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Year 12 end of year program


​The purpose of this information letter is to keep you aware of all the important events that are coming up and the expectations that are associated with these events. The expectation at Benowa High is that Year 12 students will be in full attendance and correct uniform every day.

Thursday 12th November – Final Clearance

  • All monies to be paid and all books, sports uniforms and equipment to be returned as well as all assessment to be completed.
  • Normal school day – full school uniform is compulsory
  • Period 1 – 3 normal classes.
  • Period 4 – 6 clearance.
  • Period 7 & 8 normal classes.

Monday 16th November – Valedictory Walk

  • Full school uniform is compulsory.

  • Students must arrive at 10:30am which will be a red day for the canteen.
  • Roll mark at the end of morning tea in Performing Arts.
  • Valedictory walk commences at 12:25pm.
  • Students will depart Mediterranean Drive at completion of walk at 1:05pm.
  • Please be advised police will be in attendance.

Tuesday 17th November

  • Completion of clearance.

Wednesday 18th November – Formal at the GC EVENTS CENTRE, GC TURF CLUB, RACECOURSE DRIVE, Surfers Paradise.

  • Students are to arrive at the Formal between 5:30pm and 6:45pm. Drop off at the entrance of the GC Events Centre (to assist with traffic control - cars dropping off Year 12 students are to enter Racecourse Drive FROM Ashmore RD and EXIT Racecourse ​Drive onto Crombie Ave).

  • Eventphotography (official formal photography) will be taking family and group photos from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Reception Room. Additional photos will be taken during the function in the Reception and Ballroom until 9:00pm.

  • Students will then say goodbye to family and friends and move into the Dining Hall for welcoming address at 7:15pm.
  • The official Year 12 Formal photo will be taken at 8:45pm.
  • The official end to the formal will be between 11:00pm and 11:30pm.
  • Only students who currently attend Year 12 at Benowa and whose name is on the list at the door will be invited into the Ballroom for the official part of the evening.

Thursday 19th November – BBQ Lunch at Evandale Park (behind Arts Centre Gold Coast)

  • Students are to arrive at Evandale Park Lake at 1:00pm.

  • BBQ and games provided by the formal committee.
  • 2:45pm dismissal.
  • Students are to make their own transport arrangements.

Friday 20th November – Graduation Rehearsal at the Arts Centre Gold Coast


  • Year 12 performers and crew meet Ms Rimbaut on stairs of main entrance of the Arts Centre​ Gold Coast, rolls marked at ACGC main theatre. No food, gum or drinks are allowed inside the theatre

8:45am to 10:45am

  • Performers rehearse in the auditorium

Friday 20th November – Graduation


  • Year 12s arrive at Evandale Park Lake (behind Arts Centre) and have names marked off.

11:15am​ to 1:00pm

  • Graduation rehearsal in the main theatre for all Year 12 students who intend on being at the Graduation
  • Safety briefing, seating allocation and rehearsal of Graduation song.
  • 1:00pm dismissal.
  • Students are to make their own transport arrangements.

Friday 20th November – Graduation Night at Arts Centre Gold Coast

6:30pm for a 7:00pm start

  • Dress requirements – Semi Formal
  • Year 12 graduating students are provided with a complimentary ticket.
  • There will be an initial limit of 2 tickets for purchase per student to ensure that every family has the opportunity to come to Graduation.
  • Additional tickets requests can be made at the Cashiers Office. These requests will be placed on a waiting list and advised if successful on Monday 16th November.

If you have aby questions relating to the Formal or Graduation please feel free to email me on​