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West Kimberley students celebrate achievements

Proud North Regional TAFE students are feeling a sense of relief after graduating at last month’s ceremonies across Derby and Fitzroy Crossing campuses.

Fitzroy Crossing was the first for the year and celebrated its students at the Fitzroy River Lodge on the 22nd of May. A total of 25 students from the Fitzroy Valley area had achieved full qualifications in 2017, ranging from Certificate I in Gaining Access to Training and Employment to Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. The event was attended by graduates, family and friends.

 The ceremony began with a Welcome to Country by Lillian Chestnut, followed by a congratulatory speech by the West Kimberley Training Manager, Craig Hutchinson, who later commented on the level of support shown towards the students.

“I’m always pleasantly surprised by the support of family, friends and colleagues the graduates receive at these ceremonies,” Craig said.

Graduates were each called up, presented with their graduation letter and had photos taken. The end of the ceremony concluded with the presentation of the Student of the Year Award, which was proudly sponsored by the Fitzroy River Lodge and awarded to high achiever, Deborah Walker. 

Once the ceremony was complete, all involved enjoyed a beautiful lunch, including a spread of baguettes, wraps, sandwiches and fresh fruit.

North Regional TAFE’s Derby campus held their graduation at the Spinifex Hotel on the evening of the 23 May. This campus celebrated a total of 59 graduates who successfully completed full qualifications in 2017. The evening began with Welcome to Country by Gary Ozies, followed by an inspirational speech for the students from talented lecturer and proud local man, Richard Rose.

Students and guests enjoyed the company of special guests from Winun Ngari, Jillian Hunter and Derby District High School’s Paul Bridge. Craig Hutchinson presented certificates to graduates and celebratory photos were taken. The Student of the Year Award for Derby was kindly sponsored by The Spinifex Hotel and went to stand out student, Chantelle Cooper.

After the formalities, graduates, guests, family and friends were treated to the delicious food by the chef at Spinifex Hotel, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

North Regional TAFE would like to congratulate all graduates on their outstanding achievements and wish them all the best for their future endeavors.




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