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Celebrating Our Alumnae

As a learning community, Melbourne Girls Grammar has seen more than 18,000 students pass through the red brick walls that are synonymous with Melbourne Girls Grammar and define its Anderson Street campus.  In this our 128th year, we celebrate the strength of a community of inspiring women who continually amaze us through their commitment to their ideologies, ethics and determination to make a difference.

We meet Anika Molesworth (2005) an ethical woman of action and 2020 recipient of the Emily Hensley Award. We also celebrated our 2020 Gilman Jones scholars, a group of young OGs who exemplify our 79th year of the Award that celebrates excellence in VCE. We also look to where our most recent graduates are headed on their career journeys across diverse fields of endeavour.

As we all cautiously step out of the shadow of the pandemic, the Old Grammarians Society is pleased to resume engagement with all of you and return to our calendar of events. In this we are guided by COVID safe practice and with direction from the School.

Tread Lightly on our Planet

I spent most of my childhood in Melbourne, and like a lot of people living in a big city, I didn’t think too much about where the food on my plate had come from. My mum and dad brought home grocery bags from the local supermarket and cooked tasty meals for my brothers and me. Food was always there, and I guess I was complacent that it always would be too.

I was 12 years old when my parents decided to buy a farm 1,000 kilometres away from Melbourne. City buildings and cars were replaced with open skies and paddocks with kangaroos. Food suddenly became something that did not originate from a supermarket, but from the farm that surrounded me.

I fell in love with the landscape and felt a tremendous privilege to be involved in growing food that would nourish people. With my family, I learnt the secrets of the soil, marvelled at the plants and animals, and developed a great sense of belonging to the rural community.

But it was the decade-long Millennium drought that changed my life forever. Between the years 2000–2010, very little rain fell in much of Australia. My home became dry and dust-storms turned the skies red. My heart ached watching the land suffer and how that pain was felt by my family and community. We obsessively looked at the skies, waiting for the rain to come again.

Tread Lightly on our Planet

I spent most of my childhood in Melbourne, and like a lot of people living in a big city, I didn’t think too much about where the food on my plate had come from. My mum and dad brought home grocery bags from the local supermarket and cooked tasty meals for my brothers and me. Food was always there, and I guess I was complacent that it always would be too.

I was 12 years old when my parents decided to buy a farm 1,000 kilometres away from Melbourne. City buildings and cars were replaced with open skies and paddocks with kangaroos. Food suddenly became something that did not originate from a supermarket, but from the farm that surrounded me.

I fell in love with the landscape and felt a tremendous privilege to be involved in growing food that would nourish people. With my family, I learnt the secrets of the soil, marvelled at the plants and animals, and developed a great sense of belonging to the rural community.

But it was the decade-long Millennium drought that changed my life forever. Between the years 2000–2010, very little rain fell in much of Australia. My home became dry and dust-storms turned the skies red. My heart ached watching the land suffer and how that pain was felt by my family and community. We obsessively looked at the skies, waiting for the rain to come again.

Tread Lightly on our Planet

I spent most of my childhood in Melbourne, and like a lot of people living in a big city, I didn’t think too much about where the food on my plate had come from. My mum and dad brought home grocery bags from the local supermarket and cooked tasty meals for my brothers and me. Food was always there, and I guess I was complacent that it always would be too.

I was 12 years old when my parents decided to buy a farm 1,000 kilometres away from Melbourne. City buildings and cars were replaced with open skies and paddocks with kangaroos. Food suddenly became something that did not originate from a supermarket, but from the farm that surrounded me.

I fell in love with the landscape and felt a tremendous privilege to be involved in growing food that would nourish people. With my family, I learnt the secrets of the soil, marvelled at the plants and animals, and developed a great sense of belonging to the rural community.

But it was the decade-long Millennium drought that changed my life forever. Between the years 2000–2010, very little rain fell in much of Australia. My home became dry and dust-storms turned the skies red. My heart ached watching the land suffer and how that pain was felt by my family and community. We obsessively looked at the skies, waiting for the rain to come again.

That's when I started to join the dots between the land, the climate and the food on my plate.

It was at this point that I started to read about climate change and to learn about the damage we humans were doing to our planet. I began to understand that extreme weather events –  like droughts, bushfires and floods – were becoming more frequent and intense. I became worried about the rate and scale of the changes occurring and concerned with the lack of leadership in tackling this issue.

I knew I had to do something.

I am a farmer, a scientist and a storyteller of a better future. The land around me has taught me to listen, to observe, to be kind and to be responsible. Although our newsfeeds are often filled with dire reports of the state of our planet, I truly believe that by working together, boldly and ambitiously, we can change our pathway and set forth towards a brighter future.

I know that we can live and eat in a way that is good for both people and the planet. With your help, we can find the answers on how to feed the global population well and in a way that tackles climate change.

When you sit down at the table to eat your next meal, consider where it has come from, who has been involved in growing it and transporting it, and how your food influences and is influenced by the world around you. Look at your food and in it see what the planet has given it to you. As the food gives you nourishment, think about how you can use your energy and abilities to take care of our natural world.

I believe we can all learn to tread lightly on our planet… and that can begin through our food.

Anika Molesworth (2005)
2020 Emily Hensley Award recipient

That's when I started to join the dots between the land, the climate and the food on my plate.

It was at this point that I started to read about climate change and to learn about the damage we humans were doing to our planet. I began to understand that extreme weather events –  like droughts, bushfires and floods – were becoming more frequent and intense. I became worried about the rate and scale of the changes occurring and concerned with the lack of leadership in tackling this issue.

I knew I had to do something.

I am a farmer, a scientist and a storyteller of a better future. The land around me has taught me to listen, to observe, to be kind and to be responsible. Although our newsfeeds are often filled with dire reports of the state of our planet, I truly believe that by working together, boldly and ambitiously, we can change our pathway and set forth towards a brighter future.

I know that we can live and eat in a way that is good for both people and the planet. With your help, we can find the answers on how to feed the global population well and in a way that tackles climate change.

When you sit down at the table to eat your next meal, consider where it has come from, who has been involved in growing it and transporting it, and how your food influences and is influenced by the world around you. Look at your food and in it see what the planet has given it to you. As the food gives you nourishment, think about how you can use your energy and abilities to take care of our natural world.

I believe we can all learn to tread lightly on our planet… and that can begin through our food.

Anika Molesworth (2005)
2020 Emily Hensley Award recipient

That's when I started to join the dots between the land, the climate and the food on my plate.

It was at this point that I started to read about climate change and to learn about the damage we humans were doing to our planet. I began to understand that extreme weather events –  like droughts, bushfires and floods – were becoming more frequent and intense. I became worried about the rate and scale of the changes occurring and concerned with the lack of leadership in tackling this issue.

I knew I had to do something.

I am a farmer, a scientist and a storyteller of a better future. The land around me has taught me to listen, to observe, to be kind and to be responsible. Although our newsfeeds are often filled with dire reports of the state of our planet, I truly believe that by working together, boldly and ambitiously, we can change our pathway and set forth towards a brighter future.

I know that we can live and eat in a way that is good for both people and the planet. With your help, we can find the answers on how to feed the global population well and in a way that tackles climate change.

When you sit down at the table to eat your next meal, consider where it has come from, who has been involved in growing it and transporting it, and how your food influences and is influenced by the world around you. Look at your food and in it see what the planet has given it to you. As the food gives you nourishment, think about how you can use your energy and abilities to take care of our natural world.

I believe we can all learn to tread lightly on our planet… and that can begin through our food.

Anika Molesworth (2005)
2020 Emily Hensley Award recipient

Gilman Jones Scholarship

The year commenced with two students from the Class of 2020 receiving the Gilman Jones Scholarship Award. Year 12 Students, Charlotte Hoskins and Ashley Wang were recognised for their academic excellence and service to the School at the High Achievers Assembly on Monday 22 February 2021. Their awards were presented by Margaret McNaughton (Atkins, 1955), Chairman of Award Trustees for the Scholarship. Both students attained ATAR study scores of 99.90.

Charlotte is a skilled athlete receiving a senior shield for cross country and athletics, while also taking the role of Cohort Liaison Vice Captain. She gained a perfect score in History Revolutions as part of her VCE. Charlotte will commence a liberal arts degree at Columbia University, New York in September.

Ashley gained a perfect score in Biology, a Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition and the Faina Brichko Prize for Specialist Mathematics. She is a skilled musician, proficient in four different instruments and gave generously of her time and energy to musical performances as well as DAV Debating and the Model UN. Ashley has also been involved in the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and in charitable events such as the Melbourne Marathon.  She is enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash University.

If you are interested in donating to this Gilman Jones Scholarship fund visit the MGGS website.

We congratulate the Class of 2020, our newest members of the Old Grammarians Society on their university offers. Where this group gained offers in 2020 demonstrates that they are continuing to make choices that will enable them to realise their ambitions and positively impact the communities in which they will operate.

Gilman Jones Scholarship

The year commenced with two students from the Class of 2020 receiving the Gilman Jones Scholarship Award. Year 12 Students, Charlotte Hoskins and Ashley Wang were recognised for their academic excellence and service to the School at the High Achievers Assembly on Monday 22 February 2021. Their awards were presented by Margaret McNaughton (Atkins, 1955), Chairman of Award Trustees for the Scholarship. Both students attained ATAR study scores of 99.90.

Charlotte is a skilled athlete receiving a senior shield for cross country and athletics, while also taking the role of Cohort Liaison Vice Captain. She gained a perfect score in History Revolutions as part of her VCE. Charlotte will commence a liberal arts degree at Columbia University, New York in September.

Ashley gained a perfect score in Biology, a Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition and the Faina Brichko Prize for Specialist Mathematics. She is a skilled musician, proficient in four different instruments and gave generously of her time and energy to musical performances as well as DAV Debating and the Model UN. Ashley has also been involved in the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and in charitable events such as the Melbourne Marathon.  She is enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash University.

If you are interested in donating to this Gilman Jones Scholarship fund visit the MGGS website.

We congratulate the Class of 2020, our newest members of the Old Grammarians Society on their university offers. Where this group gained offers in 2020 demonstrates that they are continuing to make choices that will enable them to realise their ambitions and positively impact the communities in which they will operate.

Gilman Jones Scholarship

The year commenced with two students from the Class of 2020 receiving the Gilman Jones Scholarship Award. Year 12 Students, Charlotte Hoskins and Ashley Wang were recognised for their academic excellence and service to the School at the High Achievers Assembly on Monday 22 February 2021. Their awards were presented by Margaret McNaughton (Atkins, 1955), Chairman of Award Trustees for the Scholarship. Both students attained ATAR study scores of 99.90.

Charlotte is a skilled athlete receiving a senior shield for cross country and athletics, while also taking the role of Cohort Liaison Vice Captain. She gained a perfect score in History Revolutions as part of her VCE. Charlotte will commence a liberal arts degree at Columbia University, New York in September.

Ashley gained a perfect score in Biology, a Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition and the Faina Brichko Prize for Specialist Mathematics. She is a skilled musician, proficient in four different instruments and gave generously of her time and energy to musical performances as well as DAV Debating and the Model UN. Ashley has also been involved in the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and in charitable events such as the Melbourne Marathon.  She is enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash University.

If you are interested in donating to this Gilman Jones Scholarship fund visit the MGGS website.

We congratulate the Class of 2020, our newest members of the Old Grammarians Society on their university offers. Where this group gained offers in 2020 demonstrates that they are continuing to make choices that will enable them to realise their ambitions and positively impact the communities in which they will operate.

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Judith Tisdall (1958), Ashley Wang, Charlotte Hoskins and Margaret McNaughton (Atkins, 1955).
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Celebrating History

The Archives department has been conducting a ‘Celebrating History’ series over the last few months. All OGs have been given the opportunity via email to send in their memories on a range of topics, such as teaching or boarding. Many have contributed and the responses have given a wonderful view of life at school through the years. These responses will form the valuable Celebrating History Collection and may be used for presentations about the school, for research purposes or for publication on the School's history or an article in a school magazine (The Anderson) or newsletter (Messenger). The series will continue throughout 2021.

Many of the School’s earlier Honour Boards have found a new home on a wall in the Nina Crone Library and are a source of interest to the girls. The Archive cabinet in the library, a gift of the Old Grammarians some years ago, has a new display every term. These are curated by the School Archivist and are a source of fascination to the girls and visitors.

The OG Committee

OG Committee meetings were, of course, on Zoom last year which proved to be an excellent way for us to continue to meet. With some of us living in different locations or a considerable distance from the School, we have chosen to continue meeting on Zoom in 2021. Perhaps this might appeal to you as a potential OGS Committee member? We would really like to diversify the representation around the table to a wide cross section of peer years. Please do not hesitate to get in touch through the Marketing and Community Engagement Office if you would like to find out more about joining the Committee or helping with our events. The AGM was held on Monday 26 April 2021 and all AGM papers are available on the MGGS website. The following committee members were elected:

  • President: Trudie Horsfall (1976)
  • Vice President: Emma Harrison (Gourlay, 1982)
  • Secretary: Tam Maddrell (Bugge, 1995)
  • Treasurer: Rowena Mytton  (Watson, 1983)
  • Records Secretary: Libby Jones (Davey, 1964)


Athena Kellis (Scotis, 1965) has retired as Vice President and is taking on the role of Events Co-ordinator. We thank her for the gracious way in which she performed her Vice President role.

Should you have any queries about our OGS, Committee, event or Giving program please contact the Marketing and Community Engagement Office.

Old Grammarians Scholarship

An OG sub-committee was formed in 2020 to review the criteria of the Old Grammarians Scholarship. The year 2020 marked the centenary of the founding of this scholarship by the Old Grammarians. For the last hundred years, this has been funded through the generosity of the Old Grammarians. From 2021, the Scholarship will be widened to include any girl whose relative attended Melbourne Girls Grammar. The Old Grammarians Society is honoured to be able to continue to offer this opportunity, reflecting as it does a pride in our own education and a desire to give others the same opportunity. This year, the Scholarship has been awarded to Annabelle Williamson, who will commence as a boarder in Year 9, 2022. Annabelle is the fourth generation of her family to attend the School: her great-grandmother Anne Spring (Larwill), left in 1942, her grandmother, Sarah Gough (Spring), in 1965 and her mother, Pamela Williamson (Spark), in 1984.  

Celebrating History

The Archives department has been conducting a ‘Celebrating History’ series over the last few months. All OGs have been given the opportunity via email to send in their memories on a range of topics, such as teaching or boarding. Many have contributed and the responses have given a wonderful view of life at school through the years. These responses will form the valuable Celebrating History Collection and may be used for presentations about the school, for research purposes or for publication on the School's history or an article in a school magazine (The Anderson) or newsletter (Messenger). The series will continue throughout 2021.

Many of the School’s earlier Honour Boards have found a new home on a wall in the Nina Crone Library and are a source of interest to the girls. The Archive cabinet in the library, a gift of the Old Grammarians some years ago, has a new display every term. These are curated by the School Archivist and are a source of fascination to the girls and visitors.

The OG Committee

OG Committee meetings were, of course, on Zoom last year which proved to be an excellent way for us to continue to meet. With some of us living in different locations or a considerable distance from the School, we have chosen to continue meeting on Zoom in 2021. Perhaps this might appeal to you as a potential OGS Committee member? We would really like to diversify the representation around the table to a wide cross section of peer years. Please do not hesitate to get in touch through the Marketing and Community Engagement Office if you would like to find out more about joining the Committee or helping with our events. The AGM was held on Monday 26 April 2021 and all AGM papers are available on the MGGS website. The following committee members were elected:

  • President: Trudie Horsfall (1976)
  • Vice President: Emma Harrison (Gourlay, 1982)
  • Secretary: Tam Maddrell (Bugge, 1995)
  • Treasurer: Rowena Mytton  (Watson, 1983)
  • Records Secretary: Libby Jones (Davey, 1964)


Athena Kellis (Scotis, 1965) has retired as Vice President and is taking on the role of Events Co-ordinator. We thank her for the gracious way in which she performed her Vice President role.

Should you have any queries about our OGS, Committee, event or Giving program please contact the Marketing and Community Engagement Office.

Old Grammarians Scholarship

An OG sub-committee was formed in 2020 to review the criteria of the Old Grammarians Scholarship. The year 2020 marked the centenary of the founding of this scholarship by the Old Grammarians. For the last hundred years, this has been funded through the generosity of the Old Grammarians. From 2021, the Scholarship will be widened to include any girl whose relative attended Melbourne Girls Grammar. The Old Grammarians Society is honoured to be able to continue to offer this opportunity, reflecting as it does a pride in our own education and a desire to give others the same opportunity. This year, the Scholarship has been awarded to Annabelle Williamson, who will commence as a boarder in Year 9, 2022. Annabelle is the fourth generation of her family to attend the School: her great-grandmother Anne Spring (Larwill), left in 1942, her grandmother, Sarah Gough (Spring), in 1965 and her mother, Pamela Williamson (Spark), in 1984.  

Re-Connecting Our OGs

International Women's Day

Our social activities have been invigorated with the inaugural International Women’s Day Luncheon at the Lyceum Club in the city. It was our first solely OG function since the start of the pandemic and it was wonderful to be meeting again in person. Lucy Bradlow (2001) was our OG guest speaker. Lucy has recently returned from Washington DC where she was working on COVID-19 responses with a major US healthcare company. She is a qualified attorney with a master’s degree from Oxford and is now Press Secretary to Senator Kristina Keneally. Her address was challenging and relevant and was much appreciated by the audience.

Re-Connecting Our OGs

International Women's Day

Our social activities have been invigorated with the inaugural International Women’s Day Luncheon at the Lyceum Club in the city. It was our first solely OG function since the start of the pandemic and it was wonderful to be meeting again in person. Lucy Bradlow (2001) was our OG guest speaker. Lucy has recently returned from Washington DC where she was working on COVID-19 responses with a major US healthcare company. She is a qualified attorney with a master’s degree from Oxford and is now Press Secretary to Senator Kristina Keneally. Her address was challenging and relevant and was much appreciated by the audience.

Re-Connecting Our OGs

International Women's Day

Our social activities have been invigorated with the inaugural International Women’s Day Luncheon at the Lyceum Club in the city. It was our first solely OG function since the start of the pandemic and it was wonderful to be meeting again in person. Lucy Bradlow (2001) was our OG guest speaker. Lucy has recently returned from Washington DC where she was working on COVID-19 responses with a major US healthcare company. She is a qualified attorney with a master’s degree from Oxford and is now Press Secretary to Senator Kristina Keneally. Her address was challenging and relevant and was much appreciated by the audience.

The OG Book Club

The OG Book Club is now being led by Alice Minns (2007) with a core group of avid readers of all ages. Details and book lists are included in the monthly OG newsletter and participants are always welcome. The Club meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday evening of every month from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Alice has chosen a variety of books for the club after suggestions from the members and they are enjoying the discussions. Any OG is welcome to join and if you would like more information, please contact Alice.

Webinar Series

The Early Careers Series has continued into 2021 with our latest webinar ‘Building Financial Confidence’ taking place in April. Young OG and tax consultant at Ernst & Young, Darcie Douglas-Scarfe (2012), and Chair of Council and board member of several investment management companies and an industry super fund, Mark Burgess, guided us through the basics of investing, superannuation, taxation, HECS, and the financial resources available to help. With over 85 community members registered, the topic was well subscribed with many commenting afterwards that they had found it highly valuable. Aimed at young OGs and anyone in the early career phase, we look forward to continuing the Series this year with our next topic focus on 'How To Network'. Old Grammarians, keep an eye on your emails with more information to come.

The OG Book Club

The OG Book Club is now being led by Alice Minns (2007) with a core group of avid readers of all ages. Details and book lists are included in the monthly OG newsletter and participants are always welcome. The Club meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday evening of every month from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Alice has chosen a variety of books for the club after suggestions from the members and they are enjoying the discussions. Any OG is welcome to join and if you would like more information, please contact Alice.

Webinar Series

The Early Careers Series has continued into 2021 with our latest webinar ‘Building Financial Confidence’ taking place in April. Young OG and tax consultant at Ernst & Young, Darcie Douglas-Scarfe (2012), and Chair of Council and board member of several investment management companies and an industry super fund, Mark Burgess, guided us through the basics of investing, superannuation, taxation, HECS, and the financial resources available to help. With over 85 community members registered, the topic was well subscribed with many commenting afterwards that they had found it highly valuable. Aimed at young OGs and anyone in the early career phase, we look forward to continuing the Series this year with our next topic focus on 'How To Network'. Old Grammarians, keep an eye on your emails with more information to come.

The OG Book Club

The OG Book Club is now being led by Alice Minns (2007) with a core group of avid readers of all ages. Details and book lists are included in the monthly OG newsletter and participants are always welcome. The Club meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday evening of every month from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Alice has chosen a variety of books for the club after suggestions from the members and they are enjoying the discussions. Any OG is welcome to join and if you would like more information, please contact Alice.

Webinar Series

The Early Careers Series has continued into 2021 with our latest webinar ‘Building Financial Confidence’ taking place in April. Young OG and tax consultant at Ernst & Young, Darcie Douglas-Scarfe (2012), and Chair of Council and board member of several investment management companies and an industry super fund, Mark Burgess, guided us through the basics of investing, superannuation, taxation, HECS, and the financial resources available to help. With over 85 community members registered, the topic was well subscribed with many commenting afterwards that they had found it highly valuable. Aimed at young OGs and anyone in the early career phase, we look forward to continuing the Series this year with our next topic focus on 'How To Network'. Old Grammarians, keep an eye on your emails with more information to come.

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Upcoming Events

DJ Ross Oration

This year’s DJ Ross Oration was scheduled to be held on Tuesday 1 June, however due to COVID restrictions the event has been rescheduled to Thursday 15 July 2021. The guest speaker will be Marina Connelly (2007), herself a recipient of the DJ Ross Award. Marina has been studying for her PhD at Harvard and, on its completion, has returned to Australia. She is a courageous young woman and will be a most interesting speaker.

Annual OG Golf Day

Sue Tsindos (Russell, 1975) is recruiting OG golfers for this year’s Annual OG Golf Day which is being held on Monday 23 August 2021 at the Peninsula Kingston Golf Club. All golfers are most welcome for a fun day on and off the golf course.  

Anniversary Luncheon, Chapel Service and Reunions

The Anniversary Luncheon and Chapel Service is scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 October 2021. The Anniversary Luncheon and Chapel Service commemorates the foundation of the Old Grammarians Society in 1904 and this year, will combine the 50 and 60 Year Reunions (Classes of 1971 and 1961). The OGs will also have the opportunity to view the 2021 Art Exhibition as part of the day’s festivities. We look forward to celebrating the 70 Year Reunion with the Class of 1951 later in the year. Unfortunately as The Gables is unavailable, we are looking to confirm a new venue and date for the 70 Year Reunion.

Upcoming Events

DJ Ross Oration

This year’s DJ Ross Oration was scheduled to be held on Tuesday 1 June, however due to COVID restrictions the event has been rescheduled to Thursday 15 July 2021. The guest speaker will be Marina Connelly (2007), herself a recipient of the DJ Ross Award. Marina has been studying for her PhD at Harvard and, on its completion, has returned to Australia. She is a courageous young woman and will be a most interesting speaker.

Annual OG Golf Day

Sue Tsindos (Russell, 1975) is recruiting OG golfers for this year’s Annual OG Golf Day which is being held on Monday 23 August 2021 at the Peninsula Kingston Golf Club. All golfers are most welcome for a fun day on and off the golf course.  

Anniversary Luncheon, Chapel Service and Reunions

The Anniversary Luncheon and Chapel Service is scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 October 2021. The Anniversary Luncheon and Chapel Service commemorates the foundation of the Old Grammarians Society in 1904 and this year, will combine the 50 and 60 Year Reunions (Classes of 1971 and 1961). The OGs will also have the opportunity to view the 2021 Art Exhibition as part of the day’s festivities. We look forward to celebrating the 70 Year Reunion with the Class of 1951 later in the year. Unfortunately as The Gables is unavailable, we are looking to confirm a new venue and date for the 70 Year Reunion.

Upcoming Events

DJ Ross Oration

This year’s DJ Ross Oration was scheduled to be held on Tuesday 1 June, however due to COVID restrictions the event has been rescheduled to Thursday 15 July 2021. The guest speaker will be Marina Connelly (2007), herself a recipient of the DJ Ross Award. Marina has been studying for her PhD at Harvard and, on its completion, has returned to Australia. She is a courageous young woman and will be a most interesting speaker.

Annual OG Golf Day

Sue Tsindos (Russell, 1975) is recruiting OG golfers for this year’s Annual OG Golf Day which is being held on Monday 23 August 2021 at the Peninsula Kingston Golf Club. All golfers are most welcome for a fun day on and off the golf course.  

Anniversary Luncheon, Chapel Service and Reunions

The Anniversary Luncheon and Chapel Service is scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 October 2021. The Anniversary Luncheon and Chapel Service commemorates the foundation of the Old Grammarians Society in 1904 and this year, will combine the 50 and 60 Year Reunions (Classes of 1971 and 1961). The OGs will also have the opportunity to view the 2021 Art Exhibition as part of the day’s festivities. We look forward to celebrating the 70 Year Reunion with the Class of 1951 later in the year. Unfortunately as The Gables is unavailable, we are looking to confirm a new venue and date for the 70 Year Reunion.

Written By

Trudie Horsfall (1976)

President, Old Grammarians

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Marketing and Community Engagement Office

Melbourne Girls Grammar

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