Around 200 young Catholic men and women defied the gloomy weather and glammed it up at this year’s Campion College Ball.
It’s one of the most anticipated events on the students’ calendar but it’s open to all and this time young adults from across Sydney and interstate came to step back into the 1920’s with a Great Gatsby theme in honour of the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The event, now in its 11th year, was run recently by the student’s association of the liberal arts college in Toongabbie.
The night began with a Vigil Mass celebrated by Theology lecturer Fr Luke Holohan and a short opening speech by Campion Student Association President Erin Meese to officially open the ball.
Then they were free to dance the night away in the festively-lit college grounds, enjoy the canapés and have a selfie or two taken at the themed photo booth.
Ms Meese said the ball is a well-established part of the Catholic social scene in Sydney. “We always get a great turn out, which we believe is testament to the great communal atmosphere of our campus and the students who live and study here,” she said.
Campion students this year showed a 96 percent overall satisfaction rate with their educational experience, according to 2016-17 data by Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2016-2017.
College president Dr Paul Morrissey said the results highlighted not only the quality of the college’s Liberal Arts degree and its culture.
“At Campion you really are a name, not a number,” he said.