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:
2020 Mr Patrick Allan
2019 Ms Sophie Tedmanson
2018 Mr Fotis Kapetopoulos
2017 Ms Gisele Blanchard
2016 Dr Ross Sweet
2015 Mr Loukas Founten
2014 Mr Peter Sanderson
2013 Ms Frances Nelson QC
2012 Mr Nick Scopelitis
2011 Mr Ian Glover
2010 Mr Matthew Loveder
2009 Ms Lauren Novak
2008 Centenary Dinner Speakers
- Stephen Mitchell
- Kate Mitchell
- Ann Mitchell
- John Mitchell
- Elizabeth Silsbury
- Chris Sumner
The dinner acknowledges the enduring influence and focus of achievement that is a characteristic of Adelaide High School.
It is with regret and after much soul searching, the Old Scholars Committee have decided to cancel the 2021 Old Scholars Dinner due to the uncertainty of restrictions and limitations in these times.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2022 when hopefully everything is returning back to normal.
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.
The 2021 Conversazione has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of restrictions and limitations in these times.