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TOPSA Hall of Fame inaugural inductees
Congratulations to the inaugural inductees to the TOPSA Hall of Fame. The event, held on Saturday 24th October saw the following inspirational alumni inducted.
Class of 2015 - Join TOPSA today
The Old Peninsula School Association welcomes the Class of 2015 to join TOPSA to go in the running to win a GoPro.
Simply go to the link and become part of our great network, and stay connected with the school and friends.
Notice to Alumni - 5 June 2015
At this week’s executive meeting the TOPSA executive unanimously endorsed a call by TOPSA President, Greg Sugars OAM, for the association to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Peninsula School Board and Executive against malicious and unsubstantiated articles printed in the local press.
Within the TOPSA constitution is listed as a key purpose of the Association
“To promote the welfare and the advancement of The Peninsula School through the activities of past students and present and former staff of the school”.
The executive re avowed this principle.
TOPSA has nothing to do with the PSPA and in no way endorses any campaign to damage the fine reputation of the school that we are all so proud of.
TOPSA is #proudtobeTPS.
TPS Masked Ball
The Peninsula School is holding a Masked Ball for all members of the TPS Community on Saturday 9th May 2015.
Clear here for invitation and further details.
TOPSA App Available for iOS and Android
TOPSA has officially released its new mobile app for all your alumni updates, news and newsletters, events directly downloadable to your phone, photos and much more.
Included within the app will also be fixtures and information for the TOPSA Sporting clubs.
Download today from the App Store or Google Play
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TOPSA HALL OF FAME
TOPSA President Greg Sugars has officially launched the TOPSA Hall Of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognises the outstanding achievements of our 7,000 alumni. Please follow the attached links to learn about the Hall of Fame and to nominate one of your peers who inspires you.
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BELLE BROCKHOFF (CLASS OF 2011) - WINTER OLYMPIAN AT SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS
Our congratulations go to Belle Brockhoff (2011) for her success at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
See more: http://sochi2014.olympics.com.au/athlete/belle-brockhoff
GRAND FINAL WINNER TAKE THE MIC - HENRY BRETT (CLASS OF 2009)
Henry Brett (Class of 2009) has won Take the Mic competition. See Henry's performance below. Congratulations Henry.
LACHLAN BRYAN (CLASS OF 1998) WINS GOLDEN GUITAR IN TAMWORTH
Lachlan is a dedicated and talented musician and has just won a golden guitar in Tamworth for the Best Alt Country Album of the year! See more: http://kriskatpublicity.com.au/lachlan-bryan-and-the-wildes-named-golden-guitar-finalists/
NEW HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER - TIM WILSON
Congratulations to Tim Wilson, Class of 1997, who has been appointed Human Rights Commissioner – Freedom. For the last six years Tim has been policy director of the Institute of Public Affairs.
In a much younger life, Tim was a member of The Pen magazine committee for 3 years. He is a regular on ABC radio and television. Click here for more information.
OFF TO NIDA - KIERAN McGRATH (CLASS OF 2009)
Congratulations to Kieran McGrath (Class of 2009) who will be moving to Sydney in January to study Acting (Music Theatre) at the National Institute of Dramatic Art as part of their 2014 intake.
Kieran made the decision to accept an offer from NIDA after also being accepted into the VCA in Melbourne. The process took 4 auditions over 2 months, where more than 2000 auditionees were cut down to an intake of 24 students.
Kieran played leading roles in a number of musicals during his time at school, most notably as the Cat in the Hat in Seussical in 2009.
2014 TOPSA STEPHEN LONGLEY SCHOLARSHIP: JAMES KOSENKO
Our congratulations go to James Kosenko who has been awarded the TOPSA Stephen Longley Scholarship for 2014
James is a highly regarded, motivated and mature student who has performed very well academically. In 2013, James achieved his aim of attaining his pilots’ licence which was an outstanding accomplishment. James is well respected by his peers as evidenced by his election to the leadership position of Senior Prefect for 2014.
This scholarship honours Stephen Longley, a staff member at the School in the mid sixties. James is an outstanding ambassador for th School and is a most worthy recipient of this scholarship.
More information can be found on the Longley Scholarship page.
VALE - CRAIG BORSCHMANN (CLASS OF 1979)
It is with great sadness that we report the death of past student Craig Borschmann (Class of 1979).
The Borschmann family has had a long association with the School. Craig’s brothers also attended Peninsula and Craig sent his two daughters to the School, Nadine (Class of 2005) and Stephanie (Class of 2007). Craig was married to Menaka daughter of Hilary Abeyaratne who taught at the School for a number of years and who authored the first book outlining the early history of The Peninsula School.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Craig’s family and friends at this very sad time.
PENINSULA OLD GIRLS NETBALL CLUB
Interested in joining a netball club? The new Peninsula Old Girls Netball Club will be up and running for January 2014. The club will play in the local Frankston League.
Click here for the registration from and more details: Registration Form
Also join the Join 'Peninsula Old Girls Netball Club' page for more info
Class of 2015- TOPSA registration
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Old Peninsula School Association Inc. will be held on
Thursday 12 November 2015 at 7:30pm in the H. A Macdonald Pavillion, The Peninsula School, Wooralla Drive, Mount Eliza
Please find attached further information for the TOPSA AGM
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Class of 2014 - 1 Year Reunion
TOPSA invites the Class of 2014 to their 1 Year Reunion.
Friday 9 October, 2015 at 7pm.
Contact Suzanne Ashley to attend.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 9788 7825
The 2014 Committee of Management
HONOURS COLOUR AWARDS
The School has awarded Honours Colours for 2013 to four TOPSA members. This award is presented to a person, usually a past student, who has achieved excellence in their area of expertise.
NICHOLAS WARNER – Excellence in career achievement
DAVID HILLE - Football
RODERICK McKILLOP – Education
RICHARD VAUDREY – Music
Congratulations to these recipients. More information and details of these members can be found in the Past Student News section.