OLD GIRLS’ CENTENNIAL WEEKEND – FRIDAY 17 and SATURDAY 18 March 2017
The Old Girls’ Centenary Weekend begins on Friday 17 March and in honour of the occasion the Association is hosting a cocktail party for all Old Girls in the College Atrium. The cocktail party will be a celebration of the arts: you will be entertained by beautiful music, as well as learning about the many stunning and diverse artworks which comprise the St Cuthbert’s College art collection. Artwork from current students will also be on display. This is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with former classmates while enjoying an evening of sophisticated entertainment.
We would also like to especially welcome the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 year groups for their decade reunion.
The time capsule will be opened for the 2001 peer year, come and re-visit your hopes and dreams as an 18 year old school leaver.
On Saturday you are welcome to attend the Old Girls’ Chapel Service at 10am, followed by the AGM at 11am in the Joan Holland Auditorium. These events are followed by a light lunch in the staffroom for all Old Girls and a special decade reunion lunch for the 1951 and 1961 peer years in the Boardroom. The College is open all afternoon so you can view the buildings and grounds and see the many and varied cultural, music and drama groups in action.
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Please call Sarah Powrie (09) 520 4159 ext 7607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need more information.
Schedule of events:
Friday 17 March
Centenary Cocktail Party – Information Centre Atrium – 6.00pm (with special gathering of groups from 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 alum years only)
Saturday 18 March
OGA Service – Old Girls Chapel – 10am
OGA Annual General Meeting – Joan Holland Auditorium – 11am
Light Lunch – Staffroom – for all Old Girls
Light Lunch – Boardroom – where we welcome Old Girls from 1951 and 1961 alum year
St Cuthbert’s College Open Day – midday to 3.30pm
“Even at the most challenging and difficult times in our lives, we still carry with us a strong sense of who we are and where we belong and are secure in friendships that go well beyond our school days”
Rosemary Nalden – 2007 Old Girls Honours Board Recipient
St Cuthbert’s girls never entirely leave the College at the conclusion of their education. They remain an important part of the College community through the Old Girls’ Association (OGA).
Run by a voluntary committee representing over 5,000 past students, the OGA allows past pupils to stay in touch with class mates and maintains a link to St Cuthbert’s that enables Old Girls to continue to contribute to the College. Lifetime membership is automatic and all students are enrolled when they join the College community.
The OGA embraces the College motto of By Love Serve and strives to invest its efforts into projects that will enrich the entire St Cuthbert’s community. We fund five scholarships for students in Year 9-13. These are awarded to girls who show all round ability and will benefit from the College philosophy of striving for excellence and realising potential, but who without assistance would not have the opportunity to attend St Cuthbert’s.
We also contribute to building projects, of which the Old Girls’ Chapel, a cottage at remote campus Kahunui and the Old Girl’s Health Education Centre in the new Centennial Centre for Wellbeing are examples.
Decade reunions are held every year in March and the committee ensures that there are annual functions to meet old friends and reminisce about school days.
We have many inspirational Old Girls who have excelled in their chosen fields and each year our top achieving Old Girls are recognised in our Making Their Mark and Marking Service awards.
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