Hunter Trade College Newsletter
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Dates to Remember 

Tuesday 13           Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews
Tuesday 20           Year 12 Graduation Ceremony
Friday 23               Year 11 Term Awards and BBQ
                              Last Day of Term 3 for Year 11
Monday 10            Year 12 Maths Tutorial 8.00am to 10.00am, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Tuesday 11           Year 12 Maths Tutorial 8.00am to 10.00am, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Wednesday 12      Year 11 First Day Term 4
Monday 17            Year 12 Maths Tutorial 8.00am to 10.00am, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Tuesday 18           Year 12 Maths Tutorial 8.00am to 10.00am, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Friday 21               Year 12 HSC Maths Exam 9.00am - 12.00midday
                             (All Year 12 students must attend)
Wednesday 26      Year 12 HSC Electrotechnology Exam 1.55pm to 4.00pm  
                             (Only students who nominated need to attend)

CEO Report

As this is the last College newsletter our Year 12 parents receive, I would like to take the opportunity to let our Year 12 parents know much we have appreciated your willingness to work with us in a partnership to support the students’ learning, social and emotional development and industry experience needs.
The African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” remains relevant for all of us as educators and parents.  
Rapid take-up of new technology results in a fast paced, instant information, screen reliant and pressure-packed world for all of us.  Young people have many challenges and many opportunities as they transition from school to work and the full responsibilities of adulthood.
Two of the main challenges facing our young people are the rapidly increasing road toll in the Hunter Valley this year and the high incidence of depression and anxiety in young Australians. As our Year 12 students leave the College it is so important that they remain connected to their communities, families and friends. Our student social and emotional well-being programs managed by our Student Support Officer, Steve Locke have been very valuable for all of our students.
Congratulations Year 12 on your hard work, persistence and achieving your HSC credential. I look forward to celebrating your achievements with you at Graduation Day.


Year 12 Graduation  - Tuesday 20 September 2016.

The Graduation Ceremony will occur on Tuesday 20 September commencing at 9:30am
We are busily preparing and planning for our Year 12 Graduation Ceremony.
Students are required to wear full College uniform and be at the College by 9:00am.
The Ceremony is held in the area adjacent to the Auto Workshop. While it is under cover, it is still an open area and subject to the weather so please dress appropriately to combat the weather.
If you or your family member require access to Disabled Parking, please contact Admin.

During the Ceremony we will celebrate the achievements of all our Year 12 students.  

Parents and friends are more than welcome to attend and join with us to mark this important milestone. Please RSVP to Admin on 4932 2400.

Following the Ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the quad.

Maths Tutorials

8am to 10 am and 1pm to 3pm
October - 10, 11, 17, 18
What to bring:
Any specific questions
A positive attitude
A good work ethic
PS. Suitable calculators for the HSC exam are available from the front office for $25.


Your HSC results are available online from the Board of Studies on 16 December. You need your pin to access this. Please ring the College if you require any assistance accessing your results.


The College is a working site within a designated industrial/educational zone and “muck up activities” are not permitted due to WHS requirements in this zone


For those families that are about to complete Year 12 this year, you may now apply to have your College Entry Deposit refunded by contacting the College.  As per the College policy, you have the opportunity to redeem your College Entry Deposit up to the end of term 1 of the year following your child achieving their Higher School Certificate.
We also offer opportunities to offset any outstanding school fees or to roll over as a deposit for your for next child if they are enrolling at the College.  We look forward to celebrating the success of your child that is signified by the returning of these funds.



We would like to extend our appreciation to all those families that have met their school fee obligation this year.  We trust you have found the opportunity of paying school fees by Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Credit Card, Cheque or Cash on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or by the term convenient to meet your particular needs.  
For those families that have fallen behind in meeting their fee obligation, we ask that you take the opportunity to contact the College so that we can come to an arrangement where you can still fulfil your obligation but not incur financial hardship to do so.   If you have fallen on hard times please do not feel embarrassed to contact the College and seek a concession or assistance.   As you are aware, no child is denied access to the College due to financial hardship but you MUST contact the College and discuss, you cannot just assume this privilege.

Year 11 End of Term Awards

On Friday 23 September, Year 11 will celebrate the end of term with awards being given to students for achieving College Cornerstones.
These awards are important and make a valuable addition to your resume. 

Attendance and Late Arrivals

Regular Attendance at College is critical for success. Parents are reminded to contact the College by 8.00am on any day their son/daughter was or is absent.
The temptation to sleep in and arrive late increases at this time of year. We aim to develop positive employability skills in our students. Any student who has a pattern of arriving late will be given a make up lost time notice and will be required to stay back at College and make up the lost time. Arriving late at work on a regular basis is unacceptable and it is also unacceptable at College. 

Student Support Officer 

Since my last Newsletter we have had the Maitland Highway Patrol give a talk that looked at all aspects concerning young drivers.  This week we have Roadwhyz giving a presentation.  Roadwhyz is joint NSW Ambulance, NSW Police and parents in the community initiative. 

Roadwhyz is aimed at younger drivers from the age 16 to 25 to provide tools, skills and knowledge needed to stay safe on our roads. 

And finally, please don’t forget that I am available to assist students and concerned parents/guardians with any Wellbeing needs that may arise. 

Steve Locke
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