Irrawang High School Students graduate from Plan-it Youth program

Irrawang High School students and mentors who graduated from their ten week program last week.
Irrawang High School students and mentors who graduated from their ten week program last week.


THE Plan-it Youth Mentoring Program has been a well-established career mentoring program at Irrawang High School and Hunter River High School for nearly 10 years.

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Trained mentors under the guidance of Mrs Libby Dingle, meet weekly with selected students from Year 10 to help them determine how their future could look and help with potential career pathways.

They also assist students with goal setting and help them to recognise their strengths.

Some of the activities that the students and mentors participated in during the program included: getting to know you activities, goal setting, career planning, interview techniques and an excursion to Hamilton TAFE.

Last week, students who have completed this terms program at the final celebration in front of family members and their friends, each student spoke about their experiences in the past ten weeks and of their potential careers with positivity and optimism.

School representative, Luella Fagan, told News Of The Area, “I’d like to congratulate the students on their well-prepared speeches about the program and what they have achieved.”

“A big thank you also to Mrs Dingle and her happy team of mentors for their continued support of our students and to Mrs deWit for her organisation.”

“This truly is an invaluable program for students,” she said.

The number of students who can participate in the program is only limited by the number of trained mentors as students receive one-on-one mentoring.

If anyone is interested in becoming a mentor, training is provided free of charge, and the experience of participating in the program is immeasurable.

Please contact Libby Dingle on 0407 283 748.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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