Ravenswood School for Girls, Uniting Church Girls' School, Sydney

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Ravenswood School for Girls, Uniting Church Girls' School, Sydney

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Ravenswood
  • Formerly Ravenswood Methodist Ladies' College (until 1977)


  • Educational

Zone du contact


School Archivist



Adresse physique

Henry Street, Gordon




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 9498 9898


02 9498 9999


Zone de description


Ravenswood School for Girls is an independent, Uniting Church, day and boarding school for Kindergarten to Year 12 girls, situated in Gordon. Established in 1901 by Mabel Fidler, Ravenswood caters for approximately 1100 students. The school offers both Higher School Certificate and International Baccalaureate credentials.

In January 1901 Miss Mabel Fidler commenced classes in a schoolroom built adjacent to her home ‘Ravenswood’, in Gordon. Many of her Ravenswood students went on to university, obtaining degrees in Medicine, Science and Arts at a time when female graduates were rare.

In 1925, the Methodist Church purchased the school ensuring its future and reinforcing the Christian philosophy. The school worked under the control of the Methodist Ladies College, Burwood, and introduced boarding in 1935. Ravenswood became independent in 1946 and then under single control in 1949.

Ravenswood has been a Uniting Church school since 1977 with the joining of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches. The school is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools (AHIGS).

The school’s history: Ravenswood – Educating Girls 1901-2001 by Marjorie Binns, was published in 2001. Copies are available from the Ravenswood Archives Office. Contact archives@ravenswood.nsw.edu.au for more information.

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Ravenswood has resolved to collect records of its own staff and students, and memorabilia about the school from its Alumni.



Staff and student records, all school publications, achievement awards, trophies and memorabilia, uniforms, photographs and oral history recordings.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open Tuesday to Wednesday 8.30am-4pm.
Closed in school holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Advance notice of a visit is required.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Contact the Archivist.

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 19 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Loisirs et sports (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Henry Street, Gordon
Sydney, New South Wales 2072