College News


Red carpet, glamour and crowds of eager family, friends and staff lined the edges of Fairholme’s Palm Drive, to herald the entrance of this year’s senior cohort, as they celebrated their much-anticipated Formal on Wednesday, 23 March. Girls and their partners arrived by diverse transport – from the first arrival in a horse-drawn carriage, to a plethora of mustangs and vintage cars through to a VW beetle and a classic combi.

As always, the transformation from tartan-clad school girls to graceful and elegant young women was breath-taking – some girls almost unrecognisable. Gowns were long, flowing, simple in design, and diverse in their colours. As always the heels for many were high, oh so very high.

As is tradition, the evening began with a function for parents, teachers, the girls and their partners. Following the red carpet walk-in there were family photographs, an on-stage introduction of each girl and her partner, and some ballroom dancing – including a father/daughter dance.

The formal part of the evening was celebrated at Picnic Point where a delicious meal was shared, along with more photographs, dancing, and the formalities of the cutting of the cake – introduced by Head Girl, Lala Grogan. This special social milestone was celebrated with style and panache, and the Fairholme community was proud to share it with its impressive seniors of 2016.