Our History, 1967 to 1976


Miss Knox retires and Miss Jeanette Buckham, AM, BA, Dip.Ed, FACE is appointed Principal after her position as Principal of PLC Goulburn.


30 July

The dedication of the Rose Window in the Chapel, designed and executed by David Saunders and donated by the Ex-Students …



The dedication of the Lewis Pipe organ in the Chapel. The organ was purchased by the College from a deconsecrated church, modified and installed in the Chapel.


Miss Janet Pettit retires after 38 years of service, 13 of them at Ingleholme, the College’s Preparatory School in Turramurra


20 April

The opening of the Isabel McKinney Harrison Library. Isabel was a distinguished hockey player, Dux of the School, Head Prefect and winner of the Marden Prize. The library was funded by a Commonwealth grant.


Mr George Ferguson announces his retirement from the College Council, which he joined in 1957. He had the unique distinction of being the father of a student at Pymble for 31 years.


Much loved staff member Miss Drummond retires after 30 years of service.



Mr John Reid becomes Chairman of Council following the retirement of Mr George Ferguson in 1974.


The first parents group is formed and becomes known as The Family Group. They organise the first function for parents, ‘The Icebreaker’, on 27 February 1976. This is now an annual event for parents on Gloucester Lawn.


The College celebrates its 60th anniversary. Miss Buckham gives a huge birthday party lunch which is described as “the event of the year”. To commemorate the day, six redwood trees are planted in honour of the six principals.