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Episode 21 - Jobs of the Future

20, June 2018

As our senior students progress through schooling, the inevitable question of ‘what to do after graduation’ begins. But what does the current university and employment landscape look like? What important skills do our teens need to succeed and how have social and technological advancements influenced the jobs of the future? In this episode Tracy Burton talks to Dr Jane Fynes-Clinton - Program coordinator for the Bachelor of Journalism and Lecturer in Journalism at the University of the Sunshine Coast. As a journalist of almost 30 years, Jane has worked in metropolitan news, features and magazines. She is passionate about the profession and its future and is dedicated to helping prepare students to take their place in it.

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Episode 20 Performing Arts and PE thrive in our Great New Hall

31, May 2018

This year CCPS was proud to open the brand new multi-purpose Raelene Boyle Hall. This facility is a wonderful new addition to the school providing a full size multi-purpose sports court, stage, instrumental rooms, tuckshop and innovative Music and Media Arts rooms. The teachers and students using these facilities have been provided with exciting new opportunities for learning, creativity and sporting achievement.

In this episode, Tracy Burton speaks to PE teachers Ms Emma Woods and Ms Grace Patterson, Head of Music Mr Paul Cusick as well as students who take these subjects and enjoy using the indoor court. Being the Media Arts teacher, Tracy is also interviewed by one of her budding Media Arts students, Eloise Whitney.
Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

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Episode 19 - March to your own beat

01, May 2018

In this, the first episode of Term Two, Tracy Burton is very pleased to interview the Principal of Caloundra City Private School, Dr Dirk Wellham. Dr Wellham has been the Principal of Caloundra City Private School (CCPS) since January 2013. Dirk was the Deputy Headmaster (Academic) at Churchie for eight years. Prior to this role he was Dean of Studies of The Southport School for four years. He was the Head of English and Languages at Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls, NSW; and he had three years teaching at The Hutchins School, Hobart before coming to Churchie for five years originally in 1991. Dirk was responsible for Churchie’s Emotional Intelligence Development Program – and Positive Psychology Development and was awarded a PhD in 2009 for his thesis titled, The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Co-curricular Involvement. Dr Wellham is also a highly experienced Senior English Teacher.

PhD Thesis link:
dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30027504

An article on Emotional Intelligence:
www.sciencedirect.com/science/articl…41608014001927

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Episode 18 - Queensland Delivers New Subjects

29, March 2018

In this episode, Tracy Burton looks at two exciting subjects in the Queensland curriculum.

Here at CCPS we offer two new subjects: Philosophical Inquiry and Media Arts. The subject of Media Arts will be explored in a future podcast. In this episode, Tracy Burton chats to one of the teachers of Philosophical Inquiry, Mr Tim Ricketts as he explains this innovative new subject.

Additionally, late last year Tracy was fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to attend the annual conference for the VCE subject of Psychology – a subject that Queensland will now offer for the first time. What can students learn by studying Psychology and why is it so popular?

In this interview, Tracy speaks to a highly experienced and accomplished VCE Psychology teacher, Ms Anna Marazita.

Stay tuned for future podcasts on Media Arts and the roll out of the new Senior Curriculum for Year 11 next year. For more information about the new courses being offered in the new QLD curriculum, visit the QCAA website.

#Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

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