Anniversary Week – happy birthday Hutchins, 169 years
The Hutchins School Anniversary Week was celebrated from 30 July – 5 August. The week commenced on 30 July with the Junior School Anniversary Assembly where the Anniversary Cake was cut by Mr Gene Phair, President of the Old Boys’ Association who was assisted by the youngest student in the school Aleksandar Stanojevic and the oldest student in the Junior School Lloyd Lucas.
On 31 July the Old Boys were victorious not only in the Old Boys v Students Anniversary Debate but also the Old Boys v Students Touch Rugby Match! The students were represented by Ziah Cooper, Himaushu Hardikar and Charlie Lane and the Old Boys team was Rowan Dix (’97) Alistair Park (’08) and Roland Lawrence (’09). Chief adjudicator was Mr Berry (Junior School teacher and Old Boy) and assistant adjudicators were Mr Grabovsky and Mr Lucas. The topic that was debated was “That the Tall Poppy Syndrome belongs in the past”.
On 1 August the Anniversary Reunion Dinner was held with 160 Old Boys coming together from various year groups from 1950 to 2010.
On 3 August, the School’s actual birthday, mother nature delivered a wonderful birthday present by sending us so much snow that the School was closed, therefore the celebrations planned for that day were not able to take place. Fortunately, the snow cleared and the Anniversary Lunch went ahead on Wednesday 5 August where William Lambert Dobson KCMG was lionised and The Hutchins Foundation presented the Follow Your Dreams Awards. The Hutchins School Parents’ Association held the Magenta and Black Anniversary Cocktail party on the same evening which was a wonderful ending to the weeks celebrations for 2015.