Preparing our Students for Jobs that Don't Yet Exist

"We are currently preparing our students for jobs that don’t exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet”   Karl Fisch

What a huge responsibility our teachers have, together with you, in educating our children for an unknown future. Our current Prep students will be in Year 12 in 2032. We are ensuring that our students have the key skills and competencies to undertake any work challenge in 2033 when they start their tertiary education or enter the workforce. They need to be creative problem solvers, collaborative, and articulate team members that can think critically about the issues being presented. This is the world we are living in now.

At SJV we are promoting and encouraging a growth mindset to life and learning and some of the important messages you could support us with include:

  • We can treat our brain like a muscle that can grow stronger

  • Challenging and hard learning improves our brain

  • Everyone learns in a different way

  • It takes time, effort, persistence and willingness to ‘have a go’ when we are learning something new

  • We learn so much from our failures and mistakes

  • Other people’s success are something to be learned from

  • Feedback provides the opportunity to implement new and better ideas for learning from others

Some responses that you can use at home that promote a growth mindset include:

  • Your hard work has really paid off

  • I’m proud of you for giving it your best effort

  • You never give up even when it is hard

  • You are not afraid of a challenge. I like that!

  • You showed great perseverance reaching your goal

  • You have such a positive attitude

  • I am happy that you figured that out for yourself