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Riversdale House

Riversdale House

Chevalier College began in 1946, with just 40 students, as a boarding and day school for boys.

Joined by 30 girls from Elm Court run by the Dominican sisters in Moss Vale, the College became truly coeducational in 1973.  There are now more than 1100 students enrolled at Chev.

In 2016 the college celebrated its 70th Anniversary. For some highlights through the decades…

1940s and 1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s

To mark the 70th Anniversary of Chevalier College, current Principal Chris McDermott re-enacted the iconic archival photo of the first Rector (Headmaster) Father Harry Reid msc welcoming the first Chevalier student at the steps of historic Riversdale House in 1946.

On 18 February 2016, to mark the momentous 70th Anniversary of Chevalier College, current Principal Chris McDermott re-enacted the iconic archival photo of the first Rector (Headmaster) Father Harry Reid msc welcoming the first Chevalier student at the steps of historic Riversdale House on 18 February 1946.

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