03 August 2023

Calderwood hosts the Enterprise in the Community Business Workshop

Calderwood hosts the Enterprise in the Community Business Workshop

During Week 2 of Term 3, Calderwood Christian School hosted the Enterprise in the Community Workshop in the Senior Learning Hub. 12 Calderwood students and 12 students from Illawarra Christian School participated in the workshop, which was hosted by SevenMile and sponsored by the Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) program.

Students from learned what it is like to work in a team solving real-life business problems. Bluescope Steel, Carter Gray Accounting, and Specsavers Corrimal generously gave their time to present to the students a problem their business is currently facing.

Students presented each business with their solutions in front of an audience. Each business then took the opportunity to congratulate and encourage the student's creativity and collaboration. They were excited by the calibre of our up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Calderwood Careers Advisor, Mrs Di Gillett, said:

"Thank you to the Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) program and SevenMile for sponsoring and hosting the event."

Year 11 Student Nick said:

"It was so much fun. It was so much more professional than I thought it was going to be, but I learned a lot of great skills that I will be able to use in later life."

Calderwood Business Studies Teacher, Mrs Nada Appleby, said:

"It was an awesome experience for the students - they were so engaged. Greg and Mitchell (from SevenMile) had a lovely way of mentoring the students."

Doug, a representative from BlueScope Steel, said: 

"I had such an awesome two days and absolutely LOVED being part of the team. I’m looking forward to working more with the guys to see if we can develop their solution through to fruition."


Watch the groups' presentations below:

Group 1 – Shift scheduling for BlueScope Steel


Group 2 – Coastal Edge Consultancy (for Carter Gray Accounting)


Group 3 – SpecTravel (for Specsavers Corrimal)


Group 4 – GreenScope (BlueScope Steel)


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