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Year 12 Graduation Week

26 Sep 2023

This week, we said a sad farewell to our Year 12 HSC class of 2023. We are so proud of each of them for their achievements, which are different for each student.

Our Year 12 students have been a respectful group of role models, having a good time where nothing is damaged or anyone hurt. Although still revising for the HSC, they did start to have some thank-you parties with their teachers and some beautiful cards and gifts were given.

On Thursday, 14 August, they surprised Mrs Ferguson by organising a tribute to her. As you can see, blonde wigs will be very hard to find on the Central Coast.

Then, on Friday, they decided to dress as Aussie icons and again such a day of good fun.



On Monday, 18 September, all Year 12 prepared and rehearsed for their Graduation Mass, Awards Night and Formal. They kept us all amused by swapping uniforms for the day.

Tuesday, was their Charity Day. Our students came all dressed up and ready for fun. There was loud music, strange and creative costumes, and a great deal of money raised for their 2 charities. This group were concerned about teenage mental health, and all money raised will go to The Black Dog Institute and EquiEnergy Youth. Thank you to everyone who donated, and if you did not get a chance, feel free to go to their websites and make a donation to these worthwhile charities.

The wonderful aspect of this day is that at 9 am, all of Year 12 go back and willingly clean up any mess they have made. The students raised $1553.50 in just 1.5 hours. Well done!!

Wednesday, 20 September, we celebrated our Year 12 Graduation Mass at 10 am in the Hall; it was wonderful to share this with Year 5 – 11 students, as well as so many Year 12 family members. Following the Mass, we had our moving Guard of Honour, which occurs every year with a lone bagpiper piping out our Year 12 cohort from the Theatre back to the arms of their parents. This also pays homage to Mary MacKillop and her Scottish heritage.

At 6 pm we gathered again with Year 12 and their families for the Awards Night, and we acknowledged their many talents and hard work.

We need to thank Mrs Megan Phillipson, the Year 12 Leader of Pastoral Care and all the Year 12 Pastoral Teachers for their care for all these students for the past 6 years and to all the teachers who have contributed to their learning.

Also, a big thank you to Fr. Philip, Mrs Price and Mr Wallis for all their hard work in making the final Mass so beautiful.



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