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From the Head of Senior School (Issue 19 2017)

Written on the 7 December 2017

Year 12 Graduation Ceremony and Celebration

Last Friday evening the Graduating Class of 2017 assembled at the inaugural Year 12 Graduation Ceremony and Celebration. The event was held in the Br Joseph McAteer Centre and we hosted over 1,700 students, family members and friends. Graduands were presented in a formal ceremony in the Marist Hall, followed by our 2017 College Captains, Gemma Thomas and Luke Wormald, closing the evening with a wonderful speech, while Principal, Steve Byrne responded on behalf of the College.

After the formalities, guests moved to the Function Centre, the outdoor marquee and meandered around the food vans. The entertainment was provided by the SHOCs Band, guests caught up with family and friends and sampled the delicious food and drinks (non-alcoholic) on offer. Despite the chilly weather and breeze, the forecast rain did not arrive which meant that people had an enjoyable and family-filled evening. It was fabulous to see so many grandparents and great-grandparents take the opportunity to be part of the celebration.

The following from a parent sums the night up:
"Friday's graduation was great recognition of the Year 12 students. The evening had just the right level of formality to make it a special, yet relaxed night for everyone."

Many thanks to Alex Dighton (Director of Students), Kathryn Mortlock and the many other staff behind the scenes who made the evening so enjoyable and such a success! Congratulations to our Year 12 Graduating Class of 2017!

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Conclusion of Year 10 and Year 11 lessons

Congratulations to all Year 10 students for successfully completing their first year at the Senior School. Last week, 295 students completed their Semester 2 examinations in Science, Mathematics and English.

In addition, last week our Year 11 students began their first Stage 2 classes. They had the opportunity to commence their Research Project (RP) (after a full day of working in their RP class on Monday) and to experience two lessons for each of their other Stage 2 subjects.

All students are to be congratulated on their earnest application to study during the last week and we look forward to their return in 2018!

With best wishes,

Gail Morgan
Head of Senior School


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