Year 7 Induction Ceremony

This week, our Year 7 students had their Induction Service, at the beautiful Toorak Uniting Church.

As students enter their Senior School years, Year 7 is a time of growth, new experiences, new challenges and a newfound sense of responsibility, and our ceremony acknowledges these changes with the support of our Year 12 students.

Year 12 students greeted the Year 7 cohort and their families at the Church, and helped them to pin their yellow roses on their lapels – the short-stemmed yellow rose symbolises friendship, warmth, and care. When the students reach Year 12, they again receive a yellow rose – now long-stemmed, symbolising the growth experienced during their Senior School years. As our Year 12 students carefully pin the roses, it offers a time of reflection, recalling their journey through the Senior School.

The Year 7 girls pledged their commitment during the ceremony to uphold the School values of Integrity, Curiosity, Perseverance, Empathy and Gratitude, to participate fully in both their work and Co-Curricular activities in the Senior School, and to continually work with others towards becoming women of the future.

A beautiful tradition between cohorts, we hope that our Year 7 girls can take the first steps into their new journey, with a sense of togetherness, determination, and community, and know that our Year 12 students relish the opportunity to lead, take responsibility, and support those in the position they once were.