Graduation Ball

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to our Graduation Ball on Friday 6 December 2019 at Ellerslie Event Centre.

For over 65 years, the Old Girls’ Association has hosted a Graduation Ball, to celebrate our Year 13 students’ graduation from school and officially welcome our newest members into our Association and our St Cuthbert’s global alumnae.

We invite Graduates to purchase tickets for family, friends and a partner to share in this special occasion.

Tickets on sale from 23 September

The Ticket price of $165 (plus booking fee) includes the graduation ceremony, seated dinner, dancing and digital access to ALL photos of the evening taken by White Door Photography.

A Cash Bar will be available on the night, non-alcoholic drinks will be supplied complimentary throughout the night.

Graduates may invite family, friends, and a partner. Partners are not compulsory. This is an adult event and is not appropriate for children under 14.

Please note that graduates will also be required to purchase a ticket. As the Ball is run entirely by the Old Girls’ Association, tickets are not able to be charged to your school account.

Tickets are on sale from Monday 23rd September through Eventbrite. You can purchase them through the link here:

Dress code

Formal evening wear is required. In keeping with tradition, it is preferred that graduates wear white or pale coloured dresses and preferably long.

Graduation groups

What better way to graduate than walking across the stage with your friends? At the booking stage, you will need to nominate who you would like to graduate on stage with (in pairs or up to groups of four). When selecting your graduation group, please remember to be inclusive and ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the moment.

Presentation of Graduates

Your parents, families and caregivers are some of your biggest supporters and are undoubtedly part of the reason that you’re graduating this year!

In honour of their support, we ask that you nominate one person (ideally a parent or guardian) to walk with you and stand with you as you receive your Old Girls Badge. You will also share the first dance of the evening with that person.

Seating arrangements

At the booking stage, you will be asked to nominate who you would like to be seated with for the dinner. Please note that we can accommodate up to ten people per table. We will do our utmost to ensure that all requests are taken into consideration.

If you do not have a preference, a table will be arranged for you.

Professional photographers 

We have arranged for White Door Photography to capture the evening and there will be photo booths and plenty of opportunities to get photos with your friends and family.

ALL photos will be made available to you digitally as part of the ticket price. 

Grad ball rehearsal

There will be a rehearsal for Year 13 students which will take place in December at Ellerslie Event Centre. We will notify you of this date and time closer to the event as it is dependent on venue availability.

Ellerslie Event Centre

The directions to Ellerslie Event Centre can be found here.


Ticketing Contact: Should you have any question regarding tickets for the Graduation Ball, kindly contact Twane Palmer by email or by phone on 09 – 5208470.

Old Girls’ Association Contact: For any other questions about the Graduation Ball, contact the President of the Old Girls’ Association Penelope Peebles on or 029 200 2524.

2018 Photos