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  • On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, a Lone Pine sapling has been planted at Parade College’s Bundoora Campus, in commemoration of all Old Paradians who fought in both World Wars and as a living memorial to those who died in them.

    The Old Paradians’ Association, with the support of Parade College, arranged for this morning’s planting of the sapling in a prominent grassed area in front of the campus’ administration block, opposite a cross dedicated to those who gave their lives in conflict.

    Parade College Acting Principal Andy Kuppe was in attendance for the planting ceremony, as was the College’s Vietnam veterans – former students Paul Stock, Paul Vaughan and his wife Sandra, Ian Dunn and his wife Joan, and John Sonneveld and his wife Liz, together with former teacher John Joss (who participated in the planting of the tree and unveiled a commemorative plaque). Also present were veterans Peter Blackman, Alan Comben and John Stretch, whose daughter Marita facilitated the gathering.
  • ​It’s more than a quarter of a century since David Cosma last wandered the vast open spaces of the Bundoora Campus in his College uniform.

    But the singer/songwriter fronted for his final day armed with his trusty guitar, and to his eternal credit he’s now put words and music to precious film of that momentous occasion all those years ago.

    In marrying the tune “Take Me” from his newly-released album The Death of Discovery, David may well have pieced together Parade’s first music video – which in part includes pictures of the since-demolished Edmund Rice Campus beyond the Brothers’ Cemetery to the rear of the property.

    Here David reveals the story behind the story;
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • OPA Monthly Luncheon

    As the year draws to a close we reflect on a frenetic year for the Old Paradians. On this occasion, Guest Speaker is the Old Paradians’ Association President Lewis Derrico, who will provide a wrap of activities through 2018 and outline plans for 2019 and beyond.
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ABOUT

The Old Paradians' Association seeks to foster links with all past students, whose formative years were shaped by the Christian Brothers of Parade College.

Formally established in 1914, the Association’s inaugural 13-man committee included the President James Kennedy (who completed his Matriculation class at Parade in 1890), Reverend Brother JM Dwyer and the Rush brothers Robert and William, all of whom maintained a continuing interest in the Association for the rest of their lives.

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