All former students are valued members of the wider Lowther Hall community and are encouraged to retain a lifelong connection to the School through the Old Grammarians’ Association.
Lowther Hall has a strong and vibrant network of Old Grammarians throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as across Australia and overseas.
Through the Old Grammarians’ Association, former students are able to retain friendships, be part of an established network of women representing almost every professional field and keep up-to-date with the latest goings on at the School through receiving the Lowther News newsletter. Old Grammarians also receive invitations to attend School events such as The Story of the Cross, School performances and the annual Service of Carols, held in Melbourne’s St Paul’s Cathedral.
Upon completing secondary school, Lowther Hall girls are automatically life members of the Old Grammarians’ Association. A one-off life membership fee is included in the tuition fee for all Year 12 students.
The Old Grammarians’ Association is coordinated by a Committee of past students.
The Committee organises events such as high teas and cocktail evenings, and creates other opportunities for past students to reconnect such as the Old Grammarians’ Facebook page. Events organised by the Old Grammarians can be found on the Forthcoming Events page.
The Old Grammarians’ Association AGM is held in February or March each year and all Old Grammarians are warmly invited to attend.
Lowther Hall hosts reunions for year groups celebrating 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50+ years since leaving school.
Reunions are extremely well attended and provide a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with school friends. To ensure you receive invitations to reunions, please ensure we have your current contact details. Update your details here.
Reunions yet to take place in 2017:
Friday 17 March at 7pm - Class of 2012 5 Year Reunion, offsite TBA
Saturday 8 April at 12pm - Mornington Area Reunion at Steeples, Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington
Friday 12 May at 7pm - Class of 2007 10 Year Reunion, offsite TBA
Friday 21 July at 4pm - Class of 2016 1 Year Reunion at the School
Saturday 22 July at 1.30pm - Class of 1977 40 Year Reunion at the School
Saturday 22 July at 1.30pm - Class of 1987 30 Year Reunion at the School
Saturday 26 August at 1.30pm - Class of 1997 20 Year Reunion at the School
Saturday 14 October at 1.30pm - Class of 1967 50 Year Reunion at the School
Saturday 14 October at 1.30pm - Golden Mitre (50 Years+) Reunion at the School
Saturday 21 October - Mornington Area Reunion at Steeples, Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington
Support for Current Students
The Old Grammarians’ Association aims to support current Lowther Hall students and is proud to award a number of prizes and scholarships each year. These include:
- The Elaine Klemke Award presented to a Year 6 student who has achieved excellence in service to the School.
- The Evelyn E Sampford Music Scholarship, which provides two years of music tuition to an outstanding music student in Year 10.
- The Old Grammarians’ Scholarship of $2,500, awarded to a Year 11 student of high academic potential.
- The Nora Collisson Prizes for Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Literature, awarded to Year 12 students who have excelled in these subjects.
- The Winstow Prize and the Blinkbonnie Prize, each of which is presented to a Year 12 student who is outstanding in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.
The Old Grammarians’ Association provides further support to the School where possible.
For example, in 2013 the Association was pleased to donate $5000 towards a grand piano for the Lowther Hall Music Department.