Year Adviser News

Year 7 Year Adviser


Gemma Hanlon

The start of 2020 has been a fun and busy time for the Year 7 students and their teachers at Evans High School. All students have settled in extremely well and have taken part in a number of school events and initiatives. Ms Newsome and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our brand new Year 7 students and the amazing qualities they possess and their individual strengths. Students have participated in a number of events and programs such as the Evans High School’s Swimming Carnival, Best Start Assessment and Peer Support. We have a number of school initiatives coming up in the next couple of weeks including Harmony Day, Evan’s High Cross Country and Sleep Connections - a student wellbeing seminar.


These activities assist students in building positive relationships with other students and their teachers and building their confidence and resilience. 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year. Evans High School will be hosting the upcoming athletics carnival in Term 2 and your child will be participating in NAPLAN. We encourage all students to get involved in the upcoming events.


Ms Newsome and I are extremely proud of how well the year group has transitioned from primary school and we are excited for the year ahead.

Year 9 Year Adviser

Rhys Murphy

Year 9 have hit the ground running in 2020 with students eagerly throwing themselves into their new elective subjects with great enthusiasm. We have students participating in electives such as Visual Arts, Music, Food Technology, Commerce and Elective History. Feed back has been extremely positive and we look forward to seeing (and tasting) the incredible work that our cohort produces over the next two years.


Parents and carers are please reminded to ensure that their child is coming to school every day in full school uniform (including black leather shoes), that students are bringing their PE uniform whenever they have practical lessons and on Fridays for sport and that students have all necessary equipment for each class in order to maximise their learning outcomes.


2020 is going to be a big year of change for our year group, one that I am very much looking forward to sharing with you.​ Hopefully we get to catch up for a chat soon.

Year 11 Year Adviser

Steve Satmaka

A new year, a fresh start and a new beginning for year 11. As we say in Canada, year 11 is in the “big leagues” now. The expectations of them as senior students are higher but I am confident they are up to the task. Academically, the courses are more demanding and require more commitment and time management as they start heading towards their HSC year. They are also starting to step up and fall into the role of leaders in the school. I am looking forward to seeing them achieve these high standards and beyond!