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Overseas GAP Placement

All Saints' College Bathurst has been sending students overseas on GAP placement for the last 19 years. It began as an offshoot of the Britain-Australia Society (the GAP Scheme). Recently students from ASC have been given placements in schools in the UK, America and Zimbabwe. A GAP Placement provides students leaving Year 12 with the opportunities of working and travelling overseas before they begin their tertiary education. A GAP placement is provided over a 12 month period.

Find GAP Info at: http://www.gapyear.com
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 Following is a list of schools linked with ASC in this programme.

Bruton College
www.brutonschool.co.uk

Kings School
www.kingsmac.co.uk

Lomond School
www.lomond-school.org

Lord Wandsworth College
www.lordwandsworth.org

Oswestry School
www.oswestryschool.org.uk

Swanbourne School
www.swanbourne.org

Wellington School
www.wellington-school.org.uk

Sexey's School
www.sexeys.somerset.sch.uk

Moira House School
www.moirahouse.e-sussex.sch.uk

Luckley Oakfield School
www.luckley.wokingham.sch.uk

Westover School
www.westoverschool.org

 

Information for overseas students to participate in a GAP year at All Saints' College Bathurst

As a Gap Student, you are required to commit yourself to a year at All Saints' College Bathurst. The year for Gap students from the Northern Hemisphere starts in our third term, which commences in July and finishes at the end of the second term the following year, which is in June. Those from the Southern Hemisphere start at the commencement of the first term at the end of January and finish with Speech Day at the beginning of December.

While working at ASC your duties would be varied. You would spend much of your time in the Junior School as a Teacher's Assistant working with four to ten-year-olds. But there are other areas of the school where gappies work such as coaching sporting teams, supervising junior music practice, boarding house duties and some clerical duties. Whenever possible you would accompany excursions and camps throughout the year to let you see as much as possible of our part of Australia.

The College provides full board and lodgings during term time and a fortnightly wage throughout the year.

Applications for a gap position at ASC are invited from final year students who are fluent in English from any country in the world. These applications should include the following:

1. Your name and home address
2. Your school and its address
3. The subjects you are studying
4. The positions of responsibility you hold in your present school
5. Your interests and strengths
6. Name and contact details of the Head of your school
7. The name, address and contact details of two referees

Please email your application to the Gap Coordinator, Mr Stewart Ross at:
s.ross@saints.nsw.edu.au

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Semester 2, 2015 Gap Students

Alice Gray

Joel Lo Ribeiro

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Semester 2, 2014 - Semester 1, 2015 Gap Students

Scarlett Atherton

Hi, I am Scarlett Atherton and I am 19 years of age.

I live in Kent in England and I attended Cranbrook School where I studied Art, English and History of Art at A Level.

I played hockey and netball for my school and at club level.

I am really looking forward to this year at All Saints’ and to doing some travelling before I go home next year and go to university to study Sociology and Criminology.

Verity Kelsey

Hi, I am Verity Kelsey. I live in Sevenoaks, Kent in England. I went to Cranbrook School; I boarded from 12 to 18 years old and did English Literature, Classical Civilisation, History of Art and Art at A Level.

I have been to South America, France and Jersey to play hockey for school teams and clubs.

This year I am going to be travelling through Australia in the holidays and next year going to New Zealand. Next year I hope to go to university in Ireland or Wales to do a Midwifery degree.

Charlie Morris

My name is Charlie Morris and I am from a town called Oswestry (about an hour west of Birmingham).  I left Oswestry School in June 2014 where I studied Geography, Biology and Sport. I came to Australia to travel around, see the sights, play some cricket and meet lots of new people. I am a keen sportsman, particularly cricket, but I enjoyed playing football (yes football, not soccer) and rugby at school.

When I was asked if I would consider going on a Gap year I jumped at the chance, I believe it is a very good thing to do as it really develops you as a person and forces you to become more independent, ultimately preparing you for the challenges of the developing world.

During the Christmas break, I plan to go to Perth to see some friends and travel around Western Australia, then fly to Cairns with some other gappies, hire a very colourful camper van and drive back down to Sydney!

When I leave Australia my plan is to try and become a professional cricketer back in England and then eventually go on to study Law, I think, at University.

Joshua Sherwani

Hi, my name is Joshua Sherwani.  I live in a small town in England called Rugeley, it takes me two minutes to drive to town from my house. Here, it takes 45 minutes to drive to Orange which apparently is just around the corner...WHAT?!!! Bathurst is a great place to live, with access to the best sport in the world (hockey) five minutes into town and a university so close is a great way to get involved with new people. I have barely had to make an effort to try and fit in as everyone has been so welcoming since my arrival. All Saints’ is a great school to be at - especially for me to gain experience as I have my heart set on becoming a teacher. 

I have a great passion for hockey which runs in the family and have thoroughly enjoyed working with three teams at the school, all winning grand finals since I have been here. After work I plan to go travelling, seeing as much of Australia as possible, learning the slang and meeting the different people around the country, as well as going overseas, planning a holiday to Fiji in the summer and New Zealand.

After my Gap year I hope to attend university to gain a teaching degree and if all goes well I would love to come back out here to work.

I have loved spending time with the Pre-Kindergarten children, much more than I thought.

Anyway, I hope that the rest of my year here has been as eventful and exciting as the first couple of months. Thanks for having me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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