It was particularly pleasing to see a strong contingent make the trip from interstate, with those in attendance noticeably pleased to catch up with mates from so long ago.
Prior to the luncheon, attendees were treated to a guided tour of the new Senior School Library, the new Red Centre accommodating swimming centre, squash courts, basketball courts, gymnasium, etc, and on the other side of Parade West, the group visited the recently opened and nationally acclaimed Boarding House.
Back at the Prince Philip Theatre, John Potter undertook the role of Master of Ceremonies for the occasion, and Old Scholars Association President, Alan Letcher, welcolmed those present and provided an update on current PAOCA activities. Bill Riceman, past teacher at the School from the mid-1970s to the mid-80s, and aircraft pilot with 8,000 hours flying experience, proposed the Toast to the School. Bill delivered a well-researched and thoughtful address touching on the importance of a PAC education and reflecting on the vast number of students he had taught, or was aware of, who had achieved with distinction at national and international levels.
Our Headmaster, Bradley Fenner, in his last few months at PAC before retirement, reported on the many significant campus upgrades and advancements over recent years, and summarised some of the impressive performances of students in academic, co-curricular and sporting activities.
All attendees agreed that the occasion was a wonderful day of reminiscing and renewing old acquaintances.
Class of 1962