Ave Community


At Ave Maria College, we pride ourselves on creating a supportive community in which our students truly feel they belong throughout their education at the College, and for many years afterwards as they become a part of our Alumnae community.
Ave Belong, our alumnae platform is our primary avenue for keeping in contact with past students, and providing opportunities for them to re-connect and share their journey with current students. This platform is a way for alumnae to register their interest in sharing their story as well as a platform to network with other Ave graduates. The range of ways that our Alumnae are involved in College life are listed below. 
If you would like to know more or have any suggestions on ways you might like to engage with our current student body, please email us at alumnae@avemaria.vic.edu.au. We would be happy to have a conversation with you to discuss possible options.

Social Media Profile

This helps to share the wonderful stories of the diverse careers and pathways of Ave Students. Profiles will feature on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Latest Alumnae Profile

Ave Belong Magazine

This magazine is our biannual publication on what is happening at the College and what our alumnae are up to outside of the College. Each edition has a theme and we look to profile alumnae working in a broad field or industry.

Latest Ave Belong edition

Guest on our new Voices from Vida Street podcast

This enables more in-depth discussions into pathways and journeys. These stories are inspiring and informative and help our current students to.

Latest Episode

Alumnae Engagement

Panel, Guest Speaker and Mentoring opportunities

Alumnae panels are an opportunity to highlight specific careers and pathways to our students, who are able to engage in live Q&As to hear from a diverse range of Alumnae across varying graduating years and journeys. This usually happens during Careers Week in mid-May but can also occur at other times.

Guest speakers are invited to speak at events such as Mother’s and Father’s Day breakfasts, Awards events, Year Level and Whole School Assemblies, and more. We also love having guest speakers in the classroom, who are able to bring theoretical learning to life by discussing real life applications.

As senior students make decisions about their pathways, we often reach out to alumnae in the selected field and encourage them to have a chat with someone who is currently studying or has recently graduated from a similar course. Hearing about the course and pathway first had is invaluable.

Please be aware that any alumnae who are engaging with our students must have a current Working With Children check (WWC) or a valid exemption. In most instances this only needs to be a ‘volunteer’ WWC which can be obtained online. You can find out more about how to get this by clicking this link: Vic Gov: Working with Children