Kangaroo Island senior students and their teachers who soldiered on through a difficult year, with fires and then a global pandemic, finally had a chance to get dressed up and celebrate.
Kangaroo Island Community Education held its Year 12 formal last week, Friday, September 19, at Dudley Wines.
Assistant principal for the senior years, Sam Cockshell said after what had been a challenging year, it was fantastic to be able to hold the formal, which was postponed in March due to COVID-19.
"It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the Year 12s of 2020, and the contributions they have made to KICE throughout their schooling and to remind them of the support that they have for the last part of their journey through final assignments and exams," Mrs Cockshell said.
She spoke at the formal in absence of KICE principal Maxine McSherry, who was unable to attend due to illness.
"It was an honour to be able to speak to the students, staff and parents, thanking the parents for their support of KICE and their children, the staff for their time and hard work and the students for their efforts and achievements," she said.
The students were also thanked for their leadership and reminded to work hard for the last leg of their journey and that teachers were there to assist them, she said.
Kelly Schwerdt, Yeshe Alecto-Shaw and Samantha Niemann gave student responses to parents, staff and their peers.
KICE and the seniors thank Dudley Wines, Lucy's Kitchen, Seas the Moment and Pete Nash for their contributions on the evening.
"I wish the students every success for the remainder of the year," Mrs Cockshell said.