The class of 2022 have made their final semester of school, one to remember. College Captains Thomas Gray and Riley Davenport led the cohort with their inspiring speeches and calming presence in the BLC common room, as they supported and motivated their peers to embrace College life together. 

“In a world where we will inevitably face adversity, I’m glad to be so supported by my friends. I am around peers who value connection and thoughtfulness, an environment I am constantly grateful for.” (Riley Davenport, College Captain)

Semester Two saw the continuation of the revamped 12Time student initiative, led by Vice Captains Charlie Liu and Emily Mai. Charlie and Emily moved the ‘12Time’ programme to the Ray Dining Room, where students in Years 7 to 10 formed teams to play games like Wordle and Somerset-themed trivia on Kahoot, whilst enjoying the party food provided. 12Time proved to be a huge success throughout the year, thanks to Year 12 students, who created this fun and inclusive environment for the Senior School. 

“It’s a great opportunity to chat, mingle and form closer bonds with other year levels.” (Charlie Liu and Emily Mai, College Vice Captains)

Ahead of their external examinations, Charlie and Emily saw an opportunity to connect as a year level one final time, by hosting a wellbeing evening for the Year 12 cohort. They co-ordinated fun-filled events for all, reminiscing about their primary school days by playing ‘throwback games’, such as, the egg and spoon race on the Common oval, and finished the evening with pizza and a movie in the BLC common room.

It is pleasing to see the Class of 2022’s final semester, and indeed, year, has been characterised by leadership, inclusivity, friendship, and comradery from inside the BLC and beyond. 

“The number of memories which I have made and will cherish from my time at Somerset are endless and I will carry them with me for a very long time.” (Thomas Gray, College Captain)

In recognising and celebrating the final stretch of their schooling journey, we thank staff and students’ Pastoral Care Groups for creating a ‘Good luck’ wall for Year 12 in the BLC, filled with hand-written messages of support and well wishes. We wish the class of 2022 the best of luck for their final examinations, and every success in their future endeavours.

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