For the first time, AIEF Scholarship
Students from schools across Australia gathered all together in one city for the AIEF Year 12
Graduation ceremony.

The event was a
great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class, and
take the first steps in supporting students on their journeys from school to
careers. Over 70 Year 12 students
celebrated their achievements alongside teachers and mentors from our corporate

Scholarship Student Lachlan Thomas from Aquinas College delivered the
Acknowledgement of Country and performed his award-winning song ‘The Stockman’s
Grandson’, which draws on his connections to country and bringing his
cultures together.

AIEF Alum Neerim
Callope (St Augustine’s, 2010) was an insightful and entertaining Master of
Ceremonies, while Ella from Seymour College, Adelaide and Joe from St Joseph’s
Nudgee College were chosen to speak about their boarding school experiences on behalf of
the Class of 2018. AIEF Alumni and
Tertiary Scholars Bernard Kelly (Melbourne Grammar School, 2013) and Sarah Treacy
(Loreto Normanhurst, 2012) shared their wisdom about experiences beyond Year
12, including varying pathways to university and careers, and the importance of

With this year’s
event taking place at Luna Park, following the formal ceremony the Year
12 students were treated to a sunset ride on the ferris wheel over Sydney

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