Michiru Cohen (Ascham Old Girl 2005) established her architectural practice in 2017, after working for Koichi Takada Architects (KTA) for almost a decade. She recently merged her business to create Michiru Higginbotham Pty Ltd where the emphasis is placed on the delivery of beautiful and...

Since leaving Ascham in 2015, Shantelle Maree has achieved her dream of starting BeyondSpace Studio, her own business specialising in interior architecture, and is currently working towards becoming a registered architect. With a love of English and Visual Arts in her final years of School, Shantelle...

Kyra Thomas (Ascham Old Girl 2002) established her architectural firm in 2016 and was recently shortlisted for the 2021 NSW Institute of Architects residential awards and the 2021 Australian Interior Design Awards. She identifies with the concept of textured minimalism and is a high-end residential...

Serena Ang (2001) is the co-owner at Zushi, the fabulous modern Japanese joint in Surry Hills, which has expanded to find a home in the foodie haven located in Sydney’s Barangaroo. As the co-owner of a restaurant that delivers delicious and affordable Japanese food, Serena...

Just 40 minutes outside of Canberra is the tiny town of Collector. It’s a pretty little spot where thanks to Old Girl Kate McKay (Howard 1993) the cellar door for Collector Wines has become an increasingly well-known road stop for wine lovers and tourists alike. Collector...

ROSTO, run by sisters Tori Hill (Higgs 1993) and Ali Crawford (Higgs 1991), is a family-owned and run company producing fresh extra virgin olive oil. ROSTO was established by the Higgs family in 2004 using the olives from 60,000 olive seedlings which were originally planted...

Jane Stuart (McCuaig 1992) has brought her family’s South Coast business, Bodalla Dairy, to Queen Street, Woollahra, with the opening of Bodalla Dairy Ice Cream Shop. Since opening in late April, the luscious and uniquely flavoured ice cream has been flying out the door, holding...

Life outside the School gates is both exciting and daunting for any school leaver. By participating in Ascham’s Year 10 Work Experience program and Year 11 Careers Mentor Lecture Series, Ascham Old Girls have been helping Ascham students to make informed and confident decisions as...

Dr Ann Parker humbly says that receiving an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) last year is ‘a mystery’—yet a quick chat about her work as a doctor in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and volunteering in the Southern Highlands, and the mystery is...

It’s not easy being a teenage girl. Finding your identity, managing peer pressure, hormones, the demands of parents, teachers and social media can create a rollercoaster of emotions. Even with a loving family, a group of friends or the support of school staff, teenage girls...

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