Senior Students College Ball

June 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM

With its stunning waterfront location, the Viaduct Events Centre set the scene for a night of glamour and glitz for over 700 of our senior students and their guests at the 2014 College Ball. On the social calendar, the ball is the ultimate evening of class and luxury for these Year 12 and 13 students, a night that has had an exciting and detailed lead up in preparation for both the students and the organising committee.

As stretch limousines pulled up to Auckland’s newest waterfront venue, each student and their guest walked the red carpet to be warmly welcomed by Head Boy, Sam Daikin and Head Girl, Hannah Wood. The theme for the evening was an Enchanted Forest, and the grand venue with its impressive chandelier backdrop in the reinvigorated Wynyard Quarter had been truly transformed.

Hues of gold and green trees, bowls of floating candles, ornate bird cages, twig lighting, candelabras and white lights wrapped around grapevine garland and greenery all created a magical atmosphere for the senior students who themselves had been truly transformed!

Whether it was a fashion forward, avant-garde or a classic belle gown, the girls knew their own personal style and were a picture of elegance. Makeup artists and hairdressers had completed their look and there was much excitement as they praised each other on their outfits and captured the moment taking selfies!

The boys too looked very smart in their suits and bow ties, some with matching colours to their partner to add a final finishing touch. The feeling of pride from our young adults was evident and their manners and behavior were a fitting tribute to the occasion.

Following a sumptuous buffet dinner, the students all mingled and enjoyed the fun and entertainment before joining together for their official group photos. Instant photos mean instant fun, so the photo booth kiosks brought in for the evening’s entertainment this year proved to be overwhelmingly popular. Then, before the dancing began, it was time for the much anticipated part of the evening, the awarding of the sashes, much to the delight of the following winners:

Cutest Couple – Maia Jean Watene and Tom Vyle
Best Dressed Girl – Rebecca Wilkinson
Most Outrageous Suit – Guy Beca
Prince and Princess – George Levin and Lily Carson
King and Queen – Sesimani Tupou and Amy Keighley
Best Dressed Teacher – Ms Suzie Tornquist
Best Dressed Male Teacher – Mr Bernard Potter

We thank Bijay Govind, Craig Milliner, Christie Stringer, Bayllee Vyle, Lucy King and Maddie Evans from the Student Council for the dedicated and detailed work they undertook along with Mrs Natalie Burridge in planning the Ball.

Arranging a huge event like this requires lots of time and good organisational skills. From the theme, venue, catering, DJ, decorations, photographers, ticket design, collecting forms, distributing tickets, speaking at assemblies, and the very challenging job of table placements, everyone involved and responsible in making decisions did a fantastic job.

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