Last Friday, on 22 September, 160 Old Boys gathered in the “Strangers Room” of NSW Parliament House to celebrate the 130-year anniversary of the Old Sydneians’ Union, which commenced on that very day in 1893. The day has been described as an absolute highlight in the OSU calendar with some amazing one-on-one interviews conducted by the Committee’s very own Dominic Knight (OS 1994) with the Headmaster, Dr Richard Malpass (OS 1994), Michael Dillon AM (OS 1964) and Will Edwards (OS 2006) – all providing extremely interesting and enjoyable stories about themselves and their lives. As the photos in the newsletter attest, a great day was had by all; some getting home in the late hours of Friday evening. A special mention to our oldest Old Sydneian at lunch, John Packham (OS 1950), who travelled all the way from Tasmania. Well done and thanks!
To commemorate the anniversary, the OSU and Archie Rose have collaborated to make available a limited-edition Archie Rose Whisky and Gin. To grab a bottle, go to the Archie Rose website through the link below – only while stocks last!
The next big event on the OSU calendar is the Annual Golf Day, which is a teams competition for the JH Buckle Trophy. It will be held again at The Coast Golf Club this year on Wednesday 25 October.
If you are interested in attending, please email Nick Manettas of the OSU Committee email@example.com.
Lastly, as we move into that time of year, I would like to wish the current Sixth Form the very best of luck for the upcoming HSC examinations and of course, my best wishes go to all those Old Sydneian parents who have children sitting the examinations this year – congratulations you have almost made it!
Recently, I had the privilege to attend the School's Assembly to provide an insight about the Old Sydneians’ Union. (See below video)
Dr Richard Malpass
Michael Dillon AM
Please Note: All Old Sydneians are welcome to attend the OSU Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 29 November at College Street at 6:00pm.