On Wednesday 20 September, the Class of 2017 officially graduated from Tangara School for Girls. The beautiful Valedictory Mass and Graduation Dinner was a moving evening, providing students, staff and parents with a special opportunity to reminisce about the last 13 years of school.

Gabrielle Wall gave the address on behalf of the parents. She encouraged the girls to go out to the world and be ‘velvet hammers’.

“To be a ‘velvet hammer’: what does it mean? You’ll be steadfast, you’ll have a powerful strength, but it will be clothed in gentleness and beauty to soften the blow but in no way diminish the impact. As a ‘velvet hammer’ each of you will be a fine woman for this world, in your university, in your work and one day for your husband and family, and most importantly for God. The greatest rebellion the world needs is young women and men with courage, energy and wisdom to do what is right.”

On Thursday 21 September, the whole School took part in a Year 12 Fun Day, with a Kindy farm, games, a jumping castle and popcorn. This will be followed by the traditional Farewell Concert on Friday, and then it’s back to business for Year 12, as HSC study intensifies.

We are so proud of each and every one of our Year 12 students. All students will be in our prayers as you prepare for the HSC.

To the Class of 2017 - thank you for your dedication over the past 13 years.