ROCA aims to provide a spirit of unity and good fellowship to both current and former students of the College; in line with the College Culture we as old Scholars were fortunate enough to experience.
This is achieved through many paths, the most vital of which is the funding of scholarships for Sons and Grandsons of Old Collegians' who, without this support, would not benefit from a Rostrevor College Education.
ROCA also represents the affiliated sporting clubs, ROCFC, ROCSC, ROCCC & SA Handball Association, with the aim of promoting sporting interests of both Old Scholars and other young men in the Rostrevor tradition.
Lastly the association provides a connection back to a huge network of likeminded people, through Lunches, Dinners and Reunions. At these events, Old Scholars are regularly connecting to share skills, experience and opportunities.
Maintaining this connection with the College, the College to old Collegians, and Old Collegians to other Old Collegians, ensures the School continues to maintain the environment and culture current Old Scholars were fortunate enough to experience, in line with the Edmund Rice Ethos.
ROCA, with the help of the Development Office, conducts a full schedule of social events. Each year, a number of class reunions are held. Reunion events are also conducted interstate and in country SA from time to time.
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To find out more about ROCA initiatives, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angelo Piantadosi ’82
For this week only, the ROCA joining fee will be waived for any Rostrevor Old Collegian from the Classes of 1923-2020. Old Collegians who take advantage of this one-time offer will have access to all ROCA benefits, minus the joining gifts.
ROCA Business Lunch 2023
On 16 June, almost 500 Old Collegians and extended community members gathered at the Adelaide Oval for the 2023 ROCA Business Lunch. MC, Anthony Medhurst (’99) took to the stage to interview guest speakers Luke Darcy (’92) and John Aloisi (’92). The two sporting greats and their interviewer had the crowd in stitches as they reminisced on their time at Rostrevor and discussed their successful careers in AFL and soccer respectively. Oliver Totani (’03) put his auctioneering skills on display, selling all nine auction items to eager bidders. The merriment continued after the event with a reported 250 attendees gathering at The British Hotel, owned by Matt Kelly (’90) and Luke Kelly (’00).
ROCA would like to formally acknowledge and thank the many sponsors, without whom the event could not have been such a success. Their ongoing support of ROCA and Rostrevor College is greatly appreciated. View photos from the day HERE.
2023 Old Boys' Lunch
75 Old Collegians from the Classes of '72 and before were welcomed back to the College today for the annual Old Boys’ Lunch. Some Old Collegians arrived early for a tour of their old stomping ground and to attend the Edmund Rice Day Mass.
There was a beautiful moment at the conclusion of the Mass when the Old Scholars were met with an enormous round of applause as they walked out through the middle of hundreds of current students.
The wet weather couldn’t dampen the jovial atmosphere in the Pavilion as lifelong friends spent the afternoon catching up and reminiscing about their years at Rostrevor over a two-course meal and drinks. View photos from the day HERE.
A CATHOLIC BOYS' DAY AND BOARDING COLLEGE IN THE EDMUND RICE TRADITION RECEPTION TO YEAR 12
Glen Stuart Rd Woodforde Sa 5072 Australia