Posted on 07 November 2019
Every Speech Night is a special occasion, but this year marks 25 years since its inauguration. On that occasion, in 1994, the Headmaster, Dr Max Howell, A.M., stated “It has for many years been traditional in schools, that at the end of each academic year, all those involved in the life of a school should assemble and be provided with a statement of its activities, achievements and aspirations. A Speech Night also serves another purpose however, that of recognising individual achievement and more importantly scholarship through the presentation of prizes.”
A quarter of a century later and Ormiston College is still celebrating the annual occasion with the same enthusiasm, spirit and keenness. Speech Night is appropriately held towards the end of the academic year, it still includes all those involved in the life of the school as well as many special guests and its very important purpose is the recognition of individual achievement and scholarship.
This year’s event, held on Wednesday 6 November at the Chandler Sports Centre, was another memorable occasion. Academic prizes, along with many other achievement awards were presented to students from Year 4 upwards by various sponsors and special guests. A spectacular performance from this year’s musical production of Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical captivated the entire audience, as did the other music and choral works performed on the night.
Speech Night also introduced the Year 6 cohort to the stage, in recognition of their ongoing step from Junior School to Secondary School. All graduating Year 12 students were then called upon to make one of their last stage performances before graduation, when they will take on their new status as members of the OC Alumni. A wonderful evening continuing a tradition of sharing in the acknowledgement and significance of the many, many achievements attained annually by students of Ormiston College.