Old Girls Union

Old Girls’ Union

Established in 1913, the NEGS Old Girls’ Union fosters fellowship amongst former students and encourages Old Girls to maintain their links with the school. The OGU also financially supports many of the school’s building programs and offers Scholarships and Bursaries to future students.

As long as we have an up-to-date address of every Old Girl member, you will receive a copy of Akaroa magazine which contains news of former students and events and reunions.

Former students of NEGS are invited to join the Union as Life Members. At their annual Valedictory Speech Day each Year 12 Leaver receives her membership badge and certificate and is formally welcomed to the Union.

The close ties Old Girls have with one another and NEGS are reflected in their active participation in many of the school’s activities. Old Girls return each year near St Michaelmas Day (Old Girls’ Weekend) to attend their 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65 year reunions. They are also invited as guest speakers and as guests at many of the functions held each year.

There are so many ways for you to stay involved with NEGS and the Old Girls Union.

Become a life member of the Old Girls’ Union

If you are not a member and would like to join (one off $200 payment for a lifetime membership), please contact us.

Read Akaroa

If you are not receiving a copy of Akaroa then we do not have a current address for you. All Old Girls’ Union members for whom we have an address, wherever they are in the world, are sent the magazine. Akaroa is published May and November. Please contact us with your current details and remember to let us know if you change address so we can continue to send Akaroa and news of OG activities to you. If you know an Old Girl who does not receive the magazine please ask her to contact us.

Join us on Facebook

Ensure you’re kept up to date with the latest reunion and event information by joining our NEGS Facebook page.

Organise or attend your year reunion

Is it nearing a special anniversary year for your class? Or do you just fancy an excuse to catch up with old friends? Organising get togethers can be great fun and if you can’t organise one then make sure you attend your reunion to reminisce and renew your friendships.

Organise an Old Girls’ event in your country or area

Did you know there are over dozens of Old Girls living overseas? Why not contact us to see if there are any Old Girls living in your neck of the woods and organise a NEGS get together?

Send your news & photos for publication in akaroa

We all love to find out what our contemporaries have been up to so please send in your news and photos for the next issue of Akaroa.

Carry on sporting

If you don’t want to hang up your sports uniform, then find out about coaching a school team.

Speaking at a school event

Each year Old Girls are invited back as guest speakers for events events including Speech Day, New Parent Dinners, assemblies and in classes. If you have a topic of interest please let us know.

Get involved in the OG committees

All Old Girls are welcome to attend OG meetings and encouraged to get involved in the OG Committees. Please contact us to find out more.

Visit, volunteer & contribute to our school archives

Have you been wondering what to do with your school photos, uniform, publications, programmes? Don’t throw them away! Send them into the School Archives. If you are willing to help catalogue and sort archival items or would simply like to visit, please contact the Archivist.

Enrol your daughter!

Visit the Enrolment pages for more information.

Visit us

If you would like to visit NEGS for a trip down memory lane, you are most welcome, even in the holidays. Please contact us to arrange your visit.

Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

NEGS receives frequent requests for weddings and baptisms in the Chapel of St Michael and All Angels. The Chapel use is reserved for Old Girls, staff members and the school community.

Please note, if you would like to use the NEGS Chapel for your wedding or the baptism of your child, you must make contact and confirm the services with the NEGS Chaplain before you submit these forms.

Life Membership

By becoming a Life Member of the OGU you will be supporting the OGU scholarship and bursary programme which assists students and daughters/grandaughters of Old Girls, as well as contributing to OGU activities.

To become a Life Member please contact us.

Events & reunions

Each year many hundreds of Old Girls join their former classmates at events and reunions at NEGS, in NSW, capital cities around Australia and overseas. Old Girls’ functions are annually held in Armidale, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hunter Valley.

2017 Old Girls’ Weekend

Friday 8th September – Sunday 10th September 2017

Reunion Groups

5 year reunion – Lucy Hook lucyhook@icloud.com

Coughing Gherkin dinner Sat night.

10 year reunion – Jade Tindal jade.tindal@gmail.com The 10 year reunion group will be meeting at the Railway Hotel on Saturday 9th September for dinner and drinks from 6pm.

Jade Tindal 0431 229 559

Keira Turnbull 0427 974 785

Pip Hunt 0429 081 189

20 year reunion – Danielle Norton-Chevrot [danielle.chevrot@gmail.com].

30 year reunion – Clare Braund, Jennie Coldham, Miranda Dunning (Ferguson), Jenny Fulloon (Cameron)

5 pm meeting for drinks – venue TBC) Like us on Facebook, or email.

40 year reunion – Wendy Coombes – email.

Gathering at FRAMED Art Show Friday evening

Saturday Drinks 5:30 pm at 75 Barney Street, hosted by Sal and Althea, dinner 7:00 pm at the ‘Newie’, 194 Beardy Street

Sunday Chapel 8:00 am followed to breakfast at 9:30 am

RSVP 26 August 2017 – admin@dancedesire.com.au

Drinks and dinner + dietary requirements

50 year reunion – Sue Robertson (Marjason) – email.

02 6281 6905  – Planning a Sydney reunion in Sept/Oct.

Our year had a lovely get together in Armidale over the old girls’ weekend three years ago, organised by Vicki Onus (Bunce) and Ros Epps (Yeates)

Sue Robertson (Marjason)

60 year reunion –   Mary Madgwick – email.

Ph: (02) 9953 2532, planning a Sydney reunion in August.


NEGS AGM, Saturday 9th September, 2017.

For more information about the Old Girls, to update your details or ask a question please contact us.

NEGS OGU Office Bearers


President – Lindy Cannington (Keats ’83)

“Glenall”, Killarney Gap Road, NARRABRI  NSW  2390

P: 02  6783 4280  |  E: backcreek3@bigpond.com

Vice – President – Shara Menzies (Ibbott ’86)

“Coningdale”, Chandler Road, ARMIDALE  NSW  2350

P: 02 6778 1115  |  E: shara4@bigpond.com

Secretary – Jenny Fulloon (Cameron 1987)

PO Box 1476, ARMIDALE  NSW  2350

P: 02 6778 1265  |  M: 0412 429 906  |  E: jenniferfulloon@bigpond.com

Treasurer and Publicity Officer, Georgina Kedzlie (Mitchell 1987)

336 Bald Hills Road, HERNANI  NSW  2453

P: 02 6657 6001  |  E: alinjarra8@bigpond.com

Vice – Treasurer, Jo Campbell (Studdy ’80)

PO Box 994, ARMIDALE  NSW  2350

P: 02 6772 2048  |  E: archiec@bigpond.com.au

President & Secretary, Althea Crowly (Rivers 1977)

536 Formosa Road, GUMDALE  QLD  4154

P: 07 3890 1523  |  E: altheacrowley@hotmail.com

Treasurer, Shona Rice ( MacDonald 1975)

“Woodlands”, 694 Cudmore Road, GREENMOUNT  QLD  4359

P: 07 4697 1194  |  E: tighyari1@bigpond.com

President, Caroline Grundy (Folbigg 1981)

69 Carabella Street, KIRRIBILLI   NSW  2061

P: 02 9922 7033  |  E: caroline.grundy@me.com

Vice President, Sally Grimble (’76 McLaughlin)

16 Owen Street, LINDFIELD  NSW  2070

P: 02 9417 1724  |  E: libpeach@hotmail.com

Secretary, Lynne Hutton (Wharton 1964)

23 Brunette Drive, CASTLE HILL  NSW  2154

P: 02 9894 5645  |  E: hutton@bigpond.net.au

Treasurer, Mary O’Toole (Thompson 1964)

PO Box 261, JAMBEROO  NSW  2533

P: 02 9439 6773  |  E: m_otoole@speednet.com.au

Elizabeth Brown (Pixley 1958)

11 Union Street, ARMADALE  VIC  3143

P: 03 9509 1009 |  E: rfm.brown@bigpond.com

Old Girls’ Missionary Union

Secretary/treasurer – Juliet Cameron (Lean 1964)

PO Box 173, Adamstown, NSW 2289

P: 02 4950 9034  |  E: j.cameron@hunterlink.net.au

Lindy Armstrong (Masters 1977)

15 Pasmore Close, KALEEN  ACT  2617

P: 02 6241 4602  |  E: lindy.armstrong01@gmail.com

For contact details for OG committees in your area, please contact registrar on (02) 6774 8700