Last week we had a chance to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our Year 12s who graduated from the Collegiate School of Saint Peter. I am incredibly proud to have served as the School Captain of St Peter’s College and, like my peers, look forward to the challenges that lie ahead in a range of different fields.
The Class of 2020 is a class of individuals who share different talents, strengths and have different pathways to look forward to. Despite differences, we are united by one unique characteristic that is the touch of St Peter’s College. We cannot ignore the challenges that we have faced this year, however, as a community, we should be incredibly proud of all that we have achieved.
I will look back on my time at Saints with fond memories and gratitude for those I have shared the journey with and for the experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. I encourage the Year 6 students who are about to begin their journey and transition into Middle Years to make the most of every opportunity that lies ahead, to try a new sport, take up an instrument, join an ensemble or get involved in our drama program. To all the current middle and senior students, I remind you that success is no accident and that you must continue to strive for excellence across all areas of the School. You have a responsibility before you graduate to experience and learn as much as you can from this fine School.
A highlight this year was the chance to be part of the Year 10 venture in June. It was a real opportunity to spend quality time getting to know the boys and supporting them through their journey. Thank you to the Year 11 and 12 students for ensuring that our 1920s Hollywood Blue and White was a success and I hope our Year 12s treasured the experience of walking through the guard of honour and graduation this evening.
The triumphs of the Class of 2020 are a testament to certain people who have contributed to and enabled our growth. I honour the dedication of our senior leadership team, teaching, pastoral care, administrative, marketing, events, finance, grounds and business staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure a successful year for all Students.
In the words of Ghandi, ‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever’.
Thank you for your support this year and good luck to our Year 12s in their exams. I hope you have a chance to remind yourselves how lucky you are to be part of this exceptional community of learning.