Published on: 18 October 2013

Members of the School’s Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) community came together to celebrate the graduation of Year 12 students Scott Henderson and Josh Webb this week. The PMC Leavers’ Dinner, held at Claremont Yacht Club, was an opportunity for students, parents and staff to acknowledge their collective achievement as the graduates embark on life after school.

PMC Co-ordinator (Senior) Marie Zwart said more than 80 people, including current and past PMC staff, mainstream teaching staff, tutors, Heads of House, family and friends attended the dinner. In her speech, Mrs Zwart said it had been an absolute pleasure to watch Scott and Josh grow into wonderful young men who had a plan and purpose for their life after Christ Church.

The evening included farewell speeches by significant people from the boys’ Christ Church journey. Jack Price (Year 12), who was a Year 11 helper in the PMC and had been in the same tute as Scott throughout Senior School, spoke about how much he admired Scott and Josh and how honoured he felt to call them his friends. Design and Technology teacher Alec Barbour, who has taught both boys throughout Senior School, congratulated the boys on their achievements and talked about how far they had come since he had taught them.

Scott’s father Steve Henderson gave a humorous and heartfelt response on behalf of Scott while Josh gave a wonderful speech thanking staff and sharing his highlights including work experience, camps at Kooringal, Rottnest Island and the Year 10 Venture.

Mrs Zwart said Scott, who started in Year 1 at Christ Church, had been invited for a work trial with Activ. Josh, the youngest of three brothers who have all attended Christ Church over the past 15 years, will return home to Kojonup to work on the family farm.

Mrs Zwart said it was the first year that all Senior PMC boys, parents and siblings had attended the dinner. She thanked MC Canon Frank Sheehan and the Jazz Combo, directed by Paul Millard, for the wonderful music throughout the evening.