Above (L-R): Mr Troy Sargeant (ANZ Bank), Porsha O’Brien, Jylee Miller & Mr Todd George (PLHS Principal)
Two of our Year 12 Indigenous students – Porsha O’Brien and Jylee Miller – have been successful in completing a Certificate III in Business with two of our local financial institutions through the Maxima Indigenous Program.
This program saw the students completing one-day-per-week work placements at the local branches of ANZ (Porsha) and Westpac (Jylee), with longer placements during the school holidays. The girls were incredibly fortunate to enjoy the support of their respective bank managers (Troy Sargeant at ANZ and Matthew Goodwin at Westpac), as well as the branch staff and the Maxima Group.
Porsha and Jylee have used this impressive qualification (provided by the Australian College of Commerce and Management) as one of their SACE Stage 2 subjects this year, allowing them both to attain their SACE and have the opportunity to also gain an ATAR. This is just one of the flexible pathway options that Port Lincoln High School is able to offer our students.
Jylee said: “(The program) opened up my options and gave me a reason to stay at school and complete my SACE.”
As a school, we are incredibly proud of the girls’ efforts and the manner in which they have conducted themselves in the community. Congratulations, Porsha and Jylee.
~ Ms Tiff Evans (PLHS Student Pathways)