When we reflect back on 2022 as a school community, the year can be characterised by our optimism, enthusiasm, resilience, and a sense of urgency to seize the day. There was a real sense of excitement around the return of onsite learning and teaching and for the opportunities to reconnect with each other. We are very proud of our students’ achievements, commitment, hardwork and endeavour to strive to do their personal best throughout the year. Moreover, we encourage the students to continue to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers and to develop an intrinsic motivation and passion for learning.
Students participated in record numbers in the House events and once again enjoyed playing music and sport. They attended the Student Progress Conferences, camps, clubs, the Year 10 and 12 Formals, Valedictory Dinner celebrations, Peter Pan Play and the spectacular James Morrison workshops and concerts.
On Monday 17 October, the students were formally recognised at a farewell breakfast and assembly. They were also acknowledged by all the students with an inspiring Guard of Honor. In the evening, over 400 people including the graduands, their families, and staff continued the celebrations at the Valedictory Dinner held at the Centre Ivanhoe. The STEM Centre is part of a rejuvenation plan of the learning and teaching spaces at Blackburn High School that commenced in 2019 with the construction of the Covered Outdoor Learning Area. The STEM Centre surpasses our expectations, not only in the quality of the finish but for its innovation and sense of space and light. The furniture and equipment are expected to arrive in the next few weeks.