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EVENTS

From the Breakfasts to the Luncheons, the High Teas and the Special Events, the Old Paradians’ Association’s calendar of events is truly crammed – all because the OPA is about opportunity. Join the legions bound by their lasting links to Parade College in a spirit of friendship on the vibrant social scene.

  • Since 1936, when the Association’s former President CMS Power addressed a gathering at Buckley & Nunn’s Dining Room in the city, the OPA has, on every second Wednesday of the month, convened a Luncheon – quite possibly the longest continuous luncheon in the world.

    Today, the RACV Club on Bourke Street serves as the forum for this friendly gathering of Old Boys bound by the purple, green and blue. Cost is $42 for the Luncheon with Guest Speaker the Old Paradian Justin Kelly, whose company Fitzroy IT recently redesigned the Association’s website.
  • The OPA urges all Old Boys, particularly those currently working within close proximity in the city, to set aside an hour and turn out in support of what is truly a unique Melbourne institution.
    Cost is $42 for the Luncheon with Guest Speaker, plus drinks at bar prices.
  • 1988 Reunion Drinks

    27-Apr-2018

    Join old classmates and former teachers at a 30-year reunion of Parade’s final year class of ’88. 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.
  • On what doubles as the Old Paradians’ Association’s annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at the RACV City Club, the Old Paradians’ Association also honours a long and loyal servant to the community with its Woman of Distinction Award.
  • 1968 Reunion

    16-May-2018

    Whether you’re a final-year student of the Class of 1958 or ’68, a veteran of the Vietnam War and subsequent conflicts, or an Old Paradian with an interest in the leather conveyance, join the Old Paradians’ Association as it hosts a Luncheon prior to an ACC game involving Parade’s 1st XVIII team, in the newly-refurbished Frank Mount Social Rooms.
  • Whether you’re a final-year student of the Class of 1958 or ’68, a veteran of the Vietnam War and subsequent conflicts, or an Old Paradian with an interest in the leather conveyance, join the Old Paradians’ Association as it hosts a Luncheon prior to an ACC game involving Parade’s 1st XVIII team, in the newly-refurbished Frank Mount Social Rooms.
  • 1998 Reunion

    25-May-2018

    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
  • 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.
  • 2008 Reunion

    22-Jun-2018

    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.
  • The RACV Club on Bourke Street provides the idyllic forum for the time-honoured Association Luncheon. Cost is $42 with Guest Speaker, plus drinks at bar prices.
  • The RACV Club on Bourke Street provides the idyllic forum for the time-honoured Association Luncheon. Cost is $42 with Guest Speaker, plus drinks at bar prices.
  • The RACV Club on Bourke Street provides the idyllic forum for the time-honoured Association Luncheon. Cost is $42 with Guest Speaker, plus drinks at bar prices.
  • The RACV Club on Bourke Street provides the idyllic forum for the time-honoured Association Luncheon. Cost is $42 with Guest Speaker, plus drinks at bar prices.
  • As is normal practice for the November Luncheon, Parade Principal Dr Denis Moore will report the school’s 2018 activities through what is the Bundoora campus’ 50th year and its plans for 2019.
  • OPA High Tea

    16-Nov-2018

    In tribute to the many women who have contributed in a myriad of ways to the cause of Parade College, the Old Paradians’ Association is to convene a High Tea amid the tranquility of North Eltham’s Ballara Receptions (1435 Main Road).
    Former students are encouraged to bring your Mums as a small way of saying thankyou for all their support throughout those formative school years. Cost is $50, which includes High Tea and Guest Speaker.
  • 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.