WITH EXAMS finished for Catherine McAuley College, the 2021 graduating class proudly celebrated last Thursday.
As COVID-19 restrictions were eased, organisers were able to restructure the day's plans to allow parents and carers to attend the event.
The Year 12 students enjoyed the day as a group with a relaxed breakfast, followed by a group photo on the lawns before Coolock House.
Gathering in their mentor groups for the last time the class of 2021 reflected on their years of schooling together.
The formal graduation ceremony took place in the Marian Centre and was live-streamed to allow extended family members and loved ones to be part of the celebrations.
The ceremony was led by college captains Abbey Clohesy and Tom Coleman, the director of pastoral care Matthew Smith, parent representative Paul Wilkinson, and college principal Brian Turner.
The mass was also held in the Marian Centre and concluded with a ceremony of light to signify endings and beginnings.
The graduation ceremony was followed by a relaxed celebration at the Bendigo Jockey Club that evening.
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