May 19: Maroons Night

OAAV is proudly presenting its flagship event the "Maroons Night 2018" on the 19th May at the Springvale Town Hall.

We are celebrating our 23rd anniversary this year and we wish to cordially invite you to join us at our annual dinner dance.

Date 19th May 2018
Time 7.00pm to 1.00am
Venue Springvale Town Hall, 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale

"TANTRA" and guest artist from Sri Lanka, Mr. Clifford Richards with DJs Warren & Naana

Catering Tantalising buffet by 'Epice Creative Catering'
Price $ 90.00

Ladies - After Five
Gentlemen - Lounge

Drinks Complementary Soft Drinks, Wine and a bottle of Premium Scotch per table

Battle of The Maroons 2018

Please contact Tyrone (0417 382 660), Sujith (0450 952 901), or any OBA committee members to purchase tickets.

Nov 24: Founders Day Alms Giving


May 19: Battle of The Maroons 2018

The annual Battle of The Maroons encounter is coming up fast. There is a number of battles to be played out in friendly encounters this year. Come and join in these fun filled activities, along with your family and friends. Following are details of these events.

Date: Saturday 4th March 2018
Location: Dandenong Show Grounds, Bennet Street, Dandenong

10:30am onwards

Highlights :
• Battle Of The Maroons 2018 ( T20 Cricket Match)
• Rugby 7s Match
• Over 40’s Cricket Match
• Ladies and Kids Cricket Match
• Brothers Tent
• Papare Band
• Licensed Bar
• DJ Rush
• Sri Lankan Food Stall
• Jumping Castle and Face Painting

Battle of The Maroons 2018

For further information, please contact Tyrone (0417 382 660) or any OBA committee members

February 16: Dhamma Talk by Ven Hanguranketha Chandarathana Thero, the former Deputy Principal of Ananda College

As most of you are aware, Ven Hanguranketha Chandarathana Thero, the former Deputy Principal of Ananda College has currently taken residence at the Dhammasarana Temple in Keysborough.

Ven Hanguranketha Chandarathana Thero will be conducting a Dhamma talk, followed by a discussion about Ananda College on February 16th, 2018.

Two of our former OAAV Presidents Rukman Wimalasuriya and Bandula Welungoda have kindly taken lead in organising this event. We would love to invite all Anandians and well-wishers in Melbourne to attend this meritorious event.

Below you will find the details of this event:

Date: Friday, 16th February 2018
Location: Dhammasarana Temple, 329-335 Greens Road, Keysborough, Victoria 3173

8:00 pm

For further details please contact Rukman Wimalasuriya on 0412 669 963 or Bandula Welungoda on 0411 518 752.

Jan 7: Special Mathaka Wasthra Pujawa/Memorial Service to pay tribute to late Mr. Sanjeewa Abeygunawardene a committee member of the 2017/18 OAAV Executive Committee

With immense sadness the OAAV committee has organised a special pujawa to invoke blessings to late Sanjeewa Abeygunawardene at the Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre Dandenong on the 7th of January 2018 from 6.00pm onwards.

Sanjeewa was a helmsman in the College rowing team and studied at Monash University & University of Melbourne since leaving the College in 2007. Sanjeewa was working as an Engineer in Melbourne at the time of his sudden demise. Our thought and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad period of time.

Please join us in this meritorious event to pay tribute to our fellow Anandian.

Dec 16: Christmas Party

Celebrating another year as it draws to a close, we thought it would be worthy for all of us to gather with our families and friends one final time. It will be an entertaining and enjoyable evening for the kids and adults in the company of Sergei the magician, a special visit from Santa and heaps of entertaining music from the band "Blossoms".

If you would like Santa to present your kids with a small gift, please remember to bring your wrapped gift for your child (with their name on it) and hand it over to one of Santa's helpers, so Santa will make sure to deliver it to them.

Date: 16th December (Saturday) 
Location: Good Shepherd Parish Hall, Mulgrave

Time: 7:30 pm (Start)
Sergei the magician arrives sharp at 7:30 pm and
Santa will arrive soon after

Dinner :  Buffet from "Westall Spice Cafe"
Adults $20
Kids (5 yrs-12 yrs) - $10
Kids (Under 5) - Free 
RSVP by : 6th December 

Please advise Tyrone (0417 382 660) or Sujith (0450 952 901) the number of tickets required before Monday 6th December.

We need to know the number of adults and number of children (both paying and free ) for catering purposes. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

2017 Christmas Party

Nov 19: Inter-School Indoor 6-A-Side Cricket Tournament

Ananda College OBA is participating in the inaugural 6- A-Side Indoor Cricket Tournament organised by the Royal College OBA.
We would love for you to come and cheer on our boys, as they battle it out with the rest of the 12 school OBA teams.

Relive day of fast paced action, youthful exuberance friendly rivalry and sportsmanship we all experienced between our great schools back home. This is a kid's friendly event with kids activities.

Hope to see you and your families there.

Date: 19th November 2017 (Sunday) 
Location: ICON Arena Indoor Sports
5B/30 Green St
Doveton 3177

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

2017 Inter school indoor 6 a side Cricket Tournament

Nov 5: Founders Day Alms Giving

One of our major events for the year is the Annual Alms Giving, to commemorate the Founding Fathers of Ananda College. As a tradition, we have continued and celebrated this event for many years. This year too, we are happy and proud to celebrate this great event.

Date: 5th of November 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 9.00am onwards
Venue:  Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara (Berwick), 125 Homestead Road, Berwick (Melways 130 J2).

We would love to see you and your family members participate in this meritorious event. Your generous contribution and active participation is solicited. It would also be much appreciated if you could assist in any way with the dane menu by undertaking to provide any of the listed menu items and/or wish to offer a pirikara to the priest, and/or a donation to the temple.

If you are able to participate in this meritorious event and prepare any food items, please contact Tyrone (, Arjuna ( or any OBA committee members.

Your generous contribution and active participation is sincerely appreciated.

Founders Day Alms Giving 2016Click the picture to view Founders Day Alms giving (2016) Photo Album

September 27 :Bodhi Pujawa

The Association will start the new year, with a special Bodhi Pujawa, at the Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple).

All are welcome to attend the Bodhi Pujawa, this Wednesday 27th September at 7.00 p.m., to partake in the religious ceremony, and invoke blessings for a successful year.

Looking forward to your presence and blessings, at the temple.

It would be much appreciate if you could bring flowers and “gilan pasa” to be offered at the temple.

Date: 27th of September 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: Please be there by 7.00pm
Venue:  Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple), 43,Hemmings Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175

Bodhi Pujawa 2015Click the picture to view Bodhi Pujawa(2015) Photo Album

Sep 24: AGM

The Annual General Meeting for the year 2017/2018 will be held on Sunday the 24th of September. 

The details of the AGM are as follows,

Date: Sunday, 24th September, 2017
Time:    6.00pm

Shavans Pinewood Pinewood Shopping Village, 17-21 Centreway Mount Waverley, Victoria 3125

As per Rule 15 of the OAAV Constitution, the members who are proposing and seconding and the nominees must be financial members of the Association and all nominations must be sent to the Secretary to the address given below at least 14 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.

For further information, please contact Tyrone (0417 382 660) or any OBA committee members

Annual General Meeting 2016Click the picture to view AGM (2016) Photo Album

We invite you to attend our events. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join. Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.