About

Penrhos College Alumni Inc aims to perpetuate school and community spirit among our alumni members. We work to foster alumni interest and goodwill in College affairs by encouraging intellectual, social and emotional ties between Alumni members and Penrhos College. We encourage our alumni to be active College community members and to that end, we host events, connect alumni with each other and current students and provide our alumni with benefits such as bursaries and scholarships which are open to the daughters and granddaughters of members.

Upon graduation, all current Penrhos College students who have attended the College for a period of 12 months or more automatically become financial members of Penrhos College Alumni Inc. Members are entitled to a host of benefits that this membership provides, including:

  • Lifetime subscription to The Penrhosian magazine. The Penrhosian is published twice a year and contains College information and latest Alumni news
  • Free access to the Penrhos Alumni Online Community. It is a comprehensive and secure social networking site exclusively for Penrhos Alumni
  • Subscription to the Alumni eNewsletter, Dragon’s Breath, through MyPenrhos.
  • Discounts at various businesses owned by fellow Alumni members
  • Exclusive invitations to Alumni events such as our ‘Shakers & Stirrers’ networking evenings and guest speaker events
  • Class Reunions
  • Access to mentoring opportunities
  • Opportunities to be a part of the Penrhos College Alumni Committee and its work
  • Access to Alumni Scholarships for your daughters and granddaughters
  • Free copies of your school records upon request
  • And much more!

If you graduated from Penrhos College during or after 1980, and attended the College for 12 months or more, you are most likely a financial member of Penrhos College Alumni Inc. If you graduated before 1980 you may not be a financial member of the Penrhos College Alumni Inc. If you have any queries about your membership or would like to apply for membership, please contact us.

The Penrhos College Alumni Committee

The work of Penrhos College Alumni is guided by the Penrhos College Alumni Committee. Anyone who is a financial member of the Alumni is eligible to nominate for Committee membership.

Being a member of the Committee can see you guiding Alumni decision-making, planning events, managing the Alumni budget and volunteering your time at various Alumni and College activities. Being a Committee member is a great way to stay involved in College community life and keep in touch with Alumni from all class cohorts. It’s a fun and social activity, with a little work on the side.

The Penrhos College Alumni Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month during College term time, approximately nine times a year. The Committee meets at 6.30pm in the Alumni Boardroom at Penrhos College.

If you would like to nominate to become a Committee member we welcome new membership and encourage you to express your interest.

The Penrhos College Alumni Committee:

  • Amanda Yaksich (1976), President
  • Camilla Holt (1990), Vice-President
  • Val Pantin (1979), Treasurer
  • Natalie Freeman (1984), Secretary
  • Margot Michailides (1978), Assistant Secretary
  • Ailsa Allen (1961), Committee Member
  • Kristyn Cronin (2008), Committee Member
  • Loretta Dease (1961), Committee Member
  • Vicki Doherty (1970), Committee Member
  • Chloe Gavalas (2000), Committee Member
  • Rochelle Zaknich, Ex-Officio Committee Member
  • Emma Cornwall, Ex-Officio Committee Member

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Events

Penrhos College Alumni aims to keep you connected – to each other and the College. One way we achieve this is through our program of special events. We’d love for you to join us so please check out the events below and RSVP to your next Alumni gathering.

Class Reunions
Class Reunions are held at regular intervals on the anniversary of graduation – at 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 years. Class Reunions are dependent upon a Class Coordinator from the year group stepping forward to act as lead liaison for the event (choosing the venue, time of year etc). The Class Coordinator will be fully assisted by the College’s Alumni Relations & Events Officer. If you would like to help coordinate your Class Reunion please email alumni@penrhos.wa.edu.au with your details.

Leavers' Reunions
Every year the Penrhos College Alumni host the Leavers Reunion, held approximately 18 months after graduation in March. All Leavers should keep their contact details with the College up to date in order to be notified of their reunion.

Shakers & Stirrers Networking Evenings
The 'Shakers & Stirrers' evenings provide an opportunity to develop professional relationships and social connections.

'Sweet Affair' High Tea
All Alumni, Penrhos College Parents and Past Parents, Penrhos College staff and all other Penrhos College community members are invited to attend this wonderful afternoon in May each year.

Date Event Venue Time
27 February 2014 Shakers & Stirrers The Brown Fox, West Perth 6pm-8pm
19 March 2014 Class of 1963 Catch-up Outside Zamia Café, Kings Park 2pm
21 March 2014 Leavers 2012 Reunion Function Centre, Penrhos College 6pm-8pm
24 April 2014 London Reunion TBC TBC
29 May 2014 High Tea Function Centre, Penrhos College 1pm-3pm
6 August 2014 Founders’ Day Penrhos College 9.30am start
30 August 2014 Class of 1984 Reunion Colwyn Centre, Penrhos College College Tour 5-6pm/Reunion 6-9pm
4 October 2014 Class of 2009 Reunion The Brisbane Hotel, Highgate 7pm start
18 October 2014 Class of 1994 Reunion TBC TBC
1 November 2014 Class of 1989 Reunion The Classroom, North Perth 7pm start
8 November 2014 Class of 2004 Reunion The Generous Squire, Perth 7pm start

As Alumni Events become open for registration they will appear on the Book Tickets page.

Stay Connected

Keep up to date with your Reunion news, as well as other Alumni news and events, competitions, business discounts and more on our exclusive Penrhos Alumni Online Community.

Stay connected to your school and friends via the following social media platforms

FacebookLike our page 'Penrhos College Alumni Inc'

twitterFollow 'PenrhosAlumni'

LinkedInNetwork with fellow alumni by joining our Group 'Penrhos College Alumni Inc'

Share Your News

Update your details

Have you moved recently? Married and/or changed your name? Started a new job or changed your email address?

Whatever aspects of your personal details have changed, please let us know. By updating your details we can keep you informed of the latest Alumni events, benefits and developments.

Please note that most invitations to events and activities are distributed using your postal address.

To update your details, please email your new details to our Alumni Relations & Events Officer at alumni@penrhos.wa.edu.au.

The Penrhosian Magazine

As a member of Penrhos College Alumni Inc. you enjoy a lifetime subscription to the College's bi-annual publication, The Penrhosian. The Penrhosian is a fantastic way to keep informed about everything that is happening at the College and within the Alumni community.

We invite our Alumni to contribute to The Penrhosian by letting us know what you've been up to, this will be published in the "Out & About" section of the magazine. Any news is good news! We'd love to hear about your studies, career, family, wedding, engagement or new addition to your family.

If you have a story you'd like to submit please email it toalumni@penrhos.wa.edu.au. Please feel free to include photos to accompany your story.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Share your story

Got the travel bug?

Whether you're travelling around the world or across the Australian outback, there's often a fellow Penrhos Alumni nearby. We'd like to provide our travelling alumni with a support network of Penrhosians living around the world. These Penrhosians may be able to let you know the best restaurants to visit, the best time of year to holiday or just provide general local guidance and support.

If you are travelling and would like to get in touch with fellow Penrhos Alumni please let us know your destination/s and we will see if there is an alumna in the area willing and able to help.

If you are a Penrhos College Alumni living interstate and overseas and would like to offer your support to Penrhos College Alumni travellers, please get in touch and participate in this great initiative.

I'm Travelling Support a Traveller

Volunteer

Our Alumni are a highly valued part of our College community. Many of our Alumni love to volunteer at various College and Alumni events, as a way of giving back to the College that provided them with a sound education and numerous opportunities for life.

Alumni volunteers can participate in events of their choosing. Opportunities to volunteer occur at myriad events including Penrhos College's Year 12 Mother/Daughter Dinner, the Wesley/Penrhos Careers Carousel, guest speaking roles presenting to current students, Alumni High Tea, Alumni Spring Brunch and so on. Volunteering roles vary from sourcing prizes for Alumni raffles to providing careers advice to current students.

Alumni can also register as mentors. As a mentor you will be connected to a current Penrhos College student who is interested in pursuing a career similar to your own. As a mentor you provide as much help and direction to your mentee as you are able. A mentor often provides advice on study paths and career opportunities and may even invite their mentee into the workplace for some "hands on" experience.

If you are wanting to volunteer to be a Class Coordinator for your Class Reunion, please visit our Events page for further details.

If you would like to volunteer at Alumni and/or College events, or register as a mentor, please indicate your interest below.

Volunteer or Mentor

Weddings

Penrhos College offers couples an elegant atmosphere in a one-of-a-kind setting.

Chapel

The Penrhos College Chapel is surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful Rose Garden. Just outside the Chapel a feature archway, complete with climbing roses (when in season), creates the perfect spot for some gorgeous wedding photos. The Penrhos College Chapel itself offers stunning stained glass windows, an upper gallery for a choir or guests, an abundance of natural light, two wall-mounted flat-screen televisions, and other audio-visual equipment to meet your needs. The Chapel comfortably seats 400 guests and there is also room for musicians.

To be married in a place that offers meaning, intimacy and a sense of the familiar is very appealing. The College Chapel is available for the celebration of marriage to current members of the Penrhos College community and their families, Penrhos College Alumni and their families, staff members and their families or to past students of any other Uniting Church College.

The marriage will normally be celebrated by a Uniting Church Minister; however, if you wish to have a Minister of another denomination conduct the wedding, this can be arranged by negotiation. There are no objections to weddings being held on a week day, but we ask that during school term, they be after 4pm. Arrangements for rehearsals should be confirmed with the Chaplain's Assistant.

A donation of $300.00 is requested (note there is an extra fee for credit card payments), which covers the cost of the Chapel. A further donation of $200.00 will cover the cost of our Chaplain's services. We can provide names of experienced musicians who come well recommended. The cost of the musician/s is separate to the above donations. Alternatively, you are welcome to make your own arrangements.

Want to imagine yourself walking down the aisle? Please visit our Virtual Tour and click on the map's interactive Chapel to see more. Be sure to check out the stained glass windows and the upper gallery.

Please take the time to read the PDF documents featured below. These outline the finer details of associated with hosting your wedding ceremony in the Penrhos College Chapel. We very much look forward to being a part of your special day.

pdfWeddings Fact Sheet
pdfIndemnity Form
pdfRegistration Form

For further enquiries please contact the Chaplain's Assistant, Mrs Mandy Heiner, on +61 8 9368 9533 or email heinem@penrhos.wa.edu.au