On 14 February, the whole College celebrated 80 years since the day we
first opened our doors in 1943.
Hanni Chalmers OAM was a special guest at
our Shya Redelman Early Learning Centre,
where her Moriah journey began
in that first class in 1943.
On 27 February, we were honoured to
host former Israeli Prime Minister
Naftali Bennett. Thank you to the
UIA for this special opportunity.
A big thank you to Felicia and Stanley Kahn
for donating more than
two thousand delicious
'80' biscuits for our birthday!
Israeli musical artist and global
superstar, Ishay Ribo made a special
appearance at Moriah.
At our annual Yom Hameyasdim Assembly
(Founders' Day) Moriah
staff member Stephanie Schwartz OAM
paid tribute to her father, Harold Nagley (z''l),
who served as Moriah's first
principal for more than 13 years.
Our 80th Anniversary
Art Exhibition featured artworks
depicting chaggim, by
students, alumni, parents, grandparents
and members of the community.
Our High School campus is looking fresh
with a new collection of banners along our
walkways, celebrating the cycle of the
Jewish Year. The banners feature archival
images, recent images and selected artworks
from our communal art project.
Our school grounds enjoyed a colourful
new makeover for our 80th anniversary.
We now enjoy visual reminders
of our key values across our campus.
Enjoy this retrospective of archival
footage chronicling Moriah College's
remarkable journey from 25 students
in 1943 to more than 1700 students
from ELC to Year 12 today.
At Yad b'Yad, our youngest Moriah
Family members enjoyed an 80th
birthday party with singing,
dancing, and a jumping castle!
Read more about Yad
Thanks to the support of the JCA,
every student and staff member was
gifted a t-shirt to wear in
celebration of our 80th.
Read more about JCA
This newspaper article appeared
in The Hebrew Standard of Australasia on
15 March 1945, inviting readers to the first
ever demonstration Seder being held at the
North Bondi Jewish Day School, in Bondi
Read article in full
In celebration of Moriah's 80th, we brought together all students from Years K-12, all 2-5 year old Early Learners, along with our staff and board members for one EPIC whole school photo! The sight of 2000 individuals, each doing their part to form a giant 80, is nothing short of awe-inspiring. This grand display serves as a beautiful reminder that when we come together and work towards a common goal, we can achieve something magnificent that none of us could have accomplished alone. Happy 80th, Moriah!