Lion magazine is published three times per year and is distributed to all members of the Wesley community. First published in 1962, Lion provides news about the College, updates from the alumni community and highlights of student achievements.

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Issue 139 - August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen Australia and the world change and adapt. It has certainly seen Wesley students, parents, teachers and alumni adapt to many rapid changes in our lives, including a rapid pivot to teaching and learning in virtual classrooms. Lion is no exception: for the first time in the magazine’s 58-year history, we’re publishing a web-based edition so you can read it on your favourite device. Find out what’s been happening at Wesley, for the OWCA and for the Foundation in the past few months. Read the magazine.

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Issue 138 - April 2020

In this issue, we look at the attributes of successful students, explore the Wesley STEM programs that are equipping students with tools to tackle future challenges, and celebrate 20 years of experiential learning at Clunes. Download the magazine

Lion magazine December 2019 
Issue 137 - December 2019

This issue celebrates the opening of The Drennen Centre at our Glen Waverley Campus, a spectacular multipurpose facility named in honour of former Principal Dr Helen Drennen AM. To read this story download the magazine.

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Issue 136 - August 2019

This edition of Lion celebrates a special moment for Wesley College - the arrival of our 17th Principal, Mr Nicholas Evans (OW1985). To read this story download the magazine.

Lion Magazine - April 2019 
Issue 135 - April 2019

In this issue we look at Elsternwick's history as we celebrate 30 years since the campus became part of Wesley. To read this story download the magazine.

Lion Magazine - December 2018
Issue 134 - December 2018

The lead story features outgoing Principal Dr Helen Drennen, as we say farewell to Wesley's first female principal. To read this story download the magazine.

Lion Magazine - August 2018 
Issue 133 - August 2018

This issue features the late principal, David Prest, who spearheaded the introduction of coeducation to Wesley in 1978.  To read this story download the magazine.

Lion Magazine - April 2018 
Issue 132 - April 2018

In this issue we look back at the 40 years since Wesley went through the transition of being an eminent boys school to becoming the country’s largest coeducational school by the last decade of the old century. To read this story download the magazine.

Lion Magazine - December 2017 
Issue 131 - December 2017

Our feature stories include One hundred years since the awarding of the Victoria Cross to Captain Robert ‘Bob’ Grieve (OW1905), as well as a look back at the rebirth of the Glen Waverley Campus since the 2016 fire.  To read these stories download the magazine.

Lion Magazine - August 2017
Issue 130 - August 2017

In this issue we feature Kim Beazley's Samuel Alexander lecture 'An insider's appraisal of Trumps America', as well as our students trip to Space Camp. To read these stories download the magazine.

Lion Magazine - April 2017
Issue 129 - April 2017

The 1,500 plus guests at last year’s 150th Anniversary Dinner were treated to an unexpected appearance by Wesley’s first pupil, Freddie Binks, at the beginning of the evening. To read this story download the magazine.

Previous editions

Read previous editions of Lion Magazine on your Apple device in an interactive magazine format viewable as a single or double-page spread by downloading the free Lion Magazine App from the App Store.

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