By Peter Northern, Reunion committee
After the resounding success of the 50th jubilee and the amount of positive feedback received, the XŌtaki College Alumni Trust decided it would be worthwhile celebrating the college’s 60-year anniversary.
This time around, the reunion committee is lucky to have a mix of members from the 50th jubilee committee, plus some new faces that bring a fresh and enthusiastic approach to organising the weekend.
There will be a similar format to the last reunion, with registration at the college from midday on the Friday, a pōwhiri and afternoon tea at 3pm, followed by the popular “Giggle and Gossip” starting at 6.30pm. This is a great evening event, and a relaxed and informal way to reconnect and reminisce.
The main difference for this reunion is that everything is to be held at the college, in the hall and marquees. What could be more appropriate than holding a college reunion at the college itself?
Saturday morning will see the return of the popular march from the Domain to the college at 9am in your decade group (feel free to follow the example of a few last time and wear your old school uniform – for those that still fit them)! At 10am there are photos and morning tea, along with speeches and a cake cutting.
Saturday night will be a big one, starting at 7pm in the hall with live music, continuous supper and a cash bar. We will also be screening school photos and some from the last reunion so we can all remember what we used to look like. Bring your dancing shoes, a sense of humour and memories of your time at college.
Unfortunately the bike sheds are no longer there!
This will be a great weekend and an awesome opportunity to catch up with friends and acquaintances from years gone by, and maybe forge some new friendships along the way. If you haven’t registered but intend to come, you only have a few days to do so. There are limitations on numbers and catering, so if you haven’t registered for the events on Friday or Saturday night, you won’t be able to arrive and pay on the day.
The committee is looking forward to seeing you all over the weekend and will be happy to answer any questions you may have and assist in any way we can. Fingers crossed for a fine weekend!