A huge congratulations to our final graduates of 2016! It was an absolute pleasure working with this group of young people and we had a lot to celebrate at their graduation from the Operation Newstart program. The graduation is a really fantastic way to celebrate the achievements of the graduating young people, and to really showcase these to family and support staff what they've been involved with over the last term.
We held our Term 4 Operation Newstart Graduation Ceremony at Eltham North Hall last week. The students all spoke wonderfully at the ceremony and gave the audience an insight into their favourite activities and some of the challenges they faced throughout the 8 week program. Despite some nerves they were all well prepared and were clearly able to articulate their thoughts.
We'd like to acknowledge and thank both Bendigo Community Bank and Eltham Rotary for enabling us to run this program locally again. We would also like to thank the many other community organisations such as the YMCA and HealthAbility for their support and assistance, we wouldn't be able to run this program without the support and our students greatly benefit from their involvement.
Lastly, a massive final congratulations is in order for our graduating students! They've worked extremely hard through the challenges of the term, and we wish all the students the very best and look forward to visiting them back at school in the new year.