The Blue, Black and Gold Ball was a fantastic occasion on Saturday night. It was so good to see Old Boys and Old Girls some who had not been back to Scots for many years and others who had completed Year 12 only last year. There was a much larger group in attendance this year with the 1984 and 1994 cohorts taking the opportunity to organise their reunion on the Ball weekend.
The sense of the broad Scots community is something we must continue to develop and I am very grateful to all who made the effort to attend. Everyone certainly enjoyed themselves. It was also good to join the with our newest group of Old Boys and Girls, the Year 12 of 2014, who were formally presented following the completion of the HSC Examinations this week and welcomed formally into the Old Boys’ and Girls’ Association by the President of the Association, Mr Ian Quant. They looked resplendent in their formal attire and certainly enjoyed the night with parents, friends and the wider School community. It was also good to see so many School parents right from Kindergarten parents through to Year 11 parents.
I wish to acknowledge the tireless work of Belinda Boshier for her organisation of the Blue, Black and Gold Ball ably assisted by the Vice President of the Old Boys’ and Girls’ Association, Tess McPhee. Thank you also to the team of helpers who set up and packed up. You should feel rightly proud of how beautiful BMEC looked on the night.
The Ball is a very big undertaking and I am very grateful to Belinda and Tess’ commitment to the event on behalf of the P & F and The Old Boys’ and Girls’ Association. The night was very special with the Bathurst Entertainment Centre beautifully presented along with excellent entertainment for the night. The Pipes and Drums were very impressive under the leadership of Mr Gil McKenzie. They performed with great precision and accomplishment and their performance was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present. A special feature this year was the item featuring four male singers, Jonty Boshier, Peter Deacon, Ben McGrath and Sean Grabham, accompanied by the
It is always special to welcome old boys back to the Ball, and this year was no exception. Millaine Longmore (TSS 2012), Robbie Hayward (TSS 2014), Gill MacKenzie (TSS 1984) performed a special item on Saturday night.
I had many people tell me how much they enjoyed the Drummers Salute, along with the OzScot Dancers accompanied by the Pipe Band. Thank you also to Gil McKenzie for the presentation of the ‘Addressing of the Haggis’.