Archive | August, 2011

Calling for Nominations for 2012 COGA Committee

30 Aug

Elections for 2012 Committee will be held at the COGA Annual General Meeting, in conjunction with the afternoon tea function on Sunday 18 September. We would love to see some new blood on the COGA Committee bringing fresh ideas and renewed energy. You can be on the Committee and still participate in all the meetings via Skype, so distance and attending meetings in person are no longer an issue.

Nomination for positions closes on 1 September – that’s only a couple of days away. If you would like to be part of the Committee, please forward your nomination to us by email ( or

Class Reunion: Class of 1961

23 Aug

Carol Carruthers is organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion for her class. Please see below for the details.

We are seeking those (old) girls who went to Epping Boys High School in 1957, then to Cheltenham for the Intermediate Certificate in 1959 and those who did the Leaving Certificate in 1961 for a 50th Anniversary Reunion Luncheon to be held on Thursday 20 October 2011. For further information, please contact Carol Carruthers by email (

50 years since high school. Wow! This is one event you don’t want to miss!

COGA Event: 18 Sept 2011

14 Aug

On Sunday 18 September, COGA will be hosting an Afternoon Tea and CGHS School Tour on the hallowed grounds of our beloved school.

The tour will commence at 2pm, with current CGHS teachers and students conducting the grand tour. You will be able to see how far the school has come since your school days and inspect the new buildings and facilities that are now available to the girls.

Afternoon Tea will be served in the School Hall, which will be catered by CGHS students studying Technological and Applied Studies (TAS).

The event is FREE, but for catering purposes, we require your RSVP to the event by no later than Friday 9 September. Please let us know if you are able to join us by email ( or

The event will also double as COGA Annual General Meeting, where the 2012 Committee will be elected. We would love to see some new faces on the Committee, and with meetings now being held via Skype and most communications being made electronically, you can be based anywhere in the world and still be part of the COGA Committee. Nominations for positions close on Thursday 1 September, so if you are interested, please email your nominations to us at or

We hope to see many of you at the first COGA event for 2011!

COGA is on Facebook!

6 Aug

COGA is now on Facebook!

Please click here to go to the COGA’s Facebook group. To get the latest news on COGA, become a member of this group and you’ll receive notifications when news is posted on the page (subject to your notifications settings on Facebook).

Feel free to let the other old girls know about the Facebook page – the more, the merrier!


4 Aug

COGA needs you!

Do you remember the gift you got from Cheltenham Girls High School during that final tearful Year 12 assembly? It might have been a spoon, or a key ring, or a pen, or a badge. What you might not know is that COGA provided those gifts to all the girls, and have been doing so for years.

We would like to continue this grand tradition and give a treasured momento of the greatest years of school to future Cheltenham Girls.

Here’s where you can help. By becoming a member of COGA, we can be assured that there are sufficient funds to continue purchasing these gifts for future generations. Membership is only $10 per year, and can be paid by direct debit or by cheque. Your membership fee will not only go towards the Year 12 gifts, but will also be used for awards for Years 7 and 8, as well as the prestigious Citizenship Award that is presented every year at Speech Day.

If you are interested in becoming a member, simply download and complete the membership form, and return it to us by email ( or by mail (PO Box 1594, Macquarie Centre NSW 2113). Membership fees ($10 per annum) can be paid by direct debit (account details are on the form) or by cheque or money order.

Your support is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you at future COGA functions!

Class Reunion: Class of 1971

4 Aug

Anne Ackroyd is organising a reunion for the Class of 1971. Please see below.

A reunion of Cheltenham old girls who completed the School Certificate in 1969 and/or the HSC in 1971 is planned for Saturday 22 October at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Please email for more information.

Wow! 40 years since high school. Now that’s worth celebrating!

More News from COGA

3 Aug

If you are reading this, it means you have received our newsletter, either by mail or by email!

We hope you have enjoyed reading through the contents, and also hope it has inspired you to become a member of COGA. The annual membership fee is only $10 and is an important part of our yearly budget, which assist us in providing a school key ring as a memento to Year 12 students at their final assembly and the annual Citizenship Award presented at Speech Day.

Please click here for the membership form. To become a member, simply download and complete the form, and return it to us by email ( or by mail (PO Box 1594, Macquarie Centre NSW 2113). Membership fees can be paid by direct debit (account details are on the form) or by cheque or money order.

With the help of the wonderful Mrs Suellen Lawrence, Acting Deputy Principal of Cheltenham Girls High School, we are now linked to the official Cheltenham Girls High School website. Click here to go the COGA page, and then feel free to take a tour through the CGHS website.

We are now working tirelessly towards the COGA Afternoon Tea / CGHS School Tour being held on Sunday 18 September from 2pm. We are blessed to have the assistance of the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) department to provide the catering for the afternoon tea. What a fantastic opportunity for all the attendees to sample the wares of the talented girls studying Food Technology! Remember, the Afternoon Tea is a FREE event – come one, come all! We hope to see you on the day.

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