ALUMNI

College alumni live by and reflect our values. They are role models to our students and advocates for our school and we encourage them to stay connected with the College and with one another, wherever their journeys in life might take them.

Santa Maria girls, once they go on to life beyond the College, are no less a part of our community. College alumni live by and reflect our values. They are role models to our students and
advocates for our school.

We encourage our graduates to stay connected with the College and with one another, wherever their journeys in life
might take them.

School years are defined by many challenging and rewarding experiences at a time of self-discovery. Lifelong friendships are forged, and what is learned during this time equips individuals with the knowledge required to contribute and prosper beyond the school years. We cherish our alumni. We are proud of their lives and achievements, and we look forward to sharing their
stories with you.

Throughout their school journey, students are required to serve their families, their school and the broader community. Girls are asked to chronicle their service with a view to creating insights into the spiritual and psychological dimensions of making a positive difference in the lives of others.

A range of volunteering activities and groups enable our girls to become, as a reflection of their faith, well-rounded, caring and productive members of the community. Wherever an individual’s path might lead, the values instilled by engagement with this program never lose their relevance.

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 5,000 members who together create a vibrant network of women.

The Association is managed by a committee of past students ranging from the Classes of 1963 to 2002. 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.

Committee Members
Danielle Cattalini (1986) President
Ainslie Bourne (1983)
Gwen Wood (Berrigan 1963)
Kate Collins (Hogan 1986)
Martine Lillis (1986)
Gemma Varone (2009)
Shannon O’Connor (2011)
Carolyn Sharp (Holt 1986)
Natacha Hammond (Fic 1985)
Mary Bairstow (Heavens 1974)
Claire Hales (Barrett-Lennard 1996)

The committee is supported by the OGA Coordinator, Jacqui Daniels (Lange, 1986). Jacqui works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time. For further information on the Old Girls’ Association please contact Jacqui on:

T: 6330 0279 or E: smcoga@santamaria.wa.edu.au

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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 SMCOGA holds a number of reunions and events each year. We host reunions to celebrate the following different milestones:

  • 5 Year Reunion
  • 10 Year Reunion
  • 20 Year Reunion
  • 30 Year Reunion
  • 40 Year Reunion
  • Golden Girls’ Lunch (for those who graduated 51 years or more ago)

If you would like to help organise your class reunion, or you would like to organise a reunion/event for other milestones we would be happy to help you get in touch with other members of your class.

BECOME A MENTOR

The OGA Committee has started a mentoring program for our current and past students of Santa Maria College. What we are looking for is an Old Girl who would like to develop a collaborative relationship between you and your student/alumni and share your knowledge, skills and experience with them. The outcome is to helping your mentee grow personally and/or professionally.

Benefits of mentoring

  • Gain personal satisfaction from sharing your experience and fostering someone’s career development
  • Widen your professional network
  • Enhance your personal leadership skills and coaching styles
  • Increase your exposure to new ideas and fresh perspectives

Benefits of being a mentee

  • Increase exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Develop confidence, new skills and knowledge
  • Build your personal and professional networks
  • Broaden your knowledge on career options and guidance on professional advancement

To register your interest please send an email to smcoga@santamaria.wa.edu.au

or

SERVICE

Part of the Old Girls’ Association’s vision is to continue the Mercy tradition from our school days; to support, nurture and contribute to the community. There is no better way than starting our service program by assisting our ageing, or ill OGA members. We are currently creating a wide and extensive volunteer base to provide support in various ways to our community of Old Girls’.

Some examples of the support we can offer are:

• Provide company/companionship – a chat and a cuppa
• Cooking or providing meals
• Light gardening
• Transport to appointments or shopping
• Light house cleaning

Do you know of an OGA member who might benefit or, can we give you a hand? Are you interested in volunteering time to help our Old Girls?

If so, please send post to:
Old Girls’ Association Service Program
Santa Maria College
Locked Bag 1
Melville WA 6956

or

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jacqui Daniels on 6330 0279 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday).

To register your interest please send an email to smcoga@santamaria.wa.edu.au

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 annual publication of De La Vida.

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