Episode 22 - Year 11 A day in the life at USC

02, August 2018

Here at CCPS we help our Senior Students make informed choices about their future pathways. On Wednesday July 18th, our Year 11 students travelled to the campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast to participate in “A Day in the Life at USC”. This event was a unique opportunity for our students to receive an authentic university experience. Students were given the chance to sit in on a first-year lecture, get involved with campus activities, have a free lunch at USC's Brasserie cafe, hear from real students about what their typical day involves and see the facilities on offer on a campus tour. 
In this podcast episode, Tracy Burton spends the day with the Year 11s and interviews several students about their goals for the future and the pathway of tertiary education.

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.

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.

Episode 19 - March to your own beat

01, May 2018

In this, the first episode of Term Two, Tracy Burton interviews 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:

An article on Emotional Intelligence:

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