Philanthropy at Work
Since 1991 the SCEGGS Trust has raised over $8 million through the generous gifts of Old Girls, current, future and past parents together with other friends of SCEGGS. The SCEGGS Trust has established the Shining Light Program which raises funds for the SCEGGS Scholarship Fund, the Building Fund and the Endowment Fund. This philanthropic support has enabled SCEGGS to complete the following projects:
Most recently the SCEGGS Trust raised just under $5 million for the new Joan Freeman Science, Art and Technology Centre. This outstanding facility provides state of the art facilities for new teaching and learning experiences together with a cafeteria, multi-purpose hall and attractive communal space for the girls.
The initial refurbishment of the heritage listed SCEGGS Great Hall. This beautiful building in St Peter's Lane is now home to many school functions, including whole school assemblies, Easter and Christmas Services and musical and drama performances.
The construction of the Centenary Sports Hall Complex. The Sports Hall provides space for both indoor and outdoor activities and allows for two classes to run indoors simultaneously with the provision of a central divider. It has a dedicated weights and fitness area offering early morning fitness classes to students. It is a much sought after venue for sporting bodies.
The refurbishment of The Old Girls’ Building. The Old Girl's Building, one of the main teaching blocks within the school, has 12 new classrooms accommodating Year 6 and secondary school classes. It is equipped with the latest computer and audiovisual technology including, in some classrooms, Interactive Whiteboards.
The refurbishment of the Wilkinson Senior Studies Centre for Years 11 and 12. Students and teachers appreciate having an environment that is conducive to individual and group study and dedicated to Senior student use. The centre is cleverly equipped with classrooms, an area for relaxation as well as offering cubicles for private study.
The completion of a new Primary School. The Barbara Chisholm Primary School was officially opened in 2003. It is a state-of-the-art facility bringing together function and design for Kindergarten through to Year 6.
The completion of the Diana Bowman Performing Arts Centre. The Centre has dedicated music classrooms, soundproofed studios for instrument and singing tuition and has easy access to the SCEGGS Great Hall for music performances.
Essential for our Future
The work of the SCEGGS Trust is pivotal in assisting SCEGGS Darlinghurst to meet the goals of the School. Our 2020 Vision document outlines the milestones, the challenges and the commitments of SCEGGS which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can download a copy of 2020 Vision here.
We value all gifts which are given to SCEGGS and acknowledge the generosity and support of past and present benefactors. Many thousands of girls have benefited from a SCEGGS education and we are proud that each generation has always had a strong sense of community and continues to contribute for our future SCEGGS girls.
Our grateful thanks go to each and everyone who has given to SCEGGS and we encourage everyone in the school community to share our passion and commitment for SCEGGS.
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