As the College year draws to a close it is time to reflect on all of the wonderful achievements experienced this year. As many parents would be aware we recently celebrated the outstanding success of our Year 12 graduates at our Presentation Ceremony. 150 students from Sevenoaks Senior College and Cannington Education Support Centre participated in this event. Dignitaries, parents, teachers and friends were on hand to congratulate students who, having finished sitting their examinations and completed their studies, are now moving into the next phase of their life.

We have celebrated many occasions throughout the year including our fabulous Harmony Day festival involving our entire college community. This spectacular event recognises our cultural diversity and provides an opportunity for students to share their stories, food, dance and music with each other.

We have celebrated NAIDOC Week, and of course enjoyed our annual College Ball. This year students have also participated, in a number of health and wellbeing events including Fruit ‘n’ Veg Week and RU OK Day. Our College volleyball, basketball, soccer, touch footy, hockey and AFL teams were involved in competitions this year and achieved some great results. Also the young men involved in our Clontarf Football Academy achieved some terrific results throughout their football season.

While all of this has been occurring, students have also been focused on completing their studies to the best of their ability. Additional support has been available to students from teachers and Advocates particularly in the areas of career counselling, English as an Additional Language/Dialect (tutoring) and via our outstanding Follow the Dream program which supports many of our Aboriginal students.

As a Registered Training Organisation the College has continued to deliver and assess National training qualifications in the areas of Business, Information Technology and Hospitality as well as providing students with vocational education opportunities at our Trade Training Centre (automotive and metals and engineering) and at a number of state training institutions.

It has indeed been a very rewarding year with significant achievements to celebrate.I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe festive season and I am very much looking forward to another productive and rewarding year in 2015.