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2024 UNIV Easter Conference | Thursday 28 March – Saturday 30 March

Bringing university students and young professionals together to tackle world challenges.
Cost: $100 (includes meals and accommodation)

• High Tea on High Street 2023

• Ms Gia-Yen Luong | ‘Letters to a Young Crestonite’

2023 Term 2 Formal Dinner

Friday, 04 August 6:00- 9:00 pm


Ms Gia-Yen Luong is the Teach for Australia South Australia State Manager and Coach. A graduate of Law and Science at UNSW, she is also a Creston College alumna (2012-2016) where she served in various leadership positions including House Committee President, as well as ServeSoc President and founding Academic Coach for Dream Australia – a project of RELEDEV. Gia-Yen was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to undertake postgraduate at Oxford University – she is the first person in her family to attend university.

• Dr Melanie Webb | ‘The Highs and Lows of Work-life Balance’

End of 2023 Term1 Formal Dinner

Friday, 12 May 6:00- 9:00 pm


Dr Melanie Webb  is a medical doctor and former Olympic windsurfer, one of the first recipients of a Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship, and has been inducted into the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame. She continues to be involved with the sport, holding coaching positions with state and national windsurfing teams (

• Philippines Service Project 2023 goes to Baler

Interested in a refreshing and meaningful break before facing Term 3 2023? Would you you like to help in a Health Education program for children in the Philippines? Add to that being close to the ‘surfing capital’ of the country! Enticing?…

Join us for our annual service project abroad to a developing country.   Our destination this year is the historic province of Aurora, Philippines, in the main island of Luzon.

Implementing the project of Reledev Australia (, Creston College has run over 20 projects in many rural villages and urban sites in the Philippines.

Philippines Service Project 2023

Location:  San Luis, Aurora

Conditions:  Rural and urbanised poverty

Aurora is a province in the Philippines located in the eastern part of Central Luzon Region, facing the Philippine Sea. Its capital is Baler. Aurora is fast becoming known for its natural wonders, beautiful beaches, and surf-worthy waves, as well as its place in Philippine history and world cinema.

While there has been a vast improvement in poverty incidence in the last decade. Aurora still has the highest share in terms of annual per capita poverty threshold in Central Luzon at 16% which is more than twice high compared to the Regional poverty incidence of 6.9% in 2018. The most common cause of morbidity are still preventable diseases such as upper respiratory infection, malnutrition, skin problems, pneumonia, hypertension and diarrhea.

The Project

Health and Hygiene Education

Classes for 4 days:

  1. First aid part 1
  2. First aid part 2
  3. Prevention & protection from Parasites
  4. Dental Health & Nutrition

Other projects:

Workshops for mothers on what their children learnt

Beach clean up

Sports clinic


26 August – 05 September 2023 – to and from Sydney.


$1250 Includes flights, full R&B and all transport.  PLUS $250 fundraising target for project materials.

DONATIONS FOR THE PROJECT materials are Tax-deductible:  

This project is being conducted in partnership with Reledev Australia, an Australian Public Benevolent Institution or PBI.  All payments for the project which are collected by Reledev may* be eligible for a tax-deductible receipt. Please send your request to

Please make your payment/donation to:

Reledev Australia

BSB: 032-056        Account number: 263367

Reference: Project Participant Name

*Please note: we cannot issue a tax-deductible receipt if the payment is for your own participation in the project.


• 2023 Easter Conference @ Creston College Thursday April 6 – Saturday April 8


Cost: $100 (bed Thurs & Fri; food Fri & Sat) – Pay through your GROUP LEADER

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• Prof Louise Lutze-Mann | ‘Scientia cum corde’: knowledge with a heart

2022 End of Academic Year Formal Dinner

Friday, 11 November 6:00- 9:00 pm


Professor Louise Lutze-Mann, SFHEA 
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education & Student Experience
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences 
The University of NSW, Sydney 2052 NSW, Australia

• Dr Ailish McKeown | Rebuild Together: the strength of human relationships

2022 Term 1 Formal Dinner

• 2022 Easter Conference @ Creston College Thursday April 14 – Saturday April 16


Cost: $100 (bed Thurs & Fri; food Fri & Sat)

Download PROGRAM (speaker to be announced)

For the past two years, we have lived through a great wave of change forced by the global pandemic. Looking back, at times we have felt alone, vulnerable, desperate, and disoriented.

We have been hit by humanitarian, economic, social, ecological and political crises and, despite everything, we have begun to awaken what really counts.

Pope Francis reminds us that we are all, “In the same boat, all fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and necessary, all called to row together, all in need of mutual comfort.”

Faced with these difficulties, we are learning to rebuild on the basis of solidarity and hope. Our world asks us to move forward together in a new and truly human direction. This means stopping thinking and joining forces to seek sustainable and creative solutions that promote a culture of encounter.

UNIV22 will focus on how to rebuild together on the basis of solidarity and universal brotherhood.

• Sara Pearson: my life and experience in the Architecture Industry

2021 Term 1 Formal Dinner

Thursday, 13 May 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Ms Sara Pearson


Established February 2009

Sara is the Founder, owner and Nominated Architect for Pearson Architecture, a Sydney based practice with a focus on the design of new dwellings, alterations and additions to existing buildings, and bespoke retail and commercial interior design.