It’s over!

After 13 years, you’ve finally made it to graduation!

From the team at Art of Smart Education, we want to wish you a HUGE CON-GRAD-ULATIONS!


Woohoo! No more school!

Sure, there’s still that thing called the HSC Exams… but for right now, it’s time to celebrate!

Finishing Year 12 will never happen to you again!

To help you celebrate (and just maybe produce some more tears if you’ve already been balling your eyes out), we’ve put together the top 5 speeches given to graduating students by people who have lived incredible and fulfilling lives that we believe will help you get motivated for life after school!

1. JK Rowling

2008 Harvard Commencement Address

“You might never fail on the scale I did. But some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you fail by default.”

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

2009 USC Commencement Address

“Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” 

“Trust Yourself. Break some rules. Don’t be afraid to fail. Ignore the naysayers. Work like hell. Give something back.”

3. Winston Churchill

1941 Harrow School Commencement Address

 “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.”

4. Jim Carrey

2014 MUM Commencement Address

I am the proof that you can ask the universe for anything. If it doesn’t happen for you right away, it’s only because the universe is so busy fulfilling my order.

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Everything you gain will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what is in your heart.

Perceive challenges as beneficial so that you can deal with them in the most productive way.”

5. Steve Jobs

2004 Stanford Commencement Address

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.

And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly already want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Are you looking for a tutor to help you ace the HSC?

We pride ourselves on our inspirational coaches and mentors!

We offer tutoring and mentoring for Years K-12 in a large variety of subjects, with personalised lessons conducted one-on-one in your home or at our state of the art campus in Hornsby!

To find out more and get started with an inspirational tutor and mentor get in touch today! 

Give us a ring on 1300 267 888, email us at [email protected] or check us out on Facebook!

Rowan is the founder of Art of Smart Education, an award-winning provider of 1 on 1 tutoring and mentoring. Rowan has spent the last 8 years conducting research with thousands of Australia’s top students who scored ATAR’s of over 98 and is the author of Secrets of HSC Success Revealed. Rowan has 10 years experience in tutoring and delivers workshops across Australia on excelling academically at school. Rowan’s videos on YouTube have been watched more than 1,000,000+ times.

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