To all of our families, students and community members,

What an action packed term it’s been!

With COVID restrictions easing over the past term, we have been able to provide students with a range of opportunities to add to their experience here at Sevenoaks.

Our first full College assembly in two years was held to present awards to students. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole College together again to celebrate the successes of the students, who were excellent in their participation at the assembly.

Some of our events have included the soccer and volleyball teams representing the College at various carnivals. Our Clontarf students have also been engaged in some friendly games of basketball with other schools.

Third time lucky it was for the College Ball as students finally got to attend the social event of the year. Our students were outstanding representatives for our College and had the best time, looking amazing and dancing the night away.

Our Hospitality students were busy making coffees for visitors and fellow students and hosted the annual Mocktail event, serving drinks and finger food to students and staff.

Excursions have returned. The Follow the Dream students went to AQWA whilst the Human Biology students went to the Harry Perkins Institute to support their learning in a first-class research institute.

Book Week was an opportunity to dress up as a favourite character from a story which students did to great effect. R U OK? day was another successful event, raising awareness of looking out for each other.

We held our ‘Open Day’ earlier in the term where students from Cannington Community College and other schools came along for the day to hear about our pathways to the future. Many of our students presented to the visitors on their experiences at Sevenoaks and did an outstanding job in doing so. As a result, a selection of these students were invited to present to the College Board about their ongoing journey here at Sevenoaks. They were exceptional.

Each year Sevenoaks has two very special scholarships which are awarded to students. The Jordan Thorsager Scholarship is in memory of a former student who was also a guild member in his time here at Sevenoaks. The recipient was a worthy, Amber Ferguson. The Wayne Lyons Scholarship has been awarded for the past 12 years in honour of a student who attended the former Cannington Senior High School. The recipients of this scholarship were Emad Osman and Jacob Yeomans. We acknowledge the Thorsager family and Mrs Tracey Lyon for the support that they continue to provide for the students of Sevenoaks Senior College.

Enjoy the holiday break and I look forward to a wonderful term 4 here at Sevenoaks.

Dr Karen Read