The Pymble Ladies’ College Alumni Department and the Ex-Students’ Union (ESU) work together to promote and celebrate the lives and careers of Pymble ex-students as role models for current students and to support ex-students as ongoing members of the broader College community.
The ESU is a not-for-profit incorporated association founded in 1929. The aims of the association are to:
- maintain the traditions and foster the welfare of the College
- unite past students of the College with the current ones
- promote a committed ex-student body that will work collaboratively with the College to support the wellbeing of members of the wider College community.
The Alumni Office within the College Community Engagement Team ensures that the ties between ex-students are continued beyond the College gates through producing communication and events to keep ex-students in touch with the College throughout their lives.
We welcome all our ex-students back to the College and encourage them to participate in the events and reunion programs.
Reunions and Events
Wherever you go you will find Pymble girls from all walks of life locally, nationally and internationally. With dedicated reunion and event programs, including interstate and international reunions, the Community Engagement Team organise events such as Commemoration Day, held on the last Sunday of July. This event continues to be an important day for ex-students to come together and celebrate the dedication of the College in 1919.
The ESU contribute to events and ex-students always enjoy returning to the College to run the popular chicken sandwich and champagne stall at the Garden Party each year.
The AlumNOW art exhibition showcases the talents of ex-students working as professional artists with a diverse range of artwork displayed for sale.
Mentoring and Networking
The ESU have organised successful networking events, including a large networking event for over 200 in partnership with the College and College Council. In addition to this, we have hosted smaller, industry-specific events to build and maintain professional networks between ex-students.
We have recently partnered with the College to facilitate a program which will match students in senior years, or recent school leavers, with ex-student mentors. We are looking forward to growing this in the future.
Being an ex-student provides opportunities to share skills and talents. Many ex-students come back to the College as mentors, speakers or guests of the College. The Careers Expo held in April each year is a very popular event and is an opportunity to hear from other ex-students.
Scholarships and Grants
The ESU gives back to the College and current students through Scholarship and Grant programs. These include:
- The Ex-Students’ Union Scholarship Program
- Contribution to the Indigenous Scholarship Program and
- Artist in Residence Grants.
The Grant program has supported a diverse range of experiences for students in recent years, including assisting to establish the Robotics program, providing an opportunity to write and produce a play with a professional playwright, and working with an artist to create a mural.
Ex-Student Assistance Program (EAP)
The Ex-Students Assistance Program is provided by Benestar under the ‘MyCoach’ program. MyCoach offers a team of professional coaches trained to assist with everything from family and relationship issues, to challenges at work, dealing with grief, improving exercise and sleep and everything in between – all with the utmost confidence.
For more information about the services or events above, or to find out how you can become involved please contact us. We would love to hear from you!
The Community Engagement Team
For Alumni enquiries, please contact:
Alumni Relations Manager
(02) 9855 7799
For ESU enquiries
Zoe Wang (Moore, 1994)