1977 to 1986

31 July 1926 - Opening of Goodlet House

26 April 1977

Presbyterian Ladies College, Pymble is awarded to the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) following in the footsteps of its ‘brother’ school, Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga.

15 April 1981

John Reid Building is opened by the Governor-General the Right Hon. Sir Zelman Cowen. The new building enabled the Primary School to center most of its activities in one place, under the leadership of Miss Rosalie Ramsay who had been its Mistress-in-Charge since 1974.

John Reid building

6 December 1983

Jeanette Buckham Centre for Physical Education is opened by Professor Dame Leonie Kramer, DBE in conjunction with Speech Day. This new facility was so named “in recognition of the Principal’s untiring efforts in the promotion of healthy minds in healthy bodies in PLC”.

Jeanette Buckham Centre for Physical Education
Pymble Ladies College badge

4 August 1977

The College becomes known as Pymble Ladies’ College. A letter is sent to all parents from Mr JB Reid, Chairman of Council, “Following approval received from the Uniting Church to our recommendation, the College, will from 4th August, 1977, be known as Pymble Ladies’ College.”

28 November 1984

First Jacaranda Day service is held 40 years after the jacaranda tree was planted to commemorate a visit from the Duchess of Gloucester. Jacaranda Day was an initiative by Mrs R. Ram, a science teacher at the College to celebrate the existence of beauty in a changing world.

Each year in November the whole school assembles on Gloucester Lawn around the purple blossomed jacaranda tree for a service of thanksgiving. to present gifts and money to various charities.

Jacaranda Service circa 1985