Hugs, tears and memories were all part of the emotional final assembly for the Finley High School Year 12 students on Thursday.
Parents, teachers and fellow peers gathered in the school’s main hall to bid farewell to the outgoing seniors.
In the tradition of the final assembly the school did one last final roll call for the Year 12s as they left the hall.
As the students departed the hall into the sunshine, the reality of leaving school was all too much with many overcome with emotion and descending into tears.
Finley High School acting principal Trish Jackson said it was a day of so many mixed emotions for the Year 12 students and the staff who guided them through school.
‘‘It’s been wonderful; they had a very fun mock assembly in the morning,’’ Mrs Jackson said.
‘‘They’re just a lovely group of students who have pulled together and worked together really well and that’s a fantastic example for the younger students.
‘‘The school captains have been fantastic this year. Simi Naicori has the most amazing people skills, Emma Marsden is a beautiful public speaker, Eloise Ashley-Cooper and Zach Barlow are just fantastic people.
‘‘They’ve all worked hard and can go into their exams with confidence and I hope they perform well.
‘‘I told the students to go out and create their own future. Accept life will have its ups and downs.’’
The students also celebrated their Year 12 formal last Thursday evening.
The Finley High School’s Year 12 students celebrated their final assembly on Thursday.