First Nations Graduation – SAC Outstanding Leaders!

First Nations Graduation – SAC Outstanding Leaders!

In a heartwarming celebration of achievement, four St Aloysius College students were recently honoured for their academic accomplishments within the Catholic education system. Teyah, Keeral, India and Danica were part of a larger group of 38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 12 students who gathered at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on September 25 for a Graduation Ceremony that radiated with culture and spirit.

The event commenced with a touching Welcome to Country delivered by Cultural Advisor Ms Veena Raymond, followed by a heartfelt prayer offered in Kaurna language by Father Tom Gleeson. As a symbol of their achievements, each student was presented with a certificate of completion and a stunning framed artwork by local Aboriginal Artist David Booth.

The ceremony concluded with a touching Aboriginal Blessing, followed by an afternoon tea filled with excited conversations about future plans and the anticipated joy of completing 13 years of schooling. Our community extends their heartfelt blessings to these four soon-to-be graduates from St Aloysius College as they embark on the exciting journey beyond school, marking a new chapter in their lives filled with promise and potential.

Ms Viviana Graney
Primary Coordinator (Teaching & Learning) | First Nations Focus Teacher