Today we formally say ‘goodbye’ to our Class of 2023. Yesterday we celebrated their time with us at a special event. It was brilliant to see so many of our Year 13 students capture a lasting memory of their time at HNC by taking a snap in our magic mirror photobooth and leaving a message on our tree of memories. Many of our students also chose to express their gratitude to staff who have supported them – our staff would like to thank our Year 13 students for the lovely cards and heartfelt words.
We’d also like to remind Year 13 students that we’ve issued a special eYearbook packed with messages, photos and memories. Please see your MS Teams channel to download this. As our Year 13 students complete their last day of lessons at HNC our Principal Marcus Smith-Connor would like to share the following message:
“You have reached the end of your HNC years and will soon be embarking on the next chapter in your life. Throughout your time with us we have challenged you to be the best you can be and you have risen to that challenge over and over again. We are all incredibly proud of the way that you have conducted yourselves throughout your time with us. The way that you turned up, worked hard, and never gave up. I hope that you will leave us with special memories that make you smile whenever you think of your college days. I hope that you take what you learned here and use it to shape your future. Remember to always aspire to great things. Set yourself the highest bar and work hard to achieve your goals. There will be times when life knocks you off course and slows you down, don’t let these set-backs stop you from realising your vision. I hope that College staff supported you to make wise choices, to treat people with respect, and to be kind towards each other. Finally, I want to wish you all the very best for the future. Please keep in touch and let us know what you are doing. It is always wonderful to hear the success stories of former students and to feel that sense of pride that we were a step along your way to achieving something great. Take care of yourself and of each other and always have the courage to be who you are.”
Yesterday we also took part in the World Day for Cultural Diversity. It was fantastic to see so many students taking the opportunity to celebrate and share more about their own culture by wearing their national dress or colours. Thank you to all of our young people who helped us to celebrate this day, and reflect our college values of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect.
Below you can find a photo gallery which shares just a few photos of our celebrations for our Class of 2023 and of our students looking fabulous at our World Day for Cultural Diversity.