120 Celebration Ball
We celebrate our golden past and our future just beginning
Celebrating our Golden Past
What a night of nights our 120 Celebration Ball was!
The beautiful and elegant surrounds of the recently-opened Glasshouse venue were the perfect setting for our 380 guests joining together to celebrate the School’s 120th Anniversary. The AAMI Stadium with twinkly lights provided a majestic backdrop as our guests enjoyed fabulous pre-dinner marimba and guitar music provided by Year 12 students Greta Chen and Ruby Smith. Guests were delighted to be presented with beautiful sketches from our roving fashion illustrators, Manon Dennison (’15), Ingrid Crossing (Year 11) and Brigette Cantarella (Year 11), who captured the glamour of the events attendees. Guests dined on delicious food while sampling delectable champagne and Birthday Bling cocktails. The room was resplendent with elegant table centrepieces provided by the capable Kate Stewart (‘01) and her En Pointe team.
A showcase of wonderful talent featured throughout the evening. Tamsin Cantwell (’15) and Alice Philip (’15) opened the evening’s entertainment with Let me be your Star and Fight Song captivated their audience. Violinist Sally Cooper was electric, engaging the audience and bringing a party atmosphere to the room. Many guests will remember Sally’s extraordinary performance while the St Catherine’s confetti rained down on the dance floor later in the evening.
The night was well supported by so many – Luke Darcy, our fabulous MC and Lachlan Fraser-Smith, a wonderful capable Auctioneer. Our group of Class of 2015 students; Kathleen Hugh, Nicole Kaminsky, Annabel Steven, Emily Tanner, Emma Thompson, along with Petalyn Holloway and Meredith Taylor from Marketing Department, worked diligently all night supporting our auction and raffles. Our impressive list of event and auction sponsors who donated such incredible fundraising items demonstrated an enormous display of faith in our ability to run a successful event. We proudly thank these generous sponsors and donors for their deep and ongoing commitment to our students and School, click here to view a full list of event sponsors. Please show your support for these retailers and businesses in return and mention ‘St Catherine’s’ to keep the circle of generosity going.
With such great support received for the night, our Committee was subsequently delighted to make a $99,397 donation to the School from proceeds raised. Over the coming years the School will be undertaking the Her Future Begins Here campaign to support the School’s vision of empowering and nurturing our girls to become women of the future, just as our Founding Principal, Miss Jeanie Hood envisaged when she opened the School 120 years ago. The funds raised from the 120 Celebration Ball will support that vision and benefit all students.
The 120 Celebration Ball Committee
Mrs Lisa Steven
St Catherine’s 120 Celebration Committee