The class of 2019 Senior Investiture ceremony was held on the 15th February this year. Year 12 students took an oath that pledged they would uphold the values of the school in front of fellow students, staff, and parents. Mrs. Sonia Effting was chosen to be the guest speaker at the Investiture as she had been the first school captain at Bribie High in its inaugural year – 1989.
Featured image(above): Photo (L to R) Madi Dryden, Eliza Jones, Kieffer Titmus, and Alexis Thomas
The establishment of Bribie High came about because Sonia and a group of students had a dream that the Island should have its very own high school. “Lunch breaks became meetings of plan -do -review, resulting in knocking on every door, collecting thousands of signatures and sharing our vision with the community.
We quickly gained unwavering support from our local service groups, who then arranged meetings with representatives of state parliament. Within 2 short years we were discussing the design and colours of the uniform right down to the school motto of achieving our future,” Sonia said. “I can hardly describe the feeling of achievement the day we found out this school was going ahead, the pride to walk through the gates as a foundation student of Bribie island state high school created a legacy for future generations to enjoy.”
The school captains Alexis Thomas, Kieffer Titmus, Madi Dryden, and Eliza Jones chaired the Investiture and led the students in the taking of the oath.