CAN: Canterbury Alumni Network

If you have any suggestions or feedback for events, our reunions, or the ways we connect our current student community with our past student alumni, then please send our Canterbury Alumni Network (CAN) Committee an email –

AND please join our Private Facebook Group Page for alumni updates and full event information, and to share your Canterbury College ‘School Days’ memories with us.

ALL members can post text and photos, plus organise their own group get-togethers freely via this Group Page – Canterbury College Official Alumni Network | Facebook.

We are also always seeking new Canterbury Alumni Network (CAN) Committee Members, so please volunteer by attending one of our Term Meetings, or by sending an email –

Canterbury Alumni Network Committee

Alumni events are developed and hosted by the Canterbury Alumni Network Committee.

President – William Glass, Class of 2017 (below middle).

Vice President – Rohan Cornick, Class of 2017 (below left).

Committee Secretary – Kevin Tam, Class of 2017 (below right).

Canterbury Alumni Network Leaders

Annual Canterbury Alumni Network Events

Term 1

Foundation Day – Annual CAN Alumnus of the Year Award & Cursus Magnus Relay Race featuring a CAN team of 8 runners.

Term 2

CAN Alumni Mens vs Firsts Boys Volleyball Clash.

Canterbury College Taipans vs John Paul College ‘Local Derby’ TAS Sport Round.
Canterbury College Taipans vs Ormiston College Redbacks ‘Venom Cup’ TAS Sport Round.

Term 3

CAN Alumni Womens vs Firsts Girls Netball Clash.

1, 5, 10, 20, 30 Year Combined Joint Reunion.

Term 4

CAN Alumni Year 12 Graduation Breakfast.

CAN Annual Alumni Awards

The CAN Annual Alumni Awards are a celebration of the impressive talents and remarkable achievements of our past graduates.

From 2020-22, trophies were presented each year to three very worthy recipients at the College’s major Foundation Day Ceremony & Chapel Service during March.

Winners also received $500 towards a charity of their choice.

The three categories were: Young Alumnus of the Year | Entrepreneur Alumnus of the Year | Trailblazer Alumnus of the Year.

After a 2023 hiatus, this initiative returned in 2024 as one single prestigious Alumnus of the Year Award, with the winner receiving a special engraved trophy plus $1,000 towards a charity of their choice.

CAN 2024 Alumnus of the Year Award Winner

Jane Dionysius (nee Hampson) – Class of 2003 & School Captain

Read The Full News Story Here

CAN 2022 Alumni Award Winners

Emily Chan – Young Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 2004)

Ryan Murphy – Entrepreneur Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 2016)

Nicholas Casey – Trailblazer Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 2002)
Sent acceptance video from Suzhou, China

Watch The Video Here

CAN 2021 Alumni Award Winners

Robert Joseph & Brodie Robinson – Joint Young Alumnus of the Year Winners (Classes of 2013 and 2011)

Kelly Clarke (nee Mann) – Entrepreneur Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 1994)

Robert McVicker – Trailblazer Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 1991)

Achievements Summary Here

Inaugural CAN 2020 Alumni Award Winners

Tegan Raines – Young Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 2014)

Shainiel Deo – Entrepreneur Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 1992)

Toni Bache (nee Bingham-Rolls) – Trailblazer Alumnus of the Year Winner (Class of 1998)

Where in the world
are our Canterbury alumni?

Please make sure you are connected with us, so we can send you invites to upcoming events and reunions.


Inaugural Canterbury Boys First VI vs Past Students Men’s Alumni VI Volleyball Showdown

There were no lead-up training sessions – players just brought their ‘game face’ and ‘game skills’ on the night – which suddenly had that exciting live ‘after dark’ sport audience atmosphere echoing throughout the Sports Hall.

So, how did the fight for glory, bragging rights and the new shiny trophy actually go? FULL NEWS STORY HERE

Canterbury 2016 Graduate Wins Australia’s Richest Poetry Prize

Canterbury Class Of 2016 graduate Svetlana Sterlin has won the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award for her book-length manuscript: ‘If Movement Were A Language’.

Selected from a final distinguished shortlist of four candidates, Svetlana receives $40,000 plus publication of her winning manuscript by the independent Vagabond Press. FULL NEWS STORY HERE

Our Victorious 2024 Cursus Magnus Relay Race CAN Alumni Team Winners Photo! ‍♀️‍♂️

Featuring: Jayden Schipplock | Meg Radburn | Baxter Hood | Lachlan Walker | Hayden Walker | Kloe Lockhart | Hmily Shantala | Mark Burley.