Parade College is justifiably proud of its student and staff community. We have had many occasions over the years where individual achievements and community involvement has been recognised in the wider community, through local newspapers and other media. Below is a brief overview of some of the recent events that have seen members of our school community recognised for their significant achievements. Click on each heading to view the article.

Crea Battles Through Pain To Take Out Victorian Title
Parade student Robert Crea wins State Championship in gymnastics

Foster carers 'rewarded'
Couple believe their role also enriches lives of own four children

Socal Justice
Students for Social Justice

Chooks to spread wings
Chooks to spread wings (Whittlesea Leader, December 2014)

Bulldogs, Bombers Form Bond (DV Leader, September 2014)
The annual footy fun day organised by VCAL students between clients of the Churinga and Brimbank adult training centres ended in a nail-biter.

Wishing Tree Brings Smiles To Faces (DV Leader, September 2014)
Parade's Community Action team has come up with a new initiative to bring a smile to the faces of elderly residents at Bundoora's Vasey House, as part of the Leader Local Grants program.

Class Acts - Daniel Allaoui (Weekly Review, August 2014)
Year 12 student Daniel Allaoui has been a stalwart of Parade's drama and musical productions for many years, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Textbooks Get A Whole New Look (Ivanhoe/Valley Weekly, Northern Star, Melbourne Times, August 2014)
Parade's innovative use of iPad apps for class room activities is engaging a new generation of students.

Eddie's Backpacks for Foster Children (Kairos Catholic Journal, July 2014)
Parade's community action backpacks program for children entering foster care at short notice has just notched up its 102nd backpack, and has plans for many more to come.

Hands On Skills Get A Boost (Weekly Review, Melbourne Times, Northern Star Weekly; June/July 2014)
Parade has recently updated its technology learning centre with new equipment for students to work in metal, wood and plastics.

Eddie's Big Brekkie Van (Catholic Education Today, June 2014)
Parade's long established brekkie van program has been singled out in the archdiocese school news.

Backpack Project Has Tough Competition (Whittlesea Leader, June 2014)
Eddie's Backpacks project is up for one of the $1000 micro-grants being offered by Leader newspapers. The highest number of community votes wins the grant, so get online and get clicking!

For The Record ... (DV Leader June 2014)
Parade's community action program students are using their iPads to help record the memories and stories of residents at the local Blue Cross aged care home.

College Broadening VET Course Offerings (DV Leader, May 2014)
Parade has recently acquired Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status for four of its in-house courses.

Students Learn A Hard, Third World Lesson (Northern Star Weekly, May 2014)
Former street kids from the Philippines spoke at a Parade social justice seminar recently.

Class Acts - Nicholas O'Kearney (Weekly Review, February 2014)
Year 12 student Nicholas O'Kearney is interviewed about his sporting ambitions.

Award for a Man of Actions (DV Leader, December 2013)
Parade year 12 student Lucas Zugaro hopes to continue his voluntary work after receiving the VCE Leadership Award last month.

Power of one feeds many (Herald Sun, November 2013)
Year 12 student and social justice prefect Lucas Zugaro was honoured to win this year's VCE Leadership Awards for his work on many community action projects.

Students Come To The Party (Melbourne Times & Northern Weekly, September 2013)
Parade's year 9 Defining Law elective class formed their own political parties and held elections with the help of the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Class Acts (Weekly Review, August 2013)
Parade's year 12 Arts Prefect and saxophone whiz Anthony Vouliotis was featured in a Q&A article on inspiring students.

All in the Family (Northern Weekly, July 2013)
Parade teacher Darrell Cruse leads by example for his students, with his family fostering several children over the past seven years.

A Schoolboy We Used To Know (Herald Sun July 2013)
Old Paradian and worldwide music sensation Gotye, aka Wally de Backer, is returning to the College as an ambassador for Sean Willmore's (OP 1990) Thin Green Line charity.

Packed Up and Ready to Go (Northern Weekly June 2013)
Parade's year 10 students this week presented the first of 100 backpacks to go to young foster care children via MacKillop Family Services.

Students Foster Support (DV Leader & Heidelberg Leader, June 2013)
Parade's year 10 students, in conjunction with MacKillop Family Services, are providing backpacks containing useful items to children going into foster care.

Lessons in respect and responsibility (Whittlesea Leader, May 2013)
Parade has commenced the Be The Hero program for year 10 boys to help teach them about healthy, respectful relationships with women.

Feeling like an asylum seeker (DV Leader & Whittlesea Leader, May 2013)
Parade students spent a chilly evening inside a makeshift cage to raise awareness for the plight of asylum seekers in Australia.

Budding Chefs on Parade (Northern Weekly & Weekly Review, May 2013)
Parade's new commercial kitchen is already proving to be popular for the Bundoora students, who now start cooking classes from year 7.

Paws for effect (Northern Weekly, February 2013)
Parade staff member David Lovatt talks about the positives of bringing his four month old guide dog puppy into school.

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