Committee

Martin Davies (MC: 1972-1976)

President

My Mordialloc College years were interrupted when my parents decided to traipse around Europe in a campervan for one unforgettable year in 1973. Academically, this proved to be most disruptive. I dropped down a grade after year 7 and left school after year 10 with underwhelming results. I completed a trade in engineering, but hated it, so in 1980 in went to Frankston High as a mature-age student to do Matric (bypassing year 11). In 1983, I began my tertiary studies. I have stayed in the higher education sector ever since completing double doctorates in Philosophy/Cognitive Science, publishing widely, teaching at Flinders, Adelaide, Monash, Melbourne, and Edinburgh universities, and spending a year on sabbatical at various universities in the USA, Canada and Europe. My longest period of continuous employment at the one institution was as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne (2003-2014). I am presently a Principal Fellow/Associate Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. I also work on a fractional basis at Federation University in Gippsland where I teach logic and reasoning, and academic literacy, amongst other things. I am married with one son.

Paula McCarthy (MC: 1975-1979)

Vice President and Historian

I grew up in Edithvale and attended MCHS between 1975 and 1979. They were five very happy years and I have many life-long friends from those days. If there was anything going on I was usually (briefly) involved—from debating and sports to the Venture Committee, Library Committee, etc. In 1980 I completed Year 12 in Washington State as Chelsea’s Rotary Exchange Student. My first library position was at Mordialloc-Chelsea Regional Library and in 1987 I started at CSIRO and now specialise in strategic procurement for Information Management and Technology. My current position at CSIRO is Enterprise Manager for Strategic Procurement, Information Management and Technology. I have a BBus (Information and Library Management) and a MBIT (Information Management) from RMIT. I am married with two boys aged 15 and 12. I lunch-a-lot and like to work behind the scenes on many “ventures”.

Lynette Williams (MC: 1976-1981)

Secretary

My secondary education was at Mordialloc College from 1976 to 1981. At the end of year 12 I was sad to have to leave and I look back fondly on my high school days. I went on to complete a science degree with a major in Zoology at Melbourne University, followed by a post graduate qualification in Audiology, also at Melbourne University. Later I completed a post graduate studies in Health Management. I have stayed in the rewarding field of Audiology where I work in the area of newborn and paediatric diagnostics.

Kim Puleio (MC: 1973-1976)

Secretarial Assistant

I was born in England in 1960. I came to Australia in 1968 with my parents and sister. We moved to Edithvale and I went to Edithvale primary school from 1968-1972. I attended Mordialloc -Chelsea high school from 1973-1976. I left there in form four and got a job working at Coles, I then worked at Mentone Newsagency, until I started my hairdressing apprenticeship in 1978. I owned my own takeaway food business for several years. I enjoy the simple things in life, such as family and friends. I am married with two grown up children, a son and a daughter. I am currently completing a Diploma in Reflexology. I hope to run my own practice in this area in the near future.

Ivor Donohue (MC: 1950-1956)

Treasurer

The years at MCHS were particularly enjoyable due to the friends I made, playing sport and, coincidentally, the education I received. (I am deeply indebted to the many teachers who persevered with me throughout my early years.) I now have a Bachelor Degree in Business (Accounting). I first worked for chartered accountants in Melbourne, Bangkok and London before working for BP Australia for 30 years in senior accounting roles in Melbourne and Perth. My love of sport, developed while at MCHS, continued particularly in swimming and lifesaving. For most of the ten years on the MCHS School Council I was Treasurer. I am married to Diana Hughes, also a pupil of MCHS. We have three children Andrew, Kirsten and Imogen who, like their mother, made their mark at MCHS.

Mitchell Sundstrom (MC: 2012---)

Webmaster

I am currently completing my final year of secondary school at Mordialloc College and have been a proud student at the school since year 7 in 2012. Have a strong interest for development and design and am always looking for new projects and ways to further improve my skills

Eberhard Rabich (MC: 1970-75)

Facebook Administrator

As a baby-boomer but born in Germany, I attended Maribyrnong, Mentone and Aspendale Primary Schools and then my entire secondary years at Mordialloc Chelsea High School (as it was then known) from 1970-75. I do have fond memories, probably the highlight was my (final) HSC year when I felt for the first time like I was being treated as an adult. I went from school straight to a career in the Commonwealth Bank and was with them for 23 years, primarily in lending and marketing roles. I've a had some quite varied business interests since then, but am now providing “electrical safety spotting” services to the building, construction & advertising industries. It can be a mind-numbing boring job when on-site, but it's varied and gives me enough flexibility to travel more in recent years. South-East Asia (particularly Philippines and Thailand) are my main passion, but I would like to re-visit my birth-place (and the rest of Europe) one day when I get the chance. I've got two adult children, both married and my first grandson aged 2.

Barbara Dowling (MC: 1950-1954)

Ventured Editor

After leaving MCHS in 1954, I took a job as a stenographer in the Head Office of a large textile Company. By the time I left was a private secretary to the Victorian Sales Manager. I joined the Ex-students' Association and attended their meetings and social activities. I met my husband Jim there — we married and have raised four children. As the children grew I became involved in the various parent organizations, taking on office-bearing roles of the various School Councils and Committees. In 1991 I was honoured to be named ``Citizen of the Year`` for the City of Springvale, in recognition of my voluntary work for Schools.

Bruce Lines (MC: 1952-1956)

Assistant Ventured Editor

I had the honour of being Head Prefect at Mordialloc-Chelsea High School in 1956. From 1957-58, I did teacher training at Burwood Teachers’ College and two years with the Education Department. My first posting was at McKenzie Creek (near Horsham) then Moyarra (near Korumburra). I joined Haileybury College in 1961 at the Brighton Campus and moved to the Keysborough Campus in 1976. I retired in 2000 as the Head of Junior School. I did Matric with Taylor’s Coaching College and completed a B. Econ. followed by a B. Ed. at Monash University. I worked with the Adult Migrant Education Service (AMES) teaching English as a volunteer. I currently supervise exams with the Monash Social Justice Department. I am a Life Member of Cheltenham Cricket Club and the Sandringham Baseball Club. I have three sons.

Andrew Heinrichs (MC: 1998-2003)

Social Media Coordinator

Proud former Mordy student and College Captain. Born and grew up in Mordialloc, went on to study geology and work in FIFO in Australian mining for several years. Enjoy sport, travel, eating out with my gorgeous fiancee. Now based on the dark side (north) of Melbourne.

Max Nichols (MC: 2010-2015)

Assistant to the Sponsorship Coordinator

I attended Mordialloc College for my entire high schooling throughout 2010 to 2015, attempting to be highly involved within the college. I was Vice Middle School Captain in Year 9 and during my final year I was the Male College Captain.