We proudly celebrate 100 years of the GHS and
St Hilda's Old Scholars Association
The major GHS & St Hilda's OSA Centenary Celebration, held in the Performing Arts Centre in mid April, was a fabulous evening that was well attended by over 300 Old Scholars. Highlights of the evening included:
- The unveiling of a magnificent Ammonite sculpture presented as a gift to St Hilda's;
||Ammonite by Clare Tupman, unveiled at the Centenary Celebration on 12 April. The piece is flanked by Head Girl of the Senior School, Angela Burvill and Head Girl of the Junior School, Iona Phimister
- Launch of the Centenary Book "We Must Ever Be Friends" edited by Pam Casellas (Greenway,'70);
Forthcoming Centenary Events
The Association is proud to invite Old Scholars to a number of Centenary special occasions in addition to our annual friendship and fundraising events. We welcome volunteers and participants, so if you are interested in helping please contact the Development Office.
This year the Centenary Bazaar will be held Saturday 11 May 2013 10am - 4 pm. Click here for more information
A Centenary Art Exhibition will be held on 20 - 22 September 2013. Click here for the Expression of Interest form and further information
Centenary reunions will be celebrated interstate and internationally. Click here for further information The first Centenary reunion held in Melbourne recently was a wonderful occasion. Expertly convened by Primrose McKenzie ('05) the event was joyous and very well attended, setting the tone for the forthcoming reunions.
For information on all Centenary and Old Scholars Association events for 2013 click here
With 114 years of history, St Hilda’s boasts a strong Old Scholars Association (OSA). Lasting friendships are forged at school and events and reunions are much anticipated. Third and fourth generation families attend St Hilda’s and the School values these connections.
The Association was formed in 1913 when St Hilda’s was Girls' High School (GHS) under the stewardship of Miss Melina Parnell. The Association is therefore the GHS and St Hilda’s Old Scholars Association (OSA).
A strong diverse network of over 10000 women and men (including the boys who attended the Early Learning Centre) call themselves St Hilda’s Old Scholars and the OSA plays a valuable role in keeping members connected.
To help us build the strongest network possible; please take the time to update your details by contacting the Development Office.
Angela Heaton (Mitchell, ’75) is our current elected President.
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Jody Hardcastle (Vincent, '73)
Anu van Hattem (Palmoja, '75)
Angela is supported by a committee of Old Scholars, which oversees the activities of the Association and drives various events that raise funds for the Association.
Message from the President
It is a great pleasure to lead the Old Scholars Association into its Centennial year 2013. In celebrating the longevity of the Association we recognise the fellowship between 10000 former students, acknowledge our wide and varied achievements and reflect on the opportunities provided by our valued education.
We mark this significant milestone with a number of special events including interstate and international reunions. I urge you to note the dates, rally your friends and join the OSA committee to mark the legacy of our Association.
I would like to encourage all Old Scholars to read the Centenary edition of the Chronicle Post and support the Centenary events.
The Association offers two scholarships to current students: One is awarded for six years from Year 7 and the other for two years from Year 11.
The OSA membership contains a wide variety of career experience and, each year, members visit the School to provide career advice and mentoring to girls assessing their career paths.
To mark the decades since leaving school, six reunions take place each year. As part of the Centenary Celebrations there is also a Chapel service and light lunch for members aged over 70.
Click here for a list of the 2013 reunions
The School’s beautiful Chapel is available to Old Scholars for weddings and baptisms.
Getting married in the St Hilda’s Chapel
Meetings are held in the Old Scholars Sitting Room in Hope Nicholas House Bay View Campus on a Monday evening at 6pm. At the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the audited financials are presented and the new committee is elected.
Constitution: Download GHS and St Hilda's Old Scholars Association Constitution and Rules
Year Group representatives
The Association manages a network of representatives from each leaving Year group, who are a point of contact for the representatives’ classmates and the OSA. To make contact with friends from your Year group please contact the Development Office for details of your representative.
Year 12 Induction
Honorary Life Members 2012
Year 12 Induction 2013
Headgirl Angela Burvill, with her parents Ian and Sharon ( Seymour, '80)
70+ Morning Tea
The OSA newsletter The Chronicle Post is distributed twice a year. A special Centenary issue has been published in 2013, available to all Old Scholars, highlighting events, reunions and current news.
In addition, the School mails a Buzz Magazine in March to all Old Scholars and in September to financial members. Please send news updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make contact through the Development Office
St Hilda’s recognises the importance of the Association and welcomes contact through the Development office.
If you would like to update your details, find out about events, share photos or stories or volunteer your time please don’t hesitate to make contact.
T: 9285 4246 or E: email@example.com