Heart and Soul
‘With heart and soul we tread the way’ — this indelible phrase and its accompanying melody reverberates for all of us.
We are and always will be Ascham girls. We have a shared history that binds us no matter what path we forge. We are formidable but kind, astute and inquisitive and fiercely loyal. The Ascham Old Girls (AOG) is our vehicle for continued connection. Collectively we are stronger. With over 7,000 members we are a resource of strength and support that exists to encourage the continuation of friendships.
The AOG was established in 1899 by former headmistress and Ascham’s founder Miss Marie Wallis.
Miss Wallis met with a group of Old Girls once or twice a year to raise funds for hospitals and infant homes. During The Depression a fund was set up to provide financial assistance for daughters of Old Girls. This tradition of altruism continues with the committee directing funds to AOG Scholarships, Hardship Bursaries and Prizes.
Founder – Marie Wallis
Patron – Andrew Powell | Head of School
Co-President – Emma Martin (Tregoning 1997)
Co-President – Yianoula Henderson (Morris 1997)
Vice-President – Zoe Prieston (2016)
Honorary Treasurer – Nicola Michel (Dowe 1985)
Honorary Secretary – Sommer Bath (1997)
Genevieve Ancell (2021)
Lisa Bell (1979)
Madeleine Campbell (Stracey 2000)
Julia Dangar (Jacklin 1986)
Amy Hale (2000)
Margaux Harris (2002)
Louise Painter (2013)
Christine Walker (Adgemis 1990)
- Alexandra Wenderoth (Beer 1993)
Events and Reunions
Nurturing a sense of belonging and keeping Old Girls informed.
Old Girl Reunions are held to celebrate the 5th, 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th and 50th anniversaries of attendance at Ascham. The Ascham Old Girls’ Union also hosts a range of events focused on building our community. For more information regarding upcoming events or reunions please contact us.
Ascham Old Girls’ Union Events 2023
Please direct any reunion enquiries to Katrina Sykes, Ascham’s Community Relations Manager on (02) 8356 7060 or at email@example.com
Class of 1960 – 63 Year Reunion
Save the Date – Thursday 21 September
Class of 1963 – 60 Year Reunion
Wednesday 8 November – School Tour
Thursday 9 November – Lunch
Class of 1971 – 52 Year Reunion
Save the Date – Friday 3 November
Class of 1973 – 50 Year Reunion
Saturday 11 November – School Tour and Lunch
Sunday 12 November – Informal ‘Recovery’
Class of 1983 – 40 Year Reunion
Save the Date – Saturday 14 October
Class of 1993 – 30 Year Reunion
Save the Date – Saturday 28 October
Class of 1998 – 25 Year Reunion
Save the Date – Saturday 28 October
Class of 2000 – 23 Year Reunion
Saturday 17 February 2024
Class of 2003 – 20 Year Reunion
Save the Date – Saturday 12 August
Class of 2013 – 10 Year Reunion
Save the Date – Saturday 25 November
‘Goldies’ Afternoon Tea
Celebrating our Golden Oldies
Wednesday 23 August
Octagon – Archival Tours
Tuesday 21 November at 9.30am – 10.30am
Wednesday 22 November at 9.30am – 10.30am
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Ascham Leadership Scholarship
The Ascham Leadership Scholarship is an opportunity for young Old Girls to undertake research or humanitarian aid work aligned with their professional degree and development, either overseas or within Australia. It is generously endowed by a past Ascham family.
Alumni Internship Program
The Ascham Alumni Internship Program aims to offer young Old Girls the opportunity to gain professional work experience by undertaking an internship in the workplace of a member of the Ascham community.
Through the program we aim to give Ascham Old Girls work-based experience and skills that will assist them as they take their initial steps in establishing a career. We are pleased to offer a number of exciting internship opportunities for Ascham Old Girls across media, marketing, finance, retail, architecture, property and agriculture. Internships are available to Ascham Old Girls undertaking tertiary studies or who have recently completed an undergraduate degree.
Generations of tradition
Helping Old Girls reach their potential and upholding AOG traditions.
In recognition of the very worthy contribution of our Old Girls, first priority will be given to daughters of Ascham Old Girls enrolled before their first birthday at any formal entry point (Prep, Kindergarten, Year 5 or Year 7). We give equal first priority to boarders and younger siblings of girls already enrolled at Ascham at the time of the proposed commencement date. Second priority is given to daughters of Ascham Old Girls enrolled after their first birthday by date of application received.
Ascham Community Business Directory
Helping connect the businesses and services within our Ascham community.