Farewell to the Graduating Class of 2017

The graduating class of 2017 had their official send off over two days at Corpus last week. Events ranging from a breakfast with their peers and homeroom teachers, to a whole school assembly and awards ceremony, to a formal mass and presentation of certificates at St Mary’s Cathedral and a dinner for the graduates, parents and their teachers at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The students were fare welled with ceremony, tradition and fun.

On Friday 20th October, the graduating class of 2017’s final day began with a breakfast. The breakfast was an opportunity to mingle with peers and homeroom teachers in a casual setting, reminiscing about each year of school and having a laugh at some of the “lighter moments” in and out of the classroom.

The morning then moved to a formal whole school assembly and presentation of awards. The Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefect Committee each gave their final addresses to a packed house in the Corpus Christi College Community Centre. Songs were sung as we watched the retrospective encapsulating the students time at Corpus. The parents then formed a guard of honour as the Graduands exited the Gym for the final time.

On Friday night, the graduating class of 2017, their families and staff gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral for the graduation mass and presentation of certificates. This formal occasion, lead superbly by the College choir, was the ideal setting for the Corpus community to congratulate all the students.

Graduation concluded on Sunday 22nd October at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre with dinner. The dinner was a time for students, parents and staff to let their hair down, talk about past stories and dance the night away.

We thank the graduating class of 2017 for an incredible journey… now it’s their time to go and begin a new one.

Remember “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved”- Winnie the Pooh

Mr Simon Messer

Head of Year 12