Class of 2019 will leave with strong hearts

Future hope: Canterbury College principal Dan Walker farewells exiting year 12 students who have learned to be good people who value others ahead of themselves.
Future hope: Canterbury College principal Dan Walker farewells exiting year 12 students who have learned to be good people who value others ahead of themselves.

The Canterbury 'Class of 2019', the 29th in the history of the college, is made up of 113 remarkable people who will go on to achieve wonderful things in their life.

They will work hard, study hard and do their best to make their way in the world.

What I hope their time at Canterbury has taught them is that good people with strong hearts who value others ahead of themselves are needed in the world like never before.

They will travel Australia and the world, seeing the most wonderful things and meeting outstanding people who will change the way they view the world.

My advice to our graduated students is that it is okay to feel a little bit uncertain about their next 12 months, no matter how well they have it planned out,

Principal Dan Walker.

They will study and go on to professions and jobs that they couldn't have imagined at age 17.

They will run successful businesses - there will be millionaires and probably billionaires amongst their number.

There are scientists, engineers and humanitarians, nurses, teachers, plumbers, salespeople, architects and designers, chefs and goodness knows how many other jobs that do not even exist yet.

The world has sadness and there is unfairness and inequality that makes everything more difficult.

But it is for the most part, wonderful - the world beyond school is magnificent and they will thrive when they find their place within it.

My advice to our graduated students is that it is okay to feel a little bit uncertain about their next 12 months, no matter how well they have it planned out.

I hope they feel that in small ways and in big ways they have been known, appreciated and understood by their teachers over their years at the college, whether it has been one year or 14 years, and that they have left with no regrets.

They will always have a place in the story of Canterbury College and with that every teacher and staff member here, including me, wishes them all the best for happiness and success in their future.

Canterbury College is an award winning coeducational school from kindy through to year 12 and is recognised as one of Queensland's most innovative independent schools.

Principal Dan Walker.

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