Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School

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Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School
Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School crest. Source: www.strathcona.vic.edu.au (Strathcona website)
Location
Canterbury, Victoria
Australia Australia
Coordinates 37°49′47″S 145°4′48″E / 37.82972°S 145.08000°E / -37.82972; 145.08000Coordinates: 37°49′47″S 145°4′48″E / 37.82972°S 145.08000°E / -37.82972; 145.08000
Information
Type Independent, Single-sex, Day school
Motto Latin: Fortiter Fideliter Feliciter
("Bravely, Faithfully, Happily")
Denomination Baptist Union
Established 1924[1]
Founder Mrs. Florence Livingstone & Miss. Henrietta Hughes
Chairperson Mrs. Jocelyn Furlan
Principal Mrs. Marise McConaghy
Enrolment ~800 (P–12)[2]
Colour(s) Navy Blue and Yellow
Slogan "Bring out her best"
Website

Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School is an independent, Baptist, day school for girls, located in Canterbury, an inner-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Established in 1924 by Florence Livingstone and Henrietta Hughes, the school currently caters for approximately 800 students from Preparatory to Year 12, over three campuses. Year nine girls attend 'Tay Creggan', a historic building on the Yarra River in Hawthorn. Years 7 to 12 are located in Canterbury, and the primary school is located on a new purpose built premises in close proximity to the Main Campus in Canterbury.[3]

The school is affiliated with the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[4] the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),[5] the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (AISV),[1] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),[6] and is a founding member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV).[7]

History[edit]

Strathcona was established in 1924 by its founding principals, Mrs Florence Livingstone and Henrietta Hughes, with a small number of pupils, both boys and girls.[8]

In 1942, the school was purchased by the Baptist Union for the purpose of establishing a Baptist school for girls, and thus the school was renamed Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School.[8]

Ms Featherstone commenced as headmistress in 1943, serving the school for 10 years. Enrolments increased rapidly and despite strict building restrictions after the Second World War, facilities were expanded providing for up to 200 girls.[8]

In November 1969, Strathcona purchased 'Tay Creggan', the Year 9 campus located in Hawthorn on the banks of the Yarra River.[8]

Notable alumnae[edit]

Alumnae of Strathcona are known as Old Strathconians and are part of the school's alumni association, the Old Strathconians' Association (OSA).[9] Some notable Old Strathconians include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School". Find a School. Association of Independent Schools of Victoria. 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  2. ^ Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School- International (accessed:12-06-2007)
  3. ^ National Education Directory Australia- Strathcona (accessed:12-06-2007)
  4. ^ "JSHAA Victoria Directory of Members". Victorian Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  5. ^ "AHISA Schools". Victoria. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. January 2008. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  6. ^ Butler, Jan (2006). "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  7. ^ "Member Schools". Profile. Girls Sport Victoria. 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  8. ^ a b c d "History of Strathcona". About. Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  9. ^ "The Old Strathconians' Association". OSA. Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  10. ^ Green, Jonathan (2005-03-30). "Famous alumni on Latham's hit list". Politics. Crikey. Retrieved 2007-08-06. 
  11. ^ "The Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism - 2007 Walkley Finalists Announced". www.walkleys.com. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  12. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "GUTMAN Pamela Christine". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  13. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "JACKSON Margaret Anne". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  14. ^ "London 2012 - Regan Lamble Athlete Profile". Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "REDPATH Norma". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  16. ^ Australian Woman Biographical Entry- Sibree, Prudence Anne (1946 -) (accessed:12-06-2007)

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