On Thursday, our Year 12s officially concluded their last normal school week for 2023.
Whilst many still have exams that will commence during these holidays and then some final seminar sessions prior to WACE ATAR exams, the academic year for them in many ways has almost ended.
Thursday’s farewell and close was celebrated in various ways with a whole school Assembly and Year 7 Guard of Honour, a very moving final Thanksgiving Mass in the College Chapel and then an Award Ceremony and acknowledgement of the Year 12 Pastoral Care Advisors later in the day in our Auditorium.
Much of the week has seen opportunity for our Year 12s to savour these last formal school days together at Chisholm. There was much to reflect upon as they engaged with staff and their fellow students, exchanging messages of best wishes and coming to terms with the close of their formal secondary education. It was a wonderfully celebrated day, punctuated by a few tears and some sadness as the realisation of the moment hit home.
All the students should be congratulated on the manner in which they embraced this moment and the way they exited this week – it has been arguably one of the best finishes we have seen. I thank everyone involved and especially Mr Williamson, our Head of Year 12, ably assisted by Mrs Huggins, for their great work.
We certainly wish them all the very best as we head into next term and their final formal event, the Year 12 Graduation in Week 2.
My thanks to everyone, especially our staff for the hard work and support during what is still our busiest period of the year in Term 3. Hopefully there will be some time for a rest and a well-earned break somewhere in the next two weeks for all of them. I also extend my best wishes to our parents and all of our community for the holidays.
Mr John Bormolini