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 – Lynn Hutton (Wharton ’64)
M: 0411 600 711 | E: email@example.com
Treasurer – Mary O’Toole (Thompson ’64)
M: 0427 013 738 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee – Margaret Orchard, Caroline Grundy, Kirsten Mallam and Suzie Shaw
Elizabeth Brown (Pixley ’58)
P: 03 9509 1009 | E: email@example.com
Lindy Armstrong (Masters ’77)
P: 02 6241 4602 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer – Juliet Cameron (Lean ’64)
P: (02) 4950 9034 | E: email@example.com
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
02 6774 8700
We look forward to welcoming the 2022 the Reunion Cohorts for the Reunion Week-end to be held 10 and 11 September, 2022.
To celebrate a Long Lunch is planned for Saturday 10 September to provide the opportunity for reunion groups to enjoy time back at school, reminisce, catch up and be together.
The traditional Hockey and Netball games old girls V current students will kick off the morning, followed by champagne and canapes and then a Long Lunch.
Tours of the School will be available prior and following lunch.
Saturday evening year group gatherings will be held.
All are invited to Chapel Service at 9am Sunday 11 September, followed by morning tea in the grounds.
AGM and Lunch, October 11 2022 at The Queens Club, Sydney CBD
RSVP: 5 October
AGM and Lunch – Friday 9 September 2022
AGM and Lunch at Belluchi’s, 27 June at 12:00pm. Please contact Lindy Armstrong.
60 YEAR REUNION (1962)
Felicity Jackes (Carey)
P | 0428 295 031
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
50 YEAR REUNION (1972)
Rosey Burton-Bradley (Dutton)
P | 0403 336 184
E | email@example.com
50 YEAR REUNION (1971)(Main) Susan Woods Giordano (Woods)
P |0410 242 196
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
P | 0402 764 685
40 YEAR REUNION (1982)
Libby Parry (Dight)
P | 0417 257 715
E | email@example.com
30 YEAR REUNION (1992)
Edwina Douglas-Menzies (Walker)
P | 0407 641 270
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
CJ Rylance (Cooper)
P | 0413 750 388
E | email@example.com
Anna Dawson (Coddington)
P |0412 761 961
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
25 YEAR REUNION (1997)
P | 0427 792 224
E | email@example.com
20 YEAR REUNION (2002)
Prue Barclay (Rutherford)
P | 0400 388 162
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
11 YEAR REUNION (2011)
P | 0438 299 323
E | email@example.com
10 YEAR REUNION (2012)
P | 0425 287 249
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
5 YEAR REUNION (2017)
Katrina Tomlinson Gils
P | 0467 861 971
E | email@example.com
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