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The 2018 Blue & Gold Ball wrap-up

Thank you for making the 2018 Blue & Gold Ball a great success

On Saturday 4 August, almost 700 parents and friends gathered in the Brother JP Lacey Gymnasium for the 68th Waverley College Blue & Gold Ball.

The ball – reinstated last year after a 40-year hiatus – has a long and proud history dating back to 1911, when a group of dedicated parents joined forces to raise funds to support the growth of a flourishing new school.

This year, thanks to our generous community, the Blue & Gold Ball raised just over $100,000, which all go towards building new learning and recreation spaces for our students.

We’d like to thank special guests including members of the Waverley College Board, the College Executive, Brother Brian Murphy, Peter Frost – who this year celebrates 50 years of teaching at Waverley – as well as representatives from the Parent Association and Old Boys Union.

We also thank our fantastic sponsors: McGrath Estate Agents; Hotel Bondi; Core Mortgage Brokers; BMW Alexandria and Rushcutters Bay;  NG Farah and It’s Insured. Special thanks also go our brilliant auctioneer Adrian Bo and our exceptional MC, Tim Gilbert from the Today Show on Channel 9.

Tim Gilbert warms up the crowd at the Blue & Gold Ball

Well done to the live auction winners

  •  Stuart Campbell – Commission Free Sale courtesy of McGrath Estate Agents
  • Peter Goulding –  Branding package from MedalTally, a financial health-check valued from accountancy and business advisory firm MSBA , SERVCORP Office Space and an iPad
  • Lisa & Peter Wotherspoon – Trolley’d Cocktail Party for 40 donated by Sandra and John Higgins of MyPlace Estate Agents
  • Lisa & Peter Wotherspoon – Lunch for 12 at the Charing Cross Hotel with ex-Wallabies and Waverley College Old Boys Owen Finegan, Stephen Hoiles and Adam Freier
  • Rupert Maivenbacher – Flat bar road bike, Merida 200 courtesy of 99 Bikes, and $1000 to spend on cycling accessories thanks to Mary Ramsay
  • Ramona Rede –Twilight Yacht Racing on Sydney Harbour for two with a magnum of Mumm, kindly donated by Kevin Mendez

Adrian Bo of McGrath conducts the Live Auction at the Blue and Gold Ball

Congratulations to our raffle winners

  •  Lisa Sullivan Smith – Robbie Chapman sapphire, diamond and while gold earrings
  • Ginny Caldwell – One week for two people at luxurious Infinity Resort at Koh Samui thanks to the McClean family
  • Catherine Patone – SMEG Appliance Package donated generously by Jeffrey Gormley and Leeann and Mark Smith
  • Joy Smithers – Estee lauder Beauty Hamper & Wine, Spirits & Beer Hamper donated by Vikki Rizzo, Steve Leet and Year 5 Parents
  • Ashleigh Breaden – Amelle Dark Freshwater Pearl Earrings and Pendant with thanks to John Akcan at Amelle
  • Nicole Stupak – Sennheiser Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones generously donated by D’agostino family


Blue and Gold Ball 2018

Congratulations to all the silent auction winners

Aaron Speed-Johnson

Alison Gibson

Alison Maree

Amanda Galmes

Ana Elder

Angela Schacht

Ania Smith

Anne Clerc-Johnson

Anneke Zilich

Carly Hamilton

Carolyn Palmer

Christy Godby

Claudine Tinellis

Dee Diaz

Esther Colman

Fran Wilson



Gregory Smith

Jennifer Divall

Joanne Wightwick

Julie Occhiuto

Julie Sundqvist

Justine Whitehouse

Kathleen Davies

Keiran Kossenberg

Kenneth Read

Kevin Mendes

Kimbali Cook

Leann Meiers

Leonie Tindale

Linda McGuiggan

Lisa Sullivan




Liz Clothier

Liz Donohoe

Liz O’Neil

Lori Arambasoc

Louise Acret

Marianne Martinsen

Mark SchofieldMary Ramsay

Matt Walsh

Matthew Porter

Max King

Michael Johnson

Michelle Foley

Monique D’agostino

Murray Lewis

Nicky Cummins

Nicole Stupak

Nina Augoustis


Patricia Dimitrijevic

Paul Hinds

Prez Mccormick

Ramona Rede

Richard Prince

Sandy Templeton

Sarah Mayo

Sarah McArdle

Scott Mcintyre

Sheila Royles

Shilo  Poynting

Stephen Punch

Steve O’Donnell

Steven Tinellis

Stuart Hope

Stuart King

Tara Minto

Victoria Fucci


Blue and Gold Ball 2018

A heartfelt thank you to our supporters

Thank you to all families, old boys, friends and local businesses who made generous donations and contributions.

99 Bikes

Adam Freier

Adrian Bo

Advanz Health

Ali Hnaien

All Occasion Crusises

Amellée Jewellery

Ania and Craig Smith

Angela Royal

Anmaree Kanakis

Ann Ramsay Arkins

Anna Diniotis

Anne X McGrath

Aquariums Australia



Bellagio Café-Charring Cross

Ben and Lisa Doyle

Bill Mooney

Bill Taylor

Bold Food

Bondi Icebergs

Bondi Ink

Bowerhaus Jewellery

Brett Gillard

Carl Elsass

Caves Coastal bar & bungalows

Chargrill Charlies Woollahra

Charing Cross Hotel

Christina Waite

Cindy Pether

Cipri Italian Resturant Paddington

City Tattersalls Club

Craig Walker

Crystal Productions


Cumquat May by MJ

Damien Kelly Fitness studio

Dan Murphy’s

Danielle Brown

Danielle Cooper

Darley Street Bistro


David and Esther Coleman

David Newall

Deb Johnson

Delise Dall

Dinner Ladies

Dolphin Watch

Doyles on the Beach Restaurant

Dr David Mastroianni – My Ortho

Emma Laurence


Elizabeth Osboure at Coastal Fringe


Estée Lauder

Eva Timbs

Fit Woman Academy

Franck Provost Bondi Beach

Full Flow Fitness

Gabriela Garza

Gabrielle McGrath

Glam Room Bondi

Harvey Norman Bondi Junction

Hayley O’Sullivan

Hire a Hubby Property Maintenance

Hotel Bondi

Hotel Ravesis


Hunter Morpeth Motel and Villa


Infinity Resorts

Jeffrey Gormley

Jo Stanton

Jocelin Vieira

John & Eva Kapos

John Akcan

John & Sandra Higgins

John Coorey

Judena Hair

Julia Padoani

Justine Whitehouse

Kathy Davies

Katie Galeazzi

Kevin Mendez

Kim Maloney

Lamya Sadi

Laser Siege

Lateral Events

Leeann and Mark Smith

Let’s go Surfing

Liane Gorman

Linda Fabis

Linda McGuiggan

Lion Group

Lisa Sullivan Smith

Liz O’Neil

Lori and Zlatko Arambasic

Luke Callen

Luke Kennedy

Luke Shepson

Maloneys Grocer

Marcus Lyle

Marinos Euripidou

Mark Flitcroft

Mark Mitchell

Mary Jane Coy

Mary Ramsay

Maryanne Larkin

Matt Whitaker

Maureen Andrews

Maybe Frank

Merida Bikes

MIKA Jewellery

Mike & Adele Kneebone

Moira Mannion

Monique Eyles and Steve Keir

Moore Park Golf Course

Moss & Spy

MSBA – Accountants & Business Advisers

MyPlace Estate Agents

Naomi Hamilton Photography

Naomi Isaac

Natasha Fountas

Neaome Roy Nick

Nick Rizzo Academy

Nikki Smith

Nicole Bowman

Nicole Cottell

Nina Ashford

Noami Hamilton

OPA Design

Owen Finegan

Oxord Printing

Parents and Friends Association

Paul and Yvette O’Sullivan

Pepo Botanic Design

Perfection Chocolates

Pete and Tanya Tate

Quattro Passi Restaurant


Rhino Mouthguards at Clovelly

Robbie Chapman Jewellery

Rochelle D’Ettore

Royal Oak Hotel Double Bay

Rozy Dorizas

Sanderson Motors – Rushcutters Bay

Sara Cusack Cox

Secolo Dining


Shorty’s Liquor

Simon Potter


Sports and Spinal Chiropractic Clinic

Star Casino

Stephen Casimatis

Stephen Hoiles

Steve’s Cool Booze

Steven Leet

Stuart King


Sydney Swans

The Glam Room

The Good Fairies

The Gormley Family


Susan Fadel

Taking Shape

Taylors Wines

That’s Great Plumbing

The  D’agostino Family

The Anchorage


The Cook Family

The D’Agostino Family

The D’Ettorre Family

The Davies Family

The Dinner Ladies

The Doyle Family

The El-Haddad Family

The Fallon Family

The Gillard Family

The Green Family

The Harris Family

Suzi Wright

The Kneebone Family

The Leet Family

The Lelund Family

The Makeup Organiser

The Malouf Family

The McClean Family

The Meat Store

The Mormanis Family

The Palmer Family

The Punters Pal

The Quinn Family

The Rizzo Family

The Roosters

The Sullivan Smith Family

The Tibbett Family

The Wotherspoon Family

The Zilich Family

Thyme Clothing Clovelly

Tim Gilbert

Tintilla Estate

Tracks Magazine


Trudy Devereux

Vicki Rizzo

Warwick Negus

Waverley Pharmacy

Wendy Tadrosse

Wet Paint

William Sanderson

Year 10 Parents

Year 5 & 6 Parents

Year 8 Parents

Venettia Miller



Special recognition for the dedicated Organising Committee

This night would not have been possible without the efforts of our Organising  Committee – Lisa Sullivan Smith, Deb Johnson, Vicki Rizzo, Kathy Davies,  Linda McGuiggan, Rozy Dorizas, Jen Divall, Julia Padoani as well as the efforts of many staff here at Waverley College.

And most importantly, a great thank you to you

And lastly, a warm thanks to the Waverley College community – your strength as a community and your commitment to the College is exemplified in this truly extraordinary result.


Photographs are available on the Waverley College official facebook page.