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...

Ascham Old Girl—Harrie Fasher (1995) Bushfires and a global pandemic have not stalled the trajectory of accomplished sculptor Harrie Fasher’s career. Harrie recently moved to Portland, NSW, becoming artist-in-residence at The Foundations. The move was followed by a successful exhibition of new figurative bronze and steel sculptures,...

Ascham Old Girl—Bec Lorrimer (Class of 2001) Accomplished photographer Bec Lorrimer’s speciality is capturing the inner energy and personality of women: their experiences, expressions and perspectives and this skill has helped her build an incredible career from the ground up. In the early 2000s, before social media...

Ascham Old Girl—Greta Gertler Gold (Class of 1988) Greta and her husband were walking through a park in Brooklyn, New York with her three month old baby boy (Eben) and three year old daughter (Lila), when they got a call from a friend asking if they...

Ascham Old Girl—Kate Dorrough (1982) ‘Being creative is a more poetic way of living in the world. Art gives layers of meaning and depth to everyday life — it enriches your life.’ Kate Dorrough’s approach to life is testament to her respect and appreciation of the joy...

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