Graduation Speech By Darren Harris and Robert Standen On behalf of all graduates Darren and I would like to congratulate all of the award winners. However we have all accomplished a huge feat by graduating year 12 and now we are ready to take on the real world and the challenges it may throw at us, no matter what our futures hold. Many things have happened over the time us year 12 mob have been here, which for some has been 3 years. We will never forget some of the things that have happened, some good and some bad such as scars from ex-students, such as Matt Hogan on a dress up day where his natural talent shone through when he dressed up in a dress wearing fake tan or the farewell party for the graduating 2006 class organized by the boys in d dorm and the donga. They filled up the wheelie bin with water and tipped it all over the donga floor which is a plasticy floor and then added about 6 liters of shampoo and used the floor as a slippery slide. Unfortunately their invention proved too good for the back door when someone went sliding straight through the door. Well, the College motto is “excellence in innovation.” To the class room teachers that have tried to teach us – thank you for an exceptional job considering what you have had to put up with. Congratulations are in order to all the surviving staff members, even though we may have forced Mr Rossi to take long service leave after all these years. Maybe he can finally replace the trusty old triton that is forever running out of fuel on the way to school. And as for Mrs. Messenger, well what an influence she has had on us all with her funny but serious tantrums. Mr Howse, the new bloke on the block, we think he just got the shock of his life as we did when he first started teaching. To Mr Wilkinson and Mr Adams, what a difference they have made with a lot of changes to the sheds, all for the better. As for the farm supervisors, the elusive Mr Barrett and the fast graying Mr Clark – you have done an amazing job keeping the farm running through the drought. The farm staff have taught us how to be passionate about our work. Mr Baines and his Gelbvieh’s -everyone knows that Mrs. Bains isn’t the one anymore after all the extra hours he puts into his precious cows after school and there is the other slight problem - he is a Case man which we need say no more. Mr McLean the sheepy, congratulations on making it through the year with the likes of Suckling, Standen, Cooper, Ash, Hughes, McKinley and the rest. Mr Kenyon is the man that everyone has to get along with as everyone knows he is the school butcher and could easily slip with a knife. Mr Piper, the new grease monkey has taught us to finish a job to the best standard possible…… and what a hoon. And the biggest stirrer of them all, Mr Lindley. If he doesn’t lead you astray no one will, as Mr Howse found out first hand when Mr Lindley kindly told Mr Howes he had to remove his shoes every time he wanted to walk across the freshly seeded paddock. Who does that? But on the serious note they have all taught as many vital skills that we will need in the future, relevant or not to agriculture. To all the office ladies that always have the answers for us when it comes to photocopying right through to making arrangements, as well as always bringing the morning tea up to feed the starving vultures every day, thanks heaps. And the worst job of all, supervising us before and after school. Thanks to all the hostel supervisors for all the rules and the dreaded point system, you may have loved giving them out but you would be surprised with the point record we kept on you lot. Of coarse we are all angles and we deserved none of them and we know that deep down you will miss us To the boss of the hostel, Mr Taylor who is always flat out working, so he says, but we all know the truth, especially when he arrives at the hostel with his speed boat and tells everyone he is taking it to get fixed, yeah right. The memories he has given us will stick with us for ever even when he mistakes the bus for a rally car. We all know there is a serious side to the man himself although to this day we are still waiting for it to come out. And from al of us that went on the New Zealand trip, thanks heaps for organizing the trip as it was the trip of a lifetime for all of us. And as some of you may have read Mr Taylor is also a exceptional freestyle snow skier, just ask him about his extreme stunt that involved him completely wiping out some poor bloke while still managing to land a face plant. And how could we forget the Boss man himself, Mr Chadwick. Where to start? Thanks for signing our graduation certificates to begin with. Many of the students have had their certain experience with Mr Chadwick and the Chadwick court of order, where he will always be right no matter what. But we all must admit he has done a courageous job and even though we may not like all of his decisions he does try to make the right ones for us. We will never forget the pastoral tour. Do police sirens ring a bell sir? Just out of Gascoyne Junction Mr Chadwick was driving the bus when a police car pulled him over and asked him to step out. He tried to make a runner for it, so the police were left with no option but to arrest him. They then took him away with all sirens blazing. How happy we all were. However, he may tell you a slightly different story but we have video evidence. To all our fellow students no matter what career you take on, we wish you all the best for the future and hopefully we will stay in touch in the years to come, cos we are always gunna be the mowag aggies from 07.