Solway College Old Girls Association

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 in Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu/ Rangitikei and Hawkes Bay and area groups in Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Taranaki.  For further information about your nearest 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 Executuve Committee comprising representatives from all branches and area groups meets on two occasions every year.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The provision of Bursaries and Scholarships is also a prerogative of the Association.  Recipients of bursaries and scholarships are recognised formally at the Academic Colours Ceremony held in the first term of the school year.


In recent years the Association has successfully completed two major projects

    • The re-siting and restoration of St Columba Church in the Solway College grounds
    • The establishment of an Archives Unit documenting the history of the school

Membership of the Association

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.

Download a copy of the membership application form here.  Print it, complete it and return with payment to Sue Wilks, SCOGA Treasurer - 25 Dickens Lane, RD1, Wanganui 4571 or contact the SCOGA Secretary, Pat Cleaver (details above).

Subscription Options

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

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