Students had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of Science/STEM professionals.
Year 10 is a critical year in which students are praying and thinking seriously about their future careers. Term 3 is also the time when they have to make their Year 11 subject selections.
To assist and broaden students’ career perspectives, a group of 17 students were invited to attend a Science Café hosted by UWA and SciTech. Students had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of Science/STEM professionals ranging from a spacecraft builder, forensic investigator, groundwater hydrologist, environmental biologist, psychologist, medical researcher and astronomer, just to name a few.
In a round robin format, the professionals moved along the students’ tables to share about their career highlights, answered their questions and offered various helpful advice to students seeking to develop a meaningful career pathway.
Our students were very engaged and inspired as they listened to the sharing from various professionals. One student commented that he now wants to change his entire career pathway after listening to these talks.
At the end of the day, the students assisted SciTech in packing up and had great fun sorting out food boxes to reduce food wastage. We are very proud of our students who willingly take the opportunity to display Christ’s love by serving the community.
Before heading off, we took a tour around the beautiful scenery in UWA and bumped into quite a few ex-Rehoboth students who joyfully welcomed us there.
Students who attended the Science Café expressed their gratitude for the excursion. They strongly recommend all future Year 10 students to come to the event each year it happens.