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Our Alumni are a diverse group of individuals who live and work across the globe and have interesting stories to tell about their time at PLC Sydney, as well as their journeys after graduation. 

Many have made, and continue to make, their mark and achieve excellence in a variety of fields such as business, medicine, arts, government and the not for profit sector. Others continue to learn, discover, lead, create, innovate and make a difference not only in the lives of their families but also in their wider communities. Here are just some of their stories.


  • Millicent Baxter (nee Brown, 1906) – Pacifist and Peace activist
  • Sybil Enid Vera Munro Morrison (nee Gibbs,1912) – first female Barrister to practice in New South Wales
  • Jessie Aspinall (1930) – first female junior Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Marie Byles (1916) – first practising female Solicitor in New South Wales
  • Olive Rose Fitzhardinge (nee McMaster, 1898)  – breeder of heritage tea roses and patented 12 varieties in 1930s
  • Susan Fraser (nee Dorsch,1951) – first female Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sydney
  • Elizabeth Webby AM (Loader, 1958) – Emeritus Professor Australian Literation, University of Sydney
  • Carolyn Simpson (1963) – Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Kerry Nettle (1991) – Former Australian Senator 
  • Margaret Pomeranz AM (nee Owen, 1961) – Film critic and TV host
  • Kathleen Cuningham (nee Clouston, 1915) – Pioneer in Breast Cancer research

Others continue to learn, discover, lead, create, innovate and make a difference not only in the lives of their families but also in their wider communities. Here are just some of their stories.

Graduate Stories


Remembering Freda Whitlam, address by Jane Smyth (nee Daly)
22 Feb 2018
Address by Jane Smyth, PLC Sydney, 1 September, 2018
The Schroers
Anne Schroers (nee Teo) is working hard to help end world poverty
22 Feb 2018
Microlend Australia helps people who earn less than $2.50/day by giving them a small loan to create their own profitable business
Patricia Lawson OAM
Patricia Lawson OAM
20 Feb 2018
Patricia Lawson OAM for service to the community and advocate for women's rights.
Nina Funnell, 2017 Walkley Award winner
23 Nov 2017
Nina Funnell, class of 2001, was awarded a Walkley Our Watch Award for Best Journalism Campaign of the Year (with Eryk Bagshaw from the Sydney Morning Herald) for their continued reporting on cover up ...
Johanna Bell wins the 2017 Book of the Year; Early Childhood
21 Aug 2017
Johanna Bell, 1999 School Captain, has won the 2017 early childhood Book of the Year, for 'Go Home, Cheeky Animals!' - a funny, uplifting and beautifully written tale about family, home and place.
Katie Higgins, breaks the mould
22 May 2017
Katie Higgins, class of 2012, is a member of the Australian Defence Force and a terrific example of women breaking the mould in what is still considered a very masculine world.
Professor Katherine Belov plays Devils' Advocate
14 Nov 2016
Professor Katherine Belov, class of 1991, is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University of Sydney
Dr Robyn Grote awarded a Churchill Fellowship
14 Nov 2016
Dr Robyn Grote (nee Robyn Whitaker), class of 1971, has recently been awarded a Churchill Fellowship for her work in physical rehabilitation.
Kate graduates from WAPPA
14 Nov 2016
Kate Betcher, class of 2013, had a stellar Drama career at PLC Sydney. Now, she has graduated from WAPPA.
Sport Hockey 4
Kaitlin takes on the world
11 Oct 2016
Kaitlin Nobbs, class of 2015, has been selected for the Junior World Cup Hockey Squad.
Unstoppable Jessica Lim
24 Aug 2016
Jessica Lim, class of 2010, is co-founder of the Lucy Cavendish Children’s Literature Society that celebrates the rich heritage of children’s literature.
Greater than Gold
25 Jul 2016
After achieving the height of sporting glory, Annabelle Williams, class of 2006, continues to live the Olympic dream as the in-house lawyer for the Australian Olympic Committee.

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