Primary contactMeta Street, Croydon
Sydney, New South Wales 2132
PLC Sydney was founded in 1888 as a day and boarding school for girls and now caters for students from pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. It is associated with the Presbyterian Church of Australia in New South Wales.
When the college opened, it was the first school in New South Wales to be established by the Presbyterian Church. The College’s first classes began at Fernlea, a ‘gentleman’s residence’ in Ashfield.
In 1891, the college moved to Shubra Hall in Croydon. The now iconic hall was once the home of Anthony Hordern III, of the Hordern department store dynasty.
During the Depression and World War II years, growth slowed and the college moved to temporary premises in Strathfield so that a RAAF radar unit could operate from the Croydon campus. In 1946 the college returned to the Croydon campus and enrolments increased. New facilities were built to ensure that a high level of instruction was maintained.