Next stage of life lies ahead
YEAR 10 students at Biggenden State Schoolwere told to learn from their failures but at the same time that they needed to be resilient enough to learn and step forward.
At Friday’s presentation of student portfolios, school principal Helen Foulger told the students they had the ability to succeed.
“We heard at last night’s dinner some of you had set high goals,” she said.
North Burnett councillor Lofty Wendt told the students not to lose sight of their ultimate goal.
Certificates were presented to school leaders and members of the student council.
Outgoing school leaders Anthony Wrightson and Teagan McDonald told the 2013 leaders to stay confident and committed.
They presented the school flag to Vanessa McIntyre and Casey Taylor while Ms Foulger presented the flag to junior leader David Geissler.
A presentation was made to the Biggenden RSL subbranch for the school’s Remembrance Day sale of merchandise while flowers and a framed certificate were presented to retiring lollipop lady Rosemary Romeril.
Teacher Kathryn Baxter was presented with flowers and wished well in her new position on the Sunshine Coast.
A further presentation was made to Laine Collins for her work with the weekly milkshake club.
The majority of departing students are heading next year to either Isis District High or Burnett College. James McAskill has chosen to further his studies at St Tho- mas More Catholic College in Brisbane and Dean Goodall will also head to Brisbane, to study at an agricultural college.
SADGOODBYE: Coalstoun LakesYear 7 students cutting their graduation cake (fromleft) Alex Dohle, Dean Thompson, Brooke Goodall, Ashlea Seabrook, Kaitlin Medew, Callan Holmes, D’Tanyan Spencer and Ben Taylor.
DRESSED TO THE NINES: (Back row, from left) Jasmine Prendergast, Fiona Gethings, Rhiann Tucker, Jessica Clark, Jacinta Griffin, Teagan McDonald, (front, from left) Daniel Wayne, Dean Goodall, James McAskill, Brady Ferris, Anthony Wrightson and Matthew McIntyre.