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  • ​On the evening of Tuesday 30 July 2019, Rachel Bailey and myself attended a reception at Government House with The Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of Victoria and Mr. Anthony Howard AM QC (OP - Alphington). The reception was for Mathematics and Science Educators and their role in STEM education and the future.

    After a short welcoming speech about STEM, the role of teachers and STEM education in Victoria’s and Australia’s future The Governor then invited all to enjoy the night. During the next hour there was much meeting and greeting with all different teachers from both Mathematics and Science education. At one stage, The Governor and her entourage came straight towards Rachel and myself and she greeted us by saying “I hear that you teach at Parade College. What a surprise!”. Her husband went to school at Parade Alphington.

    Then it was also amazing to see the Parade school Captain and Dux from 1990, Joshua Puls, as one of her advisors. He has been working at government house for three years and before that in England with Prince Charles and Lady Camilla. What a wonderful way to catch up with my class Captain from my Yr. 9 homeroom in Rm. 12 at Mt. Sion in 1987.
  • Students of Parade College have been the welcome beneficiaries of the philosophies shared by two of the nation’s highest-achieving sportsmen who recently paid both the Bundoora and Preston campuses a visit.

    Collingwood Premiership Captain Tony Shaw and Men’s Hockey Captain and Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Mark Knowles OAM generously shared their fascinating insights into their adopted sporting codes and what it actually takes to lead at the highest level.

    At Bundoora, Tony Shaw reflected on his 88 matches through four seasons as Senior Coach and his 313-game career through 17 seasons before – an obvious highlight being the 1990 Grand Final victory and the Norm Smith Medal that came with it for best player afield.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • OPA Luncheon

    Held on every second Wednesday of the month since 1936, the OPA Monthly Luncheon is quite possibly the oldest luncheon of its type in the world. Join Old Paradians over a sumptuous meal and a glass of vino within the idyllic surrounds of Melbourne's RACV City Club in Bourke Street.
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  • Class with Glass

    In this the fourth year of this most agreeable affair, “Class with Glass” finds a new venue – The Gallery, upstairs in Heidelberg’s historic Old England Hotel (est. 1848).

    Armadale Cellars’ supplier to the stars and proud Old Paradian Mr. Phillip Hude esq. (1982) is again putting up an array of his favourite wines to go with the tasty culinary delights on offer.
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  • 30-year reunion, Class of 1989

    The Old England Hotel in Heidelberg provides the appropriate backdrop for a 30-year reunion of those old boys who made up Parade College's final year Class of 1989.

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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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