Last week we held a modified version of our Year 6 (Cycle 3) Graduation Ceremony in the hall at Yultiwirra. Graduates, their families and some staff listened to the graduates speak and recall the memories of their time in Cycles 1, 2 & 3, outlining their achievements and taking the opportunity to thank those people in their life who have supported them along their journey thus far. After the formal part of the evening, the graduates and a few staff enjoyed a meal at a local restaurant to celebrate the end of a successful year for these senior students.
Last Friday the middle school students held their Exhibition of Work and Learning followed by the Year 9 and 10 (Cycle 4) Graduation in the early evening. This also was a wonderful event where parents, staff, families and friends came to celebrate the graduation of Year 9 & 10 students completing Cycle 4. Following the graduation speeches the Wairoa students and staff had a sit-down dinner together at Wairoa and then a ‘party’ that the students organised themselves.
These graduation celebrations have become embedded in our school traditions and are a rite of passage for these students. Thank you to Natalie Costello, Sam Cameron & Suzie Saffin (Cycle 3 teachers) and Pippa Milroy, Dave Coulter, Riley Sabey, Ben Noble & Alice Nisbet (Wairoa teaching staff) for all of the wonderful programs and support you offered these students throughout the year and the assistance you provided in helping the graduating students prepare for the transition and next part of their educational journey.
We acknowledge the following graduating students:
Cycle 3 – Year 6 Graduates
Cycle 4 – Year 9 Graduates
Macy Mae Gilbert
Cycle 4 – Year 10 Graduates