[Head of School Message] Farewells

It is with enormous pride that we farewell our amazing Year 12 students this week.

They have now finished their Secondary schooling before commencing their final examinations in the coming weeks. I have never been prouder of a group of young men and women than I am of the AISHK graduates of 2020.

There is no other group of Year 12 students who have ever had to experience the challenges and adversity that this cohort has had to endure over the past 18 months. Our Year 12 students are an exceptional group of young adults. Given everything they have had to contend with, they could quite easily have adopted a defeatist attitude and ‘throw in the towel’, however instead they have done the absolute opposite and tackled their studies head on with tenacity and amazing resilience and vigour. They have cared for and supported one another, been incredibly positive and really made the most of a very difficult situation. I believe that they are fantastic role models for us as well.

Through the experiences of the past year and a half and their exceptional attitude, I feel they are very well prepared for the ever-changing post school world they are about to enter. I have no doubt that they are now well equipped for whatever life throws at them next. In a world where there is much concern for the future, after working so closely with our current Year 12 students, I feel inspired and great hope for the future.

With our 2020 graduates at the helm, the world is in excellent hands.

We wish all our Year 12 students all the very best for their upcoming exams and we look forward to hearing of their many successes in the future, of which I have no doubt there will be many.

Hail Year 12 – may your future be bright – we are all incredibly proud of you. We hope life ahead brings you much joy, happiness, love, success and good health.  Please keep in touch with your AISHK family into the future and know our doors are always open for you anytime.

After many years of dedicated service to the school, as a Founding Parent, co-Founder of the initial Mother’s Club and Tuckshop Convenor, over 25 years ago, then as a full-time staff member from 2001, and most recently as PA to the Head of School, Tracey Manning will be relocating to Australia next week to be closer to family.

We thank Tracey for her unwavering dedication, commitment and exceptional service since the School’s inception in 1995.

Mark Hemphill | Head of School