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 or area groups in Auckland, Wairarapa, Waikato, Manawatu/ Rangitikei, Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Taranaki.

The SCOGA will celebrate 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.

Scholarships and Bursaries

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.

Membership of the Association

Download a copy of the membership application form here.  Print it, complete it and return it with payment to
Sue Wilks, SCOGA Treasurer - 25 Dickens Lane, RD1, Wanganui 4571, email or contact the SCOGA Secretary, Pat Cleaver phone (07) 544 0670 or email or write to 6a Maihi Crescent, Maungatapu, Tauranga 3112.

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.