Associations and Foundations
The St Andrew’s Heritage Foundation was established in 2007 to promote the ongoing legacy of the school and to safeguard its history, heritage, traditions and ethos of Excellence in Education. This is achieved through a series of strategic fund-raising initiatives that serve not only to reinforce our position as a top-class institution, but to facilitate improvements to existing facilities and further expansion.
The Foundation receives and accepts donations, bequests, sponsorships and bursaries on behalf of St Andrew’s School for Girls.
The Endowment Fund and the daily operation of the Heritage Foundation, are carefully managed by an independent board of governors, who oversee all activities and ensure financial accountability.
How you can contribute:
- A single donation through cash, credit card or internet transfer
- Pledging regular payments: monthly, quarterly or annually to the Legacy Campaign
- Leaving a bequest to the school; ceding a life policy, shares or property
- Gifts in kind e.g. sporting equipment, sculpture, electronics
- Signing up for the Woolworths My School Card initiative and listing the St Andrew’s
- Heritage Foundation Trust as a beneficiary https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply/
- All monies raised, benefit the Old Girls Association Bursary Fund and the work of the Heritage Foundation within the school.
“The establishment of the St Andrew’s Heritage Foundation is one of the most important initiatives undertaken by the school. Ensuring financial sustainability will allow the school’s dedicated management and educators to focus on their main objective – delivering the best possible education. As a school with a proud history, your support will ensure that St Andrew’s has a secure future.”
David Lowry, Chairman of the St Andrew’s Heritage Foundation.
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The St Andrew’s Old Girls’ Association helps past pupils keep in touch – with their alma mater, its staff members and their peers from school. It also raises funds that go towards providing financial support in the form of bursaries for young girls whose mothers and grandmothers attended the school.
Apart from keeping old girls abreast of an exciting line-up of events that enable friends to reconnect, this portal shares news on the successes, adventures and achievements of old girls who are doing great things.
Links to our social media pages:
● Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/16645998998/
● Twitter: https://twitter.com/StA_OldGirls
● Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8536787/
● Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Out and about
The Old Girls’ Association commissioned a pair of copper and ceramic water features by past pupil Sarah Cronin (Bohler, 1995). They have been installed in the fountain in Bedford Court. Sarah exhibited at Art in the Gardens. Her artichoke fountain was donated to the school by a parent.
Matric tutor groups tea
At the beginning of each year, we host a tea for matric girls to introduce them to the Old Girls’ Association and tell them more about what they can look forward to after school.
Cape Town reunion
On 3 March, we held a reunion for Cape Town alumni at old girl Katia Scherf’s restaurant, SMAK Deli, in Bree Street. Senior school head Gill Jeffrey and Old Girls’ Julie Symons welcomed 27 attendees.
Anne Stepto, Pippa Caldwell (Hudson, 1993), Kim Tedder, Inge Kotze (Mitchell, 1993) and Jess Mitchell.
We hosted a successful luncheon in the school hall for more than 130 old and honorary old girls in May. The day started with a chapel service, followed by tea and cake outside the Alistair Rogan Auditorium (ARA). Bev Smith coordinated heritage walks to show attendees all the things that have changed since they left the school.
The class of 1998 enjoys a trip down memory lane.
Glühwein outside the hall.
Janet Simmonds (past art teacher) with her twin daughters, Claire Welsh and Ann Basson from the class of 1988.
It was lovely to have so many women from the class of 2008.
The committee: Pearl Dliwayo, Nicola den Hond, Julie Symons, Megan Scott, Alessia Ryan, Marian Glauber, Thabi Kgaka and Britt Lawton
Murder mystery dinner
We hosted a very successful fundraiser on 21 July. Guests were entertained by Paul Spence and Annie Grealy’s performance of The Randlord’s Wife – a murder mystery that was adapted to include Sir George and Lady Ella Farrar. We hosted just under 100 guests in the dining room and raised R12,000.
We hosted our first golf day at Glendower on 12 September and were pleased to have the participation of 16 four-balls. The event raised enough money for two old girls’ bursaries and two uBambiswano sponsorships.
Moms and Tots
The Old Girls’ Association hosted a tea for alumni, their friends and tots at the end of September 2018. We took this opportunity to showcase what the school has to offer and to encourage them to continue their legacy at the school.
Moms enjoyed a quick catch up while their kiddies played.
Matric good luck packs
Each year the committee puts together a ‘survival pack’ for matrics as we wish them well for their final exams. The pack includes stationery items and little reminders of our support for their success.
Our Parents’ Association facilitates parental involvement in our school and its many activities. While each parent is automatically a member, their level of participation is entirely voluntary. The management and control of the affairs of the Association have been vested to the executive committee. The executive committee of the Association is accountable to the Executive Head of the School, and the Association is a sub-committee of the school’s Board of Directors.
Fundraising forms an essential part of the association’s activities. Monies raised go towards scholarships, either for top performing learners who already form part of the school body, or talented girls identified through our charitable uBambiswano Saturday School programme. Remaining funds are invested into ad hoc projects initiated for the benefit of all learners.
The 100 Club has grown to become the association’s primary fund-raiser and sees willing parents contribute a monthly R100. Participants are placed into a draw had have the chance to win R25,000, R12,500 or R5,000 each term.
If you would like to join the club, please contact Karin Daines at (011) 453 9409 or email email@example.com.