Green House History

Green House is named after Bishop A V Green. He had studied at the University of Melbourne and, after entering the priesthood, rose to the position of Archdeacon of Ballarat. He became Bishop of Armidale in 1894 – the first Australian theological student raised to the episcopate.In the morning of 15 May that year he was enthroned in St Peter’s Cathedral. Following the service, many of those present, along with others, went on to attend the celebrations to mark the opening of the New England Proprietary School (later re-named The Armidale School).
Declaring the School open was the new bishop’s first official task and one, he said, which ‘gave him the greatest possible pleasure’.

He gave sound leadership to the School in its early years and played an active part in its development. In 1901 Green left Armidale to return to Ballarat as bishop of that diocese. His sister, Miss Florence Green, established the New England Girls’ School (NEGS) in 1895.