The Old Girls’ Association embraces the school motto of By Love Serve and invests in projects that benefit the entire St Cuthbert’s community. Impact is measured in four key areas:
The school's physical environment is a living reminder of the enormous financial support the Old Girls have given to capital projects and school initiatives. The gift of giving goes back to the beginning when the Mt Eden College Old Girls gave St Cuthbert’s our precious Bews Bell, which students ring on their last day of school. The Old Girls funded the Old Girls’ Chapel (for the school’s 75th anniversary in 1993), a house at Kahunui, and we were a substantial donor for the Centennial Centre for Health and Wellbeing. The Old Girls have gifted real estate on Market Road, chapel stained glass windows, the chapel organ and significant works of art.
We fund around $120,000 of scholarships to the College each year. The Kathleen Goulding Scholarship provides the gift of a St Cuthbert’s education and community and every year we support five girls who would not usually be able to attend St Cuthbert’s. The Centennial Scholarship is a fully paid two year scholarship offered biannually to girls with an Old Girl connection. The Old Girls' Association supports postgraduate study and professional development through the Violet Wood Advanced Study Grant and is awarded annually.
The Old Girls’ Association helps fund a Sports Coaching programme at St Cuthbert’s, creating opportunities for Old Girls to return to the school to coach sport and is a wonderful chance to connect Old Girls with current students and share their love of sport. Tinei Nua, coach of the Year 8-1 team, central zone coach, interzone coach and AIMS coach, says, “I have loved every minute of the season this year. I was so grateful to have an awesome bunch of girls who turned up.”
We focus on supporting the career development of the younger members of our community, by connecting them with the global network of our St Cuthbert’s alumnae. We run reunions and events to keep you connected with your year group and support the school in providing Old Girl expertise to current students to assist with their studies or career.
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