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Back to School for Sacred Heart Geelong

Table set-up at the Sacred Heart College Geelong Back to School Bash


On Saturday July 22, Sacred Heart College Geelong held their major fundraising event for the year. The evening was a great success with around 165 parents, friends and staff members attending to raise money and dance the night away around a theme of a ‘Back to School Bash’.


Back to School Bash attendees were encouraged to dress with either a touch of their old school, like a blazer or tie, or go all out and wear the complete school uniform. To take the theme to the next level, people were asked to note down a popular song during their schooling years and the complete compilation of songs was then used as the playlist for the evening.


Emma Morgan, Communications Officer from Sacred Heart College Geelong, said the theme helped to encourage a lively, social atmosphere.


“We were very impressed with the effort that was put into people’s costumes; there were people who dressed up in their entire school uniform, complete with pigtails and ribbons.”


“I, myself, am a Sacred Heart alumni and one of my former teachers was unrecognizable in her costume,” Emma continues. “She wore a black wig and a uniform from Geelong College across the road, fooling everyone!”


The Back to School Bash was notably successful as a fundraising event for the school; raising a total of around $12,000 through the live and silent auctions and raffles.


“We were so happy with the result of the fundraising efforts,” said Emma. “To raise that amount of money from the auctions and raffle is really wonderful, and a testament to our generous community.”


The live auction included four luxury prizes donated by parents, staff and friends of the school. Among the prizes for the evening were a Sovereign Hill family getaway, a one-week escape to a Kyneton Bush Retreat, a three-night Sandy Point getaway for 9 people and a private yachting experience including catering by chef Dean Matthews.


“As well as raising funds to support Stages two and three of our new Court Precinct development, we wanted this to be a fun, social evening for parents, community members and staff. Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved in planning and executing the Back to School Bash, we certainly achieved this.”


Messages to: Emma Morgan, Sacred Heart College Geelong

Karon Donnellon rsm, Malcolm Mathieson, Anne Mathieson, Rob Aron and Berenice Kerr rsm



Dancing the night away!



Antipasto plates for entrée catered by award-winning chef Dean Matthews