This video, guaranteed to stir any ‘red-blooded’ viewer, see’s PAC Old Scholar and local media identify, Steve Whitham, guide us through the historical context and importance of this memorable milestone recognising PAC’s past as well as our exciting future.
Message from the Headmaster, Mr Bradley Fenner
In the lead-up to our sesquicentenary celebrations in 2019, we have already had a good deal to celebrate.The 150th anniversaries of the purchase of the land in 1865 on which Prince Alfred College stands and the laying of the Foundation Stone by Prince Alfred in 1867 have been special events for us. Moreover, the visit in April 2018 by HRH Prince Edward, the fifth generation of the British Royal family to visit Prince Alfred College or one of our major events, proved to be a wonderful PAC community event.
Our major celebrations take place in 2019, the 150th year anniversary of the year in which Prince Alfred College began. These will be first and foremost community events, providing a number of opportunities for many within our wider community to come together, celebrate our beginnings, our history and our heritage, and look towards an ever brighter future for PAC.
It has been affirming to see the number of people who have been keen to be involved in our sesquicentenary events. We look forward to the opportunities for people to re-connect and celebrate the achievements and ongoing successes of Prince Alfred College, our school.
Sesquicentenary Committee Chair, Mr Colin Dunsford AM
It is a great honour and privilege to Chair the Prince Alfred College Sesquicentenary Committee which has the responsibility to organise events and activities to celebrate this milestone in the School’s history.You can’t imagine that our founding fathers who purchased the Kent Town land and laid the foundation stone in November 1867, an event we commemorated in November 2017, could have foreseen this milestone, but more importantly , the remarkable successes of the thousands of students who have passed through the School’s gates over these years. These students have been supported by countless teachers, families and staff whose careers and stories provide the rich history of the School.
2019 will be a year of much celebration, in addition to the normal calendar of events such as the Intercols and Old Scholars functions, all of which will be extra special in our sesquicentenary. We are planning to involve all our stakeholders throughout the year, with a staff reunion, a Princes Women luncheon, a Gala dinner and cultural events. We have also commissioned a special book authored by renowned historian and old scholar Rob Linn. Using a unique 150 logo, we will also have available a selection of PAC memorabilia to commemorate this historic occasion.
I welcome and encourage you to participate in what will be a year of much celebration