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DTC Short Film Festival

Last Friday, a number of Daramalan College Alumni attended Daramalan Theatre Company’s Short Films Festival, a featured presentation within the DTC Festival of Performance. The Old Chapel Studio was converted into a cinema space and foyer for the occasion. An eclectic program of short movies provided a wonderful night of sharing in the movie-making adventure. […]



24 May 2024



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Daramalan College Community Trivia Night

What a great night! Our recent Trivia Fundraiser was more than just a fun event—it was a celebration of our alumni community.   Last Friday, over 100 people came together to make this evening a success: local businesses, former students, parents, staff and volunteers. This night would not be possible without all your support.  A special […]



22 May 2024



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Daramalan College Community Trivia Sponsors

A heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors for making the Daramalan College Community Trivia Fundraiser a resounding success!  Your generosity creates an invaluable feeling of community support and is the key to our fun and engaging evening. We are immensely grateful for your contribution.



22 May 2024



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Festival of Performance

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08 Apr 2024



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Kasey Saunderson (2022) baked baked Jules Chevalier’s 200th birthday’s cupcakes

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21 Mar 2024



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Emma Mackenzie, nee Saunders (1999), founded a kids-focused haircare brand, Mimi

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21 Mar 2024



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DARAMALAN COLLEGE TEAMED UP WITH VINNIES

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21 Mar 2024



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Lauren Boden has turned her hand to bobsled

Picture by Gary Ramage Hooray! Lauren Boden last hurdle is not over yet! After announcing retirement from her Olympic hurdling career two years ago, Lauren Boden (2006) turned her hand to bobsled. She teamed up with another Canberra sprinter Sarah Blizzard to compete. Previously, only two Australian athletes have competed in the Summer and Winter […]



25 Feb 2024



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Alison Ware, nee Rayner (1981) provides comfort to patients through music

Alison Ware, nee Rayner (1981), Creative Arts Therapist and a Certified Clinical Musician of the Therapeutic Harp Program, provides comfort to patients across hospitals and medical centres in the Canberra region. The program is entirely patient-centred, with music specifically tailored to individual requirements and chosen to support their health and well-being by providing a quiet […]



21 Feb 2024



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Dr Vanessa Pirotta (2006) hosted the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at Parliament House

Award-winning wildlife scientist and 2006 Daramalan College Alumna, Dr Vanessa Pirotta, hosted the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at Parliament House. Guests from across the Australian science, research, technology and education community attended the presentation dinner and Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia and the Hon Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science announced […]



16 Feb 2024



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Become a Dara Rugby Sponsor

Want to be part of a club focused on community, development and opportunity? Become a sponsor in 2024 Packages to suit all sponsors Contact: [email protected] https://www.instagram.com/dararugbyclub/



15 Feb 2024



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Lorina Gore (1994) who is performing in Australian Opera 

Congratulations to amazing Lorina Gore (1994) who is performing one of the Rhinemaidens in Australian Opera production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle currently happening in Brisbane. Incredible talent! 



15 Feb 2024



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Fr Kimi In 2018, Chaplain Fr. Kimi commenced his role at Daramalan College, and over the course of the past six years, he has left an indelible mark on numerous students and staff, who remain forever appreciative. You will be missed, Fr Kimi! Why did you choose the MSC?   I only considered becoming a MSC/priest […]



21 Dec 2023



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Jamie McGahey (1998)

Jamie McGahey (1998) Jamie McGahey graduated from Daramalan College in 1998. Thanks to his favourite teachers, he built up a career as a chef but eventually switched to his other passion, dog training.  How did Daramalan College influence your life?      Daramalan influenced my early life with my Rugby career and getting into Food Technology and […]



24 Nov 2023



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Ms Tracey Lee Miss Tracey Lee is a former Daramalan College teacher so much loved and respected by not just her students but colleagues as well. After 40 years of teaching experience, (1987-1988 and 1998-2014 at Daramalan), she changed her career and wrote three successful books. And guess what? One of her fictional characters is […]



07 Nov 2023



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MARINERS SIGN ALEXIA KARRYS-STAHL AHEAD OF A-LEAGUE WOMEN’S SEASON

2017 Daramalan College Alumna Alexia Karrys-Stahl is continuing her impressive sporting career. Recently, she signed up with the A-League Soccer team, the Mariners from Bankstown City. What a fantastic year for women’s Soccer!



03 Nov 2023



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Jessica Heaton (2002) Food Technology and Hospitality Teacher Ms. Heaton is not only a favourite teacher of many students, current and past, but also a Food Scientist. She started her Food Technology and Hospitality Teacher position at Daramalan College in 2009 after completing her internship here as well. What is the fondest memory of your […]



24 Oct 2023



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Andrew Digan  Religious Education Teacher  For many generations of students, imagining Daramalan College without Mr Digan (1986) is impossible. Probably not many of you know, however, that Mr Digan has two Bachelor Degrees in both Administration and Education, tried himself as a Soccer Coach, Primary School Teacher, worked at the Department of Immigration, Australia Post […]



23 Oct 2023



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Will Unwin (2013)  Science and Chemistry Teacher  Mr Unwin started at Daramalan Semester 2 of 2019, straight out of university and is currently teaching Year 7 and Year 10 Science and Year 11 Chemistry. Find out what is Mr Unwin’s wishful talent and what is his “catchphrase” below.  How did Daramalan College influence your life?   […]



23 Oct 2023



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Kavita Jogia (2014)  HASS and Psychology Teacher  Ms Jogia is a new addition to the Daramalan College teaching team. Between her Daramalan years, she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and International Relations at ANU, followed by a Masters of Secondary Teaching with specialisations in HASS and Languages at UC. Ms Jogia is […]



23 Oct 2023



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Amy Thomas, nee Smith (2005) RE and Sociology Teacher  Ms Thomas started at Daramalan in 2011 teaching RE and took over the RE Coordinator (REC) role in 2021. Over the years, she has also taught English, Media and Sociology and is currently teaching Senior RE and Sociology classes. Discover more about Ms Thomas below:  Who […]



23 Oct 2023



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Ben McGee (2003) Religious Education Teacher, Pastoral Care Advisor and Rugby 1st XV Coach Try to find a family with a tighter connection to Daramalan College than the McGees! With three generations of past and current students, it is not surprising that Ben McGee (2003) decided to continue his teaching career at Daramalan College when […]



18 Oct 2023



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Elisa Sko (Macie) and Andy Oliver (Ransom)

Elisa Sko (Macie) and Andy Oliver (Ransom) are addressing the current housing problem. It is great to hear that Daramalan Alumni are involved in finding solutions to important societal issues. 1999 Alumni Elisa Sko (Macie) and Andy Oliver (Ransom) are addressing the current housing problem. Their work is being featured in the AFR newspaper. Please […]



13 Oct 2023



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“The Gift of Story”

Come and see our great show. Six fairy tales are presented on the stage.While given a new treatment, they draw inspiration from the original versions of the stories… see Rumplestiltskin, The Ugly Duckling, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Match Girl, The Red Shoes, The Snow Queen with some surprises…see you there 🙂 Dates: 7 […]



05 Sep 2023



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Art & Wine Evening

On 24 August we held our first (but not last!) Art & Wine Evening at Daramalan College with our talented Teacher Jo Howard, 1991 Alumni herself, and it was great to see many members of the community get together, have fun and create beautiful paintings! We all enjoyed the experience, gorgeously decorated art class and […]



04 Sep 2023



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John I Dent Cup Grand Final Champions

Huge congratulations to Gungahlin Eagles on winning their first in 20 years John I Dent Cup Grand Final!!!Many Daramalan College graduates played on the team: Isaac Crowe (2018), Tom Ross (2011), Sam Hyland (2017), Connor Rous (2020), Connor Jones (2016), Matt Hawke (2004) and Jack Huckstepp (2013). Even more Daramalan family members were supporting them: […]



28 Aug 2023



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Congratulations to Lloyd Allison-Young (2008)

Congratulations to Daramalan Alumni Lloyd Allison-Young (2008) for his performance at The Edinburgh Festival in the Legs On The Wall play. Lloyd was nominated for best-supporting Actor in Sydney last year and is proving to be a very versatile performer. Lloyd Allison-Young graduated from Daramalan College, having a most distinguished history playing Peer Gynt while […]



28 Aug 2023



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Stephen Conroy

The Women’s World Cup is over, but Daramalan College 1980 Alumni, Stephen Conroy, is set to become the new chair of the Australian Professional Leagues, the body that runs the A-Leagues. We wish him all the luck in this important role. Image by “Sydney Morning Herald”



22 Aug 2023



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Lauren Steinman’s School Visit

Our recent graduate, Lauren Steinman (2022), who is studying at ADFA to become a Navy Helicopter Pilot, visited Daramalan College with her Fly Navy colleagues to talk to some of our Year 12 students. This visit provided them with unique insights into military life, leadership and service to the nation. The students had the opportunity […]



22 Aug 2023



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Jessica Crowe (2022)

Congratulations to Jessica Crowe (2022) on being selected to represent Australia at the Oztag World Cup in Limerick, Ireland. What an impressive achievement.



08 Aug 2023



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