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SEPTEMBER 2021

TERM 3

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NEWSLETTER

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HEAL COUNTRY!

This term we celebrated NAIDOC Week here at Sevenoaks and embraced this year's theme, HEAL COUNTRY! Aboriginal students ran the opening ceremony which included a Welcome to Country by Kayleen Hayward, traditional dancing, and a didgeridoo performance. This was followed by dot painting, reconciliation hand messages, jewellery making and the opportunity to try damper with kangaroo, emu and crocodile meat. Thank you to all the students and staff who made sure the activities ran smoothly and made the day memorable for all those involved.

R U OK? DAY

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This year to celebrate R U Ok? Day, Student Services ran a number of activities over two days including: guess the number of yellow jellybeans, decorate a pancake, mindfulness colouring station, rock scavenger hunt, badge making, photo booth with props, and live music in the courtyard. We even managed to get a fantastic photo of students and staff from the sky thanks to Mr Mavros' expert drone work. R U OK? Day may be over for another year, but it is vital we keep the conversations going. Any day that you are concerned someone is struggling, trust your gut and ask, “are you OK?", because a conversation could change a life.

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL FIONA THOMSON

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What a busy term it has been – so many activities occurred including NAIDOC Week, R U OK? Day, Book Week and Sevenoaks Got Talent. It was very pleasing to see the whole school community engage and celebrate together. Congratulations to the Year 11 and Year 12 Semester One Achievement and Endeavour Award winners. These students worked actively and steadily and we are proud to recognise their academic achievement and application in their studies. Looking forward, we wish our Year 12 ATAR students well in the coming WACE examinations commencing Monday 1 November.

Our Open Day was a great success and, for the first time, students from non-feeder schools and their parents attended. After learning a little about every course delivered at Sevenoaks, students should now be well placed to carefully consider their course choices for 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming these students to our College early in the new year. We continue our focus on attendance and we strongly encourage our Year 11 students to engage fully in the last weeks of their school year. Being in class every zone, every day is the best way to build a strong foundation for success in Year 12 in 2022

- Fiona Thomson, Principal

Alongside our many achievements and celebrations, Term 3 was also a time of great sadness. We learned that Dr. Kath Partridge, our former Principal, passed away in September. Kath’s strong vision for, and leadership of our College ensured that all members of our diverse community had equal opportunity to ‘find their future’. Kath fostered an inclusive school environment founded on respect in a young adult ethos, social and cultural inclusion, and opportunities for leadership through the Student Guild and sports and social teams. We will miss her greatly and carry on her legacy proudly. Our current Principal, Ms. Katie Edwards, had to return unexpectedly to the UK and will be away for Term 4. I shall continue as Acting Principal in her absence. We look forward to farewelling our Year 12 students at the Presentation Ceremony to be held at Curtin Stadium on Saturday 23 October. As always, I am available to meet with parents and students. Please feel free to make an appointment at the College reception.

BOOK WEEK

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OLD WORLDS, NEW WORLDS, OTHER WORLDS The school library was transformed this term as we celebrated CBCA Book Week where the theme was Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. Using this theme, students and staff were inspired to dress up as their favourite book characters. Games, quizzes and a morning tea were held in the library for those who joined in the celebrations. Huge thanks to all the staff and students who got involved!

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TRADE TRAINING NEWS

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STUDENT WORK

This term has been an extremely busy one in the Trade Training Centre. Year 12 students including Shania (pictured top left), Zac (pictured right) and Bianca (pictured top right) were hard at work finishing their final projects being either a chopper bike or tool box. Amir (pictured above with his father, Sam) was supported early this term to create a grave plaque for his grandad, a very personal and thoughtful tribute that was greatly appreciated by his family.

EXCURSION TO PUMPS AUSTRALIA This term, we went on an excursion to visit one of our employers, Pumps Australia. The Year 11 Cert II Engineering students recently took on a contract to produce 100 battery boxes for them with a promise of pizza, cooldrink and a tour of the premises as payment. Owner, John Warne, had a talk with the boys about work ethic, future goals and how he grew this (very successful) business from his carport at home. Pumps Australia is the biggest business of its kind in Western Australia. They currently employ three ex-Sevenoaks students as apprentices including Riley (pictured right) who is a Mechanical Fitting Apprentice. It was a great outing for the boys.

OPEN DAY

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Early this term, Sevenoaks Senior College held its first Open Day where we welcomed Year 10 students to come and explore the College and the study options available. Students were guided around the campus and attended interactive presentations showcasing the different courses on offer. We look forward to having them as part of our Sevenoaks community in the future. Thank you to all staff who helped out and presented on the day as well as our fantastic student helpers and the Student Guild for their excellent work as tour guides.

This was the first year we have invited parents/guardians to the school to be a part of the experience. It was lovely to engage with them and start the communication between the whole family and College at an early stage Gary Hicklin PROGRAM COORDINATOR: VET

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SPORT NEWS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

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All teams gathered early on a chilly and particularly foggy morning before boarding the buses and heading to two different venues. The Year 12’s played at Warwick Stadium and Year 11’s at Loftus Rec Centre. This tournament consisted of two Year 12 teams (male & female) and two Year 11 teams (male & female).

YEAR 11 GIRLS The Year 11 girls had a great day but were unfortunately on the back foot in the very first game against Southern River as they were one player short and had only five on the court. This didn’t stop them playing very competitively and demonstrating exceptional resilience as they continued fighting hard until the last point. Unfortunately, they didn’t come away with a win. The next match was against Fremantle College and the girls were at full strength with a full team! They had a tough 3 set match but walked off the court with their first win for the tournament! The girls had two more playoff matches to finish the day. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a lot of luck against a very strong Harrisdale team. However, the final match against John XXIII was a different story. The first set was a close loss but in the next 2 sets the girls displayed fantastic skills and teamwork and finished off with a convincing win. The girls finished a very respectable 5th overall out of 11 teams.

YEAR 11 BOYS The boys were placed in a very competitive pool that featured some very strong teams. The first match against Prendiville should have been chalked up as a solid victory but nerves and simple skill errors cost the team their first win. The second match of the tournament was against the formidable Southern River outfit. The boys fought hard all match and displayed moments of brilliance, but it wasn’t enough to walk away victorious. The third match was against Fremantle College Red. The boys were all determined to get their first win and from the opening point they did not put a foot wrong. Fantastic serves, amazing passes and solid teamwork rewarded the team with a victory! The final match for the day was a playoff for 3rd position in the pool against the Fremantle College Blue team. By this point the boys were feeling the effects of a full day of volleyball. They fought hard over 3 sets and finished the game with a fantastic win. Special mention to Jerry Cocjin, who displayed great leadership skills and worked very hard all day. The boys finished 5th overall out of 8 teams.

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YEAR 12 BOYS The boys' first game was v Lakelands which saw a fantastic win. Next was John XXIII, definitely the match of the round and after a long and hard battle, lost 25–18 and 25–22. The last game was against Coodanup College and the boys came away with another convincing win. Unfortunately, only the top team from each pool made it through to the finals and John XXIII went through undefeated. The team was well coached and managed by Brix Tameta and all members contributed to a great result. Special mentions to Konrad Sollorin (MVP – setter extraordinaire) and Justin Loba (Air Justin) on the net. The boys tied for 5th position overall out of 13 teams.

The t eam did a f an t as t ic jo b a n d is t o b e co n g rat u l at ed o n t he s po rt s ma n s h i p an d t eamwo rk dis p l ay ed t hro u g ho u t t he t o u rnament Steve Wiles COACH

YEAR 12 GIRLS The Year 12 girls were excited to be playing once again for our College. They started the day with a focus on having fun and doing the best they could. The first game against Bethel Christian School started slow due to not having a thorough warm-up. The girls regained focus and nearly came back to win the match. In game two, the girls faced Methodist Ladies College who were a very strong side. The second set was an improvement but not enough to get a win. In game 3, the girls had recouped and it showed on the court. They won against Al Almeen College in straight sets. The girls made it through to the play-offs but lost this match to Yanchep College. Overall, they represented the college very well, refereeing games and helping out where necessary. They were very sad to have played in their final volleyball tournament for the College. Special mention to Hazel Mendoza, MVP of the day.

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SEVENOAKS GOT TALENT

Our annual talent show, where the College raises money for a chosen charity, was held this term. This year, we raised over $300.00 for Motor Neuron Disease (MND). Tanya Laws was the first prize winner with an incredible dance performance and took home $100.00! Our runner up was Reggie Tubat, a true showman, who did a wonderful compilation piece consisting of a magic show and singing performance. Kayleb Dockary came in 3rd place with an original song, which he played and sang beautifully. We want to thank our sponsors, ChaTime Carousel, for providing prizes, our wonderful staff judges; Mrs Earle, Mr Knapton and Dimi, and to the Student Guild for running an amazing production. We look forward to continuing this event for many years to come to raise money and awareness for amazing, hardworking charities.

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FOLLOW THE DREAM NEWS

Follow the Dream students Daymon Eades and Aaliyah Nestoridis were selected to attend the Indigenous Australian Engineering week long Camp hosted by Curtin University. The Camp was an opportunity for them to discover the benefits of engineering and to meet engineering role models and gain insights into the possibilities for their future. Both Daymon and Aaliyah had an experience they will never forget. They made connections with industry engineers for the future and forged relationships with other like-minded students from across Australia to become part of the IAES community.

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DEADLY SISTA GIRLZ

Our Deadly Sista Girlz confidently talked to representatives from 34 industry and tertiary organisations at the Deadly Futures Expo this term. The girls heard from inspirational speakers, explored the expo and took part in a weaving workshop by Lea Taylor. Thank you for being wonderful representatives of the College, girls!

CLONTARF NEWS

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In Term 3, there has been a real focus on employment for our group. Working closely with our partners, we have had site visits with Camco Engineering and Bunnings, where the boys have really enjoyed seeing how these big companies operate. Along with our site visits, we have had quite a few interactions with other partners like Rio Tinto, Australia Post and Western Power, who have outlined potential employment opportunities and career pathways that are available to the boys moving forward. Term 3 marked the beginning of our Corporate Cricket program where we play 8v8 20/20 style cricket with our partners and their employees. These afternoons are always great fun with plenty of banter and a bit of a feed afterwards so the boys can interact and have conversations about opportunities within that particular company. Thus far, we have had games v Blackwoods, Australia Post, RioTinto with planned games v Newtown Toyota and Iluka. Our big carnivals this term included the senior basketball carnival and senior football carnival. These were great days jam packed with games against many of our academies from throughout the state. The boys always love competing against the other academies to gain bragging rights for the next 12 months. This term, the boys also had a fantastic opportunity to meet with Bill Johnston MLA and his team. Students made lunch and showed off their impressive skills on the pool table. The boys were congratulated on being fantastic representatives of our College and role models for their peers.

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CANNING SKILLS NEWS NORTH METRO TAFE EXCURSION

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This term, students from Canning Skills visited North Metro TAFE Music and Radio department at the Leederville Campus. We were very fortunate to tour the facilities to see where TAFE students perform, record, mix music and produce their demo recordings. From there we were invited to go 'live' on BOOM Radio - the student run, non-for-profit live radio station. Our students gained real life practical experience as future radio broadcasters and enjoyed exploring the radio station and being interviewed live on air.

BIG PICTURE WRITING CIRCLE

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In September, Canning Skills hosted the fourth Big Picture Writing Circle here at Sevenoaks. The circle consists of representatives from four schools, Kelmscott, Thornlie, Sevenoaks and Yulebrook, who have come together to explore all aspects of writing and self expression. Our guest speaker was Barry Down, the former Dean of Education at Murdoch University, who spoke passionately about the need to maintain and develop our writing skills especially in this digital age. Our students did the College proud, sharing their work and ideas and discussing their aspirations and hopes for the future.

I was extremely proud of their honesty and confidence and I am looking forward to more exciting opportunities to engage in writing workshops next year

- Sue Owen, Advisory Teacher

CONSTRUCTION AT SSC This term, students and staff (with the help of our amazing trainer Wayne) took on the job of creating a handball/four square court. This involved: measuring out the area; excavating the grass, topsoil and tree roots; levelling, bringing in and compacting yellow sand; and laying pavers before the handball competition could finally begin. The Construction Training Fund came out to the College to run this Try-A-Trade course with our students. The course allowed them to obtain their White Card and gain some experience with a variety of construction trades. Everyone had a blast with this fun project and we look forward to doing more physical activities like this in the future.

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SEMESTER ONE AWARD WINNERS C OUR SE

AC HI EVEMENT AWAR D

Applied Information Technology General

Seth Jones (12)

Automotive Engineering General

Arda Cetin (11)

Business Management & Enterprise Gen Canning Skills

Amber Ferguson (11) & Tippaya Phuenglek (12)

Career and Enterprise ATAR

Emily Harrison (11) & Clariza Zuniega (12)

Career and Enterprise General

Tanya Laws (11) & Kacper Kubiczek (12) Mikyla Marie Malaluan (11) & Diep Nguyen (12)

Chemistry ATAR

Milly Donovan (11) & Rhianen Tupper (12)

END EAVOUR AWAR D David Lamb (11) Ryan Ahrens (11), Jane Field (11), Max Hart (11) & Alejandro Olivares-Paez (12) Alaa Hasebella (11) & Cariska Magno (12)

Josie Knight (12), Christina Kuhlmann (12) & Shania Smeaton (12) Tanya Laws (11), Mohammad Safeer Kaimkhani (11) & Jacob Trombley (12) Amaan Ali Hussain (11) & Matthew Harrison (12)

Design Graphics General Design Photography General

Jasmine Pornea (11) & Marcus Asinas (12)

Engineering Studies ATAR

Jacob Trombley (12)

Engineering Studies General

Thea Claire Bautista (11) & Basir Sultan Mohd (12)

English ATAR

Mikyla Marie Malaluan (11) & Diep Nguyen (12)

English Foundation

Abdifatah Mahamad (11) & Zenab Koroma (12)

Ryan Haynes (12) Mohammad Safeer Kaimkhami (11) & Matthew Harrison (12) Ayesha.G, Emily.H, Tanya.L, Mohammad Safeer.K, Hafsa.S (11), Clariza.Z & Haval.B (12) Prince Garcia (11)

English General

Natasha Stone (11) & Tegan Smith (12)

Kaye.F, Hser.K, Mezjghan.A, Taj.P, Jakob.O (11), Jessica.B, Monica.H, Matthew.H, Levi.K, Kelsey.R & Bianca.S (12)

Geography ATAR

Emily Harrison (11) & Jennifer Beesch (12)

Emad Osman (11) & Nicole Felicitas (12)

Geography General

Natasha Stone (11) & Kelsey Rogers (12)

Health Studies General Human Biology ATAR Human Biology General

Taia Bell (11) & Amelia Gunnut (12)

Integrated Science General

Jacob Yeomans (11) & Markus Asinas (12)

Kanisha Partosa (11) & Monica Halos (12) Ruka-Hemi Rolleston (11) & Alisha Hussain (12) Erich Gatdula (11), Sanjo Fobizi (12) & John Reyes (12) Lydia Tha Par (11), Dev Kansara (12) & Aloshi Edakulum Joshi (12) Sonja Downey (11) & Ali Taleb (12)

Literature General

Erich Gatdula (11) & Amia Sullivan (12)

Abdi Mahamed (11) & Alexander Sullivan (12)

Materials, Design & Tech Metals General

Zac Robartson (11) & Bianca Skelton (12)

Hafiz Ibrahim, Mark Salazar (11) & Talesha Daniels (12)

Xinyu Shen (11) & Dhishali Ramphal (12) Natasha Stone (11) & Zehrah Al Asaadi (12)

Materials, Design & Tech Textiles General Maryam Tajik (12) Materials, Design and Tech Wood General Justin Inocencion (11) & Taj Punch (11) Mathematics Applications ATAR Emily Harrison (11) & John Reyes (12) Mathematics Essential General Natasha Stone (11) & Ilyas Mukhtari (12) Mathematics Foundation Adam Abdi (11) & Daniel Khin (12) Mathematics Methods ATAR Modern History ATAR

Mikyla Marie Malaluan (11) & Jacob Trombley (12)

Modern History General

Natasha Stone (11) & Alex Sullivan (12)

Phys Ed Studies General - Soccer General

Levi Koni (12)

Physical Education Studies General

Bismillah Moqaddam (11) & Clay Caguete (12)

Physics ATAR

Mikyla Marie Malaluan (11) & Jacob Trombley (12)

Psychology ATAR

Tanya Laws (11) & John Reyes (12)

Psychology General

Leakna Phat (11) & Monica Angela Halos (12)

Trade Training - Metals General Visual Arts General

Amir Mahamad (11)

Emily Harrison (11) & John Reyes (12)

Harlene Panganiban (11) & Nicole Felicitas (12)

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Josie Knight (12) Jhon Eiron De Castro (11), Erich Gatdula (11), Joanna Carpio (12) & ZhiWei Toh (12) Rania Jneid, Kanisha Partosa, Deyon Peter, Ruka-Hemi Rolleston (11), Nicholas Robinson & Clay Caguete (12) Mirah Admiirmah Mansa (11) & Rachel Morris (12) Piermees Barwary (11) & Diep Nguyen (12) Ayesha Gamboa (11) & Daniel Taknan (12) Kanisha Partosa (11) & Clay Caguete (12)

Sam Luximon (12) Rhea Del Mundo (11) & Ada Allen (12) Abdullah Zubair (11) & Ryan Haynes (12) Hafsa Siddiqui (11), Alison Osborne (11) & Dhishali Ramphal (12) Hser Moo Ku (11) & Frishta Danish (12) Charlotte Munro (11) & Rosiana Teritanoa (12)

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