Thus, in the many years since I left school, I've only been to one "old boys" function. However, this year marks a particularly significant anniversary, and I attended the reunion event.
|Still a nice view|
The evening was pleasant enough but I can't say that I was overwhelmed. Yes, I spoke to a number of people whose names I remember from school days. I got on well with a couple of people with whom I got on well at school. But since I wasn't a sports type of person then (not that anything's changed), and in those days the school looked with great favour on those who did well in sport, there were quite a few students who were given positions of responsibility because of their sporting eminence. In those days, I didn't have a lot in common with a number of these. The good news is, all these years later, I found I could now easily mix with some of them. But there are still some with whom I don't have a lot in common!
|That's a fly loft under construction, above the stage|
But the works continue. Yes, the fund raising foundation is in debt, but given the ambitious nature of the current project, and the amounts of money being spoken about, I was left thinking that the foundation's biggest concern seems to be to find ways of spending money rather than raising it!
As the fee payable in year 12 is over $26,000 (and did I read somewhere that private school fees have risen at twice the rate of inflation over the past decade?), I wondered where it's all heading.