St Kevin’s pupils all ready for the ball

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St Kevin’s College pupils are receiving last-minute dancing lessons to make sure they are ready come dance-time at the school’s annual ball tomorrow night.

St Kevin’s year 12 and 13 pupils will head to the ball in classic cars, all glammed up and ready to dance the night away.

There will be around 240 people attending the ball, including the pupils and their partners, parents and former teachers.

Ball committee member Lucy Tyrrell said preparations were coming along well and they were confident it would be a fantastic night.

“It will be great fun. We have a bit to do tonight and tomorrow morning, but otherwise it should be fine.”

This year, the ball theme is The Great Gatsby from the 1920s, after they decided to change it from last year’s theme, Midnight Glamour.

The school is still holding dance lessons to make sure everyone is ready for the occasion.

Most of the students have spent well over $100 on clothing for the ball.

Former Board of Trustees chairman Brother Don Murray will be attending his first St Kevin’s Ball, despite being involved with the school since around the 1960s.

Ball tickets cost $80 and include dinner, the dance, drinks, decorations and to help pay the band, Albion Place.

Lucy said the ball would have struggled to go ahead without the work of Isobel Ryan.

“The school is making it more student-orientated this year and Isobel has been fabulous. She has organised a lot of the ball stuff.”

The ball gets under way at 7pm and is being held in the St Kevin’s Dining Room.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY