GALLERIES: First three formals held on Fraser Coast
THE first three formals of the school year have been held on the Fraser Coast.
During a year when uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant it was uncertain whether formals would be able to go ahead, schools put in place COVID-safe plans so their senior students could celebrate their final year in school in style.
So far, St Mary's College, Fraser Coast Anglican College and St James Lutheran College have hosted their formals.
St Mary's held its formal at the Brolga Theatre, while Fraser Coast Anglican College hosted its big night at the Hervey Bay Boat Club, and St James Lutheran College staged its formal at Oaks Hervey Bay Resort.
Next up is Maryborough State High School, which will hold its formal on October 8.
Several other Fraser Coast schools are set to follow in coming months.
The formals offer a well-deserved celebration for the Class of 2020, who have had a difficult year which involved learning from home when schools closed because of the pandemic.
Full list of upcoming formals:
Maryborough State High School
The Maryborough school will have its formal on October 8.
Xavier Catholic College
The college will hold its formal October 16.
Aldridge State High School
The high school will have its formal on November 17.
Hervey Bay State High School
The Bay school will hold its formal on November 19.
Urangan State High School
The school will have its formal on November 20 if it is safe to go ahead.
Riverside Christian College
The school will hold its formal on November 20.
Hervey Bay Special School
Hervey Bay Special School will hold its formal on November 20.
Bayside Christian College
The Bay school will have its formal on November 20.
Maryborough Special School
The school will host a graduation event for its students.
Carinity Education Glendyne
The school will not hold a formal this year.