2016 Great Gatsby Ball
Thank you to all who joined us for this year’s Great Gatsby themed Winter Ball held on Saturday 30 July, 2016 at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne.
It was a wonderful night to help the school raise valuable funds towards our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths facility (STEM) along with the new ERC facility currently in its design phase, and due for completion in late 2017.
The Master of Ceremony for the evening was Matt Hetherington, a premier entertainer, singer and actor. Matt has won 2 Green Room Awards and the prestigious Helpmann Award as Lead Actor in a Musical in productions such as; The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Next To Normal and North By Northwest. He has also starred in over 15 major theatre productions in Australia such as; South Pacific, Hair, Rocky Horror, Flowerchildren (The Story of the Mamas and Papas), The Last 5 Years, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, Sugar. In addition to his theatre credits Matt has guest starred in numerous TV programs such as; City Homicide, The Dr Blake Murder Mysteries, Stingers, Marshall Law and Sea Change.
“McGarvie’s Prohibitionists” provided entertainment throughout the night, with the assistance of Greek DJ “Sam”.
To coincide with the ball, we also held a Gatsby Ball Raffle (Permit No 10406/16). Prize winners were announced on the night and were:
1st Prize – Flight Centre Voucher to the value of $4000, donated by South Yarra Flight Centre – won by Josie Walta
2nd Prize – Leather Lounge valued at $2,999, donated by LV Furniture – won by S.Karagiannis
3rd Prize – Alphington Grammar School Fee Discount valued at $2500, donated by Alphington Grammar School – won by Jim Paterakis
4th Prize – Parrot Bebop Drone & Skycontroller Blue valued at $1,499, donated by Directed Australia – won by Rosie Lugg
5th Prize – JVC 55inch TV valued at $1,200, donated by the Alphington PFA – won by Maria Chasomeris
6th Prize – Polk Woodbourne Airplay Speaker valued at $850, donated by Directed Australia – won by Anthea Koloskopis
We thank the following organisations for their very generous sponsorship of our Great Gatsby Ball.