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President's Report

Te pūrongo a te Perehitana

August 2023

It has been a pleasure to reflect on Old Collegian events I have attended over the past few months. 

There was a significant turnout of Old Collegians for the ANZAC Day Service in the Centennial Chapel, a special day of remembrance and commemoration. It was an honour to participate in the reading of the Roll of Honour alongside Rector, Christine Leighton. Deputy Head Prefect, Lachlan Odlin, gave a poignant address, sharing his great grandfather's story of resilience. 

I had the pleasure of attending the joint 50 and 51 Years On Reunion dinner, organised by Alumni and Community Relations Co-ordinator, Lisa Clark, and smoothly emceed by Rick Wilson (1977). This gathering was particularly special for me, as my father-in-law was part of the 1972 class. It was an enjoyable evening during which many interesting stories were shared. The group was treated to delectable cuisine prepared by Catering Manager, Russell Gray’s exceptional team. 

The 40 Years On Reunion was held at the end of May and was reported to be another well attended event. While there were apparently a few tired eyes on Saturday after a late shift on the Friday night, the group rallied for another enjoyable evening of reconnecting and reminiscing. 

I look forward to meeting more Old Collegians at our events throughout the rest of the year. 

Sam Crosbie (OC 2009)