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Year 12 end-of-year arrangements

The final day for Year 12s and the commencement of the written examination period are fast approaching. Below is a reminder of the information previously sent to Year 12 parents and carers. If you have any further questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact the College.

Mr Ben Fitzpatrick, Deputy Principal – St Mary’s

Final Day Timetable Thursday 25 October: This day will begin with breakfast provided at 8.00am at the school. The final Assembly will begin at 9.45am, parents are welcome to attend. At the end of assembly students will be dismissed for the day at approximately 11.30am. Students are to wear full school uniform. Students are required to empty their lockers prior to this day.

Pre-exam time: Year 12 students will be able to attend their normal classes following the normal timetable and are also able to consult individually and informally with their subject teachers outside of these normal class times.

Year 12 exams Wednesday 31 October: VCE exams commence with the English exam. The VCE office in Coolock House will be open from 7.30am but due to the Bendigo Cup public holiday, the remainder of the school is closed on this day. In the event of requiring urgent contact, access the VCE Office directly via Valentine Street or contact Mrs Suzie Kemp on 0400 562 672.

Purchase Graduation Celebration Tickets by Friday 9 November – see below.

Graduation Mass Thursday 22 November: The group Graduation Group Photo will be taken on the Cathedral steps at 5.00pm prior to Mass. Mass commences at 6.00pm at the Bendigo Sacred Heart Cathedral. Students will start their procession at 5.45pm. All formalities will occur during the Mass. Students will be wearing their Graduation gown over their clothing.

Graduation Celebration Thursday 22 November: Immediately after Graduation Mass commencing at 8.00pm at the All Seasons. Tickets are $40 per person, three tickets per family (including student). Please purchase from the St Mary’s General Office by Friday 9 November.

Graduation Group Photo Thursday 22 November: Students had their individual Graduation photos taken in September. On this day, all students were provided with a personalised flyer with their name and personal order code. The Year 12 group photo will be taken at 5.00pm prior to the Graduation Mass on Thursday 22 November. Please ensure you go online and register with Arthur Reed Photos by using your personal code which will allow you to view and purchase images in early December. The College will send an SMS to parents and carers when Arthur Reed have completed uploading photos. If you have misplaced your personal order code, please contact Arthur Reed directly by phoning 1800 032 028 or by email

VCE Results Day Friday 14 December: Students will be able to access their VCE results, ATAR and ATAR subject scores via the internet, from 7.00am on this day. 9.00am-4.00pm – Careers Office open. Careers staff will also be available on Monday 17 December from 9.00am to 4.00pm.