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


It has been a busy time at Crofton House School which is abuzz with the return of students for the 2022-2023 school year. It has been a pleasure to welcome alumnae, students and parents back onto campus this fall. We hope to see you at one of the many events we have planned for this school year. Of note, the school will enter it’s 125th year in 2023 and we are in the planning stages for the celebration.

Welcome to our newest alumnae, the Graduating Class of 2022! You are one of the most diverse graduating classes on record, spanning the globe as you embark on the next stage of your journey. To all of you, we wish you a wonderful year ahead and hope that you will stay in touch.

A special hello to all the alumnae who are returning to Crofton House School wearing a new parent hat! Crofton House School has over 60 alumnae moms in the school community and has one of the largest legacy family communities in the Lower Mainland. We hope that your daughter’s year is off to a wonderful start and that you were able to connect with fellow alumnae parents at the Welcome Back BBQ or the New Parents’ Dinner.

We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Ena Harrop, Head of Crofton House School welcomed the CHS Community

Head of School, Ena Harrop, welcomed the CHS Community back during the Whole School Opening Assembly with a message of gratitude and hope. Ena spoke of her gratitude for this assembly being the first school assembly that the entire community could attend together, and also for the progress that has been made and continues to be made in terms of equality of opportunities for women. Ena spoke of her gratitude to Jessie Gordon for being such a visionary and to the CHS Community for its support of the Afghan students.

Ena spoke about the impact of the pandemic and offered a moment to pause and reflect on all that we experienced and all that we were able to achieve. Proving that when we work together we can make the seemingly impossible possible. View a recording of Ena’s address.

Message from Kelly (McCarthy) Eng ’90, CHS Alumnae Association President

Fall days are here and classes are starting to settle down after all the back-to-school introductions and activities. September welcomed our Alum Mums for a breakfast meet-and-greet at the Heritage Dining Room of the Old Residence, as well as a joint effort with the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary hosting Alka Joshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist, at our inaugural CHS book club event. We started October with a small (but mighty!) team for Run for the Cure and we are looking forward to resuming our alum walks in Pacific Spirit Park.

The Alumnae Association met in September to plan for the school year and look forward to the 125th anniversary of Crofton House School. This is an important milestone and there is so much to celebrate. We will be exploring other opportunities for alumnae to connect at home and abroad, through social and philanthropic activities, as well as taking the opportunity this year to review initiatives such as the Alumnae Achievement Awards.

Servabo Fidem
Kelly (McCarthy) Eng ‘90
President, Alumnae Association

Alumnae Knitting Club

Calling all alumnae who love to knit or would like to explore the world of yards, irons and crochets. The Alumnae Association and the Advancement Department are launching a new joint initiative that will run through the 2022-2023 school year.

We are looking for handmade beanies, scarves, socks, gloves, and anything you would like to create. All items will be donated to different charitable organizations. If you live in Vancouver and would like to donate some of your handmade creations feel free to drop them off at the Old Residence Building and include your name.

If you live outside the Lower Mainland please mail your items to Crofton House School with attention to the Advancement Department. Any questions please email

Alumnae Book Club

Have a favourite book that you want to share? Looking for ways to get together post pandemic? Please join us at CHS where alumna, Trish Dundas '83, will host the inaugural session of the Alumnae Book Club in Nocente Fireside Lounge on November 1. Crofton House will provide appetizers and refreshments. As this is the first meeting, it will be a meet and greet for alumnae to connect with one another, and decide on the first book. To rsvp, please reach out at

Crofton House Winter Bazaar - November 19

We look forward to welcoming alumnae to campus for the first in-person Winter Bazaar in three years on Saturday, November 19. We are delighted to re-imagine the Winter Bazaar as we return to an in-person, on campus event that will continue the spirit of celebrating our community in a smaller and slightly different format from past years. We will enjoy old favourites along with new, fun and creative ideas–from games and shopping to food and entertainment. Save the date for this event and watch out for more details to be shared soon.

New York Chapter Alumnae Brunch - November 20

The New York City Chapter is thrilled to bring back the Crofton House School alumnae meet-up in NYC! If you live in the area and have not received an email, please reach out to us at and we will get you connected.

If you have an upcoming milestone reunion we would welcome the opportunity to celebrate it with you. Please reach out to us to discuss it further.

Many of you may have received a copy of The Ivy magazine this September. For those who didn’t receive it, the publication can be viewed online. If you have a Canadian address and would like to receive a copy of the magazine in Fall 2023, please reach out to us at

Crofton House Celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2023

We are excited to be starting to plan for this amazing milestone - 125 years of Crofton House School history! The anniversary year will be celebrated from January to December 2023 with a variety of events and activities, including a special school birthday. In this important year, we are also taking the opportunity to pause and review the Alumnae Achievement Awards to ensure they best reflect our amazing alumnae community. We look forward to sharing further updates with you as the year continues.

As we plan the anniversary year, we want to hear from you! Do you have a favourite teacher who you would like to see or an event idea? Please let us know on this online form.

November 1 - Alumnae Book Club
November 2 - Virtual Career Conference
November 16 - Jam packaging event
November 19 - Crofton House Winter Bazaar
November 20 - New York Chapter CHS Alumnae Brunch
December 16 - Seasonal Social - Cecil Green Park House
December 16 - Carol Service - Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
December 21 - Young Alumnae Event - Point Grey Golf Club


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Lesley Campbell
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