|9 Oct 2023|
The Perth Chapter Dinner was an evening was filled with great cuisine, fine wine, and heartwarming reminiscences (as well as a few tall stories) about our time at Saints. The dinner brought together graduates from several different houses and different years, spanning five decades. By the end of the night, new friendships had been formed and a degree of camaraderie formed – much like the camaraderie that was a hallmark of our time at Saints. Stories of former teachers, classmates, pranks and (reported) sporting prowess flowed throughout the night.
Amid the sumptuous steaks and Margaret River reds, conversation turned to the ways in which Saints had shaped our lives. All expressed gratitude for the education, values and discipline instilled, and acknowledged the pivotal role past teachers had moulded us into responsible, well-rounded individuals. Those present reflected on the unfolding of their lives since leaving Saints – many had been involved in agriculture at some stage as well going on to pursue diverse career paths. Travel, family, and friendship were discussed in depth.
As the night ended, the old scholars left the dinner well-fed, slightly tipsy, and grateful for the opportunity to relive cherished memories, strengthen old friendships and make new connections within the alumni network. The evening served as a reminder of the enduring bonds formed during their time at the school and reinforced the importance of staying connected with fellow alumni.
We look forward to continuing the tradition next year.
Ross Nelligan (S&A 2003)