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Year 12 Graduation Night participation


The Graduation ceremony this year is on Friday 20th November. This is a time where students come together in front of family and staff to acknowledge their years of schooling. This important occasion requires students to present themselves appropriately and maintain the high standards of behaviour that has been reiterated to them throughout their school here at Benowa.  

In more detail:

  • Your Year 12 student is required to attend a rehearsal for this year’s Graduation Night on Friday 20 November 2015 at the Arts Centre Gold Coast. Students will need to meet at Evandale Park behind the Arts Centre at 11am. They will have their attendance recorded and then move inside to receive the safety briefing from Arts Centre staff. At that time, a ticket and seat allocation for the event will be provided. Students will then be seated with the members of their Care Classes as per the evening’s Graduation Ceremony. They will then rehearse the ceremony of receiving their Graduation Certificates from their Care Teachers. 

  • Year 12 students that are performing during Graduation Night need to meet Mrs Rimbaut at 8.30am on the steps of the Art Centre, rehearsals for them will start at 9am!!

  • students who aren’t present for the 11am rehearsal will not have been taken through the safety briefing or receive a ticket for the evening ceremony; due to Arts Centre workplace health and safety protocols these students will not be permitted to take part in the Graduation Ceremony.

As Graduation Night is a dignified event acknowledging the successful completion of twelve years of education, all students must be dressed in smart casual wear, no thongs, no singlets, no clothing with inappropriate or provocative messages. Students must conduct themselves in a manner that befits the occasion. In the evening, the graduating students will need to be at the Arts Centre by 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. We anticipate that the ceremony will conclude at approximately 9:30pm.

Schedule for Friday 20th of November – Graduation

8:30am Year 12 performers and the crew meet Mrs Rimbaut on the stairs outside the main entrance of the Arts Centre Gold Coast.

8:45-10:45am Performers rehearse in the auditorium.

11:00am Year 12 students arrive at Evandale Park Lake (behind the Arts Centre) and have names marked off by your care teacher.

11:15-1:00pm Students seated in auditorium, School Captains and Homestead Captains rehearse their presentation and care classes walk across stage.

1:00pm Dismissal

6:30pm Graduating students arrive to be seated

7:00pm Ceremony begins

9:30pm Anticipated close of ceremony