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Ravenswood School for Girls (1901 - )

From
1901
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Educational institution
Website
http://www.ravenswood.nsw.edu.au/Home/Ravenswood-Home.aspx
Location
Ravenswood School for Girls PO Box 59 Gordon NSW 2072 Australia

Summary

Ravenswood School for Girls was founded by Mabel Maude Fidler in 1901. Classes took place in a schoolroom erected on the block adjacent to her home, 'Ravenswood', in Gordon, Sydney. While it was a non-sectarian private day school for girls, boys were enrolled in 1901 but the older ones departed by July the same year. They continued to be enrolled until 1913 in the Infants area and again during the war years but only in Kindergarten.

Fidler sold the school to the Methodist Church in 1924, by which point it had 180 pupils. The school became a Uniting Church school in 1977.

Ravenswood continues to operate today and has an enrolment of 1 130. It has always remained and grown on the original site at Gordon and is a member of the Alliance of Girls' Schools (Australasia).

Sources used to compile this entry: Archives of Ravenswood School for Girls, 1900s - , http://www.ravenswood.nsw.edu.au/why/history/archives; Ravenswood School for Girls; Binns, Marjorie, Ravenswood: educating girls 1901-2001, Helicon Press, Wahronnga, N.S.W, 2001; Ravenswood School for Girls, 'Our Heritage', 2008, http://www.ravenswood.nsw.edu.au/Our-Heritage/Ravenswood-Our-Heritage.aspx.

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