This morning was filled with celebrations as we congratulated and bid farewell to our Year 12 students. The stormy weather didn’t put a damper on the celebratory mood as family and friends met under Carrigg Court for the annual Trinity-Terrace Old Boys’ Association (TOBA) Breakfast, before moving into Gibney Hall for the TOBA Assembly. TOBA President Mr Peter Torre (’89) and guest speaker Mark Readings (’87) delivered inspiring speeches and welcomed the newest Old Boys into TOBA.
Students and parents moved into the Sports Centre to join the rest of the College for the Graduation Assembly. In an emotional procession, the Year 12s were piped into the Sports Centre for the final time as Trinity College students. Mr Kenny started off his address with a quote from Martin Luther King, “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. He went on to remind the boys that education is the best gift you can receive as no one can take that away from you. He urged the students to continue to live their lives as 'Men for ALL Others', and to follow their hopes and dreams.
Head Prefect Jeremy Hansen addressed the Class of 2018 with a humorous reflection of their past six years together. He started off with a tribute to Mr Leo Murray, who will be retiring this year after teaching at Trinity for 23 years. Jeremy went on to share memories and anecdotes about different students, teachers and events, and congratulated the graduating class on exemplifying what it means to be a 'TC man'. He went on to thank the teachers and parents and told the Class of 2019 that he had full faith in them to lead the school next year. Jeremy concluded by thanking the Class of 2018 for an incredible six years and reminded them that their TC brotherhood and bonds will never die.
As a College, we’d like to congratulate the Class of 2018, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours!