There are two major events held each year by the Old Scholars Association.
Old Scholars Dinner
As well as separate reunions that occur from time to time (details of which can be found in the newsletter or on this website), the Association holds an annual dinner, generally around the middle of the year.
Year level cohorts from as early as the 1920s attend to hear the guest speaker but mainly to catch up with friends and classmates from their school days. Those in attendance sing the school hymn and say the War Cry with great zest. A roll-call also takes place.
Speakers over the past few years have been:
|2012 Mr Nick Scopelitis2011 Mr Ian Glover2010 Mr Matthew Loveder2009 Ms Lauren Novak
2008 Centenary Dinner Speakers
|2007 Mr Nik Hagicostas2006 Mrs Margaret Lambert2005 Dr Mal Hemmerling2004 Prof Dean Jaensch
2003 Mrs Elizabeth Silsbury
2002 Mr Jeff Emmel
2001 Dr Claire Hale
2000 Prof Arthur Cropley
The dinner acknowledges the enduring influence and focus of achievement that is a characteristic of Adelaide High School.
The date for the 2017 Annual Dinner is Friday, June 16.
On the afternoon of the first Saturday in August, female old scholars (“the old girls”) of Adelaide High School meet in the school hall to catch up with old friends and to reflect on their time at the school. The Prefects of 50 years ago are presented to the gathering and they reflect on their experiences. Current day Prefects are present at this significant public occasion to converse with the ladies present and to serve afternoon tea. This proves to be a significant experience for both groups of people.
Old Scholars value the opportunities they have been given at Adelaide High School to be involved in a wide range of extra-curricular experiences (including the exchanges with Melbourne High School and MacRobertson Girls High School) and to achieve success in a variety of ways. In later years, they value the chance to reflect on these opportunities and to catch up with friends.