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Elizabeth Kirkhope Circle of Giving

Bequest Society Launch

The Elizabeth Kirkhope Circle of Giving is the Bequest society for Lauriston. It provides an opportunity for our former students and families to retain their connection with Lauriston, and to make a contribution to the long term strength of our School.




Over the years we have received a number of bequests that have been used to help us provide our students with innovative education programs. In recent years, bequests have been used to develop the Lilian Bayly 7/8 Centre and build a tenth house at the Howqua campus – Sarah Hollyer House.

If you would like to find out more about the Elizabeth Kirkhope Circle of Giving, download the brochure below.



Noting a bequest in your will - suggested wording

In order to make sure you wishes are respected, it is important that your intention to leave a bequest is clearly outlined in your current will. You can view some suggested wording by downloading our Bequest Wording document.

Back to Lauriston Day/ Launch of the Elizabeth Kirkhope Circle of Giving

Friday 14 October began with a special Induction Assembly where current students, staff, family members and 25 members of our older alumni watched as our 2012 Student Leaders were presented to the School. Following the assembly, alumni, students and their parents moved to the Mountain Room for morning tea.

At the conclusion of the morning tea, Principal, Susan Just showed a short video highlighting the role played by former Principal Elizabeth Kirkhope. Miss Kirkhope, who was Principal from 1933-1956, took the foundations laid by the Irving sisters and established Lauriston as a leader in girls’ education.

Following the video Ms Just officially launched the Elizabeth Kirkhope Circle of Giving – our bequest society.

You can watch the video played at the launch below.

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You can also read Principal, Susan Just's speech given on Back to Lauriston day by clicking here

For a confidential discussion about bequests, please contact Alumni Relations & Bequests Manager, Rebecca Marshall