heritage Category Archive

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 

Rose Farewell Continues Tradition

Strathcona’s Rose Assembly features in this week’s Progress Leader. Prep student Georgia presents Year 12 student and Deputy School Captain Julia Tanton with a rose, … more 

High Praise for High Tea

by Vivian Chen and Morgan Macleod-Finke, Music Captains On Sunday 26 July, the Strathcona Friends of Music, in conjunction with the Music Department, hosted two High … 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