College holds graduation ceremony for Year 12
Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy campus officially farewelled Year 12 class of 2019 on September 26 with a graduation ceremony.
Campus principal Ms Rebecca Cooper said their final week was a celebration of Year 12, with the ceremony marking their final time on campus before they returned to sit the Higher School Certificate.
"Today we share the conclusion of one chapter but the beginning of another," said Ms Cooper.
"Today you wear the gown of a graduate of BWSC.
"Some of you will wear multiple gowns in your lifetime and some of you will wear one, but you all must understand, that to achieve the milestone of your HSC credential is a success you should not minimise," Ms Cooper said.
"So while there are tall young adults, cool and confident in their caps and gowns today, I would be remiss not to acknowledge that every one of you have reached a personal best today."
Ms Cooper said: "These young adults are poised for greatness with the necessary skills for success.
"They will choose different paths of their own choosing.
"Sometimes they will make mistakes as we did.
"Sometimes they will take risks and we will hold our breath.
"Sometimes we will help them pick up the pieces, but mostly we will bask in their success like today.
"We hope you leave us being able to read great texts of our culture and others.
"We hope that we have taught you the value of sourcing quality information to form the basis of great change and deep thinking.
"I hope we have taught you to think big, experiment, be innovative and to take calculated risks and problem-solve with flair."
Speech, 26 Sep 2019
Interview (Dilon Luke), 26 Sep 2019
Rebecca Cooper, BWSC Woy Woy