Glitters and sparkles. Such was the night of November 19 at The Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul.
Dwight School Seoul held its annual gala event with the theme “The Great Gatsby”. Flapper dresses and headbands were on display and wine glasses passed around and toasted.
It was a sold-out evening. It was fun. It was a celebration.
For the members of the Parent Association (PA) Executive Board, it was rewarding. Finally, we can say “We’ve pulled it off!”
It wasn’t just a sold-out event, it was a well-organised one. I know, because I am part of the PA Board. I’ve seen how the concept slowly came into this one big sparkle:
Thanks mainly to our PA President who is a very capable organizer and to our Events Manager who has impeccable taste and who made sure that no detail was left disregarded. At the end of the night, everyone went home happy and satisfied and in awe of the night of The Great Gatsby. Amidst the glitters, it was the smile of satisfaction that mattered the most!
US Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippet joined us as the night’s Guest Speaker. He confirmed in his speech that Dwight got the most number of US Embassy kids among the international schools here in Korea. Interesting! Dwight is only 5 years old here in Seoul but it has a long and rich history as a network of schools with headquarters in New York and campuses at London, Shanghai and Vancouver Island. To date, it still holds the record of being the only school in Seoul offering IB education in all three levels (PYP – primary years, MYP – Middle Years, DP – Diploma).
The night continued with live entertainment from Jazz Trio, followed by a very entertaining tap dance from Yono Company and closed by DJ Aiden leading the dance floor for the remaining parents and teachers who filled the room with bursting energy.
Of all the photos, this one’s my favourite:
It sums up all the energy and the fun!
Thanks to this year’s Officers of the Parents’ Association:
I am proud to say that I am part of this very dedicated crew. And I have to say this, though we had to give a lot of our time and effort I felt like we went through the whole process sans any negative vibes. For me, it was worth all those times I was holed up at Dwight in preparation for this big night. This is one group I wouldn’t hesitate working with in future projects.
Of course, it wasn’t all work for us PA that night. It was great to be with and seeing friends not just during our usual coffee time. And the best part… hubby was not on a business trip!
(photo credits Greg Samborski Photography – official photographer and one of the Dwight Night 2016 sponsors – more photos here: Dwight Night 2016)