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Year 12 Ball – Memories at MidnightPosted in Secondary on Friday, 8 February, 2019
New memories were made and old memories were celebrated at the Year 12 Ball, held on 24 January at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle.
The theme of the formal occasion was ‘Memories at Midnight’, chosen by the Communications and Cultural teams.
Communication Prefect, Senzeni Zulu took her role in the organisation of the event in her stride. “It was a big responsibility; we knew we had a lot to do and a lot of people to please, but we were determined to do our best,” she said. “The preparation was long and at times very stressful, but we knew we had a big support system in Mrs Reynolds, Miss Sullivan and Mr Wallace.”
The Prefects had the unique idea of collecting photos from all the Year 12 students to have on display at the Ball. Photos were displayed on tables, on a slideshow running throughout the night and in scrapbooks around the ballroom. Zeni said, “We wanted the ball to feel personal. We have a very tight knit year group.”
“The committee worked really hard to present something that encompasses who MCC students and staff really are. It’s a true reflection of our year group and what we value.”
Students loved the idea of having their College memories on display. Zachary Elliot, St Patrick’s House Prefect, commented, “Being able to look back on just some of these many memories was fantastic and was a great start to the year.”
Teaching and auxiliary staff were also in attendance on the night, a fact appreciated by the year group. “It’s really nice to see our teachers! For them to give up their time to come out and be there for us was fantastic!”, Senzeni said.
2019 Sport Prefect, Olivia Bassett-Scarfe summed up the evening saying, “The Year 12 Ball was an evening that I will treasure forever, taking root in a special place in my heart… Memories were truly made at midnight!”
“The Ball is our last event where as a year group we come together to celebrate. School is a massive part of our lives, and has shaped us into the people we are today. I think the Ball brought us together and allowed us create a tight knit bond”. Georgia Wyllie, St Joseph’s House Prefect
“The Ball theme allowed us to start Year 12 with a positive attitude and will put us at a realisation of how far we have actually come.” Larissa O’Malley, 2019 Ministry Prefect
The theme was voted upon highly due to its sentimental significance. The “Memories at Midnight” theme compliments this wish for it coordinated all the moments we hope to remember and celebrate.
The teachers and staff also have fond memories of their time at MCC and with the Year 12 group of 2019. We wanted to provide them with the opportunity to revisit these memories and to show our appreciation to them for the role they’ve played in shaping the successful young people we are today.” Jamie-Anne Madigan, 2019 Head Prefect
After the Ball I feel as though everyone in our year group has been brought closer together, a strong and beautiful bond formed. It was a chance for us to reflect on how special we are to one another, as we have shared these important years of growth and adolescence together, playing an influential part in each other’s young lives. Olivia Bassett-Scarfe