**Event Traineeship** Have you just completed Year 12 and looking for a traineeship? The Adelaide Convention Centre has an outstanding opportunity available for five suitably motivated individuals to become part of our inaugural intake of Event trainees and undertake a 24-month full-time traineeship in Events, commencing Monday 13 January, 2014. For more information http://www.adelaideccjobs.com.au/view-job-details/?profId=&src=&v=103&ref
A big congratulation to Sean Lemmens on being drafted to the Suns. Seany has come through the Aboriginal Power Cup program through the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy and deserves his shot and we hope he has great success . Good luck young brother.
A big congratulation also to Sean Lemmens on being drafted to the Suns. Seany has come through the Aboriginal Power Cup program through the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy and deserves his shot and we hope he has great success . Good luck young brother.
The SAASTA Shield is over for 2013! We would like to congratulate all students on a fantastic effort and great sportsmanship over the two day event.
SAASTA Certificate III Graduation - CHAMPIONS!
Starting the Day Do you know that the words you use are not only a reflection of your attitudes, but that the words you choose can also create an attitude? Today, let's take that thought a little further. Research has proven that human beings think with words. Those words create pictures in our minds, and because of past experiences and personal histories emotion (or emotions) automatically get attached to those pictures. This happens regardless of each individual's native language, and it is the words that are the initial trigger. As an example, Seattle basketball legend Lenny Wilkens recently was asked what had served him well over the years. He replied, "I wake up in the morning and say, 'Good morning, God,' rather than, 'Good God, it's morning.'" How many of us fall back on the second comment - or something similar - and then find we have to drag ourselves out of bed, stand in the shower trying to convince ourselves we want to get up, and then find we "fight" traffic all the way to work. All the while, we are pushing back against the "have to" of starting our day. This "have to" attitude has a good chance of coloring the rest of the day. How much better would life be if we started each day with a little appreciation for yet another opportunity to contribute to the betterment of the world - even in the smallest manner? A simple, heartfelt smile to the folks on the bus becomes a nearly effortless "pass along," a positive contagion for the rest of the day. Ask yourself, how did I start my day today? If it did, indeed, color the rest of today, then ask yourself, how do I want to start the day tomorrow? The Pacific Institute thepacificinstitute.com
Have you played in the Aboriginal Power Cup? If yes, then you may be eligible for a scholarship to the value of $2000 per annum for the duration of your UniSA degree. For more information go to: http://www.saasta.sa.edu.au/latest_news/latest_news
Check out the new SAASTA Snapback Hats!
Job Listed Aboriginal Liaison Officer/Family Advisor More info at http://ourmob.net/display-job/64/Aboriginal-Liaison-Officer-Family-Advisor.html
Have you seen the NITV story on the SAASTA group involved with Cycling for Culture? Opening story
2014 Indigenous Round Netball Uniform Design Competition SAASTA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds want you to submit a design that will be used for the Adelaide Thunderbirds 2014 Indigenous Round Uniform. This is a great opportunity to get creative and show South Australia and the Nation a design that represents you and your community. For more information and to download a design template go to www.saasta.sa.edu.au or talk to your Academy Coordinator.
Missing What Is Right in Front of You Do you know what Scotomas are? Everyone has them and they can keep you from seeing the opportunities all around you. So what exactly is a "Scotoma?" A scotoma is what doctors call the defect that blocks sight in one part of our visual field. It is also a term we use to describe our occasional failure to see what is right in front of us because we build our own Scotoma, a mental blind spot, to it. You see for the most part, we see what we expect to see or what we look for. Often, we do not see what is really there. What we expect to see is determined by our beliefs about reality. If we believe the world is a hostile, unfriendly place, we will see evidence to support that belief everywhere we look. But if we believe people are basically good and that the world is a supportive, friendly place, that is what we will see and experience. Now, our beliefs are mostly a matter of how we have been conditioned since birth. But once we become adults, it is possible to become aware of our conditioning, our belief systems, and even our Scotomas. We can choose to expand our consciousness, remove our blind spots, and adopt beliefs that will help us grow instead of clinging to expectations and attitudes that keep us suspicious and small. By the simple act of making this choice, we actually start the wheels of a better future turning. And, by the daily affirmation of goals that support our commitment, we become top-notch Scotoma Busters - and that is when we really start to grow! The Pacific Institute thepacificinstitute.com
**Traineeships Available** Have you thought about what you would like to do once you finish school? Have you considered applying for a Traineeship? Clerical Processing - Vacancy No: T5927/2013 The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is committed to building the capability, confidence and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and will provide opportunities to enable young men and women to achieve their educational and employment goals. Trainees will be employed and based in offices within DPTI across the metropolitan and regional areas. Duties will include meeting and greeting members of the public, paying accounts, mail outs, filing, data entry, photocopying, answering the telephone and general administrative duties. Special Conditions: These roles will be filled by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people as equal employment opportunity programs as per section 65 of the Public Sector Act 2009. To apply for a traineeship role you need to be between the ages of 17-30 (inclusive). You can only complete one State Government traineeship, and you must not have taken a package from the State Government within the last three years. You must be a South Australian resident, and must not be a permanent State Government employee. Note: To apply for this role please download and complete the Traineeship Application Form and Confirmation of Aboriginality Form. If you would like more information about traineeships, resumes and interviews, please download the Traineeship Information and/or the Role Statement. Applications must be received in the Department before 5.00pm on the closing date or the application will be deemed ineligible. Enquiries and Applications to: Ms Joyleen Thomas, Principal Policy Officer, Aboriginal Engagement Officer, Level 14, 77 Grenfell Street (GPO Box 1533), Adelaide, 5001, telephone 0434 367 367 , email Joyleen.Thomas@sa.gov.au Closing Date: 5:00 pm on 25 October 2013 More information: www.vacancies.sa.gov.au/NOVPUblic/asp/Public/Home.aspx Search Vacancy No: T5927/2013
**Competition Time** SAASTA with the assistance of Netball Australia has 10 Double Passes to give away. The Australian Diamonds will contest seven Test matches in 2013, starting with a five-Test Constellation Cup series against New Zealand. Game 3 is on this Friday, 4th October at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Be one of the first 10 people to like this post to win. http://www.australiannetballdiamonds.com.au/Spectator-Information--Adelaide/0,2765,16532,00.html
Cycling for Culture welcome SAASTA on board as one of our Sponsors. Can't wait to see who the lucky four students and teacher are that join our 3 day bike ride in October. Check out Cycling for Culture on Facebook or www.cyclingforculture.com.au, Like and Follow the journey..
Something to think about.. Are you an option thinker? Can you adapt to setbacks and see alternative solutions to problems? Let's talk about the importance of option thinking today. One of the marks of successful individuals is the ability to move on to another option when the one they are trying doesn't work out. They are successful not only because they see themselves as problem solvers, but also because their minds hold an array of alternatives. When you watch a skillful running back moving down the field in a football game, you are actually seeing a lesson in the exercise of option thinking. The runner is making dozens of split-second adjustments and changes of direction as he runs, constantly looking for openings in what may seem like an impenetrable line of opposition. In other words, he's looking for alternatives, thinking about his options. This kind of adaptability is important not only in football, where things get speeded up quite a bit, but also in life. The more options you have, the more flexible you can be, and the more flexible you are, the less likely you are to break when the pressure is on. When you have options, you have choices, and when you have choices, you have power. So train your mind to constantly look for alternatives - other ways to see things, other avenues to pursue, even if you don't use them. The practice sessions will keep you in good shape when the time comes to cope with the real thing. The Pacific Institute, Inc. Copyrights 1997-2013. All rights reserved. Winner's Circle Network® (WCN) is a registered trademark of The Pacific Institute®. Code 050213
A great read!! Give it a go.. Visualisation Basics Can the use of visualization techniques really help you achieve your goals in life? Perhaps you know someone who uses mental rehearsal, or visualisation, to help them develop the behavior they would like to be a part of them? There is nothing at all mysterious about how visualisation works. You see, human beings think in the form of words, which trigger pictures and emotions - and our subconscious cannot tell the difference between something we imagine vividly and the real thing. Whenever you look forward to something and create a picture in your mind of how you want something to be, you are using visualisation even though you may not know it. These days, many successful people use visualisation to help them improve their performance and develop their skills. Here is how it works: If you are nervous about making a sales presentation, for example, just relax and see yourself doing it. Picture every little detail, and see yourself speaking confidently, persuasively and smoothly. Picture your dress, your posture, your smile. Hear the words you will say. Feel your body, comfortable and relaxed. Repeat the process, over and over, as if you were making a movie starring yourself. When it is time to give the actual presentation, your subconscious will kick in to help you do it exactly as you pictured it. It is a lot like actors rehearsing for a play, only you are rehearsing for real life. Try it! You will be pleased with the results. The Pacific Institute, Inc. Copyrights 1997-2013. All rights reserved. Winner's Circle Network® (WCN) is a registered trademark of The Pacific Institute®. Code 061413
John Pirie's Guernsey design for this years Power Cup Carnival. Chantell Wilson done a fabulous job creating this! Well done :)
Awesome Art work done by the John Pirie SAASTA Students. Displayed at their Aboriginal Power Cup Launch, in Port Pirie.
Only 20 more sleeps till the 2013 Aboriginal Power Cup!!!!!