The devil is in the DETAIL

Whether you are looking to steal the show or have loads of fun with your Matric Farewell, allow our passionate team to invite you on a site visit to Galagos Country Estate.


Showcasing highlights on the school calendar year, school emblem and identity or perhaps the school history may be presented here – iterating how proud we are of our education, showing our pride, spirit and camaraderie.

Arriving on the BIG DAY

Whether the vehicle of choice is a Volkswagen Kombi, a Stretch Hummer or a Fire Engine, the arrival attracts enormous attention and students are received like movie celebrities!

The best thing about

Yes, there will be a lot of happy snaps taken, but you really need a professional photographer to capture this big event.


The banquet, the backdrop where the build-up culminates with this, valedictory, nostalgia and thank you's.

DANCE the night away...

For many years matric dances have been a tradition in many South African schools. The dance is essentially held to bid farewell to the matric class which spends a fun-filled, glamorous evening socialising with classmates.

It all comes together BEAUTIFULLY

May the matric dance continue to be a rite of passage of all students and the closing of a chapter in their lives, as they bid their schools farewell.

The Planning Committee

  • 2 x Breakfast meetings are included:- the first to assign portfolios and the second a short finals meeting.
  • Breakfast may be booked on Saturdays or Sundays from 09-12 in Galagos's Windjammer Breakfast Café for up to 10 delegates.

Portrait Frames & Posts

  • There are 12 Portrait posts on the entrance walkway.
  • There are another 4 Landscape posts around the Boma.
  • The print size should be an "A0" (841mm x 1189mm), trimmed to 800mm x 1150mm.
  • You may find links to printers at the bottom of this page.


  • Dedicated space for vehicles to drive.
  • Grand entrance viewing & photography.
  • Separate space for spectator parking & viewing.
  • Socialising pathways and mocktail stations.


  • Students are invited to gather along the covered walkway and in the boma to enjoy their mocktails, socialising and more photo opportunities.
  • Your official school photographer should prepare to cover 5 hours of your evening.
  • All images should be put onto a disk.
  • The photographer should set up a mini studio for full length portraits of each couple.
  • They should also cover the party and speeches.

The Banquet

  • Galagos offer a traditional Buffet Feast,
    complete with entree, main course and desert.
  • Table settings include glass under plates and crystal stemware.
  • Galagos has a choice of decorative overlays or runners, and linen napkins on offer.
  • Also included are your barmen.
  • As tradition dictates, the year 11's may waiter.

The Dance

  • Our in-house PA system is included
    along with its dedicated DJ.
  • The school may compile a playlist or
    work in conjunction with the in-house DJ to make a music selection that is appropriate for the evening.

Hakuna Matata...

    ... and the circle of life continues...

The FIRST meeting:

  • Organising an organising committee!
  • Choosing the date.
  • Budget.
  • Themes.
  • Handling the guest list.
  • Sponsorship.
  • Fundraising.
  • Post Ball activities.

We must NOT forget...

  • Permission forms.
  • Security.
  • Official guests.
  • Photography.
  • Student liaison.
  • Thank you.

Have we thought ABOUT...?

  • Table linen.
  • Balloons & props.
  • Flowers.
  • Menu's & place cards.
  • Sound & lighting.
  • Favours.