What is TOPSA?
The Old Peninsula School Association Inc (TOPSA) is the official alumni association for all past students and staff of The Peninsula School, Mount Eliza Victoria Australia. TOPSA's missions is to enable the ongoing connection and link of past students and staff well after they leave the School; a connection for life. Every individual shares an unique bond for having attended or worked at The Peninsula School, and TOPSA strives to embody the core values of our school and keep people in touch with each other and the School.
Our extensive reunion program is the primary driver for bringing people back to the School and this in conjunction with a variety of clubs and programs run by TOPSA any alumni can ensure that they are linked with the School and each other. TOPSA's motto "giving back" underpins the activities of the Association, as we strive to give back to our members, but also to the School and the community to benefit current and future generations.
TOPSA would not be the thriving association it is today without those who acted upon a vision in 1965 when the first group of Peninsula students reached Year 12 (or Form 6 as it was known then) and created The Peninsula School Old Boys’ Association.
In 1967 at the first committee meeting Daryl Currie was elected inaugural President and Russell Bond inaugural Secretary. This initial desire for past students to remain connected to the School, along with the voluntary work of executive and committees since that time and their desire to ‘give back’, has created many friendships, connected past students and parents via personal and sporting networks and created jobs.
The strength of TOPSA is in its evolution. Through our reunion program, sporting activities, careers days and other events, more people are re-connecting with the School and are prepared to give back through time or funds to ensure success for our past students, current students and future generations. Increasing numbers of past students are now choosing to continue tradition and send their children to Peninsula.