Once an MLC girl, always an MLC girl
As our students graduate from MLC, they become a part of the Collegians' Association – a vibrant and united global Alumnae network.
There are more than 10,000 Collegians of MLC, all of whom have explored their own paths following their education. Among our Collegians are trailblazers, artists, doctors, fashion designers, lawyers, volunteers, mothers, entrepreneurs, politicians, sporting champions and leaders in all fields of endeavour.
It’s a very special group to be part of; a support network of women who extend beyond the walls of the College. MLC and our Collegians' Association aim to celebrate the achievements and enterprises of our Alumnae community and ensure they maintain a connection with their School and with one another.
Please contact our Events and Community Liaison Coordinator Leo Nye if you would like to connect with the College or your peers, or if you have any queries.
+61 (08) 9383 0281 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update Your Details
Collegians who have recently changed surnames, moved house, changed jobs or career, completed further education or started a new endeavour – we would love to hear from you. By updating your details, we are able to keep you informed of upcoming Alumnae events and initiatives through our quarterly newsletter The Collegian Connection.
MLC Collegians' Association
Our current Committee is made up of a number of dynamic women who graduated during a range of different decades.
The Committee supports MLC and our Alumnae by hosting social and networking events, providing mentoring opportunities and connections, and offering the Bownes Memorial Bursary for current students.
Collegians' Committee 2021 Executive
- President | Suzanne James (1984)
- Vice President | Naomi Quinlivan (1991)
- Secretary | Nee Nee Ong (1989)
Where It All Began
Founded in 1913, the MLC Collegians' Association was first formed with a simple purpose - to keep the girls in touch with their old friends who had left the College. Since then, the Association has grown to become a dynamic and enduring part of life at MLC.
Twenty-three girls attended the inaugural meeting on 9 October 1913. Principal Gertrude Walton was unanimously elected as the first president and was as much a part of the Association as the Collegians themselves.
Although it has gone by different names over the years, including the Old Girls' Association and Old Scholars' Association, the MLC Collegians' Association has always focused on bringing together members of MLC's Community in support of the College. From concert nights, dances, sundowners and the annual picnic, to dinners and balls, the Collegians' Association has been responsible for a multitude of social and fundraising events during its existence.
The aim of providing facilities for current and future students has always played a role in the Association's activities. Contributions to the College range from fundraising to help build MLC's first library, the Gertrude Walton Library (now Gertrude Walton Centre), to the purchase of furniture.
One of the most tangible contributions the Association has made to the College has been the provision of Collegian scholarships, prizes and bursaries.
Our 108-year-old Association has, and always will shape the identity of MLC through celebrating the individual gifts and endeavours of our Collegian network.
Once an MLC girl, always an MLC girl.
Per Ardua Association
At MLC, we recognise that not only students become an integral part of the College community.
The Per Ardua Association was formed in 1975 and is made up of former MLC students, staff members, parents, grandparents, Council members and friends of all generations, who wish to forge an ongoing connection with our College.
MLC played a very significant role in the lives of many Per Ardua members who cherish the opportunity to reconnect with and support the School and our community.
The Association host some annual events where members and friends can connect.
If you are interested in joining the Per Ardua Association, please contact the College at email@example.com.
MLC Podcast: Collegians Find their Fire
During MLC's 113-year history, more than 10,000 Collegians have walked the Centenary hallways. These women have so many amazing stories to share.
Listen to our podcast episodes below to hear just some of our Collegians' incredible endeavours, experiences, passions, achievements and unique journeys.
Collegians are warmly invited to hold wedding or baptism ceremonies in the MLC Chapel.
In the life of the Methodist and the Uniting Church, this is a place of tradition, sacredness and celebration and, therefore, is more than a venue for hire.
Our Chapel's rich history began in 1918 and when it was built as the Assembly Hall of the College. It was officially named the Chapel in 1967 and the first wedding at the College took place in the same year.
For all enquiries regarding wedding and baptism ceremonies at MLC, please contact the College at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collegian School Records
Collegians are able to obtain copies of their academic transcripts, copies of semester reports, letters of enrolment or other student information.
Please post your application for your record to the College or email to email@example.com.
100 Collegian Voices
100 Collegian Voices was produced in 2013 in celebration of the MLC Collegians' Association centenary. It features a compilation of stories about 100 women who have shown courage, confidence and resilience in all aspects of their lives. The women's inspirational journeys began at MLC.
100 Collegian Voices captures the hearts and minds of some of Western Australia's finest women. If you would like to hear the women's voices and share in their powerful experiences, copies of the book can be purchased by clicking on the link below.
Some of the Collegian Voices can be viewed in the Our Voices section of the website.
View digitised copies of our Collegian yearbooks below.
1922 - Coming soon