Learning about geography and languages in her senior years has helped Karla Waterman decide her future.The 17-year-old has applied to the University of Queensland to take on a Bachelor of International Studies in 2017.”I really enjoy Japanese at school, and I like geography and languages … I saw that degree and thought it had a lot of my interests in it,” she said.”I want to go into diplomacy if possible, so I thought it’d be a good pathway into that field.”As for her immediate future, Karla’s busy packing her bags for a cruise to the Pacific Islands with a group of her friends and a couple of parents.
you’re just surrounded by people I know that are always there for you and can help you.” Watch ABC’s education forum Learning Curve tonight from 7:30pm on ABC News 24 and ABC TV in Queensland. there’s not much market so it’s an easy pick-up,” he said.He said he was feeling nervous ahead of graduation, but hoped he could go into primary school education sometime in the new year.Jack said he would mostly miss the classes.”You’re surrounded by friends and even the teachers who I would consider friends … While most people take years to get their business ventures up and running, Jack Hansen is way ahead of them.The 17-year-old has his own business selling model aircraft parts.”My dad has a club and I try to sell parts …
There will be lots to miss when thousands of Year 12 students across Queensland walk out their school gates for the final time today.While taking the chance to say goodbye to teachers and fellow students, the Class of 2016 at Redcliffe State High School also took the opportunity to dress up as their childhood heroes.It was part of a final fundraising for Give A Kid A Chance, a charity that helps low-income families equip their children for each new school yearABC News tagged along for the day and asked seven students what they will miss most about school, what they will never forget, and what they are looking forward to next. The friends, the teachers, the classes, and even the campus.
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Leon Karstens was lucky enough to get a taste of life after high school this year, and he cannot wait for more.The 17-year-old spent a week in the labs of Inner Health Plus.Next year he plans to go off to university to take up software engineering.”I had my first computer when I was five and I’ve always been interested in that line of work,” he said.”It seems like a good path for me and it’s really opening up in the world.”He said he was also looking forward to continuing all the great friendships he had made along the way.”I’ve had a great friendship group so I won’t forget any of the times I had with them,” he said.”High school kind of teaches you how to keep friends as well as make them.”
I’ve got butterflies in my stomach, I’m a bit nervous.
High school kind of teaches you how to keep friends as well as make them.
It’s something that really stuck with me the whole time,” she said.Jayd-Ann said she would greatly miss the teachers she has learned from.”No matter what even if you’re not in your class they’re always there to help and be your friend,” she said.”The students are there for you too, but it’s the teachers that stand out.” Jayd-Ann Lock was a bucket of nerves during her final week of school.”I’m really happy but also really nervous,” she said.”School’s been our life for 12 years so it’s really nerve-racking to think we’re going to leave and it’s over.”The 17-year-old has already been accepted to take on a Bachelor Of Nursing in 2017 at the Australian Catholic University in Nudgee.”I’ve wanted to do it since I was a kid.
Will O’Farrell will never forget the influence a teacher’s words and guidance can have.The 17-year-old said his geography teacher for the past three years helped him make those important decisions to pursue a double degree in creative industries starting in 2017.”Ms Columb, I’ve never had anyone who enjoyed her job so much,” he said.”Honestly she’s just a great teacher, she really helped me in my deciding, she loves her job and it’s amazing to think a teacher can have an affect on a student like that.”She definitely did make an impact on me.”Will said he had enjoyed all the experiences his schooling years provided him.”I’m going to use what I’ve learned here, going to take my experiences, good and bad, all of them, and go into the real world.”
It’s amazing to think a teacher can have an affect on a student like that.
I’ll miss the classes … you’re just surrounded by people you know that are always there for you and can help you.
There’s so much responsibility leaning on us.
School’s been our life for 12 years so it’s really nerve-racking to think we’re going to leave and it’s over.
it’s time to move on with the rest of my life. It’s so exciting to move onto the next level after so long being here …
We’re just not used to the outside world because we’ve always had the routine and schedule of going to school.”I don’t think it will feel real until everyone else goes back to school next year.”The 17-year-old is hoping to study paramedicine and nursing, but is also interested in going overseas and doing aid work. Wrapping up high school is a double-edged sword for Eden Charlton-Huigens.”I’m excited for what’s going to happen next, but also extremely nervous about what’s going to happen next year,” she said.”There’s so much responsibility leaning on us.
it’s time to move on with the rest of my life.”The 17-year-old plans to defer university studies in 2017 to relax, work in retail, and squeeze in some volunteer work.She said her final year, where she was school vice-captain, was one of her best experiences.”It’s been so good getting up close with the teachers and working with them to better the school.” Grace Duroux wrapped up her final days at Redcliffe with mixed feelings.”I brought some presents for some of my teachers, just little chocolates and things,” she said.”Giving that to them it was kind of sad but it’s so exciting, seeing what’s going to happen next year …