Farewell to Our Year 13 Graduates
October 26, 2018 at 6:48 PM
This year’s cohort of 296 Year 13 students spent a final morning at College today, firstly attending Chapel where they were welcomed into the ranks of the Old Collegians by Trust Board member and recent past President of the Old Collegians Association, Mr Andrew Morgan (1979), along with recent Old Collegians, Samantha Louie (2016) and Tim Wylie (2006). All three Old Collegians spoke fondly of their College days and the importance of students maintaining their Saint Kentigern networks as they move on in life.
Senior College Principal, Mrs Suzanne Winthrop, spoke sincerely when said that this year has been one of the best Year 13 cohorts ever. She thanked them for all they have done during their time at the College and encouraged them to visit, telling them they would always be welcome. She also encouraged those who are considering teaching as a career to return – quipping that by the time they graduate, pay scales for teachers should be more rewarding!
Year 13 pipers, Lewis Hoggard and James Little, and drummers, Mitchell Clothier, Fraser McEwen, Gareth Lacey led the graduates to the No 1 Sports Field for what has become an annual tradition. From initial chaos, a large, human 2018 quickly unfolded on the field as the students organised themselves into one of the giant numbers for an aerial photo.
It was then on to Bruce House to enjoy a substantial brunch before the boys received their Old Collegian’s ties and the girls their tartan scarves, which they are all encouraged to wear to their final formal function of the year; their Graduation Dinner in December.
For now, we wish our departing Year 13s all the very best as they take advantage of these last few days of study leave in preparation for their final exams. We will look forward to gathering with them one more time at their Graduation Dinner later in the term.
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