29 September Golden Ball

Barrenjoey Golden Ball

It seems like years ago now but on Saturday 29 September we were celebrating Barrenjoey’s 50th Anniversary in style in the Grand Hall at the school.

The Hall was decorated in white and gold with a pop up Bar by Sotto Sopra and a three course meal by Rukus Catering.

Students and staff from the last 50 years mingled, had their photograph taken and purchased raffle tickets, silent auctions and auctions. They danced to the Avalon Village Big Band and Backbeat into the early hours.
One of the more exciting events was the ability to peruse our Alumni Exhibition in the Back Gallery, carefully put together by Donna Coles, Chelsey Baker, Helena Van de Linde and Lea Gheri.  As usual we are forever thankful to the teams of volunteers who participated in ensuring that the evening was a success;

Julie Nicholson, Jacqui Gill, Kirrily Kuner, Bron Watts, Deb Macdonald, Brianna Seale, Petra Timmerman and Melissa Bellingham. Eddie Wayling – MC, Claire Delaney – Oragniser, Michael – GA – great job on the lights and general help, Emma Long Penguin Design – Graphics, Pauline Allan – prizes, Chelsey Baker – Alumni, Helena Van de Linde – Alumni ,Donna Coles – Alumni, Lea Gehri, Sally Mayman – Cookbook Team

Special thanks go to our sponsors and prize givers, without whom we would never have been able to raise the funds we rely on to provide that extra bit of learning for our kids.


  • Avalon Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce – Photobooth
  • Previous Next – Owen Lansbury
  • Beckenham Optometry – Rowena Wiseman
  • Emma Long – Graphics and posters

Prize givers!

Amber Tiles Mona Vale, Avalon Butcher, Avalon Earth Moving, Avalon Family Dental, Avalon Florist, Avalon Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Avalon RSL- Bistro  61, Avalon Skin, Avalon Stand Up Paddle, Avalon Swim, Avalon   Whole Food shop, BBQ Factory, Beach Road, Beaches Beauty , Beachside Bookshop, Beckenhams, Blake Real Estate, Bookoccino, Careel Bay Marina, Chapmans Carpets, Chelsea Pet Shop, Club Palm Beach, Commonwealth bank, Couston Family, Cranzgots, Crush Wine, Deese, Di Cutrie, Dive Spear Sport, Dogue, Donna’s barber shop, Eco DownUnder, F45, Facial Impressions, Fantasea, Flourish, Flynn’s , Golden Fruit, Isabel Lopez Hair design , Jim Colley, John Bull Removals, Jonahs, Kennards Hire, Kristina Brinke, Lazer Clinics, Le Bourlevarde Avalon, Make up by Elizabeth, Manly Surf School, Mitre 10, Modus Operandi Brewing, North Av Metro station, Northern Beaches Council, Organic Shop, Palm Beach Fish & Chips, PIM events, Pittwater Kayak Tours, Previous Next, Redback Nomad SUP, Road to Paradise, Rust, Sa Biang, Sally Mayman – Turtle Pictures, Sarah & Haven, Super Yacht Crew Academy, Surf Collective,

Swell, Swimart pool clean , The Academy Brand, The Avalon Beachhouse, The Parkhouse, TravelView, Uncovered, Voss, Wendy Sharpe, Womens Rugby &’s Training Jersey, Woolworths Avalon, YouSaveChemist

And finally, how much did we raise? Just over $17,000! A very exciting end to our fundraising for the year. Thank you to all who attended, all who provided prizes and all who enjoyed the night.  We will put a list of our prize givers into next weeks PP but until then a massive thank you. 

Kalinda and Claire

Our amazing sponsors!


Our amazingly supportive Prize Givers