S.S.S.O. Old Girls Association
St Saviour’s & St Olave’s Old Girls’ Association was founded in December 1906 by Miss Frodsham, the first Headmistress. It was originally set up to offer support to ex-pupils after they had left school. In the early years the OGA also offered various extra-curricular activities, such as sports and drama clubs, for both pupils and OGA members. Over the years the OGA has gradually evolved to become the social group that it is today. We do, however, still support the school in a variety of ways as you can see from an assortment of gifts and plaques around the building.
Membership is open to all ex-pupils of St. Saviour’s and currently member’s ages range from 20 to 90+. Membership is free for the first year of leaving school, and thereafter is just £5.00 per year. All staff, while they are working at St. Saviour’s, automatically have free membership of the OGA and when they leave are invited to become paying members, unless they retire from the school, when they become honorary life members.
We meet each year at school, normally on the last Saturday in September. This gathering is for our Annual General Meeting, at which the President gives her report on the events of the previous school year. The Hon. Sec., the Treasurer and the Membership Sec. each also give a short report on their respective areas of the OGA. It is also our annual lunch, for which members pay, but the drinks are generously provided by the Governors. The AGM offers a chance for ex-pupils and ex-staff to meet up and exchange news with each other, and to find out what’s going on at school and what plans the school has for the future. There is usually an opportunity for members to look around the school to what has changed since they were last at St. Saviour’s. A selection of school memorabilia are available to buy at the meeting, along with copies of old school magazines and Newsletters. There are also information boards about some of our more illustrious ex-pupils, news of member’s activities and school achievements past and present.
Each year the OGA produces a magazine exclusively for paid-up members and a few extracts from the latest edition are given below. The magazine is available at the AGM and features photos, news, and articles about and by Old Girls, as well as the odd quiz or crossword and almost anything else we can think of. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to the magazine and can send items for inclusion either to Ba Storey or Wendy Howell, at the addresses above, or via the school. You can also contact Wendy by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend the meeting a copy of the magazine will be sent to you by your Group Secretary, who will send the information about the AGM early in the summer. If you would like to join us please use the form overleaf, or contact Ba or Wendy. We would love to see you in September.