Annual Spring Dinner
The annual Spring Dinner is held each year prior to the September term break and we are sure everyone agrees the night is a joyous celebration of our wonderful Preshil spirit.
With a Silent Auction as part of the night, the dinner is a very successful fundraising event and it is heartening to know that so many members of our community are keen to support the School so generously. But the real pleasure, and the main point of the night, is the showcase it provides for all those elements that make Preshil such an exciting place to be. The Spring Dinner arises out of the Electives Program which gives students so many opportunities for real life learning in cross-age groupings. Our front-of-house, cooks, kitchen hands and entertainers are drawn from across Years 7 to 10 into teams where they must collaborate, create and support each other if the dinner is to come together on the night.
The students in the Kitchen Garden elective must be applauded for their tremendous effort in the kitchen as well as their outstanding waiting skills. Even those students who manage the scullery all night do so with a smile. Together, as a group, they ensure the service of all courses is seamless. Many professionals would struggle with catering and serving 100+ people over a three hour window but our students are meticulous with their preparations. We are all very proud of their achievements.
With 120 guests plus a dedicated team of cooks, wait staff and performers who bring together a wonderful evening of brilliant food, attentive service and great entertainment, our beautiful library is turned into a dining room by Nerel Ezra and her team of parents and staff, whilst the amazing John Collins (Years 9 and 10 Co-Coordinator, History and Kitchen Garden elective teacher) designs and tests our exciting menu with the students in their Kitchen Garden elective.
Spring Dinner 2017 – Primavera
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Spring Dinner and Silent Auction raised approximately $16,000 after expenses. This money has been earmarked to upgrade the Science Laboratories at Blackhall Kalimna, and to refurbish the Play Area as part of the restoration of the Arlington 5s building.
As always, the success of the evening is largely dependent on support from Preshil families of their time and donations. We thank all those who attended, donated, assisted and contributed in any other way for this dinner. As a community we all come together for the benefit of this amazing school.