After waiting outside in the typically unpleasant Auckland winter chill, the doors were opened and students were taken up in elevators to the giant glass dome on the top floor of the building. Following the customary entrance photos staged underneath an ivy-decorated archway, many guests found the customised candy bar to their liking, stocking up on jellybeans, liquorice and gummy bears before heading off for drinks, more photos, and after a short time, the dance floor.
Awards were given out by Senior Management later in the night, with these students being named winners, and sharing a dance with their respective partners to Train's Drops of Jupiter.
King: Ivan Hein
Queen: Hilary Young
Prince: Brayden Fitzgerald-Symes
Princess: Aimee Moss
Best Dressed To Theme (Male): Miro Gibson
Best Dressed To Theme (Female): Drew Macnamara
Cutest Couple: Jack McQuire and Stephanie Hollier
The Strathallan Winter Ball was an unforgettable night. The view out over the lights of Auckland City, combined with the abundance of food and high spirits of those present combined to create an amazing atmosphere, which I'm sure this year's seniors will be unable to forget.
A huge thank you to the 2012 Ball Committee consisting of Katie Hayward, Michaela Egbers, Emma Hurley, Elaine Huang, Lucy Gill, Jordan Jeffcoat, Cameron Barber, Priya Kana and Isabella McLeish, led by Stephanie Hollier.