Dear Year 12 students, parents, and guardians,

As we approach the end of this incredible journey, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride and excitement for each and every one of our Year 12 students. The time has come to bid farewell to high school and embark on the exciting adventures that await you in the world beyond. It is with great pleasure that I share this final newsletter article with you, celebrating your achievements and the memorable moments we’ve shared throughout this year.

Sporting Triumphs:

Our students have truly shone in the world of sports this term. The achievements of our athletes have been nothing short of spectacular, with both our female team achieving ACC State Champion status and our male team securing SSWA State Champion honours. The dedication, hard work, and sportsmanship displayed by these young men and women have been truly commendable. Congratulations to all our athletes!

In addition to these remarkable achievements, our Interhouse athletics carnival showcased the spirit of camaraderie and competition that makes our school community so special. Your enthusiasm and participation were a testament to the strong bonds you have formed over the years.

Enlightening Guest Speakers:

Throughout the term, we’ve been fortunate to host a series of guest speakers who have shared their expertise and insights with us. These presentations have equipped our students with valuable knowledge and skills that will serve them well in the future.

From the ADFA Defense talk to the thought-provoking discussions on relationship abuse and pornography literacy by WACSS, our students have gained a deeper understanding of important issues that affect society today. Zero2Hero’s ‘Mental Health 101′ session and Redfrogs’ guidance on ‘Staying Safe at Leavers’ have also provided essential life skills to navigate the challenges of adulthood. We are grateful to these organizations for their support and guidance.

Year Meetings with a Twist:

Our Year 12 meetings this term were filled with reflection and inspiration. We analysed the lyrics of ‘All the Small Things’ by Blink-182, emphasizing the significance of the small actions that add up to significant achievements. More specifically, we discussed how our character is the sum of all of our actions, and those small things add up – even when we think they don’t. This year has shown us that even the smallest efforts can make a world of difference.

The discussion of the Ted Lasso ‘dart scene’ reminded us to stand up for what we believe in, to be curious rather than judgmental, and to focus on life’s simple pleasures. These lessons will undoubtedly serve as guiding principles as you move forward into the next phase of your lives.

As we celebrate your journey here at South Coast, remember that your time in Year 12 has been about more than just academic achievements. It’s about the friendships you’ve forged, the life skills you’ve acquired, and the values you’ve embraced. You are well-prepared for the adventures that lie ahead.

As you move on to your post-secondary education and beyond, we have no doubt that you will continue to excel, inspire, and make a positive impact on the world. The future is yours, and we can’t wait to see the incredible things you’ll achieve.

Congratulations, Year 12s, on your achievements and the bright future that awaits you! Remember, the small things do add up, and sometimes, the simplest actions can create profound change. Embrace the future with enthusiasm, and may your journey be filled with success, happiness, and endless opportunities.