The Old Paradians’ Association is seeking alumni contributions for a book of biographies to be released in 2021 to mark the 150th anniversary year of the College’s formal opening.

Commissioned by the Principal Andy Kuppe, the yet-to-be-titled tome – chronicling the life stories of former students in the wider community from 1871 to the present - is to be included on the Year 7 curriculum.

Whilst the stories of a number of the College’s greatest achievers will be documented within the book’s pages, the book itself doesn’t take the form of a “best of”, but rather a record of the trials and tribulations of Old Paradians in their adopted vocations, whether in education, law, medicine, militia, religion, science or trade.

If you have a story to contribute to the book of biographies, or know of an Old Paradian with a fascinating biographical tale to tell, please contact Tony De Bolfo at OPA Central at your earliest convenience on

The deadline for contributions is September 30, with stories to be included in the publication at the discretion of the editor.