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Thornleigh's Annual Christmas Party

Hottest Ticket in Town… And it may not be the one you think!

While the world scrabbled and fought for Peter Kay’s Octagon benefit tickets, a world of activity was quietly but feverishly taking place at Thornleigh Salesian College as the staff and students again prepared their grotto for the annual- and much anticipated- Annual Christmas Party on the 14th December.

It has become a real - and hotly anticipated - institution, with the local community desperate for a place of this very festive table. Months in the making, the college literally added a dollop of Christmas spirit to the season by putting together an event that certainly delivered.

Our Wise Men and Ladies arrived at the stable, greeted with tea, coffee and the option of something altogether more fizzy before being entertained by dancers from Year 10 and being given the opportunity to show some festive moves themselves.

The three-course meal, with turkey and all the trimmings, followed next before the fun commenced: festive bingo, a raffle of donated gifts from staff and students alike, and the joy of the college’s school band.

Tradition dictated a rousing Thornleigh sing-a-long to finish, and the guests certainly did not disappoint with their rocking around the Christmas tree!

This was the most wondrous way to bring a community together and there is no doubt that the guests- clutching a Christmas card and gift - left with full stomachs and a warm heart on their journeys back to lands afar.

From the staff - who donated money and gifts - to the students who so generously gave their time to support and entertain the guests, this really was the very best way for Thornleigh to gather faithful friends who are dear to us.