Emo­tional farewell

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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.

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