Mental Health Program Update
Friday, 29 March 2024
Sam Shepherd is currently working on a mental health plan for the OIU. We would like to share some the initial thinking with you to encourage a dialogue...
Share Your Stories With Us!
Friday, 29 March 2024
We are always on the look out for stories and updates from Old Boys - whether its a tale of classmate's personal triumph, news of a successful class...
Bursary Mass
Friday, 29 March 2024
The college recently held it's Bursary Mass and Thank you function where we heard compelling and grateful stories from Bursary recipients about how...
Old Ignatians' Water Polo Club
Friday, 29 March 2024
Old Iggies Water polo have been playing together for over 30 years down at Manly's Andrew Boy Charlton Pool on Wednesday evenings. The season runs...
OIU Golf Day 2024
Thursday, 28 March 2024
The OIU Annual Golf Day was an amazing day out for all!

We were greeted with perfect playing conditions at Avondale GC on Wednesday 27th March...
Jesuit Alumnus Delivers Memorial Lecture in Sydney.
Thursday, 28 March 2024
Last month, the Annual Major Dr Kevin Fagan Memorial Lecture, was delivered by the Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Jesuit Alumnus and former Federal Leader...
Jarjum Fundraiser
Thursday, 28 March 2024
Redfern Jarjum College are holding our biannual Gala Fundraising Dinner at the ICC on Saturday 15th June 2024. Please join us! It will be a celebration...
SAVE THE DATE - June 26 - OIU Dialogue Series #6: AI, STEM and the future of work?
Thursday, 28 March 2024
Save the date for our OIU Dialogue Series #6: AI, STEM and the future of work?
As technology continues to advance rapidly, we aim explore how AI is...
2024 Old Boys Survey
Thursday, 28 March 2024
We NEED YOU to complete the OIU's 2024 Old Boys survey so we can better understand what the OIU is doing well, what it could do better, and what other...
2024 OIU Mental Health Program
Monday, 25 March 2024
In the 2022-member survey, mental health emerged as a priority area for members seeking increased engagement from the OIU. While there have been efforts...
Lane Cove Old Ignatians' Rugby Football Club (LCOIRFC)
Monday, 25 March 2024
We are regularly getting over 40 players to preseason training each week and expect this to build as the first round approaches.

We are training...
Chair Announcement of the new College Principal
Friday, 8 March 2024
We are writing to advise you of an important announcement regarding the appointment of the new Principal to Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview
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OIU Job Vacancy
Friday, 8 March 2024
We are currently seeking an experienced and self-motivated Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the OIU Executive Committee and...
St Francis House
Friday, 1 March 2024
Work around the homeless via Theresa House was a key initiative for the OIU which was adversely affected by COVID. Through the leadership and hard work...
OIU Mental Health Program
Friday, 1 March 2024
Mental health support was one of the top initiatives identified in our members survey two years ago. Despite trying a number of initiatives over the last...
Vale Tom Riemer (OR1992)
Thursday, 29 February 2024
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to students, staff, parents, the OIU, and the broader community for their support and care of each other following the...
RIVERVIEW BOYS SELCETED TO PLAY IN NSW U18 RUGBY SIDE
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
The OIU warmly congratulates Tom Hartman (Year 12) and Angus Grover (Year 11) on their selection into the NSW U18 side to play Queensland this weekend...
RUGBY COACHES NEEDED
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
The College is currently recruiting Rugby Coaches for the 2024 season and looking for old boys between 23 - 26 years of age who may be interested.
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AUSTRALIAN RULES -THEN AND NOW
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
As we head into the first weekend of March, the AFL season kicks off with a double-header in Sydney. Many readers would be able to list off some of the...
4th FIELD UPGRADE UNDERWAY
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Not since the heady days of Fr Quinn and his trusty Sportsmaster Michael Punch in the late 1970's has 4th field seen so much activity. A long overdue...
ALEX BARKER COURTESY OF THE MOREE CHAMPION.
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
"In the confines of Alex Barker's mind, it would appear that three things have emerged as the dominate considerations of the day.

A decade...
INDIGENOUS MENTOR PROGRAM
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
The first welcome BBQ for the Indigenous Mentor Program was held at Fr Mac Pavillion on 7 February. It was attended by the current cohort of First Nation...
FR GENERAL SOSA VISITS THE COLLEGE
Tuesday, 27 February 2024
In Janaury, the Very Rev. Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of The Society of Jesus visited the College to concelebrate mass in the Dalton Chapel and then...
OIU/P&F GOLD CUP BBQ
Tuesday, 27 February 2024
It was a beautiful day down at the Riverview wharf for the 140th running of the Gold Cup Regatta and the OIU/ P&F BBQ was in full swing from early...
A VIEW FROM THE OTHER CAPITOL
Tuesday, 27 February 2024
OIU News caught up with Harry Lawless (OR2010) , a lawyer from Sydney who headed to United States Capital Washington D.c.C two years ago for a policy role...
FR GENERAL VISITS CARDONER ON BROADWAY
Monday, 26 February 2024
During his recent visit to the Australian Province, Fr General stopped by the Cardoner Building on Broadway to meet some of the residents and recent volunteers,...
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER
Friday, 23 February 2024
A large group of family and friends gathered recently to farewell Lawrence Bernard Coy (OR50) much loved husband, father, grandfather and medico. The service...
CANA ANNOUNCES NEW CEO
Friday, 23 February 2024
OIU News is delighted to announce that David Ballhausen (OR80) has taken over the role of CEO at CANA this February. David has been involved with Cana...
Australia Day Honours - 2024
Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Please see below those in our community who have been listed in this year’s Australia Day Awards:

Australian of the Year:
Professor Richard...
The College's Consolidating and Charting Transition
Thursday, 1 February 2024
The College will be pursuing an array of strategic priorities this year. We invite you to view the College’s 2024 Consolidating and Charting Transition...
Congratulations to the Class of 2023
Tuesday, 19 December 2023
We take great pride in acknowledging this remarkable group of young menfor their outstanding commitment, persistence, and dedication throughouttheir time...
A Christmas message from The Provincial
Tuesday, 19 December 2023
On behalf of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus, I extend warm wishes and God’s blessings to the OIU Members for a joyful Christmas...
Life Membership Awarded to Country Rugby Union Stalwart
Monday, 18 December 2023
Central North Rugby Union recently awarded Tony Byrnes (OR63) Life Membership at their AGM. Tony began playing for the Barraba "Pirates" in...
Cambodia Immersion for Adults
Monday, 18 December 2023
Join us for a unique Social Enterprise Exploratory Tour designed exclusively for those seeking more purposeful life adventures.

Whether you're...
Calling new players ! Old Ignatians Cricket Club
Monday, 18 December 2023
A quick update from the Old Ignatians Cricket Club in the Northern Suburbs Cricket Association competitions.

The club currently has 2 teams...
1955-58 Reunion held at Cova Cottage
Monday, 18 December 2023
An extremely enjoyable lunch was held at Cova Cottage by and for the classes of 1955-1958 on the 25th of November 2023.

Father David Strong, S....
Premier's History Scholarship
Monday, 18 December 2023
The NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships were first introduced in 1999, and were instituted to enhance and enrich the learning experiences of students...
OIU Bellarmine House scholarship now open
Monday, 18 December 2023
Thinking of living away from home next year? Consider Bellarmine House!

We write to extend an invitation for you to consider becoming part of Bellarmine...
Award Recognises Decades of Service at Annual Bazaar
Monday, 18 December 2023
In 2022, The School celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the inaugural Jesuit Mission Bazaar, first held at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview in 1952....
All the Presidents Men...
Sunday, 17 December 2023
At the recent Men for others ceremony for Damian Tynan (OR84) the Committee took the opportunity to invite past Presidents of the Union to be special guests....
Paul Sinclair President of FIP
Sunday, 17 December 2023
We congratulate Paul Sinclair (OR75) on being elected president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the first Australian to hold this...
Old Ignatians' Rugby Football Club to merge with Lane Cove Rugby Union Club
Sunday, 17 December 2023
It is with great excitement that we announce that Old Ignatians' Rugby Football Club & Lane
Cove Rugby Union Club Inc have recently signed a...
WUJA Update
Sunday, 17 December 2023
A recent newsletter from the World Union of Jesuit Alumni has landed. It outlines the rich diversity of our unions bonded together under a commonality...
Wine Industry recognises work of Tom Ward at Swinging Bridge Wines
Sunday, 17 December 2023
Each year NSW Department of Primary Industries presents a wine industry leader with the Graham Gregory Award to recognise their significant contribution...
OIU Members gather in the City
Friday, 15 December 2023
A happy group of members representing leaving years from '68 to 2023 gathered at the Verandah Bar on Wednesday December 14 to toast the Union and...
Toby Mallon (OR2023) selection for Junior World Cup
Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Congratulation to Toby who has been selected in the Hockey Australia squad to compete at the Junior World Cup being held in Kuala Lumpur from 5-16 December....
Lane Cove Old Ignatians RFC Christmas Raffle - Drawn Tomorrow night !
Wednesday, 13 December 2023
LANE COVE OLD IGNATIANS RFC CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Please support the Lane Cove Old Ignatians RFC Christmas Raffle for 2023!

We are excited to launch...
Sevenhill Christmas Bursary Offer - Hurry
Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Sevenhill Cellars was established in 1851, when vines were planted on the Clare Valley property by Jesuit Fathers. An integral piece of the Jesuit legacy...
OIU AGM 2023
Saturday, 2 December 2023
The OIU AGM was held this year in Cova Cottage and featured the usual presentations from the President and Treasurer as well as from VIP guests School...
2023 Men For Others Award
Friday, 1 December 2023
On Sunday November 5, family and friends joined Committee members and past presidents for a reception to award Damian Tynan (OR84) the 2023 "Men for...
2023 Patrick Rodgers Memorial Award Recipient
Thursday, 2 November 2023
On Wednesday 1 November the College celebrated the Ignatian Service Assembly, honouring the legacy of Patrick Rodgers with an inaugural Memorial Award....
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