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  • 2017 Men's Health Week- An evening with Wayne Schwass

    event date: 13-Jun-2017

    The Unicorn Club
    6.30pm for 7.00pm
    Online Booking

    An evening with Wayne Schwass...

    After a distinguished AFL career spanning 14 years with the North Melbourne and Sydney Swans Football Clubs, Wayne founded and created the Sunrise Foundation an organisation which delivered mental health programs to more than 5000 secondary school students across Melbourne between 2006 and 2009.

    More recently Wayne has successfully transitioned into his current role as a senior corporate solutions specialist with Telstra Business Centre, Melbourne West.

    Over the past four years Wayne has worked collaboratively with a growing portfolio of business across various industries from construction, manufacturing, IT, Not for Profit, distribution, education, media, stadia, sporting, finance and health. 

    For further on Wayne please click on this link.

  • 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours

    event date: 13-Jun-2017
    COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

    Mr Aaron Jonna GANDEL AO,

    For eminent service to the community as a benefactor and supporter of a range of visual arts and cultural institutions, to youth education, medical and biotechnology innovation programs, to business, and to the advancement of philanthropic giving.

    Service includes: Philanthropic: Chairman, Gandel Philanthropy, current. Major Donor, National Gallery of Australia, 2010. Chairman, Board of Governors, Jewish Museum of Australia - Gandel Centre of Judaica, since 1983; Patron and Benefactor, since 1982. Life Governor, Alfred Health, since 2002; Member, Appeal Committee, Burns Unit, 1992; Chair, Alfred Hospital Cancer Centre; Benefactor, current. Foundation Member,
    Patrons of the Victorian Arts Centre, since 1991; Life Member, 2008.
    Member, Advance Council, The Global Foundation, 'no dates'. Life Governor, Vision Australia Foundation, 2002. Life Governor, Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, 1999. Business: Chairman, Gandel Group of Companies, since 1984. Founding Chairman, CFS Gandel Retail Trust, 1994-2006. Board Member, CSIRO, 1999-2002. Director, Priceline, 1982-1998. Member, World Business Council; World Presidents Organisation, and Chief Executives Organisation, since 1985. Awards and recognition includes: Co-Recipient, Victorian Premier's Award for Community Harmony, 2016. Co-Recipient, Research Australia's Great Australian Philanthropy Award, 2015. Honorary Degree, Monash University, 2013. Hall of Fame Inductee, Property Council of Australia, 2013. Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, 2006. Recipient, Centenary Medal, 2003.

    MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

     









    The Honourable Joseph Victor KAY,

    For significant service to the judiciary through reforms to child protection
    policy and family law and practice, and to the legal profession.

    Service includes: Judge, Appeal Division, Family Court of Australia,
    1993-2008; Judge, 1986-2008. Australian Judicial Representative,
    The Hague Abduction Convention Commission, 2000- 2008;
    Network Judge, International Hague Network of Judges, 2000-2008.

    Co-Director of Studies, Sydney, World Congress on Family Law and
    Children's Rights, 2013; Halifax, Canada, 2009. Executive Member,
    Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, 1983-1986; Member,
    Family Law Committee, 1981-1984 and 1975-1977; Moot Master,
    National Family Law Moot, 2009-2012. Member, Family Law Council,
    1988-1992 and 1983-1984. Chairman, Family Law Committee,
    Victorian Bar Association, 1984-1986. Consultant Editor,
    'Federal Law Reports', 'Australian Journal of Family Law', and
    'Halsbury's Laws of Australia'. Deputy Chair, Children's Bioethics
    Centre Development Board, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne,
    current; Member, Bioethics Clinical Development Board since 2008;
    Member, Clinical Ethics Committee, 2010-2015. Chairman,
    National Centre Against Bullying, current.

          

















    Mr Graham Harry SLADE AM

    For significant service to the community as a supporter of aged care,
    medical and multicultural associations, and to the pharmacy
    profession.

    Service includes:
    Board Member, Jewish Care Victoria, 2001 -2002; Member,
    Values Committee 2002- 2006;
    President, Montefiore Homes (now Jewish Care Victoria ), 1993- 1995;
    Board Member, 1987 - 2002; Life Governor, since 2002;
    Philanthropic supporter.

    Board Member, Jewish Community Services, (previously known
    as the Jewish Welfare Society ), 1999-2000.

    Benefactor, Epworth Men's Health Lunch, Epworth Hospital, 2015.
    Benefactor, Epworth Medical Foundation, since 1990.
    Secretary, Victoria Street Traders Association, 1995; Co-Chairman,
    Victoria Street Lunar Year Festival, 1985-1995.
    Member, Management Committee, Richmond Chamber of
    Commerce, 1993-1994.
    Chairman, Victoria Street Development Committee,
    circa 1980s.
    Secretary, Rotary Club of Richmond, circa 1990s.
    Board Member, North Richmond Family Care Centre,
    circa 1979-1981.

    Professional:
    Proprietor, Slade Pharmacy Services (VIC, NSW and QLD),
    since 1965.
    Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, since 1962.

    Awards and recognition includes:
    Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Richmond Asian Business
    Association, 1995.
    Recipient, Certificate for Special Civic Service, City of Richmond, 1993.

     


    MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

                           
                           
     Mr Andre RAZUMS, Balwyn

    For service to business and commerce.

    Service includes: Co-Founder, Dairy Bell Ice Cream, 1970-2015. Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors, since 1971.

    Member, Melbourne High School Old Boys Association, current.

    President, Greythorn-Balwyn Junior Football Club, 1980. Vice-President, Camberwell Victorian Football
    Association Club, 1987-1989.





  • 2017 MHSOBA Health Professionals Evening

    event date: 29-Jun-2017
    Date: June 29, 2017 - 6.00pm
    Host: Amit Verma (exit 2003)
    Venue: Oscar Hunt, 3/43 Hardware Lane Melbourne
    Guest Speaker: John Vrazas

    $10 - members
    $20 - non members
    Price includes refreshments provide by Oscar Hunt
    Online Booking

    Come and meet your fellow health professionals to start what will be a regular catch up for MHSOBA Health. A great chance to catch up with your colleagues, meet new ones and have a look at some great suits on show.

    John Vrazas has agreed to be our guest speaker;  please see further information below.

    John Vrazas graduated in medicine in 1987 from the University of Melbourne and completed his specialist training in radiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1995.

    He went onto cardiovascular and interventional radiology fellowships in the USA at Alexandria Hospital, Virginia, George Washington University Medical Centre, Washington DC and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami. Upon returning to Australia, he was consultant interventional radiologist at Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals and Cabrini Hospital.

    He became head of the Department of Radiology and Director of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at Western Hospital in 1999. In 2000 he moved to St Vincents Hospital and is now in private practice as an interventional radiologist.

    John Vrazas has played a leading role in the pioneering development of many minimally invasive surgical image guided procedures, across a range of medical and surgical specialties in adults and children.


    Amit Verma
    MHS Exit 2003
  • 2017 GMB Entrepreneurship Forum April

    event date: 19-Apr-2017
    The GM&B Forum in April hosted by P-i-C Keith Elsner and the topic was on Entrepreneurship with guest speakers Jeremy Ludowyke, Principal MHS, Ross Pritchard, Year 10 cocordinator and Justin Scanlon, RMIT.

    Please see attached notes from the Forum

    GMB Foum April Notes GMB Foum April Notes (30 KB)

  • 2016 MHSOBA Annual Report

    event date: 16-May-2017
    2017 MHSOBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    On 15 May 2017, the MHSOBA held its Annual General Meeting at the Unicorn Club. Please see attached report below.

    The AGM provided an opportunity for the Committee to inform members of the extremely successful year that the MHSOBA enjoyed in 2016.

    The 2017 MHSOBA Committee was elected unopposed.

    The MHSOBA Committee has been working extremely hard to ensure that 2017 will be even more successful than 2016. Thanks to your support, they are well on their way to achieving that goal.

    2016 MHSOBA Annual Report 2016 MHSOBA Annual Report (1980 KB)

  • Vale - Harold Seeley AM

    event date: 11-May-2017
    Vale - Harold Adolphe Seeley AM
    MHS 1944 - 1945
    12 March 1930 – 7 May 2017

    Harold Seeley has had a long career in general business, in the areas of appliance manufacturing and the gas and transport industries, both in Australia and overseas.

    Harold was a Board Member of the Australian Gas Association for eighteen years and President of the Association from 1988 till 1990. He held many positions in, and related to, the gas industry. He was awarded the citation of an AM in the Queens’ Birthday Honours in 1990, ‘for service to industry’.

    Harold was a life member of the Charolais Society of Australia and was one of the first to bring Charolais into Australia some 45 years ago. Harold exported quality females from England to New Zealand, where they were inseminated with Charolais semen. The progeny were then imported to Australia.

    Harold was also Chairman of the Woodlands Fund ‐ a substantial charitable organisation. The Woodlands Fund made significant financial contributions to MHSOBA and the School over many years. Harold was a very generous man and his generosity assisted many a worthwhile cause at the OBA and MHS.

    Harold was a devoted and dedicated member of MHSOBA, and was the inaugural Patron-in-Chief of the MHSOBA Green Maroon & Black Patrons’ Club commencing in 1994. Despite deteriorating health Harold was present at the 20th Anniversary Dinner in 2014 held at the RACV. All P-i-Cs present commended Harold on his vision in setting up the GM&B. Through his continuing involvement with the GM&B Harold established a scholarship and bursary scheme for new Year 9 students who had financial hardship. This aided many year 9 students over a five year period.

    Harold and his wife Ann were regular attenders at the MHSOBA Wine Dinners over any years. They generally brought a table of friends to share the joy of the excellent wines and food at many top venues around Melbourne.

    In his passing MHSOBA, and the GM&B in particular, have lost a wonderful servant of MHS. His leadership through the foundation year of the GM&B was instrumental in its initial, and ongoing success, for the past 23 years.

    Colin Green OAM
    MHS Exit 1962
  • 2017 ANZAC Day

    event date: 26-Apr-2017
    ANZAC Day is always recognised by Melbourne High School. The school and its Old Boys’ Association are inexorably connected to the events that occurred on April 25th, 1915 on the shores of Gallipoli, Turkey. On Friday, April 21st a traditional assembly was held at MHS to commemorate the upcoming anniversary of that fateful day.

    The assembly is proudly overseen by the Melbourne High School Army Cadet Unit and 415 Squadron AAFC and is held in the Memorial Hall. Along with MHS Principal, Mr. Jeremy Ludowyke, a number of Old Boys were in attendance along with Captain Peter Harvey (Exit 2009) who was granted the opportunity to be the guest speaker.

    This assembly is truly one of the most solemn and moving moments that anyone will ever experience at Melbourne High School. It is without doubt that Captain Harvey’s speech moved the audience as it reminded them of the sacrifice that thousands of young Australian's made, most of who were not much older than the young men seated in the Memorial Hall.

    The Order of Service included a rousing rendition of the school song with a third verse which is only sung on commemorative occasions.

    Red blood of youth calls from far distant Flanders,
    Call o'er the sea from Gallipoli shore;
    Loud rings the voice of the deathless departed:
    "Honour the work that we honoured of yore."

    The Tatum Band played Lone Pine while the official party then proceeded to the foyer of the Memorial Hall where Captain Harvey placed a wreath on the Cenotaph. The Ode was then read by ‘Bluey’ Truscott Scholarship winner Ryan Choudhary. The playing of the Last Post was followed by a minute’s silence and Rouse. Finally all those in attendance sung Advance Australia Fair and the official party stood at attention in front of the wreath placed on the Cenotaph.

    May we long continue to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice and honoured us.

    With the permission of Captain Peter Harvey, we have reprinted the speech he made during this assembly. We thank him most sincerely for this.

    2017 ANZAC Day Speech Captain Peter Harvey 2017 ANZAC Day Speech Captain Peter Harvey (17 KB)


    Peter Stathopoulos
    President MHSOBA
  • 2017 Memberships

    event date: 05-Apr-2017


    2017 MHSOBA Memberships – Now Available!

    The MHSOBA has released its 2017 membership packages and we encourage you to sign up now!

    Memberships can be purchased by clicking on this link online.

    MHSOBA members are provided with wonderful opportunities to network with other Old Boys, including those featuring in our 2017 membership campaign:

    • David Parkin OAM (MHS exit 1960), 1971 Hawthorn premiership player, 1978 Hawthorn premiership coach, 1981, 1982 and 1995 Carlton premiership coach, media personality, lecturer and men’s health advocate
    • Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM OBE (MHS exit 1970), Senior Neurosurgeon at the Alfred Hospital, Major General in the Australian Defence Force and Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering
    • Arthur Naoumidis (MHS exit 1979), founder and CEO of DomaCom, an ASIC registered investment platform that facilitates the fractional investment of any property on the market in Australia
    • Brigadier David Saul AM (MHS exit 1980), State Manager Victoria and Tasmania for Qube Ports and Bulk and formerly Commander 17th Combat Service Support Brigade, Director Operations
      Headquarters Joint Logistic Command and Commanding Officer 3rd   Combat Service Support Battalion
    • Tarang Chawla (MHS exit 2004), White Ribbon Ambassador, Our Watch Ambassador, Advocate for the safesteps Family Violence Response Centre and Board Member of the State Government
      Victims Survivor Advisory Council
    • Victor Zhang (MHS exit 2011), George Fincham scholar
    • Guy Velik (MHS exit 2016), Yarra house captain, Captain of Boats.

    2017 MHSOBA members will continue to receive discounted access to our wonderful range of events.

    Members will also receive discounted access to reunions, professional networking events and venue hire at the Unicorn Club.

    We look forward to your support.

    Honour the work.
  • 2017 John Nguyen Trust Scholarship

    event date: 02-Feb-2017
    MHSOBA is pleased to announce the John Nguyen Scholarship Trust is now available to current Melbourne High School year 12 students.  We have been able to provide this scholarship due to the generosity of John Nguyen,  MHS Exit 2002.

    The John Nguyen Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to a current Year 12 student at Melbourne High School, studying science-based subjects. 

    John attended Melbourne High School from 1999 to 2002 and graduated on the Honours Roll Board achieving an ATAR of 99.50. He was then awarded a scholarship and educated at Monash University, where he received a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2006. John was awarded the Monash University Gold Medallion for Outstanding Community Spirit Award for his commitment and contribution to improving the life of pharmacy students on campus and overseas.

    To read further please use this link

    2017 John Nguyen Trust Scholarship 2017 John Nguyen Trust Scholarship (271 KB)



  • 2017 Australia Day Honours

    event date: 01-Feb-2017
    OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

    The Honourable Justice Mark Samuel WEINBERG

    For distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly through reforms to criminal law and procedure, to legal education in Victoria, and to the administration of justice in Fiji and Norfolk Island. Service includes: The Law: Judge, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, since 2008. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Norfolk Island, 2005-2008. Additional Judge, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, 2003-2008. Non-resident Judge, Supreme Court of Fiji, 2003-2008. Judge, Federal Court of Australia (Melbourne), 1998-2008. Part time member, Australian Law Reform Commission, 1998-2006. Practice, Victorian Bar, 1991-1998. Admitted as Barrister-at-Law, King's Inns Dublin, 1991. Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, 1988-1991. Appointed Queen's Counsel, all other Australian States and Territories, 1987-1998. Appointed Queen's Counsel, Victoria, 1986. Called to Victorian Bar, 1975. Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, 1975. Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1974. Adjunct Professor, Deakin University, current. University of Melbourne: Dean, Faculty of Law, 1984-1985. Deputy-Dean and Acting Dean, 1982-1983. Reader in Law, 1981-1985. Senior Lecturer, 1975-1981. Board Member, Faculty of Law, Monash University, 1996-2003 and Research Assistant and Tutor, 1971. Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada, 1975. Senior Lecturer in Law, University of New South Wales, 1974-1975; Lecturer in Law, 1972-1973. Chairman, Leo Cussen Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2000-2008. Deputy President, Federal Police Disciplinary Tribunal, 2001-2007. Published three books, 16 articles in legal and academic journals, four chapters in books, and presented numerous papers at professional and academic conferences. Awards and recognition includes: Inns of Court Fellowship, 2016-2017. Fellow, Australian Academy of Law. Recipient, Vinerian Scholarship, an award to the top BCL scholar, Oxford University, 1972.

    MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA


    Adjunct Professor the Honourable Nahum MUSHIN

    For significant service to the judiciary, particularly to family law, to legal education, and to the welfare of children. Service includes: Judge, Family Court of Australia, 1990-2011. Presidential Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 2005-2011. Regional Coordinating Judge (VIC, TAS), 2004-2008. Chair, National Cultural Diversity Committee, 2004-2011. Chair, National Steering Committee, Living in Harmony Partnership, 2004. Chair, Chief Justice's Ethnic Advisory Committee, 1994-2004. Project Leader, Family Court of Australia/AusAid/Indonesia-Australia Legal Development Facility, 2004-2008. Monash University: Adjunct Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, since 2011. Board Member, Faculty of Law, 2000-2008. Member, Victorian Legal Aid Consultative Committee, 1996-1999. Member, National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, 1995-1997. Executive Member, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, 1988-1990. Consultant, Matrimonial Property Reference, Australian Law Reform Commission, 1985-1986 and Past Consultant, Victorian Law Reform Commission. Barrister, 1980-1990 and Solicitor, 1972-1980. Chair, Forced Adoptions Implementation Working Group, Government of Australia, 2013-2014. Chair, Forced Adoptions Apology Reference Group, Government of Australia, 2012- 2013. Special Adviser, Australian Psychological Society, Forced Adoptions, since 2015. Co-Patron, Chances for Children, Mallee Family Care, Mildura, Victoria, since 2002. Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, 2002-2007.

    MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

    Dr Leonard Jack KLIMAN

    For service to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. Service includes: Chairman of Obstetrics, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth HealthCare, since 2011; Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, since 1990. Deputy Director, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Institute, 2011-2015; Director of Obstetrics, since 2015; Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/Head of Unit, The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1985-2000; Obstetrician in Charge, Chemical Dependency Unit, 1991-2005; Head, Fetal Management Unit, 1994-2002; Senior Registrar, 1985; Resident and Registrar, 1980-1982. Awarded the Tracy Maud Travelling Scholarship, specialised in High Risk pregnancies, Chemical Dependency and HIV Management in Pregnancy, at a number of hospitals in New York, USA, 1987. Assistant Registrar, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, UK, 1983-1984. Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, since 1990. Fellow, Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, since 1985; Member, since1983. Member of a range of professional medical organisations including: Australasian Society for Ultrasound Medicine. Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society. Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society. Australian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand


    Mr William John MEAKLIM

    For service to Australian rules football. Service includes: Involved in a range of roles with the Richmond Football Club since 1973 including as: Club Statistician, 'for 25 years'. Club Historian, since 1986. Chairman of Museum Committee, 'for 20 years'. Life Member, 1992. Secretary, Richmond Former Players and Officials Association, since 2002 and Life Member 2010. Member, AFL Heritage Group, since 1996. Tommy Haffey Club: TH Club Award, 2010. Life Member, 2013. Hawthorn Community Gardens: President, since 2004. Treasurer, 'for 11 years'. Life Member, 2008. Involved with the Gardens since 1984. Held a range of roles with the Washington Cricket Club as a coach, Chairman of Selectors, Scorer and Mentor, 1979-1985 and 1987-2016. Coach, Mackie Cricket Club, 1985-1987. Member, Melbourne High School Old Boys Association, 'for many years'.
  • 2016 MHSOBA December Newsletter

    event date: 23-Dec-2016
    The December edition of the MHSOBA Newsletter is now available below. The newsletter features stories about other Old Boys past and present and information about what has been happening since our last edition.

    If you would like to submit and article please forward to me in the new year. I wish you all a safe and happy time over the next few weeks with family and friends.

    Please click on the link for the MHSOBA Newsletter. 

    2016 MHSOBA December Newsletter 2016 MHSOBA December Newsletter (1872 KB)

  • 2017 MHSOBA Sponsorship Prospectus

    event date: 02-Dec-2016
    We are pleased to announce that DomaCom has agreed to continue as the Principal Sponsor of the MHSOBA in 2017.

    We are incredibly excited about the MHSOBA’s plans for 2017 and the corresponding benefits that will be provided to our sponsors. We have already arranged one of the most distinguished Old Boys in the history of Melbourne High School as the guest speaker for our gala event, the Annual Dinner. We are confident that it will be one of the most significant events in the history of the MHSOBA.

    In 2016, the MHSOBA established these wonderful sponsorship packages that were quickly and enthusiastically embraced by a broad range of businesses and individuals around Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. We are extremely proud of the benefits that the MHSOBA provided to its sponsors throughout the year. The unanimous feedback that we received from our sponsors was that each package provided outstanding value for money and opened networks that otherwise would not have been possible.

    Our digital media network now regularly reaches tens of thousands of individuals, with whom the MHSOBA can connect at the touch of a button. This allows us to promote our sponsors in ways you may not have thought imaginable.

    We have also arranged a number of industry events for 2017, including among Melbourne’s business elite, as well as planning to increase the record number of attendees at MHS reunions.

    We encourage you to consider sponsoring the MHSOBA in 2017 to support Old Boys and current students, while reaping the benefits of a tax deductible contribution for your business.

    Please click on the link to view the Sponsorship Prospectus.

    2017 MHSOBA Sponsorship Prospectus 2017 MHSOBA Sponsorship Prospectus (1764 KB)


    The MHSOBA would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Geelong Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Gandel Group for their sponsorship in 2016.
  • 2017 Vietnam Tour

    event date: 07-Oct-2017
    This discovery tour is designed to suit all MHS Old Boys, partners and friends in their senior years. It has been planned by Colin Green with great assistance from Ross Goddard in Canberra, his company (Goddard & Howse) being the Vietnam customised tours experts.

    Tour Leader is Colin Green OAM, formerly Executive Director MHSOBA, former senior Geography teacher at MHS and experienced tour organiser of teachers’ groups to China when it was just emerging to the modern world, 1976-1977. He is tour leader of the Adventure Tours to Yunnan Province, Southern China, September 2013, 2014 and 2015, and has also been the tour leader for the 2014 and 2015 Cambodia and Vietnam discovery tours.

    2017 Vietnam Tour Itinerary 2017 Vietnam Tour Itinerary (1067 KB)

    2017 Vietnam Tour Prelimary Booking Form 2017 Vietnam Tour Prelimary Booking Form (386 KB)


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  • Access to grounds of Melbourne High School

    event date: 15-May-2016
    Access to grounds of Melbourne High School

    Please note that access to the grounds of MHS is via Alexandra Avenue and Chapel Street.

    The Claremont Street gates will not be open.

    If you drive in via Alexandra Avenue you will need to park the car on the top drive and walk down to the MHSOBA Office and Unicorn Club.

    If there is a reunion or function that you will be attending;  you will be provided with a code for the boom gate at Chapel Street to enable you to drive down to the Unicorn Club.

    All members of the school community, who park on the grounds, especially on weekends, need to be aware of the following changes:

    Parking at MHS on the weekends has reached substantial and unacceptable proportions which has become an escalating public health and safety risk for pedestrians, private and Emergency Service vehicles, primarily the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, reducing visibility and restricting the safe right of way and movement of all vehicles. As a result, Melbourne High School has identified and implemented ‘No Parking’ zones starting from our Alexandra Ave entrance incorporating our front staff parking level areas, yellow swing gate driveway and the hoarding side of Forrest Hill driveway where new signage has already been installed. Yellow kerb line marking and stenciling stating ‘NO STANDING’ has been applied where applicable; existing parking signage to select areas will remain.

    The City of Stonnington has approved the new restricted parking zones as they comply with Local Government and Vic Roads restricted parking regulatory policies. From Saturday April 16 2016, parking officers from the City of Stonnington were given authority by MHS to randomly enter the grounds of MHS 24/7 unassisted by a MHS representative, every weekend and select unannounced weekdays after hours, to infringe vehicles who do not comply with our new No Parking procedures. Please ensure you park your vehicle outside the restricted No Parking zones.
    The orange line indicates the ‘No Parking’ zones. Parking on any grassed lawn or embankment is not permitted at any time, this will also attract an infringement notice. Vehicles displaying permits or other will not be exempt, including vehicles displaying MHS parking permits. Areas where signage indicates No Parking between nominated hours (7am – 4pm) and/or limited allowable parking times (30min), will also be enforced.

    The MFB offered advice during a preliminary on-site risk assessment consultation and have welcomed these new restrictions as they have been designed to allow more vehicle and pedestrian freedom to help ensure safety of movement around the grounds of MHS