Published on: 30 October 2015
On Tuesday 27 October, the Christ Church community assembled to honour the Class of 2015 in their final assembly of the year.
Headmaster Garth Wynne spoke to the boys about their time at the School and how their choices would shape their lives to come. In doing so, he reflected on the words of Victor Frankl:
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life … Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.”
Before presenting the Year 12 awards and prizes, he reminded the boys of how proud the School was of them and wished them luck for their adventures ahead.
Academic prizes were awarded to boys who excelled throughout the year and Dux of the School, the Rosalie Helen Parry Memorial Prize, was awarded to Captain of School Jack Hawkesford.
In his final assembly speech, Jack recognised the leaving class, their talents and friendships. He also acknowledged the staff at Christ Church for their commitment to the boys, making particular note of Headmaster Garth Wynne. As a parting gift, on behalf on the Year 12 cohort, Jack presented Mr Wynne with a Class of 2015 jumper.
Guest of Honour and old boy Adrian Tarca spoke to the boys about leaving school and the adventures and opportunities before them. He encouraged the boys to surround themselves with inspiring people, and reminded the group … “charisma does not equal character. Although both have their place, character is what will reap the richer rewards. Remember that for yourselves and in those around you,” he said.
In the evening, the Valedictory Service and Dinner provided the boys, parents and staff another opportunity to celebrate their time at Christ Church.