College News

Workplace Learning Deadly Induction

On Tuesday 05 April 2016, Aboriginal students were invited to attend a session titled “Deadly Induction” involving a range of entertaining and engaging guest speakers who shared positive stories of workplace learning and the value of employment.

Kayleen Hayward provided the “Welcome to Country” and then two ex-students, Trevor Armstrong and Jasmyn Yavu-Kama, shared their own experiences of workplace learning with our current students who will soon embark on the same journey.

Both guest speakers are now in paid employment and were able to powerfully impart the importance and value of working. Students were also provided with the perspective of two employers who explained what to expect in the workplace and what specific qualities employers are seeking. The event continued with a discussion about types of work programs and available support agencies.

Vince Casey from SMYL discussed support offered to students both during their schooling as they work to achieve Aboriginal School Based Traineeships as well as post-college. Students also gained invaluable advice from Kayleen Hayward about some of the obstacles that they may face, such as getting to work experience promptly, and how potential problems can be effectively resolved.

The induction was a resounding success. The session was very well-attended and the audience members reported that they found all of the discussions and real-life scenarios that were covered to be interesting, motivational and informative.

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Anzac Day 2016

The Sevenoaks College community recognises and appreciates the enormous sacrifices and strong patriotic spirit associated with the ANZACs and was particularly proud to be represented by James Hall (Head Boy) and Mary Macdonald (Head Girl) at the City of Canning ANZAC service.

The solemn, respectful occasion was held at the new City of Canning War Memorial and Civic Amphitheatre. The service involved representatives from many facets of the larger community, including political and public figures as well as local organisations and schools. James and Mary laid a wreath at the war memorial recognising 100 years of ANZAC Day commemorations.

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More homework help in Term 2

Between sports, work and appointments it can seem hard to find enough space in a student’s busy schedule for their all-important homework and study.

That’s why the school’s popular YourTutor service will be open 7 days a week this May, including Saturdays (12pm-9pm AEST), to help our students with all their after-hours homework questions.

Students log in and get help instantly from live, professional tutors in English, maths, chemistry, biology, physics, research and more. Fridays and Saturdays are staffed exclusively with English and maths experts only, to serve the higher number of students seeking help in those core subjects.

For more information about this service and how students use it, contact Natasha Georgiou in the Library.

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Hospitality Students

Please be aware that during the following times, practical classes will be occurring at the City of Canning Leisureplex’s kitchen until further notice:

  • Year 11 – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Zones 1 & 2
  • Year 12 – Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Zones 7 & 8

ALSO – If you are struggling with completing your Certificate, Mrs DeKlerk will be available to help you in the Library during the following times:

  • Monday Zone 2
  • Tuesday Zones 4 and 5
  • Thursday Zone 2

 

What is WASSA?

If you don’t know what the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement is, it is important to read this document.

At the end of this year our Year 12 students will receive either the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA). The WACE will be awarded to students who have completed at least 20 units (or equivalents) including: a minimum of 10 Year 12 units; at least one pair of units from Year 12 List A courses and one pair of units from a Year 12 List B course; a minimum of four Year 12 ATAR courses including the external examination (i.e. be eligible for an ATAR) or a complete Certificate II or higher; two Year 11 English units and a pair of Year 12 English units. Students will also need to achieve a minimum of 14 C grades in Year 11 and Year 12 units (or equivalents) including at least 6 C grades in Year 12 units (or Equivalents) and to demonstrate a minimum literacy and numeracy standard (Band 8 in Year 9 NAPLAN, or achieve stage 3 in OLNA writing, reading and numeracy).

For those students who do not meet all of the requirements of the WACE, the WASSA will be provided to show their progress.  The WASSA is issued to all Year 12 students at the completion of their secondary schooling. It is a formal record of courses completed and grades achieved and this is what employers and TAFEs will be taking into account.

Free to students – Microsoft Office Professional

The Department of Education has made available to all students the opportunity to access licensed versions of the full Microsoft Office software suite. This software can be downloaded at home or via other private networks and installed on up to 10 devices (five PC/Mac and five tablet/smartphone installs). Visit the Office 365 link at the top left of the student email screen to start the installation. Further information and installation instructions are at Install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for business.

Students will need to use a non-Department internet service as this software download is blocked on our network to preserve bandwidth and protect essential services.

Further information about Office 365 ProPlus is on the Microsoft website.

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Free Tutoring

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Make 2016 your best year

 We all get stuck during study, especially when studying alone after-hours or on weekends, whether working on an assignment draft or a maths problem.

It’s ok, log in to ‘YourTutor’ to get unstuck. YourTutor is one-to-one, anonymous, online study help from an expert – right when you need it.

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Use your activation code to create your FREE 2016 account, so you can log in whenever you have a question. Don’t have a code? Go to the Library.

3pm – 10pm, Sunday to Friday

Log in to YourTutor at: curtin.edu.au/yourtutor

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