SCHOOLS OUT: Stanthorpe State High School Captains (from left) Sam Gibbins, Anna Henderson and Josh Rogers soaking up their final moments of high school.
SCHOOLS OUT: Stanthorpe State High School Captains (from left) Sam Gibbins, Anna Henderson and Josh Rogers soaking up their final moments of high school.

Year 12 students enjoying their final moments of schooling

MORE than 100 Year 12s from Stanthorpe State High School and St Joseph’s School will walk out of their school gates tomorrow, closing a significant chapter of their lives.

Stanthorpe captains Anna Henderson, Sam Gibbins and Josh Rogers had some words of wisdom for next year’s senior students.

“Volunteer for whatever you can, because it is crazy how fast the year goes,” the captains advised.

“Make the most of all the opportunities, because when you’re out in the real world you might not get some of these amazing opportunities.

“Jump in and say ‘yes’ to everything. Talk to everyone in your year level, because you’ll find that people surprise you.”

“All those opportunities, just take them, and meet as many people as possible,” Sam added.

“It’s the last time you are ever going to be in this sort of environment, with heaps of people your age, so make the most of it,” said Josh.

“I used to think I can’t wait for school to be over, and now it’s here I don’t want it to end,” Josh said.

As for life after school, Anna is jetting off to Italy for a one-year exchange program, while Sam plans to join NSW Fire and Rescue and Josh will continue his carpentry apprenticeship.

The captains from Stanthorpe State High School said they were grateful they had been able to have amazing support and encouragement from the staff and facility members.

“You realise how much the teachers are doing for the school.

“You don’t really appreciate that until you realise how much effort all these people are putting in for you and how much they care.

“The fact that they are giving so much of their time for us is amazing,” Anna said.

“The teachers all treat you like you are a young adult and then at the same time you respect them so much more.

“They talk to you like you’re a person and not just a student,” Josh added.

The Year 12s from Stanthorpe State High School will be clapped out of the school gates tomorrow morning, followed by a week of celebration at schoolies.

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