The Collegiate Old Girls’ Association (COGA) connects thousands of Collegiate women around the state, the country and the globe
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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.
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.
NEWS and keeping in touch
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.
Please click here to view the 125th Anniversary Celebration Weekend edition of the COGA Newsletter.
Please click here to view the March 2018 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 latest edition of Reflections here.
If you would prefer to receive Reflections electronically, or would like to update your mailing details, please contact email@example.com.
Each year, COGA coordinates reunions for Old Girls celebrating milestone years since leaving Collegiate. The 2018 schedule is provided below.
All RSVPs and enquiries should be directed to Mrs Rachael Johnston.
2018 Reunion Weekend
Save the date for this year’s Reunion Weekend!
Join us for a weekend of friendship, celebration and networking on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018.
Saturday 22 September
School Tours: Departing at 1:30pm and 4:00pm from the Senior School courtyard.
To reserve a place on a tour, please RSVP via www.trybooking.com/UPYN.
‘Reflections High Tea’: Served from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in Café 1892 on the Senior School campus with a guest speaker.
Cost: $15.00 per person
Please RSVP via www.trybooking.com/UQFY.
‘Milestone’ cocktail party: A special gathering for the Classes of 2017, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958 and 1968. Join your peers from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in Café 1892 on the Senior School campus for drinks and canapés. This is a free event for the year groups listed above; however, RSVPs are essential via www.trybooking.com/UPYT.
Sunday 23 September
All welcome for the COGA Chapel service in the School Chapel at 10:00am, followed by morning tea served in Café 1892 on the Senior School campus. Please RSVP via www.trybooking.com/UPXQ.
Please direct all enquiries to our Events and Alumni Coordinator, Mrs Rachael Johnston, via firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 6211 4403.
2018 Milestone Years
- 1 year reunion - Class of 2017
- 5 year reunion - Class of 2013
- 10 year reunion - Class of 2008
- 15 year reunion - Class of 2003
- 20 year reunion - Class of 1998
- 25 year reunion - Class of 1993
- 30 year reunion - Class of 1988
- 40 year reunion - Class of 1978
- 50 year reunion - Class of 1968
- 60 year reunion - Class 1958
COGA COMMITTEE 2018
The COGA Committee is an important networking, event organising and fundraising group that meets monthly in Cananore on the Senior School campus. All Old Girls are welcome to attend meetings.
If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact the President, Annette Bills, via email@example.com.
President: Annette Bills (‘64)
Vice President: Penelope Daymon ('72)
Secretary: Sharn Perry (’06)
Treasurer: Keir Steedman ('65)
Robyn Nandan ('65)
Delia Leitch ('71)
Jeannette Steedman-Cross ('88)
Kathryn Koay ('83)
Anita Nandan ('01)
Bonnie Jones ('06)
Dr Adam Forsyth (Principal)
Please refer to the list below of scheduled COGA meetings for 2018. All meetings commence at 7:00pm.
- 1 May (AGM)
- 22 May
- 19 June
- 14 August
- 11 September
- 22 and 23 September – Reunion Weekend
- 16 October
- Date for November/December meetings TBC
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).
The Tremayne Collection
The Tremayne Collection is a gift to the School from the Tremayne Club. Each year, an artwork created by a Year 11 or 12 student is selected. The artist receives the Tremayne Prize at Speech Night and, in turn, the work is given to the School where it is hung or placed for all to appreciate.
The Tremayne Collection is now available to view online. Phase 1 of this collection features works from 2000 to 2017. Phase 2, showcasing artworks from 1987 to 1999, will be available shortly.
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 and our social media platforms.