Old Collegians

Ngā Kaikāreti o Mua

The St Andrew's College Old Collegians Association (OCA) strives to strengthen bonds formed at the College, actively supporting its continued growth. St Andrew’s College remains a significant part of the lives of many our students and their families long after their schooling years have concluded.

Old Collegians gathered in front of Centennial Chapel for 10 Years On Reunion

Life-long connections

With over 6500 global members, the OCA organises events including class reunions, functions, and sports events, fostering life-long connections.

Reunions and Events

The Old Collegians Association (OCA) works closely with St Andrew’s College to facilitate an exciting programme of reunions and functions for Old Collegians. These include annual class reunions for 10 Years On, 40 Years On, 50 Years On, 60 Years On and 70 Years On.

The 10 Years On is taken from Year 13, and the others are from the year in which the Old Collegians started in third form (Year 9).

2024 will also see the following reunions:

10 Years On: Class of 2010–2014, Thursday 14 November 2024
50 Years On: Class of 1974–1978, 26–27 July 2024
70 Years On: Class of 1954–1958, Friday 18 October 2024 (in conjunction with Gentlemen's Lunch, Friday 18 October 2024)
75 Years On: Class of 1949–1953, Friday 18 October 2024 (in conjunction with Gentlemen's Lunch, Friday 18 October 2024)

The OCA also holds a number of other special events and functions throughout the year as listed below:

OCA Annual Dinner: Friday 16 August 2024
Gentlemen's Luncheon: 
Friday 18 October 2024

Get Involved

If you would like to assist in the organisation of your year group’s upcoming class reunion, please contact the Old Collegians Association by email at oldcols@stac.school.nz, or phone Alumni and Community Relations Co-ordinator, Lisa Clark, on +64 3 940 2085.

  • 40 Years On: Class of 1984–1988

    21–22 June 2024

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  • Wellington Region Cocktail Function

    Wednesday 3 July 2024

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  • 50 Years On: Class of 1974–1978

    26–27 July 2024

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  • OCA Annual Dinner

    Friday 16 August 2024

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President’s Report 2023

It has been just over a year since I was appointed President of the Old Collegians Association. Time has certainly flown by, and I have enjoyed reminiscing at recent events.

On Wednesday 9 August 2023, we held our Annual General Meeting where we said farewell to two dedicated, long-serving members of our Executive, Mark Mulholland (1973) and Jonathan Wells (1987). Both Mark and Jonathan have contributed significantly to the OCA, and we look forward to staying connected with them for years to come.

Our OCA Annual Dinner, which was a delightful evening, featured entertaining speeches from our three remarkable award recipients. It's always a thrill to discover the incredible paths our Old Collegians have taken since their College years. If you or any fellow Old Collegians have exciting stories or achievements to share, we'd love to hear them.

In October, we celebrated the Gentlemen's Luncheon together with the 65 and 70 Years On Reunions, which brought together a remarkable 114 attendees, with ages spanning from 73 to 96. The event featured various musical performances, including the Boys’ Barbershop, an exceptional cello performance by Christine Jeon (Year 12), and a captivating piece by guest organist Daniel Cooper.

On a personal note, I recently joined a local rowing club and have jumped back into a double scull rowing boat. Rowing has been a long-lost passion since my school days. My St Andrew’s College rowing suit might be a tad snugger, but it’s heart-warming to see Richard Storey (2006) fitting into his with ease. Richard and I are enjoying being back on the water and are proud to see that St Andrew’s rowing is in strong spirits.

Sam Crosbie (OC 2009)
President Old Collegians Association

Sam Crosbie President of the St Andrew's College Old Collegians Association

Meet our Alumni and Community Relations Co-ordinator

Lisa Clark is our dedicated Alumni and Community Relations Coordinator, a vital link between our school, Old Collegians Association (OCA), and our former students (known as ‘Old Collegians’ or alumni). With a passion for fostering strong connections across generations of alumni, Lisa plays a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing the ties that bind our alumni community, working closely with the OCA.

Through exciting events and regular updates, Lisa strives to create a supportive network where alumni can connect, collaborate, and contribute to the ongoing success of our school, and our current and future students.

Lisa Clark Alumni and Community Relations Co-ordinator at St Andrew's College
St Andrew's College Old Collegian rowing for New Zealand

Old Collegian Profiles

In each issue of our Regulus magazine we profile three Old Collegians who are pursuing careers in a particular field.

Old Collegian News and Reunions

We love to keep the wider College community updated and appreciate hearing from our Old Collegians.

Three young Old Collegians together at St Andrew's College

Old Collegians Newsletter

Delve into the rich tapestry of major achievements and noteworthy developments at the College, while staying informed about OCA events and other upcoming gatherings that celebrate the enduring spirit of our College community.

Giving at StAC

The ongoing success of St Andrew’s College is deeply rooted in the generous support we gratefully receive from our community. By donating, you play a direct role in securing a world-class education for current and future students, making a lasting impact on their lives. Donors’ support stems from diverse motives, including the desire to cultivate world-class facilities for the very best learning experiences, and to champion achievements in academics, sports, and culture.

Students and Old Collegians of St Andrew's College talking together

Keep Connected

  • OCA Executive

    The Old Collegians Association (OCA) office is situated in Strowan House. Please sign in at the Strowan House reception. Office hours are 7.30am–3.30pm, Monday–Friday.

    To contact the OCA, please email oldcols@stac.school.nz or phone on +64 3 940 2085.

    Patron: Rector, Christine Leighton
    President: Sam Crosbie (OC 2009)
    Immediate Past President: Meg Black (OC 2010)
    Senior Vice President: Louise Merrick (OC 2012)
    Junior Vice President: Zoe Merrick (OC 2014)

    Executive:
    Olivia Brown (OC 2010)
    Gideon Couper (OC 1987)
    Phil de Joux (OC 1994)
    Nick Letham (OC 2001)
    Kelvin McMillan (OC 1977)
    Stuart Munro (OC 2003)
    Greg Reynolds (OC 1973)

    Board Nominee: Stephanie Bain (OC 1992)
    OCA Manager/Secretary: Lisa Clark
    Accountant: College Accountant
    Auditor: BDO

  • Updating your details

    If your details have changed from what we have in our records, please complete the form in the link below so we can keep you updated.

  • StAC Connect

    In the spirit of Old Collegians connecting, StAC Connect enables alumni to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with existing Old Collegians. These connections will help prepare and motivate our young Old Collegians for a successful future.

    If you are an Old Collegian and would like to be part of this programme, please email oldcols@stac.school.nz and we will connect you to our private group of likeminded alumni.

  • OCA Annual Report

    Each year, the Old Collegians Association (OCA) publishes an Annual Report which outlines the activities by the OCA during the year prior, including the President’s Report, event recap, and financial reporting.

Contact Information

Enquiries

For all Old Collegian event and reunion enquiries, please contact the Alumni and Community Relations Co-ordinator, Lisa Clark.