St Aug’s students will shine and sign

By Lachlan Durling

ST AUGUSTINE’S College is inviting the Kyabram community to come together for the Beacon Foundation Charter Signing Ceremony.

On Tuesday, July 31 the college will host internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, careers and study skills coach and Gen Y specialist Darren Pereira as guest speaker.

Every Year 10 student at St Augustine’s College has been given the opportunity to participate in the signing ceremony and Kyabram Beacon co-ordinator Mary Livingston said the community is welcome to see the 62 students make the commitment.

“We’re inviting all families, business and community members to attend this free event and support our students,” Ms Livingston said.

“There’s also the opportunity to listen to our key note speaker Darren Pereira. In addition to attending, everyone present will be given the opportunity, should they desire, to sign the pledge board with our students indicating their total support.”

Ms Livingston said the day is extremely important to the college community and is the culmination of activities such as the work-ready skills and mock interview programs, in which all students have participated throughout the year thanks to the support of the Kyabram and district business community.

“This signing is a commitment by our Year 10 students moving towards meaningful employment beyond schooling and being part of a productive future workforce for Australia,” Ms Livingston said.

“The day is also a celebration with our community partners who provide powerful opportunities for our students to gain valuable leadership and organisational skills.

“I’m extremely excited for our Year 10 students. At St Augustine’s we’re motivated towards making a positive difference to the future of our young people. The Beacon Foundation in working with our school has a unique approach to building a skilled, engaged and productive future workforce for Australia.”

The Charter Signing Ceremony is at St Augustine’s Brigidine Centre in Church St, on July 31 from 12pm with light refreshments after the ceremony.

For more information, phone Kyabram Beacon co-ordinator Mary Livingston on 5851 3000.