Year 12 Formal 2022

Congratulations Year 12s!

The annual A.B. Paterson College Senior Formal was held at The Links, Hope Island in wet and blustery conditions. This venue has recently been renovated and with the finished touches that the Formal Committee decided upon to celebrate the Year 12’s, ‘The Great Gatsby’ theme, the space looked amazing.

After spending the day preparing for what was sure to be an unforgettable evening, students commenced arrivals at The Links, Hope Island. As the students exited their vehicles, there were cheers of excitement from their families (some under umbrellas) as they made their way down the red carpet. The students looked incredible and were a vision of class and elegance as they made their way up the steps into the entry area. As the students entered, they were soon immersed in the ‘Great Gatsby’ theme and matching decor – a perfect opportunity to commence capturing memories of this unforgettable evening.

Once all students had arrived, the Year 12s lined up with their partners and introduced themselves to Board Chair, Mr Tanner and Mrs Tanner and Principal, Ms Sheehy before entering the venue for the evening. There were gasps of awe as the students entered and found their seats taking great delight in the ‘Year 12 Formal’ cookies each student received.

After the evening was opened by College Captain, Charley Ellwood, entrees were served and the students commenced their Formal Dance, expertly choreographed by Chloe Britton. As the evening progressed, the students put in their requests to the DJ. There were multiple epic conclusions to the night that the cohort will remember forever, in particular some of the final song choices.

I would like to extend a special thank you to the parents of our Year 12 students for following the COVID guidelines set out by The Links, Hope Island. This ensured the evening ran smoothly which would not have been possible without your support.

Simon Edgar
Acting Head of Senior School