OUR ALUMNI COMMUNITY

At Santa Maria College we are proud of our supportive, active and engaged alumni community. With over 6000 alumni living overseas, we are incredibly proud of our past students’ achievements, and the impact they are having on the global stage.

All former Santa Maria College students are alumni of the school and automatically become members of the Santa Maria College Old Girls’ Association (OGA). This global alumni network enables former students to stay connected with each other and remain up to date with the school’s new developments, events and initiatives. 

At Santa Maria, our Alumni Officer provides a communication channel between alumni and the College.  We are continuously looking and exploring opportunities for alumni to connect, participate and learn and we welcome all suggestions.

WAYS TO BE INVOLVED

Maintain contact with friends and with Santa Maria through social events and activities, including attending or helping to organise your reunion or alumni events.

  • Develop professional networks by attending or speaking at our Alumni business networking events and attending or hosting a Santa Maria College business breakfast at your organisation.
  • Join the OGA Committee
  • Offer industry internships and graduate employment to students and young alumni.
  • Be a panelist at one of the College’s career and student networking events or guest speaker at an assembly.
  • Support the College through giving a donation, making a gift in kind or leaving a gift in your will. 
  • Get involved with Santa Maria and other alumni on our social media platforms.

ABOUT OUR OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION

Following the launch of the Old Girls’ Association (OGA) in 2006, the committee has been working hard to create a solid foundation on which to build a resilient and inspirational Association. All students who attended Santa Maria College for at least one year are automatically members of the Association. We have over 8,500 members who together create a vibrant network of women.

The Association is managed by a committee of past students. They volunteer their time to build a sense of community, encouraging members to reconnect with the College and friends through a number of events throughout the year.

President
Gemma Varone (2009)

Vice President
Tanya Ramakrishnan (1991)

Treasurer
Gwen Wood (Berrigan 1963)

Committee members

Liz Allen (O’Neill, 1981)
Alison Auld (Chaffer, 1996)
Mary Bairstow (Heavens, 1974)
Anita Erceg (1999)
Micaela Haddrill (Grandison, 1999)
Linda Humphries (Stevenson, 1973)
Bella Robertson (2019)

The committee is supported by the Community Relations Department. You can get in touch by calling 6330 0279 or E: [email protected]

THE BLESSING OF UNITY STILL DWELLS AMONGST US – AND OH WHAT A BLESSING – IT SHOULD MAKE ALL THINGS ELSE PASS INTO NOTHING… THIS IS THE SPIRIT OF THE ORDER INDEED – THE TRUE SPIRIT OF MERCY – FOLLOWING ON US.
– CATHERINE MCAULEY

EVENTS/REUNIONS

The OGA hosts a number of reunion events and initiative throughout the year. We hold one reunion to celebrate the following milestones:

In November each year, we host the Golden Girls Luncheon to celebrate those who graduated 50 plus years ago.

If you would like to help organise your class reunion, or would like to organise a reunion for any other milestone we would be happy to assist reaching out to your fellow class peers. 

Please email: [email protected] or call 6330 0279

EVENT/REUNION DATES 2024

Year 13 Breakfast
Thursday 1 February 2024

2024 Reunions
Saturday 10 February 2024

OGA Movie Night
30 May 2024. Book here

Golden Girls Luncheon
Thursday 7 November

For more information on any of these reunions please get in touch.

T: 6330 0279 or E: [email protected]

MERCY GRANT

The SMCOGA are delighted to be able to offer the ‘Project of Mercy’ grant of up to $5,000 to enable a Santa Maria College alumni to undertake a planned project of the applicant’s choosing, with the primary focus of helping others, less fortunate, within the Western Australian community.

The nature of the grant reflects the philanthropic mission of the SMCOGA, in line with the Mercy values and provides an opportunity for the SMCOGA to make a positive impact in the broader community. Any Santa Maria College (Perth, WA) alumni can apply.

Those wishing to apply for the SMCOGA ‘Project of Mercy’ grant must complete the following written application form and submit an updated curriculum vitae. A selection of applicants will be invited to present their proposals to a committee consisting of SMCOGA and Santa Maria College representatives.

The successful candidate will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • The overall quality of the application
  • The alignment of the project with the Santa Maria College Mercy values
  • The lasting impact and reach of the project

Read about our latest recipient Jane Armstrong here.

OUT AND ABOUT

We are always looking for stories about our SMC alumni and would love to hear from you. We use this information in our eNewsletter, on our Facebook Page and in the annual publication of Catherine.

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OUT AND ABOUT

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