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Graduating from secondary school is a significant rite of passage for students and their parents, guardians and carers. The graduating Class of 2019 was farewelled by the College community on Tuesday.  Students celebrated a lovely breakfast together where they were entertained by two of their peers, Alyssa and Madeleine.  They shared some beautiful songs that recalled their years together.  The College Assembly that followed the breakfast was punctuated by various 'handing over' rituals as 2019 leaders and captains handed the reins to their 2020 counterparts.  There was great camaraderie between students which is a particular hallmark of leaders at Siena College.   

In the evening, we gathered at St Dominic’s Church to share a beautiful final liturgy with the students and their families.  I have included an except from each School Captain’s speech on the night. 

'The community of Siena College has provided us with the frame of a balanced life through the four Dominican pillars of community, service, study and prayer. The incorporation of these four pillars has enabled us to be pragmatic in our studies, not just spending our time solely dedicated to revision and books but enabling us to have a balance that keeps us stabilised and on track to our goals. Siena has enabled us to thrive and follow our aspirations, providing us with countless opportunities over our past six years of schooling to expand our knowledge and learning more and more about the type of people we are, and the type of people we want to be.'  
Charlotte Lack

'Now, there’s a group of people who deserve the most thanks. Our parents have been with us, supporting us throughout our entire high school lives. To thank them wouldn’t be enough to encompass everything they have given and sacrificed for us so to all the parents, thank you all on behalf of the Year 12 cohort.'
Jade Devlin

In 2014 when these students began their journey at Siena, many were only twelve years old and they were probably all singing along to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.  This actually makes perfect sense as they are a very happy group.  These graduates are indeed a unique group of students who are supportive of one another and are committed to their individual goals. Among them we have great thinkers, writers, speakers, artists, actors, sportswomen and performers.  We wish the graduates of 2019 every success in their upcoming exams and for all the wonderful opportunities that await them, and thank their parents, guardians and carers for their support of them and of us, their teachers.  We know that they will grasp life with both hands and make a difference in our world.

 

 

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Graduating from secondary school is a significant rite of passage for students and their parents, guardians and carers. The graduating Class of 2019 was farewelled by the College community on Tuesday.  Students celebrated a lovely breakfast together where they were entertained by two of their peers, Alyssa and Madeleine.  They shared some beautiful songs that recalled their years together.  The College Assembly that followed the breakfast was punctuated by various 'handing over' rituals as 2019 leaders and captains handed the reins to their 2020 counterparts.  There was great camaraderie between students which is a particular hallmark of leaders at Siena College.   

In the evening, we gathered at St Dominic’s Church to share a beautiful final liturgy with the students and their families.  I have included an except from each School Captain’s speech on the night. 

'The community of Siena College has provided us with the frame of a balanced life through the four Dominican pillars of community, service, study and prayer. The incorporation of these four pillars has enabled us to be pragmatic in our studies, not just spending our time solely dedicated to revision and books but enabling us to have a balance that keeps us stabilised and on track to our goals. Siena has enabled us to thrive and follow our aspirations, providing us with countless opportunities over our past six years of schooling to expand our knowledge and learning more and more about the type of people we are, and the type of people we want to be.'  
Charlotte Lack

'Now, there’s a group of people who deserve the most thanks. Our parents have been with us, supporting us throughout our entire high school lives. To thank them wouldn’t be enough to encompass everything they have given and sacrificed for us so to all the parents, thank you all on behalf of the Year 12 cohort.'
Jade Devlin

In 2014 when these students began their journey at Siena, many were only twelve years old and they were probably all singing along to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.  This actually makes perfect sense as they are a very happy group.  These graduates are indeed a unique group of students who are supportive of one another and are committed to their individual goals. Among them we have great thinkers, writers, speakers, artists, actors, sportswomen and performers.  We wish the graduates of 2019 every success in their upcoming exams and for all the wonderful opportunities that await them, and thank their parents, guardians and carers for their support of them and of us, their teachers.  We know that they will grasp life with both hands and make a difference in our world.