This week we farewelled our Year 12 students. It started with a fantastic breakfast, followed by Year 12’s last year group assembly, time for lots of photos and reminiscing, finishing with an emotional walk through the school being cheered on by my staff and students. We were so pleased to be given the green light to hold a Graduation Ceremony after the conclusion of the HSC, which will allow our parents to join in this very special moment. A separate email has been sent to all Year 12 families.
I thank the P&F for their support in creating a beautiful space for their breakfast and final day with their decoration of the Senior COLA area.
I dedicate this newsletter to our Graduates of 2020, what a year it has been. Graduation however is not about one year, it is about the celebration of 13 years of schooling. We are so proud of everyone in our Year 12 group, they are an outstanding example of what we hope a Marist Graduate should be. Their involvement in our College has been wide ranging and they have left us with a great legacy for younger students to follow.
They have been positive, supportive, generous, hardworking and thoughtful, and have grown into amazing young adults, especially through this difficult year. They are generous of spirit, compassionate in service and they have always shown loyalty and kindness. They are now part of that wonderful tapestry, forever a part of the heart of St Patrick’s Marist College Dundas.
I thank Mr Bonora, our Year 12 Leader of Learning Pastoral. He has been an advocate and a tremendous support working tirelessly along with the Homeroom Patrons and teachers to ensure that the last two years have been as painless as possible.
I wish Year 12 All the very best in their preparations for their HSC.