Parents, staff and students gathered at Officer Campus on Tuesday 10 December 2019 to mark the official graduation of VCE students, with awards presented across all year levels.
This year marked a historic moment for the college, when the first Year 6 cohort at Officer Primary graduated for the first time. Premier Year 6 graduates were presented with a certificate and took ownership of their new College blazer. School Captains and House Captains were also announced and congratulated by the outgoing respective captains.
Among the categories of non-academic awards presented were Spiritual Leadership, Citizenship, Sporting Achievement. Congratulations to all students throughout Prep to Year 12 who collected awards in these categories.
At a special pre-Awards function, Year 12 graduands and their families were hosted for nibbles and drinks in the library prior to the award ceremony. The graduands dressed in their gowns and were presented with their graduation sash, a gift from the college. The graduands received an official welcome and the Primary Choir opened with a musical piece, accompanied by a keyboard and strings arrangement. Later in the evening, the Secondary Choir conducted by Mrs Marcelle Rogers performed ‘Love Like This’.
Campus Principal, Mr Sonny Aiono welcomed guests, staff and students, along with visiting dignitaries for the evening from Adventist Schools Victoria. Several staff members were officially farewelled for 2019 as they take up new adventures, maternity leave or new positions within sister schools. The Early Learning Centre students also held their special graduation ceremony to the delight of the audience, marching in their robes and caps, ready to take their next big steps into prep next year.
When it was the graduand’s turn to take the stage and be presented with their VCE certificate, the handover was an important moment. It was the culmination of their years of primary and secondary education, marking a final year of dedication and hard work, and becoming an offical graduate.
Congratulations, Class of 2019.
Photos of Awards