Our Year 12 VCE students are now in the midst of final exams. Graduation Day was a terrific day for all Year 12 students to celebrate the completion of their secondary education. It is generally a tradition that students organize to dress up in the days prior to Graduation Day. We saw many fine costumes.
As always, the traditional large congratulatory banner was hanging on the front of the school. This year, our Year 12 Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College students were welcomed with a long red carpet, leading to a breakfast barbeque and a jumping castle on the hard court. Following was a combined Year 12 assembly where Year 12 subject awards were presented. The following are the Fitzroy High School Award recipients:
|Business Management||Delphi K M|
|Extended Investigation||Patrick G|
|Further Mathematics||Stella G|
|Legal Studies||Anouk G-M|
|Mathematical Methods||David C|
|Music Performance||Finn M (Yr 11)|
|Philosophy||William G (Yr 11)|
|Physical Education||Madeleine M S-B|
|Psychology||Massimo C-P (Yr 11)|
|Specialist Mathematics||Gabriel J|
|Studio Arts||Stella G|
|VCAL Literacy||Felix J-R|
|VCAL Numeracy||Januar M|
|VCAL Personal Development Skills||Januar M|
|VCAL Work Related Skills||Enoh B|
|VCE VET External Programs||Madeleine M S-B|
|VCE VET Sport and Recreation||Delphi K M|
The Collingwood College students were bid farewell, and returned to their school for their traditional school ceremonies. After recess we hosted the traditional whole school assembly, comprising speeches from John Hinman, Scarlet Team Leader, Linda Mitchell, Principal, Javier and Molly, School Council Student Representatives, along with musical performances. Recipients of the subject awards were shared with the school community, where they were congratulated, and Angus Norman was announced as the Valedictorian for 2108. The finale of the assembly was Angus delivering an impassioned valedictory speech. The Year 12 students were escorted off the school via a guard of hour made up of the rest of the study body.
In the evening we held the formal Valedictory Dinner. Our guest speaker was Sean Power, a former student and current Senior Producer and Melbourne Digital Editor at Seven West and recipient of a Walkley Award in 2017. Angus Norman delivered a modified version of his valedictory speech, which was equally impassioned. Area awards were presented and all students were presented with their graduation folio, certificates and gift.
Recipients of the area awards are as follows:
|Art and Design||Stella G|
|Career Development||Delphi K M|
|English and Literature||Angus N|
| Mathematics||David C|
|Performing Arts||Andreas P|
|School Spirit||Delphi K M|
|Health, Sports and Physical Education||Delphi K M|
|Vocational Education||Januar M|
|Young Leader||Roy M|
|Principal’s Award (Valedictorian)||Angus N|
We are very proud of the achievements ofall of our Year 12 students and wish our VCE students well in their exams. Inthe next edition of the newsletter there will be an article about the SeniorVCAL Launch.