It’s done. Graduation marked the end of a difficult year-and-a-half for Joel and Kim McAndrew. The couple “escaped Melbourne a week before lockdown” to finish their degrees at the same time. Both say they received a great education despite COVID-19 moving their class from in-person to online.
Celebrate the academic achievements of our 2021 graduands.
Like father, like son. Jesse Fua will graduate next Sunday (April 10) with a major in health and physical education, the same subject in which his dad, Paul, would end up teaching. The two are now colleagues at Tweed Valley Adventist College, where Paul is principal.
Jacarandas are flowering but will not frame photos of graduates this year as Avondale moves its ceremony away from December so more students can march.
Students marched in multiple face-to-face COVID-safe ceremonies as a graduation unlike any other ended an academic-in-a-pandemic year at Avondale.
School leavers take note: attitude and environment, not grades, may be stronger predictors of success at university, a study by an Avondale PhD graduand shows.