On Tuesday 1 June 2021, Park Ridge State High School hosted a partnerships breakfast for the businesses and organisations who support their staff and students.
A fantastic breakfast was prepared by over 30 grade 11 students, who demonstrated a highly professional standard of food preparation and table service.
Guests were treated to bacon, eggs, toast, sausages, mushrooms, baked beans, and frittatas.
Fruit platters, pastries, yoghurt, muesli and hot and cold drinks were also served.
Senior school deputy principal Tony Hillas thanked the businesses for their commitment to partnering with the students and providing them with “a versatile education for a versatile world”.
“We need our students to engage with the real world so they understand what it’s like to be in the work force,” he said.
“It gives them an opportunity to see what their future can be like.”
A slide presentation featured each business and their involvement with the students.
Park Ridge State High School principal Sharon Amos, who had worked at the school for more than 20 years, said she was immensely proud of the school and students.
“Our kids are absolutely thriving,” she said.
Grade 12 ATAR student Rani Hunter, who was completing a school-based traineeship with Park Ridge Dental, spoke about her traineeship and future career aspirations.
“My plan of action after year 12 is to apply to university while working part-time at Park Ridge Dental,” she said.
Ms Amos said the business partnerships provided wonderful potential and limitless opportunities to their students.
“This community is a warm and welcoming community, and seeing all these community members is a testimony to that.
“You are our future; we are so excited to be partnering with you, and we look forward to many, many years working with you,” she said.