The end of Term Three is once again nearly upon us and it is at this time each year that our HSC Class readies themselves for their final few weeks of formal education and the upcoming exams in Term Four. An important part of this preparation, as has been the case for the past four years, are the Line Study days that commence next Wednesday, 13 September. These days have proven to be of great benefit as they allow students and staff to work collaboratively for an entire day to refine skills and knowledge that will best suit individual student needs leading into the exams. All Year 12 students are expected to be in attendance on their designated days of study. Line days will be running until Thursday 21 September. That night, we will be celebrating the end of formal classes with the annual Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony. This will commence at 6.30pm in the College Hall and is a highlight for our graduating class. The following morning will see farewells from Homegroups, Houses and the entire College Community. Families and carers are welcome to attend the College Farewell which will commence at 11.45am. We wish Year 12 all the best for the coming weeks.
As we farewell our Year 12’s, this time also sees the transition of student leadership roles to our current Year 11’s. Last Wednesday seven students presented speeches to the entire staff and student body as the final part of a series of application, interviews, speeches and voting. I would like to sincerely thank each of the candidates: Eliza Anwar, Clare Gaynor, Mitchell Ivey, Jiya Joykutty, Amy Li, Honor Powell and Jackson Weidemann for their preparation and commitment to the leadership process and for the outstanding quality of their presentations to our community. Congratulations to our captains elect for 2018, Amy Li and Jackson Weidemann. Over the coming weeks, interviews and elections will also be held for House and Boarding House Leaders for 2018. Once again, good luck and thank you to all those who have nominated for leadership positions.
Year 11 students have also commenced their final exams for the Preliminary Course this week. These exams will continue until the end of Week Nine. we wish all of our Year 11 students every success for these final exams as they prepare to commence their HSC course in Week One of next term. Thank you to all students, staff, families and carers for your support throughout what has again been a very productive fortnight.