Lesmurdie Senior High School
Reid Road, Lesmurdie
Western Australia 6076
Principal Kerry Chipchase
November 15th, 2015
By Ashlynne Jamieson and Kian Lemaire Hobson, Year 9
Thursday 22 October marked the last day of Year Twelve’s schooling at Lesmurdie Senior High School when 178 Year Twelve students graduated from our school. The students were farewelled by the whole school at an assembly in the corral. The event took place at 10.00am and went until recess at 11.00am.
Parents attended the formal ceremony at which the Principal, Mr John Stone, gave his farewell address as well as providing valuable advice. One interesting quote was ‘Today is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again’, once quoted by the famous Eleanor Roosevelt.
Other speakers included Head Boy, Kyle Garland, and Head Girl, Chloe Place, who spoke about their time at Lesmurdie High School and the importance of graduating.
One graduate, Sian Owen, said ‘I am excited to see what the future will hold but also a little sad that I’ll be leaving school forever’. When asked what she will miss the most about school Sian said ‘Not seeing my friends every day will be the worst’.
The crowd, including about 50 parents, was entertained by two bands playing instruments and singing. Mr Carter, a parent attending the event said, ‘The music was absolutely fantastic! These kids have so much talent’.
After the touching event, the Year Twelves left the school premises to attend another function celebrating their graduation.