Year 12 Tunnel and Final Events
Week 2 of Term 4 was a bittersweet one for the King's community as we prepared to bid farewell to our much-loved Year 12s. As their classes concluded and many 'final' Year 12 events occurred we collectively acknowledged and celebrated our 2020 cohort and the significant contributions they have made to the College community.
The annual commemorative tree plant honours the graduating cohort and remembers them for years to come. It was a moving moment as the Year 12s collectively planted their tree in High School on Wednesday. Watch the Tree Plant video.
At the final Year 12 Assembly Mr Vallance addressed the graduates with an encouraging reminder that as they experience their bittersweet endings at King's, these signify the start of their amazing adult lives and all that God has ahead for them; "You are merely writing the final paragraphs of an early chapter in your life's book," he said. The Final Year 12 Honours awards were presented and students were also recognised for having completed external studies, including Advanced Diplomas and Diplomas in Business, Certificates 1, 2 and 3 in a range of subjects, as well as other tertiary pathway programs. The event concluded with the announcement of 2021 leaders (read the 2021 Student Leadership Announcement article for more information).
Each year, The Tunnel is one of the most significant ceremonies for our College as the Year 12s take a final walk across the bridge and through the campus, cheered along by the younger year levels before departing King's for the last time. While 2020 is different and students will return to sit their final exams, this moment marked an important step in the cohort's journey and was a tear-jerking occasion for many. Congratulations to our Class of 2020, known as the Year of Triumph; we will be praying for you as you sit your final exams and enjoy the path that God leads you on beyond King's.