19 May, 2023


Rostrum Voice of Youth Northern win

After four years of entering Rostrum Voice of Youth and working tirelessly on her public speaking skills, Charlotte Ball (Year 11) has broken the drought by winning the Northern Final together with a Kuba Meikle from Launceston College.  Congratulations, Charlotte! She will participate in the State Final next month with the possibility of making the Nationals in Melbourne.  We wish her all the very best!

We had five students in total demonstrate their developing public speaking skills with strong efforts from Gina Kumar, Varani Harry Peiris, Mollie Gray and an Encouragement Award given to Miheli Somarathna.  They were all fantastic ambassadors for our school!  A special thanks to Ms Gina Slevec for her support on the day.

Katie Lester
Person-in-Charge of Public Speaking

Glamming it up at the Great Gatsby

It was a night of nights! Saturday 6 May was definitely an evening to remember. Beautiful decorations of candelabras, hanging pearls, elegant greening lighting and a classy gold and black colour scheme showcased the TCE Ball theme of The Great Gatsby. It was like being transported straight back into the 1920s. The amazing, warm, exciting atmosphere and vibe the Hotel Grand Chancellor brought this year was something unforgettable, the close attention to detail was obvious with the outstanding service and décor.

But it wasn’t all glitz and glamour; it was fun too. Students enjoyed an array of amusing activities from guessing the baby photos of current TCE students and some teachers too. The game of two truths and lie about some teachers left some students shocked at the convincing lies offered.

The dance floor saw the finely attired students shake it up, and it was fantastic to see the students enjoy each other’s company, with laughs and chatter present.

The night was definitely captured by our incredible photographer, Sidhonie Page-Smith, who snapped some great memories throughout the evening at the tables, on the dance floor and at our photo booth.

As always, the TCE Ball takes a team to turn it into reality, and it couldn’t have been done without the brilliant help and support from the incomparable Works Department, the Art Department, especially Ms Carmel Dilger, VJAM, Mrs Joy Russell and the Seniors’ Committee for the love, effort and care they put into making the event run smoothly and effortlessly.

As the Great Gatsby character Jordan Baker said in the novel. “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties, there isn’t any privacy.” It was a large party indeed, in size, fun and memories.

Clair Russell
Seniors’ Committee Member