Old Girls' Committee
President/Board Member: Lynne Speight (née Press)
Vice President: Shonagh MacLeod
Secretary: Odette Frost-Kruse
Treasurer/Board Member: Jane Ball (née McIntyre)
Charities Commission Liason: Jane Woodrow (née Stewart)
Emma Lawler (née Olphert)
The Old Girls’ Association was established in 1922. The first President was Miss Haydon, the Headmistress, with two teachers appointed as vice-presidents and a committee of eight Old Girls.
The first reunion was held in October 1922 and from this grew the tradition of the annual Old Girls’ Weekend, now held in June.
The aims of the Association outlined in its Rules are:
- To enable members to take an interest in and give personal assistance wherever possible to the furtherance of all College activities.
- To maintain and strengthen ties of friendship between former pupils and to provide opportunities for social intercourse of members.
- To generally further the interests and foster the welfare of the College and present and former pupils.
Key initiatives arranged by the QMCOGA include the Year 13 Mentors’ Breakfast, Spirit of Adventure scholarship, supporting daughters of Old Girls, sponsorship of prizes for Middle School students, Old Girls’ functions and the Year 13 Leavers dinner.
In order to ensure that our young women have access to a world-class education the Foundation was established to raise funds for the ongoing development of College facilities and resources. The Foundation also seeks to promote, preserve and enrich the special character that is Queen Margaret College.
The facilities the school enjoys today have grown from the generosity and support of parents and friends of earlier years. We encourage our present parents, friends and community to actively participate by providing donations, bequests and gifts and supporting our annual fundraising appeal to build towards our future.
Queen Margaret College and the Foundation are both registered charities. Donations are tax deductible within the terms of current NZ taxation legislation. If you would like to contribute please contact the College Bursar firstname.lastname@example.org
Trust Board Members
The Trustees of the Foundations are:
Our Patron: Carolyn Henwood
The Trust Board members are:
Jane Woodrow: Chairman
Nigel Bingham: Independent Trustee
Diana Marsh: Independent Trustee
Curtis Marsh: Independent Trustee
Carol Craymer: Principal of Queen Margaret College
Andrew Knight: Chairman of the QMC Board of Governors
Murray Coppersmith: Chair of Finance QMC Board of Governors
Annette Lendrum: Treasurer / Secretary
The Foundation also has an Ambassador Committee of parents and friends who actively promote the College.
How can you support us?
Annual school fees pay for day-to-day operating costs including staffing, educational resources, administration and property expenses. We rely on donations to support our building and other large capital projects
You can support us by:
- Making an individual donation to the Foundation.
- Donating to our Annual Fundraising Appeal – supporting capital development of College facilities.
- Making a bequest – a legacy to the College.
- Donating small parcels of shares to our Listed Share Programme – shares will be held in a managed investment portfolio to provide a reserve which can be used for building and development projects.
Parents' Association Committee
A parent or guardian of a student at QMC is automatically part of the Parents’ Association.
The Queen Margaret College Parents’ Association (QMCPA) promotes the interests of the school, plays a key role in organising and supporting social events for parents and students, and also ensures we have lots of fun fundraising for specific projects.
- We provide funds for the Head and Deputy Prefects to attend a leadership conference in Australia before taking on their new roles.
- We host the Year 13 BBQ at the start of each school year and also help organise the Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner at the end of the year.
- Host new parent afternoon teas.