Old Boys Association

The St Edmund’s College Old Boys Association was founded to support the College and help past students stay in contact.

The aims of the Association are to:

  • promote a bond of friendship between Old Boys
  • promote the interests of the College

The names and details (where available) of all students who have passed through the College since its foundation in 1892 are recorded by the College.

Please follow us on the Old Boys Assocation Facebook page to keep up to date with Old Boys news. Old Boys news is also published to the St Edmund's College app, which you can download on Android and Apple devices.

Past and present parents are encouraged to participate in the Old Boys Association program.

Membership

We are aiming to grow our Old Boys Database to keep in contact with everyone. If you are an Old Boy of the College, please click here to become a member.

Please note: The Old Boys Membership Form is still required to be a financial member of the Association.


A Message From the President of the Old Boys Association

Presidents Report 2018

My first year as President is quickly drew to an end with the Annual General Meeting now upon us. This year has been a learning one for me getting to know the committee and the work of Our Old Boys.

As you are aware we have limited events but set our goal of growing our membership and awareness of the Old Boys. Nick Devin has been great with our Facebook and introducing a presence on the College app. Nick works in the Communications area of the College and has completed these developments with the complete support of the College Principal Diarmuid O'Riordan for which we are very grateful.

Another project of Nick’s was the re-establishment of PayPal account for ease of membership payment which we anticipated being completed this year and I am pleased to report it is now operational.

Our main yearly events were the Mass, Bowls Day and Golf day which provided plenty of laughs and fellowship for the participants. Our Golf Day has always been a successful well attended event. The ever-reliable Ross Cruice who once again this year ensured the sponsorship was all secured and all necessary arrangements were planned to precision. Well done Ross, your commitment is highly regarded and appreciated. Look out for the Bowls Day date claimer for 2019, it will be a great day. Previous years saw an annual dinner held but dwindling numbers as well as timing issues resulted in our committee electing not to hold a dinner. However, we saw an opportunity to support the Foundation events of Eddies Race Day and the Foundation Dinner. The Old Boys Medal will be presented at the Foundation Dinner.

Once again, this year the Old Boys provided support to the ANZAC Day Service at the Woodend Honour Stone. This Service continues to honour our serviceman in a respectful manner and attracts a large attendance.

To support our goal of increasing awareness and membership of the Old Boys we held our inaugural “Back To Eddies Day”. After supporting the Year 7’s and 8’s at Tivoli McLean Fields, it was back to the College for a guided tour and a light lunch. This is an event that will grow and we believe become very popular for our Old Boys.

The Old Boys sponsored the SKOOL2SKOOLIES with a $1500.00 contribution which will assist Ipswich Hospice, St Vincent da Paul and EREA projects.

A big thanks to our Committee and, I look forward to a bigger and better 2019.

I must also acknowledge the support offered and provided by our Principal Diarmuid O'Riordan and his staff. Durm has been unreserved in his support and assistance, we sincerely thank him.

Mark Hennelly President.

A reminder: membership is available for all past students of St Edmund's College. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Association, please follow the prompts below.

The Committee for 2019 as voted at the AGM: Mark Hennelly - President Frank Byrnes – Vice President Andrew McGrath – Secretary Treasurer Hugh Creedy Brian Devin Nick Devin James Kiernan Jim Madden Steve Mallet Barry Ryan