2018 marks the beginning of the SCOTS PGC College Centenary celebrations. A century ago in 1918, The Presbyterian Girls College (PGC) was established offering young girls a quality education within the beautiful surrounds of an historic property in Locke Street Warwick, fondly known as Glenbrae Homestead. One year later, across town on the banks of the Condamine River at Arranmore, The Scots College was founded providing the same quality education and boarding facilities for the region’s young men.
In 1970, some 50 years after its establishment, these two great colleges united to become the SCOTS PGC College — a co-educational day and boarding school, catering to families wanting to give their sons and daughters a fine education on the Southern Downs. The College has seen many wonderful accomplishments throughout its time. To kick off the centenary celebrations, students from the pipe band and rugby teams completed a special Centenary Tour to Scotland to experience the Scottish culture and compete in the European Pipe Band Championships. The trip was successful, with all students thoroughly enjoying their time and the Pipe Band placing sixth at the competition in Forres.
On Tuesday 14 August, the College hosted a Centenary Assembly to mark the 100th anniversary of the official opening of PGC. Past students and staff, along with the current student body and community joined the assembly to reflect and celebrate a century’s worth of SCOTS PGC memories. Past students shared their stories over a luncheon held in the college dining hall, which was followed by tours of Glenbrae Homestead.
SCOTS PGC College plans to hold a similar commemorative assembly for the SCOTS boys next year, which leads up to the grand finale event — the Centenary Gala Ball, which will be held in October 2019. The College invites all past students and staff to join in the celebrations. To find out more about the College’s Centenary calendar, visit the website.
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