Term Four at Somerset saw our Year 12 Seniors return to complete their very last Term at Somerset College and with it a significant milestone in their young lives; the end of their secondary schooling.
In the last few weeks, a series of bitter-sweet farewells have gathered momentum as they head towards the end of secondary schoolings. From Cultural Collage, to Synergies, to Sports Awards, to the moving Valedictory Chapel and finally, the Valedictory Dinner; and even then it does not end as they come back for the Wordsmiths’ Dinner, Scholars’ Day Rehearsals and for Scholars’ Day itself.
But before these tumultuous and memorable events and the inevitable mixed emotions of nostalgia, sadness and relief that comes with these ending there are significant final examinations in the IB Diploma and the OP to be dealt with successfully. For the Diploma students, these final examinations represent the culmination of over two years of intense study. For the OP students, these last examinations are vital in maintaining and improving grades. As with everything in life, it is important that our seniors stay the ‘academic’ course until the very last and leave with no regrets.
This Year 12 group has lead the Somerset student body with grace, generosity, élan and a good deal of courage. The icing on the cake will be a successful examination period, followed by final results. As a community, we salute you and wish you all the best for these examinations, for these last hurrahs and for your absolutely guaranteed successful life after Somerset. Remember that the College will watch your individual journeys with care and considerable interest. You will always be a part of the fabric of the Somerset Community.
In the words of the inimitable Dr Seuss,
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact / And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.
God Bless and Bonne Chance!
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