Skyline E-News | August 2021 – Focus on Students

Newsletter - August 2021

FOCUS ON STUDENTS

2022 Selection Has Commenced!

We are delighted with record levels of engagement, with over 30 Schools nominating in excess of 220 resilient high-ability Year 10 Students for consideration to join the Skyline Community in 2022.

These nominees are now completing the rigorous first ever end to end Skyline online application process that is powered through our new streamlined digital systems.

Analysis, testing and interviewing will take place over the coming three months and around a third of these candidates will commence their VCE journey in Year 11 in our transformational Program next year.

We are thrilled to welcome more than 12 new partner Schools who have nominated over 90 gifted and talented Year 10s for consideration to join us! Welcome!

Leader in Residence – Education

This month, Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young as Leader in Residence – Education shares her thoughts on:

“Skyline as a ‘Significant Other’ in Your Corner – Skyline’s got your back”- Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Everyone needs a ‘significant other’, say psychologists, but for some people, that valuable ‘other’ is hard to come by.

Feedback shows that Skyline, working side by side with our networks of teachers, peers and professionals, is highly valued by Students. Skyline itself is a ‘significant other’, positively influencing all-round wellbeing, and guiding decisions about schooling and pathways into further study and employment. You can read the full article HERE.

Skyline presents at World Conference!

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children conducted its international conference Developing the Future of Gifted Education on July 31 – August 1 & August 7 – 8 and we are proud that Skyline was invited to present!

Skyline recently participated in the Virtual World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.

Katrina Reynen, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and Annie Harper created an on-demand video presentation, entitled On belief, determination and peer support: Gifted, disadvantaged students maintaining education aspirations through lockdown, reporting on the experience of providing a rich program online during the pandemic.

See HERE for Elizabeth’s insightful article and HERE to watch Chair Katrina Reynen OAM, Leader in Residence Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and former Lead Program Manager Annie Harper’s presentation.

Welcome To Skyline Ashleigh D'Souza!

We are so pleased to introduce Ashleigh D’Souza to the Skyline Community as a Program Manager Assistant.

Ashleigh is an impressive and driven Year 12 2020 graduate, with Indian cultural heritage, currently studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science at RMIT.

She already has a solid work history tutoring and in the food sector rising quickly through the ranks given her reliability and advanced people and service skills; and also in events where her passion for all things food has had her driving sales and marketing, customer engagement, communications and logistics.

Ashleigh is widely awarded for her calisthenics, music and academic excellence including Duke of Edinburgh Awards and she has held numerous leadership positions. Please join us in welcoming Ashleigh to Skyline!

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