Pymble Ladies College
New South Wales, Australia
About Pymble Ladies College
Located on Sydney’s North Shore, Pymble Ladies’ College is an independent, non-selective school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, with Boarding from Year 7. Approximately 220 teaching staff cater to a student population of over 2200, some of whom are international students.
Established in 1916 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia, the Uniting Church currently administers the college. As a founding member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools (AHIGS), Pymble enrols girls of any religion under the ethos of unity through diversity.
Vicki L Waters
The College consists of five separate schools – Preparatory, Junior, Middle, Upper and Senior, on 20 landscaped hectares. Each school caters to the different stages of learning and has a focus on Personalised Education and the wellbeing of each individual student. Students enjoy a variety of first-class facilities including: state-of-the-art Aquatic and Fitness Centre with a 50m swimming and diving pool, weights area, cardio machines and athlete tracking software; sporting fields; tennis and netball courts; hockey fields; gymnasium; 750-seat performing arts centre; agriculture plot; libraries; and buildings dedicated to specialised subjects such as art, music, languages and the sciences.
Pymble Ladies’ College offers a wide range of subjects in accordance with the NSW Education Standards Authority. Students also have the opportunity to study co-curricular subjects such as robotics, filmmaking, dance and art. Specialised programs, including the Pymble Elite Sportswomen’s Program, Pymble Musicians’ Program and the Sokratis Program for high potential learners, as well as overseas exchanges and tours, ensure students have every chance to follow their passions and excel.
Four indicators inform the teaching and learning culture at the College: Personalised Education; People and Culture; Community; and Sustainability, as outlined in our strategic document Towards 2020 – Striving for the Highest. The five core values of Care, Courage, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility reflect the College’s spirit, heritage and traditions as well as its commitment to providing meaningful, personal learning experiences for every Pymble girl.