About AHIGS

The Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools

Origin

At the Women's Club on 8th November, 1916 a group of eight headmistresses formed The Association of Head Mistresses of New South Wales. Elected as Foundation President was Miss Edith Badham (SCEGGS Darlinghurst). Other members included: (St. Catherines), Miss Margaret Murray (Abbotsleigh), (Frensham), (PLC Pymble), Miss Minnie and Miss Clara Roseby (Kambala).Eligibility for membership was offered to twenty-three schools.A national association was formed in 1945. AHIGS New South Wales Heads served as Presidents of that body as follows:1950-1952 Miss D Knox (PLC Pymble)

1959-1962 Miss P Bryant (Frensham)

1975-1978 Miss B Chisholm (SCEGGS)

1985 Miss K McCredie (Abbotsleigh).Its final committee before being wound up on 26.8.85 when AHISA was founded was:Miss K McCredie (Abbotsleigh) President

Miss B Jackson (Wenona) Vice President

Miss J Buckham (PLC Pymble)

Miss P Dyson (PLC Sydney) Secretary

Rev K Cornwell (MLC) Treasurer.In New South Wales the Association admitted male heads of girls' schools to membership from 1973.

Presidents of AHIGS NSW

1950 Miss B L Rennie (Queenwood)
1951
1952 Miss B Chisholm (SCEGGS)
1953
1954
1955 Miss D Whitehead (Ascham)
1956 Miss F Hawthorne (Kambala)
1957 Miss Cargo (Ravenswood)
1958 Miss Croker (Brighton College)
1959 Miss Croker (Brighton College)
1960 Miss F Patterson (St.Catherine's)
1961 Miss E Ralston (Wenona)
1962 Miss P Bryant (Frensham)
1963 Miss P Bryant (Frensham)
1964 Mrs I Humphrey (SCEGGS Redlands)
1965 Miss B Chisholm (SCEGGS Darlinghurst
1966 Miss F Whitlam (PLC Croydon)
1967 Miss D Knox (PLC Pymble)
1968 Miss M Roberts (Ascham)
1969 Miss P Evans (Ravenswood)
31 Members
1970 Miss S Morton (Meriden)
1971 Miss F Patterson (St. Catherine's)
1972 Miss J Gibbons (Kambala)
1973 Miss V Medway (Queenwood)
1974 Miss B Jackson (Wenona)
1975 Miss K McCredie (Abbotsleigh)
1976 Miss C Parker (Frensham)
1977 Miss B Chisholm (SCEGGS Darlinghurst)
1978 Miss J Buckham (PLC Pymble)
1979 Mrs J Parker (Tara)
1980 Miss P Evans (Ravenswood)
1981 Miss F Patterson (St.Catherines)
1982 Miss S Morton (Meriden)
1983 Mrs M Richardson (Roseville College)
1984 Mrs R Danziger (Ascham)
1985 Miss K McCredie (Abbotsleigh)
1986 Miss C Parker (Frensham)
1987 Miss D Bowman (SCEGGS)
1988-1989 Dr J Milburn (NEGS)
1989-1991 Mrs D Thomas (Meriden)
1991-1993 Miss D Bowman (SCEGGS)
24 Members
1993-1995 Mrs J Yeo (Roseville College)
1995-1997 Mrs J Wheeldon (Abbotsleigh)
1997-1999 Mrs G Moore (Pymble Ladies College)
29 Members
1999-2001 Miss R Bird (Danebank)
2001-2003 Mrs M Hadley (Wenona)
2003- 2005 Mrs K Bray (Queenwood)
2006-2008 Mrs M White (Kambala)
2008 - 2009 Mrs C Bowern (Tara)
2009 - 2011 Ms Vicki Steer (Ravenswood)
2011 - 2013 Dr Briony Scott (Roseville/Wenona)
2013 - Mrs Vicki Waters (Pymble Ladies College)
30 Members

Life Members

Miss Rosalyn Bird Danebank 2010
Mrs Carol Bowern Tara 2009
Mrs Kem Bray Queenwood 2008
Mr John Bowie Brigidine 2006
Miss Diana Bowman SCEGGS Darlinghurst September 1995 (deceased 2000)
Miss Phyllis Bryant Frensham (deceased 2000)
Miss Jeanette Buckham Pymble Ladies College (deceased 2000)
Miss Barbara Chisholm SCEGGS Darlinghurst
Rev Ken Cornwell MLC (deceased Feb 2009)
Miss Phyllis Evans Ravenswood
Mr Chris Faisandier Kincoppal-Rose Bay 2006
Miss Joyce Gibbons Kambala (deceased 2002)
Mrs Margaret Hadley Wenona 2007
Miss Fifi Hawthorne Kambala (deceased 1986)
Miss Barbara Jackson Wenona (deceased 2008)
Miss Dorothy Knox PLC Pymble (deceased 1983)
Sr Maureen McGuirk Monte Sant' Angelo September 1994
Dr William McKeith PLC Sydney and Armidale 2011
Miss Violet Medway (deceased 1996)
Dr Janis Milburn NEGS Armidale
Miss Ina Miller PLC Orange
Mrs Gillian Moore Pymble Ladies' College 2007
Miss Sheila Morton Meriden (deceased 2012)
Miss Faye Morris-Yates PLC Armidale
Mr Peter Moxham Kambala October 1999
Miss Cynthia Parker Frensham September 1994
Miss Faith Patterson St. Catherine's
Miss Mavis Prater Canberra Church of England Girls School
Miss Edith Ralston Wenona (deceased 1967)
Miss Merrilee Roberts Ascham
Mrs Lorraine Smith Ravenswood 2004
Dr Ruth Shatford Tara October 1999
Mrs Denise Thomas Meriden 2002
Mrs Judith Wheeldon Abbotsleigh 2004
Mrs Joy Yeo Roseville College November 2000

Brief Biographies

DIANA BOWMAN, AM BA DipEd FACE
Head, SCEGGS Darlinghurst 1978-1995
Educated at SCEGGS Darlinghurst 1949-1954. B.A. Sydney University and Dip. Ed.UNE. Taught classics at SCEGGS Wollongong 1958-1961 and Hornsby Girls' High 1962-64.
Headmistress Girton Girls' School Adelaide 1964-1967. After teaching in Sydney, appointed Second Assistant at Ravenswood.
Head of SCEGGS Darlnghurst 1978.
President AHIGS 1987, 1992-1993
Awarded AM 1998 for contribution to education of young women, to the professional development of her peers and to educational management.
Died 2000

 PHYLLIS BRYANT DipPE
Headmistress, Frensham July 1938-September 1965.
Graduated from Bedford Physical Training College. 1927 manager of English women's hockey team. Invited to teach at Frensham 1931. Returned to England 1932. Returned to work with Miss West during 1937 prior to assuming headship. Strong interests in games, art, music and international co-operation.
President AHIGS 1962-1964. President AHIGSA 1959-1962
Died 2000

JEANETTE BUCKHAM, AM BA DipEd FACE
Headmistress Presbyterian Ladies College, Pymble and Pymble Ladies College 1967-1989 (April)
Educated PLC Melbourne. B.A.(Hons) majoring in Geography, University of Melbourne. Taught PLC Melbourne from 1948. Principal PLC Goulburn 1956-1966.
Interests swimming, music, gardening.
Died 2000

BARBARA CHISHOLM, BA, MBE.
Head of SCEGGS Darlinghurst, May 1947-1977.
Born New Zealand, educated Nga Twa Church of England School, Mardon, N.Z. B.A., majoring in History and Economics, Canterbury University College 1939. Taught at Solway College 1940-1942. Senior Mistress Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, Hamilton NZ until 1947. Head of SCEGGS May 1947. Retired to N.Z.
1970-1976 member of Council of Macquarie University. MBE awarded 1977 for services to education.
President AHIGS 1952, 1965, 1977. President AHIGSA 1975-1977.

REV. KEN CORNWELL, MA, BD, Dip.RE.
Principal MLC 1970-1989
Graduate Leigh Theological College, BA and MA Sydney University, BD London University, Dip.RE, Melbourne College of Divinity.
Chaplain Preston Technical School 1960-1961.
Chaplain Newington College 1962-1969.
Accomplished violinist, strong commitment to the arts.
Superintendent for 3 years of Far West Mission.
Died 26 February, 2009.

PHYLLIS EVANS MBE BA MEd FACE
Headmistress, Ravenswood 1967-1986
Born in Victoria. Educated Fort Street Girls' High School and Sydney University.
Taught in NSW Department of Education, The United Kingdom.
Became Second Assistant of PLC Pymble. Appointed as Principal of Ravenswood 1962.
Awarded MBE in 1983 for services to education
Involvement in Teachers' Guild from 1949, Foundation Chairman of Guild College Council. Executive member of AHIGS for 20 years.
President AHIGS 1968 and 1980.

JOYCE GIBBONS DipSocStud MACE.
Headmistress, Kambala 1966-1984
Educated at Hornsby Girls' High School and Sydney University where she studied Social Work. Taught Geography Economics and Divinity at Meriden. Appointed Headmistress at Claremont College, Randwick. Travelled overseas prior to appointment as Headmistress of Kambala in 1966. Became first woman Lay Canon at St, Andrew's Cathedral and first woman member of St. Andrew's Cathedral School Council.
Died 2002

FIFI HAWTHORNE MBE BA MACE
Headmistress, Kambala, 1933-1966 B.A. M.B.E. M.A.C.E.
Educated at St. Gabriel's . Graduated in Arts from Sydney University (Latin, French, English, Philosophy, History. Taught at St. Garbiel's and MLC. Appointed Headmistress at 33 and strengthened academic curriculum.
Died 1986

DOROTHY KNOX AM OBE MA FACE
Headmistress Presbyterian Ladies College, Pymble. July 1936-1966
Born in Victoria. Educated Warragul Agricultural High School.
Following the Leaving Certificate, attended Melbourne High School for a year for Honours examination. Won scholarship to Trinity College, University of Melbourne. graduating in Arts. Taught History and French PLC Goulburn 1923. Travelled abroad. Returned to PLC Goulburn. Principal PLC Orange 1932-June 1936.
Died 1983

Sr ANNE McGRATH BA DipEd.
Principal, Kincoppal-Rose Bay,m 1970-1990
Educated at Kincoppal-Rose Bay and Australian National University, majoring in French and History, Dip.Ed. at Monash University. Prior to appointment as Mistress General (1966-1969) she had been Mistress of Discipline, - Rose Bay. Following university study she returned to lead the amalgamated Kincoppal-Rose Bay School. She had a 36 year association with the school at the time of her retirement.

Sr MAUREEN McGUIRK RSM AM BLitt (Harvard) MEd LTCL
Principal Monte Saint Angelo 1973 - 1993
Member of AHIGS 21 years
Early 1974 following change of AHIGS constitution, became observer.

JANIS MILBURN BA MEd PhD Dip Ed FACE
Headmistress New England Girls' School, Armidale,1 973 - 1989
Educated MLC Burwood, B.A. Sydney University majoring in English and History. Taught at number of state schools.
Completed M.Ed then Doctorate.
After time in London became tutor at Macquarie University 1965.
Senior English Mistress MLC 1969.
Conducted research into Girls' Secondary Education in NSW 1880-1930.
AHIGS Country representative 1985.
President AHIGS 1988 - 1989.

INA MILLER BA.
Headmistress, PLC Orange 1936 - 1969
Educated Melbourne University.
Senior History Mistress PLC Pymble 1932 - 1935
Headmistress 1936 PLC Orange to retirement in 1969.

SHEILA MORTON BSc MACE
Head Mistress, Meriden 1966 - 1984
Arrived from England to teach Biology at Meriden. Became Boarding Mistress.
Responsible for expanding curriculum, music and sporting activities to respond to the Wyndham Scheme. Interests include The National Trust, The Art Gallery, knitting and embroidery.

FAYE MORRIS-YATES BSc DipEd
Headmistress PLC Armidale - 1973
Sydney born, educated at Sydney University graduating in Science with honours in Mathematics. She had been Senior Mistress at PLC Orange and Senior Mistress at Abbotsleigh before appointment as Head at PLC Armidale, aged 43. She was one of the founders of the New England Educational Diagnostic Centre to help children with learning difficulties. She served on the Council of Armidale College of Advanced Education. Illness forced her resignation. She served on a part time basis of the Schools Commission.

PETER MOXHAM BA DipEd.
Principal, Kambala 1988 - May 1999
Educated at Knox Grammar School and Hurlstone Agricultural High School. Graduated from Sydney University in Arts and Diploma of Education. Taught in city and country government secondary schools. Head of History, The Kings School. History Co-ordinator Kambala prior to appointment as Principal.

MERRILEE ROBERTS BA. BEd FACE
Headmistress - Ascham Term 3, 1962 - 1972
Educated at Abbotsleigh and the University of Sydney.
During W.W.II worked with de Havilland Aircraft.
Deputy SCEGGS Moss Vale, Headmistress Newcastle Girls' Grammar School.
Fellow of Australian College of Education from 1970.
Member of Teachers' Guild Council and Chairman of Teacher Training committee.
After retirement conducted local history research and development of the educational philosophy of Mrs Margaret Bailey, who introduced the Dalton Plan to Australia. (Source -Australian College of Education Newsletter, December 1993)

FAITH PATTERSON AM BSc. (Hons) FACE
Headmistress, St Catherines' Waverley 1955 - 1987. Honours Science graduate from Sydney University. Taught Science and Geography in Government schools 1948 - 1951. Became Travelling Secretary for Inter-School Christian Fellowship in Newcastle area. Invited to become Headmistress of St.Catherines at 28. A huge building program was undertaken and enrolments grew from 200 to 900. Greatly valued her membership of AHIGS, especially the mentoring she received from Miss Margery Rooney of Launceston's Broadland House.

CYNTHIA PARKER OAM DipPE (Bedford)
Headmistress, Frensham 1968 - 1993
Graduate of Bedford College of Physical Education; previously Royal Academy of Dance scholar. Taught at East Ham Girls' Grammar School prior to appointment as games mistress and housemistress at Frensham. Returned to England to teach for two years at Sir John Cass and Redcoat School Stepney in the London dockland. Appointed to Frensham as Acting Headmistress for two years at 32 by the governors. Permanent appointment followed. She was able to use her administrative acumen to deal with both government bureaucracy and company structures, adapting to new economic climate.

MAVIS PRATER BA BSc DipEd
Headmistress, Canberra Church of England Girls' Grammar School 1962-1965
Educated at University of Western Australia
Mathematics Mistress at Ascham.
Headmistress of Annesley, Bowral

RUTH SHATFORD AM D de l'u (Stras) MA DipEd FRSA, FACE, MACEA JP
Principal, Tara 1980 - May 1999
Educated at St.George Girls' High Kogarah. Sydney University B.A. DipEd. Taught at Penshurst Girls' High;
Doctorial studies France; returned to St.George Girls' High briefly.
Deputy Principal MLC - 1984
Principal elect SCEGGS Wollongong 1977
Lecturer Milperra CAE
Principal International House, University of Sydney 1999
National Chairman AHISA 1992-1993

JOY YEO OAM
Principal, Roseville College 1984-1999

HEADS OF NEW SOUTH WALES INDEPENDENT GIRLS' SCHOOLS

* denotes AHIGS membership; L denotes Life Member

ABBOTSLEIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
* Mrs Judith Poole 2005-
*L Mrs Judith Wheeldon 1996 (August) - 2004
* Mrs Diane Nicholls 1988 - 1997
* Miss Kathleen McCreadie 1970 - 1987
* Miss Betty Archdale 1958 - 1970
* Miss Ruth Hirst 1954 - 1957
* Miss G. Gordon Everrett 1931 - 1954
Miss Dorothea Poole 1924 - 1930
Miss Margaret Murray 1913 - 1924
Miss Marian Clarke 1885 - 1913

ASCHAM SCHOOL

Mr Andrew Powell 2014

* Dr Helen Wright 2013 - 2013
* Mrs Louise Robert-Smith 2006-2012
* Miss Susan Preedy 2004 - 2005
* Mrs Rowena Danziger 1973 - 2004
*L Miss Merrilee Roberts 1962 - 1972
Miss Dorothy Whitehead 1949- 1961
Dr Hilda Rayward 1947-1948
Miss Margaret Bailey 1914-1946
Mr Herbert J Carter 1902-1914
Miss Marie Wallis (Founder) 1886-1902

BRIGIDINE COLLEGE, ST IVES 
* Mrs Jane Curran 2010 -
Mr Jonathon Byrne (Acting 2009 - 2010)
* Mrs Joanne Atkin 2006-2009
*L Mr John Bowie 1996 - 2005
Sr Angela Ryan 1994 -1995
Sr Joan Smith 1989-1993
Sr Helen Connolly 1980 (Acting)
Sr Anita Murray 1975-1989
Sr Val McKenna 1975
Sr Valentine McMahon 1971-1975
Sr Thomas Keating 1968-1970
Sr Theresita Bonser 1966-1967
Sr Lawrence Kinkead 1960-1965
Sr Romauld Walz 1954-1959

CALROSSY ANGLICAN SCHOOL
* Mrs Elisabeth Jackson 2002-
* Mrs Elisabeth Jackson (Acting) 2001
* Mr Graham Hilder 1989 2001 (deceased)
Rev Peter Smart 1976-1988
Miss Frances Stacey 1968-1976
Miss Winifred Wetherell 1961-1968
Miss Audrie Stafford Smith 1952-1961
Miss Rita Allen (Acting) 1951
Miss Gwendoline Horton 1941-1951
Miss Annie Parr 1930-1940
Mrs Annie Dannevig 1927-1929
Miss Sidney Warren 1926
Miss Muriel Hammond 1926
Miss Katharine Bedford 1922-1925
Miss Florence Suiter 1921
Miss Mathilde Stockfield 1919-1921

CANBERRA GIRLS' GRAMMAR SCHOOL (formerly Canberra Church of England Girls' Grammar School)
* Mrs Anne Coutts 2011 -
* Ms Susan Just 2005-2010
Mrs Jane Pelvin 2004 (Acting)
Mrs Elizabeth Gilbert 2003-2004 (Acting)
* Mrs Alyson Groom 2000 - 2004
* Mrs Elizabeth McKay 1985-1999 (admitted to AHIGS 1993)
Mrs Elizabeth McKay 1984 (Acting)
* Dr Helen Granowski 1980 - 1984 (now Revd)
* Mrs Jennifer Shaw 1974-1979
* Mr Donald V. Selth 1971-1973
* Miss Evelyn Heath 1966-1970
*L Miss Mavis Prater June 1962-1965
Miss Isabel Masters 1947-May 1962
Mrs Doris Laity 1947 (Acting)
Miss Una Mitchell 1937-1947
Miss Bessie Tomson Forster 1934-1937
Note: CGGS marks its beginnings from St Gabriel's Canberra founded in 1926


DANEBANK

* Mrs Maryanne Davis 2010-
*L Miss Rosalyn Bird 1988-2009
* Mrs Carole Tisdell 1975-1987
* Mrs Joyce Cowell 1952-1974 (admitted to AHIGS 1968)
Dr Olga Wilson 1951-1953
Miss Edith Roseby Ball 1933-1950

FRENSHAM
* Ms Julie Gillick July 2000 -
* Miss Anne Schavemaker 1994-2000
*L Miss Cynthia Parker 1968-1993
Mrs Catherine Sandberg 1965-1967
*L Miss Phyllis Bryant 1938-1965
* Miss Winifred West 1913-1938

KAMBALA

Mrs Debra Kelliher 2014 -

* Mrs Margaret White 2000- 2014
Mr Roderick West 1999 (Interim Head)
*L Mr Peter Moxham 1988-1999
* Mrs Barbara Monk 1985-1987
*L Miss Joyce Gibbons 1966-1984  (2002 deceased)
*L Miss Fifi Hawthorne 1933-1966 (1986 deceased)
* Mrs Flora Stewart 1927-1932
* {Miss Minnie Roseby 1914-1926
* {Miss Clara Roseby 1914-1927
{Miss Louise Gurney 1887-1914
{Mlle Augustine Soubeiran 1891-1914

KINCOPPAL - ROSE BAY
* Mrs Hilary Johnston-Croke 2005-
*L Mr Christopher Faisandier 1991-2005
*L Sr Anne McGrath 1975-1990

LORETO KIRRIBILLI

Mrs Anna Dickinson 2014 -

* Ms Janet Freeman 1999 - 2013
* Sr Anne Kelly 1993-1999
* Sr Margaret Honner 1986 - 1992
* Sr Mary Wright 1981 - 1985
* Sr Jeanne Cover 1972 - 1981
* Sr Anne Anderson 1971 (Associate)
* Sr Noni Mitchell 1970 (Associate)
* Sr Juliana Coughlin 1966 - 1969
* Sr Angela Quill 1959 - 1965
Sr Jude Lane 1957-1958
Sr Miriam Nowotny 1955-1956
Sr Emilian Cowden 1949-1954
Sr Mechitilde Farrell 1942-1948
Sr Canice Woods 1938-1942
Sr Rita Nolan 1932-1937
Sr Elizabeth Forbes 1925-1929
Sr Eulalia Hyland 1920 - 1925

LORETO NORMANHURST
* Ms Barbara Watkins 2008 -
* Dr Leonie Degenhardt 1995 - 2008
* Sr Denise Demarchelier 1989 - 1993
* Sr Dian Stuart 1982 - 1988
* Sr Maureen Saunders 1976 - 1981 (Observer)
* Sr Diedre Rofe 1971 - 1975 (Observer)
* Sr Jeanne Cover 1968 - 1970 (Associate)
* M. Josephine Little 1965 - 1967
* M. Miriam Nowotny 1957 - 1964
M. Rosario North 1946 - 1956
M. Antoinette Hayden 1943 - 1945
M. Thomas Farley 1942 - 1943
M. Judith Sullivan 1940 - 1942
M. Joseph Michael Ritchie 1939
M. Eulalia Hyland 1935 - 1938

MERIDEN
* Dr Julie Greenhalgh 2007-
*L Mrs Denise Thomas 2006 - (Interim Head)
* Mrs Carolyn Blanden 2003- 2006
*L Mrs Denise Thomas 1985 - 2002
*L Miss Sheila Morton 1966-1984
Miss Joy Fox 1961-1965
Miss Evelyn James 1959-1961
Miss Eleanor Colborne 1958 (Acting)
Miss Elsie Hannam 1941-1957
Miss Grace Overy 1926-1940
Miss Bertha Turner 1908-1925
Mrs Jeannie Monckton 1897-1908

MONTE SANT' ANGELO
* Ms Catherine Alcock 2004-
* Mrs Beverley Johnson 2000 - 2003
* Sr Sharon Price 1994-1999
*L Sr Maureen McGuirk 1973-1994 (full member 1983)
* Sr M. Baptista Rankin 1947- 1972 (Associate member from 1961)
Sr M. Clement Flanagan 1923-1946
Sr M. Ambrose Geary 1912-1922
Mother M. Patrick Holloway 1911-1912
Mother M. Aloysius Casey 1908-1911
Mother M. Gertrude McLaughlin 1902-1908
Mother M. Aloysius Casey 1896-1902
Mother M. Stanislaus Real 1893-1896
Mother M. Ignatius McQuoin 1875-1885

MOUNT ST BENEDICT
* Ms Maria Pearson 2008-

MLC SCHOOL
* Ms Denice Scala 2011 -
* Mrs Barbara Stone 1990-2011
*L Rev Ken Cornwell 1973-1989 (deceased 26 Feb 2009)
* Dr Alice Whitley 1960-1972
* Dr Gladys Wade 1941-1959
* Miss Mabel Sutton 1912-1940
Miss Jessie Heatherington 1909-1912
Miss Minnie Wearne 1887-1909
Miss E Shiels 1886-1887

NEGS (New England Girls' School)
*
Mr Clive Logan 2013
Mr Ian Downs 2012
* Mr Peter Hodge 2012- 2012
* Mr Ian Downs April 2009- 2011
* Mr Mark Harrison 2007- (April) 2009
* Dr Rebecca Ling 2004 - 2006
*L Mrs Denise Thomas 2004 (Interim Head)
* Mrs Helen Tebilcock 2000-2004
* Mrs Anna Abbott 1990-2000
*L Dr Jan Milburn 1973-1989
Miss Yvonne Grubb 1969-1972
Miss Loyalty Howard 1959-1969
Miss Ethel Colebrook 1939-1959
Miss Nona Dumolo 1925-1939
Miss Juliet Lyon 1918-1925
Miss Clarinda Murray 1913-1917
Miss Margaret Murray 1907-1913
Miss May Bird 1907
Miss Florence Green 1815-1907

OLMC PARRAMATTA

Mr Stephen Walsh

* Mrs Kitty Guerin 2004- 2013
Sr Ailsa Mackinnon 1990-2004
Sr Janet Woods 1978-1989
Sr Edith Angel 1965-1977
Sr Mary Gonzaga Stanley 1946-1964
Mother Mary Alphonsus Stanley 1934-1945
Mother Mary Frances Kearney 1909-1933
Mother Mary Alacoque Kavanagh and Mother Mary Clare Dunphy 1889-1908

PLC ARMIDALE
* Dr Paul Burgis 2011 -
* L Dr William McKeith 2006 - 2010
* Mrs Judith White 2003-2005
Mr Roderick West 2002 (Acting)
* Dr Ness Goodwin 2000-2002
* Mrs Carole Tisdell 1997- 1999
* Mrs Rosalyn Lindsay 1989-1997
* Miss Frances Parsons 1979-1989
*L Mrs Faye Morris-Yates 1971-1978
Miss Dorothy Knox (Acting) 1969-1971
Miss Catherine McLean 1963-1968
Miss D Joan Humby 1959-1962
Miss E. Jean McColl 1954-1958
Miss Kathleen Buchan 1952-1953
Miss C. Ashworth 1942-1951
Dr Helen Wilkie 1938-1941
Miss Anthea Collis Tendall 1910-1938

PLC SYDNEY
* Dr Paul Burgis 2011 -
* L Dr William McKeith 1986- 2010
Mrs Rosemary Moffat (Acting) 1985
* Miss Patricia Dyson 1978-1985
Miss Norma Brown 1977
* Miss Freda Whitlam 1958-1976
* Miss Eunice Macindoe 1946-1956
* Dr Helen Wilkie 1942-1945
* Miss Mary Hamilton 1932-1941
Miss Anna Drennan (Acting) 1929-1931
Dr E. Neil McQueen 1920-1929
Dr John Marden 1888-1919

PYMBLE LADIES COLLEGE (Presbyterian Ladies' College, Pymble until 1977)
* Mrs Vicki Waters Sept. 2007-
*L Mrs Gillian Moore 1989 - Sept. 2007
*L Miss Jeanette Buckham 1967- 1989
*L Miss Dorothy Knox 1936-1967
* Miss Grace Macintosh 1933-1936
* Miss Nancy Jobson 1922-1933
Miss G. Gordon Everett 1920-1921
Dr John Marden 1916 - 1920

QUEENWOOD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Ms Erica Thomas (Acting) 2013

* Mr James Harpur 2008- 2013
*L Mrs Kem Bray 1996-2008
*L Mrs Judith Wheeldon 1987-1996
Mrs Alison Stalley 1982-1986
* Miss Violet Medway 1942-1982
Miss Beatrice Rennie 1932-1941
Miss Grace Lawrance 1925-1932

RAVENSWOOD SCHOOL
* Ms Vicki Steer 2005-
*L Mrs Lorraine Smith 1993-2004
* Miss Coral Dixon 1987-1992
*L Miss Phyllis Evans 1962-1986
* Kathleen Crago 1932-1961
Miss Francis Craig 1928-1931
Miss Clarice Ashworth 1927-1928
Miss Ethelwyn Potts 1926
Miss Mabel Fidler 1901-1925

ROSEVILLE COLLEGE
* Mrs Megan Krimmer - 2012
* Dr Briony Scott 2006- 2011
* Mrs Elaine Collin 2000- 2006
*L Mrs Joy Yeo 1984-1999
* Mrs Mary Richardson 1972-1984
* Mrs Mavis Honey 1959-1972
* Miss E. McMaster Horner 1952-1958
* Miss Cynthia Rogers 1947-1952
* Miss Isobel Davies 1908-1947

SAINT PATRICK'S COLLEGE
*
Ms Sue Lennox 2013

SCEGGS DARLINGHURST
* Ms Jenny Allum 1996-
*L Miss Diana Bowman 1978-1995
*L Miss Barbara Chisholm 1947-1977
* Miss Dorothy Wilkinson 1920-1947
* Miss Edith Badham 1895-1920 Foundation Head of Assoc of Headmistresses

ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL WAVERLEY
* Dr Julie Townsend 2010-
* Mrs Lynne Stone 2001-2009
* Mrs Jo Karaolis 1988-2000
*L Miss Faith Patterson 1955-1987
* Mrs Una Fitzhardinge 1950-1954
* Miss Ella Mitchell 1948-1949
* Mrs Isabel Hall 1935-1947
* Miss Ellen Lenthall 1903-1934
Miss Charlotte Fox 1895-1903
Miss Rebecca Darling 1891-1895
Miss Helen Phillips 1884-1890
Miss Law (Lady Superintendent) 1860-1883
Miss Loftus (Lady Superintendent) 1856-1860
Mrs Jane Barker (Founder) 1856

ST CLARE'S WAVERLEY (left the membership end of 2012)
* Mrs Terri Hirschhorn 2007- 2012
Sr Louise Hume (Acting) 2006-2007
* Ms Catherine Rae 2004-2006
* Mrs Kitty Guerin 1999 -2004
Sr Janet Heath 1988-1997
Mrs Elizabeth Brogan 1986-1987
Mr Geoffrey Newcombe 1983-1985
Sr Carmel O'Sullivan 1964-1982
Mother Gabriel Claverie 1936-1963
Sr M. Leontia Reid 1921-1935
Sr Francis Maloney (dates unavailable)
Mother Anthony Watters 1889
Sr M. Teresa Lawless 1884-1888

ST VINCENT'S COLLEGE
* Ms Fay Gurr 2009 -
* Ms Michele Hugonnet 2002- 2008
* Miss Caroline Duhigg 1995-2001
Sr Margaret Berne 1984-1993
Sr Maria Wheeler 1977-1983
Sr Mildred Carroll 1970-1976
Sr Marion Corless 1962-1969
Sr Genevieve Campbell 1961
Sr Amadeus Paine 1960
Sr Joan Jurd 1956-1959
Sr Isabel Waldron 1951-1955
Sr Laurence Young 1950
Sr Peter Fenessy 1949
Sr Marion Corless 1945-1948
Sr Maria Joseph hegarty 1944
Sr Francis Jerome Donovan 1938-1943
Sr Carmella Kissane 1937
Sr Dympna Bruton 1926-1936
Sr Joachim Burns 1923-1925
Sr Benedicta Martin 1921-1922
Sr Kevin Purtell 1912-1920
Sr Gerard Ryan 1897-1912
Sr Ursula Brutin 1882-1896
Sr Frances McGuigan 1865-1881
Sr Aloysius Raymond 1858-1864

SANTA SABINA
* Dr Maree Herrett 2013 -
* Ms Kate Clancy 2007- 2012
* Sr Judith Lawson 1987- 2007
Sr Rosemary Lewin 1980-1986
Sr Delma Richardson (Sr M. Leo) 1974-1979
Sr Mary Britt (Sr M. Reginald) 1971-1972
Sr Diana Woods (Sr M. Julie) 1973
Sr Anne Banfield (Sr M. Joseph) 1968-1970
Sr Diana Woods (Sr M. Julie) 1965-1967
Mother M. St Luke McKervey 1961-1964
Mother M. St John Hewitt 1954-1960
Mother M. Philippa Byrne 1936-1941
Mother M. Concepta O'Donohue 1931-1935
Mother M. Benignus Baker 1930
Mother M. Gonsalvo Byrne 1925-1929
Mother M. Philippa Byrne 1923-1924
Mother M. Teresa Casey 11914-1922
Mother M. Pius Collins 1907-1913
Mother M. Bertrand Walsh 1901-1906
Mother M. Pius Collins 1895-1900
Mother M. Bertrand Walsh 1894

TARA
* Mrs Susan Middlebrook 2009-
*L Mrs Carol Bowern 2000-2008
Miss Norma Boston (Acting Principal) 1999 (May-December)
*L Dr Ruth Shatford 1980-1999 (May)
* Mrs Joy Parker 1974-1979 (deceased Nov 2008)
* Miss Margaret Macdonald 1971-1973
* Miss Helen Claridge 1959-1971
Mrs Nancy (Katharine) Buck 1950-1959
Mrs Olga Phelps Wilson 1950
Mrs Jessie (Joy) Hall Young 1946-1950
Miss Joan Waugh 1897-1946

TANGARA
* Dr Katrina George 2013
* Dr Marie-Therese Gibson 1995- 2013
Ms Mary Rose Pintado 1991-1994
Ms Suzanne Cory 1982-1990

WENONA
* Dr Briony Scott 2011 -
* Dr Kerrie Wilde 2008-2010
*L Mrs Denise Thomas (Interim Head) April - December 2007
* Mrs Margaret Hadley 1995- April 2007
* Miss Barbara Jackson 1967-1994
* Miss Frances M. Mills 1964-1966
* Miss Edith M. Ralston 1920-1963
Miss Dorothy Messiter Feb-June 1920
Miss Edith Hooke 1913-1920
1886-1913 (founder Woodstock)

SCHOOLS NOW CLOSED OR AMALGAMATED

PLC GOULBURN
* Miss Jeanette Buckham 1956-1966

PLC ORANGE
Miss I Taylor 1970-
*L Miss Ina Miller (July) 1936-1969
*L Miss Dorothy Knox 1932-June 1936
1928-1931

SCEGGS REDLANDS
Mrs Foote 1974-1976
Mrs I Humphrey 1944-1973
Mrs E Arundel 1934-1941
Ella Stack 1924-1933
* Nona Dumolo 1917-1939
1911-1925

SCEGGS WOLLONGONG
Dr Ruth Shatford 1979 elect
Mrs Marriott 1975-(Acting)
Mrs Woodhouse 1970-1974
Miss Kathleen McCredie 1955-1969

SCEGGS MOSS VALE
Rev Colin Clark 1972-1974
Valerie Horniman 1965-1972
Jean Turnbull 1960-1965
Mary Graham 1953-1959
Violet Baddams 1945-1952
Miss J Steel 1939-1944
Muriel Hammond 1926-1939
Constance Smith 1907-1926
Isabella Layley 1906-1906

ST LUKES ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
(School amalgamated with Peninsula Anglican Boys School and
Roseby Preparatory School to form St Lukes Grammar School)
* Mrs Daphne McAdam 1988-1992
Mrs Margaret Douglas 1961-1987 AHIGSA 1981