From The Head of Senior School
Year 12 Students – Finishing With Dignity
“When you leave it matters not what you think of others, but what others think of you”.
Our Year 12 students are fast approaching their “end of year” with Celebration Day set for Wednesday, 25th October. On this day, the Year 12 students gather for a breakfast and then visit the clock tower, as I wrote last week. The Chapel service is followed by the exit down the main driveway, while the Year 10 and 11 students line up to cheer them through.
The purpose of this is to instil a sense of dignity. Finishing with dignity is really important to us and we see it as supporting all we have tried to teach these students for the past 13 years.
Finishing with dignity is about how our students depart our College. Their final memories of their time as a Year 12 student shall remain with them for a long time. How do we want that memory to be?
As adolescents, they sometimes make poor choices and I have explained to the Year 12 cohort that they must not transgress the established rules. They need to leave knowing they have full respect for all their teachers and leaders. Recognition of this, in their minds, is central to what we and their families have presented to them.
It is a time for celebration for all students and staff and we are looking forward to being part of it. I wish every Year 12 student all the very best and thank them for their many contributions throughout their time at our College.
They have made our College richer for their involvement and for that, we shall be forever grateful.
Reminder of Geelong Show Day
Only Year 12 students and Year 11 students undertaking a Unit 3 and 4 are required at school this Friday. It is compulsory for all of these students and their normal classes shall proceed. Other Senior School students are not to attend.
Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School