School Ball

12 April, 2019

To the parents and caregivers of all students who are going to the School Ball.

This year’s Ball will be held at:
THE PULLMAN HOTEL, cnr Princes Street & Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland City, on Friday 12 April, fromĀ 7.30pm – 12 midnight.
Cost $110 per person

The students always look forward to the Ball with great enthusiasm and with your involvement before and after the Ball, I am sure it will be a successful and enjoyable evening.

The Ball is a school function and we expect those attending to meet our usual high standard of behaviour. Dress to be formal.

Students and their parents must understand that the school will refuse admission to anyone who tries to bring alcohol, or any illegal substance into the Ball, whether there is evidence that they have been drinking or not. We will refuse admission to, or send home, anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substance. Students who are sent home or not allowed in will not have their money refunded. Students and their partners are not allowed to smoke while at the Ball.

Students must arrive at the Ball before 8.00pm and once they have come into the venue, they will not be allowed to leave and then re-enter the premises.

The school has no responsibility for getting students either to the Ball or home after the Ball. Transport to the Ball and home afterwards is the responsibility of each student and his/her parents or caregivers. Although our responsibility for the students finishes at the end of the Ball I am always concerned that they all get home safely immediately after the Ball and expect you to ensure that adequate transport arrangements have been made for them. If you are picking up your son or daughter at the end of the Ball you would be welcome to come into the venue itself to enjoy the music while you wait for them.

No school functions will be held before or after the Ball and we do not accept responsibility for any student activities other than the Ball itself.

In the past there have been some minor problems caused by the availability of alcohol at pre-Ball parties held in students’ homes. I am sure that if there are any such parties, parents will be present at them.

I urge you to remind your son or daughter and his or her friends of the disappointment and embarrassment they will feel if they arrive at the Ball in a condition which results in their being refused entry.

With your support I am sure that once again the Ball will be a most successful and enjoyable school activity for the students. In previous years the managers of the venues where we have held the Ball have complimented the school on the maturity, courtesy and excellent behaviour of our students and I look forward to an entertaining evening with them.


Yours sincerely,

Fiona Barker, PRINCIPAL