MESSAGE FROM THE MPOBU COMMITTEE
Welcome to the Mosman Prep Old Boys Union website. See the links on the left-hand side of this page to navigate around our site.
The Old Boys Union was established at a meeting of some 25 old boys in November 2003 to coincide with the Mosman Prep’s 100th anniversary. The Old Boys Union now has approximately 750 members spread across recent leavers that are now at high school to those that left more than 70 years ago. The Old Boys Union became an incorporated association on 13 February 2006. Since Mosman Prep’s inception on 4 October 1904, over 4000 students have attended the School, and we are always keen to encourage more old boys to join the Union.
The fundamental aims of the union are to enable old boys to maintain their earliest friendships, and to keep them connected with the School. Having an Old Boys Union is somewhat unique amongst primary schools, and is evidence of the special attachment that old boys have for Mosman Prep. The Union is administered by the Committee, with help from the School. Committee members are elected at our Annual General Meetings (usually held in May at the School) and generally hold three to four Committee meetings a year, also at the School.
We hold an annual dinner (usually in late October, also at the School) and we also support several additional functions held each year and organised by the various Year groups concerned.
At the annual dinner, we usually have a distinguished speaker who is either an old boy or has a special attachment to the school. In 2014, our keynote speaker was Allan Bradley, who had been Headmaster at Mosman Prep from 1962 to 1977. In 2015, we were fortunate to have Roger Corbett (1956 leaver and former CEO of Woolworths) who captivated the audience with rich tales of his time at Mosman Prep. In 2016 we had David Handley (1977 leaver and founder of Sculpture by the Sea) as our guest speaker, which was a very interesting and enjoyable evening. 2017 saw a change of pace with a panel of several old boys relating their experiences at Prep over several decades.
The Annual Dinner is a truly special event because it is a mix of old boys from all eras. The 2016 dinner had leavers from the 1930s mixed in with leavers from the early 2000s, making for some great conversations. Despite the age gap, we all had many shared experiences from our early lives at Mosman Prep.
The Union also aims to publish two newsletters a year with both Prep and old boys’ news.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Old Boys Union Committee.. We look forward to hearing from you, and welcoming new members to the Old Boys Union.