Carinity Education Rockhampton has farewelled the school’s first cohort of Year 12 students.
Ten students graduated from the alternative education school on November 16, having completed their studies.
The students, family members and school staff celebrated the completion of their schooling at a graduation dinner held at Glenmore Homestead at Parkhurst.
Three of the graduating students – Phoebe Acheson, Shenae Boto and Aiden Van Der Meer – attended Carinity Education Rockhampton from when the school opened in January 2016 with 24 students from Year 7 to 10.
Aiden is the first male to graduate from Carinity Education Rockhampton.
Carinity Education Rockhampton is an independent secondary school that provides education, vocational training and mentoring for students having difficulty succeeding in traditional schools.
It is one of Carinity’s four special assistance schools around Queensland, the others being at Hervey Bay, Gladstone and Brisbane.
Last month, Carinity acquired Shalom Christian College in Townsville, which will become the fifth school under the Carinity Education banner.
Photos by Nathan Tinney.