WHAT WE DO
MHSOBA is the guardian of the ethos of Melbourne High School, providing lifelong connections with the school and encouraging involvement of its members for life.
MHSOBA prides itself on assisting Melbourne High School and more importantly its students in their pursuit of excellence.
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With the extensive range of resources available, the MHSOBA provides current students assistance through:
- Student Vocational Seminars: bringing past students back to share advice and experience of tertiary studies and career paths
- Career nights: industry leaders
- Mentoring current students
- Work experience support
- Financial assistance for students in need
- Support for students attending national and international youth conferences and seminars
- ‘Student Well Being’ program advisers
- ‘Transition into the Future’ program providers
- Sports team coaches
- Sports days, such as lawn bowls and golf
To ensure current students do not miss these opportunities, the MHSOBA offers Student Membership whilst they are at school.
Joining MHSOBA as a student member (SM30) gets you:
- Membership card
- Electronic newsletters from the MHSOBA
- Notice of Student Vocational Seminars for all year groups
- Invitation to special purpose professional evenings conducted and sponsored by old boy members
For more information please visit our student membership page
At Melbourne High we shall forever Honour the Work for our boys. The MHSOBA acknowledges the continual support needed by our past students in order for them to achieve greatness. Being titled as an Old Boy, the association maintains connections with past students to ensure they maintain the ethos of this school regardless of their endeavours. For our Old boys we organise:
Reunions: Held 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 years out of school, these gatherings are special occasions where students reunite with their former classmates and reminisce about their wonderful time at the castle on the hill.
The Annual Dinner: Once a year the MHSOBA host the grand Annual Dinner. This formal occasion is one of the major highlights of the year as we dine among friends and celebrate the ethos of Melbourne High School. Each year we choose an outstanding guest speaking that will make the night truly remarkable.
Winemakers dinners: At these quarterly dinners, we pair a terrific Melbourne Winemaker with a Melbourne restaurant to create a wonderful night of food, wine and entertainment. Every dinner is unique as is open to everyone.
Furthermore, the MHSOBA assists Old Boys in their careers whether it is through networks, finances, or general support. For more information please contact the MHSOBA office.
In the true nature of the Melbourne High Spirit, the MHSOBA unites the school community, welcoming all parents, teachers and friends to attend our events. We organise many marvellous events that enable the parents and friends to socialize with amazing new people, see the work the MHSOBA do and celebrate the achievements of our beloved school. Such events that appeal you may include:
For more information visit our events page or be part of our mailing list by emailing the MHSOBA office.
WHO ARE WE?
Founded in 1907, our primary aim has always been the welfare of the school. Each year we grant scholarships and award academic and general prizes for successful students.
We are also instrumental in raising funds to assist the school on various building projects and help give current students the best possible education.
At every opportunity the Association does what it can to uphold the school’s tradition and status in the community. To view the rules of the MHSOBA please click on the PDF to read or download.
HOW WE DO IT
- Organising events where current and former students can re-connect.
- Support connections and provide introductions to other distinguished MHSOBA members through its database.
- Reunions to reacquaint yourselves with former classmates, teachers and the school.
- Providing support services to the school and its students – ticketing, mentor programs, student seminars, etc.
- Supporting former students beyond school through scholarships and grants.
- Communicate to the wider MHS community achievements and activities of the school and association.
- Supporting its Affiliate Clubs
The Annual Dinner: Once a year the MHSOBA hosts its night of nights, the Annual Dinner. This formal occasion is one of the major highlights of the year as we dine among friends and celebrate the ethos of Melbourne High School. Each year we choose an outstanding guest speaking that makes the night truly remarkable.
Winemakers dinners: At these dinners, we pair a terrific Melbourne winemaker with a Melbourne restaurant to create a wonderful night of food, wine and entertainment. Every dinner is unique as is open to everyone.
HISTORY AT A GLANCE
Melbourne High School Old Boys’ Association, MHSOBA, was founded in 1907, comprising a football club and an athletics team. In May 1909, the organisation was formally established. During 1921, both a Glee Club and Drama Club were formed.
The Association’s primary aim has always been the welfare of the school. It also provided sporting and social programs.
In 1954, the Melbourne High School Lodge was consecrated. The Fitness and Recreation Club was established in 1960 and 1970 saw the formation of he Old Boys’ Association Swimming Club.
The Association has given great financial support to the school in many ways. The Old Boys raised money to build the Memorial Hall, the Memorial Sport Pavilion and the Peace Memorial Rowing Pavilion at Princes Bridge. Large sums of money have been raised towards the cost of the physical education centre, the library, the forestry school, the cafeteria, the hockey field and the maintenance of the Woodfull-Miller oval. The Association has purchased paintings, commissioned murals, donated musical instruments and other equipment.
Each year it grants scholarships and awards academic and general prizes for successful students.
At every opportunity, the Association does what it can to uphold the school’s tradition and status in the community.
The sustained loyalty of MHSOBA has exerted an influence unprecedented in the State school system. In fact, no other high school in Victoria has stimulated such a degree of interest and support among former pupils and teachers.
Members of the Committee are elected annually at the AGM. Usually held in March/April.
For 2019, the Council comprises of:
Peter Stathopoulos (MHS 1982)
Warren Fall (MHS 1975)
Vice-President, Chair of the Membership Sub-Committee
Ted Goldstein (MHS 1966)
Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee
Marco Dogliotti (MHS 2011)
Secretary, Chair of the Facilities Sub-Committee
Peter Douros (MHS 1984)
Chair of the Scholarships Sub-Committee
Guy Velik (MHS 2016)
Chair of the Student Engagement Sub-Committee
Simon Anderson (MHS 2003)
Chair of the Networking & Student Support Sub-Committee
Simon particularly contributes to Old Boy networking programs, professional development and student support initiatives.
If you would like to join the MHSOBA Committee or one of its Sub-Committees, please contact Peter Stathopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org.