Future Health Professionals

During the January holidays, Leila Withrow and Behdokht Eshraghi were among thirty select students who attended Scitech’s Future Health Professionals program.

The Program provides students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field an opportunity to gain industry insight, hands-on experience and explore a variety of medical career options and pathways.

For each of the five days, an intensive 10-hour day program was jam-packed with industry talks and workshops. From practical workshops including suturing, infant emergency care and surgical scrubs, to conversations with health professionals like Prof. Fiona Wood, the students gained invaluable hands-on experience in medical health.

Application for the program was open to all WA students entering Year 11 or Year 12 in 2021, and after hearing about the program through the Campus, Leila and Behdokht submitted successful applications.

Leila says, “I found the program amazing! It was awesome to be able to explore the different roles that are available in the allied health field. It was an eye-opening experience that helped contribute to my decisions when considering future roles that are right for me.”

And Behdokht says, “Attending FHP program was such an interesting and inspiring experience. It provided us with variety of hands-on experiences and useful lectures. I highly recommend this informative program to anyone who is interested in a health career or is keen to learn more about various health professions.”

Congratulations Behdokht and Leila!


CJ students guaranteed entry to UWA

The Fairway UWA Program provides activities and workshops for year 12 students with academic potential, and guarantees graduates entry to selected undergraduate courses at UWA.

As well as running different activities and workshops, during the year, the Fairway program provides students with personalised mentoring, ATAR course revision and online tutoring, and advice about courses at UWA and applying for uni. They also have opportunities to make new friends, and meet inspiring student mentors and role models.

Shaqaiq, Sumaiya and Zakia were successful in winning places in this competitive program.

Shaqaiq is now studying Psychology, and Zakia is studying Pathology, at UWA, while Sumaiya has chosen to study Psychology at Curtin University.  Congratulations, and good luck as you step into University life Sumaiya, Zakia and Shaqaiq!

Good luck to Akuol Abut Deng, and Behdokht Eshraghiborojeni, who have been selected to take part in the 2021 program.

If you are in year 11, and if you meet the criteria, you can apply for the 2022 program. Information can be found through this link:




STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Preparing you for the workforce.

Right now employment in STEM related industries are increasing every year.

Employers now seek candidates with STEM qualifications and skills.
This month (June 2020) sees the launch of the State Government’s Take 2 STEM campaign. Such an important initiative. By choosing to take STEM courses will give you the skills and knowledge to find a great job for the future.

We have a wide range of STEM courses available for compulsory age students as well as mature age students.

Here’s a list of some of the courses you could study:

Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Chemistry – General and ATAR

Human Biology – General and ATAR

Computer Science – ATAR

Physics – ATAR

Mathematics – General and ATAR

Cyril Jackson pulls together for the elderly.

The Town of Bassendean approached Cath MacDougall our Hospitality teacher to see if Cyril Jackson could help with a meal service to the elderly and vulnerable who cannot access food in the community.

Our Certificate II Hospitality students along with the Cyril Jackson Education Support students have been preparing meals to support our community members.

This is a part of the 5000meals program which is supported by Second Bite, community based organisations. In addition, these meals are being delivered by local community volunteers who come to the Campus to collect the meals and deliver them to our vulnerable community members.

Building community is a very important part of Cyril Jackson’s culture and we have been very keen to form this partnership with the Town of Bassendean, their local volunteers and the 5000meals program. Our students are learning invaluable skills towards their Certificates but more importantly, they are learning the value of volunteering and being an active member of our community in a time of great need.

Cyril Jackson has become a central hub for this initiative. Some schools who had food still in stock for their food lessons or canteens have donated excess food to the project.

We have also been privileged to have a well-known chef, Rohan Park from Fleur at the Park Royal who specialises in fine dining supporting this wonderful project. Rohan is a former student and when his employment ceased he immediately contacted us to see how he could help and use his expertise.

 Next week, former Hospitality students who are now apprentices, will also join our classes and help students and chefs in preparing meals.

A great community effort in times of need. We are proud to be a part of it!

Dr Karen Read


Intensive English Centre students excursion to Sculptures by the Sea


Leeuwin II Adventure Trip

Nine students and one staff member were carefully selected through an extensive application process and won scholarships to experience life at sea on board The STS Leeuwin II.

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