Throughout the year, Avila Alumnae are invited to reconnect with the school community at a variety of events. Unfortunately in 2020, COVID-19 restrictions have meant that the College has been unable to welcome visitors to school or host events. To stay up to date with future events, you can join the Avila Alumnae Network.
International Women's Day Breakfast March 2020
Avila College was delighted to welcome former student and current parent Kerrie Brewer (Class of 1994) as the keynote speaker for our International Women's Day Breakfast. As the General Manager of Foundation & Community at Hawthorn Football Club, Kerrie shared her experience and insights on gender equality, women in AFL, community engagement and diversity in sport.
Avila Influencers Breakfast November 2019
Head of Development, Production and Distribution of the Australian Children's Television Foundation, Bernadette O'Mahony (Class of 1979) has been instrumental in bringing popular programs including Round The Twist, The Inbestigators, Little Lunch and The Henderson Kids to our screens. In response to probing questions from our student panel, Bernadette provided the audience with a fascinating peek into the life and career of a television producer.
Alumnae Reunion Day October 2019
Former students and teachers from across the years enjoyed an afternoon of recollections, laughter and reconnection at the Avila Alumnae Reunion Day. School tours conducted by current students brought back a flood of memories and exclamations of astonishment. Special reunions were held for the Classes of 1974, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1994 and 1999. Photos are available on the Avila Alumnae Network.
Young Leaders Dinner August 2019
Former student leaders from the last decade joined current students, staff and parents for dinner and to hear guest speaker Genevieve Townsend (Class of 2013). Since graduation, Genevieve has completed a double degree in Arts and Visual Arts and was awarded a Colombo Plan scholarship to pursue research in Fiji. Currently employed as the Schools Development Representative at The Salvation Army, Genevieve helped set up the Connections Art Space in Dandenong, a gallery designed to strengthen community access to art through exhibitions and workshops.
International Women’s Day March 2018
With a thriving private practice and public consulting role at The Mercy Hospital for Women, together with a senior lecturing and research position at The University of Melbourne, Dr Fiona Brownfoot (Class of 2001) is passionate about positive patient outcomes and exploring medical innovations that can improve the lives of mothers and babies.