Old Collegians Association

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Welcome to the Concordia Old Collegians Association (COCA)

COCA is the association for all old collegians of Concordia. It is run by an enthusiastic committee of around 12 members, who work to ensure that old collegians can enjoy keeping in touch with the college and each other.

Committee members: Matthew Bruening ('16), Nikolai Leske ('15), Hannah Lewis ('13), Chris Symons ('12), Amanda Rebbeck ('91), Vicki Pese ('78), Sharon Kretschmer ('77), Sue Spry ('74), Mark Fortunatow (’74), Nadine Williams ('57), John Temme ('55), and Warwick Raymont ('54).

COCA runs a comprehensive program of popular events to help old collegians stay in touch with each other throughout the year, including reunions, celebrations, events, interest groups and more. Other COCA activities provide opportunities for past students to be involved in current school life - like concerts, exhibitions, tours and mentoring students. We also hold events in major Australian cities, some regional centres, and even overseas.

For many years COCA has provided a scholarship for the son, daughter or grandchild of an old collegian, and regularly supports projects and programs that benefit current students and important college projects.

COCA’s origins can be traced back to 1920, when a Concordia College Old Boys Association was formed. A few years after the first girls were enrolled at Concordia in 1927, a Concordia Old Girls Association was established. In 1963, the two groups were formally combined. There are currently over 9,000 old collegians living in Australia and overseas.

COCA values its links with the past and looks forward to the future as it assists old collegians to remain part of the Concordia College family.