SEEING their friends everyday is something Bendigo Senior Secondary College year 12 students will miss about school.
Graduates were presented with a parting gift at a ceremony on Wednesday night, attended by more than 1000 proud parents.
It was an opportunity to celebrate each student's achievements throughout their years at school and to thank the graduates for their contributions to the college.
Year 12 student and graduate Tahlee Clements said she would miss seeing her friends at school each day.
"I am not going to miss the education side of school," she said.
"But I'll miss seeing my friends and the teachers, who I have got to know over the two years."
Year 12 biology teacher Mary Nash said the graduating group were a pleasure to teach.
"They are a lovely group of students," she said.
"Very hardworking, dedicated students, who always try their best."
Ms Nash said the graduation ceremony was a chance for students to celebrate the end of school with their friends, teachers and family members.
Year 12 student and graduate Melanie Whitehead said she was nervous about life after secondary school.
"We are moving on to bigger and better things," she said.
"We are about to start a new chapter."
Bendigo Senior Secondary College year 12 students will celebrate their final day of school with a dress up event on Thursday.