205 Develop understanding of the Australian financial system and markets
  • FNSFLT206 Develop understanding of taxation