Big Picture CEO drops in for a visit

01st Mar 2022

Big Picture Education CEO, Viv White visited Guyra Central School last week where she spent her time working with the Big Picture students and advisors.
Year 11 and Year 12 Big Picture student advisor Ms. Belson and her students worked with Ms. White to talk about the International Big Picture Learning Credential (IBPLC). This is the culmination of a collaboration between Big Picture Australia and assessment team, University of Melbourne and serves as a Stage 6 university platform for Big Picture Students.
Eighteen universities from across Australia currently acknowledge this Credential as a university pathway. The IBPLC is followed by Big Picture students who do not follow the HSC curriculum pathway into university. Entry with IBPLC is by portfolio, the culmination of work completed by students.
Former Guyra Central School principal, Jim White is a member of our Big Picture team. Jim currently works with UNE and provides wonderful support and builds UNE connections with all GCS students.
Ms. White also met with those parents who had additional questions requiring consideration during her stay. The Big Picture process also requires parental collaboration during the construction of student Learning Plans 2022 and selection of appropriate mentors. The Learning Through Internship program is an important component of the Big Picture Education program.
Learning Through Internship (LTI) relies heavily on community ‘buy in’ and support. Something that the Guyra community is really, great at doing. We are currently seeking LTI Mentors in the following areas; beauty, beef industry, astrobiology, physics, criminology, mechatronics, author, gut health, 3D animation, aerospace engineering, engineering, small motor mechanic and many more. If you know a business or person that would be interested in having a student volunteer/intern with them, we would love to have you share their contact details or let us know the best way to make contact.
Please contact Helen Doyle, LTI Coordinator/Careers Advisor, Guyra Central School, 02 6779 2035 if you can help out with this important program.

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