NCG Old Girls Association

Nelson College for Girls Old Girls' Association (NCGOGA) is an active association which currently has around 2000 members.

The association aims to foster and encourage ties between Old Girls of the college, provide a link between Old Girls and the college and support the college community through social events, fund raising and archival work.

Members of the Executive Committee meet three times a year to plan social events and fund raising to support current projects. Branches are active in several regions. We value the fellowship that comes from our common history as students of one of the oldest and finest single sex girls’ schools in New Zealand.


Throughout the year the Association hosts several social occasions, including the annual AGM morning tea, the Spring Luncheon and the Christmas morning tea. Senior graduation was a wonderful evening with Old Girls hosting the college leavers at a moving and emotional ceremony.

If you are an Old Girl who’d like to be on our alumnae data base, please contact us.


Cathy Ewing - Principal

Yvonne Bowater

Annette Lee


Karen Price - President

Tracy Lawson - Secretary

Kathy Cuthbert - Treasurer

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NCGOGA oversee and maintain the archival collection at the College.

Included in the collection are photos of historical interest, class photos, uniforms, a complete set of the Collegian magazine as well as ephemera and memorabilia from throughout the school's history and jubilee celebrations.

As part of an ongoing project aimed at preserving the College's photographic record, NCGOGA are currently digitising and cataloguing the College's extensive collection of photographs.

A display of items of interest can be viewed at the College. There is an Old Girls Visitors Book at the main College reception for Old Girls visiting the college to sign and record their contact details.


College antique uniforms are now archived appropriately in the archive room storage facility.  Thank you to Libby McCreadie and Jenny Thomson for their help with this project.

For research or other archival enquiries please contact Karen Price.

NCGOGA Projects

The College Pendulum Clock

A pendulum clock gifted to the college in the 1930’s has been repaired, restored and given a beautiful fresh French polish by Nelson jewellers Benjamin Black.


In 2013 College Assistant Principal, Stuart Bathan, found the clock in three pieces buried deep in a well hidden cupboard and once the parts of the clock were displayed at the 2013 Christmas morning tea, the Old Girls Executive Committee felt that we should fund this distinguished timepiece’s revival.

Executive Committee member Jenny Thomson led the restoration project. The clock now hangs at the left hand end of the foyer outside the Assembly Hall, looking very distinguished - another piece of our heritage for staff and girls to enjoy.

At the same time, a clock gifted by the Wellington Branch of the Old Girls was also repaired and cleaned up and now graces the walls of reception.

NGC Assembly Hall Chairs Project - 2013

Thirty-seven chairs were presented to the college by the PTA in 1958 at the 75th celebrations. The chairs, along with a lectern and table, were to be part of the new assembly hall which was, in 1958, in the planning stages.

This set of chairs have been in constant use since the assembly hall opened for use in 1964. Some were broken and all were looking their age. Bryce Vincent of Vincent Restoration agreed to take on the project. Bryce did a fabulous job with the result that the chairs look almost ‘as new’. He has strengthened the chairs’ frames  and used finishes on them that should allow another fifty years of use. We are very grateful to Bryce for the time and care he put into the job.

Stay Connected - Lifelong Friendships

Contact any of the branch members or the College for more information on the Nelson College for Girls Old Girls Association in your area.  To get in touch, just click here - we would love to hear from you.

Auckland - Jenny Tait - - (09) 537 3379

Hawke's Bay - Maisey Sudon - - (06) 843 7167

Wellington/Kapiti - Margaret Oxnam - (04) 568 4805


Pietas - Loyalty.  Probitas - Honesty.  Sapientia - Wisdom.