Last weekend many of our Year 11 students participated in the annual Debutante Balls across two nights in the beautifully transformed Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre (SAC). The SAC provided a classy atmosphere fit for an evening of dancing and socialising. Our College ‘Major Events’ team are to be commended for the fabulous transformation of the venue for these events.
Each year these occasions provide a wonderful opportunity to experience and celebrate the calibre of our students. I am sure that the 600 guests present on each evening were as thrilled and impressed as I was to see such fine young men and women presented in the two sets of Debutantes.
My wife and I, together with our College CEO Mr. and Mrs. Riddle and Head of Senior School Mrs. Strong accompanied by the 2000 College Dux Cameron Ross felt privileged to be the guests of honour across the two nights to greet and congratulate each of the couples presented to us.
The Debutante Balls are an opportunity for us to witness the character qualities, confidence and warm personalities of our students. These virtues, combined with the high standard of dances performed, allowed everyone present to celebrate the young people.
To hear the genuine appreciation the students expressed regarding the learning experiences and wider opportunities Christian College offers was heartening. It was also lovely to see students expressing their sincere gratitude to their families and friends for supporting them on the night.
I am sincerely grateful to the staff, students and families involved for contributing to these wonderful evenings and the opportunity to celebrate our fine students and acknowledge their incredible achievements.