Friendship, fun and farewells at House Cup Ceremony and BBQ
The third annual Procession of the House Flags ceremony was held on Friday 28 August. The event commenced to the stirring strains of the Game of Thrones theme music. Head of Houses, Mr Ben Pettenon, welcomed students, staff and guests with a rousing speech, recounting the passion, pain and performances of the house events held throughout the year.
Holding their house flags high, 2015 house captains from Anderson, Ferguson, Harper, Kinross, Pickard and Wilkie, were then literally carried in on the backs of their vice-captains, and introduced by the incoming captains for 2016.
This was followed by the induction of several staff members, who were officially welcomed by the patron from their respective house. Gymnastics and Diving Coordinator, Mrs Michelle Olsson, stole the show with a very impressive tumble turn whilst wearing a bright blue tutu and holding a posy of flowers!
Events then turned to the highlight of the day – the announcement of the House Cup winner. Admist much excitement and cheering, the final results were:
Celebrations continued as students then gathered together in their houses for the annual House BBQ, which was held in various locations around the campus. Year 11 students and staff prepared a delicious lunch to farewell Year 12 students and present them with parting gifts.
Congratulations and thank you go to Mr Ben Pettenon, House patrons, staff who helped out and participated, parents who assisted, and Year 11 students and their leaders for all their hard work to make the day so special.