Mount View High School

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Beacon Foundation

Mount View High School has accepted the invitation and support of the Beacon Foundation in reaching our goal to achieve personal success for each individual, aiming to encourage students to stay in school and embrace education.


The Beacon Foundation is a national non-profit organisation that works in more than 180 secondary schools across Australia, helping inspire students to either stay in school and increase their educational engagement or choose a positive pathway that leads to employment.


Beacon's programs support young people to develop this focus through engaging and influencing the attitudes and behaviour of the broader community. By harnessing community involvement, it works within schools to ensure young people are either earning or learning at vulnerable transition points in their lives.


The Beacon Foundation says "Young people need real jobs, dignity and self respect."


As a Beacon School we join a national organisation of schools which initiates original and innovative projects that demonstrate solutions for real future employment and careers.   In addition, the Beacon Foundation has national sponsors and business supporters who contribute to making career opportunities and learning experiences for young people.


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Year 10 Beacon Ambassadors

The Year 10 Beacon Ambassadors are the driving force for all the projects and strategies for real future career education and experience in Year 10. The Ambassadors meet regularly to plan and promote.  Students take responsibility for the following projects in Year 10.


Beacon Launch

The Ambassadors arrange a presentation / workshop to motivate students to seek out real career pathways.


Year 10 Work Experience

There is a week of work experience and students are supported in their choice of a real experience of work. As well as valuable experience in a possible future career it may also provide opportunities for a school based apprenticeship or part time work.


Yr 10 Charter Ceremony

This is an essential part of the Real Futures Program and involves students publicly signing a pledge to be in further education or employment by March the following year. They do this in the presence of representatives from community, business, the school and their parents.  The ceremony is an important occasion and involves a high profile guest speaker.  The Beacon Ambassadors are involved in planning this day to be special and will be involved as MC's, presenters and ushers on the day.


Mock Interviews

This is an important opportunity for students to practice job seeking skills. Employers from different industries are invited to the school to provide real interview experiences.


Industry/Business Event

This is an invitation to the business community to come to Mount View High School. It is a means to establish new links with businesses.