04 Dec 2015

Friday 04 December 2015

The King's College Senior and Junior Prizegivings were held at the College this week to recognise those students who have achieved at a high level in their academic, sporting and cultural endeavours throughout 2015.

The Senior Prizegiving was held on Wednesday, 2 December for students in Years 11, 12 and 13.

Our special guests for the morning were Sir Jim McLay and Marcy, Lady McLay. Sir McLay delivered an awe-inspiring speech, encouraging the Year 13 leavers to follow their dreams, but continue to work hard.

Also in attendance was the Chairman of the Board Ross Green and his wife Josephine, other members of the Board, President of the Old Collegians' Association Terry Gould, President of the Foundation Richard Kidd, President of the Floreat Semper Peter Wilson, King's School Headmaster Tony Sissons, elected Headmaster for King's College Simon Lamb and his wife Catherine, and Bishop Ross Bay.

Headmaster Michael Leach gave the Headmaster's Address, and Board Chairman Ross Green delivered the Chairman's Report. Head Boy Chas Wakefield and Head Girl Amanda Ngo also gave student presentations.

Over 100 students from the three year levels were presented with prizes, and Dux of the College for 2015 was Martin Luk.

A final service in the Chapel for the Year 13 leavers and their parents followed the Senior Prizegiving, and then the occasion concluded with a light lunch in the Student Dining Hall.

That evening, the Year 13 students celebrated in style at the 2015 Graduation Dinner, which was held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland City.

Students and their parents, along with staff attended, totaling close to 600 guests. Formalities of the event included the welcoming of all Year 13 leavers into the KCOCA with the presentation of a tie for boys or bracelet for girls by the KCOCA Immediate Past-President Andy Hayes.

Overall, the night was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. 

Prizegiving for the Junior students tooks place on the morning of Friday, 4 December. Approximately 50 students were acknowledged for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Congratulations to all our students who have worked extremely hard this year, and especially to our prizewinners for their most deserving recognition.