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    Farewell to the Class of 2018

    Article by Mr Joe McLean

    Farewell to the Class of 2018

    Our Year 12 students have now completed their formal education and time at Saint Ignatius College.

    A series of Celebration Events have taken place over the past week to recognise, to celebrate, to reflect and to come together as a school community to pay tribute to the Class of 2018.  It has also been a time for the Year 12 students to extend their gratitude and appreciation to all who have supported them throughout their journey.

    Thursday 18th October was an exceptionally rewarding and special occasion as the students, parents, grandparents and staff attended the Year 12 Valete Mass. It is so important for the school community to gather in prayer and sacrament as well as socially as the Year 12 students were presented with a College gift.  “Finding Gods Traces” is a beautiful book given to all graduating students from Jesuit Colleges.  The book is designed to remind our graduating young men and women of the importance of daily prayer and we hope it will further encourage them to seek and to continually find God in all aspects of their lives.

    Monday 22nd October was the final College Assembly for Year 12 students. The atmosphere on the day was one of emotion, humour and appreciation. The assembly began by farewelling our Year 12 students in a positive and dignifying manner, celebrating their achievements and the end of their six-year journey at Saint Ignatius College. There was also a handover of our leadership candles from the current College Captains to the 2019 College Captains.

    And finally on Tuesday 23rd October, the Year 12 students respectfully celebrated their final day of schooling.  They began “Celebration Day” by walking around the College in their fancy dress themes before participating in team challenge activities.  The final Year 12 Assembly was held and a shared lunch was enjoyed by the parents, students and staff of the College. 

    We are immensely proud of the ‘Class of 2018’, who during these last weeks have ended their school days with so much good will. I hope the coming years ahead will continue to ignite their potential and provide our students with much happiness, success and the inspiration to make their dreams a reality.

    On behalf of the school community, I wish them well for their future endeavours. I would like to genuinely thank all the staff that made a positive contribution and assisted the Year 12 students throughout the year and to the parents and family members for supporting the Year 12 events over the past week.

    Mr. Joe McLean  Year 12 Coordinator


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