A.B. PATERSON COLLEGE
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND

Zenith Club

The Zenith dinners have been a regular entry on our College calendar for 15 years now and form a very important part of our College tradition and history.  It is a formal, fully catered, sit-down dinner that gives various students in the Senior School an opportunity to showcase their Public Speaking talents amongst their peers. 

Each dinner has a different theme and students write speeches around this central theme.  White linen table clothes, a string quartet playing, a chairperson for the evening, a number of speakers, and members of the Senior Leadership Team of the College, all ensure a formal atmosphere.

Traditionally, the idea of Zenith was as an introduction to other various Public Speaking events, like Toastmasters and the College’s own Public Speaking Competition.  With only two dinners per year, attendance is always popular, especially at the second Zenith Dinner, as various Public Speaking Competition entrants and winners showcase their aptitude and talent in this area. 

Our College Public Speaking Captain organises these events, in conjunction with the teacher co-ordinator of Zenith.  Regardless of whether students wish to be involved in the speaking itself, it is always a beautiful evening, a sophisticated event, with students in attendance impressed by their peers capabilities and talents.