Published on: 18 October 2018

Students from the Year 12 General Program have enjoyed a series of informational activities this week in preparation for concluding their journey at Christ Church and looking towards the future.

Activities included;

  • a ‘San Choy Bow’ cooking demonstration led by former Christ Church teacher, Kirsty Carre – all boys contributed to a component of the dish and enjoyed a freshly made lunch
  • a talk by RAC regarding responsible driving
  • current parent Jodie Perram, Director of Itch Recruitment, discussed preparing for today’s workforce, how to prepare for an interview and what to expect, and what employers look for
  • David Hatton, Senior Wealth Adviser at TWD Essentials, presented on financial planning for the future
  • a number of ‘life skills’ workshops covering tasks such as ironing, changing a tire and sewing


Career Counsellor and VET Coordinator, Mrs Jody Clarke says, “Throughout the year we have had numerous industry experts come to campus to speak to the boys, and this week’s activities have served as a great refresher for what they have been taught so far in Career and Enterprise as well as during work experience.”

“Guest speaker Jodie Perram emphasised with the boys that today’s employers seek candidates with the right attitude and that having a paper qualification is simply not enough. ‘Work hard, be enthusiastic and you’re already halfway there’ was her key message.”

“The boys were also provided a friendly reminder by the RAC on looking out for your mates, and importantly, thinking first before getting into a vehicle.”

Year 12 General Program student Ben Collins commented, “The financial planning session was very useful, as the speaker provided advice on how to effectively use money and invest along with taxes. He opened my eyes about simple things you should do which will help in the long term, such as spending less than you earn.”

“Some skills like ironing and cooking I should have learnt earlier!”

Christ Church Grammar School wishes to thank all speakers and facilitators involved with supporting this week’s General Program activities.