The Old Girls’ Association came into being in December 1930, when a class of Matric girls, then called IV a’s, decided that they wanted some social link after leaving school. Elizabeth McDougall became the first Chairlady and Myrle Simkins the first Secretary and together they held the first A.G.M. in the school library on May 10th, 1931.
Today the Old Girls’ Association at St John’s D.S.G. has well over 1,500 active members with our oldest Old Girl having turned an impressive 100 years old. Mrs Terri Chubb (Matric 1989) heads up the Old Girls’ Association with Mrs Heather Evans (Matric 1988) supporting her as Secretary.
As a school, we are very proud of our Old Girls and consider them to be one of our greatest assets. We are proud of the mark they have made in the business, society and home front and know that even today they still embrace the school’s motto of LABORARE EST ORARE, which means ‘to work is to pray’, in all that they have achieved.
So, if you attended St John’s D.S.G. for one year or for thirteen years, we consider you an Old Girl.
Please keep us updated with your news, from getting married and having a baby to becoming the first person on Mars – we want to know. You can send us your news, or even an old school friend’s news. We encourage our Old Girls to visit the school at any time, even if you are back from abroad for a short period of time, we love visitors.
If you haven’t yet joined the Old Girls’ Association, or if you would like to check that we have your details on record, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us via our Old Girls’ Facebook Page. We look forward to hearing from you.