Strathfield Girls’ High School
In Australia, in suburban Sydney, the girls' school at Strathfield has celebrated its golden jubilee. Homebush Intermediate High School started in 1926 under the charge of Miss Mewkill. The school flourished and at the start of 1953, the Headmistress, Mrs Woodhouse, the staff and girls were transferred to the newly opened Strathfield Girls’ High School.
Together Towards Tomorrow
The Former Students and Staff Association of Strathfield Girls’ High School and Homebush Girls’ Intermediate High School, abbreviated to FSSA, was established on 20 February 2004.
The latest Lampada (Issue 57) was posted out to paying members in February 2018. If you are interested in receiving a copy or have an article, an obituary or other news to publish in it, please email Selga at Gmail
The vision of SGHS FSSA is to provide a continuous bridge between the current student and staff body of SGHS and the former students and staff. The principal aim of the association is to establish a fund to help current students of SGHS. The second aim is to be a vehicle for keeping track of former students and staff to aid in the organisation of reunions.
The students and staff of Homebush Girls’ Intermediate High School (HIHS) from 1926 to 1952 and of Strathfield Girls’ High School (SGHS) from 1953 onwards as well as anyone interested in the school are invited to become Members of FSSA.
After each meeting a newsletter, LAMPADA, has been mailed out to those who have joined the FSSA.
Below is a registration form and the newsletter published by FSSA (Former Students and Staff Association). Print and fill in this form to be on the database, either as a paid up member of FSSA or just to register your details for reunions and for keeping in touch with other school friends.
Enquiries may be made by mail to
For all electronic enquiries, replies, class photographs or just to say hello, please email Selga at Gmail
Homebush Intermediate High School, HIHS (How I Hate School), started in 1926 and transferred to Strathfield Girls’ High School, SGHS (Some Girls Hate School), in 1953. Toujours en avant, or always advancing, became vitae lampada tradite, or pass on the torch of life. Uniforms changed from navy to grey and a fourth house, Bates, was added to the existing three: Chisholm, Macarthur and Scott.
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1 March 2018
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