Welcome back to term three everyone and thank you for taking a few minutes to read this update.

Term three provides students with the opportunity to re-focus on their school work after completion of their term two studies.  By this stage students would have received their semester one report and have spoken with their classroom teacher about their progress. This term students need to ensure they continue to work hard, compete all of their tasks, tests and VET units of competency and attend every zone.  I would also like to encourage students to arrive to their classes on time.

This term Advocate teachers will continue to make contact with parents and care givers.  Can I request that parent’s contact the College reception or their child’s Advocate if they need to update their mobile phone numbers or contact details.  It is very important that we work together as a team to ensure every student has the best opportunity to meet their potential and aspire to achieve outstanding results.

On 1 August our 2019 Year 11 parents and students are invited to attend a Parent Information Evening (6.00pm) to be held in the College Lecture Theatre. Parent will hear about courses and programs, career opportunities as well as student support resources available here at Sevenoaks. The evening will conclude with a brief tour of our facilities (for interested parents) and there will be time for any questions to be answered. I encourage parents of our 2019 Year 11 students to come along to this informative event.

Our Harmony and Diversity advocacy modules will continue to be delivered this term. These important modules provide students with the opportunity to discuss and share information about how social diversity and cultural difference can empower a community to prosper and grow as a caring, progressive, connected environment.

Importantly, the semester two On-line Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) will occur in week 7 (27 -31 August). Students who have not yet achieved category three in reading, writing or numeracy will be notified of the time they need to report to the College library to sit their next round of OLNA. This term we will also be supporting students with special literacy and numeracy  sessions occurring in the weeks leading up to OLNA.

In week 6 of this term we will be celebrating Book Week. Our College library staff will provide students with interesting Book Week opportunities and competitions. Also this term our Year 12 Career and Enterprise students will participate in important mock employment interviews (3-7 September) that form part of their semester two course assessments.

We will continue to provide students with a variety of activities and fun events such as the very popular Hip Hop dance classes and Fruit and Veg Healthy options. Our Year 12 Year Book Friendship Photos will take place on August 7 and the Ball Committee (a Year 11 group helping to organise the 2019 Ball) will meet on August 21.  A Sports Reward Lunch will be held on September 12 with RUOK Day occurring here at the College on 13 September.  Our annual ‘Sevenoaks Got Talent’ fund raising event will occur in the final week of term three (19 September); this is a great way to come together and enjoy the amazing talents of our students.

I look forward to speaking with students as I walk around the campus. I am very happy to meet with parents and care givers who may need to speak with me. Simply make an appointment at the College reception on 9356 4900.