Clarendon 150, the celebrations to mark 150 years since the beginnings of what is now Ballarat Clarendon College, will commence on 10 November 2013 with the official opening of the David Sewell Pavilion combined with a history and remembrance afternoon tea. Historian and author Ross McMullin will be the occasional speaker, and a new honour board which records the wartime service of Clarendon Ladies College Old Collegians will be presented to the school.
On 1 March 2014 there will be the Clarendon 150 community celebration picnic and open day at the Sturt Street campus. More details of this event will be in the December issue of Ring-a-Roo and on the website www.clarendon.vic.edu.au.
On 7 June, the Saturday of the Queen’s Birthday weekend, there will be the Clarendon 150 Dinner at Bray Raceway, the largest venue available in Ballarat. We are hoping for a “full house” on this night. Dinner will be preceded by drinks and the unveiling of a commemorative sculpture at Sturt Street. The following morning at 10am there will be a Clarendon 150 service at Lydiard St UC, at which the Moderator, Dan Wootton, will be the guest preacher.
On 2 August the Clarendon 150 Performing Arts Showcase will be held at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, and this will feature the talents of former and present Clarendon students.
Clarendon 150 will be as successful as we, the school-community members, make it through our support of the events planned. We hope to welcome you to the celebrations.