Our archive is more than a collection of historic relics. It provides a living connection to our past and tells the ongoing story of the school.
The role of our archives is to select, conserve and administer the school’s records and artefacts, including documents, monographs, council minutes, photographs and other memorabilia. New items from former students, teachers and the wider school community are always welcomed.
PEGS Archives House is located at 74 Fletcher Street, Essendon, and is open only by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If you would like further information, please email our part-time Archivist or contact the school.
New Beginnings: 1973
With great hopes for its future, the first classes were held for Form 5 and Form 6 in 1973 at the new co-educational studies centre McNab House in 1973.
New Beginnings: 1963
The Essendon Grammar School yearly publication, The Triune1963, welcomed the new Principal, Rev H R (Bert) Stevens.
New Beginnings: 1933
1933 was the year that Penleigh Presbyterian Girls' School adopted the Black Watch tartan for school tunics, to be worn in conjunction with white shirt and dark navy blue tie. Students were urged to wear it proudly, in the spirit of "the Highlanders of old."
New Beginnings: 1923
In September 1923, the School Council of St Thomas’ Grammar School attempted to solve the School's space problem.
New Beginnings: 1893
At the end of 1892, after sixteen years as Principal of Carlton College, Mr Alexander Sutherland retired and handed the reins to his brother-in-law, Mr Thomas Gresham (Gresham) Robinson.