On Tuesday 23 August we welcomed back 23 alumnae from the 1960s. Unfortunately many were unable to attend but those that could had a wonderful afternoon. We started with a tour of the school which brought memories flooding back, after which we gathered in the Parlour for luncheon. Our Principal Maureen Ryan officially welcomed everyone before discussing the Strategic Plan which is to be launched at the start of 2017 and expressing what a Sacré Cœur education is today and the opportunities our globally minded Sacred Heart network offers the girls.
We were treated to the delightful talents of the Lentaigne Strings ensemble, lead by Tom Pepprell, thanks to the organisation of Rebecca Long; Bright Was the Purple Dawning was a memorable highlight.
Images taken on the day are available to download via this link.
The fifth annual golf day on Monday 18 April was another successful day at the Commonwealth Golf Club. Twenty-one teams comprising 81 players competed in an Ambrose event at the 2016 Sacré Cœur Foundation Golf Day and helped raise funds for the Sacré Cœur Foundation Building Fund. Melbourne turned on an unseasonably warm sunny day with blue skies which delighted all present. This year we were pleased to welcome two alumnae teams, increased support from the parent body and enthusiastic golfing novice, our principal Maureen Ryan and her team. Friendly camaraderie and competitiveness was evident among alumnae, parents past and present, corporate sponsors and friends of the School.
Thanks again to the generosity of our sponsors we were able to run a silent auction with an assortment of great prizes and a business card draw which was drawn at the end of the day in conjunction with the presentations. All the prizes were well received and together with the post golf drinks and canapés provided a happy end to a very enjoyable day.
Congratulations to all who took part in this fantastic event and special congratulations to our top scorers.
Winning Team Men and Overall Winners: The Blue Connections team of Wayne Morris, Warren Arbaitman, Steve Ball and Steve Price
Winning Team Ladies and Best Alumnae Team: Rosemary Kelly’s team including Marg Anderson, Anne Carne and Louise Moodie
Runners Up: The Massimo Imports team of Massimo Sedano, Massimo Cellante, John Bonacci and Damien Baldi
Encouragement: Suzanne Douglas, Loretta Lloyd, Alia Steglinski and Pauline Rahilly
Novelty Hole prize winners were:
Straightest Drive 2nd Hole: Steve Ball
Nearest The Pin 7th Hole: John Wright-Smith
Nearest The Pin 9th Hole: Mark Templeton
Nearest The Pin 15th Hole: Tom Tomlin
Longest Drive 18th Hole Men: Mitch Hardisty
Longest Drive 18th Hole Women: Jane Banting
Thank you also to all our sponsors for their generosity in sponsoring this event. Their generous contribution helped make this event a great success and is deeply appreciated. We hope to welcome you again at next year’s Golf Day.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors:
Blue Connections Pty Ltd
Transport Finance Pty Ltd
Moorabbin Timber Pty Ltd
Kingston Property Constructions Pty Ltd
Straightest Drive 2nd Hole & Nearest the Pin: Anonymous
Head Start Novelty 16th Hole: Perfekt Pty Ltd
Product and Prize Sponsors
Anonymous renewing donor (Readings prize vouchers)
ARB Thomastown (Silent auction items and prizes)
Bauer Media Group (Silent auction item – 12 month subscription to Wheels magazine)
Betty McDowell (Lingerie vouchers and silent auction prizes)
Borg family (Silent auction restaurant vouchers to Kerabu)
Carman’s (Silent auction hamper)
Commonwealth Golf Club (Round of Golf for 4 – silent auction item)
Devcos International Pty Ltd & Crop Natural Skincare (Silent auction item – skincare pack)
H & H Canteens (Powerade)
Miller family (Mumm Champagne, Mossgreen voucher and Sheridan packs – silent auction items)
Niki Crowley (Commonwealth Golf Club cap prizes)
Mr Peter Thomson (Signed cap)
Spartan (school supplier – Towelling robe – silent auction item)
Steve Price and Meyer Timber (Polo shirt prizes)
Our helpers leading up to and on the day
Marcia Endacott for driving the Drinks Cart
Marian Andrews for photography
Beryl McMillan for manning the Head Start Novelty Hole on the 16th and photography
Cherie Tucker for her artistic flair with our marketing material
Julie Muldoon for her behind the scenes help
Foundation Board members
School Leadership team
And finally a huge thank you to our hard working Golf Day Organising Committee
Niki Crowley (President Past Parents’ and Friends’ Association)
Steve Price (Parents’ Association)
Francoise Borg (Co-President Parents’ Association)
Sandy Miller (Current Parent)
Marcia Endacott (Foundation Board)
Beryl McMillan (Director of Development and Community Relations)
Marian Andrews Foundation Executive Administrative Officer
and our behind the scenes helper Pino Di Roberto!
A special thank you to Chris Poulton and his team at the Commonwealth Golf Club for ensuring the day ran so smoothly.
In conclusion, we thank you all for your support and hope you had a fun day.
We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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The sun was shining and faces were smiling when 81 graduates from 1940 to 1959 returned to Burke Road for a special luncheon.
For many it was the first time they had returned since they had left the School. As the ladies gathered in the Parlour, old friends were reunited and before long were reminiscing about stories from days gone by.
Some of our Year 11 students offered to take those who wished on tours of the School and the ladies were quite touched that the mural was still in the 'library' (now the Community Relations Office) and they marvelled at all the new facilities. Lunch was held in the Janet Erskine Stuart Centre where our guests were entertained by an extensive slide show of photographs and memorabilia prepared by our Archivist Barbara Kowalski and also music performances by our students.
One of the highlights was when everyone joined in singing our School song, Bright was the Purple Dawning which brought a tear to the eyes of many.
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