LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION….
From the moment our Year 12s stepped out of their transportation and onto the red carpet, it was clear this was going to be a night to remember. Every student looked absolutely stunning in their formal attire.
The 2021 QAHS Year 12 Formal was held on Thursday 11 November at Aquis Park, following the beautiful Valedictory ceremony. We entered into a magical wonderland of black, glittery silver and white themed linen, coloured lights, fairy-light table centrepieces and music. The looks on their faces and their gasps of delight said it all – they were truly impressed and mesmerised.
The night began with a brief welcome from myself; it was their night to be a VIP, to finally relax and reap the rewards of their hard work. It was time to have fun and make those magical memories which will be remembered for a lifetime. Throughout the night a video of baby photos prepared by the formal committee was played, a three-course dinner was served, professional photos were taken with friends and teachers, the prestigious Vote of Thanks speech was delivered by Lily Brown and Harrison Hanley, and so much dancing occurred. The night was filled with love, laughter and plenty of celebrating.
A big thank you to all the staff who attended the Year 12 formal. Special mention must go to the staff who also spoke during the evening. Thank you to Mrs Kary Stratton, who delivered an inspiring speech about squiggles and not having any regrets, to Mr Daniel Graham and Mrs Frances McGovern, who provided us with many laughs as they delivered the Dan and Fran stand-up comedy routine while handing out special awards to students, and to Principal Mrs Vanessa Rebgetz for offering her words of wisdom and congratulations at the end of the night.
Many of the staff present at formal have taken the three-year journey with the students. Some may have even interviewed them way back in 2018. While each student has travelled a unique and sometimes bumpy path, they have all reached the same destination. I have watched them all mature and flourish into brilliant young men and women, rising to the challenges of the IB and achieving their personal accolades. Ultimately, they have created the best versions of themselves. I have every confidence that the Class of 2021 will continue to be both gritty and successful in the “real world". Congratulations, you did it!
Mrs Patricia Carta
Year 12 Coordinator