Fri, November 15, 2019

Held on Friday 15 November, in the Sheldon Event Centre, this year’s Graduation Ceremony was a remarkably special occasion. It focused on the culmination of years of hard work; the actualisation of goals attained, and the acknowledgement of success achieved by each of the graduating students. Together the graduates, teachers, students and spectators commemorated the road well-travelled by those departing the College at the conclusion of their schooling journey. 

College Captains, Zoe Moran and Taige Hooper, gave their final heartfelt speeches to the school community. 

“Today marks the end of an era, but we shouldn’t be thinking of it as a Graduation Ceremony, but rather as the Induction to the rest of our lives,” said Zoe. 

“Seek out your passions, enjoy your successes and embrace your faults on this remarkable journey called life,” added Taige. 

After the welcome of the College Captains, Founder and Principal/CEO, Dr Lyn Bishop OAM gave her address to the College community. 

“Graduation is an incredibly important rite of passage. A time to step back, pause and reflect on where we have all come from and where we are going,” she said to those in attendance. 

“People are developed the same way that gold is mined.”

“When gold is mined several tonnes of dirt must be moved to get an ounce of gold, but one doesn’t go into a mine looking for dirt, one goes in looking for gold.” 

Throughout the many emotional speeches of this morning’s Graduation Ceremony, it was clear to see that Sheldon College has supported these graduating students in many ways. It has prepared them for the harshness of the real-world and has equipped them with the knowledge and confidence required to chase their dreams and become the leaders of tomorrow. 

The College would like to pay tribute to the wonderful parents, teachers and staff. The conglomeration of each of their roles has been hugely instrumental in moulding and guiding these students and as a result, the future seems destined to be in capable hands. 

As we farewell the Class of 2019, we thank them for the wonderful contributions that they have made over the years and wish them every success in their future endeavours. It has been both an honour and a privilege for Sheldon College to play such a huge part in their journeys, and one which has been imbued with wonderful memories.