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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 Alumni have with one another and NEGS can be seen in their enthusiastic participation in many of the school’s activities. Alumni 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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NOGU Committees

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.

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NEGS OGU Office Bearers


President – Ms Natalie Scanlon (’97)

PO Box 166, MOONBI, NSW 2353


Vice President – Shara Menzies (Ibbott ’86)

“Coningdale”, Chandler Road, ARMIDALE NSW 2350

P: 02 6778 1115 | E:

Secretary – Connie Twyford (McNeil ’10)

Treasurer and Public Officer, Jo Campbell (Studdy ’80)

PO Box 994, ARMIDALE NSW 2350

P: 02 6772 2048 | E:



President, Kerrie Smith (Benham ’87)

M: 0488 658 889

Secretary, Caroline Tomkins (Blackwell ’83)

M: 0428 511 001

Treasurer, Miranda Dunning (Ferguson ’87)


M: 0419 708 250

Vice President, Sally Grimble (’76 McLaughlin)

16 Owen Street, LINDFIELD  NSW  2070

M: 0413 662 371  |  E:

Secretary, Susan Burnet (Coupland ’81)

M: 0448 977 130  |  E: and

Lynn Hutton (Wharton ’64)

M: 0411 600 711 | E:

Treasurer, Mary O’Toole (Thompson ’64)

PO Box 261, JAMBEROO  NSW  2533

M: 0427 013 738  |  E:

Committee, Margaret Orchard, Caroline Grundy, Kirsten Mallam and Libby Peach


Elizabeth Brown (Pixley ’58)

11 Union Street, ARMADALE  VIC  3143

P: 03 9509 1009 |  E:


Lindy Armstrong (Masters ’77)

15 Pasmore Close, KALEEN  ACT  2617

P: 02 6241 4602  |  E:

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

Old Girls' Missionary Union

Juliet Cameron (Lean ’64)


PO Box 173, Adamstown, NSW 2289

P: 02 4950 9034

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.

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NEGS Alumni Coordinator (part time)

Libby Parry (Dight 1982)

02 6774 8700

NEGS Old Girls' Weekend 2020 Program - TBC

Fri 4th September
pm : Old Girl mentors speak
5.30pm : Cocktail & Canape Function & AGM with Principal

Sat 5th September
10.00am – 12.00pm : School tours, Archives, School Exhibitions, Sport
12.30pm : 125th NEGS Anniversary Long Champagne Lunch 6.30pm : Individual Year dinners organised by each year group

Sun 6th September
9.30am – 10.30am : Chapel Service & Morning Tea





NEGS Cohort Reunions 2020
Life As A NEGS Girl - Media - NEGS, Australia

60 Year Reunion (‘60)
Virginia Lydiard
M: 0418683468

50 Year Reunion (‘70)
Libby Jack (Waters)
M: 0408 815 224

40 Year Reunion (‘80)
Joanne Campbell (Studdy)
M: 0497 583 877

30 Year Reunion (‘90)
Sophie Carter (Powell)
M: 0427 433 531

20 Year Reunion (2000)
Emma Davidson (McAlister)
M: 0409 077 125

10 Year Reunion (2010)
Clare Stibbard

5 Year Reunion (2015)
Nicola or TBC

Reunion Coordinators

See below the contact details for individual year group reunion events. For further information please contact Alumni Coordinator, Libby Parry at

Click here for – 2020 Coordinators

Click here for – 2021 Coordinators

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), or if you would like to continue receiving a hard copy of the Akaroa magazine by mail please ensure you contact us to be added to the mailing list.

All school memories, post school life updates and photos, as well as updating your records can also be emailed to

Or Click here to submit your memories, news or photos

All NEGS Akaroa Magazinesclick here

Submit News, Births, Deaths, Marriages & Updates

To submit photographs and/or additional information, please use the file uploader at the end of the form, or send via email to