Year 12

Dear Parent/Guardian,

On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, Governor Stirling SHS will be celebrating the Year 12 Awards Ceremony at the Perth Concert Hall. Parents/guardian’s should have already received a formal invite to this evening on Connect.

The Awards Ceremony is the highlight of the school year and requires prior preparation and planning. Covered in this letter are costs associated with graduating and important dates to mark on your calendar.

To assist with the organisation and the ultimate success of the Awards Ceremony, it is imperative that Year 12 students continue to attend school for the remainder of the Year 12 school year. This will ensure various requests such as gown fittings, event rehearsal, and school photographs can be achieved within the school day. Last day for Year 12 students is Tuesday 20 October 2020.

Student Graduation Fee

Costs obtained by graduating is traditionally absorbed entirely by the graduating cohort. This year, each student is required to pay a graduation fee of $75, please view the graduating student fee break-down tabled below. Payment is made directly to the school and is due by Friday 25 September 2020. Parents/students can make this payment in person to the Front Office, via phone 62740300 or via Direct Debit Commonwealth Bank, BSB 066115, ACC 00090015 Reference – GRAD FIRST NAME LAST NAME. Payment must be made in full, sorry no part payments accepted. The school is entitled to withhold graduation portfolios from students whom have out-standing school fees.

Graduating Student Fee Break- Down

Gown hire (includes dry-cleaning) $7.00
Sash (retained by student) $27.00
Portfolio (retained by student) $13.00
Ticket $25.00
TOTAL = $75 payment, due Friday 25 September 2020

Gown Hire

To add to the prestige of the event, all students participating in the ceremony will be required to wear an academic gown. These gowns are organised through the school and are added to the final cost of the graduating student. Graduates are to leave their gown with the teacher-in-charge, at the end of the presentation, prior to leaving the venue. Furthermore, formal attire by graduates is to be worn on the evening with suitable footwear taken into consideration, as graduates will be required to walk on and off a raised platform on stage.


As a graduation momentum, each student will receive a graduation sash to wear on the evening. This sash is theirs to keep as it contains the names of Class of 2020.

Graduation Photographs

Photos will be taken on Thursday 15 of October 2020 during Period 2 at 9.50am sharp. The cost of the photo package will be distributed by Midland Photographers on the night of the Awards Ceremony. There will also be an opportunity for families to have professional photographs with their graduate on the night of the awards. The date of availability and cost of these is to be advised.


Each graduate will receive a formal graduation folder from which will retain their certificate/s, references’ and Statement of Results.


All graduates will be seated with fellow students on stage and require a ticket from which is included in the $75 student fee payable to the school.

Guest Attendance/Tickets

Each Graduate is eligible to invite a max. of 3 guests, due to the COVID Phase 4 restrictions. If restrictions change and extra seating becomes available, the school will notify parents/careers via Connect. Tickets are purchased through The Perth Concert Hall;

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday 24 September Graduation Tickets go on sale at 10 am through the Perth Concert Hall (please see formal invite for ticket details).
Friday 25 September $75 Graduation student fee due (Front Office).
TBA Academic Gown fitting.

Graduation photos P3. All students are required to wear school uniform.

Rehearsals for the awards ceremony in the gym P4.

Friday 16 October Farewell/ Reward excursion (information on Connect).
Tuesday 20 October Last day for ALL Year 12 students.

Farewell breakfast, 7.30am in the café.

Final Year 12 assembly (due to COVID, details to be advised).


Tuesday 27 October Awards Ceremony evening.


A friendly reminder that due to the excitement of the end of year activities, some students may be tempted to display unacceptable behaviour during their last days at school. Should any student place themselves in this situation, their attendance at the Awards Ceremony will be forfeited.

We greatly appreciate you sharing this information with your student and we look forward to seeing you at the Awards Ceremony.


Yours faithfully,

Andrew Davini

Year 12 Coordinator