Introduction to the OLCA Letter

Dear Alumna/Alumnus

We previously contacted existing members of the PPSA with a proposal to join with the Loughburians, the alumni association of the Loughborough Schools Foundation (formerly Loughborough Endowed Schools), for some events and with a view to amalgamating in the future. Support for this was extremely positive and as a consequence we are excited to introduce your new look alumni association ‘Our Lady’s Convent Alumni’ (OLCA), formerly the PPSA.

OLCA will currently remain a separate alumni association for former pupils and staff from the Convent School and will be run by a committee of volunteers to ensure that friendships are maintained and re-kindled. We are now recruiting for new and active committee members and if you are interested in joining the committee you are encouraged to email Natalie Savage at [email protected]  The committee will be supported, and the association strengthened operationally, through the full-time support of professionals in the Foundation’s Development Office, working on the association’s behalf. The Development Office will provide services such as event management, web and social media, as well as maintaining a database of contact details of our alumni.

All Convent alumni receive automatic membership of the association, with no membership fees. In order for us to keep in touch we ask you to register, confirm your alumni category (eg OLCS alumni or former staff) and update your contact details. If you are still in touch with friends from school, please do encourage them to register too. To register please use the link above.

We will now benefit from an ever expanding annual programme of events such as 10 and 20 year reunions, Carols by Candlelight, the Loughborough Dinner, London Dinner and Oxbridge Dinner. We are also happy to arrange adhoc reunions for individual year groups upon request. To reconnect with you all we invite you to a celebration launch event from 2-5pm on Saturday 29 September. To find out more about this and other events, and to book, please click the Events tab on the right.

We are also working to establish an Our Lady’s Convent School archive room in order to keep the history of the school alive. A space has been identified and we are now seeking assistance in fitting this out and obtaining items. If you would like to support this initiative through time or resources, or have any memorabilia you are happy to donate please email Natalie Savage in the Development Office at [email protected]

We are confident this next phase in our history will see only positive benefits and enable us to forge closer links with current and former pupils and staff from all the Schools. Ultimately, we believe this will provide our members with a more forward thinking, dynamic and operationally strong alumni association for many years to come.

We look forward to processing your registration and hope to welcome you back to school on 29 September.

Yours faithfully

Mary Hopkins                    Amanda Greaves
Chair of OLCA                   OLCA Secretary