Kurri Kurri Public School

Learning Caring Respect for All

Telephone02 4937 1235


Career education


CareersCareersCareers Careers 

careers day









Kurri Kurri Public School believe that children may engage more deeply in learning if they can connect education with a successful future, connect school learning to real-world situations, discover the variety of jobs available to them, imagine themselves in occupations, reflect on their own interests and abilitiesand develop work-readiness skills.

At Kurri Kurri Public School we acknowledge the need to begin the career development process early. As a result our school has implemented a range of manageable and sustainable strategies to incorporate a careers perspective into our existing programs. At Kurri Kurri Public School we:

 Developed information flyers for parents regarding the importance of career education in primary schools.

  • Developed a K-12 careers continuum in consultation with Kurri Kurri High School.
  •  Embedded a careers perspective into our existing HSIE units across all grades, using the employability skills (with the addition of cross-cultural understanding).
  • Run the Play Real Game and Make It Real Game with our senior primary students.
  • Hold an annual Careers Fun Day, where members from the community come to talk to students about their jobs in an interactive and positive way.
  • Developed a Thinking Careers Reflection Journal for Years 5-8 that includes self exploration and monitoring of their employability skills. This journal leads directly on to the year 9 Log books.
  • Ensure homework tasks, role plays, questions in class, public speaking topics and 3 way conferencing with parents and students all include an age appropriate careers focus.
  • Run TAFE and university excursions for our Year 6 students and their parent/caregiver.


Career Information for Prmary Parents

What will I be (pdf 261 KB)

Key to Career Planning (pdf 280 KB)

What is Career (pdf 257 KB)

It's never to late (pdf 590 KB)

Careers links for parents with High School students -


Stacy Mathieson was awarded the Judith Leeson National Career Education Award 2009 for
her role in leading career education at Kurri Kurri Public School.

Why is Career Education Important in Primary Schools?