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  • ​An ambitious extravaganza celebrating the past 21 years of Parade College Musicals and planned for Melbourne’s iconic Athenaeum Theatre on the evening of Saturday, August 25, has been formally launched on the final night of the College’s latest production ‘Hello, Dolly’.

    At the recent conclusion of the fifth and final performance involving Parade and Mercy College students, 12 Old Paradians - amongst them organisers of the August 25 event - performed a rousing rendition of “Do You Hear The People Sing?” from the acclaimed musical Les Miserables.

    They were, pictured from left to right: Joseph Lanciana (2017), Michael Labrador (2017), Stephen Valeri (2007), Marcus Tanti (2017), Julian Bianco (2017), Luke Bortignon (2017), Giordano Paoli (2017), Michael Butera (2002), Francis Cao (2017), Aiden Hrup (2017), Julian Campobasso (2003) and Ross Chapman (2006).
  • Damian Casamento (1982), the father of the current College captain Matthew, is to address the next Association Luncheon at the RACV City Club on Wednesday, June 13.

    Damian commenced studies at Parade Alphington in 1976 and relocated to Bundoora in 1979. He has committed his energies to education for the past 33 years – 15 of them as a teacher - and in various leadership positions including (for the past 18) as Principal of St Peter’s South West Sunshine and St Paul’s West Sunshine.

    Damian has taught in the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne. He will discuss life in a Parish Primary School and address some of the key issues facing the education system.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 1998 Reunion

    Join old classmates and former teachers at a 20-year reunion of Parade’s final year class of ’98. Gather in the Hickey Foyer and, later, in the newly-refurbished Frank Mount Social Room. Cost is $40 for canapes, plus drinks at bar prices
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  • OPA Monthly Luncheon

    Break bread with former students of Parade at the RACV Club on Bourke Street, the idyllic forum for the time-honoured Association Luncheon. Cost is $42 with Guest Speaker, plus drinks at bar prices.
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  • 2008 Reunion

    Renew acquaintance with old classmates and former teachers at a 10-year reunion of Parade’s final year class of ’08. Gather in the Hickey Foyer and, later, in the newly-refurbished Frank Mount Social Room. Cost is $40 for canapes, plus drinks at bar prices.
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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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