1927 to 1936

Presbyterian Ladies College, Pymble in the 1920's

May 1926

The Presbyterian Ladies' College of Croydon and Pymble separates and becomes governed by its own Council. At this time, PLC Pymble had 415 pupils including 161 boarders. The Ex-Students Union for the College was also formed with the first President (known then as convenor) Mollie Vicars.

2 August 1927

Official opening of the John Marden Memorial Gates. It was built as a fitting tribute to the founding Principal Dr John Marden who passed away on 29 October 1924. Mr J. H Beatson member of the College Council, cut the cords of red and white.

1927 Opening of the John Marden Memorial Gates

The year 1931

Lang House closes to boarders as numbers fall to 148 day girls and 69 boarders, owing to the Depression. Boarders were accommodated in Marden and Goodlet Houses with 10 boarders at the Principal’s residence, Grey House. Lang House reopened for Boarding in 1935.

Boarders in front of Lang House
Pymble Ex-Students Magazine

April 1931

The first issue of the Pymble Ex-Students magazine is published. The magazine was published annually until November 1989 when it was considered by the committee that the members would be better informed by a smaller broadsheet, published quarterly.

Miss Dorothy I. Knox, AM, OBE, MA, FACE, Principal 1936 to 1967

Principal 1936-1967

Miss Dorothy I. Knox, AM, OBE, MA, FACE

Number of Students reaches 415, of whom 161 are boarders