NEGS girls, past and present, reside around Australia and around the world and their success, resilience and enthusiastic participation in life is evident wherever you go. As NEGS is predominately a boarding school, with a strong sense of community, many essential livelong bonds are forged and highly revered within their lives. Established in 1913, (18 years after the school began) the NEGS Old Girls’ Union (NOGU) was formed to maintain and pass down traditions of the school, unite past students with the present, and help keep members and all old girls connected. The NOGU has over 5,500 members and financially supports Scholarships and Bursaries to future students. We have branches in Armidale, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne where volunteer committee members help develop connections and organise events.
The close ties Old Girls have with one another and NEGS can be seen in their enthusiastic participation in many of the school’s activities. Old Girls return each year in September near St Michaelmas Day (Old Girls’ Weekend) to attend their 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, year unions to walk down memory lane. They are also invited as guest speakers and as guests to many of the school functions and mentoring programs each year.
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Old girls of all ages with fresh ideas are warmly welcomed as new committee members.
Contact your nearest branch below to join or enjoy attending functions.
Become a Life Member
If you are not a member and would like to join the NOGU please complete this form and provide a one off $200 payment for a lifetime membership.
President – Ms Natalie Scanlon (’97)
Vice President – Shara Menzies (Ibbott ’86)
P: 02 6778 1115 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Connie Twyford (McNeil ’10)
Treasurer and Public Officer – Jo Campbell (Studdy ’80)
P: 02 6772 2048 | E: email@example.com
Vice President – Sally Grimble (’76 McLaughlin)
M: 0413 662 371 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Susan Burnet (Coupland ’81)
M: 0448 977 130 | E: email@example.com and
Lynn Hutton (Wharton ’64)
M: 0411 600 711 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Mary O’Toole (Thompson ’64)
M: 0427 013 738 | E: email@example.com
Committee – Margaret Orchard, Caroline Grundy, Kirsten Mallam and Libby Peach
Elizabeth Brown (Pixley ’58)
P: 03 9509 1009 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindy Armstrong (Masters ’77)
P: 02 6241 4602 | E: email@example.com
Secretary/Treasurer – Juliet Cameron (Lean ’64)
P: (02) 4950 9034 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate to Our Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded to prospective students who embody the spirit of a NEGS girl and are a relative of an Old Girl, or at the discretion of the NEGS Old Girls’ Union to a family who is undergoing financial difficulty. The NOGU are proud to be able to help future generations have the wonderful all-round education they were fortunate to receive.
Every student who passes through the gates of NEGS today benefits from the exceptional generosity of past generations of benefactors and your tax-deductible gift ensures NEGS girls continue to flourish for future generations.
NEGS Old Girls’ Coordinator (part time)
Libby Parry (Dight 1982)
02 6774 8700
We have made the sad decision that we cannot plan for an Old Girls’ Weekend this September as Government social distancing requirements for schools in term 3 will be very strict. Planning a whole weekend of activities where 200+ Old Girls come into the school grounds and buildings in term 4 will also not be realistic at this point. Therefore, we have postponed Old Girls’ Weekend 2020 to join the reunion groups of Old Girls’ Weekend 2021. We will definitely hold our Old Girls’ Celebration Lunch in 2021 which will include all Old Girls.
To mark the occasion of the 125 Year Anniversary of NEGS this year, the School and the Old Girls’ Union are endeavouring to plan an Event towards the end of term 4 (dependent upon Government restrictions) for the whole school community, past and present. Fingers crossed. We anticipate this will showcase the history of the school and will be fun to reconnect after these isolation times and we hope that many Old Girls will be able to support and enjoy this event. Further information will be posted on the website and via email in due course, or please contact Libby Parry email@example.com
All Events and ‘TBC’ are dependent upon the Government restrictions being lifted. The Events are listed below to give you a guide of what committees are planning.
NEGS (Armidale) Old Girls’ Union invites all Old Girls’ to join our AGM via ZOOM Conference
Annual Bridge Day – CANCELLED
Art Show/Cocktail Party – CANCELLED
AGM and Lunch – postponed from 11th August 2020 to 20th October 2020 at The Queens Club, Sydney CBD
60 Year Reunion – Sat 12th December 2020 at 12pm | The Womens Club, 179 Elizabeth St, Sydney
AGM and Lunch – Usually August, TBC
125 Year Anniversary Function – TBC
Annual luncheon – TBC
Friday 4th September 2020 at 6.00pm
125 Year Anniversary Luncheon – Saturday 5th September 2020 at NEGS, postponed to 2021
Whole NEGS Community Event to celebrate 125 Anniversary (hosted by NEGS and the OGU) – Late November / early December – TBA
Proposed date for 2021 Old Girls’ Weekend is 3-5 September 2021.
60 YEAR REUNION (1960)
P: 0418 683 468
50 YEAR REUNION (1970)
P: 0419 700 265
40 YEAR REUNION (1980)
Jo Campbell (Studdy)
P: 0497 583 877
30 YEAR REUNION (1990)
Sophie Carter (Powell)
P: 0427 433531
20 YEAR REUNION (2000)
Emma Davidson (McMalister)
P: 0409 077 125
10 YEAR REUNION (2010)
P: +44 7586031001 (UK) or WhatsApp
5 YEAR REUNION (2015)
Or Caitlyn Everingham
M: 0488 576012
The NEGS Old Girls’ Union assist the school to produce the bi-annual Akaroa Magazine where you can follow school and fellow Old Girls achievements, and interesting lives lived and lost. A photo is worth a thousand words! Please help us to stay connected and keep us informed. Tell us about your UNI degrees, career paths, adventures, business ventures, volunteer work, weddings, babies, reunion dinners, retirement, or grandchildren.
Akaroa Magazine is now distributed via email. Please update your email address here.
If you would like to continue receiving the hard copy of the Akaraoa Magazine, please update your mailing address here.
To support our community NEGS and the NEGS Old Girls’ Union are establishing a NEGS Business Directory. This professional network connects our current families, Old Girls and the wider NEGS community to their businesses and services. The Directory will be updated regularly and shared on our social media platforms and our website once it gains enough interest. To advertise in this Directory will be free of charge to our NEGS Community.
Past and Present The NEGS Old Girls’ Union would like to grow the NEGS Business Directory to foster and cultivate relationships between the remarkable women within our Old Girl community. Morning coffee or drinks after work may be organised in Armidale, Sydney and Brisbane to develop relationships one-on-one and enable past and future women of NEGS to support each other. A further benefit to support current students could be to set up mentoring opportunities for them as they embark on decisions for their future careers. For further information about mentoring please email the Old Girls’ Coordinator Libby Parry firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a group of local Armidale ladies who are our inaugural group of Past and Present Old Girls working together.
To submit photographs and/or additional information, please use the file uploader at the end of the form, or send via email to email@example.com