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Lesson for both parties (DV Leader,Whittlesea Leader & Preston Leader, February 2013)
Parade's newest enrolment is four month old guide dog puppy Asta. Staff member David Lovatt explains.


Colleges Strike Up Matchmaking (Whittlesea & Moreland Leader, August 2012)
Parade's drama production of The Matchmaker, in conjunction with the girls from Mercy College, is shaping up to be a wonderful farce!


Hearts Warm To Disabled (Preston Leader, August 2012)
Parade's year 11 VCAL students attended the Scope Young Ambassadors Conference last week, at which thalidomide activist Lyn Rowe spoke.


Class Acts (The Weekly Review, August 2012)
Parade's current year 12 sports captain, Sean Towers, is interviewed in a regular column about local school sports prefects.


College Opens Gates To The Past (Northern Weekly, July 2012)
Parade's striking new front fence and gates references the College's 142 year history in the materials used.


Perfect Score (Northern Weekly, July 2012)
2011 Year 12 student Timothy Koussas was lauded at the recent VCE Premiers Awards for his perfect score in Mathematical Methods.


Students Forego Mod Cons (Spress, July 2012)
Parade's campaign to raise awareness of asylum seeker conditions in detention centres was applauded by a local student newspaper.


Growing In Confidence (Preston Leader, June 2012)
Parade's Year 11 VCAL students have helped prepare a community garden for migrant dementia sufferers in the grounds of Preston's Sacred Heart Church.


Asylum Seekers Can't Be Caged By Cliches (Preston Leader, May 2012 & Whittlesea Leader, June 2012)
Year 12 prefect David Butler spoke about his experience visiting a detention centre which inspired him to be locked up in Parade's "cage" for 24 hours recently.


On The Other Side (Northern Weekly, May 2012)
Now in its third year, Parade's social justice awareness campaign for the plight of refugee children in detention centres remains a popular cause with students.


Somebody The World Knows (Herald Sun, 20 April 2012)
Old Paradian and 1998 College Captain Wally De Backer, aka Gotye, is sitting on top of the US Top 100 music charts today, with the huge success of his single Somebody That I Used To Know.


A Garden Worth Remembering (Melbourne Times, April 2012)
Parade's Year 10 Pathways students transformed a tired and overgrown garden area at Scared Heart Preston into a new memorial garden for the local community.


The Good Doctor Is In (Whittlesea Leader, April 2012)
Parade's 2012 musical production - in conjunction with the fine ladies of Santa Maria College - is the dark tale of good vs evil, Jekyll & Hyde.


Charity Begins At School (Banyule & Nillumbik Weekly, April 2012)
A lucky group of Parade Year 10 students has been given the chance to give away $15,000 to local charities as part of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation Youth In Philanthropy program.


Students' Close Shave Is All For A Good Cause (DV Leader, March 2012)
Over 100 Parade students lined up to shave or colour their hair for the 2012 World's Greatest Shave charity event, in aid of leukaemia research.


Pitching In (Banyule & Nillumbik Weekly, December 2011)
Parade's new all-weather sports surface, Bunjil Park, got a work out during a recent staff vs staff friendly soccer match.


Parade of Champions (Whittlesea Leader, December 2011)
Parade's annual Community Action Christmas party for the elderly was another great success, with over 200 guests enjoying lunch, entertainment and a small gift.


Proud Parade in a League of their Own (Herald Sun, November 2011)
The Old Paradians Association held a gala dinner recently to honour former students who went on to play VFL/AFL football. More than 160 old boys gathered to celebrate the naming of The Pride of Parade - the school's best 22 league footballers.


Summer of Science (Northern Weekly, September 2011)
Year 10 student Mitchell Twomey is one of only 30 students Australia-wide to be awarded a place in the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Science and Technology, to be held in Adelaide over the summer holidays.


Keeping The Faith (Melbourne Times, Northern Weekly, Banyule & Nillumbik Weekly, August 2011)
Parade's Brekky Van program was lauded for its relevance in helping put faith into action for students.


Out of their Comfort Zone (Diamond Valley Leader, July 2011)
Parade students gave up their warm beds, freedom and good food for 24 hours to raise awareness of the plight of asylum seekers in Australia.


Students Grease Up For A Classic (Preston Leader and Northcote Leader, July 2011)
Parade's boys, in conjunction with girls from Mercy College, are staging the classic teen coming-of-age drama The Outsiders this week.


States of Mind (Northern Weekly, July 2011)
Parade teacher Kate Riddell was awarded one of only four Emergency Services Foundation scholarships to study overseas and further her knowledge on mental health first aid training practices in the wake of the devastating Black Saturday bushfires.


Hey, Hey It's Bahay (Northern Weekly, June 2011)
Parade's year 10 and 11 students took part in a seminar with two former Filipino street kids sponsored by Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia, to discuss the effects of poverty.


Coming Up Roses (Northern Weekly, June 2011)
Parade's year 10 community action students have completed a vegetable garden for the residents of the Villa Maria aged care facility.


Luxuries Ditched to Walk in the Shoes of Refugees (Whittlesea Leader, June 2011)
Parade boys from Years 10 - 12 braved cold overnight temperatures to sleep in a makeshift cage to raise awareness for the plight of asylum seekers in Australian detention centres.


A Twister in the Tale (Whittlesea Leader, June 2011)
Parade's 2011 musical co-production with the leading ladies from Santa Maria College is the Hollywood classic, The Wizard of Oz.


Asylum Experience (Banyule & Nillumbik Weekly, May 2011)
Parade students in years 10 to 12 spent a cold night outdoors within the confines of a cage to help raise awareness of the plight of asylum seekers in Australian detention centres.


Learning By Doing (Whittlesea Leader, May 2011)
Parade's innovative Year 9 program, Excel, provides boys with real-world learning and a chance to develop their interests in a wide range of areas, from artistic pursuits, sport, culture, spirituality and trades.


Magic Does The Trick (Preston Leader, April 2011)
Parade's community action students pulled out their box of tricks to entertain and amuse children from local special schools for the College's annual Easter party recently.


Sharp Effort From Parade Fundraisers (Spress Magazine, April 2011)
Parade's students and staff smashed their fundraising goal for the World's Greatest Shave, raising $11,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.


Determined Parade Team On Track For $100,000 Ride (Diamond Valley Leader, March 2011)
Lauchlan Denny is ready for his biggest challenge yet - a 1000 km ride to Sydney, to raise funds for World Challenge and Jim Stynes' Reach Foundation.


Ride To The Top of the World (Whittlesea Leader, March 2011)
Year 10 student Lauchlan Denny has set his sights far in order to raise money for his World Challenge trip to Nepal later this year. He will be riding to Sydney to raise awareness and funds for both the World Challenge event and Jim Stynes' Reach Foundation, hoping to top $100,000 along the way.


Hair- raiding Help For Cancer Cause (Preston Leader, March 2011)
Parade students and staff from both our Preston and Bundoora campuses got into a tangle to help further the cause of The Leukaemia Foundation by shaving and colouring their hair last week. It is hoped the students and staff will raise in excess of $10,000 for the charity.


Brave Ben Inspires Dad's Shave (Whittlesea Leader, March 2011)
Parade is again gearing up to raise a large sum for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave, this time inspired by a staff member's son.


How The Other Half Lives (Northern Weekly, December 2010)
Five students got a taste for what it would be like living with a disability as part of their Inaction for Action campaign, in support of disability advocacy group Action for Community Living.


How The Other Half Lives (Banyule & Nillumbik Weekly, December 2010)
Five students got a taste for what it would be like to live with a disability as part of the Inaction for Action campaign, in support of the disability advocacy group Action for Community Living.


Boys Go Without (Whittlesea Leader, December 2010)
Five students endured a day with physical impairments to support the Northcote-based community group Action for Community Living, which advocates on behalf of those with disabilities. The boys raised over $700 for the group.


Drive To Be Safer (Whittlesea Leader, October 2010)
Parade's Father's Committee arranged for interested Year 10 students to take part in a subsidised driver education program for teenagers over the recent school holidays, with a couple of boys also obtaining their L plates on the day.


Match Ends With A Barbecue (Whittlesea Leader, October 2010)
Parade's Year 11 VCAL students pulled out all stops to host another fun football day with clients from Churinga and Brimbank adult training centres.


Pledge For Poverty (Whittlesea Leader & Preston Leader, September 2010)
Parade students literally took a stand against poverty on the last day of Term 3. The boys were raising awareness for the Millenium Development Goal to halve world poverty by 2015.


Calm Before Storming The Stage (Northern Weekly and Banyule & Nillumbik Weekly, September 2010)
Parade students put on a spectacular performance in the VicMoves schools performance competition at the Comedy Theatre recently, taking out a swag of awards, including being named the overall winner of the competition.


Schools Stage Classic (Preston Leader, July 2010)
Parade's students, in conjunction with their counterparts from Santa Maria College, are fired up for their joint musical production of the Broadway classic, Oklahoma.


In The Mix For Frontier Classic (Whittlesea Leader, July 2010)
Parde's 2010 musical production of Oklahoma is on track to be another great success.


Hard Night Proves A Valuable Lesson (Diamond Valley Leader, May 2010)
Parade students and staff raised awareness for the plight of asylum seekers, as well as funds for the Br Paul Noonan Asylum Seeker House of Welcome, by spending a cold night out in the open within the confines of a wire cage.


College Rockers Get Ready To Roll (Whittlesea Leader, May 2010)
Parade's four-piece indie-rock outfit Safron Scarlet are into the next round of the ACC Battle of the Bands competition after their College win recently.


Crafty Bunnies (Melbourne Times, March 2010)
Parade's community action students kept children from the Northern School for Autism and Merriang Special School busy with many Easter-themed activities at their recent Easter party, including a basket decorating activity and an Easter egg hunt.


Trading on Education (Diamond Valley Leader, February 2010)
The new Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre is open for classes! The centre caters for Year 11 and 12 VCAL/VET studies in building construction, electro technology, furnishings and brick laying, as well as introductory studies for Year 10 Pathways students.


Students Tool Around (Northern Weekly, February 2010)
Parade's newest building, the Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre, was officially opened at the start of the 2010 school year.


Celebration for Young and Old (Diamond Valley Leader, December 2009)
Parade hosted its 10th annual Christmas party for the elderly recently, with over 220 guests from the various aged care homes where Parade students perform their community work.


Comedian's Impossible Goals (Diamond Valley Leader, November 2009)
Former Parade student Peter Helliar - aka tragic Collingwood fan Brian Strauchan - returned to the College as part of a fundraising initiatve for the students attending this year's World Challenge event in India.


Churinga Bombers take 'em on (Diamond Valley Leader, September 2009)
Parade students hosted and played in another footy blockbuster between the Churinga Bombers and Brimbank Bulldogs.


Big Men Fly (Heidelberg Leader, September 2009)
Plenty of tactics and a whole lot of fun went into the organisation of Parade's annual footy match between the Churinga Bombers and Brimbank Bulldogs.


Cheers for Churinga (Northern Weekly, September 2009)
Parade's Year 11 VCAL boys turned on another fine event for the annual footy grudge match between the Churinga Bombers and the Brimbank Bombers.


Heads Up For Shopping (Heidelberg & Diamond Valley Weekly, August 2009)
Parade boys studying the Year 9 Excel elective "Seven Days in the Life of an Artist" participated in the Watsonia Winter Wonderland festival, painting winter scenes in a number of shops along the popular strip.


Disco Takes A Dive (Northern Weekly, May 2009)
Parade's ever-popular SDS disco was moved to our Preston campus this year, but the students from a number of nearby special developmental school still had a "whale" of a time!


College Party Time (Preston Leader, May 2009)
The year 10 Community Action boys came up with an underwater-themed event for this year's disco for special needs children.


Never Too Young For A Great Shave (Whittlesea Leader, March 2009)
Parade's prefect team organized over 200 students to join in a mass head shave and hair colouring event to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia Foundation.


Party For Seniors (Whittlesea Leader, December 2008)
The Parade community action team turned on some fabulous food and entertainment for its annual Christmas party for the elderly, its biggest party yet!


It's Got Double The Manpower (Northern Weekly, November 2008)
Parade has been competing at the RACV's annual Energy Breakthrough schools competition for more than 15 years, with consistent results.


New Umps on Parade (Whittlesea Leader, September 2008)
A pilot program run in the northern suburbs to encourage boys become AFL umpires has just been completed successfully by 16 students at Parade College.


Footy for Fun (Whittlesea Star, September 2008)
Parade's Community Action team and year 11 VCAL students hosted clients from the Churinga and Brimbank adult training facilities at a fun filled football picnic day.


Parade Students Bridging The Gap (Whittlesea Star, August 2008)
Parade students from Years 8 and 9 competed recently in the Connell Wagner Bridge Building competition at Scienceworks.


Sleeping Out for a Noble Cause (Whittlesea Weekly, May 2008)
Parade students raised awareness for the plight of homeless people this month, with their Big Sleep Out on May 19 aiming to raise $15,000 for the Father Bob Maguire foundation.


Bright Sparks Carve Up The Dance Floor (Whittlesea Weekly, May 2008)
Parade's Community Action students volunteered their time to host a wonderfully entertaining disco for local children attending special developmental schools.


Japanese See The Funny, Sunny Side (Whittlesea Star, March 2008)
Parade's Japanese sister schoool, Takada High School, sent a group of 22 students over to Bundoora to experience school life the Australian way.