There has been a lot to celebrate lately at Ascham—this year marks 100 years since the unique educational framework, the Dalton Plan, was introduced to our School. Since 1922, thousands of Ascham students have graduated with a toolkit of skills built on the Dalton pillars...

Geena Dunne’s (2011) Cova Project is a truly ground-breaking enterprise. The Cova Project was founded by Geena several years ago with the simple goal of providing menstrual cups and menstrual health education to women and girls in poverty-stricken situations, including in Australia. Through The Cova...

For the past 15 years Michelle Grey (1995) has shaped some of the most innovative cultural companies and institutions—from global hospitality brands such as NeueHouse and Soho House to the New York Times’ largest consumer-facing live platform, and Absolut’s global online art gallery. Most recently...

Ruby Riethmuller’s (2015) ground-breaking social enterprise Womn-Kind is a female-led youth mental health organisation, which is on a mission to close the gap in effective mental health education and support for Australian girls. At Womn-Kind, the goal is to empower and uplift the upcoming generation...

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...

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