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Thank you for your article. We meet with Year 12 students in Term 3 of each year, prior to their departure, to offer them a gift from the School and to ask for their phone and email address details so that we can stay in touch. We then organise a Graduation Dinner for the students with their parents, and I mention the alumni program there too.
One of our Year 12 classes set up a fundraising initiative to give back to the School, so we like to encourage future cohorts to consider doing the same.
We also have ways for our alumni to keep in touch including LinkedIn and Facebook groups, an alumni section in our printed magazine and on our website, an alumni email newsletter, and reunions and events.
We held an Alumni Breakfast Panel event recently, where three alumni spoke to senior students about their experiences during and after the HSC (leaving certificate).
I like your idea of a “wall of fame”, this sounds great. Looking forward to hearing other ideas from the Educate Plus community on this topic.
Director of Advancement
International Grammar School