1957 to 1966

1960 Entrance to Ingleholme

10 February 1960

A property known as ‘Ingleholme’ in Turramurra was opened as Presbyterian Ladies’ College Preparatory School for Girls with Miss Janet Pettit as the Mistress-in-Charge. There were sixty-nine girls ranging in age from four to nine years.

The year 1960

Official opening of the Roland Love Gates. The ceremony was performed by Mrs Roland Love who was present with her son, Mr Alan Love. The gates were originally part of the Royal Exchange Assurance Building in O’Connell Street Sydney.

1960 Roland Love Gates are officially opened

12 June 1958

Principal Miss Knox is awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to education and for being an outstanding educationalist. The whole school celebrates her award on the Queen’s Birthday holiday.

OBE Letter to Miss Knox 1958
George and Joyce Ferguson with Miss Knox at 5th form dance 1963

The year 1963

Dorothy Knox House opened with 11 classrooms for teaching Biology and Chemistry, including several laboratories. The Council named the building in honour of Miss Knox who was in her 27th year as Principal.

Miss Knox celebrating 30 years of service 1966

The year 1966

50th Anniversary of the College. Miss Dorothy Knox also celebrated her 30 years as Principal at the College. When she commenced there were 339 students. By 1966 there were 1,280.