School’s out for the Class of 2021

Bourke High School Year 12 of 2021, from left, Braith Kelly, Andi Ibbotson, Koby Knight, Nikyra Suckling, Cooper Ryan, Myah-Rose Edwards Driscoll, Ethan Smith, Katie Brookson, Mervyn Powell, Bailee Waller and Braden Grimes, with Year 12 Advisor Kristi Ibbotson. Photo TWH

School is out for twelve Year 12 Bourke High School students, who celebrated thirteen years of education last Thursday at their formal graduation dinner.

Held in the Bourke Bowling Club Auditorium, the event was the last official school engagement for the students, who endured a disruptive senior high school experience.

Year 12 Advisor, Kristi Ibbotson, said the students had certainly learned and exercised many new life skills over the past two years.

“On top of their education, the students learnt to adapt to changing circumstances, developing a resilience that will no doubt benefit them throughout their lives.

“Both senior years were marred with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, right down to the exams being pushed back until December.

“It is unfortunate the students were unable to experience the full extent of senior schooling, being unable to attend excursions, sporting and other extra-curricular opportunities which enhance the educational outcome.

“But despite the challenges, the students represented not only themselves but their families, with pride. They all looked outstanding and can be proud of their achievements in every regard.

Bourke High School and the community of Bourke wish them all the very best in for the future.