Wangaratta Chronicle - - Front Page - BY LEAH AN­DER­SON-BYRNE LAn­der­son­Byrne@ne­me­

HUN­DREDS of Year 12 stu­dents at Wan­garatta’s three se­condary schools fin­ished class this week, ahead of loom­ing ex­ams. Wan­garatta High School stu­dents (from left) Jess Mills, Rikki Law, Ge­or­gia Long and Mitchel Cook came dressed to im­press.

WAN­GARATTA’S year 12s had their fi­nal days at school this week as the three high schools; Wan­garatta High School, Galen Catholic Col­lege and Cathe­dral Col­lege, wrapped up classes with cel­e­bra­tion days.

Galen’s year 12 co­hort ar­rived at school on Tues­day morn­ing in an ar­ray of well-con­sid­ered cos­tumes to cel­e­brate their fi­nal hours at school with a break­fast be­fore their farewell assem­bly.

Dur­ing assem­bly a num­ber of stu­dents re­ceived awards for their fan­tas­tic ef­forts dur­ing the year.

Stu­dents were joined by a num­ber of in­vited guests along with their par­ents, guardians and car­ers.

Prin­ci­pal Bernard Neal ex­tended his con­grat­u­la­tions to the class of 2018 on the con­clu­sion of 13 years of for­mal ed­u­ca­tion.

Head of Se­nior School An­thony Bat­ters echoed th­ese words, wish­ing stu­dents all the best for the up­com­ing ex­ams, fur­ther study, work and the many op­por­tu­ni­ties ahead for the grad­u­at­ing class of 2018.

Cathe­dral year 12, were of­fi­cially farewelled by the school com­mu­nity in a whole school assem­bly, fol­lowed by a morn­ing tea with their friends and fam­ily on Wednes­day morn­ing.

Each of the leavers pre­sented preps with pen­cils and notes of wis­dom and en­cour­age­ment, be­fore lead­ing them down the Path

WHERE AM I: Ai­dan Si­mon­etti and Ethan Smith. GALEN COL­LEGE

FIGHT THEIR WAY OUT: Sarah Berry, Felic­ity Rees, Caitlin Rees, Sarah Lyons and Paige Cooper. GALEN COL­LEGE

STILL SCHOOL GIRLS: Steph Hester and Ge­or­gia Bet­tio. GALEN COL­LEGE

FRUITY TOOTY: and Anna Erin Allen, Wal­lace. Tom Young GALEN COL­LEGE

Tamsin Cur­ran, LAST DAY PRANKS: Shayla Kate Whit­ten, Char­lotte McKen­zie, (front). and Jas­min Car­boon Leavett-Brown GALEN COL­LEGE

CAR­ING CHAR­AC­TERS: Alex RaceStelling and Tah­nee Steven­son. CATHE­DRAL COL­LEGE

ALL SMILES: Prep Ben Fuller­ton and Zoe Goodger. CATHE­DRAL COL­LEGE

LAST DAY MAGIC: Caleb Ram­say, Ella McCarthy and Siob­han McMa­hon. GALEN COL­LEGE


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