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The history of the Strathcona Chapel

Next week, Strathcona will rededicate the Lyall Chapel, following refurbishment and the installation of a specially-commissioned artwork. Mr Lyall and wife Edith will be in … more 

Strathcona Farewells Early Student

Strathcona’s Principal and Student Leaders today attended the funeral of Winfred ‘Nance’ Morsby, who died on 28 February 2016, aged 95. Nance was a Canterbury … more 

Dreams of a Girls’ School

by Marise McConaghy, Principal We were pleased to welcome a number of special guests to our Foundation Day Service at St Dominic’s on Thursday 25 … more 

Happy 92nd Birthday, Strathcona

On Monday 8 February 2016, Strathcona celebrated its 92nd birthday. On this day in 1924, the School was formally registered. On Tuesday 12 February 1924, … more 

History of the Rose Assembly

by Diana Little, Strathcona Projects Officer On Wednesday 23 October 1985 Year 12 students were presented with a rose by Prep students for the first time … more 

Strathcona in 1943

Between 1924 and 1942, Strathcona was regarded as a truly independent school and was simply known as Strathcona Girls’ Grammar School. In late 1942, the … more