In May 2021, the SCEGGS Trust launched the Light Her Path campaign which will allow the school to redevelop Wilkinson House and expand our scholarship program.
Our goal for 2021 is to raise at least $12 million to contribute to the redevelopment of Wilkinson House. Originally named Gwydir Flats when it was completed in 1928, Wilkinson House was a residential apartment building designed by celebrated Sydney architect Emil Sodersten. It was renamed Wilkinson House when it was acquired by SCEGGS in 1962 and converted into our Boarding House and later classrooms. The School’s continuing association with Wilkinson House will be secured for future generations with the proposed refurbishment, which will rejuvenate a much-loved building and help to preserve the legacy of Emil Sodersten.
The winning re-design of Wilkinson House has been developed by the Smart Design Studio headed by creative director William Smart and is breathtaking. William’s vision gracefully melds the heritage of Wilkinson House with the features of cutting-edge Australian architecture to create imaginative, light spaces that draw in the cityscape.
Over the next three years, the SCEGGS Trust aims to raise $20 million for the “Light Her Path” campaign in total, with the additional $8 million being raised to expand our means-tested scholarships at SCEGGS, which will include extending our Indigenous Program into the Primary School.