SCHOOL’S OUT: St Joseph's Year 12 students walking through the Guard of Honour
SCHOOL’S OUT: St Joseph's Year 12 students walking through the Guard of Honour

St Joey’s graduates enjoy last moments

IT was all fun and games for the Year 12 students from St Joseph’s School today, as they enjoyed their final moments of their schooling journey.

When asked to describe their schooling experience in one word, St Joseph’s School Captain Hannah Debnam, and Vice-Captain Lara-Jane Biggin agreed it had been unpredictable.

“Don’t stress over the little things,” Lara-Jane said.

“You miss out on so much time stressing over things that when you look back they are probably not that important,” she said.

Both girls agreed if they had their time over again, they wouldn’t do anything differently in their final year of schooling.

“I don’t think so,” Hannah said.

“Obviously you have your ups and downs, but I think that kind of makes your year,” Lara-Jane said.

As for life after school, Hannah hopes to study a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry after a gap year in the Navy, while Lara-Jane is hoping to be accepted to The University of Queensland studying Speech Pathology.

The girl’s advice for next year’s graduates is to utilise the staff and teaching faculty at St Joseph’s School.

“Ask your teachers everything, because they help a lot,” Lara-Jane said.

“They’re really good, and they have helped us through a lot,” said Hannah.

“They are obviously a massive support system and we would not have been able to graduate without them,” Lara-Jane said.

“We were really lucky with the teachers we had,” Hannah said.

“Especially if you’re feeling down, they will crack a joke and sometimes it just makes your day,” Lara-Jane said.

The Year 12s from St Joseph’s School are now headed off to enjoy their graduating celebrations, with Schoolies taking place next week.