Corrimal High School regularly engages in programs in order to assist its students. The information below discusses some of these programs, how to apply for them and what they are all about
iTrack is The Smith Family's school based online 18 week mentoring program for students in Years 9 – 11. Students are matched with volunteer mentors drawn from The Smith Family's corporate and community partners, whose role is to provide the student with advice and guidance about workplace, study and career opportunities.
Evaluation reports provide evidence of the value of mentoring and results indicate positive outcomes for both students and mentors. The Smith Family's evaluation of iTrack showed that as a result of their participation on the program, 83 per cent of students said they had a better understanding of possible career paths; 85 per cent of students indicated they were happy with how the mentor relationship worked and 77 per cent reported improved confidence about going on to further study and about asking for advice and help. Other great evidence includes:
- Students are more determined to maintain their involvement in education and training
- Students develop positive and supportive relationships with adults outside the school and family environments
- Students understanding of study and career pathways and planning is increased by participating in iTrack
- Students have increased aspirations for their post-school future
To get involved you need to contact your Year Adviser.
Students are also supported at Corrimal High School through the NORTA NORTA tutoring program where extra help can be provided to Aboriginal students who have identified a subject area of concern. Students are paired up with a qualified tutor to help develop their understanding of course content in all subject areas, to link with community Elders to develop a cultural connection, to link with university/industry persons to assist with post-education questions and to link with mentors to assist with leadership development.
To get involved please contact Mr J Foster (APCEO).