Learn about the ways you can keep in touch with your peers, and also us at Melbourne Girls Grammar.
Ways to keep in touch
Being a member of our community does not stop when you graduate. Instead, you become an Old Grammarian and a life member of the Old Grammarians Society (OGS).
We want you to stay connected and welcome you to our various events throughout the year, where you can network, meet and learn with peers. The OGS and the School also hosts several reunion occasions every year, so we encourage you to keep your eyes out for all invitations – it’s a wonderful way to stay connected.
Living interstate or overseas or not able to attend many events? There are multiple other ways in which you can stay connected – take a look at our suggestions below.
FOLLOW OUR MGGS ROWERS ON THE BARWON
The Head of the Schoolgirls is the highlight of the season for all Merton Army rowers. Over three days in March (Friday 16 to Sunday 19) the MHRC will line the banks of the Barwon and come out in force to represent themselves, their crew, their squad and their School at the largest girls sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere. The crews have been training since August 2022 and been putting in some outstanding performances at recent regattas. This years HOSG will be another standout for our rowers, their families and the School – we would love to have all the support possible from the OG network.
Eight Junior crews, eight Inter crews, and six Senior crews will be competing over the three days. Friday 16 March sees Senior heats in the morning, Inter heats after lunch, and Junior heats in the afternoon. Saturday 17 March is a day for repechages in the morning and semi-finals in the afternoon. The Sunday is the day for finals, with the A heats starting in the late afternoon. Keep an eye on the MGGS and Artemis Instagram pages for more information, links, photos and highlights, or if you can make it to the Barwon there will be a big parent tent on the South side of the river where all OGs are welcome.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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We have a number of events scheduled throughout the year for our Old Grammarians. Each year reunions are held to celebrate the 5th, 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th anniversaries of your graduating year.
If you’re interested in helping plan a reunion, or if you have any questions related to events, please contact the Alumnae team at email@example.com.
Through MGGS Connect you will have access to information on the Old Grammarians Merton Club. The Merton Club, established early in 2018 by a group of enthusiastic and passionate young Old Grammarians, maintains a strong focus on social wellness. The club aims to foster relationships between OGs through sport and connect them to local sporting communities/competitions in Rowing, Netball and Football.
Rowing – The Merton Club Sunday Sessions are already up and running with OGs from 2016-2022 participating in water sessions on Sunday mornings. Post-row breakky is provided every week! The Merton Club will aim to race crews next season including the Melbourne Head Regatta in November 2023.
Netball – On Sunday 23 April 2023, the Merton Club is holding an OG Netball Tournament from 2.00 to 4.00 pm at the Artemis Centre. Opt-in afternoon drinks at the Botanical Hotel will follow. All ages and abilities are welcome. It will be a round-robin type of competition, with teams formed depending on the numbers and ages of those signed up. OGs can individually sign up or enter pre-formed teams. A booking link will be shared in the coming months so make sure to follow Merton Club on Instagram to get all the updates.
Football – The Old Melburnians Football Club (OMFC) women’s team the Omlettes has had many Old Grammarians play for them over the years and they are always looking for more. The OMFC is committed to providing young people with the opportunity to play football, make friends, network, and exercise. They have opportunities for players at all ability levels. See the OMFC website here or Instagram @oldmelburniansfc.
Additional ways you can stay connected with the School outside of events can be found below.
All graduates of MGGS have access to our private online alumnae networking platform, MGGS Connect. MGGS Connect allows you to build your network and seek out mentors, provides regular community news, and promotes the latest OG events. We encourage all OGs to join to reconnect with hundreds of other OGs today.
MGGS Connect has proven to be a great platform for me to reconnect with people I went to school with. I can also see what others in the community are up to and can search for mentors working in my industry. It’s great!
Lizzie Castles (2008)
Register for MGGS Connect now via email, LinkedIn, or Facebook.
MGGS and the OGS are uplifted by the interest shown by our OG community in mentoring.
Our OG Mentoring Program is designed to build connections between current students and alumnae to further educate and enhance career pathways. The Program will match experienced professionals, with students or other OGs looking to enhance or transition their careers.
We welcome you to take up a Mentor role to students and younger OGs. You can also apply as a Mentee if you are seeking out networks, professional growth and career progression.
Expressions of interest as a mentor or mentee can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are integral to the foundation and growth of our Old Grammarians Society.
We have a group of talented OGs who are wholeheartedly engaged and extremely passionate about strengthening connections, building new friendships and proving engagement opportunities for fellow OGs. Without them, our OG network would not be what it is today.
Volunteer roles are entirely crafted based on your availability, interests, experience and knowledge. Whether you are interested in a formal role on a committee, a guardian or mentor relationship, speaker opportunities, or you are keen to assist with your upcoming reunion, we’d love to hear from you.
Contact the Marketing and Community Office on email@example.com for further details.
Share your Journey
Our careers team are always looking for successful members of our community who are keen to engage with the girls and provide professional guidance, support, or reflections on personal experiences.
There are opportunities to join them in class as a guest, get involved in the careers forum and offer internships or work opportunities for our students.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Do you have an interest in coming back to the School, exploring all that has changed and understanding more about the learning environments and services on offer now? You can contact our Community Office to arrange a meeting and short tour. If you are interested in School Tours for future enrolments, please Book a Tour online.
Details on access to Artemis Centre and its programs can be found at the Artemis Centre website. OGs are encouraged to join the Merton Swim Squad, or have their children take part in Aquatics and Gymnastics. New programs are being rolled out regularly, so we encourage you to review the website for the latest information.
Melbourne Girls Grammar are so grateful for the generosity of our alumnae, parents, staff, students and friends who support our vision for women’s education, now and the future.
There are various ways in which you can make a difference to the future of Melbourne Girls Grammar. Visit our Giving to MGGS page for more information.
We thank you for your interest, vision and support.
ogs Event Images
We have a wide range of photographs taken at each of our Old Grammarian Society events. To view our full gallery of images, visit MGGS Connect.