Learning for life
Monto Year 10 students find future paths
A GROUP of Monto students has pledged to learn and earn for life.
Monto State High School’s Year 10 students signed a pact last week to remain active in a learning or earning capacity.
The ceremony was conducted in front of the school, as part of the Beacon Charter Foundation’s commitment to the next generation of workers.
Special guests included Councillor Faye Whelan and Beacon Queensland manager Anita Cannon.
Principal Peter O’Brien said the students had dedicated most of the year to deciding a path for their futures.
“This is the culmination of a year’s work,” he said.
“They are not thinking about it tomorrow, they have already thought about it all year.”
The group has also been building realworld relationships with local businesses.
“It is basically aiming to keep kids from being unemployed or underemployed,” Mr O’Brien said.
Miss Cannon said she was impressed with the Year 10 group.
“Every young Australian has the right to reach their full potential,” she said.
The students spent time in Brisbane in August, learning how to conduct interview and sell themselves to potential employers. Visits were made to Suncorp Stadium and the Imax Theatre, with a view to identifying jobs and how to get them.
Beacon is a non-profit organisation that works with students, schools, businesses and community.
CREAM OF THE CROP: Emily Knapman cuts the cake with Cheska Herrera, Cassie Stephan, Jolie Kenny, Wil Smith and Malitha Cooper at Monto State High School’s Beacon Foundation charter signing.