Tudor House School
|Tudor House School|
Latin: Indomino Confido
|Moss Vale, New South Wales
|Type||Independent, Single-sex, Primary, Day & Boarding|
|Established||1897, relocated in 1901|
|Colour(s)||Red, Blue & White
|Slogan||Learning for life|
The school is Australia's only preparatory boarding school, marketing itself as "a school that understands boys and where the joy of boyhood experiences is celebrated".
The campus features tree groves and an orchard, dams and creeks, playing ovals, including 5 cricket ovals, 3 rugby union fields and 2 soccer fields, a 25 metre heated swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, gymnasium, classrooms for Upper School (Years 4-6) and Lower School (K-Year 3), 1 boarding house, a school hospital staffed by a registered nurse, and specialist rooms include an art room, woodwork workshop, computer lab, library, music and drama centre.
- Malcolm Fraser - Former Australian Prime Minister
- Donald Friend - Artist
- James Packer - (Cricket & School Captain) Head of the Packer empire, son of Kerry Packer
- Patrick White - (Dux) Author, Nobel laureate (Literature, 1973)
- Robert Klippel - Sculptor and artist
- Edward Cowan - Cricket captain in 1994, played for New South Wales Blues and now Tasmanian Tigers and Australian Cricket Team.
The current Enrichment Centre was originally the library. It was presented to the school by Henry and Herbert Horden.
The Rifle cup was first presented in 1913 and last presented in 1967.
There is plaque in the Chapel in the memory of Micheal Francis Hore-Lacy (1933 to 1937) wo died on 17 September 1937. He was only 10 years old.
In the chapel the Headmasters seat is in memory of Sir John Medley (Headmaster from 1931–1938). It was presented by his widow and children.
The Tudor House War Memorial Swimming Pool was officially opened by Lieutenant-General Sir John Northcott on 9 December 1961.
The staircase from the Anderson Building to Meyer has a stained glass window. It was presented by the Alexander family in October 1988.
The Lower School was opened on 4 September 2004 by John Marsden.
A 'games' box in Medley House was presented by Charlie MacDonald (boarder 2004-2005).
The choir at Tudor House once carried a lantern as they left the chapel. Now they carry a cross.
Madame Marie France Goodwin taught at Tudor House School from (1994 to 2004)in the old French room, which is located on the path under the gym.
The main library desk was donated in memory of Roma Doreen Dixon.
The first head Choristors of Tudor House was C.J.R. Arnott and J.B.C.Egan in 1954.
The wall going through the garden next to the hall was built to be a memorial wall. but was never finished.
In 2008-09 the Upper School classrooms changed to fully air-conditioned classrooms, with smartboards and new desks, chairs and workrooms. There are currently six classrooms in the Upper School.
In 2010 the boarding house - Medley - began a program of renovation, with open dormitories styled by Richard Allen and developed by the Property Overseer, Mr Peter Burgoyne. The program includes a warm homely feel, with relics from the past adorning the walls. Technology has also been incorporated with softer downlights and an audio system for each dormitory, allowing for audio books, podcasts and radio.
In 2010 a new library was completed. It is situated on the old Meyer House boarding house site. Meyer House was relocated to be sited near the tennis court and now operates as a boarding residence for parents.
The new library includes a new Scholarship Classroom, Staffroom, Lecture theatre with video conferencing, interactive whiteboards, small cinema, a computer lab and glass throughout connecting the learning environment with the Wilderness space.
The playground courtyard of the Infants area was also renovated with a new sandpit, play equipment focusing on concrete pipes, logs and rocks, and a 1953 Vauxhill Ute (donated by Denham Construction).
A new chicken coop was constructed, and the school now enjoys eggs from over 50 free-range hens.
In 2011, a new playspace and front of school was initiated with a focus on accessing the academic precinct. This area restores the old Meyer Oval for open play. A sandstone wall was constructed to distinguish the entry to Tudor House.
Over Christmas 2011/New Year 2012, the old kitchen facilities were totally renovated, providing a boys' cooking classroom alongside the commercial kitchen.
- List of Non-Government schools in New South Wales
- List of boarding schools
- The King's School, Sydney
- Tudor House School Annual Report 2005 (accessed:16-08-2007)
- Australian Boarding Schools' Association: Tudor House (accessed:16-08-2007)
- Tudor House School: Introduction (accessed:26-06-2007)
- Tudor House School: The Campus (accessed:16-08-2007)
- Crikey.com.au: Famous alumni on Latham's hit list (accessed:26-06-2007)