Monday 17 October marked the final day of the Year 12 students’ formal classes at Mount Lilydale Mercy College and it was acknowledged by the College community with a full College assembly to say farewell. It was a fitting tribute to a cohort that has shown resilience and grit, particularly over the past three years.
The Year 12s were presented with a gift from the Year 7 Class Captains, while the College Choir sang a tribute song When Will We See You Again. Captains Ellie Inglese and Baxter Lill addressed the whole College community for the last time, while Vice Captains Jack Drummond and Stella Atkinson acted as the MCs.
The following day was a student free day for Year 7-11 students while the Year 12 cohort reflected on the past six years and celebrated the conclusion of their time at MLMC.
The day began with a beautiful Mass in the morning attended by staff, parents and Year 12 students, followed by formal awards and farewells and finished with a barbecue, fun activities and an amusing and heart-warming presentation prepared by some of the Prefects.
The day highlighted the community spirit and was enjoyed by both staff and students. For many of the Year 12 students, the following day included being back on-site by 9.00am and studying hard for their upcoming exams.
We wish the Class of 2022 all the best — whether they are completing exams, commencing further study or heading off into the workforce.