The Collegiate Old Girls’ Association (COGA) connects thousands of women around the state, country and the globe by bringing them news of School events and updates.
Collegiate Old Girls' Association
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Formed in 1927, COGA was established to foster a sense of community among Collegiate’s former students and to assist them to maintain life-long contact with each other and with the School.
While we celebrate the achievement of our current students, it is almost impossible to go a day without encountering the achievements of so many of our past students. Over our century and a quarter history many thousands of girls have been through our doors. As a School, we are very proud of their ideas, passion and achievements. They have followed a great variety of paths in their lives and they are people who have helped shape the communities in which they now live. They are Olympians, Rhodes Scholars, familiar faces on TV and scientists making ground-breaking advances. They are nurses and teachers, mothers and carers. We celebrate them for making a difference and for inspiring future generations to do the same.
Reunions are organised every year to celebrate the major markers for each year level. These valuable occasions are a wonderful opportunity to renew friendships and to maintain a meaningful connection with the School. We value our heritage our graduates who link us with our past.
Old Girls are always most welcome to tour our School, attend a School event, a reunion, share their resources as a mentor to younger Collegiate students, or provide support to the School.
COGA COMMITTEE 2017
The COGA Committee meets monthly in Cananore at 7:00pm and all Old Girls are welcome to attend meetings. If you are interested in joining the Committee please contact the C0-Presidents, Annette Bills and Liz Gillam at email@example.com.
Co-Presidents: Annette Bills (‘64) and Liz Gillam (’69)
Vice President: Penelope Daymon (72)
Secretary: Anita Nandan (’00)
Treasurer: Keir Steedman (65)
Delia Leitch (71)
Robyn Nandan (65)
Jeannette Steedman-Cross (88)
Kathryn Koay (83)
Kate Foster (06)
Bonnie Jones (06)
Emily McGregor (10)
Judith Tudball (Principal)
Collegiate is proud of the many and varied achievements of its past students. Please keep us updated with your news such as family news, education, travel and special achievements for publication in Reflections. This information can be sent via the details below in the key contact section. Don’t forget to update us with any changes to your mailing address or contact details too!
Please click here to view the Summer 2017 edition of the COGA Newsletter.
Please click here to view the Autumn 2017 edition of the COGA Newsletter.
Please click here to view the Special 'Reflections' 2017 edition of the COGA Newsletter.
Please click here to view the Special Anniversary Celebrations 2017 edition of the COGA Newsletter.
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Reflections is distributed annually to Collegiate’s vast network of Old Girls – celebrating their achievements and keeping them informed of School news.
Reflections is mailed to our alumni and also made available to the wider Collegiate community online.
You can view the April 2017 edition of Reflections here.
If you would prefer to receive Reflections electronically, or would like to update your mailing details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, COGA coordinates reunions for Old Girls celebrating milestone years since leaving Collegiate. Volunteers who would like to assist in coordinating their reunion are asked to contact Mrs Rachael Johnston.
2017 Milestone Years
1 year reunion - Class of 2016
5 year reunion - Class of 2012
10 year reunion - Class of 2007
15 year reunion - Class of 2002
20 year reunion - Class of 1997
25 year reunion – Class of 1992
30 year reunion - Class of 1987
40 year reunion - Class of 1977
50 year reunion - Class of 1967
CELEBRATE WITH US!
All members of the Collegiate community are warmly invited to the School’s spectacular 125th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Saturday 2 September at Federation Concert Hall. The evening will feature the premiere of Collegiate’s newly commissioned choral work by renowned Australian composer, Mr Paul Jarman. For further details and bookings, please visit the 125th Anniversary Celebration Concert event page.
Collegiate will host a 125th Anniversary Reunion Weekend from Friday 22 September to Sunday 24 September, which includes a special art exhibition and welcome cocktail party as well as a gourmet barbecue lunch. The full program is available for download below, or can be viewed here.
COGA members are encouraged to schedule individual year group reunions to coincide with the 125th Anniversary Reunion Weekend.
All enquiries relating to the 125th anniversary and associated celebrations may be directed to Collegiate’s Events and Alumni Coordinator, Mrs Rachael Johnston, via 03 6211 4403 or email@example.com
Each year COGA organises a number of events to which Old Girls are warmly invited.
Old Girls are invited to participate in the Chapel Flower Roster. Please contact Keir Steedman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to assist. Keir is also able to assist if you wish to order a Collegiate Pride rose. Rose vases, cards and other gifts are available at the Collegiate School Shop.
COGA raises funds for specific School projects each year. This is achieved principally from the operation of the Performing Arts Centre kiosk. Volunteers to work in the PAC kiosk are always welcome. Please contact Anita Nandan at email@example.com if you are interested.
The Tremayne Club is a very special group of Old Girls who left Collegiate fifty or more years ago.
Meeting regularly throughout the year, the Tremayne Club gives members the opportunity to catch up with old school friends in welcoming, comfortable and cheerful surroundings. Members of the Tremayne Club are invited to Collegiate throughout the year for a series of special activities such as meetings with the Principal, luncheons and special St. Michael’s and Founders' Day celebrations. The Tremayne Club is also involved in important school events and celebrations.
The leader of the Tremayne Club is Mrs Diane Palmer (Gordon, 1955), assisted by Mrs Rosanne McDougall (Morrisby, 1953).
Mrs Rachael Johnston is Collegiate's Events and Alumni Coordinator. You can contact Rachael via email or on 6211 4403 to update your contact details, for further information on upcoming reunions and events, or for details on how to join the Tremayne Club.
Please keep Rachael updated with your news, including family news, education, travel and special achievements. We would love to share these via Reflections.