OGA Committee 2017


The St Hilda’s Old Girls’ Association (OGA) exists to provide a recognised means of communication between past and present students and other school support groups; to promote social interaction between Old Girls; and to promote a permanent interest in the life, activities and progress of St Hilda’s School. We would like to introduce our new 2017 Committee below: Send an email

Miss Georgia Frizelle (2015)
After graduating from St Hilda’s in 2015 as the School Captain I am currently studying a double degree of Law and Commerce at Bond University. In between working at Pindara Private Hospital, studying full-time and enjoying the Gold Coast lifestyle, I love to travel, spend time with friends and family and read a good book in the sun. I am very much looking forward to being a member of the St Hilda’s Old Girls’ Committee and being able to continue to build the relationship that St Hilda’s graduates have with each other and the School.

Ms Vanessa Hogan (2012)
Vice President
Vanessa Hogan graduated from St Hilda’s School in 2012 and was School Captain during the Centenary year. After leaving school, I enrolled in a double degree of Journalism and Law at Bond University and graduated with honours in late 2016. Now working at Small Myers Hughes Lawyers in Southport, I continue to love living on the Gold Coast and enjoying the incredible lifestyle it lends! I have always been passionate about the school and what it means to be a St Hilda’s girl and look forward to being a member of the OGA this year.

Mrs Christine Prendergast (1973)
SecretaryChristine Prendergast
I graduated from St Hilda’s School in 1973 and attended Gatton College to study Agriculture. I went overseas to live in Denmark for a year and worked in a plant nursery. I returned home to do my Masters in Biochemistry at Sydney University, followed by five years of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. As a graduated vet, I bought my practice at Killarney. I married fellow vet John and moved to the Gold Coast where we now operate Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery. I’ve been a committee member for eight years. My daughter Lorraine graduated from St Hilda’s in 2014.

Mrs Leeanne Cowley (Rix 1980)
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I am happily living on the Gold Coast, enjoying the sunshine. I am married to Tony Cowley and we have two girls who attend St Hilda’s. I enjoy my career in commercial property and financial markets. I am a board member of the St Hilda’s Foundation. I am hoping to be able to give back to the school that gave me such a good start in life. When we do get some spare time in our busy lives, we enjoy a game of golf or hitting the ski slopes.

Mrs Leanne Gray (nee Dower 1986)
Committee MemberLeanne Gray
My husband and I are parents at St Hilda’s having a daughter Jasmine in Middle School. Our son Harry attends TSS. I graduated in 1986 and went on to study Fashion Design under scholarship at the Paris American Academy of Fashion Design. I have received several RAQ fashion awards and was the youngest ever to win. I’ve been in the fashion industry ever since, currently working in the family fashion businesses on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane – The House of Dower.

Mrs Christine Hughes (nee Johnson 1995)
Committee Member
I returned to the Gold Coast from Sydney three years ago with my husband Lachlan and three children. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, weekends on the family boat, camping, SUP boarding and horse riding. I’m delighted to be back at St Hilda’s as a parent and as an OGA Committee member.


Ms Alexandra Elliot (2016)
Committee Member
Having graduated from St Hilda’s School as Head Boarder in 2016, my experiences well equipped me to embark on my journey into adulthood. Since then, I have moved to Brisbane and am currently studying a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Queensland. I’m passionate about St Hilda’s and education for women, and I’m excited to nurture this passion through my involvement in the OGA.

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