Biggenden State School Year 10 students following the presentation of certificates by principal Damon Weir and head of curriculum David Callaway.
Biggenden State School Year 10 students following the presentation of certificates by principal Damon Weir and head of curriculum David Callaway.

WHERE TO NOW? Students reveal hopes for future

IT WAS the end of an era last week as the Biggenden State School community farewelled the Year 10 students last week, but also the start of a new one as they started a new tradition.

Students formed a guard of honour to send off the Year 10s in style, clapping them through the front gate.

A new tradition was created at the Biggenden State School on Friday when Year 10 students, including Aidan Eggleston, left the schoolgrounds through a guard of honour.
A new tradition was created at the Biggenden State School on Friday when Year 10 students, including Aidan Eggleston, left the schoolgrounds through a guard of honour.

The Year 10s also received a book from the P&C Association, and their portfolio from principal Damon Weir and head of curriculum David Callaway at a special ceremony.

Biggenden State School Year 10 students following the presentation of certificates by principal Damon Weir and head of curriculum David Callaway.
Biggenden State School Year 10 students following the presentation of certificates by principal Damon Weir and head of curriculum David Callaway.

Chaplain Moira Thompson carried on her tradition of presenting each of the students with a survival pack along with some words of wisdom.

“You are created for a purpose,” she told the group.

A Gin Gin Bendigo Community Bank representative presented each of the students with a $50 voucher to create their own account with the bank.

To conclude the ceremony, students got to cut their graduation cake.

Biggenden State School Year 10 students getting organised to cut their graduation cake.
Biggenden State School Year 10 students getting organised to cut their graduation cake.

Friday’s farewell followed a busy week for the Year 10 cohort.

On Wednesday, the group spent the day on the Sunshine Coast learning the basics of surfing with the Maroochy Surf School.

On Thursday night, they enjoyed a dinner at Biggenden Bowls Club, attended by family and school staff.

GRADUATION DINNER: Biggenden State School Year 10 students Clayton Carlson, Zac Dohle, Timothy Geissler, Jacinta Smith, Zeke Dalgliesh, Sharna Williams and Aiden Eggleston enjoyed their graduation dinner at Biggenden Bowls Club on Thursday night.
GRADUATION DINNER: Biggenden State School Year 10 students Clayton Carlson, Zac Dohle, Timothy Geissler, Jacinta Smith, Zeke Dalgliesh, Sharna Williams and Aiden Eggleston enjoyed their graduation dinner at Biggenden Bowls Club on Thursday night.

A highlight was the Powerpoint presentation which gave the group a trip down memory lane.

For Biggenden State School Year 10 students, Friday was their last day at school and an opportunity to let their hair down.
For Biggenden State School Year 10 students, Friday was their last day at school and an opportunity to let their hair down.

Where are they heading in 2020?

Timothy Geissler has already found employment with the Hughes family at Malarga, Brooweena as a ringer. He will also be working on the home property of a weekend.

Jacinta Smith is continuing her education for Years 11 and 12 at Isis District High. Her ambition is to become a primary school teacher.

Zac Dohle will also be attending Year 11 and 12 at Isis District High. He is not sure what career path he will travel, but would like to work on a station or in the diesel industry.

Aidan Eggleston is also heading to Isis District High to complete his Year 11 and 12. His ambition is to join the air force as a load master and travel the world.

Clayton Carlson will be home schooled for his Years 11 and 12 so he can continue his rodeo career. The recently crowned Australian High School Rodeo Junior Bull champion will represent his country in New Zealand in January.

Sharna Williams is heading back to New South Wales to continue her education. Her dream is to join the navy.

Zeke Dalgliesh will continue his Year 11 and 12 studies at Isis District High. His dream is to pursue a career in basketball.


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