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Confidence and Capability: a recipe for life

Most senior students in Victoria undertake the VCE: Victorian Certificate of Education. Recently a school principal told Skyline that ‘VCE equals confidence and capability’.

Self-confidence means trust in your capabilities, qualities, and judgment. A healthy sense of self-confidence means having a balanced view of yourself — taking pride in your achievements while learning from disappointments. A growth mindset helps you to build confidence and take on challenges.

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Networking: why both weak and strong ties are important

The ‘Skyline Family’ is made up of people with strong ties, creating a supportive group. In contrast, weak ties are people you don’t know well, those who can connect you to other affinity groups, such as employers, artists, politicians and sporting clubs. Within a network of strong ties, people with weak ties outside the core network provide ‘bridges’ to other networks.

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Recognising giftedness and challenging the stereotypes

Everyone needs a ‘significant other’, say psychologists. These are the people – teachers, parents, peers, role models – whose positive influence and guidance helps in decision making about schooling, pathways into further study and employment, and all-round wellbeing. For some Skyline students, a valuable ‘other’ is hard to find.

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Skyline's Got Your Back

Everyone needs a ‘significant other’, say psychologists. These are the people – teachers, parents, peers, role models – whose positive influence and guidance helps in decision making about schooling, pathways into further study and employment, and all-round wellbeing. For some Skyline students, a valuable ‘other’ is hard to find.

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