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St Peter’s Girls’ School graduates spread across the globe; yet they remain connected to the School where their friendships formed and their sense of knowledge, self and future took shape.
The Old Scholars’ Association is an integral and essential link between the history of our School, including past students and staff, and the present School community. The Association commenced in 1914, making it one of the oldest in Australia and provides an annual Scholarship for a Year 7 student entering our School as well as prizes for current students.
The affairs of the Association are managed through a Council of approximately 20 members, who meet monthly on a Tuesday evening throughout the year. Council members represent a vast number of alumni’s. The AGM is held in March each year and all members of the OSA are welcome to attend and we encourage anyone interested in joining the committee to nominate at this time. To become a Council member one must be an Old Scholar.
The Council is supported by the Development Office who manage the day-day requirements of the OSA.
Many Old Scholars return to Saints Girls to talk with current students, sharing their professional experiences across an enormous diversity of career choices.
The OSA has been responsible for the establishment of the School Museum and continues to give voluntary support to its development.
Reunions and Events
Each year the Old Scholars’ Association hosts an Annual Reunion Dinner in June which celebrates Old Scholars who attended Saints Girls 60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 years ago. The OSA also provides many other opportunities to reconnect and share in Adelaide including “A Touch of Blue” cocktail evening for our younger Old Scholars, movie events and an annual Ladies Golf Day and Lunch.
The interstate reunion opportunities include annual events in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth.
Upcoming Old Scholar events are available on our calendar.
For further information on the St Peter’s Girls’ School Old Scholars’ Association, or to book a ticket for an event, please contact:
Old Scholar Liaison Officer
Phone: 08 8334 2239
Saints Alive & Old Scholars’ Enews
All Old Scholars receive copies of the School magazine, Saints Alive, which contains information about the School community as well as news of Old Scholars.
Old Scholars are emailed a copy of the quarterly Old Scholars’ Enews, an online publication specifically for the Old Scholar community. The newsletter can also be accessed through this website.
Please remember to keep your contact details updated to ensure you do not miss out on the latest news.
Do you need to update your details?
If you have moved or changed your email address, please let us know so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news for Old Scholars.
Perhaps you even have some news to share for the Old Scholars’ Enews or Saints Alive?
Let us know by completing our update form
Tori Moore (Patteson ’09)
Charlie Aykroyd (Kennion ’10) – Vice President & Treasurer
Hannah Butenko (Kilburn ’11) – Secretary
Jacqui Seppelt (nee Roll, Kilburn ’64) – Publications Editor
Mary Bartlett (nee Wood, Patteson ’45)
Rosemary Scrutton (Selwyn ’56)
Judith Bruce (nee Yeoman, Patteson ’62)
Helen Cant (nee Geue, Selwyn ’65)
Elizabeth Shillabeer (nee Morrow, Patteson ’67)
Anne Daniell (nee Crisp, Kennion ’69)
Rebecca Parry (Kilburn ’80)
Kylie Rundell (nee Schuster, Kennion ’80)
Rebecca Gooden (Kennion ’96)
Victoria Worrell (Kilburn ’10)
Danielle Schultz (Selwyn ’11)
Sarah Miller (Kennion ’12)
Rebecca Slimming (Kennion ’13)
Emma Kavanagh (Kilburn ’14)
Old Scholar Liaison Officer
Megan McCormack (nee Walker, Kilburn ’86)
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School facilities and Chapel for hire
The St Peter’s Girls’ School Chapel is available for weddings, baptisms and funerals. For 120 years, the School has celebrated many milestones and we are proud when Old Scholars wish to come back to their School and prepare for their wedding or child’s Baptism. As well as providing a special venue for your service, we can also assist with catering and music requirements. The Chapel also features a pipe organ, and we are happy to assist in recommending musicians.
Friends of the Founders
The Friends of the Founders are people who are interested in the history and tradition of St Peter’s Girls’ School and desire to enhance and enrich the School for generations to come, carrying forward the vision, courage and generosity of the Founders.
The Friends of the Founders aim to enhance the future of the School by acknowledging the achievements of the past, as well as honour those achievements and commemorate major milestones.
Anyone with a friendly interest in the School can become a member. You do not have to be an Old Scholar. Males are also very welcome.
Past Staff are particularly encouraged to stay connected with the School. You can update your details here.
As a member, you will be asked to:
- Help progress the aims of the Friends of the Founders
- Share your memories of experiences at the School
- Donate memorabilia or time to the museum
- Raise awareness of the Friends and encourage new members from the community
Members receive invitations to events celebrating the School’s history, Old Scholar and past staff functions and reports of the progress of the Friends of the Founders’ Projects, as well as opportunities to be involved in researching various aspects of the School’s history.
Light Lunch Club
The Light Lunch Club is a group of Old Scholars who meet three times a year to share lunch and conversation in the Chiverton Boardroom.
The lunch commences at 12.30pm and guests bring a plate to share and wine, tea and coffee are provided.
It’s a wonderful informal opportunity for our Old Scholars to reminisce, catch up on friendships and keep up to date with all the School news
Please contact Megan McCormack in the Development Office for more information.
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Klea, Year 11
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Dimity, Year 8
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Everyone is supportive and it is a great School. I have been here all my life.
Ebony, Year 8
I have always admired the passion the School has for developing girls who are well-rounded in all aspects of their academic, sporting and personal life.
I love the girls and the friendly atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and caring. I love being able to come to School and talk to girls from all year levels.
Emma, Year 8
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