Published on: 19 July 2017

Over 480 old boys gathered in the blue gym on 1 July to celebrate the centenary of the Old Boys’ Association.

The celebrations opened with a special chapel service led by Father Frank Sheehan incorporating an interview with Duncan MacLaurin, a legendary teacher of English Literature during his tenure at Christ Church (1988 to 2006). Prefects joined the ceremony to recognise this special moment in history and acknowledge the contribution old boys have made to the School over the past 100 years. As current students and old boys joined in unison for the school hymn, the Chapel filled with a tremendous energy, setting the vibe for the night.

The School Jazz Band followed the service, creating a fabulous welcome for guests in the Refectory. Event MC Simon Growden (’90) kept everyone entertained throughout the evening. An official presentation took place featuring a powerful video created especially for the evening and reinforcing the connection between old boys and the School.

Alumni Co-ordinator, Deborah Hill said “The evening was a brilliant success. Years of planning went into this special event and it was an honour to be included in the celebrations. The spirit between old boys, throughout generations, is incredibly powerful.”

The Old Boys’ Association now look towards their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the delivery of a number of reunions, including a fifty-year reunion for the ‘boys of 67.’