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


Dear Alumnae, 

It has been a busy beginning to the year at Crofton House School - students are back on campus, events for alumnae are being prepared and things are more lively than ever.

These next few months will mark the end of the school’s 125th Birthday festivities, which will culminate in the 125th Celebration Event at Parq Vancouver on November 24.

Whole Girl, Whole World with Monique Gray Smith

This week saw the first Whole Girl, Whole World speaker of the school year. This series is an opportunity for the whole school community to engage with thought-provoking topics and discuss the ways we can all support students to thrive and positively influence the world around them.

This well-attended evening was the first time Whole Girl, Whole World has been held during Truth and Reconciliation Week and Crofton House and the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary were especially grateful to host presenter Monique Gray Smith, author, educator and public speaker.

Monique is an award-winning Cree, Lakota and Scottish author, whose speaking engagements revolve around hope, resilience, education, wellness and the important teaching that love is medicine.

Crofton House School 125th Celebration Event

This November join us to celebrate 125 Years of Girl-Centred Education. Our hope for this event is to see as many alumnae and members of the Crofton House community attend as possible. This is the perfect opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the history and traditions of Crofton House School.

Friday, November 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Grand Ballroom, Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Register here.

Alumnae Open House at CHS

We are incredibly excited to welcome you back to Crofton House School and introduce you to the opportunities that await the next generation. As time-honoured Crofton House School community members, we would like to invite you to a special CHS alumnae Open House.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage Dining Room (HDR) - Old Residence - at Crofton House School  

What's in Store? 

Exclusive Alumnae Tour: CHS Student Ambassador-led grade-specific campus tours
Meet and Greet: Engage with our senior leadership team and educators.
Grade-Specific Insights: Discover the possibilities for your child in Junior Kindergarten (birth year 2020), Senior Kindergarten (birth year 2019), Grade 6 (birth year 2013), and Grade 8 (birth year 2011). 

The afternoon will wrap up back in the Heritage Dining Room, where coffee, tea, water, and pastries will be served, giving you further opportunities to meet our leadership team. Registration information to come.

Key Dates - Crofton House School:

We would like to remind you of the following events:

October 4, 2023 - Alumnae Career Exchange

The CHS Alumnae Association is excited to host its second ACE networking event – a multi-industry mix and mingle. The event will be hosted at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club. Register here. 

If you have questions about this event please contact

October 19, 2023 - Alumnae Jamming

Join your fellow alumnae at Crofton House on October 19 (6:00 pm) to make jam to raise funds for the CHS Winter Bazaar in support of KidSafe Project. Please RSVP online

November 1, 2023 - Crofton House School Career Conference

This virtual event invites alumnae to share their career paths with Senior School students. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to speak for this event! We are now fully subscribed.

November 1, 2023 - CHS Community Morning Book Club

The next Morning Book Club will be taking place in the Nocente Lounge from 9:30 - 10:30 am to discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais. Alumnae are welcome. Email to RSVP.

November 21, 2023 - Alumnae Association Evening Four Seasons Book Club

The next Four Seasons Book Club will be taking place in the Nocente Lounge from 6:30 - 9:00 pm to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. Email to RSVP.

November 24, 2023 - Crofton House School 125th Celebration Event

Crofton House School would like to invite you to a night to celebrate 125 years of girl-centred education. The event will be held at the Parq Hotel in Vancouver. Register now

Crofton House continues to host a number of reunions for different graduating classes. Alumnae have gathered at the school to connect with friends, reunite with old classmates and reminisce about their time at CHS.

Most recently Crofton House hosted the class of 2003 for a lovely reunion which saw both alumnae and former teachers join the festivities!

The next booked reunion is for the Class of 1992! If you are a member of this class join us on November 18 at Crofton House School in the Heritage Dining Room from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Fergie the Falcon

Fergie the Falcon has been busy travelling the mid-Atlantic USA and caught up with Olivia Cook '21 (left) who is commencing her Sophomore year at UPenn and Amy Tang '23 (right) who is starting her Freshman year at Johns Hopkins University. Congratulations Amy and Olivia - wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

Fergie may be visiting a university near you!

Alumnae Spirit at Crofton House

Each June, two students in the Senior School are celebrated through Alumnae Association awards that recognize courage and fairness.

The Rosemary Barratt McTavish Scholarship was established by the Alumnae Association in 1989 in memory of Rosemary who graduated in 1965 and was a very active member of the Alumnae Association and long-time supporter of the school. Rosemary was well known for her strength of will, and it wasn’t her words but her actions that spoke of her incredible courage and fierce determination to try to overcome her illness. 

This scholarship recognizes a student in Grade 8 who is a daughter, granddaughter, or great-granddaughter of a Crofton House School alumna and/or old girl whose courage, generosity of spirit and tenacity have selflessly put the needs of others first and has inspired others with her example. 

The Crofton House School Alumnae Association Prize for Fair Play was first presented in 1940 as the Crofton House Alumnae Sportsmanship Prize, and this book prize is awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student who has displayed the qualities of fair play in all facets of her life - not only in sports but in everyday situations.

Congratulations to both students who received these awards this year.

Alumnae Opportunities

IISPSC - Join us as a volunteer judge to welcome 150 of some of the best English-speaking public speakers from around the world into the CHS halls and provide our students with the opportunity to compete and represent their country during the International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC).

Find out more about the competition or sign up to judge.

Career Posting - An Alumna has posted an opening in the organization that she works with. The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for a Coordinator for Western Canada Events. To view the complete posting please log in to to learn more.

In Memoriam

Crofton House is sad to announce the passing of alumna, and CHS book club member, Jillion Ann Ferber ‘57. All will miss Jillion's warmth, kindness and humility. You can read Jillion’s full obituary here.

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Alumnae Relations

Lesley Campbell
Assistant Director, Alumnae Relations
604 263 3255 ext. 4203

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