Published on: 22 March 2013

A mixture of parents, old boys, staff and members of the Queenslea Club dressed in classic black and white for the annual Christ Church Community Cocktail Party held on Saturday 16 March.

The Parents’ Association and Old Boys’ Association (OBA) were joint hosts of the party, which was held on the Chapel Forecourt. Guests enjoyed delicious canapés including freshly shucked oysters.

The musical backdrop for the night was provided by the Christ Church Jazz Combo, led by Paul Millard, followed by music teacher and rock workshop co-ordinator Joe Grech and Luke Dux, who performed acoustic originals and covers.

Two of the event organisers were OBA committee member and parent Adam Collins and President of the Parents’ Auxiliary Penelope Drake-Brockman. Mrs Drake-Brockman said over 360 guests enjoyed a perfect evening under the stars. “The greatest difficulty was trying to get people to leave,” she said. “One parent asked when the next party would be held. So if you missed this one, don’t miss out in 2014.”