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 Alumni network.
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Collegians who have recently married, 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 Alumni events and initiatives through our biannual magazine Strive and quarterly newsletter The Collegian Connection.
MLC Collegians' Association
The Association Committee ensures that the 10,000 members of our Alumni community maintain a connection with their School, and with one another.
Our current Committee is made up of a number of dynamic women who graduated during a range of different decades from 1954 to 2018.
The Committee supports MLC and our Alumni by hosting social and networking events, providing mentoring opportunities and connections, and offering the Bownes Memorial Bursary and the Collegian Prize for current students.
Collegians' Committee 2019 Executive
- President | Meg Dyson (Toop 1987)
- Vice President | Di Claffey (1990)
- Secretary | Simone Janney (1990)
- Treasurer | Nat Walker (Clements 1987)
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 Drama 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 106-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.
Collegians' Association Meetings and Events
All MLC Collegians are welcome to attend any Collegians' Association meetings and events throughout the year. If you would like to attend one of the following meetings or events in 2019, contact Alumni and Web Coordinator, Tamara Kilian at email@example.com or on +61(08) 9383 8851 for more information.
- Collegians’ Association Meeting | Monday 20 May | 6.30pm | Boardroom
- Collegians’ Association Meeting | Monday 17 June | 6.30pm | Boardroom
- Collegians’ Association Meeting | Monday 5 August | 6.30pm | Boardroom
- Collegians’ Association Meeting and guest speaker | Monday 9 September | 6.30pm | Boardroom
- Collegians’ Association Meeting | Monday 21 October | 6.30pm | Boardroom
- Collegians’ Association Annual General Meeting | Monday 18 November | 6.30pm | Boardroom
- Collegians’ Christmas Dinner | Thursday 28 November | 6.30pm | Restaurant TBC
Class of 1969 – 50-Year Reunion
Coordinators: Jenny Borrill (Little) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Malone (Blue) | email@example.com
Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion
Thank you to our class members who attended their 45 Year Reunion on Saturday 16 February 2019.
Class of 1989 - 30 Year Reunion
Coordinator: Claire Vinnicombe (Heath) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday 8 June 2019
Class of 1994 - 25 Year Reunion
Coordinators: Caroline Archer | email@example.com
Kimberley Farrell (Marks) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 1999 - 20 Year Reunion
Coordinator: Kate Gilbey
Class of 2009 - 10 Year Reunion
Ali Simmons (Wheeler) | email@example.com
Emily Dummer and Cath Bestley (Murphy)
We are seeking Reunion Coordinators for the Classes of 1984, 1979 and 1959. If you're interested in assisting with the coordination of your reunion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 annual events, which include a Welcome Afternoon, Semester 1 Concert Afternoon drinks, Winter Warmer and a Christmas Luncheon.
Per Ardua Association Meetings and Events
The MLC community is welcome to join the Per Ardua Association at any of their upcoming events. If you would like to attend one of the following events in 2019, contact Alumni and Web Coordinator, Tamara Kilian at email@example.com or on +61(08) 9383 8851 for more information.
- Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea | Thursday 23 May | 10am | Great Court (weather permitting)
- MLC Music Department Lunchtime Concert | Wednesday 24 July | St George’s Cathedral, Perth city
- Afternoon Tea and Grandparents Concert | Wednesday 28 August | Concert from 2.10pm in Hadley Hall | Afternoon Tea from 3-4.30pm in the Boardroom
- Christmas Luncheon | Wednesday 20 November | 11am-2.30pm | Boardroom
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.
MLC Chaplain, Reverend Hollis Wilson has officiated a number of weddings for Collegians and others for more than 20 years. Rev Wilson is more than happy to discuss your ceremony plans with you to ensure the event is as personal and meaningful as possible.
Please refer to the MLC Chapel - Wedding Ceremony Guidelines for further information.
For all enquiries regarding wedding and baptism ceremonies at MLC, please contact Alumni and Web Coordinator Tamara Kilian on +61 (08) 9383 8851 or 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