The St. Mary’s Hall Association is the organisation responsible for keeping alive the memories and traditions of St. Mary’s Hall School, originally located in Brighton, England.
This all girls school was built and opened in 1836 by the Reverend Henry Venn Elliott and was intended originally as a place of learning for the daughters of those clergymen who were financially unable to send their daughters to a more prestigious school.
Over the decades it has become an icon and rather than close the doors it merged with Roedean College in 2009 – continuing to educate young women under this new denomination.
Unfortunately there are no scheduled reunions currently planned, with the last one happening last June. There are, however, many ways in which alumni from the school can keep in touch through social media.
The Facebook group “St.Mary’s Hall Association” is an excellent way for graduates of the venerable old school to keep in touch on a regular basis and they have many different posts on things related to the school and its history.
Also, the website smhassociation.org.uk can be visited at any time to get even more information on the history and any upcoming events planned for alumni.
There is also a newsletter available to all O.G’s (or Original Girls!) that can be had by contacting the administrators of the Facebook group or the website mentioned above.
The opportunity for all O.G’s to reconnect exists also through the Virtual Common Room that alumni members have established and maintained online by registering with the alumni association at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
These efforts have allowed for the O.G’s to keep in contact and never forget where they came from.
If you are an O.G who has not yet registered be sure to do so that you can be kept apprised of any upcoming reunions or information regarding the school!