Old Girls Association

Old Girls Association

The Old Girls Association is one of the oldest in Australia, founded in 1899 and incorporated in 1997. The stained glass window (pictured) commemorates the centenary of the Association and sits above the western passage to the Annie Mackay Room.

The Old Girls Association and the School’s Development and Alumni Department schedule various Grammar Women events throughout the year and invite members of the School community to participate in them. Photographs taken at the various events retain memories of the occasions and will be available on the School’s Old Girls/Alumni Network later in the year.

The objectives of the Old Girls Association are:

  • To maintain a connection between past students and the School and to promote fellowship among past students; and
  • To maintain an interest in the welfare of the School.

Become a member:

We invite you to continue your connections to the School and to make connections with each other through membership of the Association. Life and annual memberships are available. Please complete the membership form – we would be delighted to have you join.

Any enquiries can be directed to Mrs Ann Stubbs.

Management Committee

The Committee for 2016 was elected at the Annual General Meeting in April 2016. The following are the members:

Mrs Janine Schmidt AM (Hogg, 1964) – President
Mrs Grainia Schmelzer (King, 1981) – Vice President
Mrs Leigh Fielding (Gow, 1984) – Secretary
Mrs Ann Stubbs (Westaway, 1982) – Treasurer
Mrs Pauline Harvey-Short (Harvey, 1971) – School Representative
Mrs Dorothy Bourguignon (Scotney, 1958)
Mrs Ann Caston (Pressland, 1958)
Mrs Julie Caton (Cleghorn, 1981)
Mrs Jenny Gray (Vallis, 1969)
Mrs Sue Jordan (Squire, 1967)
Mrs Sylvia Pegg (Gaulton, 1965)
Mrs Salliann Powell (Johnson, 1986)
Mrs Christine Purdy (Farmer, 1984)
Mrs Kirsten Whip (Macallister, 1981)

The Committee meets monthly, and contributes actively to the School in a variety of ways including participating in the School’s Open Days and the annual Gala Concert through the provision of refreshments during the interval.

Annual Reports

Annual reports from the President for the last three years are available:

2015 (held 2016)
2014 (held 2015)
2013 (held 2014)


Old Girls Mementoes – Mementoes including coffee cups, tea towels, bracelets and wine glasses bearing the School crest are available for sale. Please make email enquiries to ogaext@bggs.qld.edu.au. Items are also available for sale at the P&F Shop located at the School.

Calendar of Events

Everything Old is New Again.

We are delighted to be hosting Everything Old is New Again, a very special event for our alumni whose daughters are commencing at Girls Grammar in 2017.

A relaxing evening event where new and old connections are made, Everything Old is New Again, celebrates this significant family milestone and brings together former graduates of Brisbane Girls Grammar who are now mothers at the School to share in the occasion.

DATE: Wednesday 15 March 2017

TIME: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

VENUE:  Level 6, Creative Learning Centre, Brisbane Girls Grammar School

COST: $45
(Includes beverages and delicious canapes)

REGISTER BY: Sunday 12 March 2017

For further information, please contact Old Girls/Alumni Manager, Ms Antonia Swindells on (07) 3332 1437 or email alumni@bggs.qld.edu.au.


Annual General Meeting

Being associated with the Girls Grammar Old Girls Association (OGA) ensures continuing participation in events, the maintenance of friendships, building professional networks, and further contributions to its strong traditions and development.

The OGA AGM provides another opportunity to celebrate and reminisce, and to reconnect with the School.

DATE: Wednesday 29 March 2017

TIME: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

VENUE:  Barbara Fielding Room, Level 4, Cherrell Hirst Creative Learning Centre, Brisbane Girls Grammar School


Service is in Our DNA

DATE: Tuesday 9 May 2017

TIME: 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm

VENUE:  Barbara Fielding Room, Level 4, Cherrell Hirst Creative Learning Centre, Brisbane Girls Grammar School


Contact us

Janine Schmidt AM (Hogg, 1964)
Phone 07 3831 1357
Email oga@bggs.qld.edu.au

Vice President
Mrs Grainia Schmelzer (King, 1981)
Phone 0428 593 776
Email schmelz@tpg.com.au

Treasurer & New Membership
Ann Stubbs (Westaway, 1982)
Phone  0414 630 353
Email avstubbs@bigpond.com