The first formation of the St Pius X Old Boys Association, interestingly formed in September of 1936, prior to the College opening it’s gates. It was deemed so important to provide a network for the Old Boys of the College, that a group of Old Boys from other Christian Brothers College formed the Christian Brothers Old Boys Chatswood Union (OBU). Over the years interest in the OBU peaked and waned.
The current SPX Old Boy Association (SPX OBA) was reformed in 1995 by Michael Watkins (1970), Vince Davoren (1970), Br David Curtin (1968), David Watkins (1979), Bill Gleeson (1972), Joe Gillespie (1960), Mark Byron (1970), with the primary objective to enable SPX Old Boys to stay in touch with their SPX classmates and the college.
Through various fund raising activities and donations, the SPXOBA currently provides financial assistance to SPX students in their pursuit of excellence and also provides funds to various projects throughout the college, the college community and internationally through Edmund Rice Foundation (Christian Brothers) aid initiatives
The SPX OBA supports the Christian values learnt through a Edmund Rice (EREA – Christian Brothers) education.
The SPX OBA endeavours to provide and encourage a network for Old Boys in the professional and business community with the view to also providing career mentoring for current SPX students.
Contact the SPX OBA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Br Carl Sherrin
PatronClass of 1953
PresidentClass of 1982
Vice President / TreasurerClass of
COMMITTEE MEMBERClass of
TreasurerClass of 1968
School LiaisonClass of 1986
Committee MemberClass of 1982
Committee MemberClass of 1986
Committee MemberClass of 1972
Social MediaClass of 1968
For information on any matters relating to St Pius X Old Boys, you can contact us on;
|Contact:||Sue Cheney at SPX|
|Phone:||02 9414 4364|
|Post:||SPXOBAC/- 35 Anderson StChatswood NSW 2067|
|INFORMATION BARRY WONGemail@example.com|
|PRESIDENT DAVID BULLARDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|VICE PRESIDENT BR DAVID CURTINemail@example.com|
|SECRETARY JEFFREY CLARKEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TREASURER JOHN REIDemail@example.com|
|COMMITTEE SEAN BRANNANfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|COMMITTEE BRETT LAIRDemail@example.com|
|COMMITTEE CHARLES KILBYfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|COMMITTEE BILL GLEESONemail@example.com|
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If you wish to make a donation or to provide sponsorship to SPX and or the SPXOBA please contact us at; firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate specific prizes, awards or monuments to commemorate loved ones please contact the SPXOBA at; email@example.com
SPX OBA Sponsorship Programmes include:
SPX Old Boys Scholarships
The SPX OBA proudly provides two scholarships to assist boys complete their education at SPX. It is hoped to expand this programme within the College. If you can help and would like to donate to the Old Boys Scholarship programme please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other SPX OBA Programmes
The SPX OBA also provides assistance to individuals as well as the sports and co curricular groups within the College. The OBA is looking to implement new programmes in the future. If you would like more information on any SPX OBA programme and or would like to donate please contact us at: email@example.com
Previously Supported and Donated by the SPX OBA:
Christian Brothers Foundation Overseas Aid Fund – Lay Leadership Programme
The Christian Brothers are continuing to play a role, through education in the re-construction of West Africa.
The Edmund Rice Global Network is involved helping this ministry in social justice. One of the big needs is the education of local youth who are themselves committed to the work of re-construction, but have no means of paying the fees for University courses.
The programme continually needs help from lay supporters from the world of the Christian Brothers in Australia and elsewhere. This funding is designed to support selected youth judged to be future ethical and just leaders in Africa, and are prepared to pay the price for this, given the first step of a first-class local education.
Br Peter Hancock was one of the pioneers of this programme. He developed and coordinated international ‘immersion programmes’ for the Aussie Brothers and Brothers from all over the world.
The SPX OBA is supporting Br Peter in this programme as we, Old Boys form SPX are providing the opportunity for another Christian Brothers Old Boy from Sierra Leone, Thomas Beah, to gain a Law degree majoring in Human Rights. If you would like more information on this programme and or would like to donate please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Collins – Patrick was selected to join an élite group of budding scientists at a youth science forum in Russia. The OBA was able to provide some assistance with Patrick’s travel expenses.
Paul Henderson – Paul was selected to join an élite group of budding scientists at a youth science forum in Perth. The OBA was able to provide some assistance with Paul’s travel expenses.
Luke Jones – In 2009 Luke was selected to represent the Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union Team to tour Ireland and the UK. The OBA was able to provide some financial assistance with Luke’s travel expenses.
Michael Hooper – In 2010, Michael was selected into the ACT Brumbies development squad and as a part of their community responsibility, Michael had to raise money for various organisations. The OBA was able to provide Michael with a small donation to assist in his fund raising efforts.
Music Parents Association – The OBA was pleased to be able to provide some assistance with the music departments ‘choir risers’.
SPX Rugby Club – The OBA was pleased to be able to have Ern Sandral (1982) & Michael Reilly (1974) attend the rugby presentation night where they were presented with framed pictures of their respective Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union Teams and framed replica jerseys. Ern and Michael presented Luke Jones and Michael Hooper with framed pictures and jerseys of their respective Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union Teams.
St Pius X Banner – The OBA was pleased to donate a 5m x 3m St Pius X banner to the College. It is hoped that the banner will have a variety of uses at many functions.
Entrance at Oxford Falls Car Park – The magnificent wall with sandstone pillars, College crest and name was donated to the College in celebration of the 75th Anniversary.
The Edmund Rice Statue in the Reflection Garden (near the Brothers house)
The College Crest in the Chatswood gymnasium at the back of the stage
Toastmaster’s Speechcraft course for the newly elected SPX leaders for 2015. This is a programme that the OBA funds annually.
SPX’s Inaugural Kokoda Trek Expedition for students and parents in 2014. With over 30 on the trek, parents and boys were not only immersed in the “experience” of the Trek but were also able to connect with Callan Services, the Edmund Rice missions in PNG for disabled as well as pay tribute two fallen SPX Old Boys, Jacob DeSisto, killed in action in PNG and Anthony Gillespie killed in action over Europe, during WWII.
The Liam Knight Fund Raising (Onwards and Upwards) Dinner, 2013
These are just some of the contributions made over recent years by your OBA. If you are in a financial position to assist, all donations are welcome please contact us at; email@example.com