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  • Old Paradian ​Andy Kuppe (1983) was today formally commissioned as Parade's new Principal.

    Andy's commission - together with that of the newly-appointed Deputy Principal and fellow Old Paradian Mark Aiello (1990) - took place in Moore Hall at the Bundoora Campus before more than 1900 students, teachers and staff who had gathered for Term 1 Assembly.

    In what was an historic moment in College history, Andy took the pledge in the presence of his mother Ursula and brother Mick, his predecessor as Principal Dr Denis Moore cfc - Parade's last Christian Brother to serve in that capacity in almost 150 years.

    Dr Paul Shannon - Director of Learning representing Edmund Rice Education Australia and President of the Old Paradians' Association - was then called upon to commission Andy as Principal.

    The following is Paul's speech and Andy's subsequent address to the assembly:
  • Pictured here with Year 10 student Sean Kelly is his father Brendan, a member of Parade's final year class of 1980.

    "The photo was taken on Sunday morning just before Sean went to the Parade Open Day where he volunteered to take groups around the school," Brendan explained.

    "I was getting ready for my Vets cricket semi final, which we won by the way."

    Brendan will be following his boy back to the College in June this year, when him and fellow former classmates of 1980 gather for their 40-year reunion.


    "It seems only a few years ago that I went to the 20 year reunion," Brendan said. "A lot has changed since then, the school is almost unrecognizable.

    "(But) my son is keeping up the Kelly tradition, following on from some of his cousins as well."
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • OPA Luncheon

    Newly-elected Old Paradians Football Club President Leo Collins (1970) will detail the future direction of the 91 year-old club, as Guest Speaker at the March Luncheon. Anyone with an interest in the football club going forward is urged to attend the Luncheon where Leo will outline the Old Paradians' plans.

    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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  • Annual General Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Old Paradians’ Association Inc. will be held on the Monday 16th March 2020 at 7.30pm.
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  • Class of 2010, 10 Year Reunion

    The Peacock Hotel in Northcote provides the appropriate backdrop for a 10-year reunion of those old boys who made up Parade College's final year Class of 2010
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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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