Foundation News 

Saturday 6 August 2022

   Reunion members of 1984-88


 Back Row: James Allen, Mike Criscillo, Chris Hardy, Hayden Bergin, Chris Bunny, Mike Hayes,                               Rich Baty, Glen Jordan, James Murphy, Kieran Devane, Hikaia Amohia

 Middle Row: Paul Brown, Ray Knoef, Jonathan Furness, Brendan Mark, Phil Fleming,                                             Emmett McConnell, Rob Hales, Iain Hislop,  

 Front Row: Martin Livingston, Greg Lynch, Carl Murphy, Slade Roberston, John Leslie, Jeff Driscoll,                        Ed Devereux, Lawrence Roy

 Fr Mark Walls SM

Friday 6 August 2021

The inaugural inductees into the College's Alumni of Excellence awards night

  Sir Mark O'Reagan (KNZM)  Rt Hon Sir Bill English (KNZM)  Vincent Ward (ONZM)  Wayne Guppy (Upper Hutt Mayor JP)


Sunday 4 April 2021

Stream Alumni gather for Meet & Greet over Easter weekend in the Barbarians lounge at Eden Park, Auckland

        L-R Ben McCool, Nick McFarlane, Andy Smith, Sam Wimsett, Geoff Bargh, Aaron Lindsay 

         L-R Marty Whiteman, Mike O'Leary (Foundation rep), Neil Pattison, Tim Cooper


Friday 21 August 2020

Back Row L-R Des Reid, Michael Vanderpump, Robert Mulcaster, Michael Waite
third row: Willie Peacock, John O'Regan
Second row: Pat Bergin, Bernie Lile, Michael Walsh, Warwick Jones, John McCarthy, Phillip Ashenden
Front: Sam Jones, Mark Egan, Michael McVerry, John Graham, Simon Rodgers, David Ongley

The cohort of 1957-61 Reunion held in Palmerston North 

The homily that Fr Michael McVerry Sm gave during the thanksgiving mass can be read on this link

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Stream 1st XV wins the 90th traditional over Wellington College Town 45 - 26 Read the report on the  by Adam Julian on this link

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Stream 1st XV wins the 88th traditional over SPC Town 26 - 17 Read the report on the  by Adam Julian on this link

Saturday 11 July 2020

NPBHS wins their 55th match 32 - 31 in the 89th traditional against 1st XV in their first match post Covid lockdown, read the match report by Adam Julian  on this link

Friday 17 April 2020

John Caulton

John Caulton 1931 -35 more details on John's career is available on this website that his grandson John has developed. "In it there are some photos from St Pats Silverstream, some in the "Pre-war page" of the boys lining up for the Train and also military practice. Also some copies from a 1944 St Pat's yearbook in the "War years 2 page".

Friday 27 March

Tuesday 17 March  2020



Friday 18 October 2019


Members of the intake of (1985-89) gather for 30yr reunion. Rector Grahame Duffy gives them a tour of their Alma Mater

Greg Driscoll, Andrew McGavin, Curtis O'Connor, Pat Ryan, Dave Wallace, Dave Rodgers, Grahame Duffy, Stefan Lepionka, Geoff Zame.


Saturday 21 September 2019

Wade Hall JP (1997-01) (current member Board of Trustees) married Janna Manuera on Saturday 21 September at Santa Maria Della Misericordia, Pacentro Abruzzi Italy officiated by Reverend Father Laurence Duffy SM (Padri Maristi). Wade's bestman was Brenden Jacobsen (1998-02)

Saturday 10 August 2019 


Gary Nesdale, Steve Kelly, Greg Simon

Paul Grealish Mark Muller, Mike Kaye, Bill English, Greg Ebbitt

Tony Lyons, John Bird, Tony Noble-Campbell, Urban Lynch, Carl Beasley, Carl Finnigan

The 1979 1st XV gathered over the weekend to celebrate their 40th reunion and came out to watch the 1st XV win their semi final against Rongotai College 41 -10. Special thanks to Mike Kaye who helped pull this reunion together.



Wednesday 5 June 2019

1st XV wins their 49th match 30 - 12 in the 88th Traditional against Wellington College, read the match report by Adam Julian by clicking on this link 

Sunday 21 October 2018

A gathering was held for the intake of 1978 over Labour weekend and a number came out with their families to take a tour of the college campus. Special thanks to Frank Cole who co ordinated this reunion weekend

Saturday 25 August 2018

                                                               The Twelve Apologists                                                                                                                 

Standing: Phil Venning, Mark Fairbrother, Steve Flynn, Paddy Walsh, John Troy, Kevin Smith, Steve Jenkins, John Henderson, John Small 

Sitting: Cam McDonald,  Mike Apthorp,  Gary Lewis 

Gathering of the Class of 1965 at D4 Bar on Featherston St, Wellington, co ordinated by Steve Jenkins.

Sunday 19 August 2018

Sam Clarke on the charge in the Wellington Premier One final with the 1st XV winning back to back finals 29 - 22 against SPC Town at Jerry Collins Park. Read full report by Adam Julian by opening this link.

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Chris Hemi on his way to dotting down in the teams record breaking win 52 - 10 in  the 86th 1st XV traditional with SPC Town played at Evans Bay Park. Read the full report by Adam Julain by opening this link.


Wednesday 25 July 2018

Old Boys team 2018

Back row L - R : Scott Waldrom, Thomas Waldrom, Matt Thompson, Tui Hunt, Brad Tautuhi, Jeremy Thorpe, Steve Pene, Manuel Dalton, Nick Lissette, Paul Nixon, Damian Collins, Simon Coffey, Jayson Thomas, Andrew McFetridge, Glenn Nixon, Oliver Meehan, Hamish Blundell

Front row: L- R Reihana Haerewa, Laurence O'Reilly, Tim Venning, Shane Collins, Johnnie McDonald, Matt Sayer, Aaron Jones, Shane Hannah, Aaron Perisco, Jamie Morris, Martin Tomane


This year was the 5th match between Silverstream v SPC Town with Town winning 10 - 8, Paul Nixon scored the try and Aaron Perisco kicking a penalty.


Wednesday 27 June 2018

The 1st XV wins the 83rd annual traditional over Palmerston North Boys High School 25 -7 in Palmerston North read the match report by Adam Julian by clicking on this link


Monday 18 June 2018

The 1988 1st XV Reunion


Back Row   Nick Piper (Eynon) Paul Shaw, Martin Livingston, David McGuinness, Simon Mannix. 

Second Row: Nick De La Cour, Richard O'Connor, Carl Murphy, Marty King, Matt Fanning, Jeff Driscoll, Phil Mickleson.

Front Row: Hayden Bergin, James Murphy, Shane McDonald (Capt), John Leslie (Vice Capt), Chris Hardy.

absent: Earle McIntosh, Mark Cameron, Gerard Galvin, Matt Devereux, David Wallace, Fr Mark Walls, Mark Guppy.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

 Mitch Southall on his way to the try line                                             Photo Mike O'Leary 

1st XV wins 60th annual traditional against Rongotai College 67-0 to be within one point of the 1988 1st XV record score of 74 - 6. Read the report by Adam Julian by clicking on this link 


Wednesday 6 June 2018   


Luke Mannix on the charge                                                  Photo Mike O'Leary                                        1st XV put on a record breaking winning score over Wellington 46-0 in their 87th Traditional against Wellington College, read the match report by clicking on this link

 Wednesday 23 May 2018


              Luke Chisholm scores the teams second try                                           Photo Mike O'Leary

1st XV opens their traditional rugby season fixtures with a win over New Plymouth Boys High School 22-10. To read full match report by Adam Julian (1999-03) open this link  

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Reunion gathering  1994-98


Left to right

        Philip Clout, Josh Sinclair, Ollie Mannix, Sam McCool, Bjorn Andersen, Paul Phillips, John -Paul  Holden, Paddy Barry, Craig Latham, Kevin Walkinshaw, Tim Bargh, Andrew Barrett, Scott Waldrom,              Josh Hickman, Tim O’Neil, Matt Sayer, Pat Maher, Ian Fiest, Dan Laing, James Richardson.



Wednesday 26 July 2017

Harrison Boyle on his way to scoring a try 

The 1st XV have had a stellar year in winning the grand slam of college traditionals 6 from 6 after their 42 -6 win over SPC Town. This feat was last achieved 29 years ago when the 1988 team completed the grand slam. You can read a match report by opening the link 

Wednesday 28 June 2017

1st XV scores a record breaking win against Palmerston North Boys High School in the 82nd Traditional  see match report from Adam Julian by opening this link

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Dr Mons John Broadbent RIP (1943-46)

Died peacefullly on 27 November 2016 in Wellington.

The Mons was a priest of the Archdiocese of Wellington. He was ordained in 1955 and in his ministry has taught in several seminaries, universities, and a Protestant Theological college. He has written numerous journal articles, entries for the New Zealand Dictionary of Biography, a brief history The Formation of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington 1840-1988 and, in 2002, the volume: Restoring the Laity's Balance to an Unsteady Church.

Saturday 22 October 2016


Reunion weekend for the intake of 1976 Streamers 40 years on. The formal dinner and speeches were held at the Macs Ale house function room where 45 and partners enjoyed the company of one another. Andy Nicholls and Richard Clarke missed this photo shoot.

Thursday 13 October 2016

Francis Fanning the 2015 Old Boy of the Year is presenting the Felix Kane Memorial cup to Sir Patrick Mahony (1950-53) as the Old Boy of the Year for 2016 at the Annual SPCOBA's Dinner.

Monday 19 September 2016

Bill Anderson (1951-55) checking his college Athletics records that he broke in the 1954 in the U17 880yds and the mile. In 1955 he broke the long standing (29 years) Senior 880yds record of 2mins 04.6secs set by R Leech in 1926 with his time of 2min 03.5secs. Ted Benton set the current record with a time of 1min 56.2secs in 1971. Bill broke the other long standing  (31 years ) Senior mile record of 4min 42secs set by his father Ray in 1924 with his time of 4min 40.5secs. Matt Pavitt set the current record with a time 4min 06.97secs in 2010. (imperial measurements were converted to metric distances in 1970) Note: When St Patrick's College was relocated to Silverstream in 1931 the Athletics records came out to Silverstream. 

Wednesday 27 July 2016

3rd Annual Stream Old Boys v SPC Town for the B P McMahon Cup

Silverstream won 36-21 Read the report by Gordon Noble Campbell by opening this link 

Silverstream wins 84th Traditional 1st XV match against SPC Town 43 -10 and Old Boys Cup for the 60th time

Adam Julian's report can be read by clicking on this link

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Old Boys gather for St Bede's Luncheon


Results of the 37th St Bede's Fixture

1st XV won 33 - 7 You can read the report wriiten by Adam Julian by clicking this link

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Keith Quinn                    Maurice de Terte (Wgtn Col)             Roy Sinclair (Silverstream)

Captains of the 14th traditional 1st XV game (1945) Stream v Wellington College gather to reminisce their game of 71 years ago played at Athletic Park resulting in 15 -15 draw

Results of 85th Traditional Fixture 

1st XV Rugby won by Wellington College 29 -26       (Silverstream 46 Wgtn Coll 32  drawn 7 = 85) 

1st X1 Football won by Silverstream 4 - 1                 (Silverstream 7 Wgtn Coll 6 drawn 3 = 16)

Basketball won by Wellington College 96 -76

You can read the report of the game written by Adam Julian (1999-03) by clicking this Link


Friday 15 April 2016

 Bernie Monk with his wife Kath was formally made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)  his work following Pike River mine Disaster. You can watch  a video clip of the investiture by clicking on this link

Thursday 17 March 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day on behalf of the Foundation Management 

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Entertainment Books 2016/17

The Foundation is making these available to the Alumni to purchase online as a book or as a digital copy.

Please open this link to order your copy  Entertainment book.

7 March 2016


Rhys Mair RIP Yr 13 given a guard of honour after his funeral service in the College Chapel


23 February 2016

1st X1 win their 26th traditional over St Bede's by 7 wickets at Silverstream with Callum Mclachlan contributing 108 runs in the second innings

                                      Stream 183/10 & 156/3 St Bede's 247/10 & 90/10

13 Febuary 2016


Fr Noel Delaney SM 

12/10/1922 - 13/2/2016 RIP

Fr Noel Delaney SM (1935-40) Head Boy, Staff (1954-63) Rector Hato Paroa (1965-71) Provincial of the Society of Mary in NZ (1973-81) SPCOBA  Old Boy of the year 2011 on behalf of the Foundation I wish to extend our condolences and sympathies to Fr Noel's family, confreres and friends who have deeply loved and respected him throughout his Priestly vocation.


Monday 4 May 2015:

Hawkes Bay Old Boys gather to support 1st XVs game against Hastings Boys High School in Hastings result HBHS won 31- 10

From left: Grant Cawston (1993-97) Sean Cawston (1997-01) Michael Alebardi (1991-95) Des Green (1952-54) Paul Benson (1990-94) David Mills (1947-50) Barry O'Sullivan (1990-94)                     Michael Kelly (1974-78) Doug Begley (1945-49)

John Caulton (1931-35) Silverstream's only surviving foundation student he is  currently living in Havelock North.

Read his rermarkable story of his WW11 with the RAF  in his Spitfire attackes over Germany on this Link

Wednesday 10 June 2015:


The 1st XV Rugby team win 84th traditional against Wellington College 38-27 and were awarded the Ken Gray Cup while the 1st X1 Football team are defeated 0-3 to hand over the Fred Rooker Memorial Cup to Wellington College. The Senior Basketball lost 53-74.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Results:  St Bedes 1st XV win the 34th Traditional 27-17 winning the Holley Challenge Shield and the Hunt trophy

Game  results Silverstream won 23 St Bedes won 11 

Silverstream 1st X1 win the 19th Traditional 1st X1 v St Bedes football match 2 -0 and retain the  Bengree Trophy

Game results Silverstream won 14  St Bedes won 3 with Draws 2  

The traditional Debate has been awarded to Silverstream for 2015

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Captain Josh Brown on the charge

Captain Josh Brown

Results: Palmerston Boys High School 1st XV wins the 80th Traditional 33-30 winnning the Wallace Cup click on this link to read the report  by Adam Julian

Game results PNBHS won 49 Silverstream 27 with  Drawn 4

Palmerston North Boys High School  1st X1  wins the 12th Traditional 1 - 0 

Games results PNBHS 8 Silverstream 3 Drawn 1

2nd XV results a win to PNBHS 14 - 12 

Colts Footall drawn 2 - 2 

Wednesday 1 July 2015


Asafo Aumua on his way to scoring the first try of the afternoon                         Photo Mike O'Leary

Rongotai Tradtional Results:  

 Junior Basketball  Rongotai 60 - Silverstream 51

The 4th Traditional Senior A Basketball Silverstream wins the Eagle Cup 64 -50

Results: Played 4 Silverstream 4 Rongotai O. 

 Silverstream 1st XV wins the 57th Traditional  22-15 winning the Old Boys cup.  Click on this link to read the report by Matt Twort

Results:  Silverstream 37 Rongotai 17  Drawn 3

The 15th Traditional 1st X1 Football a win to Rongotai and the Des Boyle Cup 2-1

Results: Silverstream 9 Rongotai 4 Drawn 2

21 July 2015

The Old Boys team of 2015 

 The 2nd  Old Boys team v SPC Town before their winning this annual encounter 10 - 7 in a fiercely competetive match.

22 July 2015

 SPC Tradtional Results:  

The Traditional Senior A Basketball Town wins the  86-82 

Silverstream 1st XV wins the 83th Traditional  30 -15 winning the Old Boys cup.  Click on this link to read the report by Adam Julian and Steven White

Results:  Silverstream 59 SPC 19 Drawn 5

The 26th Traditional 1st X1 Football a win to Silverstream and the Lepionka Cup 4 - 0

Results: Silverstream 16 SPC 9 Drawn 1

Saturday 1 August 2015

SPC Town win semi final over Silvertream  23-20 to setup the final on Sunday 9 August against Scots College at Porirua Park. Click on this link to read the report by Adam Julian

8 August 2015

The Class of '65 Reunion coordinated by Steve Jenkins with support from Richard Ellerington, Paddy Walsh and Mike Apthorp

28 August 2015

It is now 70 years since the Japanese surrendered to the Allied Powers on 15 August 1945 thus ending the Second World War. Many New Zealand servicemen fought and died in the Pacific theatre of the war. By opening this link you can read the incredible story of survival of  George Luoni 1935-38. Special thanks to his son Chris (1965-69) for this article on his father.

15 October 2015

Michael Hardy (Head Prefect 1958) with his wife Jane presents their family history to the College library. This book traces their famiies that came to settle New Zealand in the 1800's. 

Francis Fanning (Stream 1961-62 Town 1963-65) was awarded the Felix Kane Memorial Cup as the Old Boy of the Year for 2015 by Brian McGuinness at the Annual Dinner .

23 November 2015

Old Boys atending the 2015 Local Bodies annual Conference in Rotorua


Brendan Duffy (1968-72) Mayor of Horowhenua, Wayne Guppy (1968-72) Mayor of Upper Hutt, Alfred Preece (1971-75) Mayor of Chatham Islands, Peter Butlers J P (1963-66) Mayor of Central Hawke's Bay District Coun