It was a very special week for the Loreto Kirribilli Class of 2021.
The week began early on Monday morning when the first group of Year 12 students arrived on campus to continue the time-honoured tradition of the ‘Ringing of the Bell’. Students and staff alike were delighted to be able to continue this tradition for the class of 2021 in a COVID-19 safe way. It was a welcome opportunity for students to reconnect with their peers and teachers in person after a term of remote online learning. Each student also collected a specially prepared graduation package.
Tuesday afternoon was a time for students to reflect on their Loreto Kirribilli journey and share memories of the highlights of their schooling during the virtual final year group assembly.
On Wednesday afternoon the school community joined together for a Graduation Ceremony Prelude filled with felicity and hope. It was a joy for the community to be able to share in the presentation of each student’s Graduation Certificate. Proud parents and siblings congratulated their own graduate in turn, a moment shared by the whole community courtesy of a virtual visit to each and every student’s home via livestream.
In her address, Principal Mrs Anna Dickinson praised the Class of 2021 as “resilient, hope-filled young women,” and thanked the cohort for their generosity and gratitude.
The outgoing School Captain described her peers as “supercalifragilistic girls” who have “a connection that will last a lifetime.” She summed up the feelings of all with her words: “The love we all have for each other … makes saying goodbye to school life so hard.”