Old Lauristonians’ Association

Membership to the Old Lauristonians’ Association (OLA) is automatic on leaving Lauriston and is afforded to all past students who have attended Lauriston, irrespective of the year level they finished. Once a Laurie girl, always a Laurie girl!

Lauriston offers education that is about excellence and opportunity, access to learning, valuing richness in diversity and contribution to community. Through the OLA, this sentiment is continued, and the OLA helps to nurture the passion Old Girls have for their School. Our alumnae cherish its significance in their lives and appreciate it for the opportunities it provided. 

The OLA embraces the challenge of continuing the connection between alumnae and School, harnessing the commitment, goodwill and generosity of the wider school community to ensure that the excellence in education that is exemplified by Lauriston, is not only sustained but enhanced.

OLA Committee

The OLA Committee is a group of passionate Old Lauristonians passionate about engaging the wider OLA community. If you are an Old Lauristonian and would like to join the OLA Committee, please email ola@lauriston.vic.edu.au with your expression of interest.

Anna Wilson (Murray, 1990)

OLA President

Claudette Leeming (1991)

Head of School Council

Hibah Jamal (2015)

OLA General Committee

Caroline Ramsden (2010)

OLA General Committee

Rachel Irons (Polke, 1989)

School Council Representative

Jacqui Jiang (2015)

OLA General Committee

Steph Phillips (2004)

OLA General Committee

Alex Harvey (2002)

OLA General Committee

Amanda Smith (1993)

OLA General Committee

Sarah Smith (Telford, 1989)

OLA General Committee

The OLA Fellowship

The OLA has established a Fellowship program to support professional development, to help deliver a unique project, research or further study undertaken by an Old Lauristonian in her related field.

In line with the OLA vision and mission, the Fellowship program will provide a financial contribution of $5,000AUD to the successful applicant. 

Applications for the 2023 Fellowship will open on Thursday 1 June 2023.

"We aim to engage, connect and provide relevant support to our alumnae and students, to foster a lasting and meaningful relationship with the Lauriston community for life."

― Anna Wilson (Murray, 1990), OLA President

Valedictory Awards and Prizes

Each year, the Old Lauristonians’ Association finances and presents awards and prizes to students at Valedictory. These prizes and awards include: 

  • OLA Award for Citizenship or Community Spirit – Year 6 
  • OLA Award for Citizenship or Community Spirit – Year 7 
  • Gladys Davies Bursary – Year 8:  $1,000 
  • Elizabeth Kirkhope Bursary – Year 8:  $1,000 
  • Howqua Bursaries – Year 9:  $2,000 (awarded to 2 students per year) 
  • OLA Award for Citizenship or Community Spirit – Year 10 
  • Irving Bursary – Year 11:  $1,000 
  • OLA Award for Citizenship or Community Spirit – Year 11 
  • Mary Merrifield Award for English – Year 12 
  • OLA Award for Citizenship or Community Spirit – Year 12 

OLA Merchandise

The OLA is pleased to provide wonderful merchandise items that can be purchased by Old Lauristonians.

Purchases made through the online portal can be posted or collected from Lauriston Reception on Huntingtower Road, Armadale. Postage is available for face masks and aprons only, and is a flat rate of $12.00 all over Australia.  Due to their size, umbrellas and drink bottles can only be collected from the Uniform shop. 

Alternatively, OLA Merchandise can also be purchased directly from the Uniform Shop, which is open 9.30am to 4.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the School term. For more information on Uniform Shop opening times, please email uniforms@lauriston.vic.edu.au.