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The Old Girls Association was established in 1921 by Solway's earliest former students.  Ever since that time an Annual Reunion has been held, originally at the school, but in later years also at venues throughout the North Island.

Today the Association is served by branches or area groups in Auckland, Wairarapa, Waikato, Manawatu/ Rangitikei, Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Taranaki.

The SCOGA celebrated 100 years in 2021.


For further information about your nearest SCOGA branch or area group please contact:

Pat Cleaver, Secretary SCOGA,  6A Maihi Crescent, Maungatapu, Tauranga  3112.
Phone: (07) 544-0670     Email: 

The Association's Annual General Meeting is always held in conjunction with the Annual Reunion.  An Executive Committee comprising representatives from all branches and area groups meets on two occasions every year.


Providing funding to Solway College for bursaries and scholarships is a prerogative of the Association.  Recipients of bursaries and scholarships are recognised formally at Solway's Academic Colours Ceremony held in the first term.


In recent years the Association has completed two major projects:

  • The re-siting of and restoration of St Columba Church in the grounds of Solway College.
  • The establishment of an Archives Unit to record and preserve the history of Solway College.


Download a copy of the membership application form here.  Print it, complete it and return it with payment to
Sue Wilks, SCOGA Treasurer - 12B Virginia Road, Wanganui 4500, email

Subscription Options

Annual Membership $10 - payable by 28 February each year.
Life Membership $75 - a 'one off' payment
Special 'Leavers Option' Life Membership $50 - if joining within two years of leaving Solway.

Click here for Solway College Old Girls website: Link  

SCOGA Membership Entitlements

Financial members are entitled to vote at the Association's Annual General Meeting or hold office on the Executive Committee.

All financial members are entitled to receive an annual newsletter distributed by post or via email in August every year.

Membership of the Old Girls' Association affords an opportunity for maintaining friendships and an invitation is always extended for all wishing to join, particularly recent leavers.




The Solway College Organisation of Parents (SCOOP) is a group that aims to raise funds for items and activities that will benefit the college and its students.

The money raised from fundraising activities goes towards purchasing items from a ‘wish list’ of ideas provided by students and teachers. The funds from past activities have gone towards items such as purchasing projectors for use in classrooms and gazebos to provide shade and shelter at outdoor school events.

Latest fundraiser – Ferguson tartan scarves and rugs

SCOOP has commissioned some beautiful alpaca scarves ($45) and mohair throws ($199) in the college Ferguson tartan to sell as a fundraiser. You can order these by emailing or filling in an order form at the college office. There are samples in the office reception area that you can check out before ordering. Great for keeping warm and cosying up dorm rooms in the colder months, the scarves and throws also make fabulous gifts.

Honey fundraiser 

SCOOP is also selling specially packaged fundraiser honey. Locally produced by one of our college families, the honey from Hunter Reilly is top quality and totally delicious!

The honey is $10 for a 500g pottle with profits from sales going towards upgrading the college’s fitness centre. You can order the honey by downloading and returning the form below or by picking up an order form at the college office.

Please click here to download the order form

News and updates

You can get news on current fundraising activities by checking the Solway College Organisation of Parents Facebook page. ‘Like’ the page to get updates and details on upcoming events. We’ll also provide news and updates on this page on a regular basis.

How to get involved

You’re welcome to get involved in any of our fundraising activities or to come along to committee team meetings, which are held on a monthly basis. Email  for details of the next meeting or to find out more in the meantime.




Lisa Kenny

- Chairperson/ Parent Representative


Janine Tupaea

- Principal

Jane Rees

- Proprietors Representative


Mitchell Simmonds

- Parent Representative

David Keane

- Proprietors Representative


Michelle Thomas

- Parent Representative

Hayden Rameka

- Parent Representative

Nicola Thomson

- Selected representative

Andreas Leinfellner

- Parent Representative

Sally Baker

- Staff Representative

Grace McPartland

- Student Representative


Jodie Somerville

- Chairperson


Jon McNab

- Deputy Chairperson

Janine Tupaea

- Principal/ Hostel CEO

Jane Tomlin

David Keane

Jane Rees 

Tom Roseingrave

Ann Stephens

Annual Report
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