Alumni and Old Girls’ Association

Forever a Somerville Girl

There is no better expression of the Somerville House sense of community than that seen through our Old Girls’ Association (OGA) and Alumni networks. 
Somerville House past students are lifetime alumni of the school. When a student walks out the gates for the final time, she is able to rely on solid friendships, utilise extraordinary networks and draw on the values and life skills from her days as a 'girl in green'.

The Old Girls’ Association (OGA) was originally formed in 1901 to help generations of former students maintain contact with each other and continue to be involved in school life.  Students from the graduating class of 2016 and beyond, enjoy automatic membership to the Association, while students graduating prior to that year must download and complete a registration form and submit their application fee to confirm their application. 

The School acknowledges the important role of the OGA and offers support to all Alumnae members through the Alumni Office.

President: Mrs Vanessa Saxby 
Vice Presidents: Mrs Trudy Naylor and Ms Alison Kolb
Secretary/Membership Coordinator: Miss Gaye Pitman
Treasurer: Ms Lana Gishkariany
Immediate Past President: Mrs Belinda Cooney (Smith)

For further information contact: 
Mrs Catharine Whittred, Alumni Officer on cwhittred@somerville.qld.edu.au or 
Mrs Vanessa Saxby, OGA President on oga@somerville.qld.edu.au

Today, the Alumni Office, in conjunction with the OGA, seeks to maintain links between past students and their families, Old Girls' Association members and the current School community.

By facilitating reunions and other engagement opportunities, past students are invited to remain connected with each other and the School. 

The OGA also produces merchandise for sale. A full list of merchandise is available by contacting the Committee on oga@somerville.qld.edu.au.

If you would like to organise a reunion, or wish to find out more about alumni events, please contact:

Alumni Officer: Catharine Whittred
Email: cwhittred@somerville.qld.edu.au
Phone: (07) 3248 9293 

OGA President: Mrs Vanessa Saxby
Email: oga@somerville.qld.edu.au.

Stay Connected

All past students are encouraged to stay connected with other Old Girls and the School. 

Register your details to keep up to date with upcoming social and business functions, special events, reunions and developments at Somerville House.

To register your details, please email Mrs Catharine Whittred, Alumni Officer on cwhittred@somerville.qld.edu.au.

2017 Reunions and Events

Class of 1977 - Forty Year Reunion

Saturday 29 July 2017

Time: 2.30pm – 7.00pm Venue: School tour of Somerville House and drinks and canapes in the Foundation Building

Class of 1967 - Fifty Year Reunion

Saturday 12 August 2017

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm Venue: School tour to be held at Somerville House Reunion lunch at a venue TBA

Commemoration Day

Friday 6 October

Time: 10.45 AM - 2.00 PM Venue: VPAC / Dining Room

Class of 1987 – Thirty Year Reunion

Friday 6 October 2017

Time: 7.00pm. Venue: To be announced

Class of 1957 - Sixty Year Reunion

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time: Lunch – 12.00 pm Venue: St Lucia Golf Links

Class of 1997 – Twenty Year Reunion

Saturday 11 November 2017

Lunch at a venue to be announced

OGA Events


Old Girls who are Current Parents Function 
Date: Friday 17 March 
Time: 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM  
Venue: The Chamber Room, Somerville House

Success in Stilettos  
Date: Thursday 7 September 
Time: 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM 
Venue: Bar Pacino

New Old Girls Night - Class of 2016 
Date: Friday 13 October 
Time: 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM 
Venue: The Ship Inn

Mother and Daughter Dinner 
Date: Monday 13 November 
Time: 6.15 PM - 7.30 PM 
Venue: Dockside