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Published 22nd January 2010, 4:31pm

The Ministry of Education announces information regarding graduation in government secondary schools. Year 12 students graduating from John Gray High School in 2010 will participate in the annual graduation exercise as usual during the month of June, provided they meet the current graduation criteria. For the current Year 11 students, who still have one further year of compulsory education, graduation will take place at the end of the mandatory Year 12. They will be invited to a school leaving assembly in the summer term of 2010. Education Minister, the Hon Rolston Anglin, advised that new graduation criteria will also come into effect for all government secondary students. "In addition to the current criteria which focus on effort, behaviour and attendance, the addition of academic criteria and community service requirements are being considered, subject to consultation with parents, students, education professionals and the wider community," Minister Anglin advised. " Minister Anglin stated that adequate lead time would be provided before any such changes are made. The Chief Education Officer, Mrs. Shirley Wahler, noted that the review of graduation criteria is both needed and very timely in light of the restructuring of the secondary education system.