We have celebrated the conclusion of schooling for our Year 12 students at the Astral Ballroom, Crown Entertainment Complex. The occasion marked the formal acknowledgement of the achievement of our young men and women as we congratulated and farewelled them. It was an uplifting ceremony shared by 140 Year 12 students, 700 guests including many dignitaries.
Our highly sought after College Excellence Awards were present to two very worthy recipients. Albert Luwi was named the Outstanding Achievement winner and was provided with his award from Board member Associate Professor Jan Gray; whilst James Hall was awarded the College Dux presented by Professor Marnie O’Neill, Chair of the College Board. A number of other prestigious awards were also conferred at the Presentation Ceremony including;
|Cultural Navigator||Farzana Syed Abdel Ahmed|
|Positive Image||Caleb Fetterroll|
|Caltex All Rounder||James Hall|
|Aboriginal Achievement||Shania-Lee Kickett|
|School Based Traineeship||Byron Hall|
|Westscheme Award for Excellence in VET||Caleb Fetterroll|
|Kertisha Dershaw Sports Award||Albert Luwi|
|Caltex All Rounder (Education Support Centre)||Mary Jane Middlecoat|
|Westscheme Award for Excellence in VET (Education Support Centre)||Michael Hughes|
|Cummins Trade Training Centre||Peter Pingault|
We are of course very proud of the efforts of our award winners and the entire Year 12 cohort who have spent the past two years with us here at Sevenoaks. On behalf of the staff and College Board I wish all students the very best for their future endeavours.
Over the past few weeks our Year 12 ATAR students have been sitting their final external examinations. Also our Year 11 students have been very busy completing assignments and sitting their end of year examinations here at the College. We still have students completing work and more than fifty students are currently out in the local community participating in Workplace Learning opportunities (21 November until 2 December). Year 11 reports will be mailed home before the end of the year and we are very much looking forward to seeing all of our Year 11 students back at Sevenoaks in 2017.
Congratulations also to our Canning Skills Big Picture Academy students who have also finished their studies. I am delighted to see so many students who are involved in this re-engagement program achieve a completed Certificate II along with other SCASA courses.
Our latest newsletter is now available on our College website www.sevenoaks.wa.edu.au. I encourage all parents and care givers to spend a few minutes enjoying this comprehensive update of activities. Importantly, this newsletter also contains a 2017 Term One Planner with all of our key Term One dates noted.
We are currently enrolling for 2017 and have vacancies in our highly sought after Trade Training Centre certificate programs (Automotive and Metals and Engineering), along with vacancies in ATAR and General Pathway programs. If you are wishing to enrol your son or daughter at the College please contact our reception on 9 356 4900 to make an appointment to see Mrs Fiona Thomson, our Enrolment Coordinator.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the College staff, Board members, community members and business and industry representatives who have supported our students this year. I would also like to thank parents, family members and care givers who have played a very important role in working with us to ensure each and every student at Sevenoaks can reach his or her full potential and successfully move along their learning continuum. Your support is vital as we work hard to help your child achieve their best.
I look forward to working with everyone again in 2017 and I am especially looking forward to another exciting year of endeavour and achievement from our talented, creative students. I will be available back at the College on Monday January 23 2017.
DR KATH PARTRIDGE