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Year 12 formal and graduation information

letter for graduation and formal


Year 12 - check your letterbox as some exciting information has just been posted home.



The Picton High School Formal is a tradition which allows Picton High School students to celebrate their success. The formal ticket price this year is $75. It is held at Panorama House in Bulli and is open to students only. This event will begin at 6pm. However, students are encouraged to meet at Picton Botanical Gardens at 4 pm for photos. Anyone is welcome to come along to this beautiful setting to take photos with your student including partners, ex-students and family members. PLEASE NOTE – the professional photographer is ONLY present at Panorama House. Please bring your own camera to take photos at the Botanic Gardens.


We will have a professional photographer at Panorama House for the full 5 hours of the event. Students are welcome to have as many photos as they like taken on the night. If your student wishes to receive a CD of all of the photos taken on the night, there is a $10 fee.


Finally, while students are welcome to make their own way to / from the venue, Picton High School is offering a bus that will transport them. There will be three buses:

  1. At 3:30pm, a bus will leave from Picton High School to Picton Botanic Gardens
  2. At 5pm, a bus will leave from Picton Botanic Gardens to Panorama House
  3. At 11pm, a bus will leave Panorama House and return students to Picton High School where they will be required to make their own way home.

If your student wishes to catch ANY of these buses there is a flat $15 fee. This is the fee whether your student is catching the bus once or all three times.


Year Book

Students can choose to purchase a Year Book. These will be $30. These are an excellent memento of the student's time here at Picton High School.


Summary- Due Date 17/8/18

To give you a summary of all potential fees:

Graduation - $20 (payable by Wed 26/9/18)

Formal Ticket - $75

Photo CD - $10

Formal Bus - $15

Year Book - $30

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ruth Smith at Picton High School.

Yours Sincerely,

Ruth Smith and Sarah Hilder

(Year 12 Year Advisors)



Picton High School would like to invite parents/guardians and a maximum of 2 guests per graduating student to attend the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of Year 12 2018.

DATE: Thursday 27th September 2018
TIME: Ceremony commences at 10.20am
VENUE: School Hall

Year 12 students are requested to arrive at school to be fitted with their graduation gowns in I Block from 8.45am. 

All students are required to hire a Graduation gown for a fee of $20. This is payable to the Finance Office by the previous day (Wed 26/9/18).

Year 12 Graduation Photograph will be taken at 9.30am on the basketball courts prior to Year 12 entering the Hall. Please ensure students are on time.

Students must be in full school uniform and correct black leather shoes to be formally presented with their graduation portfolio and other awards on stage.

Male students must be wearing the correct grey school shorts or preferably long grey pants. They must ensure they are wearing the white senior school shirt.

Female students must be in the correct school skirt or black school uniform pants. They must ensure they are wearing the white senior school shirt.

If students have a younger sibling that attends Picton High School you will find 'sibling passes' enclosed with the Year 12 letter to enable them to attend the ceremony (in addition to the 2 extra guests).
Siblings are requested to show their 'Out of Class' pass to their Period 1 teacher at 10am, then make their way to be seated with their family in the Hall. If your child is leaving school for the day with you at the conclusion of the ceremony please ensure the 'Early Leaver Pass' is signed and placed in the allocated box at the rear of the hall on your way out.

Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony adjacent to the hall.

Individual photos of students in their graduation gowns will be taken in I Block after the ceremony, where they will then return their gown.

If you have any questions regarding the Graduation Ceremony, please contact Ms Gauci on 4677 1242.

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