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Trinity News : April 2011
8 TRINITY NEWS Established and run by Rev Bill Crews, The Exodus Foundation in Ashfield exists to meet the immediate material, emotional and spiritual needs of disadvantaged and marginalised people. It seeks to empower young Australians through education and literacy and so protect them against the prospect of future unemployment and homelessness. Our TEEP boys were engaged with a Community Service Programme with the Exodus Foundation to improve their specific ongoing workplace and community-based learning options in utilising their hospitality School knowledge and helping with the kitchen food preparation by serving and cooking breakfast in the Loaves and Fishes Free Restaurant. Our boys will also be involved in the Multilit programme at the Tutorial Centre in Ashfield to help support the existing volunteers with the early intervention literacy programmes for Years 5 and 6 primary students in reading and writing skills needed to help the girls and boys continue with their mainstream schooling. This community service programme with the Exodus Foundation will help our TEEP boys to develop individual knowledge, understanding skills, values and attitudes that will enhance their own confidence within the workplace while giving something back to the community. Well done, boys, in giving an opportunity to make a real change in the lives of so many. | Dr Frederick Osman below: Community Service Induction Day with the Exodus Foundation from (l- r) Thomas Kerwan (12Ar), Zach Christogeorge (12We), Peter Kapos (12WH), Scott Phillips (12Mu), Reverend Bill Crews, Yianni Karakikes (12He), Nicholas Vagerakas (12Ho), Logan Bell (12Sc), Jake Crown (12Sc) and Dr Fred Osman Trinity Grammar School at Summer Hill is now a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), providing a vocational education programme for senior HSC students under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). As an RTO, Trinity is now registered to deliver nationally recognised vocational training, and to issue Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment which are recognised and accepted by industry and other educational institutions throughout Australia. Other benefits of being an RTO include the opportunity to create new accredited and customised programmes to meet the needs of students, and to maximise outcomes through training, assessment and support services that meet students’ individual needs. The advantage of being an RTO is that the School can provide greater choice and opportunity to meet the different needs and interests of students through the delivery of nationally recognised courses and qualifications. This would provide more diverse pathways to work and further study for students. The courses that the School can currently deliver on its scope are Certificate II in Construction, Electrotechnology, Hospitality, Information Technology and Live Production, Theatre and Events. Dr Fred Osman Co-ordinator of TEEP Enterprise Education Director TEEPCOMMUNITYSERVICEPROGRAMMEWITHTHEEXODUSFOUNDATIONVOCATIONALEDUCATIONANDTRAININGMATTERS(VET) Trinity Grammar School welcomed 75 Vocational Education Teachers and Coordinators from across the membership of the Association of Independent School (AIS) at its recent VET Network Day on Friday 3 December 2010. In a year which has already seen so many changes to this exciting and rapidly changing sector, the need to recognise and provide professional development for VET teachers is a crucial element for any organisation in knowing the specific skills that the industry requires. This Network Day made VET practitioners more informed about the training packages, requirements and industry standards needed for a better understanding of their own continuous improvement in training and assessment. The participants enjoyed working with other educators in providing relevant industry and practical mentoring opportunities. The Network Day was also a form of professional development to help the VET educators to be informed and updated about their VET curriculum requirements, the presenters using a variety of powerful techniques for idea generation, evaluation and implementation, which included strategies in VET risk management issues necessary for compliance requirements. Hopefully, we can all again contribute to the next phase in supporting VET teachers through the provision of good induction and mentoring, because a successful mentoring partnership is a career development experience to be enjoyed. | Dr Frederick Osman