Year 12 – Careers based interviews

Year 12 boys who completed a careers based survey in Term 1 are being rostered to attend an interview with the Careers Counsellor. These interviews aim to assist the boys with their career/study planning for 2018. The interviews commenced in Week 10 of Term 1 and are expected to continue until at least Week 5 of Term 2. They are initial interviews, where the boys can discuss their plans, ask questions and explore different options. The boys are welcome to organise additional subsequent interviews as needed.

Defence Forces:

Old scholar, Captain Harry Williams (2009), JFT Commander, 105th Battery, 1st Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery will be visiting the School on Tuesday 23 May to provide students with a unique insight into the life of a soldier. The session will also cover the different career pathways that can be followed in the army and what skills and abilities are needed for a career in the army. This is a wonderful opportunity for any boy considering the military as a career option.

University of St Andrews, Scotland

A representative from the University of St Andrews in Scotland (established in 1413 and the 3rd oldest university in the world, after Oxford and Cambridge) will be in the School to do a presentation about the University on Wednesday 24 May. A highly regarded institution in the tertiary world, St Andrews offers a large range of undergraduate courses and this presentation provides a great opportunity for students to learn more about tertiary courses at St Andrews. The presentation will also cover how to apply to UK institutions in general. Students will benefit from attending even if not planning to study overseas immediately, but may be considering an exchange or post graduate study overseas at a later date. The University also offers 3 week summer courses for students at Year 10 or 11 level. University details are available at . Boys wishing to attend need to register their interest with Mr Colsey.

University of British Columbia, (UBC) Vancouver, Canada.

This is a unique opportunity for the boys! UBC is a leading university in the world, and a representative will be visiting Saints on Thursday 25 May to provide some insight into the University and the courses offered. The presentation will also cover aspects of Canadian tertiary education in general as well as UBC. Details on UBC can be found at . UBC has a number of scholarship options, including guaranteed scholarships for IB students with a sufficient IB score. This is a great opportunity for the boys to learn more about UBC. Boys wishing to attend need to register their interest with Mr Colsey.

Land the trip, Lincoln University – Christchurch NZ

The Land the Trip competition is a chance for a Year 11 or 12 students to win an all-expenses paid four night trip to Lincoln University, New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. To enter the Land the Trip competition, candidates must submit an application directly to Lincoln University by May 29 2017. Applicants are required to submit a one page essay outlining why they should be selected for ‘Land the Trip’ and include the motivation for attending and the goals you would like to achieve while on the tour. Students who successfully ‘Land the Trip’ to Lincoln University will be involved in the program from 10 to 15 July 2017 (week 2 of the July holidays). The programme will give the participants a unique opportunity to tour the University, hear from lecturers about the specialist courses, take part in hands-on laboratory sessions and meet and mingle with current students. It is a great opportunity for Year 11/12 students considering studying agriculture or in agriculture related areas at the tertiary level. The University also offers a large of other quality degree offerings. For details of the University, go to The boys have been emailed the details of this competition.

University of Adelaide: Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Health, Health and Medical Sciences, Nursing and Psychology degrees showcase

The showcase will allow the participants to experience the new Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building first hand (opposite Uni SA City West campus and near the new RAH), with the sessions being held in the new lecture theatres. The sessions will incorporate a presentation by academic staff, in addition to student Q&A panels. It is being held on Sunday 21 May 2017, at the Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, 57 North Terrace, The University of Adelaide. Registrations are required – places are limited. Register at

Education USA

On 5 June, St Peter’s College is hosting a presentation by Education USA, a U.S. Department of State supported organisation. Education USA promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering comprehensive and current information about opportunities to study at accredited post secondary institutions in the United States. It will commence at 4.30pm and will be held in Memorial Hall. Any boys who are even just remotely considering studying in the USA should come along to find out what is involved.

Rural Doctors Workforce Agency: Residential Workshop for Year 10 and 11 students

The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency provides a free three-day residential workshop (accommodation provided) to support year 10 and 11 students from a rural background who are interested in studying medicine. It will be held in the July school holidays – 11 to 13 July in Adelaide. Applications are now open and close Monday 5 June. For more details and to apply, go to

The University of NSW Co-op scholarship

The Co-op Program is a career development scholarship for high potential undergraduate students. It offers industry training, leadership and professional development, networking opportunities, mentoring and financial support of $18,200 p.a. tax free for four years. Australia’s leading companies take part in the training and professional development of the Co-op scholars with a view to recruiting high-potential young professionals. The scholarship is offered for study in many areas, including engineering, built environment, science and business. More details can be found at . Applications close on 30 September. The application does require a School contribution, so any boys intending to apply need to see Mr Colsey in the first instance.

Australian Defence Forces Expo

The ADF will be holding their biannual Careers Expo in conjunction with the Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo on 26 May from 9 am to 3 pm and 27 May from 10 am to 4 pm at the Adelaide Show Grounds. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information about the event, go to

UNSW Sydney – Medicine

The University has announced that applications for the 2018 Undergraduate Medicine Program will this year open on Monday 1 May. This is for both local and rural applicants. Details of the UNSW presentation on the medicine course and application requirements can be found at

St Andrew’s College, Sydney

St Andrew’s College is a residential co-education college associated with the University of Sydney. While most of the residents attend the University of Sydney, the College also has residents that attend other Sydney based universities. The College offers a number of scholarships, including the St Andrew’s Scholars Program. Up to five students are awarded this scholarship each year and it provides financial support of up to $30000 per year. Applications for this scholarship close on 4 August 2017. For details of the scholarship and other scholarships, go to or phone (02) 9569 7300.

Defence Forces Gap Year 2018

Gap Year 2018 applications are now open. Interest in this Gap Year opportunity is usually very high. The Gap Year program is a great opportunity for 18 to 24 year-olds to experience a diverse range of roles in the Australian Defence Forces, all with a one year sign on. This year sees the most roles ever available in the Gap Year program. For more information please go to

Australian Defence Force Academy – ADFA

Year 12 students considering applying for ADFA are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time for the application process. Year 11 students can also apply now. ADFA develops and educates the future leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force. The program at ADFA combines military and leadership training with a recognised degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). There are a range of degrees available at ADFA – Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science and Technology. ADFA recruits receive free medical and dental treatment, subsidised food and accommodation.


Lattitude Global Volunteering is an organisation specialising in volunteering for 17 to 25 year-olds. This includes facilitating placements as tutors in overseas schools in countries across Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific and the Americas. There are scholarships for placements in some areas. Applications close on 17 June. Information sessions will be held during the year and selection interviews are expected to be held in July. For details and bookings, go to, email or telephone 03 9826 6266.

Law Admission Test 2017 – Registrations now open

Do you have students thinking of studying Law at UNSW? They will need to sit the LAT. The Law Admission Test or LAT is a written test that is used to demonstrate a student's aptitude and suitability for studying undergraduate Law at UNSW. A LAT score, in addition to academic results (e.g. ATAR + additional points) will be used in the selection process to allow us to better differentiate between the many high achieving applicants to Law. For more details, go to For practice questions and to register, go to

University of California, Santa Cruz

The University is offering a campus tour to any potential student who may be travelling to the USA. However, for those who are unable to visit the campus, they can undertake a virtual tour via: For more information about the university, go to the website  Direct email contact can be made with the university via

Bond University & Bond Scholarships

Bond University scholarship applications are now open. For details, go to the website  to view the scholarships available to year 12 students. Applications are made online.

St Peter’s College is fortunate to be able to offer a scholarship provided by Bond University. The scholarship is the St Peter’s College – Bond University Collegiate partner Scholarship. The scholarship will cover half the tuition fees for any undergraduate single or combined degree at Bond – other than medicine. They are school-based scholarships and will be awarded to a Saints Year 12 student who want to study at Bond University and has shown leadership and/or made a significant all round contribution to St Peter’s College – they will not be based solely on academic merit. The application process is in two parts. Applicants need to complete an online Bond University scholarship application nominating any scholarships they may be interested in applying. This application must be received (online) at Bond by 31 July. To be considered for the Collegiate Scholarship, applicants need to do an additional separate application to the School. The school component of the application takes the form of a letter to Headmaster outlining why you want to study at Bond University, plus any other relevant information. Applications need to be submitted to the Headmaster’s PA or the Careers Counsellor by Thursday 24 August.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra or Brisbane

Year 11 students who have a passion for science and technology are invited to apply for the National Youth Science Forum. Delivered in the January school holidays, the 12-day program offers laboratory visits and science tours, the chance to mix with like-minded students from all over Australia, and activities that develop a better understanding of the wide range of study and career options available to them through engaging with corporate and university partners. Applications close on 31 May 2017. Details available at

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor