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

For further information contact: 
Mrs Catharine Whittred, Alumni Officer on cwhittred@somerville.qld.edu.au or 
Ms Alison Kolb, 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 Acting President: Ms Alison Kolb
Email: oga@somerville.qld.edu.au.

Stay Connected

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

Register or update 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 follow the link below to complete our online form

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR DETAILS

2018 Reunions and Events

Class of 1968 – 50 Year Reunion

Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: Somerville House
Times: 10.30am – Morning Tea, Cumbooquepa
11.30am – Photographs
12.00pm – School Tour
1.00pm – Lunch, Cumbooquepa
Please contact Catharine Whittred cwhittred@somerville.qld.edu.au with any queries.

Class of 1998 - 20 Year Reunion

Saturday 27 October 2018

Venue: Somerville House
Times: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
School Tour

Please contact Catharine Whittred cwhittred@somerville.qld.edu.au with any queries.

Commemoration Day

Friday 12 October

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

Class of 1978 - 40 Year Reunion

Saturday 3 November 2018

Venue: Somerville House
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Afternoon Tea & School Tour

Venue: Soleil Pool Deck
Time: 6.00pm
Please contact Catharine Whittred cwhittred@somerville.qld.edu.au with any queries.

OGA Events


New Old Girls Night – Class of 2017

Friday 19 October 2018

Venue: The Ship Inn
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Mother and Daughter Dinner

Monday 12 November 2018

Venue: Dockside
Time: 6.15 PM - 7.30 PM