Published on: 26 October 2017

Our graduating Year 12 students were honoured with their final assembly and a Valedictory Dinner on Tuesday.

The day commenced with an Assembly in Honour of Year 12 in the Chapel, with boys joined by many parents, fellow students, special guests, staff, and members of the school community.

Principal Alan Jones congratulated the Year 12 students on reaching their milestone, recognising their academic and co-curricular achievements and thanked them for being an exceptional group.

Captain of School, Oliver Henderson addressed his fellow students one final time, reflecting on the Christ Church experience, friendships made, acknowledging members of staff and mentors and offering advice to fellow students.

“A common question I get asked is ‘What makes Christ Church so special?’ My answer varies, but nearly always the response relates to opportunity, diversity, and a caring environment for all boys, regardless of their background. Christ Church is so much more than the buildings you see around you,” said Oliver.

“Christ Church won five sporting titles this year, a record in our 107-year history. As a result, this Year 12 group proclaimed themselves to be the GOAThort (standing for the ‘greatest of all time’ cohort) – or at least until next year.”

Special guest David Rose, former member of School Council, addressed the boys emphasising the importance of making the most of opportunities in life and acting with humility.

The day culminated with the Valedictory Dinner providing our graduates with an opportunity to celebrate with parents and staff.

A clip of the boys conducting their final Linga can be viewed below.