Last Saturday’s MidWinter Party was a wonderful evening of fun and community. We owe some key parents of Year 7 a debt of gratitude: not just for organising the Ball, but for taking the risk of holding it offsite at the Treehouse Hotel, and in the process, reinventing what is a much loved event in the school’s calendar.
It was a fabulous night with great energy and enthusiasm especially in support of the parent band with some teachers adding in guest performances. Katherine Arconati revealed a side of her personality that is not usually present in her Class 3 teacher persona, and PE teacher Jonas Stoebe’s rendition of 99 Luftballons was so revered that he performed an encore later in the night! There was a great sense of warmth, fun and community spirit.
Apparently staff at the venue commented on how the Glenaeon crowd was a wonderful, polite group and we were welcome back anytime! 170 tickets were sold and there were a total of 47 auction items - the event and auction combined raised $15,000 for the school. A goodly amount of the parent community was involved as some who donated were unable to attend on the night, and many thanks to year 9 parent Felicity Cutts for coordinating the silent auction.
We thank Claire Weir for spearheading the Year 7 effort, organising the venue and so much else in preparing the evening.
Events Coordinator Clare Gordon provided much assistance and liaison with the school.
We thank the following people for their work on the night:
(click below for thanks, photos and a link to all the photos from the night)