ON FRIDAY, November 17, the teachers and students of Kuyper Christian School said a formal goodbye to their 2017 Year 12 graduates - the first group to officially complete Stage 6 studies since the school board made the decision to extend schooling at Kuyper to Years 11 and 12.
Year 12 core teacher Alexis Clarke said it seemed like only yesterday that the decision was made to extend schooling to Years 11 and 12.
“Three NESA inspections later (and all very successfully completed), and here we are. This was a celebration of nine wonderful students graduating; a celebration of each student’s unique gifts and character; a celebration of God’s plans being revealed through a faithful Community,” she said.
The Year 12 celebration was staged in three parts: a canapes and cold drinks function with photographers at the school; a meal for staff, graduates and their parents at Loxley on Bellbird Hill; and an official assembly.
“We have no doubt that this group of graduates will start the next chapter of their journey equipped with the skills and values to make a positive impact in the world outside of Kuyper. Thank you to parents for their support over the years as student success requires a partnership between home and school,” said Ms Clarke.
“Father we lift up our Year 12 students to you; Brayden, Kaitlin, Josh, Emily, Jessica, Ben, Stephanie, Sarah, and Ryan. Thank you for the blessing it has been to work alongside these young men and women. Thank you for the hard work, perseverance, and dedication that they have committed to their studies for the past two years.”
Part of the students’ graduating activities was a silent auction to raise money for children’s programs in Vanuatu.
“An amazing $2500 was raised on the night! Thank you to our generous community for donating items and funds,” said Ms Clarke.