Year 12 Formal Celebrates the Year of Solidarity


On Saturday, 30 July, the graduating Class of 2022 arrived at the HOTA (Home of the Arts) to celebrate King's Year 12 Formal. With spectators surrounding the luxury cars as they rolled into the promenade, and parents cheering on their sons and daughters, it was hard not to feel the enormity of the event. Our seniors dazzled the crowd with glamorous dresses and sharp suits under the flashing lights of professional cameras, as they walked the red carpet. Family and friends across the world were given the opportunity to be a part of this momentous occasion through the live stream of the arrivals. 

Mrs Baker, our wonderful events coordinator, started off the evening with heartfelt congratulations for reaching this milestone, followed by our Culture Captains saying grace. Our Year 12 cohort were treated to a delicious three-course meal, in between the excitement of class photos with our cherished King's teachers. Every year, King’s graduating class is given a 'title' based on what that cohort collectively values and represents. To exemplify the unbreakable bond that has united the 2022 cohort throughout the past few years, Mr Meyers, our Campus Principal, announced this year’s cohort as 'The Year of Solidarity,' and Mr Vallance, our Head of Secondary, offered kind words of encouragement for our future endeavours. We also had an 'awards' ceremony with titles such as ‘Miss Sunshine', ‘Mr Manners’ and ‘Most Likely to Take Over the World’ - which were all decided by student voting. The night ended on a high with lots of dancing and laughter. Special thanks to Mrs Meyers and all of the King's staff who worked so hard to give us a night to remember and cherish. We are eternally grateful for you! - Natalia Pushparaj, Year 12 student