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Terrigal High School

Terrigal High School

A quality comprehensive education with a history of academic success.

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Ms Elyce Bates manages the career programs at Terrigal High School.

Students are individually case managed and offered a variety of courses and career activities that are most likely to meet their needs.

​Terrigal High School careers website

The school has its own career website. Students and parents can use this site for a wide range of career information. This site is particularly useful for students in the senior years, however, other students can access information on part time employment while they are still at school.

If students register in the 'student only' area they will be able to make use of many of the proformas available. They can develop a resume, a cover letter, find out how to act in an interview, what to wear for an interview and many other things. For more information, visit the Terrigal High School careers website.

Students, parents and carers can also visit the Terrigal High School careers Facebook page.

Throughout the year students are supported by the career advisers to gain part time work by booking in for assistance with writing resumes, applications, cover letters and preparing for job interviews. Students in Year 10 participate in Work Experience and 12 have participated in writing action and exit plans.

Providing students with information about subject selection and further training at university or TAFE after the completion of Year 10 and Higher School Certificate continues to be an important part of all our career programs.
The services provided are:

  • Careers counselling which includes appropriate subject selection, matching student's interests to appropriate careers.
  • Career pathway support such as resume writing, interview and presentation skills.
  • Organising talks, access to service providers and potential employers, for information on employment requirements.
  • Conducting careers excursions.
  • Work experience organisation with local businesses and community partners.
  • Careers lessons and group work.
  • Career workshops - The aim of these is to raise awareness about the diversity of employment opportunities so that younger students start investigating employment possibilities.
  • Study skills tutorials for senior students.
  • Support of students undertaking School Based Traineeships and industry scholarships. These students have paid on-the-job experience and complete an industry related TAFE credential. 
  • Organisation and support for the TVET programs. Year 11 and 12 students can attend TAFE and complete these courses as part of their Preliminary or HSC program. The TAFE competencies they gain may help them with either a future career or further TAFE training after the HSC.

Students are welcome to drop in and make an appointment at any time. Parents can call if they have questions or concerns.