Pymble Ladies' College
|Pymble Ladies' College|
Pymble, New South Wales|
|Type||Independent, Day and Boarding|
("Strive for the highest"
|Chaplain||Reverend Lorenzo Rodriguez Torres, Reverend Punam Bent|
Scarlet, Navy Blue and White|
Twenty hectares in size, the grounds of the College feature a 25m swimming pool, gymnasium, several fields, tennis courts, an agriculture plot, library, buildings dedicated to specific subjects: an art building, a technology and applied studies building, a languages building, and a science block. There is also a music building, a chapel, healthcare centre, three boarding houses (Lang, Goodlet and Marden) and the most recent additions - the Gillian Moore Centre for Performing Arts in 2005, the Senior School Centre - Kate Mason Building in 2011, and the Centenary Sports Precinct in 2016.
The college, formerly a school of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, is now administered by the Uniting Church in Australia, and is a founding member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS). Girls of any faith may attend the school, although they are expected to also attend a fortnightly chapel service. The school caters for all classes from Kindergarten to Year 12.
There are eight houses in the secondary school, including the original three, Lang, Goodlet and Marden, and five more added in 2009, Wylie, Bennett, Ingleholme, Hammond and Thomas. There are three houses in the Preparatory and Junior Schools named after famous Australian authors, Gibbs (after May Gibbs), Mackellar (after Dorothea Mackellar) and Turner (after Ethel Turner).
Pymble Ladies' College was founded in 1916 by Dr John Marden.
|1916–1920||John Marden, Principal of Croydon 1887 – 1920, Principal of both Colleges from 1916|
|1920–1921||G. Gordon Everett|
- Angela Cummine – Rhodes Scholar (2007)
- Patricia Dyson – educator; former Principal of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney (1978–1985)
- Entertainment, media and the arts
- Jenny Coupland – Miss Australia 1982
- Jacqueline McKenzie – actress, singer, artist
- Melissa Doyle – co-host of the Seven Network breakfast television programme Sunrise
- Dame Joan Hammond – soprano, singing coach and golfer
- Amber Higlett – finance presenter/reporter and newsreader, National Nine News
- Kerrie Lester – artist
- Caroline Pemberton – Miss Australia 2007
- Sarah Song – winner of Miss Sydney Chinese 2006 and Miss Chinese International 2007. She is currently working as an actress in TVB in Hong Kong.
- Sophie Wilcox – anchor for Channel WT5-Idaho's "Shopping with Sophie" segment
- Polly Porter – winner of The Block 2011 and television presenter and weather girl on Channel 9
- Paula Joye – editor, Madison Magazine; Guest Judge, Project Runway Australia
- Shannelle Tedja – 2014 My Kitchen Rules finalist
- Anita Jacoby – TV and film producer (expelled)
- Politics, public service and the law
- Marie Byles – female solicitor in New South Wales, mountaineer, explorer, author and feminist (also attended the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney)
- Elizabeth Evatt – judge of an Australian federal court
- Sophie Ferguson – Professional Tennis Player
- Ellyse Perry – member of Australian women's national football team and cricket team
- Edwina Tops-Alexander – equestrian athlete representative to 2012 London Olympics
- Kathleen Chua – Australian Floorball Team for 2015 World Floorball Championships
- Brittany O'Brien – Australian Olympic Diving Team 2016
- Chloe Dalton OAM – Australian Women's Rugby Sevens Team (2014–present), Olympic gold medalists
- ^ P.L.C council had acquired further land between 1916 and 1924. The reason for the sale is unknown.
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- "Community Development and Leadership Summit". Pymble Ladies' College. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- "Heads of New South Wales Independent Girls' Schools". Retrieved 23 July 2007.
- "NSW Rhodes Scholars" Archived 24 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine. — University of Sydney list, (retrieved 27 June 2007)
- "Principals of P.L.C Sydney". History. Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
- Papers of Dame Joan Hammond (1912- ). National Library of Australia
- "Anita Jacoby: Why my success would surprise my former teachers". Women's Agenda. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- "Marie Byles: A Spirited Life" (PDF). National Trust Online Exhibition. The National Trust of Australia (NSW). 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2007.
- "London 2012 - Edwina Tops-Alexander Athlete Profile". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- "International Floorball Federation - Kathleen Chua Player Card". Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Sydney Schoolgirl Brittany O'Brien dives into first Olympics after late call". The Daily Telegraph. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
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