Pymble students in Australian Girls Choir

Music News

Congratulations to Secondary School students Eleanor Armati, Alicia Chang, Katherine Dekker, Samantha Macourt and Bronte Williams who are travelling as members of the Australian Girls Choir on a tour of Europe in September and October. Travelling over 21 days the girls will visit Rome, Marostica, Somerset, Assisi and then Hong Kong. They will play at international music festivals as well have a Papal Audience performance for Pope Benedict XVI. How wonderful to have five Pymble girls representing our country on such a prestigious tour.


New Head of Preparatory School Announced

General News


It is a great pleasure to announce that Mrs Karen Ahearn has been appointed to the position of Head of Preparatory School at Pymble commencing from Term 1 2013.

Mrs Ahearn is an extremely experienced educational leader who is highly regarded by colleagues, parents and students in the educational community. Mrs Ahearn has contributed significantly to the education profession and is passionate about the education of girls and numeracy. She has presented at international and national education conferences and has been the guest lecturer at Macquarie University’s Institute of Early Childhood and the Primary Teacher Education Program.

We welcome Mrs Ahearn as Head of the Preparatory School to the Pymble community.


Poetic win for Pymble

Academic News, General News


Pymble Ladies’ College Year 6 student Kate Soonius was named national Runner Up in the Upper Primary Division of the 2012 Dorothy Mackellar Poetry Awards. Kate received her award from The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield, at a special Junior School Assembly at the College on 7 September.

Mr Fletcher also presented awards to three other Pymble students who were recognised for their efforts in the competition: Year 4 student Mia Cameron received a Highly Commended Certificate, and Year 6 student Eliza Moore and Year 3 student Alison Cook received Commended Certificates.


Kids Teaching Kids at Pymble

General News


On Monday the 2012 Kids Teaching Kids Week was officially launched at Pymble Ladies’ College, with special guests the Hon Tony Burke MP, Member for Watson and Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities, Brooke Hanson, Kids Teaching Kids patron and Olympic gold medallist, Mr Paul Fletcher MP, Member for Bradfield and Arron Wood, Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year, participating in the event.

Kids Teaching Kids, a program developed for the Federal Government 13 years ago, encourages student activism to find solutions to critical global environmental issues and has inspired students across Australia to develop advocacy and collaboration skills in their search for answers to local and global issues. Kids Teaching Kids has optimised these outcomes and provided a platform for school students to be informed, involved and active in their quest to create a more sustainable environment for future generations to enjoy.

Following the official launch, Pymble’s Year 8 students along with students from Gapuwiyak in Arnhem Land presented a number of workshops as part of the day’s activities, providing interactive ‘lessons’ on a variety of local environmental issues. The day was an outstanding success, with Pymble’s students inspiring their audiences to think about their role in preserving our environment.


Tournament of the Minds Success

Academic News, General News


On Sunday 26 August, Pymble hosted the regional final of the Tournament of the Minds competition, which involved 91 teams from Sydney North. Tournament of the Minds is a problem-solving competition where students work in teams of seven from a mix of Years 7, 8 and 9, in a discipline chosen from Mathematics Engineering, Language Literature, Social Sciences and Applied Technology.

Pymble entered three teams in the Secondary competition and was thrilled that Pymble’s teams for Language Literature and Social Science won their divisions and the Mathematics Engineering team placed third.  This is a fabulous result for Pymble in what was a very tough competition. The two winning teams will now compete at the NSW finals on Sunday 9 September at the University of NSW.