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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Ensure you’re kept up to date with the latest reunion and event information by joining our NEGS Facebook page.
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: email@example.com
Secretary – Connie Twyford (McNeil ’10)
Treasurer and Public Officer – Jo Campbell (Studdy ’80)
P: 02 6772 2048 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Sally Grimble (’76 McLaughlin)
M: 0413 662 371 | E: email@example.com
Secretary – 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 Suzie Shaw
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
02 6774 8700
Due to the cancellation of all events last year as a result of COVID-19, it will mean a double celebration for both the Reunion Cohorts of 2020 and 2021. We will also be celebrating NEGS 125th anniversary this year to on the Friday evening at our cocktail party. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend and we look forward to seeing so many of you at the School this year.
AGM and Lunch, October 19 2021 at The Queens Club, Sydney CBD
RSVP: 5 October
AGM and Lunch – Usually August, TBC
125 Year Anniversary Function – TBC
AGM and Lunch at Belluchi’s, 27 June at 12:00pm. Please contact Lindy Armstrong.
60 YEAR REUNION (1960)
P | 0418 683 468
E | email@example.com
50 YEAR REUNION (1970
P | 0419 700 265
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
40 YEAR REUNION (1980)
Jo Campbell (Studdy)
P | 0497 583 877
E | email@example.com
30 YEAR REUNION (1990)
Sophie Carter (Powell)
P | 0427 433 531
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
25 YEAR REUNION (1995)
Elizabeth Rogers (Betts)
P | 0427 792 224
E | email@example.com
20 YEAR REUNION (2000)
Emma Davidson (McMalister)
P | 0409 077 125
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
10 YEAR REUNION (2010)
P | +44 758 603 1001 (UK) or WhatsApp
E | email@example.com
5 YEAR REUNION (2015)
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
P | 0488 576 012
65 YEAR REUNION (1956)
Vaun Gegier (Blomfield)
P | 02 6778 0295
E | email@example.com
60 YEAR REUNION (1961)
Dorothy Kemp (Cochrane)
P | 07 3870 7035
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible alternative venue TBC
50 YEAR REUNION (1971)
Libby Jack (Waters)
P | 0408 815 224
E | email@example.com
40 YEAR REUNION (1981)
Susie Rowley (Hays)
P | 0428 861 101
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
35 YEAR REUNION (1986)
Shara Douglas-Menzies (Ibbot)
P | 0428 105 900
E | email@example.com
30 YEAR REUNION (1991)
P | 0457 562 680
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
25 YEAR REUNION (1996)
Emma Carson (Bayley)
P | 0458 201 473
E | email@example.com
20 YEAR REUNION (2001)
P | 0408 745 633
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
10 YEAR REUNION (2011)
P | 0438 299 323
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