CHS: Inspiring girls to discover and pursue their personal exellence.

Dear Alumnae,

On Friday, March 3, the School celebrated its special annual birthday. More than 120 alumnae joined us on campus throughout the day.

During the school assembly Ena Harrop, Head of the School, recognized Dr. Jessie Gordon for her vision of a school for girls.

Alumnae had the opportunity to visit with students to share stories.

We were also happy to support many alumnae in organizing their reunions.

I have been responsible for the Advancement Department for some time, but this year I had the opportunity to work closely with many alumnae. It was inspiring to learn about decades-long friendships, to work with reunion classes, and to see alumnae flying in from all different corners of the world. On Saturday, I felt honoured to take 21 alumnae from the class of 1968 (amazing turnout from a total graduating class of 38) on a tour of the campus and share the vision of its transformation.

Many of you took the time to send an email of appreciation or to express gratitude to the School for a well-organized event. Thank you. Your words made a huge difference for everyone involved in this event.

I would also like to thank alumnae who supported the Gordon Bursary Fund, established at the bequest of Dr. Jessie Gordon in 1951, and The Woods Endowment Fund. Some of you are considering starting a class fund and once again I am very thankful for your generosity and vision. This year alone we have 36 students receiving financial assistance and through the generosity of the Leggat family, we were able to plant 10 new trees and will continue to address the immediate needs of The Woods.

Celebrating 125 years of educating girls is also making sure that we can continue to offer the opportunity of a Crofton education to as many deserving students as possible while preserving an iconic space like The Woods.

If you played in The Woods and if you believe in girls education please consider supporting one of these two initiatives. Any donation of $20 or more will be eligible for an income tax receipt.

Thank you!

Mariangela Brutti
Director, Advancement

Thank you to all the alumnae who took the time to share your CHS story, a special memory, a message of appreciation for a teacher, or a tribute to a lifelong friendship that started at Crofton House. We will be collecting stories throughout the year, some of which will be shared with the community.

Key Dates:

February to December - Alumnae Open Houses

One Saturday a month is reserved for an alumnae open house tour of the campus. Visit the website to see the dates or sign up.

March 28, 2023, 6:00 pm - Four Seasons Book Club - First Meeting!

The first meeting of the Four Seasons Book Club, to discuss the book Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, takes place at Crofton House School.

May 12, 2023 - Alumnae Field Hockey Game and Barbecue

We hope to see you for the 2nd Annual Alumnae Field Hockey event & barbecue.

May 26, 2023 - 25th CHS Annual Golf Classic Tournament

November 24, 2023 - Crofton House School 125 Year Celebration

A night out to celebrate Crofton House School and its community at the Parq Hotel.

Stay Connected:

There are several ways to stay connected with the School and with fellow alumnae. Our alumnae portal, Crofton Connect, is avaiable to all alumnae. Sign up and connect! Crofton House Alumnae also have access to a private LinkedIn Group where events and updates are posted by alumnae and the CHS Alumnae Association. Join the LinkedIn Group

We are working with different reunion groups including reunions that were canceled due to the pandemic. If you are interested in organizing a reunion, please email

Eleanor (Puckering) Matheson ’47

We are sad to inform you of the passing of Eleanor (Puckering) Matheson ’47, on March 7, 2023. Eleanor attended Crofton in the 1940s and she was the head border in her graduating year in 1947. She loved Crofton House so much that she sent her two daughters, Jane (Puckering) Kraemer ’84 and Anne (Puckering) Green ’79, to the school to follow in her footsteps. She had many friends from her Crofton days.

Sign up to access the alumnae directory, networking opportunities, event calendars, jobs, and news about your fellow alumnae.

Alumnae Relations

Mariangela Brutti
Director, Advancement
604 263 3255

Follow us on Facebook.

To view this email online, please click here

If you no longer wish to receive communications from Crofton House, please unsubscribe .