Tue, March 27, 2018

The Sheldon College Coo-ee Bush Dance was a hit with hundreds of visitors attending the College on the evening of Friday 23 March. The evening was filled with great food, music, rides, dancing and many fabulous raffle prizes. With a stunning sunset as a backdrop to the event, the crowds got the adrenalin pumping on the variety of rides and danced away to the sweet sounds of country band, “Mount Cotton Pickers” and other supporting student artists. The scrumptious food and beverages were enjoyed by all and the precision moves were not only limited to the dance-floor with revellers targeting Mr Lord, Mr Easdown and Mr Samuels as they dangled vicariously above the ‘Dunk-Tank’!

A special thank you to our wonderful families and sponsors who were incredibly generous through their donations for the Coo-ee Bush Dance fundraising raffle. Funds raised from the raffle are being used to support Years 8 to 12 students who are attending the 2018 USA Sheldon College Arts Tour. 

The raffle prizes and their lucky winners were as follows:

  • A weekend away in the Hunter Valley including a 3-night stay (donated by Goodwill Getaways), plus, a $500 travel voucher: Winner - Peter Hooper;
  • A premium designed and hand-built Adina Oceaneer Women’s Sports/Dress Watch (donated by ADINA Watches): Winner - Emma O’Keefe;
  • A premium Wool Rug (donated by Flooring Xtra Australia Victoria Point): Winner - Nicola Richards;
  • A joy flight in a ReMax hot air Balloon over the glorious Gold Coast, followed by a breakfast for 2 adults (donated by Tandi Gill of REMAX Australia): Winner - Jodie Chambers;
  • Two pairs of stylish Ray Ban Sunglasses (donated by Laubman & Pank Optometrists: Winner- Rob Needham;
  • Three boxed twin packs of Brown Brothers Patricia wine. Patricia is the very best tier of Brown Brothers wine and is released in vintages that are able to represent a quality of wine that respects the late Matriarch of the Brown family, Patricia Brown (donated by John Fuller of Brown Brothers Winery). Also including a voucher for four adults to enjoy a delicious buffet meal at Jayliano’s Strathpine (donated by Ana Zheng): Winner -Kahlia Purdey;
  • A case of 2010, 2011 and 2012 beautifully aged and complex premium wines of Voyager 3 Vintages of Cabernet Merlot (donated by a Sheldon College family): Winner - Brad Chainey.

Sheldon College is already planning next year’s College Coo-ee and the re-booking of ‘Dunk-Tank’ is the first item crossed off the list.