It is the end of an era for the Year 12s, as they celebrate all they have achieved during their time at Nudgee College, and throughout their entire schooling.

Yesterday saw the Seniors’ last day of school before exam block. The morning began with a moving ceremony in the Chapel, where they joined together to loudly and tearfully sing College song Sign of Faith.

The liturgy was followed by a traditional moment on the Treacy Building front lawn, where the boys gathered around the rose garden to pray the Hail Mary together for the final time as a cohort, under the direction of beloved Brother Vic Larkin.

The boys then enjoyed a morning tea with their parents, before being led to their final Assembly through a guard of honour formed by Years 5 to 11 students, parents, and staff.

There were many moments of note at this Assembly, including the presentation of the Br Vic Larkin Shield (which went to Riley House), Lachlan Green and Angus McHugh placing the final piece on this year’s Senior Symbol, and a re-presentation of Year 12 College Dux Lewis Begg to a loud crowd chanting “Lewis”.

As the Assembly drew to a close, the Seniors came together to shout a Nudgee chant, sing Sign of Faith again, and take part in their final three cheers led by next year’s Captain Freddie Carlton-Smith.

The Seniors’ exam block will conclude on Thursday 17 November in time for their Valedictory Mass and dinner that evening.