What do you do when the Headmaster decides to retire? Have a gala ball to mark his incredible contribution!
At the recent Newington P&F Ball more than 450 Stanmore, Wyvern and Lindfield parents and Old Boys raised a glass to Dr and Mrs Mulford.
The night began with a version of “This is Your Life” presented by Newington parents Kylie Gillies and Craig Reucassel, who took Dr Mulford on a trip down memory lane. Dr Mulford took prime position on an outsized red throne to review proceedings.
As part of his heartfelt response, he told guests: “Leading the College for the past 10 years has been a highlight in my career”. Dr Mulford received a well-earned standing ovation in recognition of his contribution to Newington.
A key purpose of the ball was to raise funds for the College Endowment Fund. Bidding on silent and live auction items was competitive and there was much interest in tickets to win a $10,000 cash prize in the raffle. Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Thank you to the 110 Year 12 parents who attended the VIP drinks before the ball and enjoyed the opportunity to converse with Dr Mulford and Mr Roberts in a relaxed environment, and to all those who made the evening so special.
As a parting gift, the Newington P&F is putting together is an ebook of messages to Dr Mulford that he can reflect upon during his retirement. To include your message in this custom book, click here. We also welcome any donation you wish to make that will go towards the Mulford Bursary – Celebrating Diversity.