Year Groups - Year 10

Year 10 is a very important year for students. It heralds the end of their junior years of school, and signals the start of two important years in a student's high school life. 

Students are finally able to steer their educational and life choices in the direction that they choose. 


The Year 10 Year Advisor is always available to assist with wellbeing issues, or if needed the School Counsellor can be available to help the students. Year 10 can be a challenging time. Students are at times torn between what they wish for their future and what they feel family may wish, so it's important that if the student is feeling stressed that appointments are made with their Year Advisor, the School Counsellor or the Careers Advisor. 

Getting involved

There are always great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular events. The Student Representative Council continues to provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.

Careers advice

Our school careers adviser can help students to make educational choices, define a career direction and to select and prepare for future study and training. The careers advisory services website also offers help in clarifying course choices, employment opportunities, career pathways or training options. 

Choosing subjects

Towards the end of Year 10, students continuing to the Higher School Certificate must decide which subjects to study. See the Board of Studies document "The HSC in a nutshell".  This document advises students on topics such as:

  • What must students do to gain the HSC?
  • What courses do students study for the HSC?
  • What are the different English and Mathematics courses?
  • Understanding HSC results

When making their decisions, students should consider their abilities, interests and their future career plans and options. Students can also consider vocational education and training in schools, a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, or programs offered by trade schools and trade training centres. Talk with your child about their options and encourage them to see the careers adviser before making a decision.

School leaving age

Students are required to complete Year 10, and then to continue in either education or training, full-time paid employment, or a combination of education/training and employment until at least age 17. You can find out more information by clicking through to "The new school leaving age: a guide for parents". On this website, you will find information on future investment, the options, student stories and your questions. If you require more guidance, our Careers Adviser can assist you with a path that is suitable to the student. 

Job searching

These websites list job vacancies and apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities:


Year Advisor: Ms Annie Duong (2018)

Assistance Year Advisor: (2018)