For the second consecutive year, the Certificate II English as an Additional Language (EAL) students hosted a barbeque for those parents who attended the Progress Report Evening. Like last year when the event was first successfully launched, parents, teachers and students enjoyed dining on an authentic Australian barbeque buffet as well as sampling some of the delicious international offerings provided by students who wanted to share food from their home countries.
The event proved to be another wonderful opportunity for the school community to unite and celebrate the diversity and multicultural nature of the college as well as to discuss academic achievement, in keeping with the purpose of the evening to report on student progress in specific subjects.
Once again, the EAL barbeque resulted in a very pleasing turn out. Over 30% of the students at Sevenoaks come from non-English speaking backgrounds and the event provided a relaxed and enjoyable environment for teachers, students and their parents to interact.