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...
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...
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...
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....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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....
RIVERVIEW COLLEGE LIFEBLOOD TEAM - WE NEED YOU !
Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is appealing to anyone with Type O blood to book a donation
in the next two weeks as its own stocks of both blood types...
RIVERVIEW IN ORANGE
Friday, 20 October 2023

Family and friends of Riverview gathered last Friday at the home of Sim and Richard Madigan (OR89) in Orange to celebrate another year...
NEW VENTURES FOR YOUNG ALUMNI AT ST. CANICE'S
Thursday, 19 October 2023
St Canice's Kitchen is a restaurant and community hub for the marginalised and homeless community of Sydney. Its purpose is dedicated to extending...
OUR WISDEN CRICKETERS OF THE CENTURY SIGNED BAT NOW IN THE SCG MUSEUM
Thursday, 19 October 2023
Every year, Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack announces its five cricketers of the year. In early 2000, Wisden announced the five best of its nominated...
PROFESSOR DOM ROWE (OR82) STEPS UP FIGHT FOR MND CURE
Thursday, 19 October 2023
Former children's TV host Fiona MacDonald's road trip of a lifetime for MND research

Australian Story / By Leisa Scott and Janine Cohen...
2023 SPORTS LUNCH A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
Thursday, 19 October 2023
Over 230 members of the Riverview Community came together on the last Friday in August to toast old friends and new at the 2023 Old Ignatians' Union...
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - ST FRANCIS HOUSE
Thursday, 19 October 2023
Riverview has always been a key contributor to various homeless shelters in Sydney and the opening of St Francis Shelter in Redfern is in the need of volunteers....
1953 LUNCH AT 'VIEW ONE FOR THE AGES
Wednesday, 18 October 2023
In recent years Justin Gardiner has organised an annual “get together” lunch to which a lot of our surviving members attend. This year, the...
NEW AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL THE DISMISSAL MUSICAL NOW ON IN SYDNEY
Wednesday, 18 October 2023
The brand new Australian musical THE DISMISSAL, featuring our very own Andrew Cutcliffe (OR2003) is now on at the Seymour Centre in Sydney.

Newly...
1990 'VIEW OLD BOYS TRIUMPHANT AT GOLD CHALLENGE
Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Friday and Saturday October 6 and 7, saw the holding of the 24th GPS Gold Challenge, held every 2 years, bringing together the Old Boys of the 9 GPS schools...
VALE RUSSELL FAHEY (OR39)
Tuesday, 17 October 2023
From the ALPA NEWSLETTER, SEPTEMBER 2023

It is with much sadness that we announce the recent passing of Mr Russell Fahey, an ornament of our great...
VALETE 2023 ADDRESS: GIANNI TARANTO (OR14)
Thursday, 12 October 2023
Each year at the Valete Assembly, the Occasional Address is delivered by an Old Boy who has lived an exemplary and aspirational life since leaving school....
STORIES FROM AFAR: JESUITS IN TOKYO
Thursday, 12 October 2023
His footsteps had an urgency as he showed me some of the historical features of the Campus. Br Michael SJ, originally from the UK, has been a resident...
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