As we communicated last week, our final Year 7 Graduation plans have been dependent on government COVID restrictions. The new restrictions as of December 1st look likely to be in place for the rest of our school year. Unfortunately, this means that we will have to go with the more restricted version of our graduation night. Following the COVID plan required by the venue, our graduation ceremony will be run twice. With this structure, our year 7 groups will be split into class groups as follows.
Session 1: 6pm – 7pm
Room 28 (Peta Harnois) and Room 29 (Trent Harris)
Session 2: 7:45pm – 9:15pm
Room 17 (Tegan Reid), Room 19 (Jess Ottewell) and Room 27 (Marc Saffin)
Please note that these times are slightly different than communicated last week. With the requirement of each guest need to register as they arrive, the venue has advised that a 45 minute changeover time will be required to be able to meet their requirements correctly.
With these restrictions in place, we are limited to STRICTLY one guest per student. Each guest will also be required to wear a mask. We know that this is difficult for everyone, but it is the only way that students are able to have a guest to celebrate with them. Both ceremonies will be live-streamed to allow families to watch from home.
Following this structure also means that running a disco is not possible.
We are very fortunate that we have a venue that is large enough to allow for this. Following advice from the department today, many schools will need to run their ceremonies with no guests in attendance or cancel ceremonies altogether.
We have worked with our lunch venue over the last week, and have now had confirmation that we are able to have our graduation lunch as planned.
Information about other week 9 plans will be communicated as soon as possible.
Please continue to monitor communications in the lead up to graduation as we are still working with the venue to fine-tune some details to ensure a successful night for our students and this may mean some slight changes as we go. We will also provide information about how you can let us know who will be attending for each student and how to register your attendance on the night.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.