Gosford High School's Careers Adviser is Ms Brady.
Ms Brady works Monday, Tuesday Friday and her responsibilities include:
- Year 10 Careers lessons
- Coordinating the Work Experience Program
- Board of Studies entries
- Careers advice to Years 10, 11 and 12 students
- Dissemination of up-to-date Careers information to students, parents and staff
- Organising guest speakers from and visits to tertiary institutions
Interviews with students are conducted on an informal, walk-in basis where possible. Parents too, are welcome to make contact via phone or email (Gosfordfirstname.lastname@example.org) or arrange an in-person interview.
Year 12 students have access to the Senior Study. This is a well-resourced area fitted out with a kitchenette, access to laptop computers, notice boards and a careers information library. This is senior study is open for study and quiet work from 8am until 4pm daily.
The Careers Adviser's office is part of the Senior Study, allowing handy access for student enquiries and interviews.
Year 10 students have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement for one week. While this is not a Gosford High School requirement, it is a valuable learning experience and all Year 10 students are encouraged to apply.
Students who want guidance or assistance in determining their areas of interest and/or preferred career paths are encouraged to schedule an interview with the Careers Adviser, Ms Brady.
A work experience placement may be undertaken at any time through the year providing the week chosen does not conflict with examination periods, school carnivals or excursions. Students are also not permitted to do work experience during the holidays, the last week of term or in the week preceding an examination period. Work experience interstate will not be approved.
So that classes are not significantly disrupted with large numbers of students undertaking work experience in the same week, a limit of five students per week will apply.
Students also need to understand that participating in Work Experience is a privilege, not a right. The general behaviour, attitude and commitment of a student will be considered when negotiating placements.
Parents, caregivers and/or students wishing to discuss the work experience program at Gosford High School are welcome to make an appointment for an interview with Ms Brady.