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President's Report

Te pūrongo a te Perehitana

November 2023

It has been just over a year since I was appointed President of the Old Collegians Association. Time has certainly flown by and I have enjoyed reminiscing over recent events.

On Wednesday 9 August, we held our Annual General Meeting where we said farewell to two dedicated, long-serving members of our Executive, Mark Mulholland (1973) and Jonathan Wells (1987). Both Mark and Jonathan have contributed significantly to the OCA and we look forward to staying connected with them for years to come.

Our OCA Annual Dinner which was a delightful evening, featured entertaining speeches from our three remarkable award recipients. It's always a thrill to discover the incredible paths our Old Collegians have taken since their College years. If you or any fellow Old Collegians have exciting stories or achievements to share, we'd love to hear them.

In October, we celebrated the Gentlemen's Luncheon together with the 65 and 70 Years On Reunions, which brought together a remarkable 114 attendees, with ages spanning from 73 to 96. The event featured various musical performances, including the Boys’ Barbershop, an exceptional cello performance by Christine Jeon (Year 12), and a captivating piece by guest organist Daniel Cooper.

On a personal note, I recently joined a local rowing club and have jumped back into a double scull rowing boat. Rowing has been a long-lost passion since my school days. My St Andrew’s College rowing suit might be a tad more snug, but it’s heart-warming to see Richard Storey (2006) fitting into his with ease. Richard and I are enjoying being back on the water and are proud to see that St Andrew’s rowing is in strong spirits.

Sam Crosbie (OC 2009)