There were mixed emotions as the 2019 Leavers were farewelled at the Leavers’ Assembly attended by many parents and caregivers. This significant occasion was an important recognition of the eight Year 12 and 178 Year 13 leavers. Heads of College, Juliette Newman and Luca Vinnell, honoured their Dean, Bronwyn Radcliffe, who has guided and supported the Year 13 students over the last five years. Deputy Heads of College, Lewis Edmond and Frankie Morrow, reflected on the year group’s time at the College, both in the Preparatory School and the Secondary School. Many students were also celebrated with academic awards and university scholarship recipients were recognised. A group of 45 Year 13 students received offers of 66 university scholarships between them, including six students who gained scholarship offers of $20,000 or more.
A slide show of Year 13 Memories highlighted some of the students’ significant milestones together. Musical numbers included Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder, sang in honour of Bronwyn Radcliffe, and Go Your Own Way, by Fleetwood Mac, which were both sung by the entire year group, accompanied by a Year 13 student band. The Year 13 ‘Good Sort’ Award was presented to Senior College Secretary, Jocelyn Simmons.
Longstanding, retiring staff members, David Farmer, Simon Williams, Geoff Stanton, Alastair McGowan and Pete Feary were also honoured at the Assembly.