AIEF Graduation

Recently, I attended the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation’s (AIEF) Queensland-based Year 12 graduation ceremony at Queensland Parliament House alongside representatives from other boarding schools, AIEF staff and dignitaries.

This year, six AIEF scholarship students in Year 12 at St Peters graduated. Murray W, Head Boarder Boy, is from St George has been at the College since Year 8. Tibau L and Tiko T, both from Cairns, have done well throughout Years 11 and 12 and made many exceptional sporting contributions. Bradyn C, from Brisbane, has completed his senior year at St Peters in a positive manner. Atima B-J, from Thursday Island, has enjoyed three excellent years at St Peters and done  well in humanities subjects. Sharnell E, from Weipa, has been an integral part of Girls Boarding since Year 8 and will be sorely missed as she follows in her older brother’s footsteps as an AIEF Alumni.

A very special feature of the ceremony was the keynote address given by St Peters Old Scholar and AIEF 2012 graduate, Mr Frank Lowah. Frank, a proud Torres Strait Islander man, recently graduated from the University of Queensland and has moved into a position with Indigenous Investment Australia. 

The College’s partnership with the AIEF is approaching ten years and we are thrilled to continue to offer wonderful opportunities to young Indigenous Australians with the AIEF's support.

Mr Murray Paterson, St Peters Indigenous Education Program Coordinator