A.B. PATERSON COLLEGE
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND

Illalong News

  • 10th September, 2020

Year 10 Semi-Formal

On Saturday evening the Dunlop Multipurpose Centre (DMPC) was transformed for the Year 10 Semi-formal! 

You may recall, the semi-formal was introduced in 2019 by the Interact Club as a way to acknowledge Year 10 students moving into the senior phase of learning with the commencement of Unit 1. Unit 1 can be viewed as a fresh start for our students, a time to hit the reset button on their organisation and work habits and thus learning outcomes. Like any fresh start, it is a process, a journey, and that journey requires a plan. Students were asked to consider their plan for the remainder of their time at the College so that they meet their academic, cultural and sporting goals. I must admit, I look forward to seeing how things unfold for this lively bunch of young people!

Whilst safety restrictions – required to host the event – put paid to dancing, it didn’t stop us from having fun. From the lighting, to the photo booth and the laughter-filled ‘pop culture’ trivia, I think it is safe to say that all had an enjoyable evening.

Student statements:

Year 10 Semi-Formal was definitely a night that the Year 10 students will never forget. The lights and decorations, the music and the interactions with other students whilst everyone was dressed up in stunning dresses and smart suits, made Semi-Formal a truly incredible experience. It was a really exciting and special way to celebrate our path into the new ATAR system. Although we may not have been able to dance due to restrictions, we all had just as much fun with some pop culture trivia! We all shared and made so many memorable moments with our friends and peers and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead for us in our senior phase of learning.  Lucinda Harrison - Year 10

Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, as a cohort we were more than fortunate to have the opportunity to have our Semi-formal this year. Overall, the evening was a blast. From the photo booth to the trivia, it was just a great excuse to get dressed up. Personally, I really enjoyed having a laugh with my friends and taking some crazy photos in the booth. The Year 12 College Leaders who volunteered, alongside Mrs Jeynes, did a terrific job of keeping us well fed throughout the evening. A big thank you also to the teachers who supervised and gave up their Saturday night. Ava Woodfield - Year 10

Looking fabulous in our dresses and suits we, the lucky Year 10 students, were fortunate enough to walk the red carpet at our Semi-Formal last weekend. Many students stepped out of their comfort zones and dressed up for the occasion, helping to create an unforgettable and memorable evening. The DMPC transformed from a sporting facility into a glamorous and elegant setting, perfect for the occasion. Following a stressful exam block, the entertainment of hilarious trivia allowed us to relax and have a laugh. Thanks to the amazing photographers and the photo booth, many memories and moments were captured to later look back on. Despite no dancing, the evening was enjoyed and treasured by all. Emma Manjikian - Year 10 

Toni Kirton
Director of Positive Education & Leadership

 

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