Sevenoaks Senior College Term 1 Newsletter 2022

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TERM 1

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HARMONY DAY

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CELEBRATING OUR CULTURAL DIVERSITY Harmony Day is a key day on our College calendar. Staff and students celebrate the rich cultural diversity that is Sevenoaks in a festival like atmosphere. This year, our festival was opened with a Welcome to Country by Kayleen Haywood and a dance by our Clontarf boys who brought the Noongar culture to the stage.

The key message being, that we all need to live together in harmony as part of the Sevenoaks community – our cultural backgrounds are all different but first and foremost we need to respect each other for who we are

There were many highlights from the day, including: the students who took the time to wear their national costumes showcasing their heritage and culture; our traditional international flag display; Akwaaba traditional African drummers and their inclusive workshop and performance on stage; Arty Umbrellas (the display lives on in our library); Westoz wildlife and their Australian animal collection that included a beautiful koala; Henna Tattooing; bead making by the students in Education Support; and the eclectic offering of international food by staff and students. As usual, our hospitality students provided a feast of international foods, served wearing their very smart new hospitality uniforms. The festival was a success due to the coming together of all staff and students to celebrate the rich multi-cultural melting pot that is Sevenoaks.

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Dr Karen Read PRINCIPAL


I'm already so proud and impressed with this year's Student Guild. They have proven to be passionate and helpful young adults and are full of excellent ideas on ways to improve our College. I'm very much looking forward to helping these students grow into capable young leaders Ms Felicity Ivison STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

2022 STUDENT GUILD

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CONGRATULATIONS NOMINEES Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to this year's Student Guild: Amber Ferguson, Bismallah Moqaddam, Emad Osman, Ju Stuh, Holly Atkins Miles and Aaliyah Nestoridis, who make up our Year 12 group, along with Liv O'Farrell, Charzie Janovro, Darlington Muteyaunga, Lizzie Harris and Jay Rico, who are this year's Year 11 representatives. These are the students who have been voted by their peers and teachers to represent the entire student body as Guild members in 2022, a truly fantastic achievement. Well done! The process for crowning our Sevenoaks Senior College Co-Captains begins early next term. We wish you all the very best of luck!

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS 2021 RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the following Year 12 graduates who received scholarships and/or awards for their efforts in 2021. We are incredibly proud of you! School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (SCSA) VET Certificate of Excellence: Automotive, Engineering and Logistics were awarded to Zachary Robartson and Shania Smeaton. School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (SCSA) Certificate of Merit were awarded to Jacob Trombley and Ma Clariza Zuniega. Scholarships and Awards: John Reyes received the Curtin Excellence Scholarship - $5,000 for 3 years, $15,000 total and Curtin Principal’s Recommendation Award - $1,000. Jacob Trombley received the Curtin Excellence Scholarship - $5,000 for 3 years, $15,000 total and the ADF Young Innovators Award - $500 Jennifer Beesch received the UWA Global Excellence Award - $5,000 for 12 months. Ma Clariza Zuniega and Minal Charan received the UWA Fairway Hackett Scholarship - $1,000 for 3 years, $3,000 total. Diep Nguyen and ZhiWei Toh received the UWA Hackett Scholarship - $1,000 for 3 years, $3,000 total. Zehrah Al Asaadi received the ADF Award - $500.

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL DR KAREN READ

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Hello everyone I start by saying that I cannot believe how quickly this term has gone. Despite all of the COVID issues which we have been dealing with, I believe that we have provided many opportunities for the students to make a successful start to the 2022 year. Over half our student population started with us this year and have settled in well to their courses. We are pleased with their progress despite some students being impacted by COVID. However, we keep moving forward. Many students have been on Work Placement which supports them in developing their future career aspirations. More students will participate as the year progresses.

We have selected our Student Guild for this year through a formal Electoral Commission voting system. The Guild members are currently planning activities and events for all students and we look forward to their leadership into the future. We have celebrated Harmony Day which proved a great success as we were all Welcomed to Country by our Aboriginal teacher, Kayleen Hayward. Some students proudly wore their national dress whilst others had a great time on the dance floor. Food was served by our hospitality students as staff supported the supply of food with their own recipes adding to the international flavour. I thank all families/carers for your patience and co-operation as we have moved through this term in dealing with COVID. Your communication with us has enabled us to quickly inform other students of the potential of being a close contact or letting us know that a family member has tested positive to COVID. We have been able to quickly respond to ensure the health and well-being of everyone concerned.

Education is the key to a successful future. Completing Year 12 and progressing to University, TAFE, employment or further training will ensure success. However before then, attendance to daily lessons is essential. - Dr Karen Read, Principal

Attending all day, every day will ensure success. We are all here to support our students to be the best that they can be. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any support with your son/daughter's progress. I have enjoyed getting to know the Sevenoaks community and when able to, I will look forward to meeting you at our parent evenings. Take care and keep safe. Regards, Dr Karen Read

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FOLLOW THE DREAM NEWS Kaya and welcome to our news segment as part of the Sevenoaks Newsletter. Despite the uncertainty around COVID-19 and its impact on schools, we had a positive start to the term with students eager to engage in the 2022 program. Here are some highlights:

TUTORING PROGRAM Our tutoring program provides specialist support for Follow the Dream students. We are super excited this year to welcome two medical students on board as Follow the Dream tutors: Joohun Rhee and Shane Lim. The students are enjoying learning about the medical pathway and receiving outstanding tutoring support from them.

SPOTLIGHT ON LIZZIE We are proud to announce that Follow the Dream student Lizzie Harris has enrolled in the ATAR Pathway. She is thoroughly enjoying this opportuity and her teachers are pleased with her progress.

Our mission was to make clothing protectors that people like Lisa would actually want to use and feel confident in Lizzie Harris

FOLLOW THE DREAM STUDENT AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

Lizzie is also a small business operator. She and her sister Lisa (pictured left) own and operate LandE Designs from their home. Lizzie embarked on her venture to fill a gap in the support being provided to people like her sister Lisa who has a disability and needs help to eat her food. Sometimes it can be messy, but the limited range of clothing protectors available, most of which were child-like bibs, led to Lisa becoming frustrated — and also spawned an idea. Their business makes clothing protectors unique to their Aboriginal heritage. In the future, they would like to expand and include disabled Aboriginal artists to add custom-made fabric to their repertoire.

NEW GUILD MEMBERS We are super proud of our Follow the Dream Students Aaliyah Nestoridis and Lizzie Harris who were successfully elected to the Sevenoaks Senior College Student Guild. This is a huge achievement and indicates that our students are emerging leaders and ready to take on challenges to lead the school forward.

HARMONY DAY Congratulations and a huge thank you to the Follow the Dream students who helped and performed at Harmony Day. You have made us all very proud and your leadership skills really shone through. Every Follow the Dream student received at least one 'Making a Difference (MAD)' award for their efforts, which are individually nominated by teachers. A great achievement and a true testament to your unwavering commitment to engaging with, and contributing to, our Sevenoaks Senior College community.

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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS BUSINESS SUMMER SCHOOL Congratulations to Aaliyah Nestoridis and Daymon Eades (pictured right) who were selected to attend the National Indigenous Business Summer School in January. This summer school program allowed students to spend time with business academics and mentors from Murdoch University, as well as partner host universities Curtin, UWA, Notre Dame and ECU, who helped the students see how their study choices can have a positive impact on their future. With the theme ‘Katitjiny Boya Birrit’, meaning ‘pathway to understanding businesses' interpreted in Noongar, Aaliyah and Daymon participated in workshops and business plan reviews, met successful Aboriginal entrepreneurs and got to know other students whilst getting a glimpse into what studying business could be like. Based at the Murdoch Student Village, the aspiring entrepreneurs and managers participated in a full academic program as well as enjoying social activities which included an inspirational breakfast with Aboriginal business mentors, quiz night with business school staff, and a river cruise. Well done Aaliyah and Daymon!

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CLONTARF NEWS

INTERACADEMY DRIVER EDUCATION DAY This term, our Clontarf boys attended the Driver Risk Management Course at Perth Airport. The day was made up of three rotations: a practical session in cars on the impact of speed on braking distance; a session in the driver simulators for a bit of fun; and lastly a session presented by a young fella in a wheelchair on the impact of poor decisions in and around operating a car i.e. fatigue, alcohol and seatbelt missuse and the lasting effects they can have. The Police Minister, Paul Papalia, spoke to the boys on the responsibilities they all need to take on board as they approach this exciting period of gaining their licenses.

LEADERSHIP DAY

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Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Clontarf Leadership Camp in Busselton was cancelled this term. Instead, the boys spent the day at Lane Poole Trees Adventure High Ropes located in Dwellingup, along with all other Yr 12's in the Clontarf program in the metro area. Thank you for being wonderful representatives of SSC.

FREO FOOTBALL CLUB - WELCOME TO COUNTRY We are proud to announce that Clontarf and Follow the Dream student Tynan Garlett (pictured right) is part of this year's Fremantle Football Club's Welcome to and Acknowledgment of Country video, which will be played at all home games in 2022. What an incredible opportunity Tynan, congratulations!

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BIG PICTURE ACADEMY NEWS CONSTRUCTION FUTURES CENTRE EXCURSION

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Early this term, Sevenoaks Big Picture Academy students attended an excursion to the Construction Futures Centre in Belmont. This state-of-the-art information centre is designed to give students a greater experience in, and understanding of, the many career and pathway opportunities in Building and Construction. Our students were able to experience Virtual Reality simulations for a variety of jobs such as engineering and crane operation, and gain hands-on experience of traditional trades and the new technologies that are coming online for them. For students interested in interior design, building design and town planning, there were job simulations to work through that gave a real taste of what the various roles entail. Our students were fully immersed in the experience and are looking forward to working with Levi and the other lecturers again later in the semester.

SCULPTURES BY THE SEA EXCURSION

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In March, Big Picture Academy staff and students braved the heat and headed to the beach at Cottesloe to check out the art installations on display as part of the annual Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. It was a steaming hot day with absolutely no sea breeze but there were lots of interesting and thoughtprovoking exhibits to take our minds off the heat wave. A new app called, “Explore Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe“ was on offer this year which included access to catalogue details of all exhibiting artists, stunning photographs, news and award announcements. The app also gave access to audio tours, an interactive map and a favourites section for voting. Some exhibits focussed on iconic Australian images while other artists preferred to comment on pollution and conservation, encouraging us to think about the impact we have on our oceans and beaches. It was an enjoyable day and hopefully the start of an annual event for the Big Picture Academy. It is so important that our students have opportunities to engage in real world activities. Getting out there, talking to experts, being out of our comfort zones, and grabbing every opportunity is a key component of the Big Picture Design here at Sevenoaks - Su e O w e n, Advisory Teacher

BIG PICTURE PROJECT - TIE DYING Our wonderful student Alana (pictured left) chose to teach herself how to do tie dying for her Big Picture Project this term. She dyed some pillow cases to take home and also some for our classroom which turned out beautifully. Thanks so much Alana and well done!

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RIGHT TRACK PROGRAM

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Right Track is a Public Transport Authority (PTA) program focussed on safe travel, encouraging young people to become more responsible for their own safety on our trains whilst improving their awareness of how their behaviour may look to others. The aim is to encourage less antagonistic relationships between transit guards and youth and encourage everyone to make more positive choices. The program focusses on helping young people understand why there is a code of behaviour for public transport and looks at the rights and responsibilities of all passengers. The goal is to help mentor and educate young people on the positive roles they can play in their community. The program is endorsed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. This term several Big Picture Students have been collaborating with Giles Roberts, a West Australian actor and director, and are in the process of filming and editing three short films. The program is coordinated by Annabeth Bateman, the Youth Consultation officer from the Public Transport Authority. Our aim is to ensure that we produce high quality films with a positive message that we can show to our peers and hopefully take into the wider community.

BIRDS OF PREY INCURSION

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Canning Skills students and staff welcomed Corinna from WA Birds of Prey to the College for an interactive incursion this term. Corinna brought a selection of raptors in to teach us about these magnificent birds, their unique characteristics and how we can protect them. We met Micro the blind wedge-tailed eagle and Chrystal the barn owl, along with a peregrine falcon (the fastest bird on the planet), a boobook owl and a kite. It was a very exciting experience for everyone involved and we look forward to working with Corinna on some potential work experience opportunities for our students in the future.

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IN THE CLASSROOM ADVOCACY - TOWERS The challenge was set – Advocates 21 and 4 faced off to see who could build the tallest free standing tower (which had to stand unsupported for 20 seconds). The catch? The build had to be completed with spaghetti and giant marshmallows! The classes cycled through ingenuity, frustration, inspiration and lots of laughter as the grand designs were made, toppled and restructured. Great work students!

ART - CHINESE NEW YEAR PAPERCUT COMPETITION Earlier this term, Ms Wilton's Year 12 General Art students completed some beautiful paper cut artwork in celebration of Chinese New Year. The art pieces were displayed in the Library where students and staff got to vote for their favourite. Congratulations to the following winners and to everyone for your amazing efforts: Camille Fontanilla (1st), Abbigale Lilburn (2nd), Mezjghan Alizadah (3rd) and Ju Stuh (4th).

ART - FOOD FOCUS CUPCAKES Check out Ms Wilton's Year 11 Visual Art students' cupcakes! Can you believe these gruesome designs were created by a group of such lovely students? We love setting tasks like this one so that our students' creative and expressive sides can shine through. Awesome work!

ENGLISH - USING 'ON THE LINE' LEARNING STRATEGY Ms Cusens' General English class participated in an ‘Opt-in, Pop-in’ session this term. Students were investigating aspects of racism in Australia using a racist - not racist continuum on the board. In small groups, students were asked to place sticky note scenarios or behaviours across various contexts in Australia and place them on the continuum. Ms Cusens then led a discussion on where and why students placed the scenarios ‘on the line’. This learning strategy increased student talk and engagement in the topic. Thanks for your participation!

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IN THE CLASSROOM HOSPITALITY - SUBWAY STATION Our hospitality students, led by Mr Armstrong, ran their very own Subway Station this term, inviting many classes to participate. Students looked very professional in their brand new Sevenoaks Hospitality uniforms and created some seriously delicious sandwiches. Thank you!

SCIENCE - DISSECTION, MICROSCOPES AND MINI-ECOSYSTEMS It's been a busy term in the Science department! Integrated Science students created their own miniecosystems, got stuck into chicken wing and heart dissections, and got up close and personal with onion layers using microscopes.

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WORKPLACE LEARNING

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We currently have many students out in the community on Work Placement in a wide range of different roles and industries. Students have been commended on their engagement and work ethic in the workplace. Thank you for being outstanding representatives of Sevenoaks Senior College. We are so proud of you! Here are some examples of where our Trade Training students are completing their Work Placements: Student: Mohamed Year: 12

Student: Kaleb Year: 11

Workplace: Mow Masters Course: Cert II Metals & Engineering Duties: Cutting metal Welding Fitting parts

Workplace: RJ Metals and Jarrahdale Heating Course: Cert II Metals & Engineering Duties: Cutting metal Welding Sandblasting & metal preparation

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Student: Ryan Year: 11 Workplace: Simcraft

Student: JM Year: 11 Workplace: Southside Mitsubishi

Course: Cert II Metals & Engineering Duties: Cutting metal Welding Cleaning of splatter Grinding and filing metal

Course: Cert II Automotive Studies Duties: Checking tyre pressures Topping up fluids Changing oils and grease Helping Mechanic with logbook service

Student: Karl Year: 12 Workplace: Westrans Course: Cert II Automotive Studies Duties: Checking tyre pressures Trailer and dolly services Greasing wheel hubs Helping Mechanic with logbook service

Student: Sebastian Year: 11 Workplace: GKR Transport Course: Cert II Automotive Studies Duties: Checking tyre pressures Trailer and dolly services Greasing wheel hubs Helping Mechanic with logbook service MIG welding

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HOUSEKEEPING YEAR 12 BALL

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With consideration of WA Government announcements regarding additional COVID-19 restrictions, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the 2022 Sevenoaks Senior College Ball this term, which was due to take place on April 1. Students have expressed the importance of the inclusion of this event in their Year 12 experience, so we have rescheduled the College Ball to Friday July 22. We are very hopeful that this date will fall in a time with minimal restrictions in place so that our students are able to enjoy this event in the best way possible. Due dates for payments and permission forms have been adjusted to accommodate this new change of date and more details will be released in Term 2. We would like to thank parent/carers, staff and especially our students for your understanding and willingness to adjust in such a challenging time. Please know that we are determined to maximise this opportunity for our students and look forward to ensuring the ball is a huge success.

UNIFORM

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A reminder that school uniform is compulsory when on College grounds. To purchase, please click the 'Order Uniform' button on the Sevenoaks Senior College website homepage or visit the Nell Gray website at www.nellgray.com.au/Schools/Sevenoaks-Senior-College.

COVID-19 We understand that COVID-19 is presenting a number of challenges for our Sevenoaks community. With rules and regulations changing frequently, it can be hard to keep up with relevant information and know what is required of you as a parent/carer or student. click here We have created two new drop-down menus on our College website with information to help you during this difficult time. The 'COVID-19' menu features a number of resources from the WA Government, Department of Education and Department of Health to help guide you and your family in relation to being a close contact, contracting COVID-19, when/when not to attend school, etc. The 'Learning at Home' tab features resources designed to help you get set up to learn at home if you are ever required to isolate.

DID YOU KNOW? The WA Government has recently

announced that every household in WA can register to receive 15 free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs). If you would like to make use of this service, scan the QR code below:

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It is our aim that all students and families are supported no matter the circumstance and that disruption to learning is kept to a minimum. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the College on 08 6235 7200. Please continue to openly communicate with us regarding your son/daughter's health so that we are able to keep our Sevenoaks community safe.

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TRADE TRAINING NEWS YEAR 10 GROUP

Here at Sevenoaks we offer a Year 10 bridging course that allows students from other schools the opportunity to use our Trade Training Centre with industry level equipment to gain skills and experience in the automotive and metals engineering fields. This year's Year 10 group consists of nine Cannington Community College students and six Yule Brook students. They are currently working on building model airplanes to gain welding and fabrication skills and will then be given the opportunity to pull apart and rebuild a 6 cylinder engine. Students in the program attend our College on Fridays from 8.50am - 1.00pm and are given access to the College's facilities during breaks. This allows them to experience what life is like here at Sevenoaks and encourages a better transition from Year 10 to Year 11. click here

IN THE MEDIA

Trade industries are screaming out for potential apprentices with relevant experience when they leave school. This bridging course is our way of introducing future students to our trade training program and College, whilst also enabling our industry partners access to a richer pool of students to select apprentices from in the future

T i m Triscari TRADE TRAINING CENTRE METALS ENGINEERING TEACHER

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SSC MAKES HEADLINES

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