The Association is guided by a Committee consisting of Old Girls and Honorary Old Girls as well as a Staff Representative and a Student Representative. We undertake many activities and put on a variety of events, both fundraising and social; we love facilitating bringing Alumnae together. We liaise regularly and openly with staff and current students and enjoy giving back to the School. The Committee meets as a group every two months and at other times, as necessary. Thanks to all Committee members and to other members who help out from time to time. If you are interested in getting involved on the Committee, or as a helper, we will welcome you to join us. Please do get in touch.
Current Committee Members
We have a wonderful mix of women on our Committee – some have been with us for many years and others have joined us upon graduating from EGGS. Rachael Banbury was our first Student Representative and she has remained on the Committee since graduating in 2016. Alice Raea, currently in Year 13, joined us as our new Student Representative in 2019.
Sally Blyth, Co-President
Self-employed, works in the travel and creative realm. Runs a Personal Travel Companion Service. International tour leader. Writer, editor, designer, artist, facilitator. Wearable arts enthusiast and mask artisan. Has enjoyed a diverse career, mainly working with not-for-profits and in the health/wellbeing and creative sectors. Lived and worked in the UK/Europe during 1980s. Many years of involvement in local communities alongside strong international focus. Enjoys enabling connections, generating inspiration, sharing experiences and taking people beyond their expectations. Passions: travel, people, horse racing, skiing, art, music, quizzing, cooking. Married with two adult sons.
Lynley Sheweiry - Co-President & Honorary Member
(EGGS OGA 2014-present)
Biochemist with sales, customer service & marketing experience. Currently has own business – clairvoyant giving spiritual counselling. Passionate about education, fundraising and supporting the learning environment. Mum of Rachael Banbury (OGA Cttee) & two boys that attended AGS. EGGS BOT 2012-2019, Foundation Trustee, Arts Council & Capital Campaign Cttees. AGS Gala Dinner Cttee 2009-2016 and Treasurer & Secretary of Aorere College Foundation since 2014. Enjoys music, movies, watching rugby and football and spending time with family.
Julie Goodyer - Treasurer
Two daughters attended EGGS 2009-2013. Serves on Finance & Property, Epsom House and Curriculum Committees of the Board which enables a good working knowledge of the School. Resource Management Laywer (30+ years’ experience). Enjoys connecting with past students, hearing stories of how EGGS has changed over the years, enhancing connections between alumnae and current School. Passionate about the School and girls’ education. Interests include walking, yoga, family time incl. elder care involvement. Skills: governance, management, leadership, networking and (of necessity) social media. Three adult children. OGA Committee member since 2009; President 2010-2014, then Secretary and now Treasurer; BOT Member since 2016; Chair Centenary Committee 2012-2017.
Katharine Collins - Secretary, Communications, PR
Proudly a third-generation EGGS girl with a number of ‘Old Girl’ friends and contacts. A Human Resources professional, passionate about communications and developing cultures where people collaborate are transparent, can develop and be themselves. Interested in the community and giving back and forward. A champion for women being proactive about what they want, need and can achieve. Took a lot from her EGGS days, loves reconnecting, while seeing the school and its girls (old and new) develop with continued success. Enjoys skiing, running, biking, photography and cooking. Married with two school-aged girls, who are also proud of their family connection to the school. OGA Committee member since 2016.
Tric Milner - Deputy Principal, OGA Staff Representative & Honorary Member
Long-standing association with EGGS, currently one of the Deputy Principals, previously Learning Area Director of English. Daughter attended EGGS. Ongoing passion for enabling high-quality learning for young women and supporting strong links between the school and the OGA. Portfolios include supporting the Arts and Culture, Community of Schools (ACCoS) and Professional Development of staff. Staff at EGGS since 1989; OGA Committee member since 2015; Centenary Committee member 2015-2017; Honorary Old Girl.
Rachael Banbury - Technical Advisor
Currently attending Auckland University, completed a double major in History and Politics as part of a BA, now studying honours History towards her Masters. Works part-time at Auckland Normal Intermediate School as a teacher aide & after school tutor. Continues to be involved at EGGS by lending a helping hand with general school events, specifically the Arts side of the School (member of the Epsom Arts Council since 2015). Member of Epsom Memorial Archway Trust Committee since 2015 (organises ANZAC Day services). OGA Committee member since 2017; OGA Student Representative 2015-2016; Arts & Culture Liason Prefect 2016; EGGS Arts Council since 2015.
Annise Raea née Brumby - Events
Degrees in Civil Engineering and Commerce from Auckland Uni. Works as team manager and project manager for WSP Opus, involved in a variety of projects predominantly in public infrastructure, including planning and design of transport and water infrastructure. Interested in supporting the School and the education of young women. Also interested in business networking and mentoring for OGs and current students moving into university and the workforce. Two daughters currently at EGGS (Years 11 and 13). OGA Committee member since 2017.
Alice Raea - OGA Student Representative
Currently in Year 13 at EGGS. Involved in various activities across the School including assisting at OGA events. Hoping to create a stronger connection between the OGA and the students currently attending EGGS. OGA Committee member and OGA Student Representative since 2019.
Lucie Chambers - 2018 Graduate
Second generation student with a strong connection to EGGS. Mother and sister were past students as well as many aunts and cousins. A huge passion for learning. Served on the Learning and Library Committees at EGGS and was Learning Prefect in 2018. Involved in the School Production crew and Shelia Winn Shakespeare festival, as well as a member of the basketball and trampolining teams. Currently in third year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Massey University in Albany and looks forward to a rewarding career in this field. OGA Committee member since 2019.
Scouting and Plunket volunteer roles since 1971. Involved in sports at Rep level and coaching (Hockey and Skiing). Also works for Plunket in Car Restraint Team; a national NZQA Assessor/Trainer for Land Transport in the Car Restraint Training field for retailers, Police and local councils. Aucklander of the Year in 2004. In 2014 received the Minister of Health’s Volunteer Award for 40 years’ service in the Health field. Received the Otahuhu College Distinguished Old Students Award in 2016. Married with four grown-up children and six grandchildren. OGA Committee member since 1988.
ACKNOWLEDGING PAST COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Please click here for a list of past committee members.