Spotted on Campus
One of our favourite things is when Catholic Ladies' College Alumnae come back to be involved in CLC Life to help shape the next generation of the CLC Sisterhood.
Alumnae come to visit our current students
CLC alumnae Evangeline Hurrel (CLC, 2021), Lily McCarthy (CLC, 2018) and Olivia Tomada (CLC, 2018) came back to the College to talk with our Year 10 students as part of our VCE Taster Program. These wonderful young women came back to inspire the next generation of CLC students. Their message - pick subjects you enjoy and the success will follow.
A Blast from the Past: Nance and Kathleen Dalton (CLC, 1922)
We had the pleasure of meeting Helen Laing and her husband John, who travelled from Gippsland to visit CLC and bring with them mementos from Helen's Mum Nance and twin sister Kath who attended CLC in the 1920's (graduating in 1922). Helen had taken the time to write about her Mum and Aunt's memories which are below. Thank you Helen and John for taking the time to share these wonderful memories with us.
Catholic Ladies' College Past Students: Nance and Kathleen Dalton
by Helen Laing (nee Scanlon)
Maud and James Dalton were expecting their first child in 1907 and on February 19th, twin girls were safely delivered. The first born was christened Ann Eileen and called Nance and her sister Kathleen Mary, was just Kath.
The family resided in Camberwell and later in St Kilda, where the girls were enrolled at Sacred Heart Primary, West St Kilda.
In 1918, the family moved into a new home in Barkly Street, Elwood. Nance and Kath continued at Sacred Hear P.S. and passed their Merit Certificate. Later they attended CLC and completed their studies in 1922.
Nance (my mother) loved her time at CLC and embraced the travel from Elwood to East Melbourne every day. The trip involved a tram ride to St Kilda station, a 'dog box' train carriage to Flinders Street and then a walk, or cable car, to the top of Collins St to the school, nearby St Patrick's Cathedral.
In 1921, Nance successfully completed the Intermediate Certificate. However, both she and Kath continued at CLC in 1922, to complete subjects in the Stott's Business College Examinations. At the 'Annual Speech and Prize Day' held in the Cathedral Hall, December 16 1922, both Nance and Kath are mentioned in the Booklet, as successfully completing 'Advanced Grade' Bookkeeping.
Nance was also the recipient of the Intermediate A, Class book Prize for Christian Doctrine. the novel "The Princess of Gan-Sar" by Andrew Klarmann, was embossed on the front cover with the College badge and it was presented to her, by The Most Reverent D Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne.
My mother, Nance Scanlan (nee Dalton) and my aunt Kath Allen (nee Dalton) were very proud Catholic Ladies' College students.
I'm delighted to present these mementos of their school days, 100 years ago.
Do you want to get involved at CLC?
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