Class of 2021 look to the skies

Class of 2021 have been planning and preparing for the future with the majority of students with a clear pathway for life beyond school.

Class of 2021 look to the skies

Term 4, 2021 Class of 2021 have been planning and preparing for the future. As the end of their formal secondary schooling approaches the majority of students have a clear pathway for life beyond school, with early entry to university courses a certainty for many and trades and apprenticeships with relevant work in place for others. "I am thrilled to have received early entry into a Bachelor of Education at CSU for 2022. It has certainly taken the pressure off the final exams but I still have personal goals which I am pursuing for my subjects. The teachers are continuing to encourage and motivate us as the final exams creep closer. They have been an endless support for us whether we have been learning at home or at the College," enthused Isobel Moane, final year student. Brianna Howes' interest in Agriculture and Biology, sparked through great hands-on opportunities throughout her Senior years at the College, has resulted in an unconditional entry into a Bachelor of Animal Science at CSU for next year. "Consistent work throughout Year 11 and early Year 12 is so important. Good results at this stage opens doors to further study and relieves the stress of what can sometimes be overwhelming as Year 12 draws to a close. For years like 2020 and 2021, when COVID has impacted learning for so many, having certainty for study post school has just been fantastic." For Jackson Tenhave, Year 12 student 2021, the restrictions of COVID have not held him back from pursuing his dreams. An ambition since childhood to fly a plane became a reality last year when Jackson successfully completed his recreational pilot's certificate. As a member of Temora Gliding Club and having completed the flight hours and exams for ultralight aircraft Jackson is now enjoying the freedom of flying. "I really enjoy the hands on action that happens within the cockpit of small planes where there is no autopilot to rely on," said Jackson. "As a consequence I have applied for both the Army, where there is the opportunity to pilot helicopters, and the Airforce, where all the plane action occurs. The outstanding step in applying is an interview for the Airforce and I hope to know the outcome of my applications by the end of the year." We wish all of Class of 2021 all the best in their endeavours in the new year and beyond!