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We are honoured to have the generous support of many families and old scholars all of whom should be proud of the impact of their giving.

Our most recent campaign raised more than $6 million in support of the School’s largest and most ambitious building project in its history – The Shipsters Road building for Middle School Art, Science and Technology. The impressive new facility opened its doors to students on Monday 22 July 2019.

The Shipsters Road building for Middle School Art, Science and Technology

Thanks to the very generous support of the Pembroke community and more than 800 individual gifts, this project is a true demonstration of what is possible when the community comes together.

Significant gifts to the building include:

  • Jin Bridge
    The bridge connecting the King’s Campus with the building
  • Game Studio
    Art studio
  • The Balnaves Enterprise Hub
    Art enterprise space
  • Balnaves Place
    Ground and first floor atrium space
  • Opus 722
    Sculpture By Robert Klippel, kindly donated by Neil Balnaves AO (old scholar '62)

Con­tribut­ing that lit­tle bit extra towards the Pem­broke Build­ing Fund just makes log­i­cal sense to us with our daugh­ters already ben­e­fit­ing from the School’s fore­sight to pur­chase the Ship­sters Road prop­er­ty and build a STEM-focused facil­i­ty. I know the School is car­ry­ing some debt on the pur­chase and build, so any con­tri­bu­tion helps the School pay off the debt that lit­tle bit faster. 

David & Alex Dall, Current Parents

How Your Support Helps

Major philanthropic support from our community, and from those who have generously left gifts to the School in their will has helped to advance a diverse range of programs, opportunities and initiatives including those listed below:

Grounds and Buildings

  • 1993 – The Diana Medlin Junior School
  • 1994 – The John Moody Technology Centre
  • 1998 – The Senior School Resource Centre
  • 2002 – The D.D. Harris Wing Campbell House (D.D. Harris Bequest)
  • 2004 – The Middle School Resource Centre
  • 2009 – The Girton Arts Precinct including the Dorothy Yates Hall (Dorothy Loughhead Bequest)
  • 2016 – Old Watulunga Environmental Learning Centre

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

  • Pembroke Community Scholarship
    Full tuition for a student experiencing financial hardship or adverse personal circumstances
  • Scholarship for the Love of Learning in the IB
    For students wishing to study the IB Diploma who would otherwise be unable to access a Pembroke education
  • Indulkaninna Foundation Scholarship
    Offers remission on boarding fees
  • The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program
    Scholarships and leadership opportunities for young Indigenous Australians, with a focus on Indigenous youth from remote or regional communities, granted in partnership with The Smith Family
  • Margaret Sellars Scholarship
    Full tuition for two students from rural Australia
  • The Hope Crampton Endowed Annual Scholarship
  • (Hope Crampton bequest) presented every year since 1995
  • The Margaret Davey Trust Fund (Margaret Davey bequest)
    Supporting general education purposes by way of an annual income
  • Bursaries
    For those experiencing short-term need due to disadvantage, health or financial distress
  • Awards
    Examples include: the Ross Family Leadership Medal, The Diana Medlin Award, The John Mayfield Award for IB students, the Enid Williss (OS) Ferrari Memorial Award for Excellence in Choral Music (Enid Willis bequest), The Colin and Kaye Michell Awards for Outstanding Leadership in the Service to the School for Boys and Girls (Colin Michell bequest) and the Margaret Meadows Award.

The Arts

  • The Margaret Bennett Year 12 Art Prizes to recognise exceptional artistic talent
  • ‘Generations in Jazz’ has been supported by the Foundation since 2014 to allow the annual attendance of 60 students
  • ‘The Unreel Film Festival’ has been supported by the Foundation since 2008


  • The Pembroke Equestrian and Pedal Prix Teams have been supported by the Foundation.


  • Pembroke and Marree Schools Exchange Program - supported by the Foundation since 1995
  • Pembroke has also benefited greatly from the receipt of bequest gifts in support of families with financial need, the gift of library books, and funds in support of the Senior School Resource Centre
  • The Ӱ Foundation provides support to the Pembroke Academy which exists to purposefully develop the professional capacity of all staff