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Old Girls’ Weekend

Queen Margaret College alumnae visited their former stomping ground on Friday 8 June and Saturday 9 June as part of the annual Old Girls’ Reunion Weekend.

QMC Old Girls' Association President, Lynne Speight, presents a Daughter of Old Girl Badge.
Old Girls’ Association President, Lynne Speight, presents a Daughter of Old Girl Badge.

The weekend is an important event on the College calendar as it gives students and alumnae the chance to come together and celebrate their ties to QMC.

This year the weekend was extra special as it was the first time daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of Old Girls received the Old Girl’s Daughter’s Badge.

Old Girls’ Association President Lynne Speight says the badge was created to highlight students’ generational ties to the College.

Over 10 per cent of current QMC students are descended from at least one Old Girl.

“Old Girls are an important part of the College. As Old Girls we are always going to be here and we are proud to now celebrate that connection with a badge,” Lynne says.

Those who attended the weekend also had the opportunity to visit Queen Margaret House for morning tea and to share memories of their time at school.

Joan Turner was one of the Old Girls to attend the event. She attended QMC from 1953–1964. Her three daughters; Kylie, Georgia and Charlotte later attended the College.

Kylie’s daughter Emma is now in Year 10 and was one of the first descendants of Old Girls to receive the Old Girl’s Daughter’s Badge.

Joan says she has fond memories of her time at the College.

“I loved my time here. I made so many friends and we are all so close today,” she says.

Joan says she is looking forward to attending the Centenary celebrations in June next year.

“We have organised our group to come back for the Centenary. We’re very excited,” she says.