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Samuel’s Year 12 Graduation

December 16th, 2005 at 01:00am

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in the last couple days, this was due to my year 12 graduation ceremony taking up my time.

Yesterday (Wednesday) at 10am the rehearsal for the graduation took place, this mainly consisted of working out where everyone would sit, and what the order of events would be on the night, surprisingly this took nearly an hour, after which I decided to have morning tea at a nearby cafe, the Calypso Coffee Lounge, the same cafe that I attended a few times during 2005. The staff remembered me, and I had a cappuccino and a fruit mince pie, before heading back to work. Whilst I was having my coffee, I could see the 2005 venue, and it brought back a lot of memories.

Anyway, when 5pm rolled around, I left work for the graduation ceremony at Llwellyn Hall, unfortunately the person operating the camera did not use the zoom, and the camera focused on an audience member’s head, which made me blurry and distant. I am on stage in the group of six people. If you count from the left, I am person number three. The lady further over to the left wearing yellow is College principal Sue Northmore, who was handing out the year 12 certificate folders and yearbooks. (UPDATE: Apparently Sue was not handing out the yearbooks, apparently it is something which I imagined whilst tired and writing this post.)
Dickson College Year 12 Graduation Ceremony 2005 with Samuel Gordon-Stewart

The ceremony went on for a while and was quite enjoyable, the college staff certainly worked very hard to make this a memorable and well run event. Afterwards, two photos of myself holding the folder and yearbook were taken in front of the building adjacent to Llewellyn Hall.
Samuel Gordon-Stewart post year 12 graduation
Samuel Gordon-Stewart post year 12 graduation

I have also managed to get some photos of the various items handed out, here you can see the program guide, the yearbook, and the certificate folder.
Program Guide, Yearbook & Certificate Folder

Next up we have photos of the certificates from the certificate folder:
Top Row: Year 12 Certificate, Certificate 2 in Information Technology (Applications), Certificate Folder, Certificate 2 in Information Technology, Certificate 1 in Information Technology.
Bottom Row: Certificate 2 in Information Technology (gained via apprencticeship), Certificate of Attainment of various aspects of Certificate 2 in Business, Certificate of Appreciation for work during Dickson College Open Night of 2005, Statement of Attainment of various aspects of Certificate 3 in Information Technology, Certificate of High Achievement in General Mathematics.
Samuel Gordon-Stewart's certificates from Year 12

I was personally surprised by receiving two Cert 2’s In IT, it reminded me of a scene in Fawlty Towers where Basil Fawlty is assisting a couple of doctors who are checking into the hotel and he gets the impression that one of them is two doctors

Basil: How do you do doctor. Very nice to have you with us, doctor.
Dr (Mr) Abbott: Thank You.
Basil: And Mrs Abbott, how do you do.
Dr (Mr) Abbott: Dr Abbott, actually.
Basil: …I’m sorry?
Dr (Mr) Abbott: Doctor Abbott.
Dr (Mrs) Abbott: Two doctors.
Basil: (to Mr Abbott) You’re two doctors?
Dr (Mrs) Abbott: Yes.
Basil: Well, how did you become two doctors? That’s most unusual…I mean, did you take the exams twice, or…?
Dr (Mr) Abbott: No, my wife’s a doctor…
Dr (Mrs) Abbott: …I’m a doctor.
Basil: You’re a doctor too! So you’re three doctors.
Dr (Mr) Abbott: No, I’m a doctor. My wife’s another doctor.

And finally, the photo of Dickson College’s Year 12 of 2005, as seen on the inside cover page of the yearbook. You may recall that I wrote an article about the photo shoot a few weeks back.
Dickson College Year 12 of 2005


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  • 1. Samspam  |  December 16th, 2005 at 2:14 am

    Wow you look very handsome in your suit. Also quite excited you kindly added a pic of the contents in you hot little folder.

  • 2. John B1_B5  |  December 16th, 2005 at 7:45 am

    Congratulations on your year 12 graduation Samuel .

  • 3. MissMuffet  |  December 16th, 2005 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations on your graduation Samuel. It is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud of yourself. Also, I think you look very smart in your suit.

  • 4. heatseeker  |  December 16th, 2005 at 4:31 pm

    Sharp threads dude … maybe you can wear them when you collect the award for the best blog.

  • 5. jingle  |  December 16th, 2005 at 6:31 pm


  • 6. zipper  |  December 16th, 2005 at 9:51 pm

    now sam, Sue didnt give u the yearbook too… thats a bit of a lie

  • 7. Samuel  |  December 16th, 2005 at 9:59 pm

    zipper, I was wondering about that and spent a fair bit of time trying to look into that blurry photo to decide whether or not Sue gave it to me. I was rather tired when I wrote that post, and now that I think about it, you are correct.

    Sue did comment on my suit though, once during the rehearsal, and again during the real ceremony, as this was just between us, it would be hard for me to get that confirmed, but that is something I clearly remember.

    Oh, and before I forget, welcome zipper, did you enjoy the ceremony? I’m sure you would agree that it was well organised.

  • 8. zipper  |  December 17th, 2005 at 5:22 pm

    well it was a nice suit. I thought the cermony was nice…did u like my speech? except that perhaps that bit at the end with the principals address went for to long.

    otherwise it was a very enjoyable evening!

  • 9. Samuel  |  December 17th, 2005 at 5:40 pm

    Yes I did, I thought your speech was great. It could just be my imagination, but you just keep on growing. What this world needs is a microphone stand that automatically adjusts for people’s heights.

    Sue’s speech did go a tad long, but I thought she made some very good points, had some good advice and managed to wrap it up nicely. My parents commented that they liked her speech. I remember that Sue was rather nervous on Open Night, she seemed to overcome that on graduation night, which is certainly to her credit.

  • 10. Samspam  |  December 18th, 2005 at 11:10 pm

    I feel alittle shy to
    admitted this. I have a crush on you.
    I have never had these feelings before.
    Do you have an girlfriend? If yes does she
    understand the importance of listening to A.M
    radio? Treat Nattie like a mother???
    I have never had a boyfrend because I find boys
    care more about hip hop and not understand the great
    love of pre 30’s music.

  • 11. Samuel  |  December 18th, 2005 at 11:42 pm

    How very interesting, nobody has ever said that to me before. At the moment I do not have a girlfriend, however as much as I like pre 30’s music, it is not something I hear daily.

  • 12. Samspam  |  December 19th, 2005 at 12:38 am

    I am alittle older than you. But age is just a number.
    I will send pics when my mum buy’s me a new camera phone.
    My last phone was chewed up by my adorable Fifi.

  • 13. Samspam  |  December 19th, 2005 at 12:47 am

    By the way , do you enjoy Shirly Temple movies??
    I’m a huge fan . I am constantly getting told to shut the hell up around shopping places while I happily hum THE GOOD SHIP LOLLY POP.
    The song has a double meaning, and was almost banned from even making it in the movie.
    Listen to it properly and see if you can see why cutey Sammy.

  • 14. jam tart  |  December 20th, 2005 at 11:04 am

    Sam, congratulations on your graduation. You look great in that suit!
    (Personal Attack Removed — Admin)

  • 15. Samuel  |  December 20th, 2005 at 12:40 pm

    jam tart, thankyou, it was a rather memorable moment of my life. But please hold off on the personal attacks, even if they are deserved.


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