SOUTH East community members gathered to celebrate Mount Gambier’s Independent Learning Centre students achieving their South Australian Certificate of Education and other achievements last week at Mount Gambier City Hall.
2018 graduate Mahalia Walters was among students excited about their future.
“It is overwhelming to finally graduate as it took me over two and a half years,” Ms Walters said.
“I had to complete the course while being a mother as I have a toddler at home and am now having another one.
“I left school at the age of 16 and the ILC has been very patient with me – I finally did it.”
Ms Walters is excited to now have greater employment prospects.
“I will try and get a job later down the track when the kids are grown,” she said.
“It has been very challenging, especially making the time to come into the centre.
“I did it and now I am very excited, but I am of course going to miss all the teachers.”
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