The Class of 2016 are a special group of people as this year we celebrate our School’s 150 years of existence.
And what better way to do this than to be treated to a spectacular evening on the 30 July at the prestigious ICC. The dapper gentlemen, accompanied by their stunning Flappers, enjoyed an evening of fun and merriment at our aptly themed event – CLUB 150.
The young couples began arriving at 6pm in an array of vehicles. These ranged from the really old jalopy to the fancy limousines. It was clear that money and effort were not spared and a lot of time was spent in ensuring a dramatic arrival. The couples were warmly and enthusiastically received by a myriad of well wishers who braved the cold and a few drops of rain to watch the spectacle.
After whispering the password – MOONSHINE (which some forgot) – these fabulous young men and their beautiful partners were welcomed by the host, Head Master, Mr Leon Erasmus, and his super dashing wife, Elmarie.
The entire venue was resplendent in black, gold, silver and white – the colour scheme for the evening. The tables were clearly Gatsby in theme with the many candelabras, pearls and feathers. On every table were miniature champagne glasses filled with after dinner mints and an especially handmade name card for each of the boys.  For the young ladies there were cute black gift bags with the 150 Club insignia containing a handmade bracelet.
The strategically placed murals and massive paintings, highlighted by different coloured parcan lighting depicting the theme, created a very romantic and warm atmosphere.
The photo shoot area was a major hit. The guests got to don all sorts of different accessories to capture their evening on film in front of a beautiful chaise lounge chair. Shaun and Chris from Colour Chrome Photography were kept busy the entire evening clicking away at both the specially designed photo area as well as the more formal set up.
The formalities ended with the presentation of a mounted Gatsby car to Mr Erasmus, a fitting gift for our 14th Head Master who is our true Gatsby.
The delicious buffet catered for all tastes and the delectable and rich chocolate mousse disappeared quite rapidly.
The dancing was officially opened by Mr Erasmus and his wife, who were then joined on the dance floor by the Head Prefect and Deputies, Mvumeleni Mathenjwa, Joshua Spooner and Libo Mngomezulu and their partners. They were awesome as they performed the waltz … I think they were amazing given that they had just two lessons from Mrs Naidu. The dance floor then filled up quickly when the music changed to the popular pounding that these youngsters call music!
At midnight all fun had to stop and as the guests made their way to the after party, the rest of us had to clear up.
A huge thank you to all those that helped make this event a success: Ms Drew, Mrs Naidu, Mrs Henley, Mr Lewis, Mr Maharaj – a good team to work with. I could not have done it without your help.
Mrs S Nagiah
Matric Dance: Co-ordinator