Bequests are integral to the school’s continual development and make a real, meaningful impact to the future of Lauriston Girls’ School. Recent bequests have enabled the development of the Lilian Bayly Centre, a dedicated facility for our Years 7 and 8 students to grow and flourish as they begin their senior years of schooling, and established a tenth house at our Howqua campus, the Sarah Hollyer House. 

Formed as part of an individual’s will, a bequest is a gift contained within this document that allots part of an estate to a particular benficiary (person or organisation), and can be left as cash, shares, bonds, property or as a percentage of an estate.

Those who choose to bequest part of their estate automatically join the Elizabeth Kirkhope Circle of Giving, a bequest society named after one of our most esteemed former principals.

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Alix Bradfield

Chair of the Elizabeth Kirkhope Circle of Giving

AlixBradfieldAlix Bradfield is a past Lauriston parent who has been an active member of the school community for over thirty years. Serving on the Council for 12 years, six of which were as Chair, Alix oversaw a period of great change for Lauriston, including the opening of the Howqua campus in 1993.

Alix’s extensive professional background includes marriage counselling, career strategy consulting, corporate change management and philanthropy. She is married to Ross Bradfield. Their daughter, Sabina, graduated in 1988 and her two grand-daughters who are Lauristonians, both of whom have enjoyed a Howqua year.

Now retired, Alix enjoys cycling, swimming, skiing and trying to keep up with a rapidly changing world!

If you would like to consider leaving a bequest or would simply like to have a discussion on what is involved please contact Kate Nixon on 03 9864 7571.


Past bequests

Diana Robertson Memorial Scholarship

In 1992, Diana Robertson (Class of 1966), a passionate advocate in the importance of history in a girls education, left a bequest to Lauriston by way of a perpetual scholarship prize. This is awarded every year to the top history student in Year 10 (as chosen by the Principal) and paid via a tuition fee deduction, half in Year 11 and half in Year 12. 

The scholarship is by way of a fee deduction over the two years the prize is awarded from a portion of the income derived from the original corpus (i.e. capital invested) and is part of the Education Fund.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of providing for a bequest that can positively impact girls' education in your will, please contact Kate Nixon on 03 9864 7555 or