The Alice Greene Society, an initiative of the MBC Foundation Committee, has been established to provide a platform for the engagement of the College community, raising awareness and interest in what is happening at the College.
The goals of the Alice Greene Society are:
- to achieve a true sense of community amongst the past, present and future students and their families and the past and present staff of the College
- to increase long term commitment to the College through greater participation in the P&F and the OGA
- to increase the number of girls who join the OGA on completing year 12, and maintain a relationship with the college on graduation.
It is the aim of the Alice Greene Society to host events targeted at the broader community that bring the whole College community together. This will provide an inclusive portal or interface that encompasses all the Moreton Bay College community. It is anticipated that this engagement will build community spirit, awareness, and commitment to the work and long term goals of the College.
Why Alice Greene Society?
Alice J. Alison Greene, along with her sisters Anne, Helah, Elsie and Hilda established Moreton Bay College in 1901 in a building designed and built by their father, John Greene. Alice, as the founding Principal, working along with her sisters, established a school providing a first class education for girls and set the direction for the school over the next 40 years. As both a founder and teacher, Alice’s contribution sets a great example for what might be achieved by others.
Since then one family has sustained and grown Moreton Bay College. That family is made up of the past and present students, parents and staff of MBC. The Alice Greene Society is a celebration of this family who together made MBC what it is.
The Society is not a separate organisation from MBC but rather is an emanation of it. Membership to the Alice Greene Society is free and is open automatically to past and present parents of girls who attend MBC, parents of girls with confirmed enrolments to attend at MBC in the future, past and present staff and past and present students whether members of the Old Girls’ Association or not.
Involvement in the Society provides networking for its members; access to a series of highly attractive events or activities as well as encouraging the feeling of a community/social connectedness.
The Alice Greene Society provides an opportunity to tap the camaraderie of staff and provide the appropriate vehicle for the P&F and the OGA to increase their profile and status within the College community.