Finding pathways in the River Journey Program
Flinders University’s River Journey Program provided valuable post-secondary advice to Northern Adelaide Senior College students last Wednesday.
The River Journey program provides access for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds to aspire and take part in higher education.
The program encourages students to explore and map their education and career paths using the metaphor of a river to signify that life does not always progress linearly.
Flinders speaker, Callum, spoke to our students on time management skills, how to break down tasks, the best methods to study, and to never forget one’s wellbeing.
Ashley Fraser, SACE Completers Case Manager, says that the Flinders guest lectures and programs provide NASC students with a background to understanding access pathways to university, and consider higher education as an achievable post-school option.
“This was the first time we have participated in River Journey,” says Ashley.
“These sessions allowed our students to be provided with information to support future career options from an outside viewpoint and encourage them to start considering the options that are available to them for their futures.
“The Navigator session ran with the PLP classes at NASC looked at jobs of the future and explored how students can build skills to prepare for the workforce. It also encouraged students to reflect on the education pathways required for their career journey.
“The Endeavour session ran with students in years 11 and 12 and aimed at expanding their understanding of the different types of education and training available including TAFE, Uni, and on-the-job training. It also focused on skills such as time management and self-care.
“The students seemed to engage well in the sessions and it encouraged conversations about future career pathway options.
Ashley says that in Term 3, Year 12s will be able to visit university campuses and expose them to future possibilities of further study.
Start your Year 12 journey at NASC. Find out more by calling Northern Adelaide Senior College Student Services on (08) 7285 1600 or attend a Principal Tour every first Friday of the month at 11 am.